Lehrauftrag HdK_Saar Mai 2018

Urban Sound Seeing

Musik wird oft nicht schön gefunden, weil sie stets mit Geräusch verbunden
In diesem Sinne wollen wir uns den Klängen zuwenden, die oft als störend empfunden werden. Solche können durch fehlerhafte Haustechnik in Gebäuden verursacht werden oder umgeben uns im öffentlichen Raum. Der störende Faktor daran ist zumeist die Tatsache, dass wir uns derer nicht entziehen können. Städtische Singvögel haben da eine gute Strategie entwickelt! Sie lernen diese Klänge, Geräusche und Tonfolgen wie z.B. das Piepen rückwärts fahrender LKWs und binden das Erlernte in Ihren Gesang ein (mimicry in bird songs). So werden Klangereignisse aus ihrer Umgebung ein fester Bestandteil ihres Gesangrepertoires. Hier findet eine Ästhetisierung urbaner Klänge durch bioakustische Transformation statt, die sich positiv auf den Erhalt der Art im Anthropozän auswirkt.

Lehrauftrag HdK_Saar Mai 2018; Studentin Siwei Li

Wildlife-Phonie

video 8 min. 2008/2020

based on a sound collage featuring the sound of a great fregate bird, howler, monkey, meekats, polar bear baby, gentoo penguin, elefant, bat, frogs, cicade, herring, heartbeat, chicks, insects, rattlesnake, capuchin bird, deer, lion, hyena, gebons, crawl baby, harp seals, crocodile baby, wale, gentoo penguin, rook, kukuk, molerat, guenon, spiders and a skull butterfly.

screenshot read-along-video wildlife synphony audiocollage 2008

art-magazine June 2017

The audiovisual installation Fallen Chandelier is based on a sonification of a controlling system causing the flickering of forty light bulbs within a fallen chandelier. Twenty interconnected starters, similar those commonly found in fluorescent tubes, generate an irregular light rhythm. This occurs by means of bimetallic strips which are heated up in a tube and thus come in contact with one another in rapid sequence. This process is audible. Each starter generates its own rhythm, which has a different sound depending on the brand, make-up, and degree of wear of the starters. „I first listen to a lot of starters before I use them for an installation in the sense of composing.“

Fallen Chandelier @ art-magazine June 2017

Timeline

Timeline (Ausschnitt) in Vorbereitung eines kulturhistorischen Seminars Prof. Dr. Gottfried Küntzel 1989

Klavier Oxygen

„Klavier Oxygen“ by Joseph Beuys + video documentation of mine: „Simultankonzert an drei Flügeln“ (Henning Christiansen, Nam June Paik, Joseph Beuys, Hamburg 1985) presented as part of the exhibition “Sound Art Projects No.3 : For Eyes That Listen” curated by Melih Fereli @ Arter, Istanbul. Opening on 10 September 2020.

"Klavier Oxygen" by Joseph Beuys + video documentation of mine: "Simultankonzert an drei Flügeln" (Henning Christiansen, Nam June Paik, Joseph Beuys, Hamburg 1985)

Terry Fox

Terry Fox performing his long string installation during a concert in collaboration with Rolf Julius at HfBK-Hamburg/Averhofstrasse 1987
Foto + copyright (using Minox camera) by Tilman Küntzel 1987-2020

Terry Fox performing long string concert in collaboration Rolf Julius Hamburg 1987 Foto: Tilman Küntzel using Minox

Fallen Chandelier @ Pomezia Light Festival

21, 22, 23 September 2018

The audiovisual installation Fallen Chandelier is based on a sonification of a controlling system causing the flickering of forty light bulbs within a fallen chandelier. Twenty interconnected starters, similar those commonly found in fluorescent tubes, generate an irregular light rhythm. This occurs by means of bimetallic strips which are heated up in a tube and thus come in contact with one another in rapid sequence. This process is audible. Each starter generates its own rhythm, which has a different sound depending on the brand, make-up, and degree of wear of the starters. „I first listen to a lot of starters before I use them for an installation in the sense of composing.“

Fallen Chandelier @ Pomezia Light Festival (It.) Sept. 2018