Sound Art in the 21st Century


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What is sound art in the 21st century? Who are today’s performers, and what do they do to find and create sounds that make us listen, think, discuss, doubt, or imagine? What sounds have been made and presented recently to attract an audience of listeners, artists, fans, researchers and aficionados? How do genres of popular culture relate to sound art?

On June 9th, from 7pm we want to celebrate at Errant Sound in Berlin Kreuzberg the publication of a handbook that addresses precisely these questions: Sanne Krogh Groth and Holger Schulze’s “Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art” (2020). The 24 chapters by 37 authors from 13 countries examine a range of performances, installations and practices, including sound, listening and sensing.

Together with you, we wish to listen to three performances and presentations by Janine Eisenächer, Jeremy Woodruff and Laura Mello – and to explore the aspects of these works, and to discuss the current state of sound art in the 21st century with Elke Moltrecht, Rolf Großmann, Macon Holt, Sanne Krogh Groth and Holger Schulze.

Join us & let us listen to the handbook, let us explore the performers’ achievements together!

A book release evening for:

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art

Edited by Sanne Krogh Groth & Holger Schulze

Errant Sound, Rungestr. 20, 10179 Berlin

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

19:00 – 21:30 (doors 18:30)


Programme

18:30 Doors

19:00 „Voices-Castles-Clouds“ (Lecture Performance) by Laura Mello (BRA/Berlin)

19:20 What is Sound Art in the 21st Century?

With Elke Moltrecht (Berlin), Sanne Krogh Groth (Lund), Macon Holt (Copenhagen), Rolf Großmann (Lüneburg), Holger Schulze (Copenhagen)

20:00 Break, drinks, chats

20:15 „Klangkompost“ (presentations) by Jeremy Woodruff (Berlin)

20:30 What can Sound Art do?

With Jeremy Woodruff (Berlin), Laura Mello (BRA/Berlin) & Janine Eisenächer (Berlin)

21:00 „THING SOUNDS/ SOUND THINGS — An alphabet of sound-practical actions vol. 1“ (Sound Performance) by Janine Eisenächer (Berlin)

21:20 Drinks and chats