Playing the Space. A City Walk

cd-fotoBThe cd contains a composition/compilation of sonic material developed through several urban interventions and collective artistic experiments in exhibitions, public walks, and performances in different cities, public places and situations.
The editing is made without manipulating or adding effects to the recorded sounds.

ISBN 978-91-87447-06-8

Order the CD: monica.sand@arkdes.se
Price: 100 SEK+postage

Listening instructions:
Start to play in any place. Stop and continue for as long as you like. Use the composition as a background to your common activities. Tune in and out. Follow or break the rhythm. Mix memories, voices, and daily actions with the listening experience.

Tracks/place/time/facts/participants/:
concept / project leaders/ editing / design: Ricardo Atienza (RA) and Monica Sand (MS)
In order to not repeat our names we mainly mention our collaborators in the following track information, unless we take other roles.

1 Activation

 0’00”/ Microcosm museum garden, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Genève, March 2012
Improvisation on exhibited scientific instruments
Eduardo Abrantes, Niklas Billström (recording/editing), My Lindh

1’57”/ Parking house, Slussen, Stockholm, September 2010
Urban Improvisation with voice and violin
Anna E Weiser (voice), Kajsa Sandström, RA (violin)

 2 Resonance

 3’18”/ Telefonplan metro station, Stockholm, October 2014
The arrival of a train simultaneously recorded from 6 different spots along the platform
Recorded by the students in the course: Sound Art; Listening, Resonating, Improvising, Konstfack, RA

3’38”/ Exhibition Pendelum Experiment, St:Jacobs church, Stockholm, December 2009
Improvisation with percussion and live electronics.
Thommy Wahlström and MS (percussion), RA (live electronics)

6’18”/ Exhibition Pendelum Experiment, St:Jacobs church, Stockholm, December 2009
Murmuring: a public and collective reading
Daniel Koch, participants

7’49”/ From Bofills båge to Hornstulls strand, Södermalm, Stockholm, March 2015
TrainWalk/Off Stage: a public soundwalk during the Tempo documentary festival

8’55”/ Moriarty Gallery, Madrid, November 2010
Improvisation with live electronics transforming visitors’ spontaneous sound production
RA (live electronics), José Luis Carles, Cristina Palmese

3 Forester

11’23”/ Exhibition Glänta, Uppsala cathedral, November 2012
Forest improvisation moving recorder players, cello, live electronics and moving audience.
Andrew Brown (cello), Flauto Alba, Sera and Notte with Heidi Rohlin (director), RA (live electronics)

4 OverUnderground

15’12”/ Götgatan, Stockholm, October 2014
7 simultaneous recordings of the street while walking
Recorded by the students in the course: Sound Art; Listening, Resonating, Improvising, Konstfack, RA

16’39”/ Blå gången, Slussen, Stockholm September 2010
Urban Improvisation with voices, setar and saxophone
Behzad Noori (voice/setar), Anna E Weiser, Nathalie Weurth, Thommy Wahlström (saxo)

18’04”/ The underground from Gamla Stan to Slussen, Stocholm, September 2010
Soundscape piece confronting the over- and underground recording of this itinerary

21’02”/ Blå gången, Slussen, Stockholm September 2010
Urban Improvisation with voices, setar and saxophone
Behzad Noori (voice/setar), Anna E Weiser, Nathalie Weurth, Thommy Wahlström (saxo)

22’23”/ Exhibition Pendelum Experiment, St:Jacobs church, Stockholm, December 2009
Improvisation with saxophone and live electronics
Thommy Wahlström (saxo), RA (live electronics)

 5 Expression

23’31”/ Outside the University College of London, September 2015
Action at the symposium ‘Archives , Art and Activism’
Symposium participants, Linda Sternö and Natalia Kouneli (video/sound recording/editing)

6 Sensation

 23’31”/ Glass factory, Pukeberg, Småland, June 2013
Field exploration around the old glass factory
Emma Göransson, Roland Ljungberg, participating researchers

24’29”/ Entrance to the Dep. of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, May 2014
Walkshop Resonance, collective improvisation as part of the project: Walk in the Steps of Rubicon
Astrid von Rosen, Marsha Meskimmon, Marika Hedemyr, and participants

25’28”/ Glass factory, Pukeberg, Småland, June 2013
Collective action and improvisation in the glass factory
Emma Göransson, Roland Ljungberg, participating researchers

26’58”/ Exhibition Glänta, Uppsala cathedral, November 2012
Improvisation with live electronics transforming visitors’ spontaneous sound production, RA (live electronics)

7 Ventilation

 26’58”/ Châtelet metro station, Paris, November 2012
Departure of a train

 29’26”/ Glass factory, Pukeberg, Småland, June 2013
Collective action and improvisation at the glass factory
Emma Göransson, Roland Ljungberg, participating researchers

32’50”/ CERN, Genève, March 2012
Field exploration of the scientific installations, three different localisations
Niklas Billström (recording/editing)

8 Key Sound

34’21”/ Passeig de Joan de Borbó, Barcelona, March 2011
Sounding a fence with a key
RA, Niklas Billström (sound recording)

34’47”/ Campo di Santa Maria Formosa, Venezia, April 2014
The church bells, RA

37’03”/ Medborgarplatsen, Stockholm, September 2014
Collective action Rhythms of Presence – Here Drum, part of the artistic research conference Re(s)on-Art
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (concept), participants

38’35”/ Medborgarplatsen, Stockholm, September 2014
Collective action Immigrant sounds, part of the artistic research conference Re(s)on-Art
María Andueza, Abelardo Gil-Fournier (concept), participants

39’54”/ City Experiment in the exhibition Experiment Stockholm, Färgfabriken, Nov 2015
Collective experiments and mprovisation by students in the course ‘Sound Art: listening, resonating, and intervening’, Konstfack,
Robin McGinley, RA, MS (teachers)

9 Soundwalk

 42’45”/ Stadshuset, Stockholm, November 2011
Vocal and sonic exploration of the building.
Anna E Weiser

45’16’’/ Public Walk, Stadshuset, Stockholm, December 2011
A public sonic walk guided by an ensemble of recorder players Flauto Alba and Sera with Heidi Rohlin (director), RA (live electronics)

10 Voicepace

45’16’’/ Frescati fields, Stockholm, February 2011
A walk in the snow at -20°C

50’45’’/ Improvise the City, Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm, March 2011
Public building and improvising as part of Arkitekturmuseet Live’.
Niklas Billström, RA (Background sound installation)

52’11’’/ Slussen, Stockholm, April 2014
Elegi, a vocal action, part of LUR (Live Urban Radio)
Sara Franceschi (concept), participants: Eduardo Abrantes, Niklas Billström, Johanna Byström, Ylva Fred, Sara Franceschi, Nina Hällgren, Ulrika Jansson, Hanna Lantz, My Lindh, Jenny Simm, Sophia Sundqvist (voices)

53’50’’/ Östermalmstorg, Stockholm, April 2014
I andras öron, a sonic action part of LUR (Live Urban Radio)
Sten Sandell (voice), Niklas Billström (concept, recording/editing)

55’16’’/ Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid, Octubre 2010
A sound walk piece, RA

56’42’’/ Hammarbyhöjden, Stockholm, November 2012
Live improvisation on local soundscapes, RA (live electronics)

11 Voice-Over

59’18’’/ Sergels Torg, Stockholm, April 2014
Tänka i rörelse: an collective urban action, part of LUR (Live Urban Radio)
Johanna Byström (conception), participants, Niklas Billström (editing)

1h00’31’’/ Bubble chamber Gargamelle, Microcosm garden, CERN, Genève, March 2012
Vocal improvisation in exhibited scientific instrument
Niklas Billström, My Lindh

1h01’08’’/ Slussen, Stockholm, April 2014
Urban animal voices, a series of interventions part of LUR, ‘Live Urban Radio’
Ulrika Jansson (concept), LUR-participants

12 Landscaping

1h03’20’’/ Hammarbyhöjden, Stockholm, November 2012
Live improvisation on local soundscapes, RA

1h05’35’’/ Slussen metro station, Stockholm, November 2010
Fragile skin, action with eggs and ceramics in rush hour, as part of Mind the gap
Anna E Weiser (concept), Hanna Bylund, Maria Värendh, Lotta Lundgren, Åsa Rudehill, (dancers) Henny Linn Kjellberg (ceramics)

13 Re-Action

1h06’58’’ / Exhibition Pendelum Experiment, St:Jacobs church, Stockholm, December 2009
Improvisation with voice, saxophone and flags, Ankurbeln
Thommy Wahlström (saxo), Anna E Weiser (voice), Wolfgang Weiser (flags)

1h08’10’’ / Tegelbacken, Stockholm, September 2010
Improvisation with voices and cowhorn in the urban land- and soundscape
Thommy Wahlström (cowhorn), Anna E Weiser (kulning), Nathalie Weurth and Behzad Noori, (voice),

1h09’42’’ / Exhibition Pendelum Experiment, St:Jacobs church, Stockholm, December 2009
Improvisation with the swing, cowhorn, voice, and flags
Thommy Wahlström (cowhorn), Anna E Weiser (voice), Wolfgang Weiser (flags)

1h10’21’’ / Parking house, Slussen, Stockholm, February 2011
Collective improvisation with percussion, voice and cowhorn
Thommy Wahlström (cow horn), Anna E Weiser (voice), Jean-Paul Thibaud, Damien Masson, MS, RA (percussion)

14 Improvisation

1h11’00’’ / Improvise the city, Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm, March 2011
Playing the space, improvisation with an ensemble of recorder players and live electronics
Flauto Alba and Sera with Heidi Rohlin (director). RA (live electronics)

1h11’45’’ / Improvise the city, Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm, March 2011
Voices and Compositions, paper building activities and public improvisation with instruments, voice and electronics, as part of the exhibition.
Participants (paper building sounds), Anna E Weiser (concept), Anton Alfvén and Thommy Wahlström (saxophones), Niklas Billström (double base), Hanna Bylund (dance), RA (violin)

15 Activation

1h16’09’’ / Microcosm garden, CERN, Genève, March 2012
See track 1

 

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