Jacob Kirkegaard has received international attention for his artistic ventures into "hidden" acoustic spheres. Using accelerometers and other scientific equipment, he explores those resonant spaces that usually remain inaccessible to sense perception.
Born in 1975 in Denmark, Kirkegaard relocated in 2007 to Berlin. In January 2006 Jacob graduated with a master's degree from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne Germany. He has also taught at the Royal Academy of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark.
While his sound art is released by the British label Touch, his installations have been presented, among other places, at Kiasma in Finland, at Diapason Gallery in New York City, Museum of Freud's Dreams in Russia and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark. Among his numerous collaborators are Jim Thirlwell (Aka Foetus), CM von Hausswolff, Ann Lislegaard and Philip Jeck.
For the Triangle Project in Istanbul Jacob Kirkegaard will evoke and amplify the resonance of The Hall that is a former Armenian Church, using a technique he has refined through the last two years. The technique, which can be heard in his work AION (created inside the Exclusion zone in Chernobyl as seen in below image) is to layer the sound of a seemingly silent but resonant space, in order to evoke its subtle vibrations.
The sonic outcome will be shaped by the physical proportions exhibition space and the life outside it. And in that way turn the exhibition space into the art work it self.
Project website http://secretsounds.dk
Jeg bevæger mig mellem lydkunst og popmusik. min musik er dramatisk og samtidig sjov, dansabel og tranceable. fortiden arbejder jeg meget med tromme maskinne og sampling af min stemme.
Jeg har gennem tiden arbejdet tæt sammen med andre komponister/lydkunstnere så som , Jan Arlt i gruppen THE LOVERZ , Jakob Kirkegaard i gruppen ÆTER og FM Einheit i gruppen GRY, og har med dem udgivet div plader.
Gry at The Hall in Istanbul
jeg har også har en lille film på 12 min
experimental film hvor jeg synger med dyr elefanter, fugle, svin og køer optaget i indien
In the beginning Heidi was experimenting with recording herself singing inside a washing machine, rebuilding a telephone receiver into a microphone, hooking up with a walkie-talkie system and more.
Heidi makes colorful and textured songs with a nerdy and charming approach; the songs travel through sound experiments and visit seriousness vs. self-irony in a twisted pop production. Add emotional overdrive with a mentalist flavor and a radiating energy.
Heidi was on her second US + CAN tour in June 2007. Don't Lonely Me is Heidi's second album Released July 2007.
At The Hall in Istanbul
Sound artist Mikkel Meyer (born 1977) specializes in the translation and transformation of musical material. He has previously exhibited and performed live in USA, United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden, both solo and with other artists. As well as producing radio art for ResonanceFM and Danish Radio, Mikkel Meyer also works with sound design for computer games.
Mikkel Meyer plays with the rules of musical structures. Sound is changed and evolved into time and space and transformed by looping microscopic samples and tone generators. With his homebuilt standing wave-detector, he works with the resonance of the environment, and through these processes the essence of materials is made audible, giving his compositions an overall physical presence in the room.
Read more at www.mikkelmeyer.dk
Real men do not dance. Is Karsten Pflum a real man? His music lies somewhere in the borderland between hard DnB, playful twisted electronica, and soulful soundscapes. He has made electronic music for the past decade, released records on various independent labels, and played numerous shows around Europe. Currently he lives and studies electronic music at the Academy in Aarhus.
Live his performance is a playful and outgoing display of old and new material. A trip through different electronica genres, with a driving urge towards the ultimate complex dance music.
”Flugten Fra År 2000”/Jenka/2005.
“Lire Skuffe”/Worm Interface/2002.
"Fuck Music, Easy"/Bohnerwachs/2007
"Karsten Pflum vs. Puzzleweasel"/Jenka 2005
"Stjernetur"/“Seesound – Look at the Music”/Museum of Contemporary Art Denmark/2002.
"Untitled" and "Te"/“Ambient Soho Vol. III”/Millenium Records/2002.
"MS-Horn"/“Rump Comp Volume One”/Rump/2005.
"Computer Weekend"/"Promotional Sampler-CD"/RKRLHJ001/2006.
"Klapjagt"/"Frie Børn Leger Bedst"/ART REBELS/2007
"DJ JENS (Pflum Edit)"/"Je M'apelle Mads Greatest Hits"/"BAM Denmark A/S/2007
"Pflum Laver Kringle"/"Analogik For Perlehøns"/Auditory Designs/2006.
Karsten playing with, from the left; Johan Afterglow, Heidi Mortenson, Hvad Man/Kid Kishore & Rosa Lux
At The Hall in Istanbul.
Puzzleweasel is the sonic output of Peter Dahlgren. Originally swedish, the puzzleweasel was brought up around europe in Zurich, Amsterdam and Stockholm and now resides in Aarhus, Denmark. Where he started churning out his music in 2001. Fueled by years of dance floor attendance at raves and jungle/ dnb venues he started sculpting away at his intricate take on beat programming. Quickly getting recognition for his uncompromising sound and overwhelming presence on stage. He was release on Kid606´s heavy weight label Tigerbeat6 in 2002, and later personally recommended by Venetian Snares for release on Sublight records. Where his lastest records had just been released, "exo-grid". Always pushing the boundaries of rhythm and sonic possibilities, puzzleweasel's compositions are dense storms of, complex brain wave manipulating wonderment. Fusing IDM, dubstep, breakcore with all things experimental, leaving your synapses tingling and ankles wrecked.
Danish-Indian Kid Kishore (Albertslund Terror Korps) is from the Copenhagen underground.
Kid Kishore mainly plays his own tracks a combination of India, UK bass and Danish Ghetto terror techno.
He describes his music as: Perker Tech (Danish Ghetto Tech), Hardcore Bhangra Mash-Up.
From the performance at THE HALL
The danish band Teppop is notorious for its absurd and highly entertaining live act including lots of distortion, karaoke, circuit bends, gabber techno and strange vocals.
Teppop at THE HALL in Istanbul
Member of Teppop at ABC NO RIO in New York during Triangle Performance
Catchy synth melodies is succeeded by mock euro dance in double speed, mehter music, and a bizarre fascination with the former Soviet Union lurks beneath the surface.
Teppop has released an album on Escho (DK) and appeared on various compilations from V/Vm test (UK) and Wrong Music (UK)
MIKKO MANSIKKALA JENSEN
Born 1976 Helsinki, Finland. Lives and works in Århus, Denmark.
Sound artist, composer and organizer. Graduated from Jutland Academy of Fine Arts 2006. Operates solo under the names Soviet Subliminal Seduction and Pol Mod Pol. Founder and guitarist of the progressive stoner/doom band Double Space since 2002. Founder and chairman of the association for promotion of noise/experimental music Noisejihad 1997 - 2006. Co-founder of association for promotion of the electronic music scene in Århus EMMA 2003 and member of the board 2006 - 2007. Curator and organizer of the soundart exhibition "Folk kan godt li' noise, de ved det bare ikke" at Ridehuset, Århus April 2004. Co-curator of Sound Art Festival at Overgaden, Copenhagen August 2004. Editor of sound & art publications "Gø Selv" and "Røvbanan" 2002 - 2003. 100+ live performances in Denmark and throughout Europe in various constellations since 1996.
W¨ALDCHENGARTEN Jam (aka. Pol Mod Pol)
With the concept of a socalled jam band usually being highly technically skilled musicians getting together to accurately imitate music they didn't have the creative gift to make themselves and play as a band (ie. U2 Jam, Bryan Adams Jam, Tina Turner Jam, AC/DC Jam etc.) - maybe in conscious acceptance of the fact that they never will be able create anything worthwile listening to by their own means - and often with a primary object of making money on playing hit parades for live audiences. It seems even more absurd for sound artist Mikko Mansikkala Jensen to pick Wäldchengarten as the object of his own jam band. Wäldchengarten being highly critically acclaimed and one of the absolute top acts to emerge from the Danish noise/experimental scene, yet any talk of hit parade or even hit in commercial terms would be complete and utter nonsense. Never the less, the backward logics of Mikko Mansikkala Jensen's project Pol Mod Pol says it's probably one of the most obvious moves of all, and falls perfectly into line with previous humorous efforts to bring commercial pop culture into the challenging and to some lenght even hostile realm of the noise/experimental music. So bring your best dancing shoes!
LARS LUNDEHAVE HANSEN
Las has been working in the fields of ambient/drones and noise for the past decade, both as enthusiastic promotor of and dedicated performer in these fields. He co-founded legendary organization Noisejihad and is the catalyst behind danish renowned drone-act Wäldchengarten. The latter having a batch of highly acclaimed releases under their belt.
The usual works of Lars L. Hansen are often constructions, making a point of being constructions, that emit or react to sounds or noise. An attempt to explore the relations between timbre / room and reaction / experience.
Lars L. Hansen is graduated from Jutland Academy of Fine Arts, where he also recieved the award of distinction upon his departure. Read more on his very personal and completely out-of-date website: www.monoeffect.com
Søren Helvildt Raagaard (DK) 1967.
Working with the noises of human life and their expressions.
To make everyday noise appear as a storyline in a message, to perform these
actions and build a vision for the audience to interpretate.
I have done so since 1995 solo and with others: the Soundensemble Alarm112,
Radio Magica, fLeX fLuX, Streamflower, Copenhagen Art Ensemble.
In the beginning of this millennium we founded the radio program Radio Magica.
The program broadcasted FM from a tiny in Copenhagen.
Here people met. The sound of people was the core theme and the range of abruptly noises from the sound of dinnerconversations, demonstrations, dancefloors and the psycho geographic citywalks painted the picture of the sonic being of everyday life. Small talks, DJ'ing, slow food and master productions of a various electronic music and poetry where fundamental ingredients in this sonic soup.
Radio Magica is still; all that noise..
For the Triangle project Radio Magica becomes, as so many other times, the host of this vivid, wide and wild group of people. Producing an audio-space that layers itself inbetween the acts. Jusing soundscapes created from field recordings from the urban reality in Istanbul, Copehagen and New York as bridges.
Copyflex is the alias used by Norwegian Åsmund Boye Kverneland (b.1977). He works as a live musician, producer and dj. His main field of interest is that of club music based on noise and mashups. Noises being a term indicating the ferocity of the sounds presented as music and mashups being the sample style, where one or several sources of music is combined into one composition. His field of expression varies depending on where he works, which has enabled him to be active in any setting. At the Istanbul Biennial, he will spend his first days collecting turkish music, both new and traditional and conduct interviews with the participating artists and locals.
BITCHSLAP MAGAZINE was created with the intent of providing a platform for the rapidly expanding creative underground scene in Copenhagen. The magazine intends to build bridges and strengthen the already thriving scene by promoting art, music and random social commentary. It also aims to provoke thought into action by providing this platform and showing that projects only reach as far as the motivation that drives them. Anything is possible. Bitchslap will also be involved in interviewing various local artists, musicians, skateboarders and together with COPYFLEX's material, everything will be thrown together and presented in MASHUP THE WORLD in The Hall and in various nightclubs in Istanbul during the opening days.
Copylex at DIRTY in Istanbul playinh with DJ Saint Marcus (Christian Marcus)
Websites: myspace.com/copyflex myspace.com/bitchslapmag
Event: Copyflex and Bitchslap Magazine and their Mashup The World party.
September 10.September 10.
Åsmund // copycopycopy
girlfriends and affiliates:
MHM One aka Morten Halborg-Moeller = a busy dj + the brain behind the Copenhagen based club project "Kill Your Telly" launched in 2003.
MHM One began his creative career in the Hip-Hop and graffiti scene in the early ninetees. Getting bored of playing drums and bombing trains led him to spin records in the late ninetees.
Like many others from his gang his first love was the funk-based american electro, which eventually quickly led into the house and techno driven club scene after living in Berlin for a period.
MHM One combines techno with the housie tunes and the minimal grooves. He has played with guys like Robert Hood, Sven Väth, Dandy Jack, Whighnomy Brothers, Kevin Saunderson, Rob Acid, Swayzak, Agoria, Stewart Walker, Extrawelt, Der Dritte Raum, Sieg Uber Die Sonne..... to mention just a few . . .
Recently MHM one started working with his own beats and sounds in his home studio. Watch out !
He spins in Copenhagen all the time but is frequently booked to the rest of the world. So far he has bombed clubs in Tokyo, Berlin, London, Bucharest, Helsinki, Malmoe, Reykjavik, Nordberg . .
He is resident at Culture-Box and VEGA in Copenhagen and RIO Club in Berlin.
Ane Østergaard is a long expected feminine touch on the Danish electronic music scene. There are no rules about what to do and not to do and she’s not afraid of mixing of genres.
After an extremely well reviewed concert at Roskilde Festival 2006 and a year with more media coverage than most other unreleased artists in Denmark could ever dream of, the long expected debut of Band Ane, “Anish music,” is to be released. The talented girl is an extremely out-turned and spellbinding live artist, and along with her Mr. Laptop as she calls her computer, she has performed at a large scale of festivals all over Scandinavia.
Most of the times with reviews that almost exceeded the amount of possible stars in the reviews.
The just 23-year old Ane Oestergaard from Aarhus in Denmark is an extremely talented producer, and a long expected feminine touch on a male dominated electronic music scene.
Band Ane is producing melodic and well-composed electronic music, full of life and atmospheres and her approach to the music is anarchistic - completely without any rules of what to do and not to do.
Ane Oestergaard was brought up listening to experimental electro-acoustic and avant-garde music in the home. Ane has been studying piano on a jazz college in the UK, as well as work experience in a recording studio. Today she is a student on the exclusive electronic department of the music conservatory in Aarhus. Band Ane is using the whole scale of musical elements and she is including genres such as electronica, pop, children’s music, drum n bass and happy hardcore in an almost naive and delicious way, but still extremely elegant and consistent. Her background as a pianist and former drummer has some clear influences on the tracks with detailed drum programming and catchy piano riffs.
The music has some humoristic elements and at times it seems almost childish. But still she is surprising here and there with sudden dark changes in the music and harsh noise elements are showing up.
Breakcore and drum’n’bass dj.
Nis Henrik Sandberg is probably one of the hardest DJ's in Denmark. As one of the founders behind Jenka Music Nis has a broad taste of music. Noianiz is famouse for his extremely Noia hardcore drum n bass sets in especially Aarhus. He is also know for his addiction to fast and complex beats and gabba, noise and drum n bass sets around Denmark!!
Niz is currently studying at the music conservatory in Aarhus.
Rosa has played as a dj for app. 5 years. She had her debut live on a Thursday night at the biggest gay club in CPH. She plays Electro with a techy edge, always funky, sometimes weird and fun and with a big love for deep and hypnotizing basslines and clever synth themes.
Almost since she started djing, she has been a part of Dunst and with them arranged parties with 1200 guests. She has held numerous parties with her own concepts and clubs, both small underground venues and large parties with 1100 guests at the party boat Stubnitz.
She has played alongside Thomas Gwost, Joakim Spieth, No Bra, Joaquin, Prinz Thomas & Lindstrøm, who made who and Forge, not to mention almost everybody in the Danish dj scene playing electro & tech.
Rosa Lux playing at DIRTY in Istanbul
To mention some of the venues and clubs she played in:
VEGA, Rust, Kat, Culturebox, Dameulove, Damesalonen, Klam, Skam, Dunst, Republikken, Gay & Lesbian Filmfestival, Natfilmfestival, Nordatlantisk brygge, Dansk Arkitektur & design festival, Kinzo-Berlin, Bee Queer festival – Duncerque, kulkafeen, Riga, Dunkel, Bend, Nadsat, Jolene, Darling, Kran, CTRL-ALT-DELETE, Zerrbild, DaDa, NASA, Stereobar, Rio (Berlin), Homophobia (Berlin), Schhh, Train, Bøssehuset, kvindehuset, Kirken I Møllegade, Folkets hus, Lo-mid-high, Dachkantine (Zürich), Fnat på kat, Queer festival, Tease, SkamLøsBøsseSexFest, H.C Ørstedsparken, Pan, Bunker, Ungdomshuset, Hal D, dunst, Cockpitt, ZooBar, Kitch Bitch, Amigobar, Benutzbar, Bitte Kai Rand show, Room fashion show, Edwin Jeans reception (stockholm), Showroom8 fashion show, Kopenhagen, Stubnitz, Filmhuset, Dansk erhvervs akademi, Basement, MI*RO, Vertigo, AVAV, Amager fælled... and the list goes on.
Currently she is resident at VEGA and Flop Klop and she plays all over copenhagen. She is hosting the GLU release party at Culture box, 13th of September in cooperation with typisk lesbisk and dameulove.
Would like to make an installation of her most resent work Abu Dis.
- A light and sound index.
Technical needs: At least four slide-projectors, two speakers and a HiFi.
I went to Abu Dis, to the wall that separates
Israel from Palestine, or visa versa, and
recorded it from both sides, at the exact same
point, with a contact microphone normally used
for semi acoustic instruments.
By moving the microphone along the wall it
catches the texture of the surface.
Each side had a distinct sound that was very
different from the Other.
One side was screaming, yeh almost crying
where the other had a far more scrubbing
sound. Like an itching and bubbling engine.
I was surprised. I had thought that they would
sound the same. Indeed I was wrong.
The colours are generated from a photo I took
while I was there.
Tanja on the E - Flyer for "The Sound of Istanbul" Party
The danish elektronica collektive, Atoi is working with a mixture of electronic beats of digital and acoustic noise and sounds from real classical intruments. Atoi played concerts at the Copenhagen Distortion Festival, the Public Service festival in Copenhagen and Norberg Festival in Sweden, as wellas the Roskilde festival '07.
Atoi outside LIT Lounge in New York after Gig with The Triangle Crew
Atoi is a contributing artist on Bjork's charity-record: 'Army of me', with their own cover Bjork's single 'Army Of Me'.
performance von Bella Angora, Christian Falsnaes & So:ren Berner
Since 2003, Bella Angora, Christian Falsnaes and So:ren Berner Erlandsen have been carrying out a number of different projects under the common name „KARGO“ next to their individual artistic practices, primarily in the fields of performance, installation and graffiti/streetart. KARGO is an ongoing investigation of the possibilities of performance in contemporary art contexts within the frame of collaborational experiments. Through open exchange of ideas and experiences, KARGO aims at an unpretentious and entertaining, but still diverse and complex, approach to different themes. Most of their projects have dealt with social/cognitive norms, patterns and structures as well as the conscious decission to question these. In the process of such investigations, KARGO is sampling music, video, public happenings, graffiti and musical-style-shows with references to philosophy, art history and contemporary culture.
Bella Angora at the Coney Island Beach in connection with the filming of "Red's Pyramid"
For the Triangle Project „Kargology“, the group plans to carry out a seria of public interventions in Istanbul, involving street performances, graffiti and attempts to change or modify public space patterns. These interventions will be documented and used as material for video productions which, subsequently, will be integrated parts of the final performance. Hence it will not be completely clear how the performance will end up and what the content will be. A method that leaves a space open to both failure and unexpected succes. The experiments and the investigative nature of the process is an important part of the KARGO performance projects. Not to be afraid to fail, to look stupid or to reveal mistakes.
Kargo Performing at The Gershwin Hotel in New York in connection to The Triangle Project
Formally, live music and video-projections integrated in an installation functioning as a „stage“ will create the frame for the performance.
klub-projektet i istanbul kommer til at hedde det, som den klub vi
fokuserer på her hedder, og den i istanbul hvor vi skal ha visningen
hedder, så titlen er ikke helt på plads endnu, da vi endnu ikke har et
sted.., så den må komme når de sætter programmet for bienalen sammen
Jeg laver klubprojektet i samarbejde med Emil Alsbo. projektet
omhandler tyrkiske te/kort-klubber i københavn, hvor folk mødes og
spiller kort, snakker, ser fodbold og selvfølgelig drikker te., vores
fokus vil være rettet mod de forskellige tyrkere i klubberne her i
kbh, -deres tilhørsforhold til tyrkiet, deres kultur og tanker.
Projektet vil visuelt bestå af forskellige videoer med billeder fra
klubber her, interviews derfra og billeder der er relateret til deres
væren, klubberne og deres miljø., -ydermere vil vi vise forskellige
store prints og sammensætte et mindre hæfte relateret til hele
EVA LA COUR
Eva la Cour is an artist, activist and organizer, living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She frequently collaborates with others around different subject fields, which often result in project-based work. While her work spans visual arts, video, and writing, the different aspects overlap, often exploring the urban space; in a practical as well as theoretical level - challenged to break down the barriers between.
THE CAMPKITCHEN (the Tent show):
The Campkitchen is a physical Not-Spot shared by people on the move. In a folkkitchen style the kitchen will serve food for the different artists and participating campers in the days before and during the opening of The Tent Show. With an idea that it makes both economical and social sense, the meals and the temporary kitchen become a frame for temporary Sit-Downs and exchange of ideas and informations. For a week, six different activists are cooking the food and entering the discussion.
During the exhibition period, The Campkitchen is an exploration of the use and function of the kitchen as a temporary gathering-spot.
Myrretæmmer show for P1 ultralyd til Kbh Dox (www.dr.dk/p1/ultralyd/ + www.cphdox.dk )
GISP! Goes artsy fartsy.
Alles Føsda ( åbningsfest til Distortion 07, www.cphdistortion.dk )
GISP! Står til søs. ( i samarbejde med Dullen & Dyken, på den smukke
båd Stubnitz www.stubnitz.com )
Kasper helping out folding Triangle Flyers in Istanbul, together with Pistol Pete, Mie Olise and Rosa Lux
En Listig aften, på Club Fox. (i forbindelse med åbningen af Hotel Fox
Cirka-syv-sjove-dage ( i samarbejde med kunstnu)
PasfotoParadeParty ( i samarbejde med Helene Nymann til Distortion 06 )
En dyrepark i Culture Boxes kælder. ( i samarbejde med DRAMA! )
SØREN THILO FUNDER
Duration 51:30 minutes.
Video monitor placed approx. 1.50 meters high.
Label indicating title and length of piece. (the duration information
is important for the read of the piece...)
"Blink" presents itself as a children's game, where two persons stare
into each other's eyes, the looser being the first to blink.
The video piece is a steady shot of the artist in his studio, looking
into the camera for 51.30 minutes, the entire duration of time without
After a certain time of withholding the urge to blink, the artist's
initial bold attitude move into a painful struggle to maintain the
As the artist gradually transform from motivated contender to a person
breaking up; tears running down his face; eyes soaring red, the
spectator is engaged in this decay and are somewhat being responsible
for the excessiveness of the game and the artists suffering.
The traceable endeavor of keeping this fixed gaze, speaks of a
masochistic attempt to avoid the inevitable death, a visualization of
the modern human's fear of its own mortality.