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INSTALLATIONS AND AUDIO ART

 

 

SIT/COM

Sited Audio Installation of Kitchener underwater soundscapes using vibro-transducers, experienced by sitting on a 'sound bench', © 2014.

Sit com Installation

[ Above: SIT/COM, commissioned by CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener + Area), as part of the 2014 CAFKA Biennal. Victoria Park Gazebo, Kitchener, Ontario.


FISH ON LINE

A 48 minute exploration of Gabriola Island underwater soundscapes, mixed from the five underwater locations of Fish On Air, and additional sound recordings made in the spring of 2008. Originally presented as a 'narrowcast' by low power FM transmitter, the current version is streamed online, as part of the Gabriola Pubic Art Map Project presented by the Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art in June 2014. TO HEAR THE WORK CLICK ON THE IMAGE OR CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE>>

Fish on Air Radio Sites Click to Hear FISH ON LINE


URBAN TIDES

Interactive Sound Scultpture, using microphones and 233 software-controlled LED lights, © 2015

Johnson Street Parkade

[Above: Proposal for the Victoria Public Art Commission, 2015]


COMMUNITY RESONANCE

Interactive, kinetic Sound Scultpture, using contact microphones and vibro-transducers. App-controller selects ambient soundscapes and resonant materials, © 2014

Community Resonance

[Above: Proposal for the City of Richmond Public Art Commission, 2014]


 

 

TAMTAM

Interactive Sound Scultpture, using contact microphones and vibro-transducers on a resonating 'gong'. Public interface controlled by mobile app, © 2013

Tamtam Sound Art Installation

[Above: Proposal for the City of Richmond 'Art Plinth' Project, Brighouse Skytrain Station, Richmond, BC. 2013]


 

 

TOUCHSCAPES

Sited Audio Installation exploring the Acoustic Geography of the Oldman River Valley. Interactive Mosaic Map of Nature Sounds explored by touch. © 2013

Touchscape Installation

  Above: Shortlisted proposal for the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, Lehtbridge, Alberta, developed in response to the centre's educational mandate ]


 

 

TOUCHSCAPE : LIGHT

Haptic interface—triggered, light–responsive Audio Installation using ambient soundscape as compositional material, ©2013

Toucscape Light

Above: EXAMPLE OF TOUCHSCAPE (Proposal in development for the Bert Church Theatre, Airdrie, Albert, 2013).


 

 

HARBOUR CHIME

Sited Audio Installation using ambient sensor array to control Audio Spotlight and transducer-based soundscape combining historical and natural recordings of the site © 2012

Habrour Chime, Toronto

[ Above: Shortlisted Proposal for the 2013 FRESH GROUND competition at Toronto Harboufront ]


 

 

SOUND COLUMNS

Permanent Audio Installation using 'Audio Spotlight' Speakers and soundscape compositions based on underwater field recordings from the Edmonton area, © 2011.

Sound Columns Edmonton

[ Above: Opening of the Installation, commissioned by the Edmonton Arts Council for the Queen Elizabeth Civic Pool Redevelopment Project, Kinsmen Park. The coloured pads indicate audio 'colunns' ]


 

 

YVR: THE REMEMBERED CITY

Audio Installation created as Part of YVR, A Project by Andreas Kahre, presented with Radix Theatre, Vancouver Roundhouse Performance Centre, © 2011.

[ Above: YVR The Remembered City, videography and editing by Michael Sider on Vimeo.]  Special thanks to the City of Vancouver Office of Cul;tural Affairs 125 Cultural Fund  


 

 

STREAMING

Public Art based on the 100 'Lost Streams' of Vancouver, using hyperdirectional speakers and interactive display relaying the streams location and historical use, © 2010.

Sound Columns Vancouver

[ Proposal for 49th Street Underground Skytrain Station, Vancouver, Langara Public Art Program 2010, at a site located on two of Vancouver's — now culverted — underground rivers.]


 

 

CONFERENCE OF FISH

Sited Audio Installation animating found objects using Underwater Sound from the University of Leyden Collection, © 2010

Badgast Preliminiary

  [ Above: Site of the Proposal for the BADGAST Residency, Scheveningen, Holland ]


 

 

FISH ON AIR

Acoustic Cartography Project and Radio Installlation, using local underwater recordings of fish habitats as compositional material. Click on targets to hear sounds, © 2008.

Fish on Air Radio Sites Silva Bay UNderwater Soundscape Degnen Bay Underwater Soundscape El verano Underwater Soundscape Descanso bay Underwater Soundscape Taylor Bay UNderwater Soundscape

[ Above: Fish on Air, as presented on Gabriola Island, BC, commissioned by 'The Elements: A Festival of Nature in Performance' in 2008.


RADIOPHONIC WORK AND PERFORMANCES

 

 

 

 

 

THE OTHER NIGHT, UNDERWATER
Audio Art Work, 52 min., Darren Copeland and Andreas Kahre, Produced by Goetz Naleppa, Commissioned by DeutschlandRadio Kultur. Premiere Broadcast: May 2, 2008

L'Atalante The Other Night, Underwater, on Sonosphere

Above: Still from L"Atalante, Jean Vigo, the world's first underwater film images. Click on the image to listen to the Sonosphere version of the work.

 


SONOSPHERE


Sound art collection of Deutschlandradio Kultur online and at Musée Réattu, Arles, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, Conrad-Zuse-Medienhaus – studio 1, Weimar, 2011


 

ISEA 2010 RUHR

Oscar Huber Museum Ship and Performance Venue (see below), as part of ISEA 2010, 16th International Syposium on Electronic Art, Duisburg-Ruhrort,

 


 

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME


by Andreas Kahre, curated by Darren Copeland for Deep Wireless. Radiophonic Work, 8 minutes, © 2010
Commissioned by CBC Radio's Living Out Loud and the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio Art, hosted by New Adventures in Sound Art. Premiere: May 25th, 2010, Ryerson University, Toronto. Spatialized Version by Adam Basanta. Essay on notions of home created entirely from commercial sound samples.

 


 

FISH ON AIR


Narrowcast Radiophonic Installation, © 2008, Commissioned by the Elements: A Festival of Nature in Performance, Lulu Performing Arts, Gabriola Island, BC, Premiere: August 5, 2008, 60 minute continuous loop.


 

FISH IN CONCERT
Composition based on aquatic sounds and fish recordings,, ca. 40 minutes, Presented at AKOUSMA (5), Montréal, December 2008

Akousma Montreal

 


 

WIRELESS GRAFFITI
Live Radio Performance Series, created with Rumble Productions, © 1994-1995

Wireless Grafitii

Wireless Graffiti was a transmedia project initiated by Rumble Productions in 1993 with the goal of re-envisioning the theatrical possibilities of live radio. The project parallelled a renewed international interest in radiophonic expression by bringing together artists from a variety of disciplines. Exploring the medium while playing with its conventions, form and style, Rumble's past creations include four dynamic, unique live-to-air broadcast events. Co-directed by Norman Armour and Darren Copeland with Andreas Kahre as production designer.

Vancouver East Culture Centre, Co-Produced by Rumble Productions, Vancouver Pro Musica and CFRO Co-Op Radio.

 


ABOUT US:

 

Darren and Andreas

Above: Darren and Andreas working on Sound Columns, Kinsmen Centre, Edmonton, 2011. Photo: David Garfinkle

 

DARREN COPELAND


is a sound artist based in the Toronto area in Canada. His main interests are soundscape composition and multichannel spatialization. Since 1985 he has made work for radio broadcast, concert performance, public art installations, and has designed sound and composed music for theatre and dance. His works are published by the prestigious Canadian label empreintes DIGITALes. His radio works have been commissioned by Kunstradio ORF, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Deutschlandradio Kultur, the NPR-affiliate WBEZ in Chicago and have received mentions from Phonurgia Nova and the New York Festivals Award.

Copeland has created public art sound works for Interactive 05 (as part of Art Toronto), the Open Ears festival, and has had a solo gallery show at Gallery 1313 in Toronto and Modern Fuel Gallery in Kingston, Ontario. Copeland is the artistic director of New Adventures in Sound Art and past president of the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology.

WEBSITE: www.darrencopeland.net


 

ANDREAS KAHRE

is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist, musician and media artist, whose work encompasses images, sound, and text in many different configurations. He studied visual art and art history at UBC, and has collaborated in the creation of more than a hundred projects with theatre, dance and music ensembles across Canada and internationally. He is especially interested in sited installations, and audio-based performance work, and he has created performances and installations that combine contemporary paper theatre, audio art and new media on projects ranging from work with Forced Entertainment and Rimini Protokoll to Deutschlandradio Kultur to the Papertheaterfrestival Preetz.

Andreas was one of the director/curators of the Western Front artist-run centre. He has taught sound design for theatre and live performance at the University of British Columbia, and has been involved in interdisciplinary projects, ranging from audio installations and radiophonic works to compositions for Gamelan, and Paper Theatre. He is currently the artistic director of the Xenographic Society and the director of the Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art on Gabriola Island

WEBSITE: www.andreaskahre.net

 

Sound Columns Installation, Edmonton 

 


 

Copeland+Kahre

Darren Copeland and Andreas Kahre have been collaborating as an artist team since the 1990s, creating audio and media installations, radiophonic works, and public art projects that have been presented across Canada and internationally.

With complementary backgrounds in composition, sound design, visual art and scenography, and a shared interest in acoustic ecology, our practice is focused on creating site-responsive installations that encourage critical engagement with the relationships between human and non-human soundscapes, and on research that investigates cognition related to sound.

We are especially interested in underwater soundscapes and often use local recordings as compositional material, and unconventional loudspeaker systems such as hyper-directional speakers, tactile transducers and narrowcast radio transmitters, in order to create interactive systems that can be experienced by sight, by ear, and by touch, in unexpected ways. Our goal is to engage the sonic imagination of audiences of all ages and abilities, and to invite them to explore sound as a critical and playful medium for creative interaction.

Andreas Kahre and Darren Copeland


CONTACT
Email: Copelandkahre@gmail.com


DOWNLOADS

To download a Copeland CV, click >>here

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SAMPLES OF AUDIO WORK



 

WEBSITES:

Darren Copeland: www.darrencopeland.net

Andreas Kahre: www.andreaskahre.net


All contents © Darren Copeland and Andeas Kahre, 2014