Gábor Pribék

Gábor Pribék

Using Mixed-Reality technologies, Pribék is researching and developing an interactive spatial user interface for the 4DSOUND system to improve the artist’s spatial composing procedure. With head mounted displays such as Hololense or HTC Vive, the environment is being mapped and extended with real-time sound visualizations and spatial interactions.

Rona Geffen

Rona Geffen

Geffen's research and shows at the Spatial Sound Institute incorporate the work of collaborators Alessandra Leone (visual and light installation), Claire Aoi (Mathematics), Chinese medicine Dr. Erin Taylor and voice researcher Aramat Arenheim.

Aloïs Yang

Aloïs Yang

With 4DSOUND, Yang created the work 'Hear The World Begin’, a scientific research and artistic creation that involves working on data and material of cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). The CMB is a snapshot of the oldest light in our Universe, imprinted on the sky when the Universe was just 380,000 years old after the Big Bang.

IOANN

IOANN

Digital artist and researcher Ivan Sapozhkov focusses on the investigation of hyperspace and multidimensional sound structures. His interest is to explore space beyond our ordinary perception, to discover what else is inherent to human nature and how we are able to evolve consciousness, through awareness of hyperspace.

J.G. Biberkopf

J.G. Biberkopf

J.G. Biberkopf works within the paradoxical relationship between club music and art music. Assembling a collage spanning a vast range of influences from dark ecology, sound studies, architecture, media theory, existentialist movements, post-dramatic theatre, grime, musique concrète and more.

His recent first EP, titled Ecologies, launched the new Knives label created by Kuedo and Joe Shakespeare of Berlin's Motto Books. From cyber ambience and slamming rhythmic constructions, to instant trails of web-filtered grime and beatless studies of net phenomenology, Biberkopf's first release was intended as a field trip into the representations of nature that emerge from the (social) media scape. From this follows his debut album called 'Ecologies II: Ecosystems of Excess’ released in November 2016.

The chosen title of the trilogy reflects more broadly Biberkopf’s overall musical practice, namely the urge to make music sound as a “self-sufficient” ecology that cannot be traced back to him as a creator, but that rather seems to originate from an actual landscape. In this vein, he works intensively with aural signifiers, taking sounds that are eminent in public sphere, and noises that work as signs or memes, to explore the semiotics of sound.

JGB is an alter-ego of Gediminas Žygus, whose past works and collaborations were exhibited, performed in Berghain (Berlin), Pompidou (Paris), Barbican (London), Paradiso (Amsterdam),  The Kitchen (NYC), CAC, Rupert (Vilnius), etc. Gediminas was part of the co-ordinating team of Newman Festival 2015, and is part of the coordinating team of Unthinkable Nomos. JGB's work with 4DSOUND featured at ADE 2016 as a dedicated spatial sound installation for RedBull Playrooms and was part of the exhibition Ecologies of Listening presented at the Spatial Sound Institute (Budapest).

https://soundcloud.com/jgb-k

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Mark Fell

Mark Fell

Mark Fell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sheffield (UK). After studying experimental film and video art at Sheffield City Polytechnic he reverted to earlier interests in computational technology, music and synthetic sound. In 1998 he began a series of critically acclaimed record releases on labels including Mille Plateaux, Line, Editions Mego and Raster Noton. Fell is widely known for exploring the relationships between popular music styles, such as electronica and club musics, and typically academic approaches to computer-based composition with a particular emphasis on algorithmic and mathematical systems. Since his early electronic music pieces Fell’s practice has expanded to include moving image works, sound and light installation, choregoraphy, critical texts, curatorial projects and educational activites. He has worked with a number of artists including Yasunao Tone, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Okkyung Lee, Luke Fowler, Peter Gidal, John Chowning, Ernest Edmonds, Peter Rehberg, Oren Ambarchi and Carl Michael Von Hausswolff.

The diversity and importance of Fell's practice is reflected in the range and scale of international institutions that have presented his work which include - Hong Kong National Film archive, The Baltic (Gateshead), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Laboral (XIxon), The Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Royal Festival Hall (London), The Serpentine (London), The Australian Centre For Moving Image, Artists Space (NYC), Issue Project Room (NYC), Corcoran (DC), Curtis R.Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (NY), Lampo/Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (Chicago), Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe), Hanger Biccoca (Milan) and others. Fell's work is in the collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (Vienna) and has as been recognised by ARS Electronica (Linz). In 2016 he created a self-generating evolving sound sculpture in 4DSOUND which was featured at the exhibition Ecologies of Listening presented at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest (HU).

http://www.markfell.com

Casimir Geelhoed

Casimir Geelhoed

Casimir Geelhoed is a 21-year-old Amsterdam based composer, producer and creative coder. After education at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and Utrecht School of Arts, he came to surface with his dark experimental post-club project HOEK, releasing two EP's on Fog Mountain and playing at renowned festivals such as Rewire, Incubate and Le Guess Who?. Geelhoed uses both his musical and technical abilities to create powerful and meaningful music, valuing heartfelt emotions over technical perfection. 

For 4DSOUND’s exhibition of evolving sound sculptures Ecologies of Listening presented at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, Geelhoed created a personal performance based on the associative qualities of spatial sound and movement in space. The performance has mostly been developed during night time being alone in the 4dsound studio, trying to recall and recreate memories and feelings on both a conscious and subconscious level. 

In 2015 Geelhoed joined 4DSOUND's development team as a junior developer before becoming part of technical staff of the Spatial Sound Institute from 2016. Being part of the development team of 4DSOUND, he has been developing his own tools to generate meaningful and evocative movements of elements in space. Specifically for this performance he wrote software to control the behaviour of sound sources in the space, mimicking the working of an ecosystem.

Dieter Vandoren

Dieter Vandoren

Dieter develops the audiovisual piece 'Weaving a light mesh on a shadow loom’ for the 4DSOUND studio during a 5-week residency at the Spatial Sound Institute. He is realizing a lighting installation inside the studio to complement the spatial sound system with a visual counterpart. Visual and audio systems integrate into one composition and performance instrument. The piece's ephemeral audiovisual elements combine and collide with the studio's highly characteristic physical structure turning it into a vortex of deeply immersive and penetrant sensations.

Prof. Slobodan Dan Paich

Prof. Slobodan Dan Paich

Slobodan Dan Paich is Director and Principal Researcher of Artship Foundation in San Francisco, USA and Visiting Professor, Anthropology-Cultural Studies Section, Victor Babeş University, Timisoara, Romania.

Slobodan Dan Paich has delivered numerous papers at international conferences as a keynote speaker and presenter. Those presentations are based his courses, lectures, and research since 1969, which address tangible and intangible heritage, comparative cultural studies, and the migration of techniques and ideas. The courses he initiated in 1969 at the college and university level broadened the scope of art history into the History of Art and Ideas. These courses included geographies larger than the European cultural sphere and an interdisciplinary, across-time curriculum was developed that included ancient and indigenous people as differently cultured, ingenious, and refined, rather than primitive.

Slobodan Dan Paich was born in Yugoslavia after the Second World War. He lived in England from 1967 to 1985. In London, S. D. Paich taught the History of Art and Ideas, Design, and Art Studio from 1969 to 1985. From 1985 to 1992, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley. He is one of the founders, and the Executive Director, of Artship Foundation since 1992. He served as a board member of the Society of Founders of the International Peace University in Berlin/Vienna from 1996 to 2002, and chaired the Committee on Arts and Culture.  In 1983, after three years of research, he graduated from the Royal College of Art, London.

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Svetlana Maraš

Svetlana Maraš

In December 2016, Maraš was Artist-In-Residence at the Spatial Sound Institute, where she created two kinetic studies in 4DSOUND. The studies explore the relation between sound and mechanical movement. Elements of “clockwork” mechanisms are interconnected dually - each sound has a corresponding movement, and all movements work simultaneously and interdependently to create a perpetual sound sculpture that manifests in space - almost tangibly.

Adam Krasz

Adam Krasz

Adam Krasz is a 24-year old sound and media-artist from Pécs, Hungary. He finished his degree in Electronic Music at the University of Pécs in 2015 and currently studies Media Design at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts, Budapest. As a musician he performed at the UH Fest, Budapest, at the Aurora Club and at various clubs and exhibitions in Pécs. As a composer he had his piece performed at the competition of composers at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy and the Open Society Archives’ music competition. As an artist he won the 3rd Prize in the category of Installation art at the National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference and participated in numerous workshops and group exhibitions, most notably in the 2015 OFF Biennale and Kunsthalle Budapest’s Pictures and Pixels

During the spring 2016, Krasz was awarded an artist residency at the Spatial Sound Institute, which he used to create the work Strukturen (40‘). A minimalistic piece in every sense of the word, the few sounds used in this work origin from either classical orchestral instruments or natural sources. With the use of basic, repetitive rhythmic structures placed ever changing throughout the 4DSOUND system it encourages the audience to explore the space divided by instrumental and natural sounds merging into one and another.

Image credits: Fanni Fazakas

Szakál Farkas Soma

Szakál Farkas Soma

Szakál Farkas Soma is a Graduate of the Electronic music composition faculty at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. He also forms the electronic duo bhzsolt focused on live performance and improvisation. He has a growing interest in media programming and computer graphics as is interested in interdisciplinarity regarding sound and visual arts.

His work 'Kinetics' created during an Artist Residency at the Spatial sound Institute in spring 2016, is based on activity and behaviour in their interrelationship. One can hear a set of objects acting in the space, travelling at different speeds, colliding and interfering with each other. They continuously alter their states of their own or others or they change as a collective. The piece draws a musical picture of physicality, hence the title, Kinetics.

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photo credits: Barbi Bellamy

Bálint Laczkó

Bálint Laczkó

Bálint Laczkó has studied music since the age of 7. In 2009 he started his composition study and in 2015 he finished his Degree of Composition at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. Since then, he has been continuing his studies with more and more interest in spatial electroacoustic music, as well as music for bigger ensembles, and the two combined.

During the spring 2016, Krasz was awarded an artist residency at the Spatial Sound Institute. The piece Laczkó created is titled 'Streams' and investigates the connections between instrumental musical gestures and the distribution of the sounding space. It is also experimenting with the division of a large space and thus the collocation and isolation of parallel musical events. It is focused on the slow gradual transformation of sound qualities shifting from rather eventlike sounds to the more stable, pitch-centered ones.

https://soundcloud.com/balint-laczko

Koenraad Ecker

Koenraad Ecker

Koenraad Ecker is a sound sculptor, born in the small town of Bruges, Belgium, currently living in London. He is fascinated by the tactility of sound, the imaginary spaces created by music, the paradoxical qualities of silence and the narrative possibilities of editing.

Thus far he has released 3 solo recordings : 'Ill Fares the Land' (Digitalis 2014), 'Sleepwalkers in a Cold Circus' (LINE 2015) and most recently a short EP called 'Notes from the Panopticon' (Ecology Tapes 2015). He is part of two long-running duo projects: Lumisokea (releases on Opal Tapes, Eat Concrete and Alter) and Stray Dogs.

As a composer and performer he has worked on commissions for contemporary dance (for the Göteborgs Danskompani in Sweden, for Ina Christel Johannesen in Norway, for Stephan Laks at Springboard Montréal), for theatre (Jose Besprosvany/Théâtre du Parc Brussels and Walpurgis music theatre company) and A/V installations with Yannick Jacquet, a Swiss visual artist and co-founder of the AntiVJ visual label.

Koenraad held a residency at 4DSOUND: Points On The Curve at GLOBALE ZKM in Karlsruhe. His work explored how orientation-through-sound plays an essential role in regulating our instinctive emotions and responses: closeness, fear, protection and isolation, even feelings of warmth or coldness are influenced by the space we acoustically perceive ourselves to be in. 

Alyssa Moxley

Alyssa Moxley

Alyssa Moxley accesses narratives of identity, place, space, and embodied experience through sound. She utilizes microphone techniques, field recording, interviews, composition, digital and analog sound design, speaker placement, and sculpture to create detailed sonic interventions and environments that relate to networks of memory and knowledge distribution.

Alyssa is an avid collaborator and has created works with musicians, filmmakers, photographers, dancers, and designers. Her solo and collaborative works have been heard and installed in venues and radio stations in London, Chicago, New York, Paris, Toronto, Dublin, Braga, Syros, Santorini, Starigrad, and Athens.

She studied ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, sound design at the London College of Communication, studio production techniques at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and an MFA in Studio Art in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Alyssa held a residency as part of 4DSOUND: Points On The Curve. She used her collection of engrossing field recordings to explore questions of individual and shared space, notions of receptivity and reciprocity in the corporeal, sound as spatial and emotional memory, and how sound can be transmitted through subjective, proprioceptive responses to the individual’s perception of place.

Alyssa is currently based in Athens where she also curates for the Kinisi Festival of Sound.

Davor Sanvincenti

Davor Sanvincenti

Davor Sanvincenti (b.1979) is a multimedia artist from Croatia, specifically interested in a field of audiovisual phenomenology and anthropology of visual culture, particularly focused on the conditions and forms of human senses and perceptions. His work plays with the concept of illusion, exploring the possible boundaries of perception and the construction of experience. In 2010, he was recipient of the Radoslav Putar Award for the best Croatian artist under 35.

His work has been exhibited and presented internationally, including festivals 28th Music Biennale Zagreb; Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin/Madrid; LOOP, Barcelona; 25FPS, Zagreb; World Film Festival, Bangkok; VideoEX, Zurich; CineMed, Montpellier and venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Lincoln Center, New York; UniversalMuseum Joanneum, Graz; Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Oaxaca; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Camera Austria, Graz; MoCA, Zagreb; NIU, Barcelona; La Triennale, Milano; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

For 4DSOUND, Sanvincenti created a new sonic narrative called Resilient Nature. Sanvincenti: "From the encounter with the space and the system I sensed sound as a unique psycho-physical experience, activated and shaped by the space itself. Sounds here open your awareness of physical presence within the space, a sound-womb without borders."

In this intertwining game between space and sound he treats and sculpts each sound separately (field recordings, contact mics, binaural sounds) in order to prepare immersive environments which can shift the perception of dimensionality of space by our active presence. The space becomes tangible in its subtle vastness.

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Photo: Domagoj Blažević

Fraction

Fraction

Fraction a.k.a. Eric Raynaud is an experimental music producer whose work focuses on creating intense immersive experiences, involving spatial sound in interaction with other media. His productions first appeared on the Berlin based imprint Shitkatapult before he joined french label INFINE. He works as a sound sculptor, experimenting with rhythmic deconstruction, timbral chaos, apparent disorder and processing synthetic and acoustics sources to create coherent sound organization in dimensional perspective.

He created several acclaimed works, among them 'Dromos' in 2013 for MUTEK festival. A grant by the Institut Français in the field of Digital Arts enabled Raynaud to conduct several months research and creation at Societé des Arts Technologique of Montreal on sound immersion and new media interactions. This led to the creation of Entropia, a unique A/V performance involving a led sphere and ambisonics sound that he has started to present in 2015, and that has been featured by Creators Project, DesignBoom and described by XLR8 as 'one of the most breathtaking and interesting presentations we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing in a long time'. 

Raynaud created an adaptation for 4DSOUND of Iannis Xenakis' monumental piece 'Persepolis', firstly performed for the Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb. Xenakis’s original setting of the work, created for the castle of Darius in Iran, took the listeners on a journey along different rooms of the castle. Xenakis wanted to literally ‘fill’ the spaces with sound, overwhelm the listeners in a sounding ritual where one would lose conscious perception of time and space. Raynaud explores how state-of-the-art spatial sound techniques can bring out the animality and brutal immersion originally intended with the work in a new way, and how one can maintain personal artistic freedom and originality while respecting the intentions of the original work at the same time.

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Photo credits: Elise Boularan

Judit Emese Konopas

Judit Emese Konopas

Judit Emese Konopas got in touch with the meaning of space from an early age as she finished her degrees as an architect. She has gained her experience in various architect and interior design offices in London and in Budapest. She was awarded not only for her architectural, but for her photography works as well. Her works - which are primarily based on interaction, communication and juxtaposition, - were presented in several exhibitions throughout Europe. She published worldwide, including the field of interior design, architecture, photography and music.

From the beginning of her professional career, she focused on visualization and form of spaces. Her further interests widely spread into different genres such as architecture, art, music, photography and contemporary dance. After a phase of bouncing around them, she experiments on connecting the different fields and emerging them into her latest project, Earnest Endeavour with 4DSOUND.

"It feels something has to die in me. Also, a piece of me has already died. Balancing somewhere between the light and the dark I sense it is high time facing death and what lies behind. But what is death's reality? I want to grasp the spirit of darkness to realize its substance. Besides, there is an even nascent entity that tempts me. It glimpses gently in the shadow. I need to get in touch with it. My invitation stands for a discovery into an undiscovered. Come in and open up to those secret places if you are ready to interplay within."

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http://flavors.me/konopasjuditemese

https://soundcloud.com/judit-emese-konopas

Photo credit: Fabian Fratzscher

Stephanie Sykes

Stephanie Sykes

Stephanie Sykes has made quite a splash in the UK techno underground—and beyond—over the past few years. Born and raised in Germany but these days living in the UK, Sykes emerged with a pair of tracks for Dasha Rush's well-loved Fullpanda Records in 2014. She's gone on to take her unique style of darkly mesmerizing techno and evocative ambient to the labels VENT (her 'Black Simulation' EP was made even better by a remix from Rush) and Cenotaph, and she already has a handful of releases lined up for 2016, including another Fullpanda EP.

Meanwhile, Sykes continues to draw praise for her formidable skills behind the decks. Along with her regular appearances at the beloved Jaded afterhours sessions, she holds a residency at Birmingham's legendary Atomic Jam night, and the calls for international gigs are increasing. 

In 2015 Stephanie worked with 4DSOUND in Amsterdam – as part of the Techno is Space residency series at Warehouse Elementenstraat in Amsterdam - for which she developed her first live performance.

Korridor

Korridor

A long-standing producer, Korridor’s production continues to gain praise, with recent highlight releases on Abdullah Rashim’s Northern Electronics, Hypnus Records and Nordanvind. His heady blend of tribal-infused ambient techno, like 2014's hypnotic Vacuum Decay, rises and falls in rhythmical waves: swirling spirals of synths and echoing arcs of cymbals evoke images of distant, abstract spaces, accessed through deep trance.

Korridor explored his remarkable sound signature in a fully spatial sound approach as part of 4DSOUND: Techno is Space.