The Nordic Sound Art programme (2007-2015) has come to it’s conclusion.
We thank the many artists, institutions and lectuers who has been part of the programme.
The website will be up for documentation purposes.
Jonas Olesen, coordinator.
Nordic Sound Art programme Exhibition 2015 September 18, 19, 20. 2015 |
HIAP – Gallery Augusta, Helsinki Finland
lɛt mi sel lɛt mi sel lɛt ðə ɔrənoko flo lɛt mi ritʃ lɛt mi bitʃ ɑn ðə ʃɔrz əv trɪpəli lɛt mi sel lɛt mi sel lɛt mi kræʃ əpɑn jɔr ʃɔr lɛt mi ritʃ lɛt mi bitʃ fɑr bɪɑnd ðə jɛlo si
Opening Sep. 18. at 18:00
An intense 3-day exhibition by artists, completing the Nordic Sound Art programme 2015. The exhibition is held at Gallery Augusta, located on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki, and will host a range of installations, performances, DJ’s and concerts. Including live-programmed techno, and audio walks. Included is also a pre-exhibition catalogue launch, featuring the artists. The catalogue features a cassette tape with sound works.
Panel discussion Sep. 20 15:00 -17:00
Featuring the artists, Joonas Siren, Lauri Woulio,, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Jonas Olesen, Petri Kuljuntausta. Moderated by Caspar Stracke.
HIAP – Gallery Augusta is located on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki
Friday Sep. 18: 18:00 – 00:00
Saturday Sep 19: 12:00 – 18:00
Sunday Sep. 20: 12:00 – 17:00
For more information, see:
Organized by HIAP | Nordic Sound Art | KUVA / Caspar Stracke.
Mediated sound, music and art.
Lectueres: Gaute Barlindhaug & Per Martinsen
June 1st – June 5th. 2015
When the possibility of sound recording emerged in the late 19th century, it slowly changed our concept of sound, listening and the concepts of music. This seminar focuses on how sound art can be understood as a part of this development, focusing both on different technical approaches to sound creation and aesthetical discussions within the field of sound in a broad cultural context.
The practical part of the seminar will give and insight into different technologies used for synthesizing sound, techniques that has been used in contemporary art as well as music. This part will both include design of traditional sound production tools, and an introduction to more experimental techniques for interaction, significations and circuit bending. Though the workshop we will explore this different aspect through using different computer programs and hardware machines.
In the theoretical part we will focus on how sound actually can be understood, how it differs from other senses and how this have changed through history. Here, much of the focus will be on the shift between “music” and “sound”. We will also touch upon how the sonic signatures of different recording and manipulation techniques have played a role in shaping our aesthetic. We will both look at traditional sound art and experimental musicians that work with noise and non-musical sounds.
Tromsø Academy of Fine Arts, Norway
Former Nordic Sound Art student, Helene Førde has won
the sound art competition, Sonotopia 2015.
An honoary mention was given to Jonas Gazell.
Pictures from the event:
Continuum – A Sound Art Weekend
27/2 – 1/3 2015
Skånes Konstförening, Bragegatan 15, Malmö, Sweden
Stop, look and listen. An increased presence and attention to sound.
Deciding how to listen determines what to hear.
Continuum – A Sound Art Weekend is a three-day exhibition exploring sound in the visual and mental dimensions.
Nine artists from five countries challenge sound’s role among our sensory impressions through sculpture, performance,
recording and installation. The span ranges from an improvisational choir versus the inaudible infrasound of low frequencies,
noise of everyday life set against fragments of an inner cacophony.
Hannah Anbert (DK) / Michael Christensen (DK) / Jonas Gazell (SE) / Jens Lindqvist (SE) / Tuukka Haapakorpi (FI) / Troels Nøhr Holmstrøm (DK) / Georgia Rodger (UK) / Tuukka Salonen (FI) / Helene Førde (NO)
The exhibition also features a catalogue launch, releasing the documentation catalogue from the group’s previous exhibition, made when the artists was studying in the Nordic Sound Art Programme.
The catalogue comes with a 12″ vinyl record, documenting the artist’s soundworks, as well as essays by sound artists Imri Sandström and Brandon Labelle.
27/2 18:00 – 21:00 Opening, Hannah Anbert Live Performance with Syvende&Sidst, DJ Onajs
28/2 13:00 – 19:00 Catalog/album release, DJ Jonas Olesen, Live Music Act
1/3 13:00 – 18:00 Exhibition presentation 14:00
Upcoming course at The Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Sweden
Feb. 23-Feb 27 2015
Pictures from the Place & Displacement workshop by John Grinich at KHBI, Bergen NO
In this workshop, we worked with not only raising our awareness of the connections between sound and space, but also how we creatively use sound to redefine our connection to space and actively shape our listening experience through collaboration. This process involved a continuous series of observations, structured exercises, improvisations, performative interventions and discussions, to work with sound in a way that revealed the inherent interconnected relationship between a given context and the activities that take place. We used this as a frame to score out audible relations between ourselves and the spaces we used with our own responses and use of materials.
Bergen is quite beautiful but it rained almost continuously for the time I was there. This made it difficult to work outside the Academy building although we did manage a field recording excursion one afternoon. There was a consistent theme in everyone’s recordings, rain. It was definitely the sound of Bergen that week. This was the second workshop meeting for the students of the Nordic Sound Art program and my first encounter with the program.
Place and Displacement: Site-Specific responses through sound
Workshop for the Nordic Sound Art programme by John Grzinich
KHIB, Bergen Norway, December 8-12 2014
In this workshop we will work on not only raising our awareness of the connections between sound and space, but also how we can creatively use sound to redefine our connection to space and actively shape our listening experience through creative collaboration. This process involves a continuous series of observations, structured exercises, improvisations, performative interventions and discussions, to work with sound in a way that reveals the inherent interconnected relationship between a given context and the activities that take place. We can use this as a frame to score out audible relations between ourselves and the spaces we use with our own responses and use of materials. We will use our experiences to try and develop a group site-specific performance that combines elements of time, action, movement, observation and electro-acoustic intervention.
John Grzinich has worked since the early 1990s as an artist and cultural coordinator with various practices combining sound, image, site, and collaborative social structures. His interest and work with sound combines such divergent methods as field recording, kinetic sculpture, electro-acoustic composition, performance, spatial perception and acoustics, filmmaking, group workshops and exercises in listening. He has performed in North America, Europe and Japan and his compositions have been published on international labels such as: SIRR, Staalplaat, Erewhon, Intransitive, Cut, Mystery Sea, Invisible Birds and others. 2012 saw the DVD release of “Two Films” on and/OAR. He lives in Estonia and works as a program coordinator for MoKS, a non-profit artist-run center.
The new cycle (fall 2014-summer 2015) of the Nordic Sound Art programme begins with an introductionary course Oct. 27-Oct 31. at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.
The main topic of the course will be an introduction to the nature of sound, acustics and microphones. Lectuers Jonas Olesen and acustician Eddy Bøgh Brixen.
We also welcome 12 new students:
Camilla R. Nicolaisen
Signe Boe Pedersen