FEED AT KW 111915

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Kunstwerke, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Doors: 19h, Concert: 20h, Tickets: 10€
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FEED Frequencies November Edition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art featuring a collaborative performance between Mark Fell and Carl Michael von Hauswolff.

Artists and composers Mark Fell and Carl Michael von Hausswolff present their first collaborative project featuring a piece for live electronics played through a seven channel surround system. Each speaker transmits a design-specific hardware oscillator, producing complex wave shapes and responding to preset parameters different for each unit.

The parameters are then modulated and controlled constantly and in real time, at both distinctive and random intervals during the live performance. The aim is to create a unique, immersive, site specific and unrepeatable sound environment.


Mark Fell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sheffield, UK. After studying experimental film and video art at Sheffield City Polytechnic he initially reverted to earlier interests in computational technology, music and synthetic sound. In 1998 he began a series of critically acclaimed record releases on labels including Mille Plateaux, Line, Editions Mego and Raster Noton. Fell is widely known for combining popular music styles, such as electronica and club music, with more academic approaches to computer-based composition with a particular emphasis on algorithmic and mathematical systems.

Since his early electronic music pieces Fell’s practice has expanded to include moving image works, sound and light installation, choreography, critical texts and educational projects- The diversity and importance of Fell's practice is reflected in the range and scale of international institutions that have presented his work which include - Hong Kong National Film archive, The Baltic (Gateshead), MACBA, La Casa Encendida (Madrid), LABoral (XIxon), The Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Royal Festival Hall (London), The Serpentine (London), The Australian Centre For Moving Image, ZKM (Karlsruhe) and others. Fell's work is in the collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna and has as been recognized by ARS Electronica.

“Because the music sounds complex, there’s an assumption that somehow the software or the systems are elaborate... but that isn’t the case. It’s very crude pattern generating systems that to make the kind of things that I want to make.” Mark Fell, RBMA Interview




Since the end of the 1970s, Carl Michael von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument, further aids are the sine-wave generators, oscillators and radar transmitters. His audio compositions are pure, intuitive studies of electricity, frequency functions and tonal autism within the framework of a conceptual stringent cryption. Lately he has also developed a more conceptual form of audio art overlooking subjects such as architecture and urbanism, rats and maggots.

Hausswolff is also active as concept artist in the fields of performance art, light and sound installations and photography. Collaborators include Graham Lewis, Jean-Louis Huhta, Pan sonic, Russell Haswell, Zbigniew Karkowski, Erik Pauser, The Hafler Trio and John Duncan. His music and sound art can be found on labels such as Touch, Ash International, Laton, Oral, RasterNoton, Firework Edition, SubRosa and Die Stadt. His work has been featured at numerous exhibitions including the Documenta X in Kassel, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and the Portikus in Frankfurt. www.cmvonhausswolff.net

“...more physiological than emotional in nature – experimenting with various ways of listening and it's effects on my brain." - Ström Review, brainwashed.com


FEED Frequencies 111915 is presented in collaboration with: KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Manuela Benetton

STUK Kunstenzentrum, Leuven

Instruments designed by Derek Holzer macumbista.net

111915 Image Courtesy:
Michael Tan