18/9/ - 13/12/2015
Panorama 17, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (F)
In Transit, Deutsche Oper Berlin (D)
Translocal Radiophonic Orchestra / Kölner Musiknacht / Cologne
Heart of Heaven / Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM) / Cologne
Translocal Radiophonic Orchestra / Museum Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Raumzeitpiraten / Sound-Art Cologne (D)
Heart of Heaven / DAAD Show 2012|2013 / London (GB)
Raumzeitpiraten / Kölner Musiknacht / Cologne (D)
02/ - 03/2014
Crackling Data Machine with Ali Tnani, If you‘re so smart, why ain‘t you rich, Biennale Marrakech (MO)
Brèches d‘une Mechanique sonore with Ali Tnani, Objets-Son, Tunis (TU)
I never wrote a Sound, together with Ali Tnani, Cité International des Arts, Paris (F)
Paketzentrum 47, Lange Nacht der Kölner Museen, raum13 - Deutzer Zentralwerk der schönen Künste, Cologne (D)
Paketzentrum 47, Festival for Applied Accustics, UFA Palast, Cologne (D)
Déjà Entendu | An Opera Automaton
generative installation, 2015
The structure of language – musical at its origin – is the source of this work. Based on texts and melodies originating from operas of the Faust myth (the epic of human curiosity and its limits), the installation explores the underlying contour of language.
An object made of industrial objects. 102 screens and speakers creating an immersive space, arranged in repetitive patterns. Blowing up the virtual into space. Phrases and melodies of the vocalists are constantly reproduced using machine learning software. Powerful algorithms, omnipresent in our society, which are in permanent interaction with us. Transforming our way to speak and write.
It is a game with the boundaries of perception. The point where language loses its meaning and becomes abstract. Language which is pushed to its limits, where nothing is left but pure rhythmic and melodic structure. It is the organic nature of language, imitated by a machine. This reveals the proper poetics – in all its absurdity – of the digital.
09/2015, Panorama 17, Tourcoing (F)
A production by Le Fresnoy.
live electronics, 2014
An experimental work by Eva-Maria Abelein, Lisa Däßler and Mischa Tangian with singers of the opera ensemble and Lukas Truniger.
Transit lounges are places for travellers on the way somewhere, for people passing through, spending a short period of time at rail stations and airports, in underpasses and or roadhouses. Halfway locations – or, as the philosopher Marc Augé describes them, non-locations.
11/2014 Deutsche Oper Berlin
Huge Unified Geometric Organ
context aware installation, 2014
Forms become gestures, noises change to tones and phonemes. Signs, musical patterns and rhythms are talking to us and shape our world.
The installation consists of twelve geometric objects, each equipped with a distance sensor and a microphone. Based on simple rules, it generates complex movements of light and sound, responding to sonic changes in the space and the presence of the spectator. Interacting with its environment, parasitically feeding from its sonic and electromagnetic waves.
It is the search for liveliness in stochastics and chance. Twisted energies in rigid concepts. Pushing from the ordered into the organic. The installation is an abstract idea which is rendered into solid objects and an intelligent process of sound and light. Pointing in all the directions of our ever expanding reality.
06/2014, Panorama 16, Tourcoing (F)
A production by Le Fresnoy.
Crackling Data Machine
mechanic sound object, 2014
Collaboration with Ali Tnani.
The epoch of the networks brought us - besides a wonderful new playground for ideas - also some downsides : diverse surveillance, the addiction for information and hyperactive economic betting… This ambivalent reality we want to confront with our absurd DIY experiments and artistic hacking. We are searching for the net’s potential of creating its particular imagery and sounds, reusing its questionable techniques. Data are sound and visual, surrounding us in the form of electromagnetic waves or are rhythmically transmitted as light sequences. We search for the invisible melodies and visual rhythms of data, using this potential to make a direct connection with the audience.
02/2014, If you‘re so smart, why ain‘t you rich, Biennale Marrakech (MO)
Heart of Heaven
ritual & performance, 2014
A musical performance, reinterpreting the creation myth of the Mayas. Somewhere between an improvised concert and a ritual.
02/2014, Cologne (D)
10/2013, London (GB)
VerbrecherInnen von Innen (Criminals from Within)
performative Installation | installative Performance, 2013
Monitoring the people around you, using these informations to manage your own actions, a feedback loop?
The work by impro music ensemble Tonverbrechung and artist collective Raumzeitpiraten is setting up a hermetic environment to test this loop of someone surveilling someone surveilling someone surveilling...
Elisabeth Fügeman - Cello
Nicola Hein - Guitar
Sophie Reyer - Voice
Lukas Truniger - Electronics
Trailer by Richard Eisenach
Supported by ON - Netzwerk Neue Musik
11/2013, Galerie Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne (D)
solo project, since 2013
Electronic music, voice, dance and generative composition techniques, all mixed up together.
The Translocal Radiophonic Orchestra - Study IV
multimedia performance, 2013
The Translocal Radiofonic Orchestra is an experimental ensemble for manipulated radios. Through the search for a new voice for an old fashioned medium, the radio program becomes an instrument. In the ensemble, we combine media techniques from two centuries: radiophonic information transfer and state of the art digital media technologies.
The piece was developped for Now & Next, an interdisplinary festival in the Tanzhaus NRW (Center for contemporary Dance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia). This is the fourth in an ongoing series of performances.
03/2013, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf (D)
music/sound design, 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)
music/sound design, 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)
Audiovisual Installation, 2012
Collaboration with Ali Tnani.
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.
11/2012 Objets son, e-fest exhibition, Palais Ebdellia, La Marsa, Tunisia
Die Theorie des Himmels (The Theory of the Sky)
live electronics, 2011
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
installation music, 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.
music/sound design, 2011
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
live elektronics, 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
live-coding sound performance, 2012
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
audiovisual installation, 2011
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
development of instrument/live electronics, 2012
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)
The Translocal Radiophonic Orchestra
ensemble, 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 Radiophonic 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
virtual object, 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.