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.


Econew-mics: Ethnology of Crisis

Econew-mics: Ethnology of Crisis

Opening: Monday, November 12, 8:00pm 
(thereafter opening hours Tue. and Thur. 1:00 – 7:00pm or by appointment until 30.11.2012:

Project and exhibition of works:
Ylva Bentancor with Gustavo Bentacor and Mike Majkowski
Christopher DeLaurenti
Jeremy Woodruff
Participants from the graduate seminar, Sights and Sounds of the Crisis

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Organized by Jeremy Woodruff as part of a residency at Errant Bodies.

"What does the crisis sound like?" and "What does the crisis look like?"
In Construction Work: Sights and Sounds of the Crisis, a graduate research seminar at the Institute for European Ethnology of the Humboldt University uses audio and visual media to conduct specific ethnographic inquiries into the economic crisis at various locations throughout Berlin, Europe and its borders, and extending to North America. By displaying unfinished raw audio, video, and textual materials in this forum they create a space for collaboration, feedback and exchange with you, the visitor.

“When we make sounds about something we believe in, who listens?”
Ylva Bentancor presents When People Gather. Soundscape music in the subject of the voice of the opinion, the sounds we make to tell about something important.  A play upon the sounds of the people who show what they stand for through a meta-narrative musical investigation of political sound.  Christopher DeLaurenti presents Live at Occupy Wall Street, May Day 2012. Binaural recordings of highlights of the soundscape of protest.

“Can we re-tune the economy with sound?” 
Sounds of Sociality, a video composition by Jeremy Woodruff capturing sources of sound occurring in the “regular” soundscape of the neighboring Zula Hummus Café in Prenzlauer Berg, was presented at Errant Bodies to a group of participants. After a discussion of the sounds, the group set out for the Café. While together there socially, pre-decided sounds (musical and non-musical) were performed that were conditioned by the perspectives brought out in the discussion. For the exhibition, the resultant video documentation of the dinner is presented next to the first video composition.    


Jeremy Woodruff - in residence at Errant Bodies

Jeremy Woodruff - in residence at Errant Bodies / November
developing his project "Sounds of Sociality"

The project will be presented alongside other artists' works and research materials compiled by Woodruff.
To be opened on November 12, 8:30pm

Jeremy Woodruff is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation on a Mellon grant from the University of Pittsburgh. He studied composition at the Royal Academy in London with Michael Finnissy from 1999-2001 and Ethnomusicology at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam 2002-2004, with field research in Chennai, Bangalore and Mysore, India. He moved to Berlin in 2004 where he has been a guest lecturer at the University of the Arts, UdK and Conservatory, HfM "Hanns Eisler." He is the director of the Neue Musikschule Berlin and also teaches composition, electronic music and ensembles there. Several pieces have been commissioned from him and premiered by Percusemble Berlin, and by the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, among others. He recently exhibited sound work at the AD Gallery in Bremen. His writings have been published by Klangzeitort (Berlin) and by Verlag für Moderne Kunst (Nürnberg). He is contributing an article to the forthcoming volume of Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture on sound in the worker's movement of the 1930s USA.

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin