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  • 48-50 Nagytétényi út
  • Budapest, Budapest, 1223
  • Hungary

From 18-20 November, the Spatial Sound Institute presents Ecologies of Listening an exhibition of sonic sculptures by Mark Fell, J.G. Biberkopf and Casimir Geelhoed in 4DSOUND. Each in their own way, the artists explore evolving eco-systems of sound in space. Rather than a composed or performed statement that is to be traced back to the creators, these works represent self-organizing ecologies that seem to originate from the actual environment. Sounds form a biotope around the listeners, a living space that continues to expand, contract, change and adapt in response to the behaviour of people in the room. Clouds of sound cluster and dissolve by their invisible forcefield of attraction, sonic architectural constructions transform and shift as the listener passes through them - giving rise to hyper-individual experiences of a sounding reality. The listeners conceive their own personal experience whilst influencing those experiences of others around them, shaping collective ecologies of listening.

The exhibition is highlighted by a new computer-driven work that will be created by electronic music pioneer Mark Fell, consisting of hundreds of individual orchestral instruments regenerated into cloud structures that continue to change shape over the course of several days. 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. 

The exhibition also premieres the work of emerging young artists J.G. Biberkopf and Casimir Geelhoed. J.G. Biberkopf works within the paradoxical relationship between club music and art music. His work is typified by assembling collages spanning a range of influences from dark ecology, sound studies, architecture, media theory, existentialist movements, post-dramatic theatre, grime, musique concrète and more. His sonic ecologies consist of aural signifiers, taking sounds that are eminent in public sphere, and noises that work as signs or memes, to explore the semiotics of sound.

Casimir Geelhoed is a 21-year-old Amsterdam based composer, producer and creative coder. Geelhoed's performance has mostly been developed during night time, while the artist tried to recall and recreate memories and feelings on both a conscious and subconscious level. Being part of the development team of 4DSOUND, Geelhoed has been developing his own technical tools to generate meaningful and evocative movements of sound elements in space. Specifically for this performance he wrote software that controls the behaviour of sound sources in the space, mimicking the working of an ecosystem.

The exhibition opens with a vernissage on Friday 18 November starting at 7pm until midnight including live performances by J.G. Biberkopf and Casimir Geelhoed. The following days, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20th of November the exhibit attain of the evolving sound sculptures will be opened from 12am to 10pm both days. 

Vernissage Friday 18th 19:00 - 00:00

3200 HUF / 10 EUR

Exhibition Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th 12:00 - 22:00

1850 HUF / 6 EUR

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