perspectives of acoustic city development
There is no sound without space and no space without a sound. In every day life we are surrounded by the sounds of diverse nature and various origins. Language, sounds of nature and civilisation â€“ sound as a carrier of information or as a factor of disturbance permanently encircles our consciousness.
The projectÂ Klang Orte Berlin/Berlin Sonic Places was initiated by Peter Cusack in the frame of his Residency at The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and explores our relationship with and the importance of sound in the urban context.
From June to September 2012 Berlin Sonic Spaces will illuminate the issues through talks, discussions and performances. In 3 one day events the perspectives of different interest groups groups â€“ artists, architects/planners, sociologists, musicians, residents, administrators, local communities and the public â€“ will be brought together for a lively dialogue on the cityâ€™s changing soundscape.
Three themed modules will be presented in three exemplary places â€“ Pankow/Prenzlauer Berg, /Wasserstadt â€“ Rummelsburg/Stralau and Tempelhof Airfield. They all explore the spatial and communicative potential of sound as a tool and a means of urban practice. A cross disciplinary dialogue will be built that traces out the complex relations and interactions of space-sound by presenting and testing new strategies, methods and possibilities of sound work within artistic and applied contexts.
The results of the Berlin research modules and the collaboration between Peter Cusack, Sam Auinger and students of UDK Sound Studies Berlin will be featured at Ars Electronica 2012 in Linz this September.
Klang Orte Berlin/Berlin Sonic Places continues the discourse started by Tuned City Berlin in 2008 and aims to develop it further in cooperation with the UDK Sound Studies and a wide range of local and international partners. The project is realised by dock e.V. in cooperation with The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.