Artists

Contributors to Lofoten Sound Art Symposium are listed in an alphabetical order (more contributors to be announced):

Contributors: Siri Austeen (NO) / Hanan Benammar (FR/DZ) / Christian Blom (NO) / Anna Ceeh (RU)/ DJ Sissyfus (NO)/ Espen Sommer Eide (NO)/ Yngvild Færøy (NO) / Nathan Gray (AU) / Rosanna Gunnarsson (S) / Raviv Ganchrow (US/NL)/ SEISMIK KREW aka Pomassl (AT)/ Sten-Olof Hellström (S) / Søssa Jørgensen (NO) / Stefan Klaverdal (S) / Tine Surel Lange (NO) / Rita Leppiniemi (FI) / Andres Lõo (EE) / Elina Waage Mikalsen aka. Juicy Máihlái (Sápmi/NO) / Anders Dahl Monsen (NO) / Arne Skaug Olsen (NO) / Olga Palomäki (FI) / Phonophani (NO) / Alessandro Perini (IT)/ Franz Pomassl (AT) / Maria Paz aka. Exotikdot (CO) / Juan Duarte Regino (MX) / Ann Rosén (S) / Jenny Gräf Sheppard (US) / Marloes van Son (NL) / Marko Timlin (FI) / Snorre Magnar Solberg (NO) / Timo Soppela (FI) / Elin Már Øyen Vister (NO) / Danni Zuvela (AU) / Makiko Yamamoto (JP) /

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Lofoten Sound Art Symposium on Soundcloud

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Photo: StefanSchröder

Siri Austeen (NO) born 1961) lives and works in Oslo.
Austeen has in her artistic practice become concerned with the connections between sound, place and identity and consequently listening; both as an artistic method and as a way to be in the world. Sound and the act of listening relate to the passing of time, to the act of spending time and in that sense to how we live our lives. Austeen’s practice includes location-related audio installations, performance, music, sound for film and commissioned art projects. Siri Austeen received her education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim 1981 – 85.

Presentation: About art, sound and reality – the evolution of a participatory sound art project departing from the sonic landscapes of Vågan and Røst – to sonic mapping of the whole Nordland County.

Saturday: Day program
Presentation: Sound unsigned – Sounds like VÅGAN – Sounds like Nordland

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Hanan Benammar* (France/Algeria) is an artist based in Oslo since 2011. She holds an MA from the Art Academy of Oslo and a second MA from the Dutch Art Institute (NL).
 She has exhibited and performed in numerous places, lately at Musée de la Camargue (Arles) – after receiving a prize during Phonurgia Award, Gallery RAM (Oslo), Edge of Wrong (Cape-Town), Radikal Unsichtbar (Hamburg) and Radiophrenia (Glasgow). Her work will be seen next year at Small Projects (Tromsø) and Le Cube (Rabat). 
Hanan also works collaboratively for Vandaler forening artist run platform with many wonderful friends, as well as Flatbread Society and First Supper Symposium. 
Most of her works are made on a long time period or dedicated to a process that will unfold on a life-time scale. She focuses her energy and resources digging information that spans from botanical, geo-political, geological to anthropological or sociological studies in deserted landscapes of different continents, developing conceptual projects and gestures that are simultaneously monumental, performative and minimalist.
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Sunday: Night program
Presentation: Hanan Benhamar will present One way to a desert, a performative project where two people have won a one way trip to the Sahara desert. To win one of these trips, the participants had to compete via an open call on the internet and answer the question: – Is constraint always the opposite of freedom?

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Christian Blom (NO) (b. 1974) is residing at Nesoddtangen, Norway Christian Blom is currently serving as the Director at Notam, the Norwegian center for technology, arts and music. Blom recently completed a degree in artistic research on the topic of transmedial composition. In recent years he has received both an Edvard award and a Spellemann award. As an artist Blom works in music composition, installation art and performance, as a solo artist and in collectives. He has received commissions from NRK, Bit20-ensemble, asamisimasa, Ensemble Ernst, Ellen Ugelvik, Eir Inderhaug, NUSO, NOTAM and Ny Musikk amongst others. His main collaborators are Verdensteatret, Winter Guests and Ellen Røed. Blom’s work has been showed at Ircam, Empac, Shanghai Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Guangzhou Art Museum, Audio Art Festival Krakow, Lydgalleriet, Metamorf, PS122 New York, Ultima, Steirischer Herbst, Theatre Der Welt, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Nordic Music Days, World Music Days and several other national and international institutions. www.christianblom.com / www.verdensteatret.com

Friday: Day program
Lecture: Norwegian Sound Art Today.

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Foto © 2018 Anna Ceeh

Anna Ceeh (RU) Russian-born, Vienna-based artist and independent curator who has been working for over 10 years in the international arts scene.
Her body of work spans from self-portrait photography to video-art, performance, electronic music and related applied research. She co-runs the the art collective and label FXXXi̶s̶m̶ Toshain / Ceeh (Vienna – Sofia – St.Petersburg / www.fxxxx.me) wich was founded in 2012. FXXXi̶s̶m̶ takes a critical stance toward ideologies and is a base for institutional critique activities. Her curatorial practice includes the ZONE club-series at the Vienna Secession (2003-2012) and RADIUS Festival at CAT MAK, Vienna, ⁄S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄ Festivals and Events in Azerbajan, Belarus, Ukraine, Kasachstan, Lituania, Estonia, Russia. Head of Laton sister-label Latona.

Friday: Day program
Presentation: (LATON HQ S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄ — A journey into sonic cultures & electronic music in the post-Soviet domain.

Anna Ceeh and Franz Pomassl will give an insight into their collaborative ongoing long-term artistic research project  ⁄S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄  about sonic cultures and electronic music scenes in the post-Soviet states. In their talk they will lie a special focus on the contemporary scenes at the geographical territories of arctic Russia, Kyrgystan, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova as documented in their upcoming concomitant  ⁄S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄ book. Furthermore they will reflect on their related Laton label activities and on their individual artistic practice. Recent ⁄S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄  activities include a series of touring events and presentation participations like ‘Dark Ecology’ (Nikel/RU 2014), ‚Nomadic Art Camp’ (National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek/KG, 2016), ‘Mobile Biennale II – The Tour of Moldavia in 7 Days’ (Hotel Cosmos, Chisinau/MD 2017), ‘Musik Symposium Performing Sound’ (Galerie 5020, Salzburg/AT 2017), ‚Secrete Performance’ (Island of Love, Minsk/BY, 2018). Awarded with Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention Digital Musics & Sound Art.

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DJ Sissyfus (NO) Also known as Center of the Universe or Jørgen Skjulstad, an artist who mainly, but not only works with music and sound.  As a DJ he plays music (mostly electronic) music from all around the globe.  As an artist he has released countless albums and remixes, both on his own label Metronomicon Audio and elsewhere. www.centeroftheuniver.se
DJ Sissyfus will be the one ruling the dancefloor on Saturday night!

Saturday: Night program

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Espen Sommer Eide* (NO) is a composer and artist based in Bergen, Norway.  Using music as a tool, his works investigates themes ranging from the linguistic to sensory biology, including the invention of new scientific and musical instruments for performative fieldwork. He has been a prominent representative of experimental electronic music from Norway, with main projects Alog and Phonophani, and a string of releases on the labels Rune Grammofon and Hubro. His works has been exhibited and performed at Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Assembly, Manifesta Biennial, Henie Onstad kunstsenter, Stedelijk Museum, De Halle Haarlem, Sonic Acts, Mutek festival, GRM/Presences Électronique, Performa Festival, Museo Reina Sofia and more. Eide is also a member of the theatre/art collective Verdensteatret, with extensive international touring and exhibi­tions.
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Thursday: Night program:
Live sound performance presentation Wind speaker / Language Memory
The Wind Speaker is an instrument developed to play an archive like an harmonica. For this performance Espen Sommer Eide has stored all the words of the endangered Skolt Sámi language in the Wind Speaker, and will attempt to play it back as music. The archive of words is based on a permanent installation “Language Memory”, made for the the foajé of the Skolt sámi museum in Neiden, north-east Norway. During an extensive field work, approximately 6000 words was recorded and sorted in a database combined with dictionary data. One reader per letter of the alphabet was recorded in their home environments on various locations in northern Finland.

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Yngvild Færøy & Søssa Jørgensen
As part of the sound art collective BallongMagasinet (1996 – 2006), starting off at the Oslo feminist radio radiOrakel, Færøy and Jørgensen became vital contributors to the emerging Nordic sound art scene of the 90´s, initating sound and radio productions involving artists, composers, writers etc. The last years working as a duo, they have worked in formates such as radio programs, podcasts, and live radio happenings, all based in their interests concerning human coexistence. Their work often evolves from meeting people in their environment, and processing this into impressionistic portraits and documentary collages composed using voices and concrete sound.  Færøy/Jørgensen has done productions in cooperation with National Broadcastings of Norway and Sweden, Konsthall C Stockholm, Tenthaus Oslo, Notam, Galleri F15, among other art institutions of Norway. Søssa Jørgensen b. 1968, is based in Øvre Ringstad farm. She works in many formats, with anchor points in video, performance and sound. She is one of the artists behind the initiative Sørfinnset skole/ the north land, and was recently co-curating the exhibition-project Skiptvet Agricultural Stories at Gallery F15, Moss. Yngvild Færøy b. 1970, works with drawing and is active as a writer, curator and project manager for public art projects for Public Art Norway (KORO) and the City of Oslo. During 2016-17 she was the Chair of the Board at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.

Day to day program
NEW COMMISSION: Jørgensen & Færøy are commissioned by LSAS to make day to day podcasts following parts of the day and night program.

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Nathan Gray (AU) is an artist and experimental musician whose recent works have taken lecture-performance, live story-telling and rumour as their forms and speculation itself as their subject matter. From an artist’s talk about what form an artwork might take when nothing is known but the title and the author to works that use science-fiction writing as an attempt to predict the present, Gray invites audiences to examine social, political and scientific limitations and imagine together how they might be exceeded or reconfigured. His approach to art has been one of involvement on multiple levels and in various roles always informed by his experiences in performing and composing experimental music. Encompassing assemblages of found objects, video works, writing and a continued engagement with the work of the composer Cornelius Cardew whose approach to collective improvisation was grounded in his Maoist politics. Nathan Gray was born in Western Australia in 1974 and graduated his Masters studies in 2014 (at the age of 40) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. 

Nathan Gray’s 2014 work Species of Spaces was the winner of both the Substation Contemporary Art Prize and Substation People’s Choice Awards and is now part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.

Saturday: Night program:
Lecture-performance The Station
A new lecture-performance by Nathan Gray, a science-fiction story that channels voices from three different eras in the future. The work imagines how plants might sense and endure the Anthropocene and what it may take for humanity to survive this catastrophe, the sixth global mass-extinction. Gray generates distinct characters by using vocal effects, sound design, lighting, video and generated live animation. Like all works of science-fiction it begins and ends with a theme; a fanfare played live by the artist on pocket trumpet.
NEW COMMISSION by Liquid Architecture.

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Rosanna Gunnarsson* (SE) is a composer and sound artist based in Stockholm. She has a bachelor’s degree in composition from the Royal College of music in Stockholm and studied under Pär Lindgren and Marie Samuelsson. Her main fields of work are contemporary music, both chamber and larger ensembles/orchestras, as well as electronic music and sound installations. One of her latest works is an audiovisual installation at Stockholm Arlanda airport, chronicling a Swedish surfer’s experiences of riding waves in the Baltic sea.
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Sunday: Night program
Live sound performance: Surfing Soundwaves.
An audiovisual piece where the music is generated from recorded physical data (heart rate, speed, centripetal force, energy expenditure and movement pattern) of surfer Love Berggren while surfing the waves of the Baltic sea. A sounding interpretation of what surfing can mean, feel and sound like!

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Raviv Ganchrow (US/NL, 1972) work examines the spatial-material operations of sound. His approach focuses on interdependencies of sounding and context within shifting ecologies of hearing. Such operational dynamics are explored through sound installations, writing, and the development of pressure-forming and vibration-sensing technologies. Recent works employ in-situ circuits patched through latent formations of the locale. He is currently a faculty member at the Institute of Sonology, University of the Arts, The Hague.

Saturday: Day program
Talk: Denaturalized Hearing
What mark distinctions between so-called ‘natural’ and ‘unnatural’ sounds? The historicity of natural sounds is tied up with the clatter of rapid urbanization as well as experiences of audio playback. In-situ recordings often reveal as much about environmental attitudes of the recordists as they do of the subjects at hand. In the recent awareness of human-environmental binds, such correlations between listening techniques and manifest environs gain pronounced urgency. What’s at stake with the manners of hearing our constituent others? This talk will examine natures of hearing, through a series of Ganchrow’s situ-dependent sound works.

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Stefan Klaverdal (S) is a composer and sound artist based in Sweden. Studies in composition for 7 years at Malmö Academy of Music (Lund University). Stefan has written two operas about weaving, walking concert at IKEA, melodies from Swedish rivers and performance for meditating audience. The music is frequently performed and has won several prizes such as the prestigious IMEB in Bourges. In 2012 he received the Prince Eugen Cultural Prize from the Swedish and Norwegian states for his interdisciplinary and innovative work. During 2016-17 he was artist-in-residence at the hospital of Ängelholm, the first ever such arrangement in Sweden.

Thursday: Day program Host of Network Meeting
Friday: Day program
Presentation: Sound Art in Sweden.

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Tine Surel Lange* (b. 1989)  is a Norwegian composer and artist with background from the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Sonic College (DK) and the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Surel Lange is mainly working with sound in different formats and expressions with the result being everything from instrumental, electro acoustic (soundscape, ambisonics, etc), video, and installation works – often with performative elements and comments on society. She belongs to a new generation of artists  working with 3D sound, surround and immersive sound. Surel Lange’s works have been presented at festivals like Borealis, Nordic Music Days, UNM and in greater parts of Europe, Russia, Canada and South Korea. In 2017 she presented audiovisual installation works at three solo exhibitions (Lydgalleriet, Villa Borealis and Galleri Ariblå) in Norway and as part of the group exhibition “Montage is a heartbeat” (Cultural Complex Haengwhatang) in Seoul, South Korea.
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Sunday: Night program
Live performance / installation: celloLYDinstallasjon
In charge of nyMusikk Listening lounge

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Rita Leppiniemi (FI) is an active and dedicated visual artist. She is especially interested in new and experimental art forms and she has been arranging and co-producing various projects and events. Read more here

Friday: Day program
Presentation: with Timo Soppela Rita, Sound Art in Finland Now

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Andres Lõo (EE) is an Estonian artist and composer. He has been an initiator of the interdisciplinary net-magazine looming.org with Hanno Soans, curator of visual art exhibitions at official and non-official cultural initiatives in Estonia since late 1990s. Lõo has been organizing musical and sound art platforms such as Metabor, 1+1=1, Vitamiin Loft Records and the festival Stalker in Tallinn. He has released over ten albums of music as himself and under several aliases and group names. Next to writing music for theatre and film, he is currently working on his latest initiative Phantom Platform that preaches colliding arts and science.

Friday: Day program
Presentation: Estonian Sound Art – from lo-fi to hi-fi – The history between the 60’s-90’s and from 90’s-2018
Saturday Night program Live sound performance

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Elina Mikalsen aka. Juicy Máihlái* (Sápmi/NO). Wage Mikalsen´s artistic work is often taking a starting point in the fact of having both Norwegian and Sami belonging, trying to explore identity in a broader context, and otherness in the structures we all are a part of. She often takes the body as a starting point, the physical body, the experience-bearing body, the female body, the sound of the body, the acting body. The body that performs and acts, often in the intersection of inner wishes and drives, and outer systems and values. Through these contexts, her work often materializes within audio, video, performance, installation and text. Waage Mikalsen´s sound work often explore the possibilities and limitations of the voice. Not only the physical conditions, but also how the voice, and especially the womans`s voice, is read in a gender-historical and contemporary context.
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Friday: Night program
Live sound performance: seeks to examine the broken sound, glitches and the meeting between nature and technology. The piece is a live treatment of sound glitches, noise and voice. Using vocals, different kinds of microphones and electronics, Elina Waage Mikalsen explore what happens in the meeting between ourself and our technology. What kind of fallacies appear in the live treatment of sound, and what aspects of sound and music are we getting used to not hear?

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Fermenting Subjects as presented in Harstad, 2018

Anders Dahl Monsen(NO) born 1980) lives and works in Oslo. Dahl Monsen has through the semi-relational artist run brewery Dronebrygg worked alongside micro organisms since 2011. The brewery has worked with both fine dining restaurants and art institutions such as Kunstnernes Hus, Bergen Kunsthall, OCA and Gallery D.O.R. The practice involves a biological, botanical and historical inquiry into the secret life of fermented beverage. Dahl Monsen is also part of the sculptural kitchen group Eremitten together with Anders Smebye and has recently showed at Kunstnerforbundet and Gimle Park og Skulptur.

Arne Skaug Olsen (NO) (b. 1974) is an artist, curator and writer based in Tromsø, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor at Tromsø Art Academy. His work often involves negotiations of agency between humans and non-humans. Skaug Olsen recently curated the exhibition Steinalderdrømmer (Stone Age Dreams) at North Norwegian Art Centre, as well as the 2015 iteration of Lofoten International Art festival (LIAF) in Svolvær titled Disappearing Acts. Since 2016 he has collaborated with Anders Dahl Monsen in the multi-disciplinary project Fermenting Subjects, most recently for the exhibition Institute for Nature and Art during the Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad 2018.

Installation & live performance: Fermenting Subjects Orchestra
The two artists have since 2015 collaborated on the project Fermenting Subjects – a multidisciplinary platform which aims to give microorganisms a voice as political subjects through aesthetic and technological research. At the center of the project there have been workshops at the Bergen Academy of Arts Bergen and the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, where Dahl Monsen and Skaug Olsen used natural fermentation processes as the starting point for discussions about art, politics and technology. The latest and most comprehensive project for Fermenting Subjects was the yeast-driven sound installation Fermenting Subjects Orchestra, commissioned for the exhibition Nature and Art at the 2018 Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad.

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Olga Palomäki* (b. 1980) is a visual and sound artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Makes experimental sounds based on field recordings. Palomäki creates dark soundscapes by manipulating urban background noise and shaping it into a new form. Palomäki’s works have been on display in several solo- and joint exhibitions, film- and video festivals and screenings and sound art radio shows in Finland and other European countries. Palomäki graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Fine Arts Programme in 2007 (BA). *Part of LSAS AiR.

Friday: Night program
Live sound performance: 7pm-7am/7am-7pm ,  a soundscape performance influenced by dark ambient and drone music. The perfomance is partly playback, partly live. It consists of a soundscape that was made using manipulated field recordings, and improvised sounds created with a synthesizer during the show. The first half of the two-part soundscape is based on sounds recorded by night, the second half consists of sounds recorded during daytime. The sounds recorded during the day are mostly man-made, the nocturnal sounds are mainly of natural origin. The soundscape has been created focusing on the similarities and differences of man-made and natural sounds.

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Phonophani (NO)
Animal Imagination is the latest album by Espen Sommer Eide, recording as Phonophani. It marks the return by Eide to his occasional alias Phonophani, whose self-titled debut was released (on the Biophon label) as long ago as 1998, followed by ‘Genetic Engineering’ for Rune Grammofon in 2001. It also represents Eide’s return (since Phonophani’s ‘Kreken’, from 2010) to the solo album format itself, after a period of working predominantly in experimental sound or audio art projects, and with Alog, his longstanding partnership with Dag-Are Haugan. In 2005, Alog received the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy, the Spellemannprisen, and were nominated once again in 2007.

Saturday: Night program
Live sound performance

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Photo: Michela Benaglia www.michelabenaglia.it

Alessandro Perini was born 1983 in Italy. He studied Composition (with Luca Francesconi and Ivan Fedele among others), Electronic Music and Science of Musical Communication in Italy and Sweden. In 2014 he started a research about vibration and tactile sound, called touchmysound, including projects at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse as well as residencies at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy) and Park In Progress (Belgium). In May 2016 he’s been artist in residence for Imagonirmia Prize in Chiaravalle (Milano, Italy), with a series of projects about site-specific sound art, something that he explored as well at the I-Park Foundation in Connecticut (May-June 2017).More recently he carried on interdisciplinary projects at Royaumont Foundation (France), Bioart Society (Finland), Fondazione Spinola/Banna (Italy). Currently he’s exhibiting at the Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design in New York (April-October 2018). He lives and works in Malmö, Sweden.

Saturday: Day program
Presentation: Site-Specific Listening
Through a survey of some of his most recent works, Alessandro Perini proposes a way to “listen to the place” not only through the use of one’s ears, but also through the skin, bones, eyes and mind.

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Foto © 2018 F. Pomassl

Franz Pomassl (AT) Austrian based globe trotting sonic eplorer and electronic music artist specialising in sound installation, live performance, curating and lectureship. His artistic approach reflects on the relation between sound, space, perception, physics and the body. The physicality of extreme frequencies – including infrasound, ELF-sferics, or seismographic sound – and their variety of associated physiological, psychiological, social impact and effects, has amplified in a series of installations, live acts and interventions, widely shown and performed in several festival stages and exhibitions on the contemporary international art and sound scene.
He runs the Laton label imprint and founded the Sound Laboratory at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he lectures Art and Sound.

Saturday: Day program
Presentation: with Anna Ceeh (LATON HQ S⁄O⁄N⁄I⁄C⁄ ⁄Z⁄O⁄N⁄E⁄S⁄ — A journey into sonic cultures & electronic music in the post-Soviet domain.

Saturday: Night program
Live sound performance: Pomassl’s brand-new outfit as SEISMIK KREW draws inspiration and references from offshore/onshore seismic survey, fossil exploration, seismic data aquisitation and geological modelings of our planet, materializes original sound sources and a raw body of facts of a massive ongoing global proceedings for his intent. In addition he undermines fragments of techno, electro, synthwave and merges it with Pomassl’s signature industrial attitude and avant sense of extraordinaire sonic compositions as known by record releases on Raster-Noton, Sex Tags Mania and his own label Laton, SEISMIK KREW, is set to release a debut, 2xLP album later this year, titled SK-01.

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Maria Paz aka. Exotikdot* (CO). Exotikdot is the alter ego of Colombian artist Maria Paz, or her less shy personality when it comes to dealing with existence. Her music happened by accident when working with sound installations, as it has now become an essential element of her interdisciplinary practice, merging with other mediums such as electronics, light, and performance. She went to Art School at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels La Cambre in Brussels (Belgium), and to the Media Art School or The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. She also happens to be an Experience Designer, and went to Konstfack in Stockholm for becoming that, where she still lives and works. Exotikdot’s music is hard to categorize, as she is too intellectual to be a pop star and way too quirky to be brainy. But if there were some kind of music oblivion where Synth Pop transforms into Sound Art, that would be the absolute place for her music to be. As a performer, she can either be the organic component that joins the piece, the conductor in service of the live work, or simply that cryptic singing ‘Persona’. Her lyrics matter as the matter of her sound, as she is an extraterrestrial infiltrator who denounces human misbehaviours. She releases all of her music through her own record label ‘Cosmic Popcorn Records’.
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Saturday: Night program
Live sound performance

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Juan Duarte Regino* (b.1985, Mexico City). Duarte Regino works on interactions as a tool for generative art experiments. The exploration of digital and analog platforms as agents to transform that express sonically and visually materials. Meanwhile, a hybrid engagement between environment, users with artefacts and interfaces can work to explore new realities. The exploration of sonic experiences put in public space may bring an opportunity for a ludic and cultural approach on technological exploration. His work has been presented in CTM Festival 2015, Spiral Gallery,AAVE Festival, Bonniers Konsthall, Rundum Showcase, ICLI 2014 , Ljudmila, Radio and TV Museum of Lahti, Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle, Mänttä Art Festival. Since 2014 he is part of Pixelache – art and activist group based in Helsinki. Bringing media art practices for social engagement, and technological appropriation.
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Friday: Night program
Live sound performance: Aeolian Artefacts.

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Electroacoustic concert part of the project “Ljudexkursiner”. Sound artists performing Lise-Lotte Norelius, John Bowers, Jakob Riis and Electroacoustic concert from our boat as a part of our project Ljudexkursiner, sound artists  performing at the time of the photos are Lise-Lotte Norelius, John Bowers, Jakob Riis, Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström.

Ann Rosén and Sten-Olof Hellström* (SE) have worked together under different names since they performed “18 Years of Preparation” with live electronics at Small Fish in London 2001. Over the years, they have created works like D-Dist, Spatial Silences, Spatial X , Spatial Y, Spatial Z, Lagrad , Skivad and Genom Vatten. They have carried out a number of projects for example Ljudexkursioner where they explored sound environments in Stockholm’s archipelago from a sailboat equipped with recording and studio equipment. The boat also served as a stage for performances of music and sound art with Swedish and international sound-artists and composers. Ljudexkursioner was supported by Innovativ Kultur. Ann and Sten-Olof’s often diametrically different approach creates a unique depth and dynamic and heir shared interest in spatiality gives theire music a physical presence and weight. Ann Rosén was originally trained as a sculptor and has been active as a sound artist and composer since the 90s. She is a founding member of Syntjuntan and 2013 their album was awarded the Manifest prize for the best experimental album. As well as creating sound installations Ann composes both instrumental and electroacoustic music often utilising her self-made electronic instruments. Ann’s latest album Bredvid is nominated to the Manifest prize 2017. Her trans-disciplinary umbrella project The Great Barrier Orchestra aims to challenge our inner and outer barriers, the ones we carry inside ourselves and the ones we encounter in the world around. In 2013 Sten-Olof Hellström celebrated thirty years as a professional composer by obtaining a PhD in composition at University of Hudderseld, UK, with the thesis entitled ”Algorithmically-driven synthesis and feedback system: an investigation into the aesthetic and technical processes in my compositional practice ”. His music has been featured att concerts, festivals and radio-broadcasts all around the world. In Recent years he has worked with a variety of compositional and musical projects. Sten-Olof basically splits his time between composing and performing often in duos together with Ann Rosen, Jacob Riis, John Bowers and Lars Bröndum. He also gives master classes in composition and has tutored students at University of Limerick (Ireland), University of Newcastle and Hudders^eld (England).
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Sunday: Night program
Live sound performance: Graphite Barrier by Rosén.

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Jenny Gräf Sheppard (US/DK) is a Copenhagen-based sound and performance artist who uses field recordings, voice and the Tranoe, a tactile analogue synthesizer designed for her by Peter Blasser. Gräf’s live music performances invoke immersion and rupture to explore changing perceptions of space, time and rhythm. Her music weaves together sonic environments that teeter between song structure and avalanches of raw sound. Gräf’s solo recordings and collaborations can be found on labels such as Hanson, Load, 5rc, Utech, Atavistic, Obsolete Units, Resipiscent and Box Media, among other independent labels. She currently runs the Laboratory for Sound at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, where she leads the Sounding Bodies Research Project, exploring resonance in and between bodies.

Saturday: Night program
Live sound performance: Table Trap for Field Noise                                       “A table is a technology that stabilizes people and things in space for a time. The table, with its chair, enforces a posture of attention to what is on it…..Infrastructures like the table are not necessarily passive. Perhaps the table is even a kind of trap.” -Table, by Emily Martin
Jenny Gräf’s performance dwells on the imposition of the table as a prominent prop that supports ideas, sounds, and performative actions both in anthropological field work, and in the work and performance of sound artists. Of generic design and innocuous presence, the table stands unnoticed, while saying a lot. Its deceptive neutrality creates a trap for both artistic, scientific and cultural inquiry and expression.

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Marloes van Son performing with ALOES during Ääniaalto III festival

Marloes van Son* (NL, lives and works in Helsinki) builds systems, installations and instruments. The electromechanical objects that she develops explore natural phenomena and everyday appliances. By repurposing ordinary objects she aims to create unusual, yet familiar experiences. Her recent work focuses on sound compositions, alternative scores and instrument building. During performances Marloes plays her self-built instruments according to precomposed scores, which result in atmospheric soundscapes with melodic elements. Marloes has been organising workshops where participants can explore experimental sound devices by building their own versions. Dialogues with an audience engaged in experimentation are an increasingly important element in her work. Recent events include: Solo-exhibitions at Galerie AMU (Prague, CZ) and the Tekniikan Museo (Helsinki, FI). Artist residencies at Titanik (Turku, FI) and DordtYart (Dordrecht, NL). Sound-performances at STEIM (Amsterdam, NL). She graduated in 2017 from the Visual Culture and Contemporary Art programme (ViCCA MA, Aalto University, Helsinki, FI) after completing her BA at the ArtScience Interfaculty (BA, KABK, The Hague, NL). *Part of LSAS AiR.

Friday: Night program
Live performance: ALOES is an audiovisual project by Alex van Giersbergen and Marloes van Son. Alex is a new media artist, who uses programming to create computer- and electronic-based works. Marloes is an experimental instrument builder, sound artist and composer. For their performances they mainly use their own custom software and instruments. With ALOES they combine efforts to present atmospheric soundscapes with melodic elements which interact with particle based visuals.

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Marko Timlin* (FI) is a sound artist, composer and musician. He lives and works as a freelance artist in Helsinki, Finland. His artistic works centers on the design of self-made analog and digital musical instruments and the creation of large-scale sound installations and kinetic sound sculptures. Inspired by Finnish inventor Erkki Kurenniemi`s statement that: “technology won’t take control as long as man can misuse it”, Timlin uses technology in an unconventional and often completely alienated manner. By artistically misusing technology and intentionally provoking system failures he wants to make the hidden and often very poetic sounds of the machine world audible and perceptible. He is convinced that the artistic application of technology is socially highly significant, as it may be exemplary for a peaceful and enriching coexistence between man and machine, and not for a dystopian, oppressive and dehumanizing one. Another aspect of his work is the use of obsolete technology that in his prime was state of the art and is nowadays considered totally worthless. Marko Timlin performs regularly all over Europe and North America and has been released world-wide by record labels like MUU ry, poets club records, punkt…music, INFRACom!, raum…musik and spv.
*Part of LSAS AiR.

Sunday: Night program
Live performance: PARTICLE DRIFT(S), a concert of emergent systems, featuring Finnish based composer/sound artist Marko Timlin.
Timlin employs improvisation and non-linear feedback systems to create music in which a delicate balance exists between the human and machine. A music at once intuitive and mechanical. Explosive and subdued. Violent and meditative. Listeners of PARTICLE DRIFT(S) have described their concert experience as “like being inside an atom”.

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Snorre Magnar Solberg  (b.1990 in Bergen, Norway) works with sound, print making, drawing, painting, video, publications and social relational projects and events. He also runs Club No-No which acts out as a diverse platform that both initiates events presenting experimental music, and is a label releasing electronic underground music on vinyl records.

Friday: Night program
Snorre Magnar Solberg will be spinning records into the dark September night.

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Timo Soppela (FI) is an artist and the director of LSAS partner organisation MUU galleria in Helsinki. Read more about MUU and their project Sound Art Bank.

 

Friday: Day program
Presentation: with Rita Leppiniemi, Sound Art in Finland Now

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Elin Már Øyen Vister (born in 1976 in Oslo, Norway; lives and works in Røst, Nordland) finished their MFA from the Art Academy in Bergen along with an MFA from the Nordic Sound Art program in 2012. Coming from a sonic background; DJ-ing producing and radio work, their multidisciplinary work is concerned with listening as an artistic practice and a way of composing, sensing and experiencing the world.

Elin Már Øyen Vister´s contribution at LSAS is Dear Henningsvær and the Ocean that Embraces You! that weaves archival radio broadcasts with newly composed music, field recordings, and conversations with locals. Exploring Lofoten’s fishing industry and marine ecosystems of the region, Már Øyen Vister attempts to give a voice Henningsvær’s human and non-human inhabitants and to the coastal Sámi histories of Lofoten. The audio walk and an outdoor sensory tour led by the artist was comissioned for Lofoten International Art Festival 2017.

Day program: Friday and Saturday (16-20) / Sunday (14-18)
Audio walk pick up gear at Trevarefabrikken.

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Danni Zuvela (AU) is a curator with an interest in experimental practice stemming from her academic background and ongoing research. She curates exhibitions, events and performances and writes essays on art and music. She has a history of growing artist-run initiatives into arts organisations. Since 2004, she has co–directed the experimental collective OtherFilm with Joel Stern and Sally Golding. From 2014-2018 she worked at The Walls artspace on the Gold Coast, where she was curator, then Deputy Director. Together with Joel Stern, she co-directs Liquid Architecture, Australia’s peak organisation dedicated to sound and listening.

Saturday: Day program:
Lecture: Why Listen?

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Makiko Yamamoto (b. Japan) is based in Melbourne, Australia, developing her sonic and spatial practice over the past 15 years. She uses a wide range of format –live performance, private recordings, radio broadcast, and sound-based installation. Yamamoto’s practice engages a theoretical approach, utilising fundamental materials such as the voice, the body and language as conveyers of meaning. She examines the structure of language, investigating its transformative potentials and value the act of listening as a counterbalance to the more isolating and authoritative qualities in language. Employing a sense of awkwardness, Yamamoto’s work exposes the vulnerabilities of the social and ideological codes underlying in spoken language and everyday verbal communication, often including translation and misunderstanding as important elements of the process. After completing a Master of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012, she has presented works at numerous events such as Hobart Biennale, Liquid Architecture sound events, and is involved in a new radiophonic broadcast project based in Paris. Makiko Yamamoto will present a new work comissioned by Liquid Architecture.

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Saturday: Day program:
Live sound performance:
Banana a-part; Coffee and Tobacco; Onion; In con­junc­tion

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* LSAS Air is a short term Artist in Residence program for sound artists. In conjunction to LSAS 12 artists have been invited to Lofoten to join a program for 10 days. All artists are performing as part of LSAS live sound performance night program.

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