All art works commissioned in the framework of Re-Imagine Europe
Son[i]a #312 Lars Holdhus/TCF
In this podcast, Lars Holdhus advocates for presence and awareness. Between tea sips, he reflects on toolmaking and impact, A.I. and the obsession with flesh, human time and machine time.
SON[I]A #314. Anja Kanngieser Deleted scenes
Podcast with some unreleased fragments of the earlier conversation with political geographer and sound artist Anja Kanngieser that were unable to include the first time around.
Son[i]a #319 John Richards/Dirty Electronics
In this podcast, John Richards tells about the Luddites and Leicester, touches on his views on functionality, control, and safety nets, and talks about his approach to speculative circuitry, authorship and composition.
Son[i]a #320 Ji Youn Kang
In this podcast, Ji Youn Kang talks about Korean ritual music, perfect 5ths and nature, resonating objects, noise, self-built instruments, uncertainty and tension, Wave Field Synthesis, and strategies to engage online audiences in meaningful communication.
Protean Sap by Tuomas A. Laitinen
Protaen Sap by Tuomas A. Laitinen is a augmented reality filter and a single channel video co-commissioned from Lighthouse, Daata and The Finnish Institute.
Son[i]a #318 Jonáš Gruska
Podcast about resonating spaces, resonating surfaces, tramways, self-taught electronic circuitry, field recordings, fermentation, mushrooms, and unusual microphones.
Son[i]a #317 Reni Hofmüller
In this podcast, Reni Hofmüller shares her obsession with dismantling the invisible in order to understand and question it.
Perfomance: Kali Malone
A new commissioned work by American composer and musician Kali Malone who contests standardised tuning through utterly magical compositions.
In a project initiated by Sonic Acts and Elevate, Dorian Concept and Zanshin create a new composition with the Max Brand synthesizer.
Elevate Festival 2020 commissioned Jimi Tenor to compose a permanent sound installation at the Schlossberglift in Graz: Elevator Music.
SON[I]A #287 Sofia Olascoaga. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA digs up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Sofía Olascoaga that they were unable to include the first time around.
EXTRA. Raqs Media Collective / Monica Narula. Deleted Scenes.
Radio Web MACBA digs up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Monica Narula that were unable to be included the first time around.
EXTRA. Goodiepal & Pals. Deleted Scenes.
Radio Web MACBA digs up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Goodiepal that were unable to be included the first time around.
EXTRA. Jodi Dean. Deleted Scenes.
In this podcast, RWM and Jodi Dean talk about vocabularies & theory as a weapon, school shootings, and companies taking the role of legislators.
EXTRA. Maia Urstad. Deleted Scenes
Radio Web MACBA digs up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Maia Urstad that were unable to be included the first time around.
SON[I]A #268: Jodi Dean
For years, the work of Jodi Dean has been activating debates in academia and activism, combining tools from the fields of political philosophy, feminism, and psychoanalysis.
EXTRA. Jennifer Lucy Allan. Deleted Scenes
Radio Web MACBA digs up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Jennifer Lucy Allan that were unable to be included the first time around.
EXTRA. Nina Power: Deleted Scenes.
Radio Web MACBA digged up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Nina Power that were unable to be included the first time around.
Experimental composer and LOM label/space founder Jonáš Gruska finds it’s the weak spots that are the most resonant, from worn-out bridges to aged ventilation systems.
Join Sonic Acts Academy for the world première of Marja Ahti’s multichannel speaker composition The Altitudes.
On ‘A Psychedelic Becoming’
For Hugo Esquinca, sound intervention and research turns in on itself with defined aspects presenting unrepeatable results.
With Long Throw: An Exploration of an Expanded Energetic System for Cello and Loud Speaker, Anthea Caddy is back at Sonic Acts to première a live performance that expands the physical properties of projected sound energy via amplified cello.
Philip Vermeulen provokes emotional reactions with kinetic installations that listen in on unexpected conversations among everyday materials like elastics, textiles and fluorescent lights.
SON[I]A #286. Peter Zinovieff Deleted scenes
Radio Web MACBA dig up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Peter Zinovieff that they were unable to include the first time around.
CONDITIONS : 1218-0719
Released as part of Sonic Acts Academy 2020 and now available for digital download, CONDITIONS : 1218 – 0719 is the first release by MÆKUR, the collaborative project of Maiа Urstad, Eva Rowson and Anton Kats.
SON[I]A #305 Anton Kats
Process, liminality, mediation, transmission, radio, resonance, orality, archive, and abundance.
Elevate Festival 2020 Trailer
This video is a commissioned work produced in the framework of the Re-Imagine Europe project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
In a Paraventral Scale (Ambisonic Version)
Sound designer, junglist, composer and DJ Lee Gamble’s output defies clear cut genre categorization – from roots as a teenage DJ rinsing state-of-the-art jungle, to exploring the sound architecture and abstraction of computer music.
Mariska de Groot
Intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound, Mariska de Groot makes comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments and installations.
For this year’s NEXT festival, Nyström has developed an immersive multichannel live performance
SON[I]A #298 – Helen Pritchard
In this podcast, Helen Pritchard discusses some of her works and collective projects, and talks about all sorts of double bonds.
What If We Made A Video Game And It Was Like Dark Souls And All The Characters Were Artists
WIWMAVGAIWLDSAATCWA is an enclosure of the audiovisual inputs of reality into the space of art that formally unifies performance and exhibition with the practices of organized interpersonal relationships.
I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess
I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess is a project by female art collective Ljubavnice (‘mistresses’) consisting of six young artists, who start the creation of their seventh member – an artificial identity.
SON[I]A #291 Irit Rogoff
In this podcast, Irit Rogoff explores and develops new models of research, action, and education that are activated where artistic practices meet philosophies and politics.
SON[I]A #289 John Gerrard
In this podcast, Irish artist John Gerrard talks about his initial fascination with 3D scanners and about how they led him to develop his current practice.
SON[I]A #288 Teal Triggs
In this podcast, Teal Triggs talks about the historical background of zines and their key role in generating communities outside of the mainstream, from community newsletters to dada publications by way of science-fiction, 1950s rock and roll, and activist zines.
Distorted Constellations is an exhibition that uses sound, projections and holograms to immerse the audience in the imagined landscape of the artist’s brain.
SON[I]A #287: Sofía Olascoaga
In this podcast, Sofía Olascoaga gives an overview of the activist history of Cuernavaca (MX). From the 1950s to the 1980s, Cuernavaca attracted several generations of intellectuals and activists becoming a testing ground for social initiatives.
SON[I]A #285: Bernard Stiegler
In this podcast Bernard Stiegler talks about education and smartphones, translations and linguists, about economic war, climate change, and political stupidity.
SON[I]A #283: Boris Charmatz
In this Podcast, Boris Charmatz reflects on how to address power structures within the artistic field.
Electrical Walks (No. 74)
Electrical Walks is a public walk with special sensitive wireless headphones by which the acoustic qualities of electromagnetic fields become amplified and audible.
틈 / Teum (The Silvery Slit)
틈 / Teum (The Silvery Slit) is a piece written for computer generated sounds, pre-recorded materials, and the cello.
A white laser beam moves over a large surface and draws lines and curves which are only visible for a very short moment before they disappear…
Accidental Geopoetics (Reality Patch Living Poster)
Accidental Geopolitics is an introduction to the navigation infrastructure of the Sonic Acts event in Stedelijk.
The Informals / Неформалы
The Informals / Неформалы is an audiovisual performance by Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne. It is partly an autobiographical work, partly a universal statement on the notions of decentralisation, collectivism, and non-conformist ways of living in the digital age.
In order to make the fast pace of the truth discourse in digital, political space (Twitter) visible in real time, a generative data sculpture is created.
‘Human Nature’ is an audio-visual installation which reflects on the theme of truth through the gaze of artificial intelligence.
Sound as Weapon, Sounds 4 Survival
Phoebe Collings-James and Jamila Johnson-Small work with their multi-dimensional bodies as the primary technology and source material for a collaborative live performance.
TIME TIME TIME
TIME TIME TIME is an opera by Jennifer Walshe and Timothy Morton that explores the multiplicity of temporalities at the heart of being human.
In A Paraventral Scale (Ambisonic Version)
Lee Gamble (UK) exposes us to a new type of digital theater, a unique and futuristic filmic world blurring the distinction between non-musical sound, music and dance floor, a push and pull between reality and fictional worlds.
SON[I]A #281: José Luis Barrios Lara
In this podcast, José Luis Barrios Lara reflects on the founding myth of the West, modernity, and the invention of the other.
SON[I]A #280: Raqs Media Collective
In this podcast, Monica Narula talks about raga, the technological body, public domain, the ineffability of time, the Mahabharata, and more.
Elevate Festival 2019 – Truth
The 2019 edition of Elevate Festival is dedicated to exploring and debating one of the most important concepts of human society: Truth – and its many (un)secret siblings.
SON[I]A #278: Jean-Luc Nancy
RWM and Jean-Luc Nancy talk about the body as an echo chamber and as a sensible and sentient presence, about silence as the “infinite extremity of sound”, and the role of sound and listening in the context of political practice.
SON[I]A #277: Marina Gržinić
Marina Gržinić talks about amnesia, biopower and necropolitics, about borders and volumes, and more.
Bolka + Rosa Menkman
Bolka and Rosa Menkman collaboratively developed an audiovisual performance presented at NEXT Festival 2018 at A4.
Bias Loop (The Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System)
A4 and Sonic Acts have commissioned Nina Pixel to develop new sound works to be played on ‘The Pentacle’ sound system.
Untitled (The Pentacle – 15.3 Surround Sound System)
A4 and Sonic Acts have commissioned Ji Youn Kang to develop new sound works to be played on ‘The Pentacle’ sound system.
“Who’s Doing the Washing Up?” #4: On Maintaining Circulation
Artists Maia Urstad and Anton Kats combine their shared practices and interests in forms of communication technology, the ways in which stories are circulated, recorded and archived and how narratives of technological developments routinely overlook how and by whom these tools have been developed.
Deformation Studies on Dimension and Structure for Fifteen Point Three
A4 and Sonic Acts have commissioned Hugo Esquinca to develop new sound works to be played on ‘The Pentacle’ sound system.
“Who’s Doing the Washing Up?” #3: Hospitality, Secrecy, and Other Useless Movements
How can hospitality, silence and secrecy be tools for social organising? Terre Thaemlitz explores this question during a two-day residency and several performances at Bergen Kunsthall.
SON[I]A #272: Goodiepal and Pals
In this podcast, Goodiepal plays a borrowed Casiotone VL-1 VL-Tone as he talks about art, double standards in Europe, creativity in sheer survival strategies, Radical Computer Music, and more.
“Who’s Doing the Washing Up?” #2: Potential Wor(l)ds
Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting-Branch collaborate for the first time during their residency at Bergen Kunsthall.
“Who’s Doing the Washing Up?” #1: Other Supports
Artist-educator Jordi Ferreiro (ES) investigates organisational structures through participatory performance, play and learning experiments.
This is a podcast about objects, in particular about theories that have recently brought us new perspectives on objects from contemporary art and theory.
SON[I]A #261 Jennifer Lucy Allan
In this podcast Allan talks about foghorns, meteorology and aurality, about volumes, distance and communities, about sounds disconnected from their function, holes in YouTube, amateur archivists and holes in official archives.
Last Dance: The Wave Epoch
Lighthouse invites an audience to imagine what culture will be like 2000 years in the future, through a unique collaboration between Elijah, GAIKA, Haroon Mirza and Jack Jelfs.
Re-Imagined Futures: Mimosa Pudica
Gaia Fugazza presents a performance that imagines a future where humans expand their knowledge through interaction with other species (specifically plants).
SON[I]A #256 Nina Power
In the podcast, Nina Power shares her thoughts on the ideological power of language, on systems of state violence, surveillance and control, and on the need to reverse the savage logic of neoliberalism through strategies such as commoning and her own notion of ‘decapitalism’.
John Chantler at PRÉSENCES éléctronique
For 2018 Ina GRM invited Sweden based artist John Chantler to work with the new version of the Coupigny Synthesizer, the legendary synth created in late 60’s at GRM studio.
Machine Learning City
Machine Learning City is a project about the emerging role of cities and their citizens as databases.
Rashad Becker Performing on a Sonible IKO 3D-Sound Speaker
As a mastering engineer, the Berlin-based composer and producer Rashad Becker intensively deals with musical timbres, textures and tactile hearing.
For Elevate, Andy King created a series of photographed portraits of whistleblowers that were deformed beyond recognition using various digital glitch techniques.
For Elevate Festival in collaboration with Sonic Acts, media artist Karl Klomp designs the lighting and video design for the various programmes.
Blue(s) in Green to the 31 Limit
Blue(s) in Green to the 31 Limit elaborates on concepts of space and continues earlier experiments in micro-tonality, just intonation, and the space of sound.
Číslizvuk / Doe / Kudla
A4 commissions Jano Doe and Adéla Kudlová to create an audiovisual performance with the Číslizvuk-syntheziser.