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SOUNDSEEING – Seeing and hearing art

March to August 2023: Sound art festival in the Münsterland

Extraordinary sounds at cultural venues in Münsterland. This has been the hallmark of the nationwide unique sound art festival SOUNDSEEING for more than 14 years. From Rheine to Münster and from Hörstel to Bocholt, top-class sound art can be experienced at authentic locations throughout the Münsterland and the city of Münster. The festival begins at Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck in Oelde with the exhibition “Autokult Sketch Trübung”, which students from the Suchan Kinoshita class at the Münster Art Academy are developing on site. The “exhibition square” on Münsterland continues with a retrospective of the famous Dutch sound artist Paul Panhuysen from the beginning of May in the Kunsthalle Hawerkamp. Works by Peter Vogel & Achim Vogel can be seen and heard at Burg Vischering in Lüdinghausen from the end of May, and a solo exhibition by Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh opens in June at DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst. In addition, there are playable installations, concerts and workshops in the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, the Kreativhaus Altenberge, the rock’n popmuseum Gronau, the ArtandTechSpace Rheine, the Landesmusikakademie NRW Heek, the Musikhochschule Münster and in the city centres of Ibbenbüren and Bocholt. They enchant audiences with poetic sound objects, space-filling sound installations, interactive listening instructions and novel concert forms.


SOUNDSEEING for people with visual impairment

We want people with impaired vision to be able to experience the sound art festival. Therefore, we offer barrier-free usage options on our website.
We have marked events and venues that are particularly suitable for people with visual impairments with this symbol.

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Current dates

17.06. – 20.08. | Emeka Ogboh | Chi dị Ebere [God is merciful]

Sound art exhibition | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst
Sound Installation Emeka Ogboh im DA Kunsthaus

With his sound art installation Chi dị Ebere [God is merciful], the globally active sound artist Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria, Berlin) will design the sound art exhibition at DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Steinfurt district. In his works, he explores how personal, public and collective memories and histographies are transferred, transformed, transcribed and inscribed in sounds and landscapes.

Opening: 17.06. at 5 p.m. | Finissage: 20.08.
Location: DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Klosterstraße 10 | 48477 Hörstel
Opening hours: Tue – Sat 2 – 6 p.m. | Sun and public holidays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission free

Guided tours through the exhibition: 25.06. | 02.07. | 16.07. | 30.07. | 13.08. each at 3 p.m. | 4 € per person
Registration: +49 (0) 2551 694215

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30.07. – 27.08. | Achim Vogel Muranyi

Light & Sound Exhibition | Kunstverein Münsterland Coesfeld
Klangkunst Achim Vogel Muranyi

Sensors, microphones, photocells, motors, magnets, LEDs or hypodermic needles – Achim Vogel Muranyi uses these elements to create his interactive light and sound walls. However, they are only completed by the viewers. The installations react to sounds and movement and create ever new optical and sonic combinations. Colors light up, small elements of the installations start to move, sounds emerge. A breathtaking process between actor and artwork begins.

“The beats and loops of electronic dance music from the 80s and 90s have had a lasting influence on me. Sound and music are not accessories for language and image, but they are the origin of all creative processes. In this exhibition, the visitor has the opportunity to engage musically and creatively with the various sound wall reliefs. Through reflective interaction for self-empowerment and through active action, the result is – I hope – an individually and personally experienced spatial visual sound event.”
Quote: Achim Vogel Muranyi
Illustration: © Achim Vogel Muranyi | Horizontal & Vertical Play of Light, Interactive Light Installation, 2019.

Opening: 30.07. at 5 p.m. | Finissage: 27.08. at 5 p.m. with performance
Location: Kunstverein Münsterland | Jacobiwall 1 | 48653 Coesfeld
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 2 – 6 p.m. | Sat 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission

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26.08. | FrequEMS | Sound Art Day

Sound Concerts | Workshops | Sound Art Installations | | Rheine
Klangkunst Festival-Tag in Rheine mit dem Klang Duo Osnabrück, Pia Marei Hauser

Total sound art… with: Sound concert by Klang Duo Osnabrück and music act by flutist Pia Marei Hauser, Rheine Music School. Workshops and installations: Yannik Richter (requested), Light Art & Sound – Frederic Schröder, Klanginstitut Köln, Michael Bradke and others.

Klang Duo Osnabrück “Chillin’ Grooves” – Musician’s life over beats and spherical sounds
The music is characterised by a rather calm tempo, beyond virtuosity. The pieces can be characterised as a varying body of work with flowing transitions. The combination of electronics, programmed colour-light beams and natural instruments such as RAV drum, drum and didgeridoo create a very special sound experience. The KlangDuo invites you to groove along in a relaxed way.

The Klanginstitut Köln offers a Sonic Pi workshop. Participants can programme their own sounds without any special prior knowledge. Participants learn the basics of the programme and are shown step by step how to produce their own sounds. Sonic Pi is a free open-source music programme that was originally developed for the small computer Raspberry Pi. The programme uses the computer as a musical instrument.
The Klanginstitut Köln will also be showing a sound art installation. The idea came from the Lockdown: they wanted to bridge the spatial distances musically-acoustically.  For the KlangKunst Festival, the Klanginstitut is developing a Münsterland map: for all the places represented in the SOUNDSEEING Festival, characteristic sounds will be processed into musical loops that the viewers can mix and arrange themselves. Loudspeakers will be set up around the instrument so that the sounds of the places can be heard from the respective compass direction. In this way, one can acoustically overcome the distances between the places and go on a listening journey.

anni YU (she/her) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer living in Cologne and moving musically between neo-soul and melodic techno.
Under the motto Love is Love, anni YU uses her music as a platform to give queer people space, to become visible and to create exchange.

Michael Bradke and his “Mobiles Musik Museum“ present the “Wasser Orchester”. The interactive sound installation can be played by 40 people at the same time. We look forward to creative, spontaneous compositions!

Time: 2 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: | Lindenstraße 11 | 48431 Rheine
Admission free

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