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Art’s Birthday 2010 / Sobralasolas!

Parasite Radiopera for Live, Streamed and Recorded Sounds

Die sechs Künstler von Sobralasolas! bewegen sich durch reale und imaginäre Klangwelten. (Jérôme Joy & Caroline Bouissou)
Die sechs Künstler von Sobralasolas! bewegen sich durch reale und imaginäre Klangwelten. (Jérôme Joy & Caroline Bouissou)

Compositions by Jérôme Joy, Dinahbird, Caroline Bouissou, Björn Eriksson, Kaffe Matthews, Emmanuelle Gibello with winks from Gregory Whitehead. Produced by Deutschlandradio Kultur and European Broadcasting Union in cooperation with

Sunday, January 17th, 2010
Pfefferberg Haus 13
Door: 21 h
Concert: 21.30 h

SOBRALASOLAS! is a radio opera for live, streamed and recorded sounds.
This project, which began in 2007, gathers a international group of sound artists who through network collaboration and performances are in the process of developing a series of acousmatic episodes.

SOBRALASOLAS! does not have preestablished scenario, nor is there a story to be told. It is neither a documentary nor a radio testimony. It is a place for glossolalies and echolalias, on-the-fly recordings and ensemble audio improvisations.

SOBRALASOLAS! intercuts collected and improvised sounds with the aim of recreating a new listening & soniferous environment that is both
fictional and real, time-specific and site-specific.

Episode 1 (2007-2009) was based on a series of remote live streamed sessions and sound file exchanges between players that were composed and released on CD (AVATAR/Ohm) in August 2009.

This new episode will take the form of a live network performance. The performers, each based in different areas of the world, will improvise live, according to a loosely defined score that team have been developing. As the performance unfolds the listener discovers a multitude of possible stories and un-imaginable exchanges.


Caroline Bouissou is a french artist based in Marseilles (France) : video, installations and sound performances. She's currently involved in different collective projects : Labenpolspon (laboratoire en politique spontanée), Medit (marche & démarche artistique), Congrès Provisoire. Her works have been presented in Europe (Belgium, France, Bulgaria, Japan) for festivals and various art residencies (Radio Grenouille Marseilles, Centre Frans Masereel Brussels, Listhaskoli Islands Reykjavik Iceland, Koganecho Art Center, etc.).

Dinahbird is a radio artist and feature maker living and working in Paris and London. She makes radio programmes, audio publications, installations, and soundtracks.
Recent commissions include Recent commissions include When Silence Sings, a composed soundscape for BBC Radio 3's "Between the Ears", Natures Construites, an audio/video collaboration that documents urban transformation in Northern Paris, The Music Machine, a programme about the ondioline, one of the first electronic synthesisers for BBCR4, Moskova, a sound/video collaboration that documents the evolution and growth of a new city garden during its first year, and Songs of the Brewery, an in-situ sound installation for Cork, European Capital of Culture, 2005. Works have been played on BBCR4, France Culture's Atelier de Création Radiophonique, Resonance FM and on Kunst Radio.
Her work, which can be described as plundersonics, is inspired by the sounds and the people who surround her. The result is a montage of personal interviews, found, plundered and manipulated sounds, minimal beats and electronic music. She has performed live in the Pompidou Centre and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Björn Eriksson (aka Miulew) makes electronic and acoustic experiments including field recordings and radio art. Björn has also during the last 10 years been doing a lot of electronic music in different contexts, among them together with the Tapegerm Collective under artist name International Garbageman. Besides making electronic music he also plays acoustic and electric music in different contexts. Björn is also exploring new possibilities with new media platforms like different web2.0 and web3d applications. One example of this is the virtual collaborations with Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (AOM) - Andreas Müller, Thomas Detlef, Shintaro Miyazaki, Harold Schellinx, Peter Mertens, Chris Wittkowsky, Leif Inge, Nathalie Fougeras, Sachiko Hayashi, Pauline Oliveros, etc. AOM is an virtual orchestra in Second Life that have about 15 members all over world. They play different new music that are composed by the members. They only use virtual instruments and in-world sounds but we often appears in mixed reality situations/events. His method to make music is often varied and formed by what tools and sounds, instruments he has at hand. One could call his method improvisational in choosing methods. One thing he would like to experiment with is recording more sounds from nature and microacoustics. Another thing he wants to explore more is wireless sound transmitters in collaborative and feedbacked networks.

Emmanuelle Gibello graduated from l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne with a Masters in visual arts. Since 2001 she has been developing a practice which combines visual art and electronic music. New media technologies have become her tools of choice. She uses new technologies for field recordings. In addition, new technologies allow her to manage various media (sound, image, text...) in real time. Furthermore, new media has enabled her to produce work either for solo performances or works incorporating networks. Her field recordings are taken from both natural and urban contexts. Emmanuelle Gibello uses electronics tools: such as the Internet, video camera, microphones and modified microphones to explore concrete and synthetic sounds in all their different layers. This collection contains archival sounds from the quotidian as well as more thematic research conducted during her travels. This library is the starting point for her compositions and live sound mixing. Her work is also inspired by literature (Didier Anzieu, Samuel Beckett, Philippe K. Dick, Haruki Murakami...). Texts either have a simple inspirational function or are read and recorded to become a material in her repertoire. She questions the relationship between sound and image, soundscape and memory. She revisits urban space aesthetically through sound. She privileges broadcasting using the means of spatialisation and multi-diffusion, (quadraphony, octophony, acousmonium) or headphones, to provide a listening experience close to that of in the real world. She creates events of micro-chaos in the listening, disturbing the listener with sounds and making them doubt: the sound they hear, does it come from the work they are listening to, or outside? These parasite sounds permit the commitment of the listener; they are sounds of life. Through field recording of contemporary soundscapes, modified by Man, she attempts to offer a fresh perception of the complexity of the modern world. Her electroacoustic works take the form of live performance.

Jérôme Joy is a French composer and artist. Having delivered multiple performances of both instrumental and electro-acoustic music since the early 1980s, he has devised numerous international networked sound & music projects - Collective JukeBox, Collective Radio, PacJap, picNIC, pizMO, RadioMatic,, etc. - and events - the e-exhibition Lascaux2 in 1999, Disklavier concert Festival d'Automne Paris, Forum Hub on The Thing NYC, etc.
He is currently working on investigations about extended music (from instruments & apparatuses, to systems, interfaces & networks) and the exploration of the soniferous state of networks centred on listening experiences & manufactures. His work is rooted in the practice and the conception of live composition as a sonic exploration of time-specific and site-specific public situations in investigating electronic production, field recording & improvisation & radiophony, programming & streaming technologies, performed & networked systems, online shared databases & sound/music collectives, and netmusic. In recent years he has been invited in many international festivals and events worldwide and various granted residency status in USA, Egypt and Japan, and he has published several articles and papers in revues and proceedings. He's currently working on several projects: NMSAT (Networked Music & SoundArt Timeline) drawing on an archeology of listening in History and in contemporary era (research within Locus Sonus that he co-directed with Peter Sinclair and Anne Roquigny ; "Distance Listening - Internet auditoriums, A new paradigm of the listening into the contexts of networked music and sound art"; Sobralasolas! of course; a series of duo performances and improvised concerts that began two years ago with Emmanuelle Gibello (PIM project), Julien Ottavi, Eric Leonardson, Kaffe Matthews, Magali Babin, etc.
His music and works are available on Metamkine, Tiramizu , Apo33 Fibrr Records, Editions è®e Paris and on various websites.

Kaffe Matthews was born in Essex, England, and lives and works in London. She Matthews has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music since 1990. She is acknowledged as a leading figure and pioneer in the field of electronic improvisation and live composition making on average 50 performances a year worldwide. In 1997 she established the label Annette Works, releasing the best of these events on the six cd's, cd Ann, cd Bea , cd cecile ,cd dd, cd eb and flo presenting an annual document of ever developing sound worlds.
Currently she is rarely performing, instead directing the collaborative research project Music for Bodies with multidisciplinary professionals and the community, bringing new music and some ideas about listening to everyone (NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship, 2005).
Kaffe has worked and performed with many artists worldwide including AGF, Ryoko Kuwajima, Eliane Radigue (The Lappetites -- Currently they work on an opera for 2009), David Muth, Shri, Mandy McIntosh, Zeena Parkins, Sachiko M, Brian Duffy, Leafcutter John, Janek Schaeffer, Ikue Mori, Marina Rosenfeld, Pan-Sonic, Alan Lamb, Christian Fennesz, and ongoing democractic stuggles with pan-European electronics orchestra MIMEO.
She has also been making a growing body of composed works through collaborations with a variety of people, things and processes -- Weightless Animals, Weather Made, Radio Cycle, The Marvelo Project --. Kaffe has become known for making site-specific sound works live : the site becoming her instrument -- Sonic Bed_London, Worldwide Bed project, taut Wires in the Australian outback (with Alan Lamb), Touching Concrete Lightly for MIMEO and the Oscar Niemeyeyer Pavilion 2003 Serpentine Gallery London, and in 2009 with sharks and conservation scientists on the Galapagos Islands.


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