The Münsterland-wide sound art festival SOUNDSEEING 2023 starts with sound art interventions and performances by students of the Münster Art Academy, class Suchan Kinoshita. Here is the documentation of the exhibition in and at the Literaturmuseum Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck, Oelde from 25.03. – 30.04.23 with statements of the participating artists and interview curator Stephan Froleyks & Suchan Kinoshita, Professor Kunstakademie Münster.

Playlist on YouTube:
00:14 Micael Gonçalves Ribeiro & Henri Schlößer – umbauaufbauabbaueinbau.
00:31 Bastian Buddenbrock – hat I find good, I have a helmet with me / westfarlen
03:00 Alma Maiama Camara – from: Symphony in green, soft and pink
05:12 Leon-Maxim Lindner – language 1: heard set
06:30 Malin Schlebusch – performance “finger binding
06:37 Curator Stephan Froleyks & Suchan Kinoshita, Professor Kunstakademie Münster
08:41 Jenny Rommel – Performance “Dear Diary I Am A Slave 4 You
10:48 Micael Gonçalves Ribeiro – a aranha arranha a ra / a ra arranha a ra
12:38 Sophie Rebentisch – o.T. / Maxim and Spring / (title without words)

others: Marie Parohl – Metallurgical Consecration of a Magic Garden | Anja Mothes – Sculpture in Three Stanzas | Jan Prahm Miró – La La Landmaus

Camera: Sabine Herke, Bernhard Kils
Sound language 1: heard set: Leon-Maxim Lindner
Composing: herkewerke

COFFEE TIME and EIGHT DOUBLE SUDOKUS is the first solo exhibition with works by Paul Panhuysen post mortem. The Münsterland-wide sound art festival SOUNDSEEING presents the pioneer of multimedia sound art from 12.05. to 04.06.23 in the exhibition hall at Hawerkamp, the unmistakably authentic cultural quarter of Münster. Paul Panhuysen has been influenced by the international Fluxus movement since the 1960s. As early as 1989, one of his spectacular long-string installations was shown at the back of the cuba in Münster. We made a selection of the works that could be realized especially in the exhibition hall at Hawerkamp with his widow Hélène Panhuysen. The exhibition of his works, which are still current and influential today, is supported by the Panhuysen-Estate and could be realized with the help of the ZKM – zentrum für kunst und medien karlsruhe.

Photos: Bernhard Kils

+ the artist Paul Panhuysen

Under the title „Schattenklänge“ Achim Vogel Muranyi and Peter Vogel Heritage present two interactive sound walls from different eras in the historic rooms of the former knight’s castle Vischering in Lüdinghausen. The analog sound wall “Rhythmic Sounds I” by Peter Vogel from the 1990s – an electronic wall installation with 18 light sensors – and the digital sound wall “Techno Soundwall” by Achim Vogel Muranyi from the present – a computer-programmed variant based on audio samples. Both sound walls are inspired by club and techno music and can be played intuitively – also by the audience.

Both artists are linked by a close collaboration. While the artist Peter Vogel, who died in 2017, laid the foundation of interactive sound-object art, Achim Vogel’s work can be seen as a logical further development. Differences as well as similarities are not only of a technical nature, they also reflect their own zeitgeist in terms of content, which is particularly clear in the juxtaposition of their sound walls.

+ the artists Peter Vogel & Achim Vobel Muranyi

COFFEE TIME and EIGHT DOUBLE SUDOKUS is the first solo exhibition of works by Paul Panhuysen post mortem. The Münsterland-wide sound art festival SOUNDSEEING presents the pioneer of multimedia sound art from 12.05. to 04.06.23 in the exhibition hall at Hawerkamp, the unmistakably authentic cultural quarter of Münster. Paul Panhuysen has been influenced by the international Fluxus movement since the 1960s. As early as 1989, one of his spectacular long-string installations was shown at the back of the cuba in Münster. We have made a selection of the works that can be realised especially in the exhibition hall at Hawerkamp with his widow Hélène Panhuysen. The exhibition of his works, which are still current and influential today, is supported by the Panhuysen Estate and could be realised with the help of the ZKM – zentrum für kunst und medien karlsruhe.

Camera: Sabine Herke | Bernhard Kils
Sound: Paul Panhuysen
Composing: herkewerke

+ the artist Paul Panhuysen

The sound installation ANTENNA by Floris Vanhoof captures the omnipresent electromagnetic waves and transfers them to small electromagnets that make the strings of a piano sound.

O-Ton Floris Vanhoof about ANTENNA:
“During a thunderstorm, while listening to classical music on the radio, lightning strikes became audible as cracks and pops. In this way, my interest in the presence of electromagnetic waves was awakened. These waves are always there, constantly penetrating the air, the walls, our bodies….
I built a VLF antenna to listen to this multitude of sounds of man-made communication channels, such as the beeping of weather balloons, but also the ongoing warfare. This infinite source of noise, even larger than the Internet, inspired me to explore and refine electromagnetic waves and combine them with the inherently incompatible medium of the wing.“

In cooperation with cuba-cultur and the city of Münster

Sound Art: Floris Vanhoof
Camera: Sabine Herke | Bernhard Kils
Composing: herkewerke

Live stream Concert performance | Fine Kwiatkowski, dance | Gandolfo Pagano, music | Willehad Grafenhorst, music & video projection | BLACK BOX at cuba-cultur Münster | Tip: Performance starts at 12:39.

MONDOLETTOSOTTOILCORVO blends the experiences of two musicians, raised in opposite regions of Europe. They met in 2018 in the Madonie region of Sicily and were surprised by the synergy they immediately felt. This gave birth to the idea of this project.
“musica molto interessante” (Battiti, RAI 3, 10/28/2021).
“… in the sound energetics of this music one senses the ruthlessness of this natural event, to which animal and human disturbances apparently cannot harm anything.” (Gisela Nauck, DLF, 4/24/2021)
Improvisation is a practice in which every action is brought about by listening to each other; this creates a dialogue. The musicians interact permanently, give impulses – every action is at the same time cause and effect of unforeseen developments that create real compositions.

Photo: Ralf Emmerich
Video: cuba-cultur

Drums, monster flutes, water instruments and tubular bells – sound art to join in with the whole family at the sound art picnic organised by the Landesmusikakademie NRW and Künstlerdorf Schöppingen. Current and former scholarship holders presented works inspired by sound art in the buildings of the artists’ village: Aurélie Pertusot with “La Boucle est bouclée #2” and the performance “Erosion“ (1-3), Sophia Bauer – “A Conspiration: Breathing Choir“ (7) and Hanna Melnykova, who combines sound and photography in a novel way with “Sounds of the Universe“ (8-10). The music play actions “KlangKanal“ and “Wasser-Orchester“ (4-6) by Michael Bradke are aimed at people from 2 years to old age and created a musical open-air landscape on the grounds of the artists’ village. With the Mobile Music Workshop Münsterland, all generations could try their hand at building instruments from everyday materials and try them out directly. The percussion quartet Altenberge (11-12) offered sound refreshment in between with groovy pieces. Picnic baskets were ready…

The event was also suitable for people with visual impairments and blind people.

Photos: Camilo Pachón, Hanna Melnykova, Sabine Herke

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SOUNDSEEING – the Münsterland-wide sound art festival presents two interactive sound walls by Achim Vogel Muranyi and Peter Vogel Heritage in the former Ritterburg Vischering in Lüdinghausen from 14 May to 23 July 2023. The analogue sound wall “Rhythmic Sounds I“ by Peter Vogel from the 1990s – an electronic wall installation with 18 light sensors – and the digital sound wall “Techno Soundwall“ by Achim Vogel Muranyi from the present – a computer-programmed version based on audio samples. Both soundwalls are inspired by club and techno music and can be played intuitively – even by the audience.

Tip: 01:32 Live recording of the opening with performance by Achim Vogel Muranyi

Camera: Sabine Herke | Bernhard Kils
Sound: Achim Vogel Muranyi
Composing: herkewerke

+ the artists Achim Vogel Muranyi and Peter Vogel

Concerts, mobile sound installations, workshop for schools

In 2023, the focus of the Münsterland-wide sound art festival was once again on the participation of guests and listeners and on hands-on experience. The aim was to make sound art directly tangible! Here we show impressions of:
SPLASH – Percussion NRW in the DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Hörstel (1)
GONG GANG – Sound Installation Albrecht Fersch in Ibbenbüren (2-4)
Ensemble “Ears Wide Open“ – Marion Haak-Schulenburg, Mathis Mayr, Ravi Srinivasan and Gregor Schulenburg at the Landesmusikakademie NRW, Heek (5-8)
FrequEMS – Sound art day at ARTandTECH.space Rheine with Klang Duo Osnabrück (9), anni Yu (10), Klanginstitut Köln (11) and Pia Marei Hauser (12)
Mobile Music Museum by Michael Bradke, ARTandTECH.space Rheine (13-15)
“Chirping Machines in the Park“ – workshop and exhibition project for a primary school class, with Ralf Schreiber and Martina Lückener in Altenberge (16-18)

Photos: Vera Lammers, Franziska Loh, Lara langguth, Sabine Herke, ARTandTech.space Rheine

The artist, who lives and works in Berlin and Lagos, engages intensively with places and social phenomena to explore how private, public and collective memories and histories are translated, transformed, and encoded into different sensory experiences. In “Chi dị Ebere [God is merciful]” Emeka Ogboh combines Igbo vocal and musical traditions from Nigeria with electronic compositions. The starting point is the exploration of making music as a coping mechanism for grief and loss.
The sound installations at DA, Kunsthaus give space to trace different stages of denial, acceptance and processing in the mourning process up to the celebration of life.

Photos: Bernhard Kils

+ the artist Emeka Ogboh