The fourth edition of the transdisciplinary Seanaps Festival has taken place from October 15-18, 2020 in Leipzig. The festival sees itself as an homage to life and its sounds, as a vibrant mixtape for curious ears, created in interaction with a global experimental music scene – an intense moment of collective listening. It is conceived as an interface between music, sound art and the living environment – presented, explored and discussed through different formats.
In four days of performances, concerts, sound installations and listening walks, the festival will bring audio art to the west of Leipzig. A program with discussion panels and presentations will reflect upon artistic research on a cultural-political level.
Talk with Louise Vind Nielsen about her installation „Ventilation“
Ventilation changes the conditions of air and sound - for you as well as the artist. It’s about being a human and about being an artist, it’s about the potential for crashes and things colliding.
Louise Vind Nielsen is a Hamburg-based conceptual sound, performance visual artist, and composer. In her installation „Ventilation“ in Baumwollspinnerei, the artist hangs seven ceiling fans so close that the metal blades touch each other as they rotate. For Seanaps Radiolab Vind Nielsen presents a conversation with the ventilators.
In conversation with Kamil Korolczuk Louise talks about her sound works and the installation.
Strotter Inst. concert :
Live, Strotter Inst. generates sound and rhythm structures of unique density from prepared lencos and other discarded or forgotten remnants of the cultural industry. The spectrum of Strotter Inst.'s music ranges from two-dimensional soundscapes to polyrhythmically condensed eruptions. The seemingly anachronistic instruments and their object-like character play a double game: The installation is visually captivating, but as it develops, the sounds draw attention to themselves, thus raising the second, auditory level beyond the installation. The sound structures of contemporary popular music become comprehensible despite, or perhaps because of, their analog processing, and result in an independent and surprisingly contemporary atmosphere in their respective space. Reprocessed LPs (cut, glued, supplemented, scraped, etc.) and other materials (fabric, metal, cardboard, paper, felt, etc.) are used as recordings, and sound cells are manipulated or rebuilt. Instead of the diamond, for example, violin strings, wire springs, or sewing needles are soldered into place.