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Alba Triana on Experimenting with Sound and Light

November 22nd, 2017

Alba Triana, a Colombian-born composer and sound artist based in Miami, Florida, introduces three of her exquisite sound and light installations: Music on a Bound String questions whether or not the act of listening is indispensable to the musical experience. Microcosmos animates a cymbal to create an immersive vibrational experience. The interactive Electronic Gamelan invites visitors to perform one of the artist's compositions. Listen to discover her trans-disciplinary approach to the ever-evolving field of sound art.


Samson Young on Songs for Disaster Relief

November 2nd, 2017

Today, we take you to Venice, Italy, to meet Hong Kong artist and composer Samson Young. He tells the stories behind Songs for Disaster Relief, his creation for the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 57th Venice Art Biennale. Fake news, meta fiction, politics, pop music and philanthropy are all at play in the multi-part installation that begins in the courtyard. The pavilion’s inter-connected environments mock the music industry’s imperialist history of do-good songs while expressing appreciation for the effort and exposing the artist's drive to find real caring for the Other in today's xenophobic world.


Lisa Reihana on Reversing the Colonial Gaze

October 18th, 2017

Today, we take you to the Arsenale, a historic shipyard and main venue for the 57th Venice Art Biennale. In the New Zealand pavilion, we hear artist Lisa Reihana speak on reversing the colonial gaze in her work Emissaries.


Sounds of Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

October 5th, 2017

Today, we take you to Germany, to experience the 2017 edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster. The international public art exhibition that has taken place every ten years since 1977 activates historical, architectural, social and political sites across the city. The best way to experience this model of art in the public sphere is on foot and by bicycle.

Featuring temporary public art projects by Ei Arakawa, Aram Bartholl, Gerard Byrne, Jeremy Deller, Nicole Eisenman, Pierre Huyghe, Emeka Ogboh, Alexandra Pirici, Koki Tanaka, Benjamin de Burca/Barbara Bárbara Wagner, Cerith Wyn Evans and Hervé Youmbi.

Sound engineer: Guney Ozsan


ORLAN on Art Tech

September 14th, 2017

Today, we take you to Paris for a studio visit with French artist ORLAN. Surrounded by her books, sculptures, paintings and photographs, we talk about her evolving relationship with technology.

 Sound Editor: Alyssa Moxley | Voice Over Translation: Emilia Garth | Special Audio Track: ORLAN


Sounds of Documenta 14

August 30th, 2017

Today, we explore the sounds of the international contemporary art exhibition documenta 14, in Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany. 

Featuring violinist Ali Moraly performing at opening ceremonies and projects by Nigerian Emeka Ogboh, Pakistani Rasheed Araeen, Norwegian Joar Nango, American Rick Lowe, Nigerian  Otobong Nkanga and American William Pope.L.


Sounds of Berlin

July 20th, 2017

In this sonic experience of Berlin, hear drummers performing in the Karneval der Kulturen and experience the music scene in Mauer Park. Learn about the sound art featured on Deutschlandfunk Kultur from curator Marcus Gammel. Meet Ahmet Ögüt, one of the hosts on the documenta 14 radio program coming to Berlin. Visit the studio of artist and musician Satch Hoyt and listen to his Unpacking Sonic MigrationsFrom Slave Ship to Spaceship. Join our visit to SAVVY Contemporary where we meet co-artistic director Elena Agudio and listen to Oye record store owner Markus Lindner talk about Berlin's vinyl culture.


Alexa Lim Haas on Animating Stories

July 6th, 2017

Artist Alexa Lim Haas talks about Agua Viva, her newest animated short film. Agua Viva was among the twenty-four projects selected for a special one-night screening at the 2017 Borscht Film Festival in Miami, Florida.


Sounds of Contemporary Art in Norway

June 22nd, 2017

Our field recordings of conversations, performances and sound art in Oslo and Tromsø, Norway, during the 2017 International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art (IKT) Congress hosted by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and OSLO PILOT.


Sounds of the 57th Venice Art Biennale

June 8th, 2017

Our sound experience of the 57th Venice Art Biennale features field recordings of conversations, sound art and performance from Egypt, France, Germany, Nigeria and the U.S.