SOUND CONSTRUCTIONS > participating artists

Hans Appelqvist
Discography: "The Xiao Fang EP" (Mjäll records, 2001), "Tonefilm", (komplott, 2002), "Att möta verkligheten", (häpna, 2003), "Bremort", (komplott, 2004), "Naima", (häpna, 2006), "Sifantin och mörkret", (häpna, 2007). [,, myspace]

Mike Blow graduated from the University of Sussex in 2004 with an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems, and the University of Brighton in 1992 with a BEng in Electronic Engineering. Mike has worked as an electronic engineer, programmer and musician. His practise is an exploration of the area between science and art that provides a rich environment for new creative expression, and in the past has explored this territory with evolutionary art and robotic exhibits. He is currently working on several art/science collaborations and lecturing at Brighton University. Other interests include architecture and design, artificial life, evolutionary systems, computational creativity, and complexity and self-organisation in natural systems. []

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Kim Cascone has a long history involving electronic music: he received his formal training in electronic music at the Berklee College of Music in the early 1970's, and in 1976 continued his studies with Dana McCurdy at the New School in New York City. In the 1980's, after moving to San Francisco and gaining experience as an audio technician, Cascone worked with David Lynch as Assistant Music Editor on both Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart. Cascone left the film industry in 1991 to concentrate on Silent Records, a label that he founded in 1986, transforming it into the U.S.'s premier electronic music label. At the height of Silent's success, he sold the company in early 1996 to pursue a career as a sound designer and went to work for Thomas Dolby's company Headspace. After a two year stint at Headspace he worked for Staccato Systems as the Director of Content where he oversaw sound design using algorithmic synthesis for video games. Since 1984, Kim has released more than 30 albums of electronic music and has recorded/performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Tony Conrad, Scanner, John Tilbury, and Pauline Oliveros among others. Cascone was one of the co-founders of the microsound list which focuses on issues concerning digital music and laptop performance and has written for Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), Artbyte, Contemporary Music Review, Soundcultures, Parachute Journal and Junk Jet.

Working with harmonics, textures and resonance as articulated not only through instruments/objects, in space and place, but also in time and the dislocation of the remote, Rob Curgenven's sound explores slowly shifting layers in the fabric of fields of perception. Rob inaugurated "Sounds Unusual – Northern Territory for New Music", now in its second year in northern Australia and also "Recorded Fields," a label for sound art and field recordings. He has released a solo CD for privatelektro, "cichaczem" (2005). He has completed two commissions for ABC's Radiophonic Unit (2003, 2006), is included on the "recorded in the fields by..." compilation by "gruenrekorder" (2006) and the upcoming CRISAP/gruenrekorder compilation for the book "Autumn Leaves" (overview on sound and the environment). His soundtrack to Lezsek Paul's "Terrain der Zeit" has has been included in screenings at Prix de la Creation Video, Clermont-Ferrand?, France (2007), Filmfest Dresden, Germany (2006) and Experyment V Internation Art Meeting Zbaszyn, Poland (2005). He has had installations/group exhibitions in Darwin, Fremantle, Koln and Berlin. Robert has performed at Transmediale (Berlin) events throughout Australia, and tours of Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France and Japan. []

Peter Cusack, based in London, works as a sound artist, musician and environmental recordist with a special interest in environmental sound and acoustic ecology. Projects move from community arts to research into the contribution of sound to our senses of place to recordings that document areas of special sonic interest. []

Rowena Easton graduated in 2000 from the University of Brighton, UK, with a degree in Critical Fine Art Practice. Her practice explores ways to evolve new narratives and create disruptions. She constructs a poetic space, which investigates the interplay between formal and organic systems. In recent years her work has become increasingly concerned with the built environment, a direct result of her involvement in the restoration of an architectural landmark of the English Modern Movement. Rowena exhibits internationally, and in addition to developing and promoting Machines for Singing is developing a body of written work, including a series of texts about absurd and improbable buildings (her "Beautiful, Useless Machines."), from which she regularly gives readings. []

Elaine Wing-Ah Ho is a Beijing-based artist and designer whose work uses the premises and vocabulary of design in order to ask questions about how functionality and objecthood intertwine with social relationships and everyday life. She works slowly (MA Communications, European Graduate School 2009) and quickly (passing through Parsons School of Design, 1999-2001; the Academy of the Arts in Arnhem, 2001-2005; Kyoto University of Arts and Design International Research Center for the Arts, 2006), likes drinking coffee and tea mixed together and is a frequent collaborator at

Derek Holzer is sound artist and musician with a background in free radio, and streaming media technologies. His work focuses on field recordings, networked collaboration strategies, experiments in improvisational sound and the use of free software such as Pure-Data. He conceives and runs workshops in the context hardware-hacking, circuit bending, live-coding and noise. [,]

Ernst Karel (b. 1970) works with analog electronics and with location recordings, sometimes separately, sometimes in combination, to create audio pieces that move between the abstract and the documentary. Karel’s work in audio has also taken the forms of electroacoustic improvising and recording with a wide range of musicians internationally, fieldwork-based academic research in the anthropology of sound, recording and mixing sound for nonfiction film and video, klezmer and Balkan brass band trumpet playing, and solo and collaborative sound installations, among others. He lives and works in Cambridge, Mass. []

Jacob Kirkegaard (born 1975, Denmark) is a sound artist with an interest in the scientific and aesthetic aspects of resonance, time and hearing. His performances, audio/visual installations and compositions deal with acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain inaccessible to sense perception. With the help of unorthodox recording tools such as accelerometers, hydrophones or home-built electromagnetic receivers, Kirkegaard manages to capture and explore "secret sounds" - distortions, interferences, vibrations, ambiences - from within a variety of environments: volcanic earth, a nuclear power plant, an empty room, a TV tower, crystals, ice... and the human inner ear itself. A graduate of the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, Kirkegaard has given workshops and lectures in academic institutions such as the Royal Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen and the Art Institute of Chicago. During the last ten years, he has been presenting exhibitions and touring festivals and conferences throughout the world. He has released five albums (mostly on the British label "Touch"). Among his numerous collaborators are JG Thirlwell, CM von Hausswolff, Ann Lislegaard and Philip Jeck. []

Anne Kockelkorn is architect and writer in Berlin. She writes a.o. for the magazines archplus and Bauwelt. [,]

Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound and the specifics of location. Through his work with Errant Bodies Press he has co-edited the anthologies "Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear", "Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language", "Surface Tension: Problematics of Site" and "Radio Territories". He initiated and curated the Beyond Music series and festivals from 1997 – 2002 at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center in Los Angeles, and in 2001 he organized "Social Music", a radio series for Kunstradio ORF, Vienna. Throughout the 90s he played drums in various bands in Los Angeles, notably Farflung and Purse, and worked as idbattery (with l. chasse) producing experimental performances and performative field recordings. He presented a solo exhibition at Singuhr galerie in Berlin (2004), and an experimental composition for pirate drummers as part of Virtual Territories, Nantes (2005). His ongoing project to build a library of radio memories, "Phantom Radio", was presented fall 2006 as part of Radio Revolten, Halle Germany. He is the author of "Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art" (Continuum 2006). []

Eric La Casa has been researching the landscape, its sound substances, its inner languages, since 1997. Discography includes: AFLLUX Aizeir/St Martin/Diepe (Edition..., USA, 2002), Secousses panoramiques (Hibari Music, Japan, 2006), Air.ratio (SIRR.ecords, Portugal, 2006), La Creuse (with Cedric Peyronnet, Herbal Records, Malaysia, 2008). He has been working on live projects with Jean-Luc Guionnet, Philip Samartzis, Thomas Charmettant, Emilie Borgo, Cedric Peyronnet, Joe Colley. Site-specific installations include Zone sensible, Lieux Communs festival, Montreuil, France (2007), Reflected waves, DVD version, Portland Art Center, USA (2007), De la dilatation du paysage, Isabelle Gounod gallery, Boulogne, and DIVA, Paris, France (2006), L'improbable Horizontal, Annecy Castle, France (2003). []

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Seiji Morimoto (1971) was born in Tokyo where he studied musicology at the Kunitachi College of Music, graduating in 1995. During this period he began to play the electronic pieces by John Cage and his own sound performances. Since then he has been active in the field of sound-art and creates sound performances, installations and videos. In 2003 Morimoto moved to Berlin, and has since then performed and exhibited in many international festivals including transmediale05 in Berlin (2005), Experimental Music in Munich (2004/06/07). He is interested in the uncertain acoustic appearances between usual objects, for example water and stones, and the technical medium. []

Udo Noll (1966) is a media artist & degreed engineer for photography and media technology (Cologne University of Applied Sciences). He lives and works in Berlin and Cologne. He initiated radio aporee ::: maps, a project about the exploration and reoccupation of our living spaces. radio aporee ::: maps collects audible material (field recordings, sounds, spoken words) by mobile phones (telephone network) or sound uploads (Internet), and connects it to the surface of a (google) map. A visitor can navigate through landscapes and cities by means of histories, thoughts, inventions and ideas. []

Jodi Rose is a sound artist, writer, broadcaster and composer, working collaboratively to produce experimental music, radio, public & sonic art events. Rose trained in Sculpture, Performance and Installation at Sydney College of the Arts, and released Singing Bridges: Vibrations and Variations, CD of bridge compositions & remixes by international artists in 2005. Her research includes creating musical scores from architectural bridge drawings, collaborative compositions; exploring wireless technology for streaming live on bridges; sonification of bridge data with Arup SoundLab, and the application of musical frequency in cables to the installation and tensioning process with VSL International. Rose created the first permanent sound installation on The Eleanor Schonell Bridge with Brisbane City Council in 2006. Rose's works have been exhibited, broadcast and published in Australia, Scandinavia, UK, Europe and America. Rose produced particle | wave symposium on hybrid radio in Helsinki 2005; is a features producer for ABC Radio Programs 'The Night Air, Up Late on Classic FM, and Radio Eye', and created Transit Lounge Radio in 2007. She was ABC Radio National: Radiophonic Artist in Residence 2004; Bridge Guard, Sturovo, Slovakia 2005-2006; Artist in Residence at Transit Lounge 2007-2008; is currently at Program – Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaborations, and will be Artist in Residence at ISEA National University of Singapore, Interactive & Digital Media Art Institute May-Aug 2008. []

Carsten Stabenow, communication designer, and Gesine Pagels, comparatist, founded the media art festival "garage" in Stralsund in 1997, which they organised and produced as artistic directors until 2005. Carsten Stabenow works as independant curator and producer of events in the contexts of new media and sound art and realises as a member of Staalplaat Soundsystem internationally his own projects and sound installations. [,]

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Aaron Ximm is a San Francisco-based field recordist and sound artist. He is best known for his composition, installation, and performance work as Quiet American, much of which can be found at From 2001 to 2005, Aaron curated and hosted the Field Effects concert series, which, like his own work, sought to showcase the quiet, fragile, and lovely side of sound art, particularly that working with found sound and field recordings. Along with his wife Bronwyn, Aaron produces the occasionally popular One Minute Vacation podcast ( []



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