After a vibrant pilot in June, I am launching more editions of the open stage event Zeitform in Laufen, Bavaria. From lightning presentations to experiments in music, from media art to readings, the stage offers a platform for any idea off the beaten track. Zeitform aims at empowering the creative potential that lies in everyone of us.
The next edition is going to be on Wednesday, 26 July at Café Contrast in Laufen.
How to react to movement with only sound? On 16 December 2016 I had the chance to accompany the improvised dance piece “Not Red” by Jennifer Ocampo and Jasminka Stenz. It was an inspiring evening of contemporary dance, also thanks to the open discussion afterwards at Lake Studios Berlin.
Here comes the reason for a bit of silence on this blog. Sonoscoop has joined forces with a gifted musician and started a new band: Quelle und Echo.
We are trying to find the poppy side of field recording there, brewing music with the most absurd ingredients. Have a listen and feel free to drop us a message. If you think it’s worth listening again, make sure you don’t miss out on our special for the launching of the website. Find out more here.
For those of you who speak either German or French: On Thursday, September 26 there will be the first tv broadcasting of the documentary “Wir dienten Deutschland” (en. We served Germany). The film portrays young veterans who try to find their voice in the public discussion. Sonoscoop wrote the final music for this.
A film by DokumentKino, director: Knut Beulich
Broadcast: Sept 26, 23.00 h on Arte
Based on two graphic scores provided by painter Maria Aristoteleous, the quintet improvised small movements within a drone. According to the composer the drone represents wholeness and the instrumentalists resemble archetypes reacting to it.
Younes Riad — electronics
Maria Aristotelous — electronics
Richard Barrett — electronics
Ekkehard Windrich — violin
Kathrin Grenzdörffer — electronics
Performed at Royal Conservatoire in The Hague on 29 November 2012. Enjoy the excerpt.
As part of a workshop at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, students of Composition, Art Science, and Sonology collaborate to record the sounds of Binckhorst. This area in The Hague is situated close to the railways. Partly run down industrial barracks stand next to an aesthetic surgery. Every now and then chicken cross the street. Needless to say Binckhorst is subject to urban restructuring. Yet it is not clear when these plans will be accomplished but until then we will be happy to record those striking contrasts.
Please check our website in order to find out more. The recordings are being published on Radio Aporee.
theatre piece 2010/2011
foto: Léon Richard
direction, production, playwright: De Theaterstraat
recordings, sound design, foley, composition, editing: Sonoscoop
During a tour around Delfshaven in Rotterdam, children have to solve riddles to give eternal rest to a ghost. Therefore, hints are provided via an mp3 player and the environment. As a crossover of radio play and street theater, the piece is being staged in spring 2011.
Some parts can be accessed by the play button below.
animated short movie, 2011
- idea and animation: Sandra Thierweiler
– music: Akeli Friedenssonne
– additional sounds: Sonoscoop
Cherry Apples from Akeli Friedenssonne on Vimeo.
video art, 2009
This stop motion film captures the last days of abandoned houses in Rotterdam Crooswijk before they got torn down.
- idea, photography, editing: Lorenzo Casali
- post-editing sound: Micol Roubini
– binaural recording: Sonoscoop
Among other places exhibited at:
- Instituut Berlage, Rotterdam
– TENT Rotterdam
– Fondazione Fotografia Modena