Paul Ebhart – BEUMA
With BEUMA, Paul Ebhart stages the story of a sound researcher who investigates and documents the sonic environment in search of the origin of a creature that is believed to be real. He scours various locations and finds different receivers, through which he captures the noises and sounds. As a kind of intermediary, the scientist sees himself as an explorer of another reality beyond the human one. He is utterly convinced that there is more to be found than what we humans are capable of perceiving.
In his piece BEUMA, Paul Ebhart explores the question of what sonic reality surrounds us and what we perceive as such. Is the pure imagination of sounds capable of shaping our reality and sonic environment or our understanding of the sonic nature?
Pia Palme – In a former Post Office | a performative ecology
A performance ritual, using voice, bass recorder, electronics, video, paper
Consider the old hall: it sounds by itself. In my performance, it is my living collaborator. I ask for permission. It is alive and speaks WITH me. It allows me to project my video onto its surface. The hall performs WITH my instrument, reflecting, resonating, masking sound waves. My voice is WITH the floor, crawling into the basement. No, this is another kind of animism, it is purely scientific thinking. My breath enters my instrument, flows through the big tube and exits through holes and openings. Softly, my sounding breath touches the walls, the columns, and moves up towards the glass ceiling. I listen to its history. We bow to each other.
Fabian Lanzmaier – renaming bugs
In the live audio work ‘renaming bugs’ Fabian Lanzmaier is following his interest in audio synthesis and the possibilities to juxtapose ideas of natural / artificial sounds, fluid and ambiguous environments and the mimesis of an organic world. Synthetic voices of different characters and surroundings, strain the imagination of the listener. A maze into surreal structures, in constant movement and disruption.