Radio station: Deutschlandradio Kultur
Venue/s of the event: Berghain Am Wriezener Bahnhof, Berlin
Soundwalk Collective is collaborating with Berghain, by recording the sounds of the architectural structure of the club shaking in response to the music. By sending frequency sweeps to the sound system, at a volume between 98dB SPL and 108 dBSPL, each interior surface of the building reacted by filtering the sound and producing newharmonics, vibrations and textures, that are normally unheard by the human ear.
SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE is an international art collective based in Berlin & New York City. Since 2000 they have been sonic nomads, embarking on never ending journeys from the desolate land of Bessarabia to the desert of Rub al Khali. By exploring and documenting the world around us through its sounds, the Collective abstracts and re-composes narrative sound pieces through fragments of reality to form distinct audible journeys.
The Collective’s live performances are diverse and often site and venue specific. They use a combination of custom-cut vinyl records with multiple turntables, tape machines and laptop computers. Although sound and music are the primary forces in the live setting, projection of video specific to each performance piece creates an environment that is unescapable and unique. Live performances can also be transformed into temporary or permanent installations.
Aesthetic refinement and conceptual narrative is paired with a performative impulse, making Soundwalk Collective’s shows intimate and powerful.
Created by Stephan Crasneanscki who lives and works in New York, the Collective’s recent installations and performances were shown at Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris); MADRe Museum of Contemporary Art (Napoli); New Museum (New York); National Museum of Singapore NMS (Singapore); Abu Dhabi: Art, Talks and Senstions (Abu Dhabi); Mobile Art by Zaha Hadid (Hong kong, Tokyo, New York); EXIT Festival at Maison des Arts de Creteils (Paris); Villa de Noailles – Centre d’Art et de Culture Contemporain (Hyères); Gare Saint Saveur (Lille); Palacio Belmonte (Lisbon); KaZantip Republic 2011; Florence Gould Hall (New York); ARMA 17 (Moscow); Lille Fantastic (Lille).
SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE comprises four members:
Stephan Crasneanscki (France)
Dug Winningham (USA)
Simone Merli (Italy)
Kamran Sadeghi (Iran-USA)