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OSIL Farewell To OSIL

10.01.2019 – After almost 4 years the artistic-research project “Orchestrating Space by Icosahedral Loudspeaker” (OSIL) has come to a very happy ending. We would like to say thank you to all the contributors, colleagues, guests, listeners, curators, friends. IT WAS A PLEASURE.

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Talk at Kuenstlerhaus Graz

08.11.2018 – 06:00 p.m. – Round table – gksh, Constantinos Miltiadis, Elisabeth Fiedler, and Juergen Dehm – ON Immersion, Sculpture and Sound.Read More

Performance at Kunstverein München

13.07.2018 – For the opening of Brud’s  “The Donut of Confusion” show Aditya Mandayam, gksh and Juan-Pablo Villegas where re-interpreting the space of “große Halle” at Kunstverein München as an audio-visual Ambisonics instrument in a live performance.

k.m.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I wish you all the very best for 2018!

Thank you for 2017!

gksh

 

 

Lecture and concert at Sounding out the Space Dublin

An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound
2‒4 November 2017A collaboration between DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, the Dublin School of Creative Arts and GradCAM

Lecture on verbalization of sculptural sound phenomena in loudspeaker environments.

grrawe (8 channel version) ist part of the concert programme.

http://soundingout2017.com/

gksh Edgard Varèse professor 17/18

gksh was announced next Edgard-Varèse guest professor of DAAD and TU Berlin.

The activities within the professorship will be titled SPATIAL PRACTICES I-X.
gksh will be teaching two main seminars Composing Sculptural Sound Phenomena in Computer Music and Spatial Concepts in the Sonic Arts as well as hosting a series of interviews on spatial practices with invited guests, playing concerts, and composing new pieces for the IKO and the TU Berlin WFS system.

http://www.ak.tu-berlin.de/menue/edgard_varese_gastprofessur/

“Semaphor” with Susanne Fröhlich

30.06.2017
gksh starts with the work on Semaphor, a space sound composition for IKO and Helder Tenor Recorder.
A collaboration with Susanne Fröhlich.

“das Meer – the Sea” live at Analog Lucerne

24.06.2017
6:30 p.m.
Bundesstrasse, Lucerne

Performative live radio play for one speaker and live electronics
das Meer – the Sea is a three-part literary-musical narrative by the Suhrkamp author Gunther Geltinger and the sound artist and composer Geriet K. Sharma.

Speaker: Verena Lercher
Live electronics: gksh
Voices: Simon T. Roden I Georgette Dee

Length 33’00’’

IKO Tour 2017

07.06. – 18.06.2017
gksh and Frank Schultz at the three week IKO Tour.
Lectures, performances and concerts at HAW Hambrug, KONTAKTE festival Berlin and at ZKM Karlsruhe.

 

IKO Cologne Concert

CONCERT
17.11.2016
8 p.m.
University of Applied Sciences – Karl-Schüssler Saal

Concert with mirage 1, 4 & 6 and the IKO.

{kA}: Oblivous to Gravity at European Sound Art Award 2016

OPENING
23.10.2016
Sklupturen-Museum Glaskasten Marl

… The room chosen by the composer – the FRENCH PAVILLION IN ZAGREB – is itself the important instrument here. What is examined both inside and outside: the space as an element of the compositional process. Not least by virtue of its structural characteristics and the materials used, which exert a decisive influence on its acoustic properties and give rise to continously varying effects. Linked to this is the idea of creating and shaping the definition of space, of places and non-places … (ish)

Rigorosum

07.10.2016
7:30 p.m.
Ira-Malaniuk-Saal, Reiterkaserne Graz

Defense: Composing with Sculptural Sound Phenomena in Computer Music

“das Meer – the Sea” at Luzerner Theater

PERFORMANCE
24.09.2016
8 p.m.
Box of LT

Performatives Live-Hörstück für Sprecher, Stimmen und Live-Elektronik
das Meer – the Sea is a three-part literary-musical narrative by the Suhrkamp author Gunther Geltinger and the sound artist and composer Gerriet K. Sharma.Read More

“Eadweard’s Ear – Muybridge extended” rehearsal start Berlin

SPACE-RESERACH project by Peneolope Wehrli

Choreographic development and dance: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann (Rubato)
Programming and Interface-Design: Joa Glasstetter
Composition and Musical direction: gksh
Reacitve Ensemblecomposition for basson, e-guitar, percussion and live-electronic

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfond Berlin

 

“blist” at ZHdK Zürich

31.01. – 04.02.1016
3rd rehearsal phase with Verena Lercher and 16 record players at University of Arts Zurich.
The free production and performance group blist deals with the exploration of performative and installative techniques and methods at the interface of body, language and new media.

OSIL_Lab listening experiments 3

07.01. – 14.01.2016
Listening experiments with probands on sculptural sound phenomena by the icosahedral loudspeaker at IEM Graz.

“spatial turns” – Passing Places at Bruch and Dallas Cologne

02.10.2015
9:30 p.m.
Bruch & Dallas, Ebertplatz Köln

spatial turns – Performance with recordplayer orchestra

Daniel Burkhardt’s video exhibition uses two contiguous gallery rooms and also includes the environment of the Ebertplatz. Due to the arrangement of 8 identical record players in both gallery rooms, the visual setting is varied. 8 records produced for the screening are placed, exchanged, superimposed, processed and carried between the rooms within the performance. The process connects acoustically and physically perceptible the levels of the given situation in the video image, in the gallery space and on the corner of Ebertplatz.

The performance takes place at the nxnw festival.

brittle film – Passing Places at Bruch & Dallas, Cologne

01.10.2015
10 p.m.
Bruch & Dallas, Ebertplatz, Köln

brittle film – Music for a video

Within a concert for solo live electronics, the video work Passing Places is accompanied like 100 years ago in the cinema silent film era. The concert follows a linear structure, which develops acoustically through the entire length of the video. The video is played twice as a loop during this time. Through the mixing of the respective structures, an encounter of the just experienced in form of memory comes with the impression of what has just been newly felt.
Audiovisual perception is addressed and readable in the concert as such.

The concert takes place at the nxnw festival.

“graphic below” at ICSA 2015

The HOA spatial sound composition graphic below is part of the Long Ambisonics Night at the ICSA 2015.
The concert will be broadcasted live by Ö1.

OSIL_LAB

Three weeks of composing, writing and researching with the IKO and the OSIL-group at Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics Graz.

Concert at EPARM Festival Graz

23.05.2015
7 p.m.
MUMUTH, György Ligeti hall
Lichtenfelsgasse 14, Graz

Within the context of the EPARM festival gksh gives a concert at the concert evening of the artistic doctoral school Graz.

 

Izlog Festival Zagreb — Concert 1

19.04.2015
8:30 p.m.
French Pavillion
SC Savska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Three pieces for an icosahedral speaker at the French Pavilion Zagreb at the Izlog-festival for Soundart and experiemental music.
The concert is also the opening event for the three year FWF/PEEK project OSIL.

 

 

PEEK application “Orchestrating Space by Icosahedral Loudspeaker” was accepted

Orchestrating Space by Icosahedral Loudspeaker

The application by Franz Zotter, Matthias Frank und gksh was accepted by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) within the framework of the Programme for Arts-based Reseach (PEEK).
For the next three years the group will work on spatial sound research and composition with the IEM-Icosahedral Loudspeaker.

 

signale-graz 1001 with works by gksh

The 9th edition within the concert series signale-graz for Electroacoustic Music, Algorithmic Composition, Radioart and Performance.
Curated by Prof. Gerhard Eckel.

11.11.2014
7:45 p.m.
MUMUTH, György Ligeti Hall
Lichtenfelsgasse 14, Graz

CONCERT
grrawe, firniss, grafik unten, I_LAND – Space sound compositions for icosahedron loudspeakers, loudspeaker dome by gksh
lose enden – Installation for rescue blankets by gksh

Sound dirction by Thomas Musil und gksh

INTRODUCTION by Prof. Elena Ungeheuer
7:30 p.m.
MUMUTH-lounge

The biannual concert series of  signale-graz of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz presents musical and audio-artistic works, which have been designed or realized mainly by means of modern media technology in the past 70 years.
The programming and implementation
is carried out by students and graduates as well.

 

 

“das Meer-the Sea” and “RISS-CRACK” at Tuscany Hall Wuerzburg

CONCERT
28.05.2014
7:30 p.m.
Tuscany Hall of the Residency Wuerzburg

The Institute of Musicology will present both radiophonic hearplays das Meer (the Sea) and RISS-(TEAR) by Suhrkamp author Gunther Geltinger and gksh in a loudspeaker concert at the Tuscany Hall in the Wuerzburg residency.

Inbetween the two works, Oliver Wiener talks with the author and the composer about the joint work.

 

MUMUTH Labor Graz

22 .04. – 27.04.2014
Installation of I_LAND for the 29-speaker dome of the György Ligeti Hall and testing of the Icosahedral loudspeaker for concert performance at MUMUTH Graz.

I_LAND at Ahead Festival Vilnius

OPENING
21.11.2013
7 p.m.

I_LAND is part of the Ahead Festival concert program–opening of the new Ambisonics dome at Astronomical Observatory of the Vilnius University, Lithuania.

FURTHER PERFORMENCES
22.11.2013 at 5 p.m. I 7 p.m. I 9 p.m.
03.12.2013 at 5 p.m. I 7.p.m.

 

signale-graz 1000

8th concert in the series signale-graz for Electroacoustic Music, Algorithmic Comosition, Radio Art and Performance.
Curated by gksh.

08.11.2013
7:45 p.m.
MUMUTH, György Ligeti hall
Lichtenfelsgasse 14, Graz

CONCERT
Works by Ramón González-Arroyo

INTRODUCTION
7:30 p.m.
MUMUTH-lounge

 

 

 

“My little Vegas” at Forum Stadtpark Graz

OPENING
21.09.2013
7 p.m.

For the finissage of the exhibition Interstices – Zwischenräume by Georgios Marentakis, David Pirrò, Johanna Reiner, Raphael Kapeller – gksh and Marko Ciciliani play My little Vegas using the 48 speaker setup of the installation.

Artistis: Marko Ciciliani I Raphael Kapeller I David Pirrò I Martin Rumori I gksh

Supported by the IEM Graz.

{kA}: The Chambers for Space Inquiries at Musiknacht Cologne

OPENING
14.09.2013
10 p.m.
St. Peters Church Cologne

{kA}: The Chambers for Space Inquiries will perform a spatial building-composition by using the issit (in situ sound installation tool) that was delveloped since 2010 and comprises a multichannel audio system with 32 speakers and software tools for the question and answer play with the site. This time the Chambers also use a turntable orchestra with eight identical devices and prepared LPs.

issit, patches & turntables: Nico Bergmann, gksh

Final Concert of Artist in Residence Programme Wuerzburg

03.07.2013
8 p.m.
Toscana Hall
Historical Residency Building, Wuerzburg

After the two years residency in which the Atelier Klangoschung (Sound Research) was founded, the triology grrawe, firniss & graphic below by gksh will be performed in a final concert. For this event a mobile 40-loudspeakers instrument “hive” that was planned, developed and established during the resedency will be installed.

 

 

 

Compositions/Installations

SIMMRRRRRN with WFS at HAW Hamburg

14.08.2018 – After first experiments with the Wave Field Synthesis systems at TU studios Berlin and UdK/Sound Studies Berlin, the new spatial sound-composition was installed and further developed at the Department for Informatics of HAW Hamburg.

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Semaphor Lab

09.05 – 12.05.2018 – Research and Rehearsals for the new piece for Helder Tenor Recorder and IKO at IEM Graz with Susanne Fröhlich.

Hugh crash-so far-not guilty

30.04. – 01.05.2018 – First works on new piece for solo bassoon and 4 headphones.1 with Stephanie Hupperich.

Premiere 2019 year in Berlin.

gleAM at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

16.11. – 17.11.2017 –  Final concert of the cooperation between Hemholtz-Zentrum Berlin and gksh.

After two years of research, exchange and composition the results will be presented in 4 concerts within 2 days in the BESSY II building at Adlershof Berlin.

”Semaphor” continued

Continuing the work on Semaphor within the Edgard Varèse professorship at TU Berlin (Spatial Practices V). A space sound composition for IKO and Helder Tenor Recorder.
A collaboration with Susanne Fröhlich.

“Eadweard’s Ears – Muybridge extended” Premiere Berlin

Berliner Editionen 1-4
08.02 – 11.02.2017
7:30 p.m.
Uferstudios Berlin

An interface for composers, dancers and musicians.

Concept and direction: Penelope Wehrli
Composition and Musical direction: Gerriet K. Sharma
Choreographic development and dance: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann (Rubato)
Electric guitar: Alejandra Cardenas
Bassoon: Stephanie Hupperich
Percussion: Alexander Nickmann

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfond Berlin.

BESSY II VSR sound sculptures from light impulses at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Cooperation between the research group at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin and gksh of BESSY II VSR.

By mid-2017 five sound sculptures will be produced using the icosahedral loudspeaker on the basis of the synchrotron data.
The storage ring BESSY II VSR in Adlershof produces extremely brilliant photon pulses from the long-wave terahertz range to the hard X-ray radiation.

“mirage 5 & 6”

In the cause of the OSIL-project and the final works for the doctorate at the artistic-scientific doctoral school of the KUG the experiments and compositional processes have started.

Building-Sound composition for the French Pavillion at the Music Biennale Zagreb

{kA}: Oblivious to Gravity – series
Curated by Davorka Begovic

gksh will create a new building-sound composition for the historical building of the French Pavillion at the Music Biennale Zagreb.
The compositon will be premiered on 18.04.2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Further performances on the following seven evenings at the same time.

“Gegenwart der Erinnerung” at Schauspielhaus Graz

OPENING
15.01.2015
7:30 p.m.
Schauspielhaus Graz

Spatial sound compoistion for the theatre play Gegenwart der Erinnerung by Gert Jonke.

Director: Christiane Pohle
Set and Costume: Penelope Wehrli
Composition: gksh
Percussion: Matthias Frank
Trumpet / Flugelhorn: Lukas Hirzberger

with Sebastian Reiß I Christoph Rothenbuchner I Philine Bührer I Florian Köhler I Thomas Frank I Franz Xaver Zach I Gerhard Balluch I Franziska Benz

 

Sound installation for the theatre play “Lungs”

OPENING
24.01.2014
8 p.m.
Schauspielhaus Graz

Director: Sam Brown
Set and costume: Hanna Penatzer
Soundinstallation: gksh

with Jan Gerrit Brüggemann, Verena Lercher

For the piece Lungs by Duncan Macmillan gksh developed together with the London based director Sam Brown a sound installation for the stage space. Fragments from the book 10 Billions by Stephen Emmot had been recorded and composed with the field of stage noise audience, voices and the movements of the actors.

Building Sound Composition-Photo Exhibition-Installation-Panel Discussion at Haus Johannes Graz

OPENING
26.11.2013
7 p.m.
Haus Johannes Graz

INTRODUCTION by Elisabeth Fiedler of Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Graz

PANEL DISCUSSION with
Justin Winkler – University Basel/Graz I Markus Pernthaler – Architect I Lisa Enzenhofer und Anna Resch – Lendlabor I Elisabeth Fiedler – Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Graz I Gerriet K. Sharma – {kA}: Chambers for Space Inquiries

The sound artist and composer Gerriet K. Sharma has been working on the artistic exploration of building-sound compositions since 2009. Temporary vacant buildings in various European cities are utilized as sounding spaces, understood as scores of electroacoustic sound compositions and made tangible for the public. This is pursued in the form of a series of works of concertante or installative works with and in these buildings. The aim was and continues to be the artistic staging of previously unheard and unheard of sound spaces in empty everyday architectures. At the same time a sensitization for the individual sound of buildings and thus of living spaces becomes part of the process. In other words the works are created in and at places that have traditionally served or serve a very different purpose. Through their structural qualities they become the starting point or integral part of the sound composition and presentation.
For the implementation of the complex project, the {kA}: Cahmbers for Space Inquiries (www.kavs.cc) was founded in 2011. The members of the ensemble come from different fields: a sound artist, a graphic designer and DJ, as well as two scientific project planners with a focus on media science and spatial theory.

The event stages an interim review of the work and wants to discuss the results with invited guests, as well as introduce the series of works to an expanded audience. The artistic research project was promoted since 2010 amongst others by the Department A9 Culture, Europe, External Relations for a period of 3 years.

EXHIBITION PERIOD and CONCERTS
26.11. – 30.11.2013

Final works on “graphic below” at Toscana Hall Wuerzburg

21.05. and 24.05.2013
Within a final session the spatial sound-Composition graphic below is finished at Toscana hall in the Wuerzburg Residency building.
The piece will be premiered on 03.07.2013 in cooperation with the Atelier Klangforschung of the University of Wuerzburg.

Publications

New Paper on Sculptural Qualities

Together with former OSIL members Matthias Frank and Franz Zotter gksh has published the results from listening tests “Evaluation of Three Auditory-Sculptural Qualities Created by an Icosahedral Loudspeaker” in Applied Sciences.

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CD-Recordings of Semaphor at CUBE/IEM

23.02 – 25.02.2019 – Dummy head recording of spatial sound-composition Semaphor for Helder tenor recorder and IKO at CUBE, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics Graz with Susanne Fröhlich und Frank Schultz.

The Hudson Review New York on gleAM

Last year the final concert of the Edgard Varèse professorship at SIM Berlin was reviewed by the New York quarterly magazine of literature and the arts The Hudson Review. The article “Curious Conjunctions in Berlin” wonderfully written by Elizabeth Lyon can be found online here (gleAMreview) – scroll down until you see the IKO….! and was one of the finest, unexpected incidents of 2018. Read More

{kA}: Oblivious to Gravity / building sound-compositions / Haus Johannes Graz

Sharma G.K., Bergmann N. – {kA}: Oblivious to Gravity, building sound-compositions Haus Johannes Graz –  in: yearbook of the Institute for Art in Public Spaces 2014 and Public Art – Art in Public Spaces Styria 2012/13. Edition by Elisabeth Fiedler and Dirk Möllmann, Publishing house for Modern Art Vienna (AT).

{kA}: Oblivious to Gravity / building sound-compositions

Sharma G.K. – {kA}: Oblivious to Gravity. building sound-compositions in (half-) puplic spaces (in German) in Staging and Effects – the Magic of Scenography (chapter in book).
Edition by Ralf Bohn and Heiner Wilharm, Transcript publishing house, 2013.

Workshops/Lectures

OSIL final Symposium

13.09. – 14-09.2018 – The sympoisium finalizes our compact spherical loudspeaker array research from the past 4 years, Orchestrating Space by Icosahedral Loudspeaker (OSIL).Read More

Workshop at HfBK Hamburg

26.01. – 27.01.2018
– with the experimental film class Katharina Pethke.
Reflections on sound-picture relations: strategies, experiments and fears of loss.

 

 

Keynote performance at MusA Karlsruhe

07.07.2017
3 p.m.
University for Music Karlsruhe
with Elena Ungeheuer performing the keynote for the conference on Sound in Music Karlsruhe.

Space Always Matters. Does Spatialized Music Tell Us Any News?

Lecture Recital & Concert at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

13.11.2015
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

SYMPOSIUM – Artistic Needs and Institutional Desires

Are we – here OR there – together?
Composing with Sculptural Sound Phenomena in Computer Music
Towards a shared perceptual Space

Lecture and concert with Icosahedral loudspeaker

 

Izlog Festival Zagreb – Lecture

07.05.2015
6 p.m.
Festival-Café
Savska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb – Croatia

Lecture about spatial practices and the OSIL project at the festival centre.

 

Lecture on Building-Sound Compositions Music Biennale Zagreb

20.04.2015
3 p.m.
MM, SC Center
Savska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb – Croatia

After completing the building-sound composition for and with the French Pavilion in Zagreb gksh gives a lecture on the series of works and the ensemble {kA}: Chambers for Space Inquiries.

Workshop at HFBK Hamburg

22.11. – 23.11.2014
HFBK Hamburg

Reflections on sound-picture relations: strategies, experiments and fears of loss.

 

 

Residency at ZKM Karlsruhe

TALK with Ludger Brümmer within the framework of IMA lab No.22.
06.02.2014
6 p.m.
at KUBUS of ZKM

gksh will continue his work on the spatial sound composition graphic below during his residency at the Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe.