concert, CUBE wednesday, 24th 19h

about the piece


During the last two years I tried to approach the phenomenon of the Island. In this context I did a lot of research in the literary, mythological, geographical and historical background of the subject. When do we talk of islands, where and how do islands appear, what is an insular situation, what is an insular sound?

The basic material of the composition was recorded during my residency on the island Sylt in April 2008. For four weeks I went out everyday to collect sounds from the island with hydro-, contact- and other kinds of microphones.

Later acoustic details and gestures where extracted, filtered and processed and then arranged and composed with Ambisonics in the Cube of the IEM. The composition sculptures space related constellations of sound sources, clusters and fields according to insular models.


CV, soundartist, composer

Born on 5 March 1974 in Bonn. Lives in Cologne and Graz.

Postgraduate Studies (MFA) in Soundart, Computermusic and Performance at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne. Currently Master Studies in Electroacoustic Composition at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM), University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. Since 1990 member of various ensembles for experimental music and sound art. Concerts, workshops, installations and performances at several festivals for electroacoustic music and sound art in Europe and abroad.

Key aspects of activity are Spatialization of electroacoustic compositions in Ambsonic’s and transformation into 3D-Soundsculptures. Sight specific sound installations in public places and buildings. Composition, production and performance of radiophonic ‘Hörstücke’ (ars acoustica) with focus on the equitable combination of speech, text and sound. Artistic research in the field of sound-picture relations in audio-visual installations film, tv and theatre.