Almost unsellable, yet very expensive, space-specific and space-consuming: sound art is still classic avant-garde, welcome to an audit, a new discovery or just another group exhibition that resists its own format: welcome to Freaky Avant Garde, with Carsten Aniksdal, Anne Marthe Dyvi, Eirik Havnes and Admir Korjenic.
Colombian artist Icaro Zorbar’s installation Shaping Lines at Lydgalleriet captures parallel and contradictory situations with recorded, sculptural and live material concerning the experience and endurance of time.
Edited from acoustic recordings of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions - clusters of simultaneously emitted tones from both ears of a single person.
In «Neonmeditasjoner», sensors and colour filters are used to transform colours and denominations into a sound image. This happens directly in the same way as the eye sees colours and denominations, and transmits the signals to our brain.
Performance starts at 7 pm; encounter the many stories told by eight kinetic sculptures and one human performer in For one – For many. Then experience an alternative physical reality in Alwynne Pritchard's Vitality Forms 7, and finaly meet the last and first of its kind in Heart(nothing).
Lydgalleriet and Ekko are proud to present Espen T. Hangård play a brand new live set Friday 2nd november, 8 pm!
Talk a bit, then we’ll check is a piece that takes off from choreography and its crucial work with time, its rearrangement of time period. Artistic work is seen substantially as a question of lifetime, working hours.
Cara Tolmie works from within the intersections of performance, music and moving image. Her works probe the site-specific conditions of performance-making by finding ways to vocalise and place her body that access the political and poetic capabilities of physical, written and musical languages.
Blue Rinse Portal Edition
Superare Sensibus is a one night event focusing on full contact perception.
In the piece TO SEE YOURSELF FROM THE OUTSIDE the two performers establish a system of verbalising movements.
Thresholds of the Algorithmicis both an exhibition and a workshop. Algorithms are everywhere, simultaneously as they are concealed. We might register them in as much as we notice the selection of advertisements or news posts that are suggested to us on social media. It is not quite as easy to understand how algorithms function – we accept, often unwittingly – their analyses and conclusions.
Hilde Marie Holsen's "Lazuli" is like an intense dialogue between composition and improvisation, where the interaction between sound and music is experimental and often challenging. Nevertheless, the music is perceived as complete, guided by destiny. And in many ways the result is monumental. To change one item is unthinkable.
Lydgalleriet presents the Turkish artist Cevdet Erek’s work with rhythm involving sound, objects and performance. The exhibition is centrered around Erek’s ongoing project Rulers and Rhythm Studies. Since 2007 Erek has developed a series of rulers that allows one to translate temporal patterns into spatial relations.
Blue Rinse Scattered Reflections Edition
Book launch party and free public conference
Described as «strung- out exercises in associative free thought: performance poetry that moves from the page to the voice, from speech to song, from song to signal, from signal to pure sound». Sue Tompkins draws on her experiences as lead singer with now disbanded post-punk group Life Without Buildings.
Sue Tompkins uses text and the printed word to represent both sound and meaning, and opens a new exhibition of her text on paper works at Lydgalleriet.
Lydgalleriet is launching two books on the 23rd Febuary.
Soundtrack for Webcams is an audiovisual installation by artist-composer Magnus Bugge that pairs real-time generated soundtracks with open webcam streams.
5-day Max 7 introduction: Max is a visual programming language for music and multimedia creation, often used by composers, performers, software designers, researchers and artists to create recordings, performances and installations.
Blue Rinse is a new concept delving into the performative side of the sonic arts, hosted by Lydgalleriet.
With a starting point in her ongoing exhibition NOÖSPHERE, Erin Sexton presents her artistic practice, work and methodologies in conversation with curator Julie Lillelien Porter. Erin Sexton is a Canadian artist who explores the poetics of theoretical physics and science fiction, imagining speculative futures through her play with materials, technology, and everyday objects.
NOÖSPHERE, a new installation by Erin Sexton, blurs the boundaries between bodies, minds, matter, and energy. Copper, crystal, foam, and other materials meet the sonification of brainwaves and their transmission via amateur radio.
For Lydgalleriet, Rhiannon Inman-Simpson and Johanna Lettmayer present blister / brumm, an auditive installation centering around the processes of translation from written language to spoken language to printed matter and back to spoken language.
The Riga based artist and composer Eirik Brandal will be showing his latest work the es-series at Lydgalleriet, a group of sculptures communicating wirelessly over Wi-Fi, composing in real time.
Only Expansion is an audio walk by Duncan Speakman developed in collaboration with Lydgalleriet in Bergen.
In "Works for listening", Tine Surel Lange has made a new series of electroacoustic works.
How do we listen, and how do you compose when the audience is surrounded by sound? Each year Borealis collaborates with the MULTI concert series to commission new works for multi-channel speaker setup, giving new musicians, composers and sound artists the opportunity to express themselves using spatial sound.
Throughout Borealis, composer and live coder Thor Magnusson and writer Bergsveinn Birgisson will be holding a workshop on writing and sound at Lydgalleriet.
For stadig å bli is a criterion for 15 separate voices, installed especially for the spces of Lydgalleriet. The piece explores notions such as listening and distance.
Radio Ferrante is a series of Skype conversations between Daniela Cascella, Natasha Soobramanien and guests, as well as audio recordings by additional contributors.
Smarginature is inspired by a selection of texts which explore or enact such language slippages and shifting subjectivities.
Niilas performed his commissioned piece "Winter" for the Ekko nr.13 festival. Bethan Kellough joined in for a three dimensional ambisonics evening in Norway's only 24-speaker showroom.
This autumn, Lydgalleriet has existed for 10 years. To mark this, a group of artists are invited to create new works
Together with writer Daniela Cascella and visual artist Dominique Hurth, Lydgalleriet invites you for a conversation in three movements around the materials of their making and writing through surfaces and voicing, interference and resonance, bodies and shadows.
By way of reading the artistic book my steps 12.12.2005 - 1.1.2006, the project establishes a relationship with the opus of the conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn (Suriname/Netherlands), whose many works address the (im)measurability and materiality of the distances and their archivisation through the process of counting his one's own steps.
Kari Telstad Sundet completes her master's degree at the Grieg Academy and will therefore invite to the final concert.
Lull is a new audio installation by the Norwegian-American artist Camille Norment, created specifically for Lydgalleriet. The work has the cradle as conceptual and thematic starting point.
The tracks are made from sounds recorded from the artist’s immediate surroundings (both more and less subtle, foreground and background sounds), often combined with sounds of her voice and electric violin.
Rie Nakajima and Keiko Yamamoto constitute the performance duo O Yama O. The two artists and performers are inspired by Japanese folk culture, myths and rituals, as well as everyday, non-spectacular sound worlds.
A commission by Julian Skar explores doubt and ultimate freedom. Kari Telstad Sundet's new piece is film music for a film which doesn't exist – apart from behind the listener's own eyelids.
Rie Nakajima builds mobiles and ecosystems of sounding objects in which different mechanisms overlap and influence each other.
Lydgalleriet and BEK - Bergen Center for Electronic Art presents concert with circular music from the composers Trond Lossius (NO), Joseph Anderson (US) and especially invited Julia Hanadi Al-Abed (FR / SY).
Mechanical waves like sound transport energy in systems and as energy transfer, the physical configuration of the system changes. The exhibition consists of a series of objects where the tracking of the changes for
Nocturnes is an audiovisual project in two parts, by the French artist duo Les Baltazars. The protagonist is fleeting, transcient, and beautiful fog. Light, wind, fog and sound shapes peculiar experiences in time and space.
A sculptural sonic landscape within which the audience may listen and observe as materials come alive, and manifest into music.
The Hybridity and Synaesthesia exhibition features works that push at the edges of literature and other art forms. These works appeal to other aspects of the sensorium than those we typically associate with reading for example involving haptic sensation, touch-based interactivity, innovative audio elements, interactive images, or locative technologies.
In the course of a week, eight youngsters between the ages of 15 and 18 will work together with the artists Roar and Kjersti Sletteland at Lydgalleriet to create a major installation.
Listening into writing, reading into writing take shape in F.M.R.L. through a collection of short texts, fragments and deranged essays, with attention to pacing and linguistic derives.
The Swedish artist Erik Bünger is internationally recognized for his unique, thought-provoking and fascinating examinations of the nature of the human voice. Taking examples from film, music and popular culture, Bünger’s work explores often surprising side-effects of modern communication technologies such as the telephone and the phonograph and revolves around strange and even diabolic phenomena such as a voice without a body and talking machines.
Book launch and presentation by author Brandon LaBelle
The sleep performance MicroSleepDub is about micro sound, architecture and urbanism. It’s a research and recording project, and a durational performance built around a sound composition for dub plates.
At this concert the audience will be surrounded by 27 loudspeakers playing works by Bergen based composer Thorolf Thuestad and others. The concert is part of the project MULTI which presents and develops music for 3D audio, focusing on ambisonics.
For many years Japanese sound artist and improviser Tomoko Sauvage has been working on a self-developed instrument through exploring different forms and states of water, their electro-acoustic features and emerging phenomena, such as feedback-creating, waving drones.
The development of the project ”Small wrists” is centered on the notion of “social bandit” as coined by the British Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm. The social bandit is a type of criminal that exists and operates on the margins and illegality of society.
This much anticipated project initiated by Daniela Cascella, takes the form of a collection of newly commissioned texts and sounds alongside a collection of pre-existing ones, will be available to browse at Lydgalleriet Bergen for the four-week duration of the project.
The four meet to perform Flø’s piece "Analogikk" based on an "archaeological" and self made electronic musical instrument consisting of analog circuits. The music will combine compositional ideas from contemporary music's great pioneers, such as Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis, but will also take on the inspiration of modern particle physics and the romantic landscape paintings.
Welcome to the exhibition opening and concert: EKKO FESTIVAL NO.11!
Their output spans a spectrum of forms including videos, performance & live music, sculpture & installation, often extending beyond the computer screen. Each of them using a dirent approach and aesthetic, they have in the past collaborated on- and offline.
Dreamspaces is a live audiovisual installation made in collaboration with architect and media artist Alessandra Zucchi and inspired by twentieth-century artists’s works particularly focused on the relationship between human body and architectural space (Dan Flavin, Le Corbusier, Anish Kapoor, Maurice Agis, Verner Panton, Marian Zazeela, James Turrell).
As a point of departure the exhibition Room Tone has been concerned with appropriating the spacial awkwardness of the room.
As part of the Multi concert series 2014
These narratives form the base for the exhibition Skog and Hegre at work while the ways in which they will take shape remains an open call. The project will evolve throughout the duration of the exhibition in a process in which the public is invited to participate. One thing is certain: there will be noise, lots of noise, hard work and thoughts suspended in time and space.
Artistic program at Østre in connection with Festspillstredet 2014.
In Mikrophonie, Lemur explores the musical possibilities found inside the ensemble instruments.
Samples of inclinations as an ongoing project but for particularly for this exhibition samples of an inclination, includes four pieces of sculpture by Tolga Balci.
The installation Doppelgänger re-contextualizes sound of the social space in to an immersive metal construction.
“BERGEN TRACKS” is a collection of audio-guide- and score-pieces which are as much tailored to a specific place as they are generic.
‘Photophon’ is an installation based on intensive acoustic research of the photoacoustic effect.
Kosmos Wurlitzer is a machine made up of custom built pneumatic elements to create an automatic organ which plays star constellation map-plates.
CONCERT: HANDMADE ELECTRONICS BY NICOLAS COLLINS AND BERGEN IMPRO STORBAND
Empty Vessels (1997) belongs to a series of works in which Alvin Lucier studies the resonance characteristics of the smallest interior spaces.
Jonsson and Lidén explore material memory, from slag and of nuances of blackness, coal and iron from geographical cavities between nature, ideas and technologies and how history works way through its forms.
Lydgalleriet's concert series Non Frontal presents surround sound experiences. The evening's concert consists of electronic music from Modality - a network of composers, programmers and soundtrackers working in Bergen in November. American Jeff Carey has visited Bergen's scenes for electronic music since 2006 (Nattjazz, Ekko, Borealis, Pixel). The concert is a co-production between BEK and Lydgalleriet.
The exhibition is titled «Light Crossing Light» with a background as an artist, curator and industrial electrician Morten Kvamme used different approaches to investigate the technical framework of artificial light
Lydgalleriet presents Kollisjonsindeks, a multi-media collective that embodies the sound, meaning, language, and visualization of the mechanics. An arsenal of smaller machines and sculptural objects is part of a more or less controlled sound and physical interaction. Installation, concert, staging and text in an expression.
Binatone Galaxy is an installation for multiple used cassette players which looks on their obsolescence as an opportunity to reconsider their functional potential.
The installation by Gordon Monahan consists of several speakers that are converted into acoustic, sound-producing apparatus that as a whole, produces music.
A conference about presenting, documenting, collecting and archiving sound based contemporary art.
The new venue Østre, a collaboration between Ekko and Lydgalleriet, opens October 5th at 8 PM, with Martin Messier’s Sewing Machine Orchestra. Lydgalleriet and Ekko have been working for almost two years to reconstruct the old building to a perfect space for sound art and electronic music. Finally we have an opening date and are proud to show the brilliant installation by Martin Messier
MUU FOR EARS Event at Lydgalleriet in Bergen offers a unique opportunity to experience new innovative music and sound art. During the event following artists from the CD compilation will perform: Trond Lossius and Joonas Siren.
In the occation of Radio 1001´s (Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult) tour in Norway, Lydgalleriet is arranging an evening in the name of the radio.We will start at 7 pm in Lydgalleriet (NB: Skostredet 16!) where Maia Urstad will present her work ‘Meanwhile, in Shanghai …’. Then Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult will continue with a concert at Cafeen in Skostredet 12
Lydgalleriet presents two new works of art developed through the European Sound Art Resonance network. The work draws in its own way alternates on time and simultaneity and fills two rooms in the audio gallery's temporary premises in Skostredet 16.
To the Kinetica Art Fair 2012, Lydgalleriet brings three Norwegian artists with their distinct projects: Christian Blom: Al-Khowarizmi's Mechanical Orchestra (2011), Tore Honoré Bøe: Acoustic Laptops (ongoing-2012) og Atle S Nilsen: Escaping the Loop (2008)
In a large retrospective, Lydgalleriet shows almost 30 works of the German sound sculpture pioneer Peter Vogel, with works from 1975-2011.
Lydgalleriet and +3DB Records presents three of the kingdom's greatest improvisers.
Robin Hayward's Nouveau Saxhorn Nouveau Basse (2010) is composed for his specially crafted tuba and 7 speakers placed in a sensible system in relation to room acoustics. The room is the instrument of the sound, its size, decor, the features of the surface and the body of the audience adds sound-specific qualities to the sound, making every concert experience unmistakably unique. In Hayward's music, the room becomes a beacon in the concerts, where the sound masses develop in a slow course, as a meditation of the acoustics of the place. At the same time, the tuba tones clamp into each crutch and hook and expand the microtonal universe.
In collaboration with the Ekko Festival and Nabovarsel Lørdag the 15th of October, the Ekko after party will contain "post-dubstep" from Appleblim.
Henke has collaborated with Bauder (a media artist and designer based in Berlin) for Atom - 64 large helium filled balloons with built-in LED lights manipulated through the periodic patterns of the music being created.
This years festival exhibition is titled Minimal and consists of works from artists such as Peter Vogel, Joyce Hinterding and Tristan Perich.
Stefan Rummel's new work Articulated Chambers was shown inside the gallery room in the corner of USF Verftet. Rummel uses strings in his work, in this piece strings that do not produce sound, more specifically silicone strings. As a mixture of the chameleon's tongue and the spider's net, the silicone strings are attached to various vibrating elements in the gallery, including a large bass speaker. The installation is a further development of an installation in Maastricht in May 2011, where two large boxes were located on a pier by the river Maas, which flows through the city.
Al-Khowarizmi’s mechanical orchestra consists of bells, strings, horns and flute...s. These instruments are managed by small motors which in turn are controlled by microcontrollers and a computer.
PNEK and Lydgalleriet collaborate on a unique concert using film / celluloid as a starting point.
There will be live cassette music in Knudsen & Træens specially designed car in connection with the opening of the KASSETT exhibition on October 15th. The car runs every half hour and can accommodate 3 passengers.
The KASSETT exhibition tells a story that has not yet been told. The audio gallery gives you a historical overview of cassette exchange in Norway, and follows the lines in Norwegian cassette culture until the present cassette renaissance.
Since 1989 Sam Auinger and Bruce Odland( O+A) have been researching the properties of sound in urban spaces. In their installations they react to the soundscape of public spaces with subtle acoustic transformations, thus changing the way a place is perceived. The artistic method O+A developed to transform urban sounds in realtime, is based on the principle of „resonance“.
Three new works by Zimoun and Flo Kaufmann will be presented in their first exhibition in Scandinavia.
The piece is a speaker installation which feeds on concerts played in the exhibition space. The sound of the concerts is recorded and chewed, digested, restructured and redistributed into the speakers as a metabolistic installation.
What happens to live expression and improvisation when it has to be related to a gallery? What is being added when transcribing or transforming linear, location-specific pathways into an individual experience area? How does a stage musician relate to installative processes?
We are very proud to be able to present two of the most important artists in apparatus art in Norway for the first time.
The 2009 sound gallery includes work by the following artists: Hildegard Westerkamp, Sam Salem, Michael McLoughlin, Robin Edwards, Annie Goh, Eric De Luca, Slavek Kwi, Mark Vernon. The collage will also include work from last year’s gallery including John Wynne, Tomoko Sauvage, Spax, La Horrox, Marcus Jones and Paul Rudy.
An unimaginable combo concert, with two insanely good performers in each field
Lydgalleriet presents Jeff Carey and his music in two versions: as electro-instrumentalist and as composer of electroacoustic works.
This 5 day workshop is designed for 8-10 people, possibly with a background in sound, but with no previous electronics experience. They are shown how to use simple objects from our modern environment (resistors, capacitors, transistors, LEDs, integrated circuit chips…) to design and build their own personal, customized primitive noise synthesizers.
After 1 1/2 year in the same building, we are expanding to use one more floor, the 1st, with a group exhibition of some of the founding artists and their guests.
Felix Thorn is a very young musician who has built his automated instruments in the room at home in South London. The instruments are controlled by a computer and play his compositions, like a modern automated orchestra.
This piece misuses the techniques of radio feature-making to construct a number of freshly-pasted panels of sound.
This Norwegian trio plays sound and play improvisation music that has references to traditional jazz music, Asian music as well as abstract soundscapes.
We have collected our favorites in the drone music to thirteen sun loungers with each work. This is not a historical review. Neither does it cover the whole field. It is simply a result of the sound galleries' overall drone experiences.
Håvard has been the hallmark of many fine projects in recent years, among other things. Rockettothesky, in quartet with Ole Henrik Moe, Kari Rønnekleiv and Daniel Meyer Grønvold and with various foreign improvisers. Tonight he presents his solo project for the first time in Bergen, and we can expect a subtle and unique combination of electronic and acoustic sounds.
PARABOL - A series of sound works at Gallery 3,14 curated by Lydgalleriet throughout 2009.
Lydgalleriet is pleased to announce a group exhibition with the Ny Musikk Composer Group. Composers are used to relate to specialized sites, such as concert hall. In a gallery context, completely different aspects of the artwork are highlighted and the audience can become familiar with these young composers in a new arena. We have called the exhibition Composers in Space, with a view both of the unfamiliar and the new romance composers here to relate to.
We are happy to be part of the PIKSEL 08 festival, with four works exhibited on the ground floor.
Holiday in Arcadia is a group show that combines works that play on performances about another place.
Two acts: SLW and Akiyama/Taxt/Lønning/Reinertsen. SLW (Sound Like Water) is: Lucio Capece (AG), Toshimaru Nakamura (JP), Burkhard Beins (DE) and Rhodri Davies (UK).
Lydgalleriet is very pleased to present Ingvild Langgaard's first solo exhibition in Norway with the exhibition Wonders Beyond Yonder.
The Owl Project opened a new solo show at Lydgalleriet Friday the 12th at 19. The Sound Lathe, many different ilogs, an mlog and an log1k will be on display in their first solo exhibition of these pieces.
Arturas Bumšteinas is coming to show BLUR, a five-channel video work based on scrolling and film music from the five films about Hannibal Lecter.
With a newly acquired monster bass system purchased by Bent in Motorpsycho, the instruments are installed in the Lydgalleriet's new giant loudspeaker. The result is unpredictably high - a concert for body and mind - an installation of live sound and critical good-watt levels.
At Lydgalleriet we are looking forward to an octoponic intimate version of BJNilsen's field recording and Hildur's cello loops and delicate sound processing.
Origami Boe and Lee Patterson performed a fantastic concert at the loft on Friday, March 7th. Around 50 people filled the space with high concentration and open ears.
This year's first exhibition is curated by James Beckett, on the theme of Sirens. It is part of the Borealis festival.
We test the potential of sound art as a Christmas present and have invited 10 Norwegian artists to deliver a new work with Christmas as a backdrop. The works are quite small, quite transportable and fits nicely under every Christmas tree!
Jean-Pierre Gauthier (CA) has come to Bergen to set up a new edition of Effondrements / Crash at Lydgalleriet. Gauthier makes strange and subtle kinetic installations of everyday materials, usually of things he finds near the exhibition site. Effondrements / Crash fills the entire first floor of Lydgalleriet's eastern section with hovering, dancing and circling buckets and lid among flying isopor balls.
Amanda Steggell's amazing organ comes to Lydgalleriet in Bergen! We have invited a number of rock musicians to treat this very special instrument.
We are extremely proud to announce the opening of this year’s largest show. Sleppet is a commission from Grieg07 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Edvard Grieg’s death. The exhibition is the result of a field trip to the western coast of Norway this spring and includes new works of Chris Watson, Jana Winderen, Bjarne Kvinnsland, Steve Roden, Marc Behrens and Natasha Barrett.
Back in Track is curated by Line Halvorsen and presents works by Tova Mozard, Sandra Truté Nim-Jo Chung, Pedra Gomez-Egana, Marco Bruzzone, Charlotte Thiss-Evensen and Paul Leslie Grffiths. The exhibition is a collaboration with Galleri Rekord in Oslo.
SNIKK SNAKK - Snikk Snakk is a multi-disciplinary club night where literature, music and video and sound art are the three main elements. Snikk Snakk invites both artists with established concept, and performers who experiment with new expressions and constellations.
Lydgalleriet gives premiere to a work by Christian Blom. Blom is influenced by the French baroque composer Francois Couperin’s 25e ordre: La Visionaire. Couperin is the starting point for baroque variations and interpretations. Dance, video, electronics and a baroque ensemble.
Under Borealis, Maia Urstad, Jørgen Larsson, Jørgen Træen, Thorolf Thuestad, Paris-based sound artist Leon Milo and Jana Winderen from Oslo, has created LYDBANK at Sparebanken Vest. The project is inspired by sounds that give banks their inner and outer life. All bankruptcies have their own sound - for example, in ATMs, banknotes, counters, telemachines, or just old fashioned sounding coins ...
Christmas Soirée with five installations and concerts.
Høstlyd was a mini festival for experimental sound, over the course of a week in Østre Skostredet 3 and Landmark
Marc Pichelin, Xavier Charles and Ivar Grydeland played a concert based on their sound gathering field trip to the north of Norway in June 2006. Xavier Charles also prepared a small sound installation with vibrating surfaces.
"The exhibition aims to show the breadth and quality of what is happening within Bergens well-established sound art scene while we have invited some nice guests over the mountain.
One full day of curated muzak for the shopping mall Galleriet in Bergen. The public speaker system in the whole mall played ambient and furniture music ranging from Eric Satie to Brian Eno.The selection was curated by Erlend Hammer and Steinar Sekkingstad.