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Press release from 10.11.2022
Sound art festival SOUNDSEEING 2023 lays “exhibition square” across the Münsterland region

20,000 visitors were captivated by the Münsterland-wide sound festival SOUNDSEEING at its last edition in 2021. In 2023, SOUNDSEEING will again specifically link international sound artists with the NRW sound art scene, which is considered one of the most active and high-profile in Europe.
The festival will take place from 1 March to 31 August 2023.

The artistic focus of SOUNDSEEING 2023 is an “exhibition square” laid out over the Münsterland region with four representative exhibitions of internationally renowned sound artists with works partly created “in situ” for the locations:
The presentation of Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria, Berlin) at DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst in Hörstel, district of Steinfurt, is the first solo exhibition in Germany of the globally active and highly interesting sound artist. In his works, he explores how personal, public and collective memories and historiographies are transferred, transformed, transcribed and inscribed in sounds and soundscapes.
Paul Panhuysen (Netherlands), who died in 2015, was one of the pioneers of multimedia sound art; he was one of the leading members of the second generation of the Dutch Fluxus movement. The exhibition of his works at Kunsthalle Hawerkamp in Münster, which are still relevant and influential today, is supported by the Panhuysen Estate. It is the first solo exhibition of his works post mortem.
With the exhibitions of Peter Vogel (1937 – 2017) and his son Achim Vogel Muranyi (Freiburg), SOUNDSEEING 2023 is also dedicated to the generational theme. The father’s sound reliefs, which are immensely important for the history of sound art, will be presented together with works by the son, which further develop and vary the original ideas, at Burg Vischering in Lüdinghausen, Coesfeld district, and at Kunstverein Münsterland (Coesfeld).
After sound art classes from Saarbrücken and Mainz, seven students from Suchan Kinoshita’s class (University of Fine Arts Münster) will probably be given the opportunity to perform in the interior and exterior of the Nottbeck literary estate in Oelde, district of Warendorf, together with their professor.
Nach Klangkunstklassen aus Saarbrücken und Mainz erhalten wahrscheinlich sieben Studierende der Klasse von Suchan Kinoshita (Kunstakademie Münster) die Möglichkeit, den Innen- und Außenbereich des Literaturguts Nottbeck in Oelde, Kreis Warendorf, gemeinsam mit ihrer Professorin zu bespielen.

SOUNDSEEING is a cooperative, interdisciplinary sound art festival in the Münsterland region which, with its interplay of exhibitions, concerts, performances and workshops of high artistic quality, offers viewers and listeners a unique sensory experience of sounds in space and thus attracts a large audience. It also enriches the Westphalian cultural region with its innovative character, which results from the participation of top-class national and international artists as well as the selection of impressive, partly historical venues. This is where specific regional features and contemporary art meet.
The curator of the festival around music and art, sounds and noises, which will take place for the ninth time in 2023, has been Prof. Stephan Froleyks, Professor of Percussion as well as Music of Other Cultures and Dean of the University of Music Münster, in cooperation with a community of curators of the organisers consisting of Julia Haarmann, Gerd Berit Andersen, Sara Dietrich, Jutta Meyer zu Riemsloh, Erhard Hirt and Antje Valentin.

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Press review

Crackle, clang, buzz, hum

Music machines and sound apparatuses in Münster

Advance notice – As part of the Münsterland-wide sound art festival Soundseeing, sound artist Christof Schläger will be a guest at the Hawerkamp in Münster with his music machines and sound apparatuses. From 30 May, his fascinating sound parcours of crackling cans, buzzers, brewers, clappers and other unusual sound objects will permeate the exhibition hall …
kunst raum muenster | 18.05.2021

Experience sound art

“global drifting” on both banks of the Bocholter Aa

Bocholt. (fren/PID) – (…) More hearing than seeing: In both installations (…) the focus is on hearing instead of seeing. In the case of “global drifting”, visitors can interact with the various containers via two sensors on each container side wall and have so-called soundscapes played, which are intended to reflect the world of the textile industry in all its facets.
Bocholt Report | 08.05.2021 | Wansing