upcoming: Ready Making #3 – Sonic Affordances

Fachtagung zu performativer Klangkunst – READY MAKINGon the object-based know-how and auditory knowledge in sound performances

23. & 24. May 2021 Errant Sound & Flutgraben – no public access! – we will update here the detailed program with informations about streaming

The event format READY MAKING, curated by Janine Eisenächer and Steffi Weismann, is dedicated to the presentation and exploration of sonic actions on and with objects and materials. Selected performances and installations are assembled under a different thematic focus in each edition and discursively accompanied by lectures, artist talks and the dialogue-based video interviews “Mind the Sound”. After initially focusing on the objects themselves as co-performers and things with their own agency (#1) and subsequently on the materiality of sound spaces and spatial listening (#2), episode #3 discusses the aspect of affordance, the “offering character” of an object. Is it possible to speak of acoustic affordances? How do artists deal with it? How relevant is the playful handling of things and their misappropriation?

Part of the artistic research programme on May 23rd and 24th 2021 are the (composer-)performers Fernanda Farah and Christian Kesten (Berlin), Gwendoline Robin (Brussels), Gisela Hochuli, Valerian Maly and Klara Schilliger (Switzerland), and the sound and cultural scientist Holger Schulze (University of Copenhagen).

curators: Janine Eisenächer, Steffi Weismann; technical assistance & documentation: Julia Cremers

funded by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin (INM) and swiss arts council Pro Helvetia, supported by Errant Sound e.V.

Gwendoline Robin: Sous les lunes de Jupiter, Photo: Gaëlle Bourges

The title READY MAKING sets the art-historical concept of the ‘ready-made’ in motion and in sound-spatial performance. Musicians and performers enter into a tactile communication process with the objects and their acoustic properties and put them into relation with the actual space. The connection between “sound-practical action” (Elena Ungeheuer) and listening opens up a sensual-aesthetic and ecological-political space of perception and action. Based on this, with READY MAKING we would like to highlight and question the genre of sound performance as a model of listening co-existence for human-thing and human-space relations. The things are thereby actors and carriers of knowledge and cultural memory at the same time.

On Softmountains

On Softmountains is a series of four participatory seminars on the subject of ‘play’, taking place over Zoom. The different seminar topics function as departure points for conversations: to collectively consider the roles of curiosity, explore notions and potentials of boredom amidst constant catered experiences and consider improvisation as a counteract to an overdetermined productivist culture. 

Participants are welcomed to share experiences, questions and thoughts drawing from their own (artistic) practice and/or interests. 

On Softmountains will take place (digitally) at Errant Sound between 19 and 22 April, and is organised as part of a research project by Julia Cremers, Lena Kocutar and Daniel Viladrich Herrmannsdoerfer.

You are welcome to join us for (one of) the conversations. 

19 April 19:00 – 20:30 Practicing Boredom

What potential can boredom have in our contemporary culture? How can boredom co-exist with an experience-economy of curated events? This meeting will reflect on what potentialities lie within and after boredom.

20 April 18:30 – 20:00 Embodied Thinking 

While our digital devices can be considered to be extensions of the human body, they often limit spontaneous interactions and certain forms of improvised self expression. The embodied doodles of DAY Collective (Dorota Radzimirska & Yulia Ratman) utilize the body as an extension of a paper, during speechless performances that take place online. In this meeting, DAY Collective and other participants are welcomed to share their experiences and thoughts on embodied logic and decision making and reflect on wordless play. 

21 April 19:00 – 20:30 Abstract Playgrounds

From gamifying corporate activities to the design of social media platforms as addictive slot machines; these kinds of game design are becoming an integrated part of contemporary realities. At the same time, the abstract situations of computer- and board games can invite people into experimental and creative modes of thinking and exploration. This meeting will consider what happens when play becomes reality, while simultaneously exploring the creative possibilities of abstractions.

22 April 18:30 – 20:00 Improvisation and Imaginative Listening

This meeting will focus on a dialogue between sound and the imagination. How can playing with sonified objects open up new ways of relating to space and interaction with others? What role can playfulness have in the recording, performing and listening process? Participants are encouraged to share their own questions regarding sound, sonification and play. 

Interested in participating? Send an email to contact[at]errantsound.net with the topic ‘Seminar On Softmountains’.

Berlin School of Sound / Errant Sound Radio #4

Journal Brasilis
Radio Show produced by Laura Mello and Vanessa De Michelis
Tue
  02.02.21  20:00 (Berlin) 16:00 (Brasília)
for Berlin School of Sound / Errant Sound Radio
live stream on fr-bb
or https://piradio.de/
and on 88.4 FM in Berlin and 90.7 FM in Potsdam

Sonic Recordings are not disembodied and impartial art works, they hold not only the sound matter, but also our context, as listeners. The year 2020 was a strange one: while most people tried to stay at home, wherever that was, others attempted to support their families and reach ‘homes’ elsewhere.
In December and January 2020/21, Laura and Vanessa travelled 13,000 km back to Brazil after years as expats in Austria, Germany and the UK. How have their sonic perceptions changed and have been influenced by migration experiences? They collected recordings, writings and voice notes on what they had heard and deliberated during this period. For the production of the radio show, they inspired each other daily through the exchange of recordings and writings between Belo Horizonte, Blumenau and Vienna. The result is a cut-up radio journal with recordings, associations and commentaries on their experiences with life in and between Brazil, Germany, England and Austria.
Starting from this perspective, the radio piece brings the global south to vibrate on Berlin School of Sound / Errant Sound Radio. This podcast combines documentary and artistic perspectives making use of sound as a medium in its various formats: sound art, field recordings, experimental and adventurous music interwoven with diary entries and reports.The idea is to focus not only on the sound works, but also to explore the often lonely phenomenology of listening from the perspective of the migrant returning to their hometown and families while in lockdown.

Vanessa De Michelis & Laura Mello

http://vnss.info/

https://lauramello.org/

Errant Shutdown Sound Night #5

Errant Sound goes stream!
ES presents live streaming performances between sound artists from Errant Sound and Errant Sound + external artists. The program involves live streaming performances, performative lectures and live audiovisual events.


The next episode in the Errant Shutdown Sound Night series is on the 30.01.2021 at 20:00 Berlin time, with dislocated sounds from 3 duos comprised of Errant Sound members Golo Föllmer and Kirsten Reese, Max Joy and Georg Werner, Roberta Busechian and Andrei Cucu. Link found below.

30.01.2021, 20:00 on the Errant Sound Youtube channel at: https://youtu.be/UMEaec_gXQs

DYSTOPIE events last week

Last week of the exhibition at Alte Münze and Errant Sound
www.dystopie-festival.net

Events of the last week:

Wed Oct. 28th 6pm: Curatorial Guide by G.Klein + L.Mello, Alte Münze
Thu Oct. 29th 5pm: Performance by LauraL: Dor de Arvore, Spreeufer
Fri Oct. 30th 7:30pm: Short performance Stefanie Egedy, Alte Münze
Sat Oct. 31th 7:30pm: Short performance Stefanie Egedy, Alte Münze
Sat+Sun 3-6pm: German-Brazilian Symposium, Errant Sound + online
Sun Nov. 1st 7pm: Finissage performance Mario de Vega, Alte Münze

Social Acoustics #2

Collaboration, Listening, Acoustic Justice
October 24, 2020 / 19:00 – 22:00
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Registration: lm@dystopie-festival.net

With presentations by:
Brandon LaBelle, On the question of listening
Achim Lengerer/Scriptings, Models for Rehearsing the Script

The experiences of hearing and being heard contribute greatly to the work of recognition and mutuality, supporting the building of community as well as the struggles by which to resituate identity. Through a range of acoustic gestures and practices, from disruptive signals to vibrant ecologies of togetherness, hearing and being heard become scenes or processes of reorientation, affinity, escape, and solidarity. The issue of social acoustics is put forward as a research framework in order to map out the ways in which sound and listening lend to social, cultural, and political experiences and imaginaries. In addition, the topic of acoustic justice is raised, suggesting that the movement of sound through a given environment carries questions of social equality and the power of aurality. How might we think through understandings of agency from a sonic perspective? Are there particular listening practices that may impact onto scenes of injustice? What types of acoustic arrangements might we make in support of a diversity of voices and orientations?

The seminar brings together participating artists to reflect upon sounding and hearing, collaboration and listening, and how these operate within their own practices. This includes questions of musicality and (social) composition, radio practices and sonic archiving, voice and embodiment.

The second in a series of three seminars planned at Errant Sound. Upcoming seminars include: November 15 with Julia Tieke, introduced and moderated by Brandon LaBelle.

Social Acoustics is an artistic, collaborative research project based at the Departments of Fine Art and Music, at the University of Bergen. It focuses on the potentialities of sound’s relational, material, and artistic qualities, and questions in what ways listening contributes to social and political imaginaries.

http://socialacoustics.net/
https://www.communitiesinmovement.net/

Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. Works include “The Other Citizen”, Club Transmediale, Berlin (2019), “The Autonomous Odyssey” (with Octavio Camargo), Kunsthall 3,14 Bergen (2018), “The Ungovernable”, Documenta 14, Athens (2017), “The Hobo Subject”, Gallery Forum, Zagreb (2016), and “The Living School”, South London Gallery (2016). He is the author of The Other Citizen (2020), Sonic Agency (2018), Lexicon of the Mouth (2014), Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian (2012), Acoustic Territories (2010; 2019), and Background Noise (2006; 2015). He lives in Berlin and is Professor in new media at the The Art Academy, University of Bergen.

Artist and editor Achim Lengerer works on questions of political speech and language that he addresses in his live performances, filmic soundtracks or spatializes within installations and printed matter. Lengerer was educated at the Academy for Film and TV, FAMU, Prague, the STÄDELSCHULE, Frankfurt and the SLADE School of Fine Arts, London and completed his post-graduate studies at the Jan-van-Eyck-Academie, Maastricht, NL, in 2008. Lengerer founded different collaborative projects such as freitagsküche in Frankfurt a. M., and voiceoverhead, with artist colleague Dani Gal (ISR). Since 2009 Lengerer runs the Berlin based showroom, production- and publishing house Scriptings. Artists, writers, filmmakers, performers as well as activists are invited – all of which are working with the formats of script and text within their processes of critical production. Lengerer is currently finishing his Ph.D. at Goldsmiths, University of London, on the format of the collective rehearsal as an artistic and political model for spaces of social negotiation(s).

DYSTOPIE sound art festival 2020
 Berlin – Brasilien

at Alte Münze – Spreeufer – Errant Sound
Installations – Performances – Symposium / 24 Projects – 40 Artists

The DYSTOPIA Festival brings together international sound art positions in an exhibition that deals with dystopian moments in both our times and an imagined future.

Dystopian Hopes
In the past years, dystopias have immensely gained in significance, not only in fiction. Signs of dystopian scenarios are likewise marking the real world, whether in authoritarian states or in the threat posed by the ever more drastic climate change – and not least with the Corona pandemic. With Brazil as this year’s guest country, the DYSTOPIE sound art festival takes on a special dimension. In view of the recent political upheaval, proposing a public platform to Brazilian sound artists has gained in importance. For it is precisely the fictional, artistic dystopia that bears the seed of utopia.

Dystopian Listening
Topias – spaces and places – have always played a central role in sound art. For the DYSTOPIE festival, topias are morphed: newly created, condensed, rubbed, superimposed, and destroyed. We wish to open a window on a radical dystopian listening experience in a political time where talking to each other would often seem to be a utopian practice – manipulated by fake news and enclosed in echo rooms. 22 audiovisual installations and performances will enlighten many perspectives, negotiate, and give a sound to core questions of dystopian thinking. These will then be discussed in the concluding symposium „Listening as a tool to blow out the bubble“.

Events
Opening
Fr 16.10. – 16-20 Uhr 19:30 – Short performance

Weekends:
Sa 17.10. – 16:30: Live Audio Walk
Sa 17.10. – 18:00: Vokalperformance
Sun 18.10. – 14:00: Workshop Presentation

Alte Münze Haus 3, Basement (Entrance next to Café The Greens) Mühlendamm / Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin
Spreeufer btw. Mühlendammbrücke and Jannowitzbrücke/Rungestr.
Errant Sound Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Please respect social distancing and wear a face mask (mandatory fromthe age of 6). The restrictions can change. > Festival hygiene concept.

Entry Fee
Exhibition Alte Münze: 10€ (incl. festival catalog)(possibly performance/concert inclusive)
Online registration and time-slot ticket > ONLINE-TICKET

Exhibition Errant Sound, installations and events in public space :
free entry

Due to Corona the number of visitors is limited:
• Alte Münze Exhibition: 120 (40 per time-slot)
• Alte Münze Maschinenhalle (performance/concert): 40
• Public space: 10-40 (depending on event)
• Errant Sound Project Space: 15
• Curatorial guides: 20

Visit our website for more information. www.dystopie-festival.net
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With kind support by:

Social Acoustics

Seminar, Collaboration, Listening, Acoustic Justice
September 28, 2020 / 19:00 – 22:00
Errant Sound, Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Brandon LaBelle, On Acoustic Justice
Zorka Wollny, Let’s make noise!

The experiences of hearing and being heard contribute greatly to the work of recognition and mutuality, supporting the building of community as well as the struggles by which to resituate identity. Through a range of acoustic gestures and practices, from disruptive signals to vibrant ecologies of togetherness, hearing and being heard become scenes or processes of reorientation, affinity, escape, and solidarity. The issue of social acoustics is put forward as a research framework in order to map out the ways in which sound and listening lend to social, cultural, and political experiences and imaginaries. In addition, the topic of acoustic justice is raised, suggesting that the movement of sound through a given environment carries questions of social equality and the power of aurality. How might we think through understandings of agency from a sonic perspective? Are there particular listening practices that may impact onto scenes of injustice? What types of acoustic arrangements might we make in support of a diversity of voices and orientations?

The seminar brings together participating artists to reflect upon sounding and hearing, collaboration and listening, and how these operate within their own practices. This includes questions of musicality and (social) composition, radio practices and sonic archiving, voice and embodiment.

The first in a series of three seminars planned at Errant Sound. Upcoming seminars include: October 24 with Achim Lengerer, and November 22 with Julia Tieke, introduced and moderated by Brandon LaBelle.

Social Acoustics is an artistic, collaborative research project based at the Departments of Fine Art and Music, at the University of Bergen. It focuses on the potentialities of sound’s relational, material, and artistic qualities, and questions in what ways listening contributes to social and political imaginaries.
http://socialacoustics.net/
https://www.communitiesinmovement.net/

AARC#2 – HisTV

Exhibition: 25. – 27. September 2020  4 – 8 pm
Opening on Friday between 5 – 9 pm  
Errant Sound, Rungestr. 20, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

Core group: Andrei Cucu, Bengisu Çağlayan, Berk Asal, Çiğdem Üçüncü, Emre Birişmen, Julia Cremers, Melih Sarıgöl, Selda Asal, Steffi Weismann.

Participants: AFROTAK TV cyberNomads, Andrei Cucu, Birte Frey, Çiğdem Üçüncü, Didem Pekün, Emre Birişmen, Fatma Belkıs, Georg Klein, Julia Cremers, Işıl Eğrikavuk, İrem Tok, Lara Ögel, Leman S. Darıcıoğlu, Magalie Dougoud, Mert Akbal, Melih Sarıgöl, Nil Mutluer, Onur Ceritoğlu, Özgür Atlagan, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Pınar Tatlıkazan, Political Agender x BLM Fundraiser:Avrina Prabala-Joslin, Zselyke Tarnai, Jamie McGhee, Selda Asal, Steffi Weismann, Suat Can Beldek, Zeynep Kayan and more.


HisTV (Sense TV or Emotion TV) is a fictitious television station brought out by Apartment Project as an artistic collaboration. The collective was formed in 2016 as a reflex to the censorship and to political oppression which has settled like a fog over the freedom of expression in Turkey. Consisting of made-up TV programs, advertisements, music videos, news and public spotlights that are familiar to the mass media audiences, HisTV has been a creative and intellectual platform to search for further possibilities and ways of common reflection against authoritarianism worldwide. HisTV takes on an ironic approach by mocking the current state of the sided and non-objective media, disassembling and distorting their realites. The channel carries an open and collaborative process, allowing participants to team up and write, design, play, shoot and edit their programs on location before and over the course of the exhibition. The aim of the collective work is to figure new methodologies to communicate the severity of the situation and to find new forms of artistic and political expressions.
 
HisTV is reactivated on the occasion of AARC’s 2nd edition at Errant Sound.
AARC#2 — HisTV presents an engaging process-based exhibition, stimulating a critical discourse on suppression, racism and discrimination by inviting independent voices to its transmission program. To serve its purpose, the exhibition space turns into a studio, where artists and participants collectively produce video works to be broadcasted concurrently on multiple screens around the venue. Encouraging free speech and imagination, the project highlights the importance of nonalignment and diverseness in the communications industry and its crucial role when maneuvering against racism and xenophobia.

AARC (Artists Against Racism Collaborative) is a collective project conceived by Apartment Project and Errant Sound. The short form AARC refers to the word arc — arc as a bridge between artists of different fields and cultural backgrounds. At the same time, the title phonetically evokes the “AARGGH!” interjection, conveying common feelings of despair, fear, and exhaustion among the affected communities. The collectively formulated initiative develops individual and/or joint responses to such emotions and unveils everyday practices of racism. Through this collaboration, the two institutions aim to create a mutual artistic conversation and develop new forms of solidarity. The first outcome of the collaboration was the exhibition titled AARC#1 — Tortu, held between 26-28 June 2020 at Errant Sound together with live presentations at Apartment Project.

Special thanks to the members of AARC for their support in the realization of this project.
Due to COVID-19 measures, we recommend making a reservation. Please kindly write to: contact@errantsound.net

HARDLY IN SOUND (Symphony of a Present) by Matthias Mayer

Exhibition / Sound Art

Opening: Friday, 28.08.2020, 7pm
Exhibition: 29.08. – 13.09.2020, Thursday – Sunday, 3pm – 7pm

Live-Performance: Saturday, 12.09.2020, 7pm
In an experimental sound performance with over 30 vintage tape-decks, Matthias Mayer will create a cacophonic „Symphony of a Present“.

Finissage: Sunday, 13.09.2020, 3pm

The works of Matthias Mayer deal with the interaction of music, visual arts and society. The exhibition idea for “Hardly in Sound” is based on works that interweave image, sound and narrative from certain social phenomena. At the same time, the use of analog technology creates a symbiosis of past, present and future by questioning established hearing and exploring its boundaries.

When masses of different music, noises and sounds are played and mixed together at the same time, a cacophonous sound is created that is perceived or received as rather sickly. But is this bias merely determined by decades of listening habits? What role do narratives, images and spatial situations play in this – what role do the intellect and psyche of the recipient play? Is there a dogma, a dictatorship of intact sounds? Who actually determines the character of sounds?

https://vimeo.com/133317502

Matthias Mayer has been working as an artist since the early 1990s. His artistic work includes painting, sculptures, installations, videos, performances and photography. A frequent approach is to question social rules and circumstances against the background of pop culture. He is particularly interested in the interaction of visual art and music. Matthias Mayer has worked and exhibited internationally, among others as a participant of the ISCP in New York (1996/1997), as competition winner of the Museum for the History of St.Petersburg in Russia (1995) and as project participant of the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai (2008). He received several project grants, among others from the Berlin Senate Chancellery for his project “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em” at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (2011) and for “Porte de Berlin” from Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral (2005). Since 2003 Matthias Mayer has been the director of the project space Spor Klübü in Wedding and has organized over 100 exhibitions there. In 2012 he founded the music project Sporty Jesus together with Jens Christian Madsen, where he is active as guitarist, singer and DJ.

for further informations:

http://matthiasmayer.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/961522247630331/

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