Performance, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Abend der Sirenen – New music and performance,
Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel



The composition and sound research project Sound in Transition is based on an association of universities with cultural venues and functions as a digital artistic experimental laboratory in which audiovisual sound installations and compositions are created. The basic structure of the project is collective and democratic. The participants compose and improvise with each other, discuss and develop new audiovisual forms of design. In this way, the students gain access to improvisational and experimental forms of design in the artistic field in an aesthetically playful and exploratory manner and can gain experience with digital media as instruments and production tools. The project will culminate in a series of audiovisual events at 3 locations, in which digital and performative elements combine and address the boundaries between physical presence and absence.
Through listening, events, range, spaces, as well as their density, complexity and changeability are revealed to us in a special way. Based on the acoustic exploration of urban sound environments and the collection of sound material, sound compositions are to be conceived with students, which particularly focus on structures and changes of urban space. The focus will be on structures and changes in urban space. A new, process-oriented mediation format will be developed, which can also be implemented under pandemic conditions or location-independently and supra-regionally. The work process as well as the final audiovisual presentation forms focus on digital and media formats and link them in performances and temporary installations at the 3 locations Kiel, Lüneburg, Lauenburg. Central to this is the investigation of how digital and analog worlds are consciously combined and how aesthetic practices, forms, content can be developed as hybrid formats in the context of current media culture. In interaction with the architecture on site, moving, living spaces/formats are created in which the boundary between digital and non-digital becomes blurred. The project includes the theoretical fields of cultural, media and educational sciences, sound studies and mediation, as well as free art, guest contributions and a joint artistic-practical work. The exchange between the participants takes place on a digital platform developed within the project. The result is a digital network, an archive and a new kind of interactive collaboration.

Luigi Russolo (*1885, Portogruaro, Italien) and Udo Piatti with the invention „Intonarumori“

sound/idea (Distant Noise Edition), Sven Lüttgen, Hearing Group

Abend der Sirenen – New music and performance, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel

Sound, Space, Motion. Designing Soundobjects and Installations, Prof. Rolf Großmann

Field recordings, Soundscape Lauenburg, workshop Offenes Atelier at Künstlerhaus Lauenburg
in cooperation with Fritjof Mangerich

Performance, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Abend der Sirenen – New music and performance,
Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel

Participating artists

Heiko Maschmann, lecturer „Performance, Musik und Notation“ at Muthesius-Kunsthochschule, Kiel, Ensemble Klangrauschen / Ensemble Reflexion K.
Sven Lütgen, Zentrum für Medien, Sound Studies / Intermedia und Raumstrategien, Muthesius-Kunsthochschule Kiel
Benjamin Stumpf, artist, coordination Offenes Atelier Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

Other participants:

Prof. Dr. Rolf Grossmann, Institut für Kultur und Ästhetik Digitaler Medien (ICAM), Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg
Prof. Dr. Michael Ahlers, Institut für Kunst, Musik und ihre Vermittlung (IKMV), Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg
Anne Steinhagen, lecturer Freie Kunst, Klasse für Medienkunst, Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel

The project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein.

Sound research and composition at three institutions

Offene Atelier im Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, Leuphana Univ. Lüneburg and Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel

You can find out more about the topic via the online platform which, as a “tool”, enables the interdisciplinary work of the institutions with the common topic of “sound research” and makes it presentable.