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.
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.
Next 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.The 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.
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.More 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
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.
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.
The 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.
An Intricate Game of Position is the title of the workshop with the Canadian radio artist Anna Friz at Astrid Noack Ateiler in Copenhagen 9th of February. It includes an introduction to key paradigms such spatiality and resonance, active listening, transception, and transmission ecology. Includes a listening session and demonstration of basic transmission principles using micro-radio. Participants will also undertake guided activities such as soundwalking, improvisation exercises, and work together to create ‘instant’ performative radio pieces.
More info: Astrid Noack Ateiler
I’m delighted to be granted a residency and working grant by the Institute for Music and Acoustics at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, where I in March 2014 will be finishing new audio-visual works for the Klangdom (Sound dome) – the hightech instrument for multi-channal spatialization. Last time I was working at the ZKM-Cube was in 2011 being one of the winners of Europe – A Sound Panorama international sound-art competition.
A live radio art performance titled Night Fall with Anna Friz (CA) expands from the sonic palate of the beacon in an improvised live show for unlicensed transmission, and invites the audience to contemplate the acoustic and electro-magnetic landscape of Seyðisfjörður at dusk. Tune in to 107.1FM from 17:41 for approximately one hour (or until dark) local time. Broadcasting from the residency space on the top floor of Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art, East Iceland, so listeners are also welcome to drop in to the open radio studio.
The award wining piece ‘Skeyti’ is now exclusively available on the Danish 2xCD compilation ‘Lyd Kunst Arkivet’ (the Sound Art Archive), which was released by an organization called Monoblaster as part of the LAK Nordic Sound Art Festival which I had the privilege to open previously this year in Copenhagen. Lyd Kunst Arkivet does not appear to be on sale anywhere since the release at the festival in the limited edition of 50 copies.
Its an absolute honor and privilege for me to inform about the award | residency | working grant for 2014 of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst).
The Berliner Künstlerprogramm – Artists-in-Berlin Program – is one of the most renowned international programs offering grants to artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, music and film. Since 1963, some 20 grants are awarded to international artists for an approximately one year stay in Berlin. The names of over 1.000 former guests impressively underscore the quality of the program. In its almost 50 years of existence, it has made a significant contribution to the international representation of contemporary arts in Berlin. In the 1960s and 1970s, György Kurtág, Krzystof Penderecki, György Ligeti, Isang Yun, John Cage, Morton Feldman were among the elected artists. The selection was in the 1980s expanded to represent the latest trends in electro-acoustic music and performance art in which artists such as Luigi Nono, Bill Fontana, Fast Forward, Shelley Hirsch, Fatima Miranda, David Moss, Gordon Monahan, Sainkho Namtchylak, Carles Santos, Bjørn Nørgaard, Simon Steen-Andersen.
From the very beginning, the Berliner Künstlerprogramm has defined itself as a forum of artistic dialogue which extends beyond cultural, geographical and, certainly, beyond political borders. This forum is effective and vigorous not only through the work and presence of the artists living in the city, but also through the approximately 100 events a year which the Berliner Künstlerprogramm hosts in conjunction with its guests in Berlin and other cities, and not least, by the international juries of experts in the four sections who decide upon the invitations to be issued. In this way, standpoints of the international artistic avant-garde are mediated, not only in Berlin, stimulating both aesthetic and political discourse. In Berlin, the center of activities is the daadgalerie on Zimmerstraße. An interview about my work in connection to the des DAAD award is published online by SNYK Contemporary Music and Sound Art in Denmark
From beginning of April I’ll be attending an intense tour with one of the current projects ‘the art book orchestra’ accompanied by lectures at Art Academies and Universities across Europe.
The performance The art book orchestra is an extraordinary audio visual concert form which has come to the large international attention both in the media, exhibitions, and in art & technology research. The concept is 10 different art books on stage, which live acts as the only musical instruments (live electronics). For performance & lectures dates please keep yourself updated in the section of activities on this webpage.
Supported by the Polish Institute in Budapest.
The new 2013 season in Gallery & art studio HOF will be marked with the Slovak artist Zdenka Brungot Svíteková, who on Monday 11th of February 5PM opens her exhibition titled ‘Neath’.
Zdenka Brungot Svíteková (1977) is a dancer, performer and collaborative artist born in Bratislava.
Exibition opening at Gallery and art studio HOF, Monday 11th of February 2013 at 5 pm and is running until 28th of February. Árstígur 6 | 710-Seyðisfjörður. Welcome!
Opnunin fer fram í Gallerí og stúdíó Hofi mánudaginn 18.01.2013 kl 17. Sýningin stendur til 28. febrúar, og er opin eftir samkomulagi. Heimilisfangið er Árstígur 6, 710 Seyðisfjörður. Velkomin!
Gallery and Art Studio, HOF, supports the Icelandic tradition of home galleries in the private surroundings of the multimedia artist Konrad Korabiewski. Its independent artistic profile offers a platform for exhibitions, concerts, venues and experiments by international and local artists. The gallery runs through all seasons and is open 24 hours a day.
Previous exhibitions at HOF:
03.10.-31.10.2012 | Thomas Köner (de) | La Barca
02.09-02.10.2012 | Tumi Magnússon (is) | 4Times to the Shop
23.08-01.09.2012 | Dr. Döring (de) | Extract of the Complete Works – no.2
The exclusive field recording piece Banki (inspired by the Icelandic finical crises), is included on second issue of download-compilation series by the Augsburg experimental music label Attenuation Circuit. The composition is entirely based on field recordings of bobbling mud pools around the volcanic area of Mývatn, Iceland.
Implanted is a download-only compilation uniting long-standing attenuation circuit artists with newcomers. Implanted is the second issue in a continuing series of compilations aimed at presenting the broadest possible spectrum of experimental approaches to sound.
King St. Stephen Museum in Székesfehérvár, Hungary is a county museum with a range of rich collections (archaeology, ethnography, local history, modern and contemporary art). The city is about 60 kilometers from Budapest. The museum started to work in the field of artists’ books twenty-five years ago. There is an ever-increasing artists’ book collection of circa 1500 pieces in the museum (works by both Hungarian and international artists), in large part due to the artists who have donated the books to the collection after the shows. Pieces are on display in a permanent exhibition in the New Hungarian Gallery in the museum in Székesfehérvár.The King St. Stephen Museum, in collaboration with the City Gallery Deák Collection in Székesfehérvár, is organizing the Fifth International Artists’ Book Exhibition in May–October 2013.
The art book orchestra performance opens the exhibition and event May 18th 2013.
Every year the Association of Visual Artists in Iceland celebrate the Visual Art Day. The event will take place this coming Saturday, November 3, and artists all over the country will participate. Visual artists in Seyðisfjörður will take part in the event by opening the doors to their studios. Guests is welcome to drop by between 14.00 and 17.00 to take look at the working facilities and learn about the occupation.
Open studios in Seyðisfjörður during the Visual Art Day:
Garðar Eymundsson, Norðurgötu 5, 1.
Þórunn Eymundardóttir & Helgi Örn Pétursson, Fossgötu 4
Litten Nyström & Linus Lohmann, Bjólfsgötu 4
Linda Persson, Austurvegi 42, 3.
Konrad Korabiewski, Árstígur 6. Gallery and art studio HOF is located at the same address and is open as well.
An interview about my work and approach to art is published on October issue of best Italian music magazine Blow-Up.
A digital copy of the article is available here.
Exibition opening at Gallery and art studio HOF, Wendsday 4th of October 2012 at 12 pm and is running until 31st of October. Árstígur 6 | IS-710-Seyðisfjörður. Welcome!
Thomas Köner is a pioneering multimedia artist whose main interest lies in combining visual and auditory experiences. Over his long, much celebrated career, he has worked between installation works, sound art, minimal soundscapes, and (as one half of Porter Ricks) fantastically repetitive dub techno. He attended the music college in Dortmund and studied electronic music at the CEM-Studio in Arnhem. Until 1994 he worked for the film industry as editor and sound engineer.He extended his concept of time and sound colour to images, resulting in video installations, photography and net art. His point of departure was composition of sound in which aspects of a performance and visual language were gradually integrated.
Among many prices, in 2000 the Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media awarded him the ‘New Media Prize’. 2004 the Prix Ars Electronica awarded him the ‘Golden Nica’, and he was awarded the ’Produktionspreis WDR / Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis’ (german sound art award).
At Skálar Sound Art Festival 2012 Thomas will also perform his acclaimed work Novaya Zemlya (Touch Music), in the unique surroundings of the sound sculpture ‘Tvísöngur’ by Lukas Kühne (DE). More info: http://skálar.is / http://www.koener.de/
New international Sound Art Festival in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland. On 3 – 6 October 2012 sound artists and composers in collaboration with the festivals partnered institutions and organizations, convert the factory space of the former Nordursild fish factory to a festival space for sound art and experimental music. Skálar Sound Art Festival is situated in a unique place by the seaside of Seydisfjördur.
The festival is established as an annual event with the aim of presenting a wide range of original artistic expressions of experimental music and sound-art. The festival offers a comprehensive and ambitious program for three intensive days. More than 20 concerts and performances of Icelandic and international artists including a opening piece with the fishing trawler Gullver NS-12, large and small indoor and outdoor installations, mixed media exhibitions, an audio walk, workshops, and lectures.
Among the highlights of the program we are honored to present the esteemed multimedia and sound artists Asmus Tietchens & Thomas Köner (DE), who will perform a concert with the new Kontakt Der Jünglinge material. Thomas Köner will also perform his acclaimed work ‘Novaya Zemlya’ in the unique surroundings of the sound sculpture ‘Tvísöngur’ by Lukas Kühne (DE).
The artistic curators of the project Europe – A Sound Panorama, Thomas Köner and Konrad Korabiewski will bring to Iceland the 10 award winning international sound art pieces of that project. This they will dissolve and assemble live into one acoustic composition, creating their sound impressions of 10 different places in Europe. The project takes place in collaboration with ZKM – Center for Art and Media (Institute for Music & Acoustics), Goethe-Institut Belgrad and Deutschlandradio Kultur.
In addition to this an exchange-project between nomadenetappe – Kunst & Theorie, and the Skálar – Centre, will bring a group of artists from Linz, Austria to Seydisfjördur. For a duration of approximately one week the artists, whose work mainly focuses on sound will work on-site on various projects, resulting in a hybrid showcase titled ‘Repeat, please…’ This consists of live concerts, workshops and lectures that take place throughout the festival.
The Icelandic artist Tumi Magnússon will have exibition opening of his video work ‘4Times to the Shop’.
Exibition opening at Gallery and art studio HOF, Sunday 2 of September 2012 at 4 pm and is running until 30th of September. Árstígur 6 | 710-Seyðisfjörður.
Gavin Morrison about Tumi Magnússon´s engagement with image, perception, meaning and a complexity to the history of painting:
There is a materialistic conviction in Magnússon´s work. His practice arose from a conceptual art and fluxus basis but from the 1980s predominately concerned painting. And although he no longer uses that medium the work is still conversant with thatidiom. Common across the work has been the pursuit of a form of abstraction of qualities; colour, form, and size. The word abstraction maybe misleading if thought of as pertaining to colour field painting or abstract expressionism but Magnússon´s relationship to the term is more literal. he abstracts from reality, the work remains figurative, it depicts actual objects or qualities of objects but in ways in which isolates and intensifies.
Previous exhibitions at HOF 23.08-01.09.2012 | Dr. Döring (de) | Extract of the Complete Works – no.2
the Living Art Museum | Reykjavik | Saturday August 25th 21:00
Introducing SKÁLAR, a newly established Center For Sound Art and Experimental Music in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. Performances by local Iceladic sound artists along with Konrand Korabiewski who will perform the work ‘Skeyti’, prize winning composition of the project Europe – A Sound Panorama, due to be release and presentation by SKÁLAR this coming autumn. Performances will start at 21:00. Konrad Korabiewski (pl/dk/is), Elvar Már Kjartansson (is/Auxpan) Þóranna Björnsdóttir (is/Trouble), Baldur Björnsson (is/Krakkbot) Aðalsteinn Jörundsson (is/AMFJ)
More info: http://nylo.is
Its a pleasure, honor, and privilege to open the gallery and art studio Hof | Árstígur 6 | 710 | Seyðisfjörður | East celand.
Gallery and art studio Hof supports the Icelandic tradition of home galleries in private surroundings of the multimedia artist Konrad Korabiewski.
Its independent artistic profile provides a platform for exhibitions, concerts, venues and experiments by international and local artists.
The gallery runs through all seasons and its open 24 hours a day.
Exhibition opening Thursday 23rd of August. Dr. Döring – extract of the Complete Works – no. 1 | no.2
Roger Döring (1961) from Berlin will open two exhibitions in Seyðisfjörður in August. He will present a selection of his drawings at the West Wall Gallery – Skaftfell, ‘Extract of the Complete Works – no. 1’. At the same time at a second location, Gallery and art studio Hof, he will show another selection ‘Extract of the Complete Works – no. 2’. In both exhibitions Roger will show a repetitive drawing series, of the character ‘Efendi’. By ‘the Complete Works’, the artists implies that seemingly different aspects of his work are entirely connected although the medium of expression varies between drawings, music, poems, stories, acting, video etc.
Roger Döring is currently in Seyðisfjörður to work on new material with Konrad Korabiewski for a coming record | LP release. As a musician Roger is a member of Dictaphone, also working with Imre Thormann (Butoh dance), MoserMeyerDöring, Takeshi Nishimoto, Einstürzende Neubauten as well as making music for films, theatre, dance, and performing as actor.
Skálar is a new established Center For Sound Art and Experimental Music to be located in the factory space of the former Nordursild fish factory, situated in a unique place by the seaside of Seydisfjördur, East Iceland. Seeking and supporting artistic depth and quality, the aim of Skálar is to provide a platform for experiments, collaborations, presentations, studies and inspiration to professional artists and students in good working facilities. It wishes to work with related institutions, and to create a basis for international interchange and network.
Skálar team At Lunga Festival this year, the art-collective (Auxpan, Konrad Korabiewski, Helgi Örn Pétursson) of Skálar will present three experimental electronic concerts in the acousmatic of the Blue Church. After the concerts, during the evening, the artists and initiators will present sound art and music representative for the profile of Skálar at the Skaftfell bistro.
Intense and successful tour in Europe with the Art Book Orchestra took me to five different countries in June. Starting by leading a workshop in Denmark with visual artist Mogens Otto Nielsen, and electronica artist Tone, ending with intimate concert in Berlin.
Back in my home base Seydisfjördur, Iceland, next I perform in the Bookshop-projectspace 6th of July as part of Skaftfell’s 2012 summer exhibition series Reaction Intermediate. The program is based on events, happenings, performances, open studios, exhibitions and video screenings. Participants are from the East of Iceland or artists in residence at Skaftfell – Center for Visual Art East Iceland.
Reaction Intermediate offers eleven different projects by visual and sound artists. The projects will be on display at two venues, the Bookshop-projectspace and the West Wall gallery. The program is ongoing until 16th of September.
The concert Art Book Orchestra consists of re-compositions of 10 original sound art pieces incorporated in 10 different art books, entitled ‘Affected as only a human being can Be’. The live-concert presents artist Konrad Korabiewski performing and interacting with the art books, as unconventional musical instruments live electronics). In addition, two integrated audio-visual works ‘Insulin Sut’ (2011) and ‘Tolerated Residence’ (2009) will be displayed as video installations.
‘Affected as only a human being can be’ | book art object | multimedia installation with integrated soundscape. Hand assembled work with handprinted woodcut cover (50 different copies). 10 Chapters with over 38 illustrated spreads and 45 min. of music. The pioneering and awarded sound/art book ‘Affected as only a human being can Be’ (Geiger Records, 2010) by multimedia artist Konrad Korabiewski and mixed media artist Litten is a cross over project, a meeting point where sound art, experimental music, visual art and book-art melt together in a radical way in a highly tactile, multimedial and interactive digital art form.
Winning the Europe – A Sound Panorama international sound-art competition was for me one of the highlights of 2011.
‘Europe – a sound panorama’ is the title of a project by the Goethe Institute of Belgrade, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Radio Belgrade, the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU), Ars Acustica Group, the Institute for Music and Sound at the Centre for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe (ZKM) and the director and media artist Götz Naleppa. Its aim, to compose a soundscape of Europe through the contributions of European sound artists drawing from various disciplines such as electro acoustic composition, field recordings and radio art.
Out of the total of 186 contributions submitted from 25 European countries, an international jury selected the ten best entries and invited the winners to a workshop in Karlsruhe in October 2011. Here we developed a European sound panorama from our combined works under the guidance of German prize-winning sound and media artist Thomas Köner.
This brand new piece, alongside the 10 winning works, was presented in a live concert at Audio Culture Festival/ZKM on 22 October and broadcast by Deutschland Radio Kultur and participating European radio stations.
My cinematic sound scape ‘Skeyti’ – is a highly atmospheric composition, reflecting distinct Icelandic circumstances, and includes recordings from an old morse massage from 1976.
A podcast presentation of the winning pieces is available online by Goethe-Institut. The radio broadcast by Deutschlandradio Kultur is also available online. An interview (Danish) about the prizewinning composition ´Skeyti´ was made by Danish National Radio P2.