Not that i have ceased to exist, but my online presence has almost but…
I have been dedicating myself to raise my child, been at home with him for almost a couple of years. Only breaking off to do work for a couple of exhibitions.
I have relocated to Vienna recently and am working on a few of projects, one being an exhibition at Overgaden, Institute of Contemporary Art, in Copenhagen. An exhibition called “Harvesting Rare Earth” by artist Jacob Remin. With sounds by Yann Coppier and myself. This is my second project with Jacob. I did music for his previous exhibition, “Cloud Computing” at DIAS in Vallensbæk, Denmark. I am working on a new homepage and we will hopefully see some renewed activity going on now.
Early next year I will be spending some time at EMS in Stockholm to prepare a new multichannel piece. It is work I will be premiering in Iceland next spring. I look forward to stay at the EMS studios once more, a lovely, inspiring place to work in.
I will soon be performing at Iceland Airwaves festival.
I am a part of ‘Höfnin Hljómar’ cd release showcase programmed by canadian label Yatra Arts.
This is a compilation cd with icelandic “experimental” electronic music.
A lot of other stuff is coming up in iceland for me the coming year, exciting marathon, multichannel concert and a couple of theatre and performance art related projects. I hope these project become reality. It would be nice to be able do do so much work in Iceland. More info later when things get confirmed.
It’s been an interesting year.
I got rid of my home, got an old BMW bike and went with the ferry from Denmark to Seydisfjordur, Iceland where i did a 2 month residency at Skálar – Center for Sound Art and Experimental Music. I spent the summer there with Italian stop motion film maker Gerda Klotz, preparing a project. We are working on a short stop motion movie about a forgotten children game, a simulation game that kids played in the country side using animal bones and sea shells. We spent the time collecting sources, talking to people and making a story board. It was fantastic time and we are very grateful to Skálar for hosting us. (they don´t seem to be stressing much about updating their page.)
The production of the film will be happening in Wien, Austria and Copenhagen the coming year.
The Hafler Trio project we worked on is not going to happen.
We invested time and money into that project but unfortunately it imploded as it so often does with h3o projects. It is definitely and interesting project and it would be great to see it being born….just not going to happen with us.
On September 6 – 9, architects and designers will join forces with musicians and sound artists. Together they will transform the old factory grounds at Prags Boulevard 43 on Amager into a festival site sizzling with experimental sound, when LAK – festival for Nordic sound art – takes place for the first time.
I am doing the the final performance at this fine 4 day festival at sunday sept.9. At 5pm.
Check out their program of talks, performances, installations and more at LAK.
This is probably going to be my last performance this year.
This project will be released on Hljóðaklettar. Also, this will be a workshop ending with a long performance. H3o will be doing a 3-5 day workshop, where participants learn various technics involved in performing the 13 hour scored piece. This will involve various theoretical and practical exercises, training the participants in Deep Concentration, Learning & Perception, System Analysis, Physical Technics and other fields. This was successfully tried out with students of the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Denmark in 2009. Participants were very happy about the result and many have expressed their interest in participating again if possible.
We are looking for partners to make the workshop / performance happen in winter 2012 and in 2013.
Please contact @ Hljodaklettar if you find this interesting.
The release will be very special edition. On an external drive. With 13 hour pieces in surround sound.
More info on that later.
Another h3o release will come soon. As the first one in a series of limited edition loop tapes on Hljodaklettar. More info soon.