Nordic Sound Art

V/A - Soundings 2 -

Exhibition catalogue for the Nordic Sound Art graduate program show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark in 2012. Featuring Cecilia Jonsson, Lauri Wuolio, Oscar De Carmen, Martinka Bobrikova, Joonas Siren, Signe Lidén, Elin Øyen Vister, and Christian “Flopper” Mastrup.

The book is 70 full-color pages, with essays, interviews with the artists, and photo documentation.

"Usually, only particular circumstances trigger our awareness of the sounds that surround us. To most of us sound functions as a backdrop for visual experience. Sound artists on the other hand shift our attention to the immense possibilities for acoustic variety. The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates a special occasion, focusing on sound. In April we will present works by the graduating students from the Nordic Sound Art programme a cross-nordic collaboration between several art academies in Scandinavia. We are giving the eight graduates the possibility of showing their final projects in the group exhibition Soundings 2 - Nordic Sound ArtGraduate Show. This will provide the public with a unique insight into the most recent tendencies within the nordic sound art scene.

Sound Art is an ephemeral art form crossing boundaries between different media. Only in the last decades has it established itself as a regular discipline. A lot of sound artists explore the spatio-sonic potentials, working around the divide between the visible and the audible to expand our sensuous capacities. They are pointing at the interdependency between intangible sound and its material source. Other artists create installations that prompt more traditional architectural and acoustic considerations or investigate the way we understand the sounds surrounding us." - Museet For Samtidskunst/Museum Of Contemporary Art 

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