New collaboration

I am just starting a collaboration with the dancer and coreographer Anna Bergström. We are going to make a performance in an open space in a public health care institution in the Gothenburg region. More info to come.

Hur låter Vara

Präglatröska

Right now my project Hur låter VaraThe Sound of Vara – is on show at the library in the town Vara. Vara is a country side town a bit more than an hour drive north east from Gothenburg.

The project has been going on since August 2013 and the exhibition ends the project. I have been working with various groups of various ages in Vara with listening excercises and collecting sound. The groups has been all from school-kids recording sounds from their school yard to farmers on the country side recording sounds from their neighbourhood and old and new tools.

The most interesting result from the project is the stories that the activity of talking about and collecting sounds started.

Utställningen lyssning

Lagerhuset

Varabygdens Simsällskap

Sound Bingo

ljudbingoLast weekend I had sound bingo for kids at Konsthallen in Gothenburg. I played a sound from my collection of field-recordings and then they had to guess which image it belonged to. Candy for images in a row. It turned out it was equally difficult and fun for both kids and parents. I will most likely make a sound and visual representation bingo for adults in the future.

Hörlursriggen on tour

Hörlursriggen KåkenJust came back from a short tour with the project Hörlursriggen. Hörlursriggen is technically a portable set of 40 headphones and headphone amps. It is a possibility to set up a stage anywhere – without disturbing anyone. It is also a different way of experiencing sound – with others but still in your own space. I organized the tour with Kultur i Väst and we invited Joel Brindefalk, Sara Hallström, Johan Landgren, Lise-Lotte Norelius and myself to do music, soundscapes, poetry and performance for headphones.

Mind the volcano through headphones

Last Saturday my project Hörlursriggen was supporting Goto80 and Raquel Meyers with headphones at their performance Mind the volcano at Textival in Gothenburg. Hörlursriggen is a project where I (and others) set up concerts and happenings where the sound is played through 40 pairs of headphones. Right now we are planning a headphone tour in the fall 2012 with various invited artist. A video based on similar material as used in Mind the volcano can be found at chipflip.org.