SUAL Archives | 2017

Phonographie-Ensemble: Ready-Sounds

Duration:       32‘32“
Featuring:     Angélica Castelló | Martina Claussen | Barbara Kaiser | Billy Roisz
Type:              Recorded live at SUAL 2017
Credits:         Audio recording by JF, editing by BG


The idea of a ‘Phonography Ensemble’ has been inspired by the Seattle Phonographers Union, a loose artist collective that has been active for the past twenty years. Only performance rule: the used field recordings may not be defamiliarized by digital effects, the inherent aesthetic potential of the ‘acoustic readymades’ thus remaining in the foreground. SUAL 2017 revives an idea which has already been realized once a decade ago, within the framework of the second SUAL festival. While only male artists were involved in 2007, this year’s edition exclusively features female protagonists.

[Bernhard Gál]

Angélica Castelló

Born Mexico City, 1972. Composer, Sound Artist. Her sound work and compositions concentrates on fragility, dreamworld and the subconscious. Performs continuously solo or in cooperations everywhere between Mexico City and Vienna. Numerous compositions for ensembles, radio works as well as installations that operate at the interface of music, performance and visual arts. Several releases on labels like Interstellar records, Mikroton recordings, Monotype records, Mosz etc.

Martina Claussen

Martina Claussen is a mezzo-soprano, vocal artist, composer and composer-performer. The focal point of her work lies in the interaction of her own voice, which also is the main sound source of her electroacoustic compositions, and live electronics. She studied voice, vocal pedagogy, computer music and electronic media at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Currently studying Composition Master at the Bruckneruni Linz. She works at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where, since 2009, she holds the position of ao.Professor of Voice. Her compositions have been broadcasted by various radio stations in Europe and have been selected to be played at various international festivals.

Barbara Kaiser

Barbara Kaiser studierte Transmediale Kunst an der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien. Sie lebt in Wien und arbeitet projektorientiert im Bereich Radiokunst, Performance und experimentelle Musik. Unter anderem ist sie Gründungsmitglied des Gemüseorchesters, Teil des internationalen Radiokunst-Netzwerkes ‚Radia‘ und betreibt gemeinsam mit Tamara Wilhelm das Performance-Duo ‘z.B.: …’. Seit 2012 leitet und kuratiert sie das ZOOM Trickfilmstudio – ein Medienlabor für Kinder und Jugendliche – im MuseumsQuartier Wien.

Billy Roisz

Billy Roisz lives and works in Vienna/Austria. Her ability to translate experimental music into visual memory images is particularly noteworthy, revealing borrowings from minimal art and conceptual art. She specializes in feedback video and video/sound interaction by using monitors, cameras, video mixing desks, synchronators, computer, various electronics and a bass guitar for video and sound generating. Her video works are distributed by sixpackfilm & lightcone. Her music was released on editionsMEGO (solo & skylla) and mikroton (The Elks, cilantro, scuba). She was co-organizer/programmer of annual REHEAT Festival (2007-2015).

[info as of 12/2017]