SOUNDSEEING VI – Sound Artists 2016

International Sound Art in Münsterland

Aernoudt Jacobs

Aernoudt Jacobs (*1968) studied architecture and now works in Brussels as a composer, sound artist and visual artist. His complex and highly technical works are acutely sensitive sound studies that bring hitherto unperceived facets of our acoustic universe to life and make them audible.

Aernoudt Jacobs could be seen and heard:
06.03. – 24.04.2016 | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel

> www.tmrx.org


Andreas Oldörp

Since 1988, Andreas Oldörp has been exploring the interplay of space and sound. In numerous international exhibitions he has developed and expanded his concept of charging places with sound energy by placing naturally generated constant sounds. Since 1997, he has also been creating outdoor works that transcend the everyday sound space with subtle harmonising interventions.

Andreas Oldörp and the Class of Kunsthochschule Saar could be seen and heard:
ab 16.06.2016 | Alte Spinnerei Herding | kubaai Bocholt

> www.oldoerp.de


Duo Moving Sounds

Markus Stockhausen | Tara Bouman | Stephanie Lepp | Anne Krickeberg

»Moving Sounds« – this has to be taken quite literally with the Stockhausen/Bouman duo. The two musicians deliberately explore their acoustic surroundings and stage a subtle interplay of their instruments. More important than the journey into space, however, is that the duo gradually transcends the dimensions of the physical space with their sounds and ventures into unheard-of realms with spherical (over)tones. With Bouman and Stockhausen, one experiences an unadulterated form of »intuitive« music: carefully listening and immersing oneself, picking up the musical thread, transforming and evolving. The concert hall becomes a special kind of space of experience – built from the ephemeral material of sounds. Markus Stockhausen is one of the most versatile trumpet soloists of our time. He contributes to CD-productions on a regular basis, performs as a soloist of classical and contemporary trumpet literature, leads various jazz formations and increasingly works as a composer as well.Tara Bouman studied clarinet in Amsterdam, contemporary music is the main focus of her repertoire. Concert tours have taken her to many European countries, as well as to Mexico and the USA. At Kloster Bentlage, Markus Stockhausen (trumpet, flugelhorn) brings together excellent musicians Tara Bouman (clarinet, bass clarinet), Stephanie Lepp (flutes, bansuri) and Georg Faust (violoncello) who give free rein to their intuitions and are able to listen to each other, who tune in to their fellow musicians and thus let the music become something whole. They play with the monastery as a space and the monastery plays along as the fifth voice.

Stockhausen could be seen and heard:
23.04.2016 | als Stockhausen Quartett im Kloster Bentlage | Rheine
17.06.2016 | Duo Moving Sounds: Alte Spinnerei Herding | kubaai Bocholt

> www.markusstockhausen.de


DUO Pierre Charial und Michael Riessler

Bass clarinetist Michael Riessler, born in Ulm in 1957, is an artist who crosses the borders between improvisation and contemporary classical music, between language and sound, music and dance. Riessler has worked with musicians and composers from the most diverse backgrounds: Maurizio Kagel, John Cage, Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Modern, David Byrne, Michel Portal, Carla Bley, Terry Bozzio, among others. Since 2000, joint projects with clarinetist Sabine Meyer, one of the leading Mozart interpreters worldwide. Since the 90s, Riessler has also been writing and realising his own projects as well as radio play and film scores, e.g. for the award-winning 4-hour epic »Die andere Heimat« by Edgar Reitz or for the silent film »Hamlet« (featuring Asta Nielsen). Most recently, he realised his project »Big Circle« in collaboration with Pierre Charial and was awarded the Jahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplatten-Kritik and the Kulturstern der Münchner AZ in 2012. For many years, Riessler has been working together with French barrel-organ grinder Pierre Charial, who elicits a bizarre firework of sounds and sound collages from his punch-card controlled organ. Charial, once praised by a critic as the greatest musical secret of France, has not only unearthed and reinterpreted historical works for mechanical musical instruments, by Mozart or Haydn for instance, but has also recorded contemporary music (some of which was written especially for him) by György Ligeti or Pierre Boulez. Besides that, Charial, who began his musical career as an oboist before discovering the barrel organ, worked with jazz musicians like Michel Portal, Jean-Louis Matinier or Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, but also with Frank Zappa drummer Terry Bozzio. Together with Michael Riessler and his classical music colleague Sabine Meyer, he recently has released the CD »Paris Mécanique« featuring music from Paris in the 1920s. Charial, who lives in Paris, plays a punch-card controlled barrel organ with 42 keys, 114 pipes and 3 stops made by Parisian barrel organ builder André Odin.

DUO Riessler and Charial could be seen and heard:
23.09.2016 | Burg Vischering | Lüdinghausen

> www.michael-riessler.de | > www.musique-mecanique.net/en


Ensemble Atonor

Marie Nandico | Constantin Suppee | Maximilian Hensel | Benjamin Stache

Atonor is magic composed of electronics, acoustics, material, sensors, objects and the human being. Founded as a study group at school by sound artist Erwin Stache, Atonor has become a professional project that has been developing concert programmes, concepts and films for more than 10 years, featuring a mixture of experiment, performance, theatre and rhythm. Atonor has appearances at numerous events and festivals, always with the aim of creating a magic of things so that the audience does not know what to feel more amazed about: the objects themselves or the way they are put to use. As part of SoundSeeing, the ensemble will work on a composition in a short workshop with young people and perform the results together with them as part of the concert.

Atonor could be seen and heard:
21.04.2016 | Kunstmuseum Ahlen
22.04.2016 | Landesmusikakademie NRW | Heek
23.04.2016 | Alte Spinnerei Herding | kubaai Bocholt
24.04.2016 | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel

> www.atonor.de | > YouTube Channel Ensemble Atonor


Miki Yui

Miki Yui (J) was born in 1971 in Tokyo, after studies there she completed art studies at the Akademie Düsseldorf and postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Kunst und Medien in Cologne. Her exhibition activity is worldwide: in recent years she has worked in Copenhagen, Hong Kong and Turin, among others. Miki Yui’s work is always based on an act of listening intensively, on listening to the sounds as a whole, to resonances and interactivities between sounds. She describes hearing like that of a dreamer; even in sleep or in unconscious moments we hear. Our ear provides us with information from our acoustic surroundings, whose sound oscillations influence our thinking and our behavior. In her works, Miki Yui intertwines a frugal abundance of unedited or electronically processed sound recordings with vague moments of memory; consequently, the core concept of her work is called »small sounds«.

Miki Yui could be seen and heard:
Maschienenzentrale | Alte Weberei | Bocholt
Eiskeller Altenberge
Burg Vischering | Lüdinghausen
DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel

> www.mikiyui.com
| > YouTube Channel Miki Yui


Peter Ausländer

Peter Ausländer, father, teacher, performing musician and performance artist with an irrepressible zest for pushing boundaries, also a collector and author, claims that, essentially, he has learned (and is learning) all he knows and all he can do from his children and the students entrusted to his care.
Since childhood, Ausländer has been involved in music and visual arts, he played the violin, drew and painted and therefore felt that he had to study both. Subsequently, he worked as a music and art teacher for seven years and realized that pedagogy, if understood properly, is also an art form, »which – like all arts – does not require any degrees or certificates on paper, but intuitive talent and, above all, daily practice«.
Ausländer designed, initiated and in part directed spectacular city music performances in Vlotho and Lemgo, made nationwide appearances with the »freitagsgruppe«, his ensemble for experimental music theatre and in this context established close and cordial work relations with Johannes Fritsch and Pina Bausch. As an inventor of instruments, of sound experiment and listening stations and as an installer of sound passages and sound gardens he has been in mutually stimulating contact with Hugo Kükelhaus for years.
For their film »Kultur grenzt nicht aus« he and his cameraman Norbert Kaase were awarded the first prize in the national competition »Dialog der Generationen« of the Kinder- und Jugendfilmzentrum in 2009.
The term “target group” is a “Unwort”, a non-word, for Ausländer because of what is usually understood by it and because he considers it one of the embarrassing errors which, unfortunately, are persistently held on to in the education business…

Peter Ausländer could be seen and heard:
DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel
Phänomexx | Ahlen


Pieterjan Ginckels

Pieterjan Ginckels (*1982 in Tienen, Belgium), who is also known as an experimental DJ and music producer under the alias nononoise, lives in Brussels, where he works in very different artistic fields: drawing, sculpture, video, performance and music. The daily life of a modern technophile generation influenced by popular culture is the starting point of his work. Within this scope Pieterjan Ginckels is interested in two aspects in particular: on the one hand, in the structures and functionalities that define cultural exchange in popular subcultures and which Ginckels sees as a consistent rejection of commercial usability, on the other hand, in the nostalgically motivated observation of technical mediality, the rigorous scientific-functional logic of which provokes Ginckels to intervene within the possibilities of art and to generate a new relation to human beings.

Pieterjan Ginckels could be seen and heard:
08.05. – 29.05.2016 | Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp | Münster
28.05.2016 | BLACK BOX im cuba | Münster

> www.pieterjanginckels.be


Ralf Schreiber

Ralf Schreiber (*1964): studies at the Kunstakademie Münster, postgraduate studies at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Cologne. Works involve electronics, solar cells, motors and miniature loudspeakers. His playful and experimental works create soft sounds and minute movements, exploring low-energetic transformation processes. Lively international exhibition activity.

Ralf Schreiber could be seen and heard:
Maschienenzentrale | Alte Weberei | Bocholt
Burg Vischering | Lüdinghausen
DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel

> www.ralfschreiber.com


SPLASH-Perkussion NRW

Leitung: Prof. Stephan Froleyks

The percussion ensemble SPLASH – Perkussion NRW offers talented young percussionists the opportunity to develop a programme ranging between Neue Musik, improvised music and World Music and to perform it under professional conditions.
SPLASH first presented itself in April 2006 with concerts in Cologne, followed by performances in many NRW cities. SPLASH performed at the Philharmonie Essen, the Kölner Philharmonie, at the “Ensemblia” in Mönchengladbach and at the Kölner Musiknacht. In the Cologne concert series »Schlüsselwerke«, the young musicians performed Varèse’s »Ionisation« and Reich’s »Six Marimbas«, among others. At the beginning of 2009, the young artists entered the field of symphonic music by performing Olivier Messiaen’s »Le Transfiguration de notre Seigneur Jesus Christ« in cooperation with the Landesjugendorchester and the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule.

SPLASH-Percussion NRW could be seen and heard:
21.10.2016 | Landesmusikakademie NRW | Heek
22.10.2016 | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel

> www.lmr-nrw.de/ensembles/splash-perkussion-nrw/


Tina Tonagel

Tina Tonagel could be seen and heard:
Maschienenzentrale | Alte Weberei | Bocholt
Burg Vischering | Lüdinghausen
DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel

> www.tinatonagel.de