Exhibition London 22
These are the artists:
- Alan Courtis
- Beatriz Ferreyra
- Bernie Krause
- Elsa M'Bala
- Fari Bradley
- François K
- Jorge Haro
- Marc Urselli
- Matthew Herbert
- Nyokabi Kariũki
- Paula Garcia
(born 1972, Argentinian, lives in Buenos Aires) (aka Anla Courtis) is a founder member of 'Argentine cult provocateurs' Reynols and works with sound-art, electro-acoustic music, drone, noise, improvisation and composition. He’s also part of the French group L’Autopsie a révélé que la mort était due à l’Autopsie. He has toured extensively around the world and has collaborated with musicians like: Pauline Oliveros, Phill Niblock, Merzbow, Lee Ranaldo, David Toop, Jim O’Rourke and Otomo Yoshihide. His work uses techniques of prepared sound, tape manipulations, processed field recordings, live electronics, objects, traditional and self-built acoustic and electric instruments, and has been exhibited in galleries in Tokyo, San Francisco, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Budapest, Montevideo and Bogotá.https://ubu.com/sound/courtis.html ^ Back to top
(born 1937, Argentinian, lives in Normandy) is a pioneer of electroacoustic music hailed by Pitchfork magazine as a 'giant of musique concrète'. After studying with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, she joined the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in 1963, working alongside Pierre Schaeffer as a research assistant. There she played a part in inventing new forms of composition. Since she has lectured at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris, was a key figure in the Institut Intérnational de Musique Expérimentale de Bourges (IMEB), been a member of the jury for electroacoustic and experimental music festivals in France and Belgium and has received commissions internationally for concerts, festivals, films and ballets. Recent releases of her works by the labels Editions Mego (Austria), Persistance of Sound (UK) and Room 40 (Australia) are bringing her work to whole new audiences.http://beatrizferreyra.odavia.com ^ Back to top
(born 1938, American, lives in California) is a bio-acoustician and natural sound artist who coined terms geophony, biophony and anthropophony. Since 1968, he has traveled the world recording and archiving the sounds of creatures and environments large and small, and helped establish the foundation of a new bioacoustic discipline: soundscape ecology, on which he has worked with Stanford and Harvard Universities and the National Parks Service. His installations can be experienced in a travelling exhibition by the Fondation Cartier, at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, the California Academy of Sciences, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Chicago Science Museum, the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), and over 30 other venues in N. America and Europe. Before turning to the natural world, he was a professional studio musician who played with the Weavers as well as sessions with George Martin, Mick Jagger, George Harrison, The Doors and many others. He worked on many film soundtracks including Apocalypse Now and Performance.https://www.wildsanctuary.com ^ Back to top
(born 1988, Cameroonian, lives in Berlin) also known as AMET - Anaba M’bala Elsa Tatiana - is an artist who works with sound. After spending most of her childhood in Germany, she returned to Cameroon where she developed her own niche in sound performance in the local scene before relocating to Berlin, where she has found many musicians, dancers, artists and performers to collaborate with. She takes a poetic and critical approach to questions of race, cultural background, gender and spirituality and explores narratives of inclusion and visibility. She has performed internationally at Akademie der Künste Berlin (DE); Casino Luxembourg-Forum d’art contemporain (LUX); Dak’Art Biennale (SEN); Gessnerallee Zürich (CH), among others. She is interviewed in, and appears on the cover of, ‘Sound Arts Now’, an overview of contemporary artistic practices and theories by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle.https://elsambala.com ^ Back to top
(Iranian/ British, lives in London) is a sound artist engaging with listening, language and the environment. Her core methodologies revolve around experimentalism, deep listening and exercises in modes of communication and reception. She hosted the Six Pillars radio show on Middle Eastern and North African music on Resonance FM and performs in London with the Resonance Radio Orchestra, as well as with Oscillatorial Binnage (Sub Rosa) and since 2013, in the United Arab Emirates and around the Middle East as part of the duo Bradley Weaver. She has performed in venues across London including the ICA, and the Barbican and at festivals such as Glastonbury and Bestival in the UK and the Exit Festival in Serbia. She is currently doing a PhD in Sound Arts at the University of the Arts London as part of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice).https://www.faribradley.co.uk ^ Back to top
(born 1954, French, lives in New York) has been pushing the boundaries of sound since 1975 when he started as a dj at Studio 54, the Paradise Garage and The Loft. A few years later, after an influential role with Prelude Records and remixing tracks for Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Yoko Ono, Diana Ross and many more he was again at the cutting edge as one of the originators of House music. His Deep Space club nights, running since 2003, promote dub as 'a groundbreaking conceptual art form equal in significance to other giant aesthetic leaps such as Cubism or jazz'. With an affinity for science fiction and new technology, he's now exploring what AI can do for sound and is again ahead of his time.http://francoisk.com ^ Back to top
(born 1963, Argentinian/ Spanish, lives between Madrid and Buenos Aires) is a sonic and visual artist whose work focuses on the aesthetics and scientific aspects of sound and vibration, manifesting in many formats: records, videos, objects, audiovisual performances, acousmatic concerts, installations and exhibitions. He's a Professor in Art and Sound Studies in University Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires and has given courses and workshops across Spain and Latin America about using digital tools for multi-disciplinary ends. For over twenty years he has performed and exhibited and has had commissions from the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Art, Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid) and Gràcia Territori Sonor (Barcelona), and participated in festivals including Mutek Buenos Aires, Full Dome Festival (Bogotá), Telefonica Foundation (Lima), Experimental Electronics at New River Studios (London), Tsonami Festival (Valparaíso), and Sonar (Barcelona).https://www.jorgeharo.com ^ Back to top
(born 1977, Swiss, lives in New York) is a sound engineer, music producer, artist and winner of 3 Grammy Awards for his work with artists such as Lou Reed, Nick Cave, U2, Foo Fighters, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn and Marianne Faithfull. He has also produced and released albums under his own name, the latest in collaboration with Jim Jarmusch and Lee Ranaldo and an album that brings together throat singers from Tuva, Mongolia and Siberia with metal musicians from the US and Europe. He has collaborated with many visual artists and exhibited around the world. His practice revolves around the communion and combination of organic sounds, field recordings and digital manipulation, always in search of that synaesthesia created by the physical world of objects, acoustic instruments, and sounds of nature and the metaphysical world that originates at the intersection of perception, imagination, and auditory memory.http://www.marcurselli.com ^ Back to top
(born 1972, British, lives in Kent) is a prolific and accomplished musician, artist, producer and writer. His Personal Contract For The Composition of Music, a manifesto influenced by Dogme 95, written in 2000, detailing the sources of sounds that he would use in his compositions, illustrates his rigorous thinking and the emphasis on meaning in his work. He founded and runs the Accidental record label, which has grown into a production team making music for television and events. He also founded the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the Matthew Herbert Big Band and the Museum of Sound. He has worked with Bjork, Roisin Murphy, Mica Levi, Dizzee Rascal and Arto Lindsay, and has made music for films, theatre, TV, video games, and radio.https://www.accidental.co ^ Back to top
(born 1998, Kenyan, lives between Maryland, New York and Nairobi) is a composer with a unique artistic voice spanning from classical contemporary, sound art, film and East African musical traditions. Her works have been performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus Men’s Ensemble and Third Coast Percussion, and presented at the Lucia listening festival in Florence, Italy. Commissions include work for Heartland Marimba and Arcis Saxophone Quartet. She is a producer with Found Sound Nation, the creative agency started by the new music organization Bang on a Can. Her debut EP, ‘peace places: kenyan memories’ (SA Recordings) was one of Bandcamp’s Best Albums of Winter 2022.https://www.nkariuki.com ^ Back to top
(born 1975. Brazilian, lives in São Paulo) is an artist, independent curator and project curator at Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI). Her creative process is built through rupture, denial, uncertainty and indeterminacy and her work points to a poetics of resistance. Her research and artistic experiences focus on performance, and she pays special attention to the sounds, which are often amplified. Her 'Noise Body' performance is featured in 'Making it Heard: A History of Brazilian Sound Art'. Besides many major exhibitions in São Paulo, she has performed and curated in the Beyeler Foundation (Basel), El Barrio Museum and the Watermill Center (New York), Sakip Sabanci Museum (Istanbul), Benaki Museum (Athens), the Bangkok Art Biennale and others.www.paulagarcia.net ^ Back to top
Exhibition Paris 21 and Buenos Aires 22
These are the artists:
- Theo Altenberg
- Little Annie Bandez
- Caroline Devine
- Marivaldo Dos Santos
- Lesley Flanigan
- Burnt Friedman
- Kathy Hinde
- François K
- Abdullah Miniawy
- Robin Rimbaud - Scanner
- Nicolás Varchausky
- Stephen Vitiello
- Paul Wallfisch
Click here to listen to extracts from theirworks
(born 1952, German, lives in Berlin) is a poet, a painter, a performer, a photographer, a film maker and a free spirit. His involvement with Viennese Actionism threw him into the world of performance art and introduced him to Joseph Beuys, who he would later work with, Harald Szeemann and others. His search to merge art and life 'in a permanent process of consciousness' continued through language works - a kind of 'trauma poetry' - distinctive 'liquid' paintings made without tools and electronic music.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://www.theoaltenberg.com/ ^ Back to top
Little Annie Bandez
(born 1961, American, lives in Miami) also known as Annie Anxiety is a singer, songwriter, painter, poet, writer, performing and recording artist, pastor and stage actor. She worked with anarcho-punks Crass, found a home among the dub heavyweights of On-U sound and recorded with experimental sound groups Coil and Current 93. She swapped music for painting during the 90s and wrote a book, returning to music with torch song collaborations with Ahnoni, Marc Almond and Paul Wallfisch.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://www.littleanniebandez.com/ ^ Back to top
(born 1969, British, lives in Milton Keynes) has developed a practice investigating absent voices and the interplay between space and sound. Her works have been featured by the V&A Museum and ICA in London, Temple Contemporary in Philadelphia and on BBC radio. In Sound Arts Now , an overview of the state of the artform published this year, she's the only interviewee whose work 'remains largely sound-based'. Her site-specific sound installations are playful and unexpected, whether in a modern shopping center or an 18th century tower, a former women's peace camp or Bletchley Park.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://carolinedevine.co.uk/ ^ Back to top
Marivaldo Dos Santos
(Brazilian, lives in Bahia & New York) is a prolific composer, percussionist and producer who invents and builds his own instruments. Everything starts with Candomblé, including his mixture of Bahian rhythms with contemporary sounds. He has played with stars of hip-hop (The Fugees), classical music (Joshua Bell), jazz (Bill Frisell) and MPB (Daniela Mercury) and performs in the Broadway hit Stomp. He founded both Quabales and Favellê Music, artistic projects which give opportunities to young talents from the favelas. His work with rhythms intuitively includes melodies, even when you can't hear them.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttp://quabales.com/ ^ Back to top
(born 1978, American, lives in New York) studied sculpture and then physical computing before building her own instruments from speakers, microphones and circuitry. She uses feedback from these to create physical sound structures, blending them with her voice in a delicate balance, guided by intuition and lots of practice. She has performed in museums and festivals including the Guggenheim (New York), Broad (Los Angeles), KW Institute (Berlin) and Sonar (Barcelona).
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttp://lesleyflanigan.com/ ^ Back to top
(born 1965, German, lives in Porto) is one of Germany's most long established and highly rated electronic musicians. A profound and analytical thinker who has spent 40 years experimenting with grooves 'from a non-place' - a form of artistic expression that moves 'beyond a culturally determined reality'. His Nonplace record label gives him freedom to invent his own path, but he also thrives in collaboration with others (David Sylvian, Jaki Liebezeit, Atom Heart, and more).
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://burntfriedman.com/ ^ Back to top
(British, lives in Bristol) generates immersive and embodied experiences with a mix of nature and technology - often with broken or unused instruments or low-cost, hacked electronics. Inspired by the concept of Ecosophy - ecological wisdom - she works with water, plants and birds to reveal new poetic perspectives on our environment. She has shown her work around the world and awards include an Ivor Novello Award for Sound Art in 2020; an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica in 2015; a British Composer Award in Sonic Art in 2017.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttp://kathyhinde.co.uk ^ Back to top
(born in 1954, French, lives in New York) has been pushing the boundaries of sound since the 1975 when he started as a dj at Studio 54, the Paradise Garage and The Loft. A few years later, after remixing tracks for Kraftwerk, Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Yoko Ono, Diana Ross, etc etc. he was again at the cutting edge as one of the originators of House music. His Deep Space club nights, running since 2003, promote dub as 'a groundbreaking conceptual art form equal in significance to other giant aesthetic leaps such as Cubism or jazz'.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttp://francoisk.com ^ Back to top
(born 1997, Kenyan, lives in Berlin) is a sound artist working with field recording, noise and improvisation. He grew up in Nairobi and now studies sonic arts in Berlin. His work is about expanded listening cultures and sound practices, using compositions to raise awareness of ones surroundings and reflect on different auditory cultures. He presents his calm, still, introverted works in festivals across Europe, in mixes on sites and internet radio stations. He released three highly praised albums in 2020 alone.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://kmru.info/ ^ Back to top
(born 1994, Egyptian, lives in Paris) is an actor, writer and composer, who is constantly traveling, performing and experimenting. His political slogans and hypnotic chants are featured as part of many electronic music and art projects (with Erik Truffaz, Carl Gari, Simo Cell, Wael Shawky and more). He has performed all over Europe, including the Festival d'Avignon, the ICA in London, and at the Louvre.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://abdullahminiawy.com/ ^ Back to top
Robin Rimbaud - Scanner
(born 1964, British, lives in London) experiments between sound and space, joining the dots between sonic art, dance, fashion and electronic music, working with icons like Pauline Oliveros, Merce Cunningham, Hussein Chalayan and Laurie Anderson. His concerts, installations and recordings have helped to define both contemporary electronic music and sound art, and have been featured in many of the world’s most prestigious spaces including SFMOMA USA, Pompidou Centre Paris, Tate Modern London, Kunsthalle Vienna, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and the Hanoi Opera House Vietnam.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttp://www.scannerdot.com ^ Back to top
(born in 1984, Ghanaian, lives in Accra) is a sound performance artist and dj whose charisma, energy and eccentric style put him at the center of a fresh cultural scene in Ghana. Since 2015 he's been performing internationally across Africa and into Europe and Asia with artists like Serge Attukwei-Clottey and Spoek Mathambo. He works with field recordings and digital tools, telling stories about his city: from its downtown markets to the Jamestown neighborhood with its fishing communities and the ocean beyond.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://instagram.com/steloolive ^ Back to top
(born 1973, Argentinian, lives in Buenos Aires) is a composer, sound artist, performer and university teacher. His field of research is in sound arts and the relations between space, sound, speech and memory within technological environments. Recent commissions include Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Seattle Art Museum, Radar Festival in Mexico, and Bienal de Performance in Buenos Aires. He has developed and maintains Archivo PAIS, an ongoing register that gathers speech recordings produced in public spaces.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://varchausky.com.ar ^ Back to top
(born 1964, American, lives in Virginia) is an established sound artist who also makes multimedia art, records electronic music and teaches kinetic imaging. He credits punk - and working with Nam June Paik - with bringing him to the world of art, and now he has works in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian and Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon. He has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros, Ryuichi Sakamoto and many more.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://www.stephenvitiello.com/ ^ Back to top
(born 1962, American, lives in New York/ Vienna) was born and raised a musician who has gone on to work in theatre and with many bands ('world punk' band Firewater, Love and Rockets) and stars (French legend Johnny Halliday, Syl Sylvain of the New York Dolls). He is currently both Music Director at the Volkstheater, Vienna and keyboardist for New York noise group the Swans. His writing and performing partnership with Little Annie Bandez is a thing of wonder.
Listen to an excerpt of the workherehttps://www.paulwallfisch.com/ ^ Back to top