I am delighted to reveal my next album collaboration with multi-instrumentalist/composer/improviser Zeena Parkins. Zeena is a pioneer of contemporary harp practice and performance utilizing her one-of-a-kind electric harp, and she has extended the language of the acoustic harp with the inventive use of unusual playing techniques, preparations, and layers of electronic processing. She is a highly sought after collaborator; among many others she has worked with Bjørk (2000-2005).

Recordings for our new album with the working title “States of Emergence”, will begin in New York City this fall and continue into 2018 in California and at Skálar’s base in East Iceland. The title is both a reflection of an emotional state of mind as well as an increasingly urgent  condition of the global environment. Our work together will evolve from a conversation between Zeena’s live instruments (primarily electric harp) and my live electronic manipulation and processing of sounds into the final composition(s).

The new project album is (so far) supported by Danish Composer Society, Danish Arts Foundation, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.

“The production utilises the natural acoustics of the space and with light use of reverb creates the impression of a complex interplay between distance and nearness, as if a quartet of players were secreted around what might be an ancient sacred space (…)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the whole review of the internationally acclaimed Komplex LP (Skálar001/Gruen126) by Roger Döring | Konrad Korabiewski: https://www.musiquemachine.com/reviews/reviews_template.php?id=6323

“Quite surprisingly, Korabiewski has a soft touch, letting the saxophone breath—using his role more to provide an atmospheric contextualization. I haven’t heard such subtle manipulation since Brian Eno and Harold Budd’s collaborations (…)”
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Read the whole review of the internationally acclaimed Komplex LP (Skálar001/Gruen126) by Roger Döring | Konrad Korabiewski: http://illustratedamateur.com/home/2017/1/7/komplex

This December I am looking very much forward to return to one of the magical places on earth and perform FJARÐARHEIÐI with Anna Friz at Tsonami Arte Sonoro Festival 2016 in both in Valparaíso and Santiago, Chile. Performing dates are:
8th December Teatro Parque Cultural de Valparaíso
14th December Centro Cultural de España, Santiago

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An evening of experimental audiovisual works created by sound and multi-media artist Konrad Korabiewski (PL/DK/IS) over the past fourteen years together with collaborators from Poland, Denmark, Iceland and Canada. Ten works exploring and deconstructing culture, consumption, labour and landscape.

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More info: http://spektrumberlin.de/events/detail/konrad-korabiewski-friends-221.html https://www.facebook.com/events/212939452460366/

Bending The Waves #2
– a series about radio as Instrument

live Radio show by Sissi FM
live stream at rebootFM
Funded by Initiative Neue Musik e.V.

Anna Friz (CA/US) & Konrad Korabiewski (PL/DK/IS) performing: FJARÐARHEIÐI
Using field recordings, cottage-built electronics, analogue tape and feedback systems, Friz and Korabiewski perform live, accompanied by Friz’ monochrome two-channel photo-montage. Together, they craft pensive audiovisual landscapes, strongly influenced by the extreme oscillation between daylight and darkness characteristic of life over a year on the mountainous coast just below the Arctic Circle. Fjarðarheiði is taken from the name of the 25 km mountain pass which connects the village of Seyðisfjörður to the nearest town of Egilsstaðir in eastern Iceland. On this sometimes treacherous road, the visual and acoustic environments are transformed by dense fog and snow storms, effecting a perceptual flux between white-out and black-out which leaves only an aftergrain. If afterglow refers to the light or luminescence left in the sky after sundown, after-grain is the sonic and visual noise that remains when most other frequencies are subtracted.

+ mobile radio: Knut Aufermann (DE) + Sarah Washington (UK)

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Following on from the success of the Resonance venture and the numerous radio experiments we were able to carry out there, we have since been invited as guest ‘radio experts’ by projects tapping into a renewed interest in experimental radio and ‘radio art’. Now based in Germany, we continue the work of Mobile Radio with those who want to develop concepts through the medium of radio. More than that, Mobile Radio remains a personal artistic journey to create radio work which arises from our encounters and surroundings. Our mission remains the same as it was the first day we first set off on our epic airwave adventure: to seek out new forms of radio by taking radio production out of the studio environment. http://mobile-radio.net

+ radio essay by Tisha Mukarji (JP)

http://ausland-berlin.de/washington-aufermannfriz-korabiewski
https://www.facebook.com/events/1137151826380231/

I am pleased to announce my performance at Lab30 Media Art Festival 2016 in Augsburg, Germany.

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FJARÐARHEIÐI is taken from the name of the 25 km mountain pass which connects the village of Seyðisfjörður to the nearest town of Egilsstaðir, East Iceland. On this often treacherous road, the visual and acoustic environments are transformed by dense fog, wind, rain, and snow storms, effecting a perceptual state of white-out or black-out leaving only an aftergrain. If afterglow refers to the light or luminance left in the sky after sundown, aftergrain is the sonic and visual grit that remains when most other frequencies are subtracted. Created together with Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music member Anna Friz, FJARÐARHEIÐI reflects the extreme oscillation between daylight and darkness characteristic of life over the year in the far north. Korabiewski performs with field recordings, cottage-built electronics, analogue tape, and feedback systems, accompanied by Friz’ monochrome two-channel photomontage.

More info: http://www.lab30.de/programm/fjararheii

Radio art is a multi-faceted form of art. To illustrate this by way of celebration, the festival Radio Revolten (translation: Radio Revolts) invites more than 70 artists from 17 countries to Halle (Saale), Germany to present 30 days of contemporary radio art at 15 locations around the city in the form of performances, installations, concerts and live radio broadcasts. Daily events take place in the Radio Revolten Club, located close to the city market square. Next door at Radio Revolten Central, visitors will experience art installations in the exhibit dealing with transmission in all its guises. This is also the home of Radio Revolten Radio, transmitting 24/7 on the FM frequency 99.3 MHz in Halle, reaching further afield on the MW frequency 1575 kHz, and serving a worldwide audience via the festival livestream. 35 radio stations around the world will integrate parts of Radio Revolten Radio into their own programming. Remarkable events will surprise Halle throughout the month of October 2016: from towers to castles to gardens, radio will blossom into art.

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Radio Revolten Artistic Director: Knut Aufermann. Curators: Anna Friz, Sarah Washington, Ralf Wendt and Elisabeth Zimmermann.

Featured international artists include luminaries of transmission art: Andrea-Jane Cornell, Peter Courtemanche, Fernando Godoy M and Rodrigo Ríos Zunino, Joyce Hinterding, Tetsuo Kogawa, Jeff Kolar, Emmanuel Madan, Aki Onda, Anna Raimondo, The Resonance Radio Orchestra, Maia Urstad, Gregory Whitehead and many many more. My own performance is scheduled to 27th of October 2016.  The largest ever festival of contemporary radio art: http://radiorevolten.net

Ascención is a new audiovisual work and a multi-channel audiovisual installation, which considers the aerial imagination and the condition of ascent as one of extension, expansion and sublimation. The work is a metamorphosis of perspective as well as perception, oscillating between immediate near-field vision and ecstatic overexposure, or an imaginative astigmatism where light fails to come to a single focus. Using analogue stop-motion film, Korabiewski documented only the upward journey on seven historical ascensors (or funicular cable car ‘elevators’) in Valparaíso, Chile, a seaside city built on a series of very steep hills. The installation consists of a two large digital projections accompanied by seven speakers, each playing asynchronous loops of composed sound.

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“It would be a cliche to recourse to the idea that Iceland’s treeless environment impacts on any music made by artists living there. But the plaintive baritone saxophone on Kremmerstrasse vividly suggests it does, as it plays out over voices that alternate between agitated talk and half-singing. These tracks could be brief extracts from films, their mood and tempo changing as the flicker from one to the next. The clarinet melody closing Zeit Heilt Alle Wunden is an almost direct reference to the vocal melody ending Warszawa on Bowie’s Low” (…)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Read the whole review of the internationally acclaimed Komplex LP (Skálar001/Gruen126) by Roger Döring | Konrad Korabiewski – in the legendary The Wire – Adventures in Sound and Music Magazine (UK). Current July 2016 issue The Wire Magazine#389

I am thrilled to announce, I have been chosen as a composer for Nordic Music Days 2016 with the new audiovisual installation Ascención. Reykjavik is hosting the Nordic Music Days 2016, one of the world’s oldest music festivals, founded in 1888. The festival will showcase pioneering contemporary music performances by Nordic composers performed by leading ensembles and soloists from the Nordic region. Nordic Music Days 2016 is organized by the Icelandic Composers Society, and takes place in Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík on 29 September to 1 October 2016. http://www.nordicmusicdays.org

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Exclusive contribution for The Wire Tapper 40 compilation CD. Composition Hof by Roger Döring and Konrad Korabiewski from the internationally acclaimed vinyl album Komplex (Skálar001/Gruen126).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All copies of the May 2016 issue of The Wire – Adventures in Sound and Music will come complete with an exclusive free CD attached to the cover, The Wire Tapper 40, the latest volume in the acclaimed series of new music compilations.As with previous volumes this CD, which has been compiled by Shane Woolman, is packaged in a heavy duty card sleeve designed by The Wire’s art director Ben Weaver, and contains a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in The Wire.

Exclusive contribution for the Polish SOUNDPLAY 2014 compilation CD. Flucht by Roger Döring and Konrad Korabiewski from the internationally acclaimed vinyl album Komplex ( Skálar001/Gruen 126). Soundplay 2014 album contains a collection of recordings by artists who visited Gdańsk within the framework of Soundplay Festival which took place on 24-29 June 2014. Some of the compositions were created during the festival and can be treated as a sound documentation of the events.

Among other artists contributing are also: Anna Friz (CA/US), Christina Kubish (DE), BJ Nilsen (SE), Jana Winderen (NO), John Grzinich (EE/US), Kacper Ziemianin (PL), Martyna Poznańska & Jacob Eriksen (PL), Porcje Rosołowe (PL), Rudy Decelière (PL)                                                                                               More info: http://artandsciencemeeting.pl/?p=2478&lang=enhttp://www.skalar.is/soundplay2014-2015/  Review by Łukasz Komła for Nowa Muzyka: http://www.nowamuzyka.pl/2016/02/12/soundplay-2014/

Supported by: LOGOS_soundplay

 

 

 

Using field recordings, cottage-built electronics, analogue tape and feedback systems, Friz and Korabiewski perform live with this new piece, accompanied by Friz’ monochrome two-channel photo-montage. Together, Friz and Korabiewski craft pensive audiovisual landscapes, strongly influenced by the extreme oscillation between daylight and darkness characteristic of life over a year on the mountainous coast just below the Arctic Circle. FJARÐARHEIÐI is taken from the name of the 25 km mountain pass which connects the village of Seyðisfjörður to the nearest town of Egilsstaðir in eastern Iceland. On this sometimes treacherous road, the visual and acoustic environments are transformed by dense fog and snow storms, effecting a perceptual flux between white-out and black-out which leaves only an aftergrain. If afterglow refers to the light or luminescence left in the sky after sundown, after-grain is the sonic and visual noise that remains when most other frequencies are subtracted.

FJARÐARHEIÐI will have world premiere 10.10.2015 during the 44th Festival Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal, Québec/Canada. Supported by:

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During the 44th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montréal the audio visual collaboration with Kristjan Loðmfjorð (is), NS-12 (2014) will have its North American premiere being screened twice in the FCN’s experimental | avantgarde LAB-program (an exploration of experimental and multidisciplinary forms of cinema). By means of sound and image, NS-12 poetically portrays the fishing trawler Gulliver, docked in Seyðisfjorður, East Iceland. The trawler is a self-contained world; a space which functions both as workplace and collective living arrangement, which is also personally and physically affective. To the people working on board, the ship might be seen as a tool, but artistically it is perceived as a living organism, as a musical instrument triggering the senses and as a visual landscape impressing with textures and colors. The constant sensation of motion from the heaviness and roughness of the rolling trawler conveys a state of confusion or reverie, like that triggered by seasickness. The ship itself is always in the foreground, with the life on board as the background. Thus NS-12 captures the moment of an everyday situation, applying an  expressionistic approach for an experimental outcome. It communicates the human spirit, essential for the experience of the trawler at sea with the ceaseless sound and vibrations of the engine.

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With the support of: Cultural Council of East Iceland, Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, Danish Composers Society, Danish Arts Foundation, ZKM – Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe,  Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music, Lortur Productions.

Saturday October 10, 2015 Program #75 13:00 Salle J.A. De Sève (Concordia)
Wednesday October 14, 2015, Program #200 19:00 Cinémathèque – Salle Fernan Seguin

More info and trailer: http://www.nouveaucinema.ca/en/films/ns-12

Exclusive contribution for the Dutch Gonzo Circus Muziek.Kunst.Meer Magazine (#129) on the compilation CD Mind the Gap (#116). Flucht by Roger Döring and Konrad Korabiewski from the internationally acclaimed vinyl album Komplex (Skálar001/Gruen 126)

Mind the Gap (#116)

I am excited announcing the new vinyl album Komplex with Roger Döring (Dictaphone/Moser/Meyer/Döring) released by the German sound art label Gruenrekorder in collaboration with Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music , East Iceland

The project was created over two years in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland and in Berlin, Germany, and is an evolving conversation between Döring’s improvisation on acoustic instruments such as clarinet and saxophones, and Korabiewski’s electronic live treatment and composition with Döring’s sounds. A third compositional element is contributed by the particular ambiences of the spaces in which the recordings took place, as Korabiewski and Döring came together to record at sites with personal and acoustic resonance, from Döring’s apartment in Berlin to an abandoned herring factory by the sea in East Iceland. The result is a highly expressive, dark, and deeply felt, honest album, reflective of shifting emotional states and uneasy sagas from the north. Icelandic fimartist Kristján Loðmfjörð created a promotional video work for the album track Flucht.


Flucht | Komplex from Konrad Korabiewski on Vimeo.

Komplex Vinyl LP – 8 Tracks (36:29) Limited edition 300
http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=11903
Komplex – Press-release
www.gruenrekorder.de/pdf/Komplex__pressrelease.pdf
Cover picture
http://www.gruenrekorder.de/Photos/Komplex.jpg

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Reviews:

Musique Machine (UK)
“The production utilises the natural acoustics of the space and with light use of reverb creates the impression of a complex interplay between distance and nearness, as if a quartet of players were secreted around what might be an ancient sacred space (…)”

illustrated Amateur (Canada)
“Quite surprisingly, Korabiewski has a soft touch, letting the saxophone breath—using his role more to provide an atmospheric contextualization. I haven’t heard such subtle manipulation since Brian Eno and Harold Budd’s collaborations (…)”

The Wire – Adventures in Sound and Music (UK)
“It would be a cliche to recourse to the idea that Iceland’s treeless environment impacts on any music made by artists living there. But the plaintive baritone saxophone on Kremmerstrasse vividly suggests it does, as it plays out over voices that alternate between agitated talk and half-singing. These tracks could be brief extracts from films, their mood and tempo changing as the flicker from one to the next. The clarinet melody closing Zeit Heilt Alle Wunden is an almost direct reference to the vocal melody ending Warszawa on Bowie’s Low (…)”

The Sound Projector (UK)
“Emotional conflict. I’ll say that the recordings here are exceptionally clear and vivid, and I’ll admit the overall sound of the record does have a certain weight and authority, which may be partially due to the mixing skills of Schneider TM (…)”

Vital Weekly (The Netherlands)
“So their musical dialogues are overall of a meditative and reflective nature. It like their improvisations most all because of the physicality and concreteness of the sounds produced. Very pure and with an emotional content. Very impressive is also the picture on the cover of this album. Two people in the front seats of an automobile, photographed from the back. Just seeing the silhouettes of both persons. Intriguing (…)”

Loop (Chile)
“Las notas melódicas del saxo barítono aparecen solitarias en un paraje desolado y frío que denotan cierta melancolía que se ve interrumpida a veces por ruidos. No obstante la característica es que el saxo se esparce en un ambient plácido en el que tenues tratamientos electrónicos apenas emergen a la superficie como el drone en ‘Zeit heilt alle wunden’ (…)”

Feardrop (France)
“Une musique ambiante, véritablement ambiante et habitée s’illustre alors en réminiscence d’un expressionnisme primitif, dans quoi les formes les plus simples exacerbent le rythme intime pour refaçonner la respiration et la cadence cardiaque sur le modèle du chantonnement crépusculaire. Alors, hantés par le miroitement du cuivre et le vrombissement infra, les souffles maîtrisés de l’instrument, dans leur circulaire obscurité romantique finissent par rappeler la grâce d’une œuvre aussi essentielle que The Radio de Steve Roden (…)”

Freistil Magazin für Musik und Umgebung (Austria)
“Nicht unwesentlich bei der Entstehung der vorliegenden Soundscapes ist die Berücksichtigung verschiedener Aufnahmesituationen. Die reichen von einer Wohnung in Berlin bis hinaus zu einer aufgelassenen Fabrikshalle auf Island. Entsprechend unterschiedlich ausdifferenziert findet dieser Komplex klanglich statt. Von smart bis hart reicht die Ausdruckspalette. Manchmal herrscht mildes Klima vor, dann wieder wilde Verzerrung. So kommt diese ambitionierte. Ambientmusik daher: roh und ausgekocht zugleich (…)”

Le son du grisli (France)
“Les instruments de Döring & Korabiewski sont d’un naturel époustouflant et leur jeu est pétri de mélancolie (pas de cette mélancolie fastoche post-ECM, … , mais d’un vrai truc qui vous prend là). Et les huit petites pièces qu’ils lâchent sur ce vinyle sont autant de bouteilles à la mer lancées contre un glacier (…)”

Dagbladet Information (Denmark)
“Der er en vemodig berlinermodernisme over de melankolske og blødt beboelige klangrum, som duoen fremmaner. Her foregår mødet mellem mennesket og maskinen for en gangs skyld glat og uproblematisk, ja nærmest smukt (…)”

Seismograf / DMT  (Denmark)
“Urovækkende og dragende bekendtskab, der fremstår simpelt i sit udtryk men gemmer på et umage samspil mellem forskellige klanguniverser. Det er en uhyre stemningsfuld plade, som konstant leger med opfattelsen af akustiske rum, og hvilke følelser det ene fremkalder frem for det andet. Det er interessant lytning såvel som et spændende studium i grænselandet mellem akustisk og syntetisk tonedannelse (…)”

Nowa Muzyka (Poland)
“Płyta „Komplex” mogłaby być ścieżką dźwiękową do jakiegoś dokumentu Wernera Herzoga, lecz póki co istnieje jako autonomiczne dzieło pełne osobistego uroku. Ciężko jest się oderwać od tego winyla, mam nadzieję, że i was on zachwyci (…)”

Textura (Canada)
“Pieces range from sombre funereal meditations (kremmenerstraße) to brooding nightscapes redolent of mysterious European cityscapes (flucht), with many of the duo’s plaintive reveries unfolding at a slow and measured pace. Though Komplex would be short by CD standards, its eight evocative settings fit the vinyl format perfectly (…)”

Spring in Europe generates energy and I am pleased to announce two exclusive concerts in Vienna in collaboration with legendary ORF Kunstradio, Austrian public national radio.

April 12th, 2015, 23:03 CET
Ö1 Kunstradio LIVE on air and on line
Telefunken Twins by Anna Friz and Konrad Korabiewski
Podcast of the program is available here: http://kunstradio.at/2015A/12_04_15.html

Telefunken Twins is a suite of pieces departing from a duet between two vintage Telefunken Bajazzo radio/cassette decks. Using radio as instrument and as system exciter, the pieces also utilize micro-FM transmission, low fidelity electronic instruments, analogue tape, dictaphones, walkie talkies, spectral monitoring, and intricate feedback systems to craft and expressive and intimate world from the sensuality of signal and noise. By working with small circuits of transmission live in the radio studio of Ö1 Kunstradio, Telefunken Twins seeks to transform radio away from its everyday role as an apparatus of entertainment or information diffusion, instead proposing radio as instrument, as landscape, and as a poetic space of reverie.
Telefunken Twins is commissioned by Kunstradio and supported by Danish Arts Foundation.

April 14th, 21:00 CET
BRUTTO meets Ö1 Kunstradio
Featuring live Anna Friz & Konrad Korabiewski + Broken Heart Collector
on site: Brut Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Entrance 3.-/5.- Euro

A get-together: brut’s cooperation with the Ö1-Kunstradio evokes a spring fever of its very own kind in the audience. Anna Friz & Konrad Korabiewski create an audio-visual performance with electronic and acoustic instruments, field recordings and analogous music cassettes.

This week, listen on air, online or download the “Trilogy for Night and Radio: Radiotelegraph/Night Fall/Relay“, a three-part sound work by Anna Friz and Konrad Korabiewski. The work uses the intimacy of radio to reflect upon conditions of remoteness, fellowship across distance, and the fragility of human signals.

“Trilogy for Night and Radio” is the prologue to the four part “The Remote Series”, created by internationally acclaimed artists working with sound. Each is asked to consider an aspect of the idea of ‘remoteness’, or the experience of distance.

Subsequent episodes in “The Remote Series” will air in Australia on Radio National in late winter early spring 2015:

the remote series#1 by Tumi Magnússon (Iceland)
the remote series#2 by Fernando Godoy M (Chile)
the  remote series#3 by Christina Kubisch (Germany)
the  remote series#4  by Jana Winderen (Norway)

“Trilogy for Night and Radio: Radiotelegraph/Night Fall/Relay” is produced by Skálar FM for the Creative Audio Unit with additional support from the Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Composer’s Society, radioCONA, Kultural Center Tobačna 001, and Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts.

As part of the Tsonami Sound Art Festival 2014 in the bohemian city of Valparaíso, Chile, a festival with a wonderful progressive independent spirit, the audio-visual collaboration NS-12, made together with Icelandic film artist Kristján Loðmfjörð (recently nominated for the Marl Video Art Award 2014 in Germany), will have its South American premiere Tuesday 2nd of December in the gallery Casa E. The piece will be installed in 5.1 version and runs during the festival until the 7th of December. A short artist statement will open the exhibition as introduction to the piece. 
Canadian sound | radio | transmission artist Anna Friz and I will have a concert | performance under the title Magnetic Meridian, an improvised concert reflecting upon the conditions of geographic and communicative remoteness, and the fragility of unstable human signals. The concert will take place in Teatro PCdV, Thursday 4th of December 19:30 hours local time.
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Same day, same place, only a few hours before (17:00 hours) Anna Friz and I will also have a lecture under the title The Feeling of North, introducing our current focus as curators and practicing members of Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music. Skálar is particularly interested to generate and support artistic practices which highlight unstable systems, open spaces to new interpretations and use, and which engage in perceptual feedback and affect between site and subject. We will discuss Skálar’s activities in remote landscapes in Iceland, as well as examples of our own work such as the audio-visual collaboration NS-12 and the radio art intervention Radiotelegraph.

Among other artists performing and participating in the VIII Festival de Arte Sonoro Tsonami 2014 are Carsten Stabenow (de), Yann Leguay (be), Francisco López (es), Christian Galarreta & Janneke van der Putten (pe/nl). More info http://tsonami.cl

I am pleased to announce that the audio-visual collaboration NS-12 (2014) with Icelandic film artist Kristján Loðmfjörð is nominated for the Marl Video Art Award 2014 in Germany. I am also one of the 10 finalists for the European Sound Art Award (previously Der Deutsche Klangkunst-Preis) with the project The Art Book Orchestra.

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The award winner of the Video Art Award 2014 will be announced together with the award winner of European Sound Art Award 2014 the on the 26th of October, during the exhibition opening. The sound art and the video art positions will be presented together in the exhibition of the Marler Media Art Awards 2014 in the Museum of Sculpture Glaskasten and other locations in Marl.

mikromusik. Festival für experimentelle Musik und Sound Art, with several installations and concerts by many present and former Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD guests; Zeena Parkins (us), Osvaldo Budon (uy), Emeka Ogboh (ng) and Konrad Korabiewski (pl/dk/is/de) among others.

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Im Zentrum des Festivals stehen aktuelle und ehemalige internationale Gäste des 1963 gegründeten Berliner Künstlerprogramms des DAAD und der interkulturelle Dialog. Die New Yorker Elektronikerinnen Zeena Parkins und Ikue Mori spielen als Duo Phantom Orchard erstmals in Berlin, Ankersmit/Tricoli horchen die Resonanzen des us-amerikanischen Abhörzentrums Teufelsberg aus. Konrad Korabiewski, Emeka Ogboh, Auinger/Strobl, Dafeldecker/Gaal erschaffen neue ortspezifische Installationen von Lagos bis Storkwinkel. Osvaldo Budón kreiert einen Klangraum aus 55 mikrotonal gestimmten, live bespielten Gitarren. In einem Konzert des Ensemble Mosaik werden kulturell geprägte mikrotonale Kompositionen von Grisey, Pelzel, Lim, Lang und Poppe aufgefächert. Dem Komponisten Vinko Globokar, der 2014 seinen 80sten Geburtstag feiert und bereits 1964, vor 50 Jahren, Gast des BKP war, ist ein Konzert mit der szenischen, live-elektronischen Komposition „Introspection d’un tubiste“ gewidmet. Ein Workshop fragt nach kulturellen Identitäten in der Sound Art und verschiedenen Konzepten von Klang und Klangaufzeichnung.

The new audio visual installation Storkwinkel on Saturday August 16, 6 pm, during the final event of 47. Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Darmstadt Summer Course 2014).

Storkwinkel is a multi-channel audio and visual composition departing from fine-focused observations and phonography of flat in an Berlin altbau. Its a investigation into the micro-acoustics of interior space: white rooms, tall ceilings, high windows; vestibules, unusual corners and sharp angled-edges. The work departs from precise amplifications of space and surface, taking the altitude and angle of each room to discover its tones, harmonics, and the audible evidence of daily activity within and without.

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Storkwinkel is commissioned by Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), Germany. Coproduction by Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD with Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt. Supported by the DAAD Bonn and Danish Arts Foundation.

The audio-visual collaboration NS-12 made together with Icelandic film artist Kristján Loðmfjörð had its premiere at ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics Karlsruhe, May 2014, followed by a successful presentation at the DAADgalerie in Berlin a few days later. This past week NS-12 returned to the place of its creation, Seyðisfjörður, for the Icelandic premiere as part of the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art summer group exhibition curated by Ráðhildur Ingadóttir.

SoundplayFestival2014Next the multichannel piece travels to Gdańsk where the Polish premiere will take place in the St. John’s Centre cathedral as part of the Soundplay Festival. At Soundplay I will also be performing with The Art Book Orchestra for the first time in Poland. Among other artists performing and participating in the Soundplay Festival are Christina Kubisch (de), Anna Friz (ca), and Touch Music artists Jana Winderen (no), BJ Nilsen (se), Jon Wozencroft (uk).
More info: http://soundplay.eu

Auxpan, Berglind Ágústsdóttir, Birgir Andrésson, Björn Roth, Borghildur Tumadóttir, Daníel Karl Björnsson, Dieter Roth, Elvar Már Kjartansson, Garðar Eymundsson, Garðar Bachmann Þórðarson, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Hanna Christel Sigurkarlsdóttir, Helgi Örn Pétursson, Ingirafn Steinarsson, Jökull Snær Þórðarson, Julia Martin , Konrad Korabiewski, Kristján Loðmfjörð, Kristján Steingrímur, Linus Lohmann , Litten Nyström , Lukas Kühne , Marcellvs L. & Munan Øvrelid, Monika Fryčová, Pétur Kristjánsson, Ráðhildur Ingadóttir, Roman Signer, Rúnar Loftur Sveinsson,Tinna Guðmundsdóttir, Tumi Magnússon & Þórunn Eymundardóttir.Skaftfell summer group exhibition 2014 | IcelandThe Skaftfell summer exhibition 2014 is entitled RÓ RÓ and opens Tuesday June 17, at 16.00, Iceland’s National Day.
The exhibition presents a group of local and international visual artists who are in an active contact with Seyðisfjörður, a village with 670 inhabitants in East Iceland. Some of the artists live permanently in the town, others own houses or reside regularly in the fjord. On exhibition are new or recent works, which are made locally or refer to the place, in the Skaftfell gallery as well as various sites and venues throughout the town. Parallel is an event program that will take place over the course of the exhibition. More info: http://skaftfell.is/en/2014/05/ro-ro/

Komplex is a forthcoming vinyl album by Roger Döring (Dictaphone/Moser/Meyer/Döring) and the award-winning multimedia artist Konrad Korabiewski, released by the German sound art label Gruenrekorder in collaboration with Skálar | Sound Art | Experimental Music , East Iceland.

Flucht | Komplex from Konrad Korabiewski on Vimeo.

The project was created over two years in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland and in Berlin, Germany, and is an evolving conversation between Döring’s improvisation on acoustic instruments such as clarinet and saxophones, and Korabiewski’s electronic live treatment and composition with Döring’sounds. A third compositional element is contributed by the particular ambiences of the spaces in which the recordings took place, as Korabiewski and Döring came together to record at sites with personal and acoustic resonance, from Döring’s apartment in Berlin to an abandoned herring factory by the sea in east Iceland.

In concert, Döring and Korabiewski deepen their musical dialogue, using live electronics to treat and highlight the physicality of acoustic improvisations on clarinet, saxophone, and accordion. Komplex, release concert, Ausland, 11.06.2014. 20.30 uhr.

Two performance works for multi-channel radio, featuring two vintage Telefunken Bajazzo radio/cassette decks, multiple micro-FM transmitters, and a chorus of supporting radio receivers. The artists employ lo-fi instruments, spectral monitoring, and intricate feedback systems to craft an expressive and intimate world from the sensuality of signal and noise.Anna Friz | Konrad Korabiewski | concert | artists talk | LinzMore info: http://nomadenetappe.net/

Porträt Konrad Korabiewski Sonnabend, 17.5.2014, 19 Uhr, daadgalerie
Programm:
 Konrad Korabiewski und Kristján Loðmfjörð im Gespräch mit Fabian Czolbe
Konrad Korabiewski (pl/dk/is/de) / Kristján Loðmfjörð (is)
 NS-12 (52 min., 2013/2014)

 Audiovisuelle Komposition, 8-Kanal Audio und HD-Projektion.
Konrad Korabiewski / Litten (dk)
 Påvirket Som Kun Et Menneske Kan Være (Geiger Records, 2010)
 Kunstbuchobjekt mit integriertem Soundscape, interaktiv

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Konrad Korabiewski, 2014 Gast des Berliner Künstlerprogramms des DAAD, ist ein Wanderer – er durchstreift die Länder Europas wie die musikalischen und künstlerischen Genres ihrer Kulturen. Elektronische Sounds und Feldaufnahmen, urbane Räume und isländische (Klang-)Landschaften, Auditives und Visuelles fügen sich in seinem vernetzenden Denken und Gestalten zu immer neuen Gebilden. Diese erste Präsentation Korabiewskis im Rahmen seines Berlinaufenthaltes beinhaltet zentral die soeben fertiggestellte audiovisuelle Komposition NS-12, die zusammen mit dem isländischen Filmemacher Kristján Loðmfjörð in den letzten beiden Jahren entstanden ist. Im Zentrum der Arbeit steht der isländische Fischkutter Gullver NS-12, den die beiden Künstler mit ihren ästhetischen Mitteln porträtiert und über den sie reflektiert haben, indem sie die Klänge und Bilder vor Ort realitätsnah aufnahmen und dann kombinierten, zeitweise überlagert von gesprochenen Texten und Klängen eines Chores. Texturen und Stofflichkeiten, Handlungen und soziale Raster sind die abgetasteten Elemente des als lebendigen Organismus aufgefassten Fischkutters. Der Kutter ist Ort, musikalisches Instrument und Alltag zugleich. Die audiovisuelle Komposition NS-12 ist dieser Vielschichtigkeit des sinnlichen Erlebens gewidmet. 
Vor der Aufführung wird der Musikwissenschaftler Fabian Czolbe Konrad Korabiewski zu seiner Arbeitsweise und seinen aktuellen Projekten befragen, im Anschluss ist das preisgekrönte Kunstbuchobjekt von Konrad Korabiewski und Litten anzuhörsehen. 

daadgalerie, Zimmerstraße 90, 10117 Berlin.

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More info: Berliner Künstlererprogramm des DAAD

Running into a old friend in Berlin results in new collaboration with German artist Dirk Dresselhaus aka Schneider ™, who back in 2008 did a remix of Mummy´s Birthday Greetings from the album Stateless (BSBTA/d’Oorhinge l’Orange, 2008).
Dirk Dresselhaus being author of many multidimensional music projects, has released numbers of influential records as Moist (City Slang, 1998) and Construction Sounds (Bureau B, 2012).
Together in the studio ZONE, Berlin we will be sound engineering and mixing the join forthcoming vinyl album by Roger Döring |  Konrad Korabiewski titled Komplex to be released by the German label Gruenrekorder. Release concert in Ausland, Berlin- Prenzlauer Berg, June 11th 2014.

I am pleased to announce the premiere of a new audio-visual work NS-12 at the Institute for Music and Acoustics at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe 15th of May 2014, 8 pm. NS-12 is a collaboration with the Icelandic filmmaker Kristján Loðmfjörð.

Through sound and image, NS-12 portrays the fishing trawler Gullver, based in Seyðisfjörður East Iceland.
The trawler is designed to withstand the heaviness and roughness of waves and weather as a self-contained world on its own, and functions as both an individual and collective space within the constant sensation of motion on the sea. For the people working on board, the ship might be seen as a tool, but it can be artistically perceived as a living organism, as a musical instrument triggering the senses, and as a visual landscape of textures and colors. The audio-visual work captures everyday situations and practices by applying an expressionistic approach for an experimental outcome.
It communicates the human spirit, essential for the on-board experience with the heavy rolling of the ship and the ceaseless sound of the engine. The piece is for 8 audio channels and 1 HD projector, 52 min.

NS-12 printstill 1The original soundscape for the work is realized as a contemporary composition where all the material is sourced from reality, whereas the imagery is mainly based of still-life recordings where visual perception shines above realism. Together the two mediums explore the complete body of the ship to capture the essence of the steel, a visually intriguing labyrinth where each room has it’s own way of carrying the sound from the engine.


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