Stu­dent Works  /  Master

SoundS Master Exhibition 22

public exhibition

26–29 May 2022

Pho­tos © Kathrin Scheidt

26–29 May 2022
Col­legium Hun­gar­icum Berlin
Dorotheen­straße 12
10117 Berlin


26 May 2022 | 4–8 PM

27 May 2022 | 10 AM — 6 PM
28 May 2022 | 10 AM — 8 PM
29 May 2022 | 10 AM — 2 PM


26 May | Juan Aguilar | 5PM | CHB
Coila-Leah Ender­stein | 7PM | CHB
27 May | Coila-Leah Ender­stein | 5PM | CHB
28 May | Kate Miller | 6PM | CHB
Awu | 7PM | CHB


29 May | Diane Bar­bé | 6:30–10PM | float­ing uni­ver­si­ty, Lilien­thal­str. 32, 10965 Berlin



This year’s fin­ish­ing class of Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts exhib­it­ed their master’s works on 26–29 May 2022 at the Col­legium Hun­gar­icum Berlin.

Juan Aguilar

My Other Self


“My Oth­er Self” is an inter­ac­tive sound instal­la­tion com­prised by eight micro­phones, one com­put­er and eight speak­ers ; designed as a musi­cal instru­ment, a com­po­si­tion and a score ; and set in a room that inte­grates per­form­ers, com­posers and audi­ence, regard­less of where they stand. 

Sounds trans­duced by the micro­phones are boost­ed and syn­the­sized by a com­put­er which returns them through the speak­ers. The out­put is then fed back into the sys­tem, whose pro­cess­ing com­po­nents vary in con­fig­u­ra­tion depend­ing on the lev­els and pitch­es the com­put­er reads, pro­vid­ing a human lis­ten­er with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of per­ceiv­ing a per­ma­nent change in spec­trum in which he/she has an influence.

Juan Sebastián Aguilar, Nicolás Dale­man, Rafael Gar­cía and Sebastián Rojas will be offer­ing a per­for­mance using “My Oth­er Self” on 26 May at 5 p.m.


Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Awu (Yuhua Li)

Virtual Collision



Vir­tu­al Col­li­sion is an inter­ac­tive video game the­ater piece. It aims to expand the bound­ary of video game and the­ater, to com­bine them into an inter­est­ing form. The piece is based on the artis­tic res­i­den­cy in Can­franc, the res­i­den­cy orga­nized by Munich SVS col­lec­tive, and in coöper­a­tion with Can­franc Under­ground Lab­o­ra­to­ry — LSC (Lab­o­ra­to­rio Sub­ter­rá­neo de Can­franc). The res­i­den­cy gives a chance for artists to inter­act with the sci­en­tists, and work under the top­ic of find­ing dark mat­ter. Vir­tu­al Col­li­sion took the infor­ma­tion of dark mat­ter, quan­tum physics, and the res­i­den­cy expe­ri­ence as input, trans­form­ing them into a part of the video game as output.

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Diane Barbé 

The Alien Kin : Musicking with the Birds

Sun­day 29 May 2022 | from 18:30–22:00

at float­ing uni­ver­si­ty, Lilien­thal­str. 32, 10965 Berlin

The Alien Kin is an ongo­ing par­tic­i­pa­to­ry reseach project with a lis­ten­ing ses­sion, an intro­duc­tion to bird calls and oth­er sound mak­ing devices, and a musick­ing moment at sun­set in the big open space of float­ing university.

In search of alter­na­tive tim­bres, tun­ings and pat­terns, we mim­ick and answer those sounds that touch us. Birds and insects, in par­tic­u­lar, have evolved along­side humans, vocal­is­ing in ways that mark the weath­er, the sea­sons, and the gen­er­al air of the time. After a first edi­tion in the Black For­est in April 2022, this first Berlin iter­a­tion of the Alien Kin offers a lis­ten­ing and musick­ing moment, using prim­i­tive self-made sound­mak­ers to lis­ten to, respond to, and play with, those oth­er inhab­i­tants of the air at float­ing university.

The work­shop is free of charge and has lim­it­ed capac­i­ty ; inter­est­ed par­tic­i­pants should RSVP to :


The loca­tion is wheel­chair acces­si­ble and held out­doors. Assis­tance ani­mals welcomed.

The work­shop will be con­duct­ed in Eng­lish. No musi­cal expe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. Veg­e­tar­i­an food will be provided.

Pro­duc­tion, scor­ing by Diane Bar­bé. Instru­ments realised col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly by Diane Bar­bé & Joe Summers.

Nico Espinoza

Slow Down. Machine Ecology #1


An instal­la­tion about son­ic rela­tions between machines, natures and humans and the pos­si­ble ecolo­gies that such rela­tions might bring forth. A set of sound machines was design and build as a response to a two month field record­ing jour­ney trough Chile and Brasil. These machine set will artic­u­late a sys­temic rela­tion between dif­fer­ent spaces and times, between elec­tric and nature land­scapes, a rela­tion (and sys­tem) that dis­lo­cates son­ic events and sig­nals, set­ting an ecol­o­gy and its local­i­ty in its own term.

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Dillon Bastan



This film attempts to bridge the con­cept of crit­i­cal­i­ty from ster­ile math­e­mat­ics to life, spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, and per­son­al expe­ri­ence. In doing so things get murky and quirky. This may lead one to won­der, as with one’s own life, what was this film even real­ly about ?

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Eagle (Hou Lam Wu)



Junc­tion is a 32-Chan­nel Sound Instal­la­tion with a 1‑hour sound com­po­si­tion loop, based on var­i­ous impli­ca­tions of space in terms of geom­e­try, tra­jec­to­ries and mate­ri­al­i­ty. What do we choose to lis­ten to when there are infi­nite choices ?

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Coila-Leah Enderstein

Songs from me to you


Songs from Me to You is an exper­i­men­tal per­for­mance by Coila-Leah Ender­stein. Through encoun­ters with his­tor­i­cal fig­ures and with the help of par­tic­u­lar instru­ments, the piece sit­u­ates acoustic knowl­edge pro­duc­tion with­in the con­text of coloniality/modernity. With a focus on Germany’s impe­r­i­al peri­od from 1871 — 1918, the per­for­mance play­ful­ly works as some­thing between a song cycle and a lec­ture, incor­po­rat­ing decolo­nial approach­es to sound, lis­ten­ing and knowledge. 

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Kate Miller

Composition for Turntables


An instal­la­tion and exper­i­men­tal, com­po­si­tion­al per­for­mance for turnta­bles explor­ing rhythm and emer­gent pat­terns through the use of locked grooves.


Per­for­mance : 28 May | 7 PM | CHB

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

David Goldberg

The Celestial Random


The 4 chan­nel sound instal­la­tion trans­lates cos­mic rays and radi­a­tion into an audi­ble dis­play. The result­ing gen­er­a­tive com­po­si­tion is spa­tial­ized by cus­tom-made loud­speak­ers. This piece is based on a dis­cus­sion of the con­cept of soft errors, which orig­i­nates from the field of com­put­er sci­ence. In the work, how­ev­er, this con­cept is poet­i­cal­ly expand­ed and placed in an evo­lu­tion-the­o­ret­i­cal con­text that crit­i­cal­ly address­es the ques­tion of mutation. 

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Yun-Chu Liang



Since the begin­ning of 2022, I start­ed an exper­i­ment by invit­ing peo­ple to sit with me in a hus­tle mar­ket and share tea. To explore care in every­day life encoun­ters, we prac­tice lis­ten­ing togeth­er and tun­ing in to each oth­er. After some months, this exper­i­ment will con­tin­ue in CHB Berlin. It is an ongo­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion of the moments. Let’s lis­ten to the sound of a cup of tea together !


Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Tornike Margvelashvili

It Grows/Glows Faint Within


‘It Grows/Glows Faint With­in’ is a 5 chan­nel sound and light instal­la­tion where ambi­ent sound­scapes based on folk sacred choirs and elec­tron­i­cal­ly cre­at­ed drones are pro­ject­ed from cube shaped speak­er sculp­tures, made out of con­crete and translu­cent acrylic. The instal­la­tion cre­ates a spa­tial son­ic sculp­ture mim­ic­k­ing an aura of ancient prayer spaces.


Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Robin Rutenberg



“Stonesong” is an explorato­ry bin­au­r­al VR envi­ron­ment imple­ment­ing exper­i­men­tal sto­ry­telling and poet­ics as foun­da­tions for a fem­i­nist method­olog­i­cal approach to world-build­ing. When jour­ney­ing through this ethe­re­al realm, the lis­ten­er encoun­ters mul­ti­ple 3D ren­dered stat­ues of the artist and oth­er stone struc­tures forged from both famil­iar and tran­scen­dent mat­ter. Son­ic ele­ments of voice and stone com­pose a sound­scape fur­ther illu­mi­nat­ing themes of mate­ri­al­i­ty, imag­i­na­tive poten­tial, reflec­tion, res­o­nance, and time. “Stonesong” con­tem­plates the com­plex, lay­ered, and shared con­sti­tu­tive con­di­tions of meta­mor­phic stones and trans* bod­ies, specif­i­cal­ly ‘stone butches.’


Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Misantrop (Nicolai Vesterkær Krog)

Perfect Pattern


Audio play about home, rela­tion­ships, ideals, rou­tines and control.


Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Aodhagán O’Flaherty

perspective : make world (near future)


A video instal­la­tion that poet­i­cal­ly plays with a mea­sured asyn­chrony of diegetic sound. From a point-of-view per­spec­tive, rotat­ing land­scapes cre­ate a world from time-bend­ing mov­ing-image.
A for­tu­itous future found from rock and water’s interrelationship.


Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Samuel Perea-Díaz



The instal­la­tion gen­er­ates impuls­es of a 20kHz sine wave that dis­plays the pulse rate of the num­ber of deaths from AIDS-relat­ed caus­es world­wide in a year. The piece soni­fies the most recent sta­tis­tics of UNAIDS, which is the world’s most exten­sive data col­lec­tion on the HIV epi­dem­ic. This art­work is part of a the­o­ret­i­cal research that maps the impact of the ear­ly AIDS epi­dem­ic in spe­cif­ic sound-focused artworks.


Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

Lottie Sebes



I held my repli­ca of Chris­tine Forster’s* vocal tract and pushed air through the hol­low of its unique undu­la­tions, before I saw her face on a video call.  When she spoke the words ‘Bahn’ (A), ‘Beet’ (E), ‘mit’ (I), ‘Offen’ (O) and ‘But­ter’ (U), lying rigid in an MRI machine, a part of her was trans­formed into a speak­ing machine. 

This sculp­tur­al, mul­ti-chan­nel sound instal­la­tion explores the unease and unad­dressed inti­ma­cy of speak­ing in an alien voice. Using AI gen­er­at­ed voic­es in var­i­ous stages of train­ing, mod­elled on Sebes and Forster, it chal­lenges asym­met­ric pow­er rela­tion­ships between the silent, dis­as­so­ci­at­ed oper­a­tor of a vocal syn­the­siz­er and the voice it pro­duces. Mouth­piece delves into the fleshy and per­son­al rela­tion of hold­ing anoth­er human’s throat in your hands, of assum­ing their iden­ti­ty, of wear­ing the skin of their voice. 

*name has been changed

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

 Pho­to ©Kathrin Scheidt

Menghan Wang 

Silver Ripples


Sil­ver Rip­ples is an instal­la­tion con­sist­ing of a 6‑channel sound com­po­si­tion of field record­ings and a hand-made wind chime made of recy­cled and recy­clable con­struc­tion met­als. The instal­la­tion hints at 6 seclud­ed places in Berlin, where oth­er 6 hand-made wind chimes were hung, left with­out any addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, and con­tin­u­ous­ly sound as parts of those envi­ron­ments through­out and after the announced exhi­bi­tion peri­od. The wind chimes can be dis­cov­ered whether expect­ed­ly or unex­pect­ed­ly and giv­en mean­ings by poten­tial audi­ences as parts of their own jour­neys, or as sound­ing objects accom­pa­ny­ing con­tem­pla­tions or med­i­ta­tions at those places.

Pho­to © Kathrin Scheidt

The Mas­ter can­di­dates of the Sound Stud­ies and Son­ic Arts Mas­ters pro­gram, will pub­licly defend their mas­ter’s the­ses on 11–13 July, 2022 at the UdK, Bundesallee.

UdK Berlin
Bun­de­sallee 1–12
Room 340
10719 Berlin

11:45    Diane Bar­bé   Dr. Julia Schröder / Dr. Gilles Aubry


13:00   Eagle (Hou Lam Wu)   Prof. Dr. Mar­tin Sup­per / Dr. Johannes Regnier


14:15   Kate Miller   Dr. Johannes Reg­nier / Dr. Julia Schröder


16:30   Dil­lon Bas­tan   Dr.Johannes Reg­nier / Stef­fen Martin


17:45   Aod­hagán O’Fla­her­ty   Jacob Erik­sen / Stef­fen Martin

09:45    Yun Chu Liang   Chris­tiane Hom­mel­stein / Jan Thoben


11:15   Mis­antrop (Nico­lai Vesterkær Krog)    Gary Schultz / Chris­tiane Hommelstein


12:30   Tornike Margve­lashvili    Hans Peter Kuhn / Gary Schultz


15:00   Coila-Leah Ender­stein    Hans Peter Kuhn / Dr. Jas­mine Guffond


16:15   Samuel Perea-Díaz   Dr. Bran­don LaBelle / Moni­ka Zyla


17:30   Lot­tie Sebes   Hans Peter Kuhn / Prof. Dr. Vik­to­ria Tkaczyk

10:00    Juan Aguilar   Hans Peter Kuhn / Prof. Daisuke Ishida


11:15   David Gold­berg    Thomas Koch / Prof. Daisuke Ishida


12:30   Meng­han Wang    Prof. Daisuke Ishi­da / Prof. Dr. Sabine Sanio


15:00   Nico  Espinoza    Jan Thoben / Jacob Eriksen


16:15   Awu (Yuhua Li)    Tobias Bil­geri / Jacob Eriksen


17:30   Robin Ruten­berg    Tobias Bil­geri / Chelsea Leventhal

Graph­ics/Pho­to ©Kathrin Scheidt