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Simon Fagéus

Photographer in Gothenburg

The Sound of a Tree

PRESENTED ON APR 30, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 113

Simon Fageus went to great lengths to help give his grandfather a long-forgotten feeling of the forest trekking he used to be able to accomplish. This led Simon to start on a quest to record the sounds of the oldest trees in the world, first in Sweden, then in Japan.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 23, 2014.

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Experiments in Form and Sound

BY KEITA AKIYAMA
@ HEINEKEN STAR LOUNGE ON MAY 15, 2013

When it comes to his creative process, Keita Akiyama has two main themes he follows: form and sound. In this presentation, he walks us through recent drawings and electronic musical instruments, showing off some of his acoustic plants. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

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Noise

BY MARTIN LUTZ
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

Martin Lutz makes things with sounds and sound out of things. makes this to music. sometimes. declares the ambience to music. makes music to a part of the ambience. this is the music. and this music is the sound.

Martin Lutz studied musicology at LMU Munich and SoundStudies at UdK Berlin. He works as a composer, musician and sound artist for dance, performances, theatre, installations and film. The focus of his work is the examination with sound and its relevance for and texture in the space. Field recordings and experimental sound production are the basis for compositions, that take sounds and soundscapes out of their natural context to give them a new content-related and spatial sense.

Martin Lutz has been invited to work out and realise the sound concept and a music score for the new dance production "Bhinna Vinyasa – Multiple Assemblages" commissioned by the Kochi-Muziris Biennale from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, for the 2014 edition.

Two years ago he worked with Attakkalari on the performance "AadhaaraChakra - A Dancelogue“, which performed in India and Europe. The idea was to research contemporary Indian urban sound environments, to make field recordings of them and to create with this audio-material (in collaboration with the Austrian sound artist Sam Auinger) sound compositions that could be termed as somewhere between music and soundscapes. For this project they also worked together with Indian musicians to mix parts of the soundscapes with elements of Indian classical and folk music.

The requirements for the new performance will be similar. Basis for the artistic process will be the examination of site-specific Indian urban developments, social and cultural transformations of individuals and societies. The task will be to find a sonic language that characterises typical urban Indian milieus and their inner dynamics. He will work with Indian percussion musicians from Bangalore and also with video and light artists from Europe to find a performative path between (sound)installation, performance and music for contemporary Indian dance.

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Living on the Less Dangerous Edge

BY DARUS ZAHM
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Darus Zahm wants to live in a world where Phish is always playing in elevators.  When he’s not off communing with nature, you can find him trying to bring the cool back to rollerblading here in Brooklyn.

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Passionfruit

BY STIJN DE LAAT
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 24, 2016

Muzikant en video-editor Stijn de Laat reist de wereld rond (bij voorkeur op zijn brommer) om muziek te maken met zo veel mogelijk muzikanten. De individuele opnames combineert hij tot bijzondere tracks die hij via zijn online platform Passionfruit deelt.

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Sound of Field

BY 王耀邦 YAO-PANG WANG
@ VOL 29 ON JUN 25, 2016

Curator Wang Yaopang shares spiritual milestones from the 'Sound of Field' exhibition held for Fieldoffice Architects in 2015, to the recently held 'Octaphilosophy' exhibition, and hopes people do not forget the original intention of these exhibitions.

策展人王耀邦分享為田中央於2015年舉辦的【「現場介入」— 聆聽田中央 Sound of Field 】展覽,到近期舉辦的【八角哲學】展覽的心路歷程,也希望大家莫忘初衷。

 

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Music and Place: Considering Coventry & Detroit

BY SPENCER GRAHAM
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

In "Music and Place: Considering Coventry and Detroit", the artist Spencer Graham discusses his mild obsessions with self-imposed constraints, specificity and record collecting.

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Growing Trees in Sacramento

BY MATTHEW VAN DONSEL
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 20, 2016

Matthew Van Donsel speaks about how the Sacramento Tree Foundation helps make Sacramento a healthier environment for its residents. 

 

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The American Chestnut Tree

BY GARY GASTON
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree