shut up and listen! 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Werner Raditschnig: EISKLANG
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Carlos Casas: Siberian Fieldworks (Fieldworks#10) — audiovisual presentation
Michael Vorfeld: Glühlampenmusik — audiovisual performance
November 30 to December 1, 2012
Petra Sandner: arctic — exhibition
November 30 – December 1, 2012 | echoraum
Antarctica and the Arctic, Baffin Island and the Chukchi Peninsula, Greenland and Iceland – in 2012, shut up and listen! focuses on the most remote regions on Earth, in particular the two polar regions, with its motto FAR OUT. As always, the festival presents a broad palette of artistic positions with works based on real and imagined journeys to these regions and contributions by artists from bordering countries.
Werner Dafeldecker describes his voyage to Antarctica and presents a selection of the field recordings he made there. The programme also includes the audiovisual composition Orchestronics by the Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Werner Raditschnig’s electroacoustic performance Eisklang. This year’s shut up and listen! Award goes to four winners: Chin Ting Chan, Cormac Crawley, Aurélio Edler-Copes and Robert Schwarz. In addition to performing Edler-Copes’s award-winning work, Andrej Serkow plays two more pieces for accordion and sound projection: Dinosaurus by the Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim and Belma Bešlić-Gál’s Jan Mayen (Remembering Beerenberg), which was inspired by the Norwegian adventurer Erik Aaseth’s expedition to the island of the same name. The Spanish filmmaker Carlos Casas presents his audiovisual field recordings from the Chukchi Peninsula at the outer reaches of northeastern Siberia in Siberian Fieldworks (Fieldworks#10). In his performance Glühlampenmusik Michael Vorfeld makes reference to the magical attraction of blue light. An exhibition shows visual artist Petra Sandner’s impressions of a trip to the Arctic regions of Northern Canada. Set up in conjunction with the German label Gruenrekorder, the listening room contains phonography from Antarctica and other similar regions recorded by Andreas Bick, Mark Lorenz Kysela, Danny McCarthy and Craig Vear.