2015 / 2016
Since the beginning of 2015 'ohrenhoch, the Noise Shop' has been activating the theme 'Soundactivism'.
The manifesto WORDS 2016 - SOUNDACTIVISM by Knut Remond (Artistic director ohrenhoch) and Isabella Zamboni (art historian) is pinned on the wall at ohrenhoch from Sunday the 14th of February 2016.
- 4 and 11 January 2015: "Salt-Sculpting" sound installation by Martyna Poznanska (Germany, Poland)
- 18 and 25 January 2015: "Meine-Welt-Musik – 2. Symphonie" Op.148/2013 by Dieter Kaufmann (Austria)
- 1 and 8 February 2015: "Syria..as my mother speaks" by Christine Gedeon with sound artist Bent Bøgedal Christoffersen (USA, Denmark)
- 15 and 22 February 2015: "outcry" for Bassbox loudspeaker installation, by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 1 and 8 March 2015: "MOSCOW - (M)y Swo(O)ning (S)ends out (C)old (W)armth", by Elisabeth Schimana (Austria)
- 15 and 22 March 2015: "Black Ice" by Maggi Payne (USA)
- 29 March and 5 April: "Labor in the Territory of Hawaii, 1939" Installation for a single visitor, by Ludwig Abraham (Germany)
- 12 and 19 April: "Breathe Between the Lines / Atmen Zwischen Linien" - for Eric Garner, by Christopher DeLaurenti (USA)
- 26. April and 3 May: "Island" by Dean Rosenthal (USA)
- 10 and 17 May: "La rosa incarnata del suono" by Giuseppe Iacono (Italy)
- 24 May: "defeat" - audiodrama or psychosonic? - by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 14 and 21 June: "pájaro suelto" sound installation by Rubén D'Hers (Germany, Venezuela)
- 26, 27, 28 June and 5 July: "unerhört" by the ohrenhoch-Kids (Germnay)
- 12 and 19 July: "AGNES, TINA, LION & MATHIS" by Alois Späth (Germany)
- 26 July and 2 August: Extension "AGNES, TINA, LION & MATHIS" by Alois Späth (Germany)
- 9 and 16 August: "This Is For You (ohrenhoch, Berlin)" Tina M Pearson (Canada)
- 23 and 30 August: "Submerged: Silent Service" by Louise K Wilson (UK)
- 6 and 13 September: "Why is why of no stranger" by Stelios Manousakis (Greece)
- 20 and 27 September: "Democracy isn't just a Tweet away" by Shelly Knotts (UK)
- 4 and 11 October, on the 25th anniversary of German Unity: "Bring on the Magic of Coca Cola" for tape, by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 18 and 25 October: "Melbourne Calls" by Viv Corringham (UK)
- 1 and 8 November: "aus den Papierwerken 1" by Volkmar Klien (Austria)
- 15 November: "unlimited" by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 22 and 29 November: "Cynical Fragments" by Prune Bécheau (France)
- 6 and 13 December: "Preparations for an Imaginary Conflict" by Cathy Lane (UK)
- 20 and 27 December: "Sprachgerüste, Sprachgelüste" by Laura Mello (Germany, Austria)
- 3 and 10 January: "Ornaments II" by Ricardo Arias (Colombia)
- 17 and 24 January: "practice" by Yan Jun (China)
- 31 January and 7 February: piece without title by Patrik Lechner (Austria)
- 14 and 21 February: "thinking of you (fragments)" by Gaël Segalen (France)
- 28 February and 6 March: "smash cars, and LOVE" by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 13 and 20 March: "Tinnitus Studies" by Hui Ye (China, Austria)
- 27 March and 3 April: "El Pozo" by Cecilia Castro (Argentina)
- 10 and 17 April: "The Kitchen sessions: 4AM" by Sol Andersson (Sweden)
- 24 April and 1 May: "MÜNCHEN GOLLIERPLATZ" by Sylvia Necker (Germany)
- 8 and 15 May: "RHO" by Anna Stereopoulou (Greece)
- 22 and 29 May: "pars stridens" & "sublocation" by Daniel Lercher (Austria)
- 5, 12 and 19 June: "Scorched Earth" (ohrenhoch remix 2016) by Lauren Sarah Hayes
- At the Art Festival 48 Stunden Neukölln and on the ohrenhoch Sundays 3 and 10 July: "ACTIVE COLORIZE" by the ohrenhoch-Kids and Knut Remond
- 17 and 24 July: "cozy new gastfeindlichkeit" by Julia Mihály (Germany)
- 31 July and 7 August: "Kindernacht", or "The Night of the Children" by Gisela Frick Hassenberg
ALSO VISIT OHRENHOCH ON THE NEW 'COMPACT' WEBSITE ohrenhoch.berlin
To hear on Sunday 31 Juli and 7 August 2016, 2pm - 9pm:
by Gisela Frick Hassenberg
Gisela Frick Hassenberg on 'Kindernacht':
Kindernacht, or The Night of the Children is a 12’ composition inspired by the resilience of children who have faced and survived abuse from dictatorial states and warfare.
Kindernacht is arranged in three parts.
The first part is a processed bass-drone entitled The Invention of the Electric Barbed Wire (2’47”) and it is sourced from the initial magnetic silence of cassette tape. It was firstly processed as waveform in the shape of electric barbed wire and then pitch shifted in order to reach magnetic woofer sound.
The second part is entitled False March (3’03”) being a false march -or start- both in terms of general composition of the piece and also being a reversed sound archive.
The third part, Kindernacht: Guten Abend, Gute Nacht (9’25”) is a base organ and metronome improvisation with further arrangements of children’s choir voice samples of Chilean - German historical archives. It ends in otherworldly field recordings of whale songs -found in internet archive- as the voice of Nature overcoming the voices of violence.
This piece has been especially composed for Ohrenhoch, der Gerausladen Gallery located in Neukoln, Berlin and its sound design has considered the use of the cellar for playing The Invention of the Electric Barbed Wire and the main space for both False March and Kindernacht.
Audio Field Report no. 50 / soundactivism 29:
Interview with Gisela Frick Hassenberg by Knut Remond. Limited Edition audio cassette, 8 copies numbered. Available at 'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen' (and can be heard in the ohrenhoch archive on headphone).
Gisela Frick - Hassenberg (b. Santiago, Chile 1981) is a sound artist and poet temporarily based in London. She has participated in live improvisation concerts in Santiago and Valparaiso between 2012 and 2014, both in solo and group formats, and played live in the Apiary Studios in London. Her work is part of compilations of Michita Rex Netlabel, Ratordog Netlabel and found in the internet archive as Creative Commons material for free use. Her compositions have been broadcasted in Resonancias Radio in Spain and FSK Radio Hamburg. With a continous development in sound collage, graphic composition and improvisation, she is currently investigating the paradoxes and harmonies between the abstract and the narrative in sound through processed and raw sources.
Website Gisela Frick Hassenberg
To hear on Sunday 17 and 24 July 2016, 2pm - 9pm:
by Julia Mihály
Julia Mihály on 'cozy new gastfeindlichkeit':
The piece “cozy new gastfeindlichkeit“ consists of semantically decomposed speech of people telling their stories of escape. Through different methods of sound modulation, the vocal material was changed into a sound wise abstract form. The complete sound material is extracted from vocal sounds.
Displaced people tell the stories of their life before their escape, the stories of their escape and the stories of their arrival. But it’s quite obvious, that the stories don’t come to an end after the arrival. Not only the emotionality of the escape resonates in their voices, but also the new experiences and impressions at the place of their arrival.
Audio Field Report no. 49 / Sound activism 28:
Interview with Julia Mihály by Knut Remond. Limited edition audio cassette, 8 copies numbered. Available at 'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen' (and heard on headphone in the ohrenhoch archive).
Julia Mihály (*1984) is an artist at the border of Contemporary Music, Performance Art, Electroacoustic Music and Electronica. Field recordings and the use of analogue synthesizers mark substantial components in her electroacoustic compositions. The crossover of different music styles such as contemporary vocal music, old school 8 bit music, trashy pop music tunes and electroacoustic music, is probably the most distinctive feature of her music.
In her performances she works with computer game controllers, movement sensors and hacked toy instruments in order to control the live electronics.
She studied classical voice and electronic composition at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. Concert tours have taken her to international festivals in Brazil, Denmark, Turkey, Hungary, France, Singapore, Japan and Oman.
Julia Mihály is member of the electronica duo CLUBbleu, board member of the German Society for Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM) and the directress of the DEGEM Webradio@ZKM, a collaboration between the ZKM Karlsruhe and the DEGEM.
Website Julia Mihály
'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen' presents at the Art Festival 48 Stunden Neukölln 2016 to the festival theme "SATT":
full of contemporary
by the ohrenhoch-Kids and Knut Remond
"ACTIVE COLORIZE" - full of contemporary manifests itself with imagination and wit, is courageous, dazzling and inventive, surfeited with exchange of ideas, juicy with life, stuffed with ideas and colored with Utopia!
The ohrenhoch-Kids together with refugee children present a cornucopia of speech, voices and ideas from their Think Tank, by humans for humans.
Opening hours 'ohrenhoch' at 48 Stunden Neukölln 2016:
Friday 24 June: 2pm - 11pm
Saturday 25 June: 2pm - 10pm
Sunday 26 June: 2pm - 7pm
“Active Colorize” additional ohrenhoch Sundays:
Sundays 3 and 10 July: 2pm - 9pm
Unimpressed by swaggering fattened blockheads, moments of delight are thriving at 'ohrenhoch'.
The ohrenhoch-Kids together with refugee children and adolescents present "Active Colorize". These are rich, coloured sound processes, pictures and diagrams - a cornucopia crammed with innumerable segments, which are improvised and composed, and presented as a sound installation, by humans for humans.
"Active Colorize" is an activated, heterogenous, stuffed denseness. It's about hearing, listening and being heard. In this project in cooperation with Berlin Mondiale, at ohrenhoch a wonderful collaboration grew from January to June between the original ohrenhoch-Kids (since 2008) and the refugee children - the New ohrenhoch-Kids. They developed their own Think Tank: a dazzling, full sound-space-picture installation. A conglomerate leaded into the presentation or sound installation for 48 Stunden Neukölln.
Starting from German words that were translated by the Kids into Arab, Farsi, English, French and Finnish, and written on a paper on the wall. The language, the words are a bridge building to a playful context together with writing, drawing, photographing, embedded with tiny little electro-acoustic sound compositions.
We are sated, fainthearted, and stupid idiots! We destroy ourselves, and aren't aware. In our so-called cultural diversity and historic responsibility, we have to concentrate on new paths and on the ability for being imaginative. This is also my endeavor with the ohrenhoch-Kids: to support abilities, and as an ohrenhoch-Kid said: "Life is art, and art is life". Instead we meet other people with agitation, with verbal and physical violence, and with war deployment we destroy not only humans with great potential but all of us.
Knut Remond / June 2016
Besonderen Dank an:
Isabella Zamboni, Enrico Cesaro, Spencer David Giel, Eckhard Roth, Ulrike Raddatz, Yvonne Dietz, Eman Alkelti, Ahmed Abdel Kawy, Wasim Alradif, Pari Atajik, Musibu Rahmani, Fagd Aldleme, Mostafa Alsamerae, Jalal Alsamerae, Salim Mohammadi, Niamh Lawlor, Ennio Gazzea, Diana Boehmer, Marie Eisenmann, Konstantin Göse, Carolin Mothes, Mustafa Ergün, Jochen Heine, Kathleen Dräger, Carola Niane Petrusky, Mark Kruse, Martin Schied, Simon Meier, Shohreh Jandaghian, Farid Zazai, Heinrich & Nathanja, Feray und alle im Team, Hausverwaltung Kopp
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