SUAL Archives | 2006

Ulrich Troyer: Sehen mit Ohren — live audio play

Duration:      12‘04“ (excpt)
Type:              Source recording provided by the artist

Sehen mit Ohren

“Sehen mit Ohren / Seeing with Ears” is a composition exploring the acoustic perception of architecture. Six blind people living in Vienna discuss their perception of the city, space & architecture. Additional sound materials are various soundscapes of Viennese architecture. Through the techniques of montage, overlay and alienation new acoustic spaces emerge while beginning to warp into dreamlike spaces.

Interviewees:   Beatrix Klinger, Kerstin Tischler, Josef Knoll, Michael Krispl, Otto Lechner & Elisabeth Wundsam | Recording of the 5-channel soundscapes: Martin Leitner  | Interviews recorded: Vienna 2001 | Composition, cutting, montage & recording the 5-channel soundscapes: Vienna 2005 | Duration: 35:06 | In remembrance of Elisabeth Wundsam | Sehen mit Ohren is available as 5.1 sound installation or as radio play in 5.1 and stereo. There is also a version for cinema – as a film with no picture.

Ulrich Troyer

Ulrich Troyer’s artistic approach is dominated by an interaction between architecture, music and fine arts. He created the radio play “Sehen mit Ohren (Seeing with Ears)“, an acoustic study on the spatial perception of blind people. The acoustic space and the reverberation of sound events form a circular theme in his work. Troyer’s commitment to dub production methods offer the perfect playground for his sonic experiments. His interest in sound system music (bass, dub, techno and their abstractions) led to the trilogy SONGS FOR WILLIAM (released on 4Bit Productions and Mala’s Label DEEP MEDI). The project combines music, hand drawn visuals for the live performance, and a graphic novel telling the story of a guitar effect pedal named WILLIAM. The collaboration with Studio One Trombonist Vin Gordon (DEADLOCK VERSIONS) was released in 2015. The over 40 minutes piece DOLOMITE DUB (feat. Dieter Kern, Susanna Gartmayer, Juergen Berlakovich) was commissioned by the ORF musikprotokoll 2015 and will be released on Vinyl in early 2019.

[info as of 12/2018]