Mikel R. Nieto – About, listening

Apr 2015  

Mikel R. Nieto – About, listening
(or 14 interviews with 14 sound artists)

Thursday, April 16th – Saturday, April 18th / 14:00 – 18:00h

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

In collaboration with FASE 2015.

“About, listening” is a sound installation about listening. 14 speakers are distributed in an empty room as an Acousmonium. Each speaker reproduces different excerpts from 14 interviews made with 14 sound artists. The answers reflect diverse opinions when we speak about listening, sound, sound art or noise. This sound installation doesn’t try to create an answer, it’s not a choir, it’s just different voices talking about, listening.

Interviews with: Oren Ambarchi (Australia), Gilles Aubry (Switzerland), Xabier Erkizia (Spain), Christian Galarreta (Perú), Rubén García (Spain), John Gzrinich (Estonia), Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Sweden), Zbigniew Karkowski (Poland), Francisco López (Spain), Álex Medizabal (Spain), Israel Martínez (Mexico), Lee Patterson (England), Rodrigo Sigal (Mexico), Rafael Toral (Portugal).

Born in Donostia, San Sebastián, Mikel studied art in San Sebastian, Madrid and Barcelona. For years has been immersed in the phonographic practice and theory that aims from it. He has taught workshops in different cultural centers and universities focused on sound art, field recordings, phonography, soundscape, improvisation and listening with different sound artist (Jean Luc-Guionnet, Slavek Kwi, Francisco López, Jana Winderen…). He is part of the team of sound map of the Basque Country, soinumapa.net, he co-coordinates Hots! Radio, and is a co-editor of the mediateletipos.net platform.