Errant Bodies project space is dedicated to experimental work in sound, performance, voice and spatial practices. Through residencies, workshops, events and exhibitions, Errant Bodies emphasizes an engagement with process and dialogue, encouraging a dynamic and diverse approach to the sound arts. As a project space, it also intends to foster social and public activities, contributing to the creative scene in Berlin. It is organized and developed through its working group comprised of Berlin-based sound artists and researchers.

24.5.16

Map Series / Ana Mendes

Map Series
Ana Mendes

Saturday, 28th May / 18:00h

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org


‘Map Series’ is a performance-installation on colonialism, in which the artist considers her identity as a Portuguese citizen facing a post-colonial context. In this performance-installation, Mendes stitches old paper maps of the former colonies stitches old paper maps of the former German colonies using a sewing machine. From Namibia to the Samoa islands, see the rise and fail of an empire. Part experiment, part musical composition, Map Series makes you to think: what is an empire today?

Concept, performance: Ana Mendes
Sound designer: Christina Shirley

The performance ‘Map Series happens in the frame of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin, 23-29th May, 2016. 

Tickets & Info available online
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Ana Mendes is an artist and writer, whose work deals with issues of language, memory and identity.

Christina Shirley is a radio artist and sound designer, founder of the project ‘Plants and Empire’, also part of the collective ‘SissiFM’.

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is organized by LAFT Berlin in cooperation with the performance venues HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensaele, Ballhaus Ost and Theaterdiscounter. The Berlin Performing Arts Festival organized by LAFT Berlin is supported by the State of Berlin - Senate Chancellery (Cultural Affairs) from funds of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) within the program "Promoting the Innovation Potential in Culture II (INP II)".

21.5.16

Jeremy Woodruff and Susanne Matsche - New recordings of India

Festival syllabaries: New recordings of India

Opening, Saturday 21.05 at 7pm 
Finissage, Friday 27.05 at 7pm

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin































An exhibition and presentation of sound and experience in Chennai, India from Jeremy Woodruff and Susanne Matsche, new works exhibited from Nakul Krishnamurthy, Sukanyan Sunthareswaran, and Zeeshan Nabi. 


Jeremy Woodruff and Susanne Matsché offer reflections on 20 months of living in India with sounds and images recorded there; how life and time is differently manifested with a series of festivals as markers of social life; how time flows differently through a round syllabary. 

Days after the Assembly Election in Tamil Nadu, work by representatives of a new generation of young Indian composers and artists will be presented, former students of the KM Music Conservatory, that each contend in different ways with the current political climate in India under the BJP government and in Tamil Nadu under the AIADMK.  Sounds of election booths from a few days ago, sounds of rickshaws, sounds of vendors and funeral processions are featured, among others. Jeremy Woodruff presents the collaborative blog: “Chennaisonic”

Lastly, “Ninnu-kori”, a transcription of eight versions of the same South Indian composition in Mohanam Raga will be premiered in an electronic version. A second graphic realisation shows the way some patterns of Tamil speech echo this particular raga.  

Admission free; donations welcome.

12.5.16

WUNDERBLOCK. Gespräche über Bilder

WUNDERBLOCK. Gespräche über Bilder
Wunderblock No. 21: Landscapes of Sound & Image
Mit fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Cornelia Lund & Holger Lund, zu Gast bei Errant Bodies – Projektraum für Klangkunst.
Moderation: Andreas Rauth


Freitag, 13. Mai 2016, 20.00 Uhr

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Unkostenbeitrag: 3,00 Euro

Die 2012 gegründete Veranstaltungsreihe WUNDERBLOCK. Gespräche über Bilder ist ein Diskussionsforum zu Formen und Funktionen von Bildern in Kunst und Gesellschaft. Vor dem Hintergrund einer Auffassung vom Menschen als homo pictor, als bildbegabtes Wesen, wird der Bildbegriff möglichst umfassend und quer zu allen Genres, Medien und Zeiten in seinen identitätsstiftenden, künstlerischen und gesellschaftlichen Dimensionen behandelt.

Am 13. Mai spricht Andreas Rauth mit Cornelia und Holger Lund über Theorie und Praxis des zeitgenössischen Feldes audiovisueller Kunstproduktion, der Landscapes of Sound & Image.

Mehr Informationen: http://www.jitter-magazin.de/wunderblock-no-21-landscapes-of-sound-image/

9.5.16

Pirate/Public #4

Pirate/Public: positions in contemporary radio art

Radio art by British artist Barry Bermange

Thursday, May 12th, 19:00

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

The Dreams (1964, together with Deliah Derbyshire) 40’ 
Radioville. Metropolis London (1987) 43’
Moviola (2008) 45’ 
Introduction: Antje Vowinckel

Despite his extensive oeuvre of more than 40 radio art pieces he still seems to be a hidden hero. We will listen to 
The Dreams, one of the first pieces with an experimental use of speech fragments, Radioville. Metropolis London, 
an unusual city soundscape based on sounds of the London Tube and Moviola, based on sound bites of film reels 
processed in an old "moviola", a device for analogue film editing. (For these pieces no German is required)

Barry Bermange was born in London 1933, where he still lives. He developed his first radio pieces in the BBC Radiophonic 
workshop. His work became more and more musical and abstract. Many of his pathbreaking pieces were produced in Germany by WDR and SWR. Three times he was awarded with the renowned Karl-Sczuka-Preis for radio art.

Entrance: 5€/3€

Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, 
generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.


Errant Bodies Sound Art Space / focusing on experimental work and research on sound through exhibition, 
performance, fieldwork, and text. The project space is organized by a working group consisting of Berlin-based artists, 
academics, curators, and writers. For more information contact: eb@errantbodies.org and 

1.5.16

Pirate/Public #3

Pirate/Public
positions in contemporary radio art / Positionen aktueller Radiokunst

Thursday, May 5th, 19:00

Errant Bodies Sound Art Space
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

A travers le savon - Extended translation with sound, image, gestures and smell - Performance by Ines Lechleitner
Ate feat. Ed D.: obey God - presented by Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun
Discussion with participants, moderation: Marcus Gammel

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In her lecture performance 'À travers le savon' Ines Lechleitner explores the everyday object of Die Seife, the soap, 
through smell, texture, repetition and associations. The process of metamorphosis began through the reading of 
Francis Ponge's book 'Le Savon' and his detailed descriptions and excessive treatment of the soap "…einem lächerlichen 
Gegenstand, der endlos schäumt." In the slide show Zitronen-Wal-Seife the soap becomes a lemon which becomes 
a whale in order to turn into a soap and disappear.

Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun present their latest radio piece Ate feat. Ed D.: obey God. It will be the 
premiere of the reworked English language version. Furthermore their installation Memory Palace will be on display 
in the basement space. Ate feat. Ed D.: obey God is a radio play based on a single sentence and it’s evanescent 
character. This character with a 4-letter name is brought to life with the help of soundtracks of video tutorials, 
religious movies, talkshows, an interview and a singing text-to-speech system. Memory Palace is an installation 
conceived for a 'movie theatre' where the usual screen is replaced by a circle of modified guitar tuners with led 
displays. In reference to a common mnemonic of the standard guitar tuning these tuners simultaneously symbolize 
the circular structure of the sentence and the recurring (and potentially endless) need to tune. 

Entrance: 5€/3€

Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space,
generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.

Errant Bodies Sound Art Space / focusing on experimental work and research on sound through exhibition,
performance, fieldwork, and text. The project space is organized by a working group consisting of Berlin-based artists,
academics, curators, and writers. For more information contact: eb@errantbodies.org and

10.4.16

Sonifikation in der Musik

Jour-Fixe: berliner gesellschaft für neue musik

Sonifikation in der Musik

15. April 2016 /  19.00 Uhr 

Errant Bodies Sound Art Space
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

die Künstlerin Jutta Ravenna  gibt einen Überblick in die Methoden von Sonifikation  und stellt unterschiedliche künstlerische Ansätze vor. Präsentiert werden u.a. Arbeiten von Alvin Lucier, Florian Dombois, Julian Klein und Wanda Liz Diaz. 

Anschließend wird es bei einem Glas Wein die Möglichkeit zur Diskussion geben.

Sonifikation lässt sich herleiten von lat.: „sonus“:“Klang“ und „fikation“ von lat. „facere“: „machen“, also „zum Klang machen“. Der Begriff bezeichnet Verfahren zur Verklanglichung von Daten. 

Klangbeispiel Sonifikation:
Sonifikation des Kometen 76P/Chryumov-Gerasimenko, Manuel Senfft 2015

Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. The comet seems to be emitting a ‘song’ in the form of oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet’s environment. It is being sung at 40-50 millihertz, far below human hearing, which typically picks up sound between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. To make the music audible to the human ear, the frequencies have been increased in this recording.

Original data credit: ESA/Rosetta/RPC/RPC-MAG. This sonification of the RPC-Mag data was compiled by German composer Manuel Senfft (www.tagirijus.de).

- Welche innovativen Formen hat die kompositorische Auseinandersetzung mit Sonifikation in der Zeitgenössischen Musik hervorgebracht?
- Was fangen die Komponisten mit diesen neuen Möglichkeiten an? Wodurch werden Sonifikationsverfahren über Komponisten und Klangkünstler zum Artefakt?

30.3.16

Pirate/Public #2

Pirate/Public
positions in contemporary radio art / Positionen aktueller Radiokunst

Friday, April 1st, 19:00h

- On Air / Performance by Brandon LaBelle
- Melody minus one. A hunt. (WDR Studio Akustische Kunst, 2016) Radio composition based on dialect imitations 
  with Norwegian, Albanes, Lasca, Rheinländisch and others presented by Antje Vowinckel (short version with live performed intermediate texts in English) 
- Nachrichtentstellt. Eine plattenspielerische Lautdichtung aus Radionachrichten / Vinyl performance by Marc Matter
- Discussion with participants, moderation: Anna Bromley

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

What’s the difference between a pirate and a privateer?  It’s not the act, it’s the authority. Only the privateer – who seems to be acting purely on his own initiative – has the papers authorizing him to do so. The histories of broadcasting and maritime law are closely intertwined, as we can tell from their similar forms of organization. Radio has its public and private branches, and its pirate ones too. But these clear distinctions are no longer valid in today’s radio landscape. Podcasts, web archives and the internet have caused shifts in content types, listening areas, audiences and jurisdictions. So is something being commandeered? If so, how? And most importantly, what? 

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Brandon LaBelle (USA) is an artist, writer and theorist working with questions of social life and cultural agency, using sound, performance, text and sited constructions. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working in public. He is professor in new media at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.  

Antje Vowinckel (DE) is an internationally awarded radio artist, sound artist and music performer. Her focus is on the musicality of the spoken word; e.g. in automatic speaking or dialect imitation and text-sound compositions. Various sound art and radio play productions for public radio (WDR-Studio Akustische Kunst, DRadio, BR, SWR, HR)  as well as solo performances for electric organ and amplified objects and video compositions.  

Marc Matter (CH/B/DE) is a sound artist, radio artist and a founding member of the artists group "Institut fuer Feinmotorik". Since 1997 they published various recordings and a book and performed regularly. Since 2008 Marc Matter performs solo with recorded voice on turntables. In 2014 he collaborated with poet Dagmara Kraus on the text-sound composition "Entstehung dunkel". He is interested in the polysemic potential in sounding language.

Anna Bromley (D)  is an artist, cultural researcher and writer based in Berlin. Her scenic miniatures connect methods of qualitative social research with partly fictionalized re-enactments. Since 2012, she conceives and produces the radio feature LAUTSTROM for reboot.fm  (until 2013 together with Jeremy Woodruff). 

Entrance: 5€/3€.  Bar with wine and beer. 

Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.

Errant Bodies Sound Art Space / focusing on experimental work and research on sound through exhibition, performance, fieldwork, and text. The project space is organized by a working group consisting of Berlin-based artists, academics, curators, and writers. For more information contact: eb@errantbodies.org and http://errantbodies.org/soundartspace/