2015, ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen
We are pleased to inform you that in 2015 'ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen' will deal with the question "Sound activism" in the most diverse facets, and thereto will make signals like:
What can sound activate?
Does ist have to be political?
Is language unavoidable?
Fathom the agency of the acoustic.
A hearing enlightenment.
(Excerpt from the text "Sound activism" by Knut Remond and Isabella Zamboni)
Martyna Poznanska will be starting on Sunday 4 and 11 January 2015 with her sound installation "Salt-Sculpting", which is special also in the sense that it will be present at ohrenhoch throughout the year 2015.
18 and 25 January 2015: "Meine-Welt-Musik – 2. Symphonie" Op.148/2013 by Dieter Kaufmann
1 and 8 February 2015: "Syria..as my mother speaks" by Christine Gedeon with sound artist Bent Bøgedal Christoffersen.
15 and 22 February 2015: "outcry" for Bassbox loudspeaker installation, by Knut Remond
1 and 8 March 2015: "MOSCOW - (M)y Swo(O)ning (S)ends out (C)old (W)armth", by Elisabeth Schimana
15 and 22 March 2015: "Black Ice" by Maggi Payne
29 March and 5 April: "Labor in the Territory of Hawaii, 1939" Installation for a single visitor, by Ludwig Abraham
12 and 19 April: "Breathe Between the Lines / Atmen Zwischen Linien" - for Eric Garner, by Christopher DeLaurenti
26. April and 3 May: "Island" by Dean Rosenthal
To hear on Sunday 26 April and 3 May 2015, 2pm - 9pm:
(2015, World Premiere)
by Dean Rosenthal
Loudspeaker installation, curator: Knut Remond
Dean Rosenthal on 'Island':
What you are hearing in 'Island' is an excerpt, a study really, in preparation for a much longer piece, also named Island, the composition of which is now underway. Island explores the history and community of the island I live on, Martha’s Vineyard. In America and around the world, Martha’s Vineyard is famous for hosting presidents and celebrities in their vacation time, and also provides a spot for the well-off and wealthy of the world to hang their hat when they want to escape everyday life.
The year-round community who call Martha’s Vineyard home has an often separate existence and contains a richness that visitors rarely see and that richness and lore is the subject of Island. I interviewed a number of year-round residents, asking each the same three questions: What brought you here? Why do you stay? Do you have a story to tell? I also went around the island recording sounds from wherever I could. In the end, Island is a narrative of the island community and of island sounds that forms the lasting and unique connection that we as year-rounders experience as we live here on the island and the aural and spiritual landscape that is Martha’s Vineyard.
Dean Rosenthal works with found objects and mathematical formulas in his work as composer. His pieces have instrumental works, often focussed on natural observations of properties in mathematics such as perfect tilings, combinations, and permutations, field recordings, text scores, and digital pastiche. Dean Rosenthal serves as a co-editor of The Open Space Web Magazine and contributing editor to other Open Space publications. His works are performed, broadcast, choreographed and installed internationally, primarily in North America and Europe.
Sunday 12 and 19 April 2015, 2pm - 9pm:
for Eric Garner
(2015, World Premiere)
by Christopher DeLaurenti
Loudspeaker installation, curator: Knut Remond
Christopher DeLaurenti on his piece 'Breathe Between the Lines / Atmen Zwischen Zeilen':
Breathe Between the Lines / Atmen Zwischen Linien mingles testimony from those who killed, those who died, and those who have witnessed killings. Heard as a short, one act play, this drama also relies on the likely inaccurate translation from the native language of its writer, English, to the main language spoken in the country of its presentation. Among the many voices in this co-translated work, you will hear Eric Garner, who was choked to death by members of the New York Police Department on July 17, 2014, and U.S. Navy sniper Chris Kyle (1974-2013), whose book, "American Sniper," was later adapted into a film. "When you cut into the present, the future leaks out." William S. Burroughs
Christopher DeLaurenti follows his microphones into unusual confluences of sound, silence, music, and speech. Notable albums include N30: Live at the WTO Protest November 30 1999; Favorite Intermissions: Music Before and Between Beethoven-Holst-Stravinsky; and No Sound Is Stolen: Fair Use Music 1983-2013. His next album, To the Cooling Tower, Satsop, an exploration of an underground tunnel at a nuclear power station will be released in May on GD Stereo. A co-founder of the Seattle Phonographers Union, Chris performs at exhibitions, concerts, and festivals, most recently at Goldsmiths College in London and Paine Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
'Audio Field Report no. 29': Interview with Christopher DeLaurenti by Knut Remond. Limited Edition Audio cassette, 8 copies numbered.
ohrenhoch presents on Sunday 29 March and 5 April 2015, 2pm - 9pm:
Installation for a single visitor
by Ludwig Abraham
Ludwig Abraham on 'Labor in the Territory of Hawaii, 1939':
Working with different accoustical triggers, on the question if one sound or an accoustic environment can provoque a certain reaction, how these reactions manipulate and can be manipulated. Recordings of abandonend halls and swimming pools, basements and living rooms, spaces people live in and some that have been forgotten. Interviews and actions in these rooms. Montage, recontextualizing, sound design.
„The word Hawaii, to the average person, conveys two ideas — a tourist paradise, and a powerful national outpost. Although these impressions are not incorrect, they are decidedly incomplete. The purpose of this ______ is to portray an aspect of these islands concerning which there are many misconceptions. It has to do with significant features of the economy of the islands; with the relations between those who live there and the basic industries, and, in particular, with statistical details regarding wages, hours, and working conditions.“
This piece is supported by Georg Neumann GmbH.
Ludwig Abraham lives in Essen, develops actions, music, text and pictures. Focus on context, performativity, disturbance, pop. Studied Arts, Music and Media at Philipps- University Marburg, instrumental and electronic composition at Folkwang University of the Arts. Since 2012 part of NEUER TANZ as performer, composer and sound engineer, touring across europe an beyond (for example Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Théâtre National de Bretagne). Own pieces at the ZKM Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Folkwang Museum in Essen. In 2015 concerts in the USA and England. Artistic director of the group Wald.
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