JG Thirlwell (US) sound artist
Lives in New York City
JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn. He was born in Melbourne, Australia,where he studied art at Melbourne State College for two years before moving to London in 1978. After working with experimental group Nurse With Wound, JG started making his own records in 1980, initially releasing them with his own label, Self Immolation. He then relocated to NYC in 1983 where he still lives in Brooklyn.
JG's catalog is extensive,under many pseudonyms including Foetus (and multiple variations thereof), Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood and others.If there is a common thread to his varied musical styles it is a dramatic intensity and an evocative, cinematic quality.
In recent years,with works for Kronos Quartet, LEMUR and Bang On A Can, and in his occasional eighteen piece ensemble he has been increasingly interested electronically and sample generated music being rescored for traditional instrumentation played both conventionally and not. JG also performs with a chamber ensemble version of his Manorexia project. He scores "The Venture Brothers" show on Adult Swim/ Cartoon Network.
Finnbogi Pétursson (ISL) sound artist
Born in 1959. Lives in Iceland
Finnbogi Pétursson has been exhibiting since 1980 and is one of Iceland's most prominent artists. He is known for works that fuse sound, light, sculpture, architecture and drawings. Sound, a crucial element, is typically incorporated into spare sculptural installations. Pétursson represented Iceland at the Venice Biennial in 2001 with his monumental sound installation Diabolus. Collections include T-B A21- Vienna, Michael Krichman and Carmen Cuenca- USA, Malmo KunstMuseum-Sweden, Nordiska Akvarell Museum-Sweden and the National Gallery of Iceland. Permanent installations are at Landsvirkjun, Vatnsfellsvirkjun (an electric power plant) Reykjavik University and the Reykjavík Energy Headquarters.
Born in 1975. Lives in Berlin
BJNilsen is a sound and recording artist. His work is based on the sound of nature and its effect on humans. He primarily uses field recordings and electronic composition as a working method. He has worked for film, television, theatre, dance and as sound designer. His latest album is “Eye Of The Microphone” [Touch # TO:95, 2013] - a somewhat surreal audio rendition of the sounds of The City of London. Currently also working on “The Acoustic City”- a book publication with CD [2014, JOVIS Verlag, Berlin].
Jana Winderen (NO) artist
Born 1965. Lives in Norway
Jana Winderen is an artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London, and with a background in mathematics and chemistry from the University in Oslo. Since 1993 she has worked as an artist, curator and producer.
Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses is brought to the surface. She is concerned with finding and revealing sounds from hidden sources.
Precent sounds work on show include "Ultrafield" commissioned by MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, (2013). Recent sound works include “Water Signal”, commissioned by The Guggenheim Museum and the Unsound festival in New York for the Stillspotting project, “ultraworld”, a commission by Sound and Music for the listening room at BEOPEN, Trafalgar Square, London (2012), a concert and talk at MIT, Boston, in relation to the Tribute to Commemorate Electro-acoustic pioneer Marianne Amacher; “Survivors of the Waterworld – Measuring Pollution by Sound” for Gøteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2011); “Energy Field” live at ARS Electronica Festival for receiving the Golden Nica in 2011; “Between Dry Land”, commissioned for the installation “The Morning Line” (by Matthew Ritchie) for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, opened in Istanbul May 2010. “Spawning Ground - from Coquet Head to the North Sea” was also commissioned for the AV festival in Newcastle (2010), and in the same year Jana also opened a permanent sound installation at the Knut Hamsun Centre in Hamarøy, Norway.
Recent releases include the download only album "Out of Range" (2014), 12” Vinyl, “Debris” (2012), and the CD album “Energy Field” (2010), She is currently working on a new CD release for Touch (UK) and is participating in the project T-BA21 Academy with the project "Silencing of the reefs" supported by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and on the project “Raft of Ice”, a permanent outdoor sound installation for the American Embassy in Oslo.
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Brandon LaBelle (US) sound artist
Lives in Berlin
He is an artist and writer working with sound and the specifics of location. Through his work with Errant Bodies Press he has co-edited the anthologies "Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear", "Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language", and "Surface Tension: Problematics of Site". His work has been featured in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including "Sound as Media"(2000) ICC Tokyo, "Bitstreams"(2001) Whitney, "Pleasure of Language"(2002) Netherlands Media Institute, and "Undercover"(2003) Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, and his writings have been included in various books and journals, including "Experimental Sound and Radio" (MIT) and "Soundspace: Architecture for Sound and Vision" (Birkhäuser). He presented a solo exhibition at Singuhr galerie in Berlin (2004), and an experimental composition for pirate drummers as part of Virtual Territories, Nantes (2005). His ongoing project to build a library of radio memories, "Phantom Radio", will be presented fall 2006 as part of Radio Revolten, Halle Germany. He is the author of "Background Noise" (Continuum 2006).
Petteri Nisunen (FI) sound artist
Lives in Finland
Solo shows with Tommi Grönlund: Väinö Aaltosen museo, Turku, 2004; The 1st at Moderna Museet, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2004; Centre d'Art Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme, 2004; Gallerie Schipper & Krome, Berlin, 2003; Gallerie Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, 2003; Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, 2000.
Group shows with Tommi Grönlund: Nr.6 Feel, Z33, Hasselt, 2004; Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin, 2004; International Biennale for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, 2003; Todos somos pecadores, Museo MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico, 2003; Villette Arts Numériques, La Grande Halle, Parc de la Villette, Paris, 2002; Todos somos pecadores, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2002; Frequencies [Hz] Audio-Visual Spaces, Schirn Kunstahalle, Frankfurt, 2002; Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, 2001; 49th Venice Biennale 2001, Nordic Pavilion, Venice, 2001; Generation Z, P.S.1 Art Center, New York, 1999.
Lives in Finland
Solo shows with Petteri Nisunen: Väinö Aaltosen museo, Turku, 2004; The 1st at Moderna Museet, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2004; Centre d'Art Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme, 2004; Gallerie Schipper & Krome, Berlin, 2003; Gallerie Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, 2003; Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, 2000.
Group shows with Petteri Nisunen: Nr.6 Feel, Z33, Hasselt, 2004; Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin, 2004; International Biennale for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, 2003; Todos somos pecadores, Museo MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico, 2003; Villette Arts Numériques, La Grande Halle, Parc de la Villette, Paris, 2002; Todos somos pecadores, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2002; Frequencies [Hz] Audio-Visual Spaces, Schirn Kunstahalle, Frankfurt, 2002; Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, 2001; 49th Venice Biennale 2001, Nordic Pavilion, Venice, 2001; Generation Z, P.S.1 Art Center, New York, 1999.
Born in 1968. Lives in Singapore
PerMagnus Lindborg is member of Norwegian Society of Composers, assistant professor in interactive media at NTU, Singapore, and board member of International Computer Music Association. Studied piano and composition (Oslo), music computing (Paris) and acoustics (Stockholm). Presented works live in 23 countries and on ECM Records, Daphne Records, and Ash International. Highlights include First Prize at Stavanger Orchestra Competition 2002, Audience Prize at Forum-Montreal 1996, commissions from Centre Pompidou 2002 and Ultima Festival 2006, and chairing the SI13 Symposium 2013.
More information at www.pmpm.tk
Maia Urstad (NO) sound artist
Lives in Bergen
Maia Urstad is working at the intersection of audio and visual art, predominantly with sound installations and performances. She was educated at Bergen Academy of the Arts, and has also a background in rock music. Her work interrogates the history and methodology of communication technology; from Morse code and other long range signals, to digital terrestrial networks and the use of fibre optics. Radio is a central theme in her work, using the medium for its auditory, visual and conceptual possibilities. Urstad's work has been presented at spaces such as the Singuhr Soungallery Berlin (DE), Bergen Art Museum (NO), Johannesburg Art Gallery (SA), Malmö Konsthall (SE), Prefix ICA in Toronto (CA), Mammam do Patio, Recife (BR) and at Bryne railway station during Article Biennial Stavanger (NO)- Urstad also curates and produces art projects through her company Maur Projects, and she is one of the founders of Lydgalleriet Sound Art Gallery.
Jacob Kirkegaard (DK) sound artist
Born in 1975. Lives in Berlin
Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard's works are focused on scientific and aesthetic aspects of sonic perception. He explores acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain imperceptible to the immediate ear. Kirkegaard's installations, compositions & photographs are created from within a variety of environments such as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, a rotating TV tower, and even sounds from the human inner ear itself. Kirkegaard has presented his works at galleries, museums, venues & conferences throughout the world, i.e. MoMA in New York, LOUISIANA in Denmark, KW in Berlin, The Menil Collection and at the Rothko Chapel in Houston and at the Aichi Triennale Japan. His sound works are released by labels such as Posh Isolation, Important Records and Touch.
For more info please visit Jacob's website: www.fonik.dk
Mike Harding (UK)
Born in 1957. Lives in London
Curator & Producer ● Lecturer & Publisher ● Author & Editor ● occasional exhibitions, installations & performances… He has been running the audio-visual label Touch for 30+ years and in this period has acquired much experience and information on disseminating cultural sounds to a wider audience - see also Touch Radio
For more info please visit Mike's website: www.mscharding.net
Kent Tankred (S) sound artist
Born 1947. Lives in Sweden
Studied painting in the early 70s before studying at EMS (Institute for Electro-Acoustic Music in Sweden) with Rolf Enström and Jan W. Morthenson. The multislide presentation Riot shown in Berlin in 1988 was created in collaboration with the graphic artist Leif Elggren. Tankred and Elggren work together on a regular basis as a performance duo, calling themselves The Sons of God. Tankred aims to strengthen the ties between music, movement and image and to avoid conventional forms of expression. He often uses a Concresizer, an instrument he has constructed himself, which controls different types of sound sculptures from a keyboard. Film/video work includes PAPA by Guds söner, 2002; The Sons of God perform a miracle by L. Elggren and K. Tankred, 2000. Exhibitions such as Pandoras Box, Konsthögskolan , Stockholm (installation, 2000); EAM compositions such as Razim II (By pass) on Testament, RRRecords, USA.
Franz Pomassl (AT) sound artist
Lives in Austria
Operates in a kind of permanent laboratory situation, and as a consequence finds himself involved in a continuous process of probing, exploring and optimizing musical and extramusical territories; is also engaged in the permanent deconstruction and expansion of familiar ways of hearing. He moves along the boundaries of the human aural perception system and in fact oversteps the given aural parameters of the technical equipment. He explores where the barriers of acoustic reception may lie by uncompromisingly negating them. In the course of extensive research work he has developed electro-acoustic machines and processes with which architecture and the physical perception of space can be transformed. The effects he achieves with his work often involve the use of infrasonic frequencies. Installations (selection): International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg; Avanto, Muu Galleria, Helsinki. Discography (Selection): 2001, Laton, 2001; Retrial Error, Laton, 2001; Antonin Artaud, Laton 2002.
For more info go to www.laton.at
Christine Odlund (SE) sound artist
Lives in Stockholm and Berlin
Her work is moving thru art, music, science and occultism in a synaesthetical and experimental mode. She has participated i various exhibitions; Art and Music - Search for New Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2012. Moderna Museet Stockholm, Magasin 3 Stockholm and Lunds konsthall Sweden and BiennaleOnline 2013 Artplus. Her solo show at Galleri Riis in 2013 consisted of plants, sound, visions of the future, greenhouse- and laboratory environments - in a constant movement between occultism and science, the smallest of particles and the infinitely large.
Hans Sydow (freq_out 1 only)
Born in 1968
Komponisten Hans Sydow tager ofte udgangspunkt i feltet mellem lyden, lyrikken og musikken, og arbejder med sprog og reallyd som musikalsk materiale. Han gør en dyd ud af at blande traditionerne - pop og avantgarde, det iørefaldende og det støjende.
»Jeg har stået bag udgivelsen af cderne Glimtvis, Brødrene Gedicht og Mellem Stationerne. Jeg har skrevet musik på bestilling til Biskoppen i Roskilde, Danske Arkitekters Lands-forbund og Dansk Institut for Elektroakustisk Musik. Min musik har været nomineret til Danish Music Awards, Nat & Dags Københavnerpris og vundet konkurrencer i Statens Kunstfond. Jeg har udviklet lydkunstprojekterne lydlaboratoriet og krydsfelt, og internetprojektet webdrama. Og så har jeg undervist i lyddesign på Designskolen Kolding, Forfatterskolen i København, Århus Universitet og Kunsthøjskolen i Holbæk. Jeg har kort sagt et bredt og veletableret netværk i det danske kulturliv.«
Carl Michael von Hausswolff (S) Sound Artist, Curator for freq_out
Since the end of the 70s, von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using recording technology as his main instrument and as a visual artist using video and still photography as well as other media. His music may be heard through labels such as Touch, iDeal, RasterNoton and Firework Editions. His visual artworks and installations has been seen at various biennials such as Venice, Istanbul, Liverpool, Moscow and Pusan and numerous other places - most recently at Lunds Konsthall in Sweden. He currently curates the sound-installtion freq_out and collaborates with artist Leif Elggren, film-maker Thomas Nordanstad, EVP re-searcher Michael Esposito, author Leslie Winer and artists Jan Håfström and Juan Pedro Fabra Guemberena on the larger piece Graf Spee.
For more info please visit his website: www.cmvonhausswolff.net