SOUNDSEEING – Sound Artists 2021

International Sound Art im Münsterland


The project »ANAHAD – The Connection of Resonance« fuses Indian classical music with Western pop music. Composer, arranger and percussionist Tillmann Schürfeld, together with Indian musicians (Kathak, t.b.a), will bring the world of Indian classical music to Germany to express it with more and more Western stylistic elements and instruments in the course of the concert. The complex rhythms and extravagant compositional structures of this music are the medium through which emotions and feelings are conveyed and stories are told. Translating the compositions, which are characterised by the language of the Tabla, called Padhant, to the Western drum kit is a great challenge. From piece to piece, the music is increasingly supplemented with Western stylistic elements. The concert ends with compositions by Tillmann Schürfeld that completely merge both worlds – Indian classical music and Western pop music. ANAHAD is a bridge between two distant cultures, bringing them together on stage and in music in order to create something new.

Line-up: Drums, Tillmann Schürfeld | Kathak, Shivani Karmarkar | Melody, t.b.a



Pierre Berthet

Pierre Berthet (BE) is a drummer and composer. For more than 30 years, he has been constructing sound objects and installations from steel, plastic, water and magnetic fields. His work is shown internationally, most notably in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium.

Pierre Berthet can be seen and heard:
12.06.2021 Staubsaugerkonzert | Kunstverein Münsterland | Coesfeld



Michael Bradke

Michael Bradke has been working at the intersection of sound art and cultural/museum education since 1984. With his programmes and sound sculptures, he encourages children and adults to engage actively with music and sounds, he collects music-playing game rules, sounding found objects and instruments from all cultures and includes them into his play actions and large-scale sound sculptures. Since 1993, he has been increasingly involved in the conception and construction of interactive sound installations for (children’s) museums and themed hands-on exhibitions. Over the past 20 years, the Mobile Music Museum has been collecting, preserving and developing sound sculptures, musical instruments, sound tools as well as sounding found objects, music-playing game rules and body music from all over the world. Stage programmes, hands-on exhibitions and open-air events entice children, families and educational multipliers to actively make music.

Michael Bradke can be seen and heard:
19.06.2021 | 10.00 – 16.00 h | Citysound | Innenstadt Ibbenbüren
20.06.2021 | 10.00 – 18.00 h | Installation together with Wasserorchester | Burg Vischering
12.08.2021 | Installation together with Wasserorchester on LagaKoller | rock’n’popmuseum | Gronau
15.08.2021 | workshop Tesatrommeln and Trommelstunde | rock’n’popmuseum | Gronau
20.08. – 22.08.2021 | Mobiles Musik Museum | Burg Vischering | Lüdinghausen
22.08.2021 | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, outdoor | Hörstel



Stephan Froleyks

Stephan Froleyks (D) works internationally as a composer, performer and inventor of novel instruments. He has received several scholarships and art awards. His compositions, installations, audio plays, multimedia works and theatre music were commissioned, among others, by WDR, Radio Bremen and Deutschlandradio. Stephan Froleyks is professor of percussion and music of other cultures at Münster Musikhochschule in Münster and curator of the music and sound art festival.



Elisabeth Coudoux and Tina Tonagel

Elisabeth Coudoux and Tina Tonagel an be seen and heard:
22.08.2021 | 20.00 h | FRAUFRANKE50KILOHERTZ Musikperformance | BLACK BOX im cuba | Münster



Frauke Eckhardt

Frauke Eckhardt, born in 1968, is a professional sculptor and sound artist. Since the 1990s, she has been developing sound-based artistic interventions created as a framework for open processes of cognition that have to be explored by the visitor in his or her own time. In the combination of performative action and material-based exploration of space, Eckhardt’s space-sound instruments, such as in 1999 the KlangMobil, KlangRoller…, KlangWellen and others, develop an active presence in and for the public space. Based on the architectural structure, social function and the historical marks of the specific locations, her site-specific productions and interactive sound installations reflect current social discourses and global processes. Eckhardt’s work has been presented at international festivals and exhibitions, commissioned by radio stations, and has received numerous grants and awards. Frauke Eckhardt is a guest professor at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne since the winter semester 2020/21. She is a board member of Saarländisches Künstlerhaus and a curator of sound art. She lives and works in Saarbrücken and Cologne.

Frauke Eckhardt can be seen and heard:
01.05. – 20.06.2021 global drifting / lost waves Klanginstallationen | Opening: 01.05. kubaai Außengelände and Saal der Weberei



Christian Faubel

Christian Faubel is an interdisciplinary scientist and artist. He has a PhD in electrical engineering and did research on autonomous systems at the Institute for Neuroinformatics from 2002 – 2012. In 2002, he founded the collective »derstrudel« to provide a relaxed approach to electronics and robotics. With derstrudel he has held more than 50 workshops on building simple analogue robots at international festivals.
In his artistic work, he is interested in what enables autonomous behaviour and how complex behaviour can emerge from the interplay and interaction dynamics of simple elements. With his works, he tries to make theoretical concepts such as self-organisation or emergence aesthetically tangible and sees his works in the tradition of philosophical toys.

Christian Faubel can be seen and heard:
12.09.2021 | 16.30 h | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel



Peter Kiefer

Jan Klare – The Dorf

Jan Klare has been on the road as a saxophonist, bandleader and composer since the mid-80s, thousands of concerts in many countries, dozens of CD-, radio- and TV-productions. Klare views his work as »pleasurable sociological field research« on listening habits, listening expectations and their manipulation.

Jan Klare and The Dorf can be seen and heard:
27.06.2021 | 11.30 – 14.30 h | kubaai | Bocholt
19.09.2021 | 16.00 – 17.00 h |Kunst im Park Burg Vischering | Lüdinghausen



Till Kniola

Till Kniola can be seen and heard:
28.08.2021 | 20.00 h | Konzert aufabwegen@soundseeing | Musikhochschule Münster
29.08.2021 | 18.00 h | Konzert aufabwegen@sound | Musikhochschule Münster


KRAMA – Percussion

The KRAMA is an ensemble of four talented percussionists from the class of Prof. Stephan Froleyks, that are currently under the direction of visiting professor Katarzyna Mycka.

»Krama« means »mixture« in Greek and the programme presented by Adrian Golbeck, Semeli Margariti, Raphael Bulut and Yung-Ju Tsai is correspondingly mixed. There are pieces that are sounding utterly modern, while being influenced by old music. The music sweeps the audience away to the Balinese beach of Yeh Gangga or immerses them in the oneness of a percussion duo. The fiery conclusion of the half-hour concert is »Burning Bars« by young Polish composer Krzysztof Falkowski.

KRAMA can be seen and heard:

20.06.2021 at 11 h | Burg Vischering
20.06.2021 | Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck
04.07.2021 at 14 h | as a part of »Klanggarten« | Landesmusikakademie NRW | Heek


Christina Kubisch

Christina Kubisch, born 1948 in Bremen, belongs to the first generation of sound artists. As a professional flutist and composer, she made an appearance early on with projects at the intersection of visual arts, media and music. In the 1970s she mainly created gender-critical video performances. Since the 1980s, these were followed by site-specific sound installations with magnetic induction and other, mostly self-developed, audiovisual means. In the mid-1980s, the artist also began to incorporate light into her work. large-scale installations were often created, combining visual and acoustic elements into a new unity. In the mid-1980s, the artist began to include light in her work as well. She created often large-scale installations that combine visual and acoustic elements into a new unity. After studies in Germany, Switzerland and Italy as well as guest professorships in Holland and France, among others, she lived in Milan. After her return to Berlin, she developed new forms of installations in which the audience could actively perceive sounds. In 2003, she started the Electrical Walks series, sound walks in public spaces, using special electromagnetic headphones and inviting the audience to experience a previously unknown way of perceiving the everyday world. In 2003, she started the series Electrical Walks, sound walks in public spaces, in which she uses special electromagnetic headphones to invite the audience to a hitherto unknown way of perceiving the everyday world. From 1994 to 2013, Christina Kubisch taught as professor for “Audiovisual Art“ at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar in Saarbrücken. She has been a member of the music section of the Akademie der Künste Berlin since 1994. Her installations, compositions and visual works have been performed at international festivals worldwide and shown in numerous museums and galleries. Christina Kubisch lives and works in Berlin.

Christina Kubisch can be seen and heard:
07.03. – 25.04.2021 | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel




Hyunju Oh

Hyunju Oh – *1988 in Daegu, South Korea – has studied painting, media art and experimental art as well as sound art composition at the Mainz School of Music. Her works have been shown at several exhibitions in Germany: DYSTOPIE Sound Art Festival 2020 Berlin, Morat Institut Freiburg, Kunstmuseum Singen, to name but a few. The artist has won several competition awards and scholarships, e.g. from basis Frankfurt, ZK/U Berlin, Deutschlandstipendium, Kulturstiftung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Weiterbildung und Kultur des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz and the Arts Council Korea.
Her works not only involve the installation of simple sound objects, but also the use of theatrical radio plays and performative sounds. She experiments with transformations in space and perception by means of the interplay between objects with allegorical meanings and time-based sounds.

Hyunju Oh can be seen and heard:

from 23.08.2021 | Kunstverein Münsterland | Coesfeld



Dodo Schielein

Dodo Schielein (D) has been living and working in Hamburg since 1992. She studied communication design and fine arts with Henning Christiansen at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg and attended seminars on composition and music theory with Manfred Stahnke and others. Activities as a composer, sound artist and visual artist.

Dodo Schielein can be seen and heard with Papermusic, »Höranweisungen« and in Workshops:
13.06. – 13.09.2021 | Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck | Oelde
04.07.2021 | Landesmusikakademie NRW | Heek | 15.00 h
15.08.2021 | Burg Vischering | Exhibition opening Dodo Schielein and Torsten Bruch in the main castle | Lüdinghausen
28.08.2021 | Kunstverein Münsterland | Coesfeld



Christof Schläger

Christof Schläger was born in 1958 in Bytom (Upper Silesia). In 1968, his family fled to the Federal Republic. After studying process and civil engineering, he created his first sound performances in the early 1980s. Since 1987, he has directed many exhibition projects in the machine hall »Klangraum« Teutoburgia and he initiated the KunstWald in Herne. Participation in numerous multimedia actions, concerts and festivals at home and abroad, e.g. in Krakow, Lille, Barcelona, New York, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Helsinki, Shanghai, often in cooperation with Goethe-Instituts. He lives and works as a freelance artist/instrument maker/composer in Herne and Amstelveen.
Christof Schläger is married to Majon Smit.

Christof Schläger can be seen and heard:
30.05. – 20.06.2021 Musikmaschinen und Klangapparaturen | Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp Münster | Opening: 30.05. | 12.00 h



Sound Art Composition Class of Mainz School of Music

The Mainz School of Music at Johannes Gutenberg University is the only conservatoire in Germany that offers a master’s degree programme in sound art composition. It is equally aimed at musicians and artists and, since 2019, also comprises the third study section for master students. The degree programme is based on the latest developments of an intermediary understanding of music and art and combines currents of New Music, electroacoustic composition, installative sound art, audiovisual art and radio art into a unified theme. Compositional approaches are explored and refined at the highest artistic level through spatial and intermediary design strategies.
The programme is directed by Univ.-Prof. Peter Kiefer. Currently teaching are Prof. Stefan Fricke, Andres Bosshard and Prof. Dr. Salomé Voegelin. Among the guest professors so far have been Prof. Bernhard Leitner, Prof. Miya Masaoka, Prof. Dr. Florian Dombois, Prof. Alvin Curran, Anke Eckardt and Kaspar König.
Several graduates of this programme have won prizes in competitions: Operare Berlin 2010, Sound of E-Motion RWTH Aachen 2011, Kalkhoff-Rose Stipendium, Rotary Kulturförderpreis, Artist Scholarship New York of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW, numerous residencies e.g. in the artists’ village Schöppingen, tokio wonder site and Sapporo and they have participated in exhibitions at the Museum für Komminkation in Frankfurt and Art Basel, among others. The sound-light space resonate was shown at the luminale festival in Frankfurt am Main and subsequently in the Kubus of the ZKM Karlsruhe at the Sound Art exhibition. In 2021, the sound artists of the Mainz School of Music will be performing at soundseeing Münsterland (Nottbeck, Coesfeld) and in July at the sound art festival OPENING 2021 in Trier.

The young sound artists can be seen and heard:

13 June – 04 July 2021 | Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck
14 June – 20 June 2021 | Kunstverein Münsterland | Coesfeld



Ralf Schreiber

Ralf Schreiber plays with electromechanical sound generators: small motors, percussion and spring mechanisms and self-vibrating strings. He makes music with these devices, which often follow their own logic. In this process, the smallest movements and interactions are used to make the the machines and prepared materials sound, thus exploring the elementary interactions between sound and material.

Ralf Schreiber can be seen and heard:
28.05.2021 | workshop poor Montage | Kloster Bentlage | Rheine
20.06.2021 | workshop poor Montage | Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck | Oelde
04.07. 2021 | 15.00 h | Solarmodule / Klangbaum | Landesmusikakademie NRW | Heek



Erwin Stache

Erwin Stache studied mathematics and physics and soon also worked as a pianist and organist. Since 1983, he has been combining these two sides – technology and music – in his work as a builder of sound objects. His objects are mostly based on the defamiliarization of everyday objects, both of the acoustic and electronic kind. His approach is based on the fact that often material procurement was difficult in the GDR. Erwin Stache’s artistic activity today encompasses the fields of installation, concert, film and workshops.

Erwin Stache can be seen and heard:
17.08. – 12.09.2021 | rock’n’popmuseum | Gronau
Programm: interaktive Beethovenobjekte (1. Singendes Buch »Für Elise«, 2. Musikkurbel, 3. Flacher Katen mit 4 gr. Tasten, 4. Musiktrainer, 5. Partiturentisch)


> Erwin Stache auf YouTube


Talking Horns

Achim Fink, Andreas Gilgenberg, Bernd Winterschladen, Stephan Schulze – The show must blow on!

The Talking Horns s use their instruments to »tell« highly entertaining stories from the past, present and future. Mind and gut are equally catered to: unheard-of for purists and pigeonholers.
The repertoire is growing persistently, as is the community of friends of acoustic art. The striking experience of achieving musical depth without amplifiers, pixels, pomp and video clips flourishes in good acoustic surroundings in particular: hence the Talking Horns’ penchant for seeking out well-sounding venues. All possible facets ranging from simple, sometimes idyllic homophony and chamber music quality to complex polyphony and polyrhythm are realised in a universal language of music that is directly accessible. Haunting melodies unfold over refined rhythmic-harmonic frameworks. What makes the Talking Horns so fascinating in the first place is the fact that they unfold their imaginative musical microcosm with minimal means: razor-sharp horn sections alternate with lyrical passages and occasionally the musical horizon also reflects avant-garde chamber music. The Talking Horns achieve orchestral density by permanently changing roles.
And what does jazz mean to the Talking Horns: »To use all means available with all their possibilities and to use them in terms of composition, improvisation and enclosure.«

Die Talking Horns can be seen and heard:
12.06.2021 | 19.00 h | Außenbereich Heimathaus Altenberge
13.06.2021 | DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | Hörstel
20.06.2021 | 11.00 h | Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck (Spielzeit ca. 2 hours) | Oelde
20.06.2021 | 18.00 h | Musikschule Ibbenbüren
04.07.2021 | 17.00 h | Landesmusikakademie NRW | Heek
07.07.2021 | 17.00 h | Waldbühne | Gronau