2015, ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen
We are pleased to inform you that in 2015 'ohrenhoch - the Noise Shop' 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
10 and 17 May: "La rosa incarnata del suono" by Giuseppe Iacono
24 May: "defeat" - audiodrama or psychosonic? - by Knut Remond
14 and 21 June: "pájaro suelto" sound installation by Rubén D'Hers
26, 27, 28 June and 5 July: "unerhört" by the ohrenhoch-Kids
12 and 19 July: "AGNES, TINA, LION & MATHIS" by Alois Späth
26 July and 2 August: Extension "AGNES, TINA, LION & MATHIS" by Alois Späth
9 and 16 August: "This Is For You (ohrenhoch, Berlin)" Tina M Pearson
23 and 30 August: "Submerged: Silent Service" by Louise K Wilson
ALSO VISIT OHRENHOCH ON THE NEW 'COMPACT' WEBSITE ohrenhoch.berlin
by Louise K Wilson
Louise K. Wilson on 'Submerged: Silent Service':
Submerged: Silent Service explores the idea of a ‘gentle’ auditory activism in which background intensities are brought to the fore, resulting in a politically charged ambient soundscape. In this case, the legible voices and most obvious ‘music’ from selected submarine films’ sound tracks have been removed. The piece stems from a conversation the artist had with a submariner who described how when watching feature films, he found himself habitually concentrating on the auditory ‘background’ rather than the dialogue.
Special: Louise K Wilson wrote a text about her piece 'Submerged: Silent Service' in relation to the theme 'Sound activism', with which ohrenhoch deals in 2015. The text is available at 'ohrenhoch'.
Louise K Wilson is a visual artist who makes installations, soundworks and videos. Her current research uses sound to ask philosophical and material questions about the spatio-temporal physicality of certain sites and our perceptions of them. She has exhibited widely in North America and Europe. She lives in West Yorkshire in the UK.
Sunday 9 and 16 August 2015, 2pm - 9pm:
Sound installation (Premiere)
by Tina M Pearson
Tina M. Pearson on 'This Is For You':
This Is for You is a location-specific installation that reimagines the ohrenhoch gallery space as a multi-dimensional score for personal listening within an active acoustic space.A set of texts is presented along the walls of each of the exhibition spaces, giving visitors detailed invitations to consider for perceiving and listening in the space.
This Is For You engages with the subjective territory that conjoins passive and active listening with sonic imagination, enhanced by audio signals and subtle sounds that weave in and out of the threshold of audibility. These sounds are perceived uniquely by each listener, depending on the individual’s location, height, movement, auditory ability and state of mind. This effect leaves a rich “plus one” space for the listener’s own inner realization of the score.
This Is For You dismantles the idea of a homogenous listening or performance presentation for a passive audience, placing the installation experience solidly within the control of the listener’s intentions and perceptions. The stark realities of alone-ness – in birth, death, sensation, perception – as experienced individually, solo, from a singular perspective, make the work challenging, perhaps, provocative, as experienced inside the mind.
It uncovers a desire, however, to uncover for the listener the traces of a stark, sophisticated inter-relationship with the complex world of sound – with the listener’s unique intimate inner sounds, sonic memories and imagination as the basis for a wildly individual and deep sonic relationship with reality; the present and past resonance of the building location; with the rock, root and earth it is built on; with the flora, fauna, waters, lands and sky of its biosphere.
This Is for You is informed by Tina Pearson’s preoccupation with listening and perception, including her work with attention states, breath cycles and verbal, graphic, and text scores in music composition; her 2012-2013 project A Year of 4’33” (weekly outdoor performances of John Cage’s iconic work), and by the Sonic Meditations of the American composer Pauline Oliveros.
Audio Field Report no. 34 / Soundaktivismus 13: Interview with Tina M Pearson by Knut Remond. Limited Edition audio cassette, 8 copies numbered. Available at 'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen' (and heard there on headphone no.1).
Tina M Pearson (Canada) is a composer and performer whose projects engage spaces between places, cultures, genres and species, and between creators, performers and audiences. Pearson works in acoustic, electronic and telematic settings with conventional, found and invented instruments, and frequently develops works in community-based and site-specific contexts. Her works in new media, new music, dance and spoken word have been presented and broadcast widely in North America and Europe. Tina was editor of the journal Musicworks and an instructor in Sound Art at OCAD University (Toronto). Currently, she creates and performs (flute, voice, accordion, glass, virtual instruments) with the global collective Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and with the Victoria, Canada group LaSaM.