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public lecture series

SoSe 2021

Col­lage © Kathrin Scheidt

22 April — 15 July 2021

Thurs­days | 15:00 – 19:00 p.m. | online


The Aus der Rei­he series of artist talks at SoundS, curat­ed by Prof. Daisuke Ishi­da for the sum­mer semes­ter 2021, explore the diverse field of sound arts prac­tice and intro­duces stu­dents and the com­mu­ni­ty-at-large to a range of inter­na­tion­al inter­dis­ci­pli­nary sound prac­ti­tion­ers includ­ing artists, cura­tors, crit­ics, and researchers. Pri­mar­i­ly for the cur­rent MA Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts stu­dents at the UdK, these talks are also open to the gen­er­al pub­lic and stu­dents from all oth­er insti­tu­tions and departments.

Thu Apr 22
Guest : katrinem


born 1969 in Augs­burg, lives and works in Linz (A) and Berlin (D). The exam­i­na­tion of sound and space has long been an inte­gral part of katrinem’s artis­tic work. Com­pre­hen­sive train­ing in clas­si­cal music (violin/viola) with con­stant per­for­mance prac­tice (orches­tra, ensem­ble) formed the broad ear­ly foun­da­tion that led to a spe­cial­iza­tion in spa­tial per­for­mances and new per­for­mance prac­tices. Gaits, walk­ing rhythms and their imprints on pub­lic space were sub­ject areas already being explored in her master’s degree in com­po­si­tion. For over 12 years, katrinem has been inves­ti­gat­ing in her artis­tic research the walk­a­bil­i­ty of cities and its asso­ci­at­ed spa­tial per­cep­tion. Two aspects of her cur­rent artis­tic research and process are empha­sized : Observ­ing a site (Platzs­tu­di­en) and per­son­al­ly expe­ri­enc­ing space while walk­ing (SchuhzuGehör_path of aware­ness). For the project GANGARTEN (go your gait ! part_6), katrinem received a grant from Linz Export and with gaits in Albufeira (go your gait ! part_13) was prizewin­ner of the com­pe­ti­tion, Europe – a sound panorama.


Pho­to © katrinem

Thu April 29
Guest : Felic­i­ty Mangan


Felic­i­ty Man­gan is an Aus­tralian sound artist and com­pos­er based in Berlin, Ger­many since 2008. In dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions such as solo per­for­mance, col­lab­o­ra­tive projects with oth­er musi­cians, artist or instal­la­tion, Felic­i­ty plays her found native Aus­tralian wildlife archive and oth­er field record­ings – explor­ing the tim­bre of ani­mal voic­es and field record­ings to cre­ate min­i­mal qua­si-bioa­coustic envi­ron­ments. Felic­i­ty has released a solo pub­li­ca­tion on Aus­tralian based Long­form Edi­tions titled Stereo’frog’ic in 2019. In 2020 she released a tape titled Creepy Crawly on Slo­va­kian based Map­pa Edi­tions. Felic­i­ty has pre­sent­ed projects in many dif­fer­ent set­tings includ­ing gal­leries, gar­dens, clubs, radio and fes­ti­vals through­out Europe. Includ­ing Nation­al Gallery Den­mark, Tech­nosphären­klänge CTM/HKW and Son­ic Act Acad­e­my 2020.

Pho­to © Felic­i­ty Mangan

Thu May 20
Guest : C‑drík aka Kird­ec aka Cedrik Fermont


Born in Zaïre (Con­go, DR), Cedrik Fer­mont aka Kird­ec has been involved since the late 1980s in the elec­tron­ic and exper­i­men­tal music net­work, includ­ing audio works for video, the­atre and chore­og­ra­phy, essays and lec­tures. He plays in var­i­ous projects such as Axiome, Ambre, Tasji­il Mou­ja­hed and in duo with Marie Taka­hashi to name a few and per­formed or record­ed with dozens of artists through­out Europe, Africa, Asia and North Amer­i­ca. He runs Syr­phe, a plat­form (label, radio show, con­cert pro­mot­er, etc.) most­ly but not exclu­sive­ly ded­i­cat­ed to elec­tron­ic and exper­i­men­tal music from Asia and Africa. He wrote sev­er­al essays such as “An intro­duc­tion to elec­troa­coustic, noise and exper­i­men­tal music in Asia and Africa” (Kibla/Folio, 2014–2015), “Pow­er through net­work­ing : Reshap­ing the under­ground elec­tron­ic and exper­i­men­tal music scenes in East and South­east Asia” (New Geo­gra­phies, 2015–2016), “Sound Art in East and South­east Asia. His­tor­i­cal and Polit­i­cal Con­sid­er­a­tions” (with Dim­itri del­la Faille, in The Blooms­bur­ry Hand­book Of Sound Art/Bloomsburry, 2020). And co-wrote with Dim­itri del­la Faille the book “Not Your World Music : Noise In South East Asia”, win­ner of the 2017 Gold­en Nica — Prix Ars Elec­tron­i­ca in the Dig­i­tal Music & Sound Art category.

Pho­to © Flo­ri­an Voggeneder

Thu June 10


is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Camil­la Sørensen (b.1978) and Gre­ta Chris­tensen (b. 1977), both grad­u­at­ed from the Roy­al Dan­ish Art Acad­e­my in Copen­hagen in 2007/2008. The project is focused on the rela­tion­ship between objects and sound. It is pre­sent­ed in dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions as instal­la­tion, sculp­ture, com­po­si­tion work or as live con­certs. The work — whether it is a pre­sent­ed as an instal­la­tion or a con­cert — uses sound to cre­ate a nar­ra­tive that always direct­ly refer to the medi­um play­ing it or the sit­u­a­tion it is pre­sent­ed in. The sculp­tur­al work includes amounts of var­i­ous mate­ri­als where the live con­cert focus­es exclu­sive­ly on LP-records and turntables.

Pho­to © Vinyl Ter­ror and Horror

Thu June 24
Guest : Nao Tokui


Artist / Researcher, Founder & CEO, Qos­mo Inc. / Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at Keio Uni­ver­si­ty / Dentsu Craft Tokyo, Head of Technology.

Nao Tokui is an artist, researcher, and Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at Keio Uni­ver­si­ty. Tokui received his Ph.D. from The Uni­ver­si­ty of Tokyo on his research on Human-Com­put­er Inter­ac­tion and Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI). While pur­su­ing his Ph.D., he released his first album and col­lab­o­rat­ed with Nujabes, a leg­endary Japan­ese hip-hop pro­duc­er. He has been explor­ing the poten­tial expan­sion of human cre­ativ­i­ty through the use of AI. His recent works include a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bri­an Eno and AI DJ Project, where a Machine Learn­ing-based DJ plays along­side a human DJ (Tokui, him­self), tak­ing turns select­ing and play­ing one song at a time. His works have been exhib­it­ed at New York MoMA, Bar­bi­can Centre(London), and Inter­Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Center(Tokyo), and more. In April 2019, he start­ed his pro­fes­sor­ship at Keio Uni­ver­si­ty and found­ed Com­pu­ta­tion­al Cre­ativ­i­ty Lab to advance his prac­tices in research and edu­ca­tion­al envi­ron­ment as well. He pub­lished his first book on AI and Cre­ativ­i­ty in Jan­u­ary 2021.

Pho­to © Nao Tokui

Thu July 1
Guest : Annie Goh


Annie Goh is an artist and researcher work­ing pri­mar­i­ly with sound, space, elec­tron­ic media and gen­er­a­tive process­es with­in their social and cul­tur­al con­texts. Exhi­bi­tions, per­for­mances and res­i­den­cies include Stu­dio XX (Mon­tréal, Cana­da), Parabol, (Bergen, NO), Sex­ing Sound (Chica­go, US), Inside-Out Art Muse­um (Bei­jing, CN), Höh­len­medi­ale (Wen­del­stein, DE), White Build­ing (Lon­don, UK), Arthack­day at LEAP and trans­me­di­ale (Berlin, DE) and Tokyo Won­der Site (Tokyo, JP). Recent pub­li­ca­tions in Par­al­lax, n.paradoxa : fem­i­nist art jour­nal & Flusse­ri­ana : An Intel­lec­tu­al Tool­box. She com­plet­ed her PhD at Gold­smiths, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don in 2019 on archaeoa­coustics and son­ic knowl­edge pro­duc­tion, where she was also a Stu­art Hall Foun­da­tion PhD Fel­low. She co-curat­ed the dis­course pro­gram of CTM Fes­ti­val Berlin 2013–2016 and is co-founder of the Son­ic Cyber­fem­i­nisms project since 2015 with Dr. Marie Thomp­son. She is a Lec­tur­er in XD Path­way in BA Fine Art at CSM and an Asso­ciate Lec­tur­er in Sound Arts at LCC.

Pho­to © Annie Goh

Thu July 15
Guest : Carsten Seiffarth


Carsten Seif­far­th, was born in 1963 in berlin ; orches­tral music stud­ies at the Franz Liszt school of music, Weimar (trom­bone); musicology/sociology stud­ies at the TU berlin. from 1991 on, free­lance project work as a cura­tor and pro­duc­er for sound art and con­tem­po­rary music. curat­ed numer­ous solo and group exhi­bi­tions, in Ger­many and in oth­er coun­tries, for exam­ple, in Aus­tria, the Nether­lands, Bel­gium, Den­mark, Roma­nia, Lux­em­burg, Slove­nia, USA, Croa­t­ia, Nor­way, Mex­i­co. edi­tor of sev­er­al books, Sin­guhr – Hoer­ga­lerie, Tes­la Media Art Lab Berlin, Paul Demari­nis, Gor­don Mon­a­han, etc. mem­ber of the fes­ti­val direc­tion „INVENTIONEN“ 2000÷02÷04÷06÷08, Berlin. 2005–2007 mem­ber of the artis­tic direc­tion of the media art lab­o­ra­to­ry tes­la in berlin. 2011/2012 artis­tic direc­tor of sound exchange, a project about exper­i­men­tal music cul­tures in cen­tral and east­ern Europe. since 2010 cura­tor + artis­tic direc­tor „bonn hoeren“, urban sound art in Bonn and since 1996 cura­tor + artis­tic direc­tor “Sin­guhr – sound gallery”, since 2014 “Sin­guhr – projects” berlin.

Pho­to © Gud­di­ni Cortina