space, environment and context:
changing perspective(s)

S4NTP perspective(s) broadcast via Archipel Radio in Berlin on 7 Tuesdays in 2020 02.06.–14.07. listen live


heard, recorded, crafted, generated, composed, spoken, shared from Taipeh in Taiwan, Berlin in Germany, The Hague in the Netherlands, Oliveira de Azeméis in Portugal and Lima in Peru. With works by Andres Ortega, Anne-Sophie Schmidt, Anne Wellmer, Assunta Alegiani, Cagil Ozdemir, Jung Hsu, Kailun, Lisa Maria Steppacher, Marcel Schwittlick, Nikoloz Kapanadze and Pedro Ferreira and other members of the Society for Nontrivial Pursuits.



S4NTP perspective(s) No.7 on July 14, 2020 12:00–13:00
The seventh edition of changing perspective(s) is a live stream with open circuit and all artists listed above from 8 different locations in Berlin and from Taipei in Taiwan
listen via Archipel the stream or live on air via 88,4 MHz in Berlin and 90,7 MHz in Potsdam




 

S4NTP perspective(s) No.5 on June 30, 2020 12:00–13:00
The fifth edition of changing perspective(s) with work by Cagil Ozdemir, Kailun and Andres Ortega



### . START . . . NAME . . . TITLE . . . DURATION

1 . . . 00'56" . . . Cagil Ozdemir . . . No.5 . . . 16'08"
2 . . . 17'04" . . . Kailun . . .Thunderstorm . . . 14'50"
3 . . . 32'36" . . . Andres Ortega . . . Impressions . . . 15'




 

S4NTP perspective(s) No.4 on June 23, 2020 12:00–13:00
The fourth edition of changing perspective(s) with The Stars of Tomorrow by Özcan Ertek, and 37 sonic miniatures by Andres Ortega, Anne-Sophie Schmidt, Assunta Alegiani, Cagil Ozdemir, Jung Hsu, Kailun, Lisa Maria Steppacher, Marcel Schwittlick, Nikoloz Kapanadze, Pedro Ferreira and Anne Wellmer



### . START . . . NAME . . . TITLE . . . DURATION

0 . . . 00'00” . . . JINGLE . . . 52”
1 . . . 00'52” . . . Ozcan Ertek . . . The Stars of Tomorrow . . . 20'
2 . . . 00'20' . . . Cagil Ozdemir . . . miniatur 1: emmaus . . . 1'18”
3 . . . 00'22' . . . Assunta Alegiani . . . miniatur 1: Portugal . . . 1'02”
4 . . . 23'18” . . . Andres Ortega . . . miniatur 1: at home in Lima . . . 59”
5 . . . 24'17” . . . kailun . . . miniatur 1: Scooter in Taipeh . . . 55”
6 . . . 25'10” . . . Jung Hsu . . . miniatur 1: metro in Taipeh . . . 2'06”
7 . . . 27'16” . . . Anne-Sophie Schmidt . . . miniatur 1: Spaziergang in Berlin . . . 1'07”
8 . . . 28'23” . . . Lisa Maria Steppacher . . . miniatur 1: klanggemälde . . . 1'
9 . . . 29'19” . . . nikoloz kapanadze . . . miniatur 1: spatialized . . . 1'
10 . . 30'19” . . . Lisa Maria Steppacher . . . miniatur 2: echo . . . 57”
11 . . 31'18” . . . Cagil Ozdemir . . . miniatur 2: istanbuludinliyorum . . . 44”
12 . . 32'11” . . . nikoloz kapanadze . . . miniatur 2: voice . . . 44”
13 . . 32'55” . . . marcel schwittlick . . . miniatur 1: Tastatur . . . 42”
14 . . 33'37” . . . Jung Hsu . . . miniatur 3: home percussion . . . 1'04”
15 . . 34'43” . . . kailun . . . miniatur 3: home percussion . . . 1'06”
16 . . 35'49” . . . Pedro Ferreira . . . miniatur 1: waterfall & birds . . . 1'
17 . . 36'47” . . . anne wellmer . . . miniatur 1: churchbells . . . 1'03”
18 . . 37'51” . . . marcel schwittlick . . . miniatur 2: secrets . . . 56'
19 . . 38'49” . . . Assunta Alegiani . . . miniatur 2: geträumt miniatur . . . 1'
20 . . 39'54” . . . Cagil Ozdemir . . . miniatur 1: Skalitzer Str. 70 . . . 57”
21 . . 40'51” . . . kailun . . . miniatur 2: pandemic . . . 1'12”
22 . . 42'04” . . . nikoloz kapanadze . . . miniatur 1: bit rain . . . 59”
23 . . 43'01” . . . Andres Ortega . . . miniatur 3: voice percussion . . . 1'
24 . . 44'05” . . . Lisa Maria Steppacher . . . miniatur 4: closeup . . . 1'09”
25 . . 45'14” . . . Lisa Maria Steppacher . . . miniatur 5: sanowitch . . . 1'33”
26 . . 46'50” . . . anne wellmer . . . miniatur 3: chimes . . . 1'
27 . . 47'50” . . . Pedro Ferreira . . . miniatur 2: I will not stop making art . . . 1'
28 . . 48'50” . . . Anne-Sophie Schmidt . . . miniatur 3: object percussion . . . 1'30”
29 . . 50'20” . . . Cagil Ozdemir . . . miniatur 3: object percussion . . . 30”
30 . . 50'50” . . . kailun . . . miniatur 4: closeup . . . 59”
31 . . 51'49” . . . Assunta Alegiani . . . miniatur 3: object percussion . . . 57”
32 . . 52'48” . . . Jung Hsu . . . miniatur 2: reproduction . . . 54”
33 . . 53'43” . . . Pedro Ferreira . . . miniatur 3: object percussion . . . 1'02”
34 . . 54'46” . . . marcel schwittlick . . . miniatur 4: wisdom_cut . . . 1'
35 . . 55'48” . . . Andres Ortega . . . miniatur 4: voices . . . 1'06”
36 . . 56'58” . . . anne wellmer . . . miniatur 2: components . . . 59”
37 . . 57'57” . . . marcel schwittlick&Co stream test . . . 45”
38 . . 58'42” . . . CREDITS . . . 1'16"

TOTAL DURATION 59'58"


 

S4NTP perspective(s) No.3 on June 16, 2020 12:00–13:00
The third edition includes pieces by Anne-Sophie Schmidt, Marcel Schwittlick, Lisa Maria Steppacher and Nikoloz Kapanadze


 

S4NTP perspective(s) No.2 on June 9, 2020 12:00–13:00
The second edition includes pieces by Pedro Ferreira | NEST, Assunta Alegiani and Andres Ortega and a miniature by Anne Sophie Schmidt


 


S4NTP perspective(s) No.1 on June 2, 2020 12:00–13:00
This first edition includes pieces by Jung Hsu, Kailun, Nikoloz Kapanadze, and anne wellmer




pieces
miniatures &fragments....
Jung Hsu
researcher, media artist
.
Space opera & art reproduction
15'

• Space X Crew Dragon launch

• Walter Benjamin, The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction: "Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be. This unique existence of the work of art determined the history to which it was subject throughout the time of its existence. This includes the changes which it may have suffered in physical condition over the years as well as the various changes in its ownership. The traces of the first can be revealed only by chemical or physical analyses which it is impossible to perform on a reproduction; changes of ownership are subject to a tradition which must be traced from the situation of the original."

• Random phone call recording
sonic miniature no.1
1' - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature no.2
1' - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature no.3
1' - 1MB - mp3

Nikoloz Kapanadze
media artist,....
.
rockfall
7'

voyager
15'37"
sonic miniature no.1
59" - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature no.2
duration - size - resolution - format


sonic miniature no.4
1' - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature no.5
1' - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature extra
1' - 1MB - mp3

Kailun
media artist,....
.
0531
15'
sonic miniature no.1
59" - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature no.2
duration - size - resolution - format


sonic miniature no.3
1' - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature no.4
1' - 1MB - mp3

anne wellmer
composer, performer, media artist
www.nonlinear.demon.nl/
metarmorfoZen
6'36"

one assignment this semester included making a sonic portray the place(s) where we are locked down during the Covid19 pandemic. Since 1993 I am based in Den Haag in the Netherlands. Originally I came to study Sonology (= electronic music) and I'd make performances, music theater pieces and live radio shows (the wilmaphonestupidshow) on pirate radio Tonka, while at the time standing more or less right next to the transmitter. All of this is a very long time ago. The Corona lockdown has allowed me to be in Den Haag for a longer period of time than I've been able to in years. It's been a precious time of self-reflection that made me dig up stuff I made a long time ago. This particular piece is a new short edit of material I recorded 25 years ago in the analog studio at Sonology. It lies at the core of my work in Den Haag and it is a self portrait as much as a portrait of this place.
miniature 1 - church bells
1'03" - 1.2mb - 44,1khz

church bells ringing from 19:00-19:15 in The Hague on April 22, 2020. During the first few weeks of the Corona lockdown church bells were ringing every Wednesday evening for 15 minutes as a sign of hope and solidarity with healthcare workers. I didn't know about this when I happened to be at my studio and suddenly all these bells started ringing nearby. It was a beautiful evening, the sun was still up, and people were sitting and chatting on their balconies just across from my studio window. When I realized the that bells were not going to stop ringing any time soon I grabbed a recorder and set it up by the open window.

miniature 2 - Components
59" - 1.4mb - 44,1khz

"The insides of mechanical devices are filled with hard and elastic components. All these are imitations of human components, like bones, joints, muscles, skin, lungs, valves and teeth. They are of the correct weight, and their contours are supple and maneuverable. They are shiny; the light of the sun can reflect in them, as on the sharp edge of a shovel. But there is one exception: the wheel. All the human organs are fused with one another, even the eyeball, the tongue, etc. The wheel is the concept of pure movement around something else, independently of it."
Components is a paragraph from The Art of Reading Machines (1978) by Dick Raaymakers which was first published in English in "A Monograph" in 2008 (p.134); voice: anne wellmer, recorded and edited on the 1st of May 2020 at my studio in The Hague.

miniature 3 - chimes
1' - 1.2mb - 44,1khz

small metal and plastic objects hanging from a mic stand, a belgian beer glass, two plastic glasses and a plastic knife still wrapped in plastic. recorded and edited on the 12th of May 2020 at my studio in The Hague.
NEST
media artist, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon
nestnoise.bandcamp.com
pedroferreira.net
Gray Zone

20'

1: Spring
2: Operator
3: Cancer
4: Imaginary

The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from song to song, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries, it is born and takes shape in the interval between notes. (Adapted from Foucault)

sonic miniature no.1
1' - 969kb - 44,1khz

As Spring slowly arrives, many birds arrive to La-Salette park and create a complex soundscape of high pitches with a small waterfall on the background. Recorded on April 30, 2020 at La-Salette Park, Oliveira de Azemeis, Portugal.

sonic miniature no.2
1' - 1.5mb - 44,1khz

To make art, or not to make art.

sonic miniature no.3
1'03 - 2.5mb - 48khz

Sonic explorations of a tempered guitar with different objects attached to its strings played with drumsticks. The sound recording was manipulated using a sequencer to create different rhythms.

sonic miniature no.4
1' - 2.4mb - 48khz

Sonic explorations of a tempered guitar where the sound recording was further manipulated using a sequencer to create different rhythms.

sonic miniature no.5
1' - 2.4mb - 48khz

Shuffling FM radio at 12 pm sharp. Recorded on June 18, 2020 in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal.
Assunta Alegiani
writer, comics creator, comics researcher
.
Geträumt
15'53"

The liminal space of coming out of sleep, going into consciousness based on dreams written down right after waking up over several months last year
sonic miniature no.1
1' 02" - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature no.2
duration - size - resolution - format


sonic miniature no.3
1' - 1MB - mp3


sonic miniature no.4
1' - 1MB - mp3

Andres Ortega
sound artist
.
ethereal soundscapes
20'

This composition is a mix and reorganization of various recordings made by Anne Wellmer, Jung Hsu, and Andres Ortega. It is an exploration of repetition and difference; a creation of ethereal soundscapes through the use and manipulation of field recordings.

impressions
15'

This composition is a collage made out of one minute miniatures recorded and composed by Nikolozka Kapanadze, Pedro Ferreira, Cagil Ozdemir, Marcel Schwittlick, Lisa Maria Steppacher and Assunta Alegiani. Short recordings and compositions manipulated, elongated, layered and superposed  to create impressionistic atmospheres. 

sonic miniature no.1
59"

Since the quarantine started, I have been working on music with my brother almost every day. This composition was made out of a sound recording of a normal session of us doing music, only that the sound material picked from the recording consists exclusively of the moments when we are not speaking or when no sound from the loudspeakers is produced.

sonic miniature no.2
1'

A spoken text devoid of vowels, with spaces instead.
Original text: “One must begin with error and transform it into truth. That is, one must uncover the source of the error, otherwise hearing the truth won’t help us. (…) Again and again I must submerge myself in the water of doubt.” (From Ludwig Wittgenstein’s “Remarks on Frazer’s The Golden Bough” (on “The Mythology in our Language” 2018: p. 32)

sonic miniature no.3
1'10"

An exploration of the sonority of different household items (without initial attack, just the resonance).

sonic miniature no.4
1'10" - 2.8MB - mp3 - 44,1khz

A reorganization of the spoken material of sonic miniature no. 2, creating random waves of consonants and vowels.

sonic miniature no.5
1'38" - mp3

Sound collage made out of various YouTube videos with content related to: Black Lives Matter, the current protests in the USA and the world, and racism.

sonic miniature no.6
1'40"

This assignment was about a protest song. I found it very interesting how “Fuck the Police” by N.W.A. became a “protest song” when the hacktivist group Anonymous used it by hacking radios and playing this song in the context of the situation with George Floyd.
Anne-Sophie Schmidt
writer, radio maker, journalist
www.anne-sophie-schmidt.de
https://anchor.fm/hellohumans
Innen und Außen
15'

The sounds of running in the outer and the inner world, reflecting on separation and togetherness, based on a poem written last year.
sonic miniature no.1
1'08" - 1,1MB - mp3 - 44,1khz

An evening walk at the cemetery nearby. Birds, sounds of movement and steps on different surfaces like tar, sand, grass, leaves.

sonic miniature no.3
1'30" - 3,6MB - mp3 - 48khz

Sonic play with seeds in a bottle, lids, a grater and bubble-wrap.
Marcel Schwittlick
media artist
https://schwittlick.net
Radio
12'27"
sonic miniature no.1
42" - 683KB - 44,1khz

Writing the journal
iPhone XR
88-Key ISO Custom Mechanical Keyboard with brown Cherry MX Switches
sound dampeners: 0.2mm Travel Reduction, 40A-L Red O-Rings

sonic miniature no.2
59" - 1.4mb - 44,1khz

click here for info

sonic miniature no.3
1' - 2.4mb - 44,1khz

10.06. 11am Europacenter Berlin
left channel: closeup
right channel: environment

sonic miniature no.4
1' - 2.4mb - 44,1khz

276 words 1,711 characters
synthesized typewriter

sonic miniature no.5
Lisa Maria Steppacher
painter, performer, media artist
www.youcaneatthepaper.de
The birds from Nurrenabaque
15'21"

A Bolivian soundscape with birds from the Pampa, singing indigenous woman with their sounding jewelry orchestra, screams of travelers at the bus station in the highest town, La Paz at 4000m above sea level.
Mixed and supported with noises from the Sound Wall.
sonic miniature no.1
57"

Klanggemälde.
29.4.20, 9:10 pm

sonic miniature no.2
57"

Echo - Time is a monolog - Time is a process
07.05, 10:02 am

sonic miniature no.4
1'09"

Inside bracelet.
27.05, 11:00 pm

sonic miniature no.5
1'36"

The story of Stefan Zannowich.
16.06, 8 pm

sonic miniature no.7
1'26"

Vogel in Gral Müritz.
06.07, 9 pm
A broken microphone of a camera trying to record, influenced by a strong wind from the Baltic Sea,
creates an almost rhythmic noise that tries to connect.

VIDEO; Observation of a bird, which fights against the wind.
Link zu Video: https://vimeo.com/437056367

Cagil Ozdemir
sound artist, curator
.
ÇAN
16'08"

sonic miniature no.1
58" - 910KB - mp3


sonic miniature no.2



sonic miniature no.3


sonic miniature no.4

Özcan Ertek
sound artist, media artist
https://ozcanertek.com
The Stars of Tomorrow
20'

manipulation of time and space through sonic extremes - oscillating between minimalist structures and piercing power electronics... / made in Berlin/Dahlem parks/Grunewald forest

space, environment and context is the name of a course taught by Anne Wellmer at Universität der Künste in Berlin within the Generative Arts at Art and Media. Overall subject of the course is experimental music, the act of listening and creative strategies of composers, performers and sound artists who continue to redefine what music is.

The pieces above are original works and sketches by the participants that can be listened to individually or freely mixed.

many thanks to monai de paula antunes and archipel radio