AtypI Trailer (2012)
Latin and Chinese letters blend into new forms and shapes. A notion?
This clip was developed as the opening trailer for the AtypI Conference 2012 in Hong Kong.
Animation by Svenja Voß.
Bewegte Schrift (Moving Type, 2012)
Scoring of thirty-three abstract short films showing experimental animation of typography. Sound and image work on various concepts and non-concepts processing a great variety of analog/manual and digital techniques and materials. The sound design is based on the image by using a wide range of approaches such as: associative scoring of the videos, use of hazardous material, on-camera recordings, data extraction from the pictures by measuring or approximation, conversion from video into sound... The compositions are built up of live-recorded instruments both real and virtual alongside generated noises and field-recordings.
The videos were developed by Svenja Voß as her bachelor-thesis.
Watch all clips here.
Brèches d'une Mechanique sonore (cracks in a sonic mechanism, 2012)
This absurd sonic machine has a body and is living a life of tasks and production, due to programmed rules. The machine manufactures different kinds of information: sonic, visual, digital and textual, passing them between its organs and discharging them through its different outputs. Within this stream of information, it generates errors so that it can also be referred to as an efficient error-machine.
The installation was developed together with Ali Tnani.
11/2012 Objets son, e-fest exhibition, Palais Ebdellia, La Marsa, Tunisia
Die Theorie des Himmels (The Theory of the Sky, 2011)
Live electronics/Sonic concept
This sound performance works with the sounds of classical instruments as well as with electronic noises inside the spatial conditions of the KIT (Kunst im Tunnel, an exhibition space in Düsseldorf), which happens to be the relict of a highway tunnel.
The performance is composed as a piece for two violins, cello, harp and electronics. The piece was developed by Mischa Tangian for the exhibition.
01/2011 Opening of the exhibition Die Theorie des Himmels, KIT (Kunst im Tunnel), Düsseldorf
Don't look now (2012)
Don't look now is a book installation by Edition Taube. A grainy audio loop, working with sounds produced by books, creates the sonic ambiance.
02/2012 Monkey's Club, Düsseldorf
03/2011 #Tausend, Cologne
01/2011 Cologne Music Week, Cologne
11/2010 Salon des Amateurs, Düsseldorf
01/2010 Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf
This short movie by Stephan Telaar approaches the conflict between raw emotions and rational thinking. Both for the image and the music, the golden ratio is used as the formal principle. It is the mathematical base for the generation of sound clusters for exemple.
Improvisation with Prepared Consumer Electronics (2012)
For this performance, electrical goods produced for entertainment purposes are prepared and used as instruments. The lo-fi-technology allows a kind of improvisation that can be themed "bugs are features".
The visuals contrast with clean graphic algorithms, which use rough and reused code. They are created by Jan Steinbach.
03/2012 Dimanche Rouge, Divan du Monde, Paris
02/2012 Cité International des Arts, Paris
I never wrote a Sound (2012)
Live-coding sound performance
Creating a dialog between an outdated typewriter and an up-to-date typing machine (a computer), this sound performance brings together two machines for textual in- and output, thereby presenting their dependent relation regarding their derivation, extinction and resurrection.
A collaboration with Ali Tnani.
03/2012 Cité International des Arts, Paris
Leerstand (vacancy, 2012)
Live electronics/Open lab
Open lab/nursery/session organized by Shiny Toys. With obejcts and installations from: raumzeipiraten and Jan Ehlen.
It was held in KitEV, a Kunstverein located in the old water tower of the train station of Oberhausen.
12/2012 KitEV, Oberhausen
Opera Evening: Ein kurzes Leben (a short life, 2011)
3d-video material/Projection mapping
Multimedia stage design for the staging of the operas Suor Angelica (Puccini) and La vida breve (de Falla). A team from Institut Fuer Musik Und Medien set the operas in a modern context.
Video direction by Stephan Telaar.
04/2011 Robert Schmann Music School Düsseldorf
This sound sculpture deals with the issues of transportation routes, distances and packaging of electronic entertainment goods.
Both the sound and the video material originate from a recording made by devices that were sent by post for twelve hours, recording throughout the duration of their transportation. The visuals are comprised of digital pictures showing the raw material of which the electric devices are made. The respective packages used for the installation are not transported to the location since they are already there. This makes it both site specific and suitable for all-sites, and is also an examination of transport material as an omnipresent, virtually invisible disguise for every object. Cardboard boxes and other kinds of packaging provide projection screens for the pictures of them being transported. Analogously, some of the cartons are used as speakers for the eight audio channels, thereby shaping the sound and its spatialisation.
11/2011 Lange Nacht der Kölner Museen, Raum13 – Deutzer Zentralwerk der Schönen Künste, Cologne
07/2011 festival for applied acustics, Cologne
Portfolio Website (2013)
My portfolio website was made by Svenja Voß (design), Katharina Hauke (text) and Fabian Frei (programming). We worked with different concepts: the content is visually organized on a map; there are feedback loops and a lot of cross reverences in the text; the programmation is very slick and home brewed.
Development of instrument/Live electronics
The synthOlele is a digital instrument. It combines several elements for the control of synthesized sound hence working as an interface. There is a certain resemblance to a traditional ukulele. This is not a coincidence but strict plagiarism aiming for the synthOlele to become the ukuleles' electronic cover-version.
The synthOlele was developed in collaboration with industrial designer Dominik Noli.
02/2012 Cité International des Arts, Paris (experimental version)
02/2012 Monkey's Club, Düsseldorf (club version)
Das Translokales Rundfunkorchester (since 2010)
An experimental ensemble for manipulated radios. Through the search for a new voice for an old fashioned medium, the radio program becomes an instrument. We combine media techniques from two centuries: radiophonic information transfer and state of the art digital media technologies.
The Translocal Rundfunk Orchestra was founded in 2009 in the Music Informatics major at Institut Fuer Musik Und Medien and plays in various orchestrations.
03/2013 now & next, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf
10/2012 In The Cage, Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf
02/2012 Network Music Festival, Birmingham (GB)
06/2011 Salon des Amateurs, Düsseldorf
09/2010 Supercollider Symposium, Berlin