During CTM, MONOM – Berlin's Center for Spatial Sound – which is home to the 4DSOUND system will become a place to switch off unwanted disturbances and immerse oneself in vivid sonic worlds.
Sound is a medium that we experience with our entire body. Similarly, the 4DSOUND system is a habitable instrument that merges with and decentralizes the performance space, allowing for sound to come from all around us and move through us. Experiencing sound in this way opens us up to emotional and physical responses inscribed in our ancient and recent memories, providing an opportunity to experience our senses as a gateway to more meaningful connections between inner and outer space and to transcend the turmoil.
For this evening, MONOM have commissioned Gaika and TCF to use their spatial 4DSOUND system to build intensely visceral experiences that will range from calming to thought-provoking and radical. Artist and researcher IOANN will present "Imagining the Hyperspace", a work he developed during a residency at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest. The work seeks to reveal the multidimensional nature of listening by exploring complex 4-dimensional geometrical shapes in sound. Listeners will in turn become aware that the construct of space we perceive is an attribute of our consciousness, and that this perception can be altered.
Transcend the Turmoil is a collaboration between MONOM, Spatial Sound Institute and CTM Festival.
TCF is the moniker of Norwegian contemporary artist and musician Lars Holdhus. His work explores themes of code, cryptography and musical composition through the use of visual, sonic, built and written concepts. Holdhus creates a world that draws references from musique concrete, hardstyle, hardcore, poetry, and digital artifacts. His practice shifts between art exhibitions and performing music pieces.
IOANN is the artist-moniker of Ivan Sapozhkov, haiing from Western-Siberia, Russia. Sapozhkov began to experiment with electronics and virtual instruments across the media of film, theatre, and avant-garde music before establishing the experimental studio and label Negativespace in 2014.
“Repeat after me // Fuck your Politics,” reads a video for Gaika’s 2017 Spectacular Empire. Gaika is a singular, enthralling artist from Brixton whose work is shapeshifting, pointed, and elusive.