JOHANNES S. SISTERMANNS AT HARVESTWORKS
Un __ Pli
Wednesday, May 10th, 2016 at 7pm
596 Broadway #602
New York, NY 10012
comPLIcation / amPLIfication / PLIcation / exPLIcation / folding space in sound fold afar / video broken in space / horizon talks limitless / decaying / cling film rushes visible / body goes glad wrap
Solo Performance in Solo Space / performance is more accentuating gaps / all starts in the unknowing of that space /
5-channel composition, voice, scotch tape, accordion, room tone, body goes cling film, Exciter, Electronics
seeing_off, de_couple, listening_off, find oneself here,
temporary state that lasts forever
place, conscious, un_repeatable, appearance_less
the un_conclusivness of my momentary perception
decoupling brings forth space, let the Un grow large
idea / vision is detached from me
you decide your limits
Sistermanns operates from a space of potential. Boundaries based on the material properties of instruments or spaces are no longer constitutive here, but rather the informational power of the individual perceptual capacity.
Johannes S. SistermannsBorn in Cologne [Germany] he studied Piano (Klaus Runze), Rhythmik (H. Leiser) and Composition/New Music Theater (Mauricio Kagel) between 1976 and 1984. He lived in Vanarasi in 1979 (studying North Indian singing at Banares Hindu University), obtained a PhD in musicology, lived in Paris from 1991-92 (where he met Luc Ferrari), in New York from 1995–96 (The Tao of Voice method with S. Cheng), in Japan in 2001, and in Australia. From 1997-2010 he was Vice-President of DEGEM (German Society for Electroacoustic Music). His work encompasses installative sound sculptures, audio plays and electroacoustic compositions for 2–8/43 loudspeakers (Sound Dome at ZKM, Karlsruhe) up to 2704 loudspeakers for wave field synthesis (TU Berlin), live satellite/Internet/ sound performance, graphic notation and instrumental compositions. Concerts, Performances, Exhibitions, Lectures, Residencies and Grants lead him to Japan, Australia, US, China and widely in Europe. International Festivals: Knitting Factory New York 1995, EXPO 2000 World Exhibition Hannover, Donaueschinger Musiktage 1996/1999/2005/2016, ISCM World Music Days Switzerland 2004/Stuttgart2006/Sydney 2010, International Summercourse for New Music Darmstadt 2004/06/12 (+ Lecturer, Ultraschall Berlin 2008, Melbourne/Adelaide Festival 1997/2000/2015], Radiostations [WDR Studio Acoustic Art/SWR/HR/DLR/ DLF/ABC Radio Sydney/Kunstradio ORF Wien]. Grants [Kunststiftung/ Kultusministerium/ Filmstiftung NRW Düsseldorf, Japan Foundation Tokyo, ZKM Karlsruhe]. Awards include the 1997 Karl Sczuka Advancement Award (SWR), 2008 German Sound Art Prize (WDR Cologne, Marl Sculpture Museum), 2015 3. Prix PRESQUE RIEN, Paris (Luc Ferrari) and first prize at the 2016 International Composition Competition “Leibniz Harmonien” 2016.
Photo by Brian Balen
New York sur_ Fold 1 from Johannes S. Sistermanns on Vimeo.