Jana Winderen



Manual for a construction of a sound to elaborate sosial connection, Ultima festival 2009

Manual for the construction of a sound as a device to elaborate social connection

is part of Ultima Festival from September 14 – 20, 2009
at Deichman library, Grunerløkka and Thorvald Meyersgt 61, Oslo

with
å+k (Åsa Ståhl & Kristina Lindström) (Sweden)
Siri Austeen (Norway)
Brandon LaBelle (USA)
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (Slovenia/Holland)
Jana Winderen (Norway)

The Manual project explores sound and auditory experience as platforms for social cooperation and environmental investigation. Bringing together a working group of artists, the project uses sound as a tool for considering public space, and functions as a site-specific field study of Oslo, involving locational research, artistic presentation, performative actions and public discussion.

The Manual project highlights sound and listening as important locational and social material, to question how sounds of everyday life generate forms of commonality and how the dynamics of listening inform unique types of artistic intervention. Exploring such themes, the Manual project is based on process-oriented actions and events using specific locations in Oslo. During the course of one-week the artists will bring forward amplifications of city life, giving expression to sound and listening as social energy.

Including the Swedish collaborative duo Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl (aka å+k), whose projects are based on forms of story-telling and sharing, the American artist Brandon LaBelle, working with urban networks and distributed sonic narratives, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec from Holland/Slovenia, investigating questions of architectural space and forms of transmission, and Norwegian artists Jana Winderen, uncovering hidden sources of sound through blind field recording, and Siri Austeen, exploring concrete sounds and the act of listening.

Organized by Brandon LaBelle and Jana Winderen
Producer: Hjørdis Kurås, Norway

Manual for the construction of a sound as a device to elaborate social connection
is a cooperation with Atelier Nord, Deichman Library, Grünerløkka and Ultima ’09, Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
www.ultima.no

The project is supported by Norsk Kulturråd
www.kulturrad.no



Østensjøvannet, 30st August, recording for the performance Blind Field Recording, as part of the project Manual for a construction of a sound to elaborate social connection during Ultima festval 2009.

Østensjøvannet, 30st August, recording for the performance Blind Field Recording, as part of the project Manual for a construction of a sound to elaborate social connection during Ultima festval 2009.


Noise and the Imagination - panel discussion

Mike Harding (UK) and Jana Winderen (N)

Reality Soundtrack –moving sound intervention in public spaces by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Reality Soundtrack –moving sound intervention in public spaces by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec


Diary of a Stranger -performative reading and presentation by Brandon LaBelle

Diary of a Stranger -performative reading and presentation by Brandon LaBelle


Bike Circuit -workshop, Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl (S) invites for a collaborative storytelling bicycle ride performance in Oslo.



Hum of the tram - Soundtrack 137- sound event by Siri Austeen (N

Hum of the tram - Soundtrack 137- sound event by Siri Austeen (N


Programme:


Monday 14.09.09

Deichman library, Grunerløkka at 18:00h
Bike Circuit -workshop
Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl (S) invites for a collaborative storytelling bicycle ride performance in Oslo, later in the week exhibited as a sound installation.
Information meeting about the workshop.
Sign up for participation by 10th September at info@misplay.se

Hum of the tram - Soundtrack 137- sound event
Siri Austeen (N) invites you for a trip through Oslo on a tram in which a diversity of sound sources are amplified and presented live during the ride.
Departure from Olav Ryes plass, Grünerløkka: 19.30h. Goes further to Jernbanetorget 19:37, Aker Brygge 19:43, Majorstua 19:53h, Stortorvet 20:10, Olav Ryes plass 20:18h with reservation in case of traffic jam.
Soundtrack 137 stops at all stations - free entrance, welcome aboard!

Tuesday 15.09.09

Deichman library, Grunerløkka at 18:00h

Bike Circuit -workshop

Bike ride will take place, and all the participants will have a recording device to record the installation material live-on-tape.
By Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl
Sign up for participation by 10th September at info@misplay.se

Wednesday 16.09.09

Deichman library, Grunerløkka at 18:00h
Noise and the Imagination - panel discussion
'Noise' is a subjective term. 'Sound' is neutral. The panelists will discuss noise pollution in the modern urban and natural environment and the phsycological processes we use to translate and deal with the noise.
By Mike Harding (UK) with Ole Anton Engen and Jana Winderen.
Deichman library, Grunerløkka at 19:30h

Blind Field Recordings – performance
Jana Winderen will introduce and give a 20 minute performance of "blind field recordings" from certain locations in Oslo city center and surrounding environments. fish in Bjørvika, bats by Østensjøvannet, electromagnetic fields around shops or inaudible frequencies right around your nearest street corner...

Thursday 17.09.09

Deichman library, Grunerløkka at 12:00-16:00h
Virtual Mirror – Sound -workshop
Giving space a voice
The workshop will be oriented towards the realization of Virtual Mirror - Sound as a performative human intervention. It will result in an event where a few participants will borrow their ears and voices to the interior space of Deichman public library, and consciously articulate its ambient sounds, possibily in combination with a prototype of a mechanical module.
By Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SL)

Deichman library, Grunerløkka at 17:00h
Bike Circuit --installation and presentation
Artist presentation of installation. All recordings will be broadcast to radios. The radios will be movable, in order for visitors to shuffle them around and try to follow the formations of the bikers and thereby the flow of perspectives, stories, positions.
By Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl

Thorvald Meyersgt 61 at 18:40-20:00h
Reality Soundtrack –moving sound intervention in public spaces
We are looking for participants in the public sound intervention Reality Soundtrack. The participants will be given a radio receiver and an Intervention Map, and asked to walk all together in a group, following the Intervention Map. If you have a portable FM radio receiver, you can bring one yourself.All the radio receivers transmit the same electronic composition, which is transmitted from Radio Nova at 19.00-20.00h
By Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
If you decide to participate, please send an email to office@ateliernord.no until 12.09.2009 with a header "Reality Soundtrack participant" and please specify if you are bringing your own radio or not.

Friday 18.09.09

Deichman library, Grunerløkka at 12:00-16:00h
Virtual Mirror – Sound -workshop
Giving space a voice
By Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Thorvald Meyersgt. 61 at 18.00h
Diary of a Stranger -performative reading and presentation
The project explores the social figure of “the stranger” as a way to engage the city of Oslo. In what way does the stranger perform within the urban environment, and in tracking the stranger might certain social demarcations and territorial boundaries be exposed? Through the circulation of a silent object planted within the city, the project introduces a secret intervention onto the streets, seeking to bring into relief narratives of strangeness.
By Brandon LaBelle (US)

Thorvald Meyersgt. 61 at 20.00h
Reality Soundtrack-presentation
By Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Saturday 19.09.09

Deichman library, Grunerløkka at 13.00 -14.00h
Virtual Mirror – Sound –event
Giving space a voice
Virtual Mirror - Sound is an architectural sound installation/intervention, which listens to ambient sound of a specific interior or exterior space, analyses it, and then tries to imitate and emit that sound back into the space.
By Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
If you decide to participate, please send an email to office@ateliernord.no until 12.09.2009 with a header "Virtual Mirror workshop". There are only a few participants needed for this workshop, so please sign up immiedately if you want to join!

Thorvald Meyersgate 61 at 14:30h
Hum of the tram - Soundtrack 137 -presentation
By Siri Austeen




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