Art shows

2017

Pangani in Ritual performance at Altes Spital, Viechtach (D) in November

Pangani performance at Back to Nature Festival (TR) in September

Splits and Cracks exposition and lecture with NMS Lehen students at Schmiede Salzburg (AT) in September

Pangani performance at Progress Festival (AT) in August

Pangani performance at New Healing Festival (D) in August

Pangani performances at Latitude Festival (UK) in July

Lecture performance at Border Sessions Festival (NL) in June

Pangani performance at Everness Festival (HU) in June

Pangani performance at Tree of Life Festival (AT) in June

Biophonic Garden exposition at Let it Grow Festival (NL) in April

 

Pangani performance at Neue Mittelschule Lehen, Salzburg (AT) in March

Artistic support at Sonic Acts Festival (NL) in Februar

Pangani performance at Performing Sound, Gallerie 5020 Salzburg (AT) in January

2016

Splits and Cracks exposition at PolyArt Studio Böheimkirchen (Böheimkirchen, AT) in October

Noctune Ensemble lecture performance at PolyArtStudio (Böheimkirchen, AT) in October

Biophonic Garden exposition at PolyArtStudio (Böheimkirchen, AT) in October 2016

Pangani in Ritual performance at PolyArtStudio (Böheimkirchen, AT) in October

Pangani performance at Festsaal Böheimkirchen (Böheimkirchen, AT) in September

Splits and Cracks exposition at Festsaal Böheimkirchen (Böheimkirchen, AT) in September

Pangani performance at TodaysArt Festival (NL) in September

Pangani performance at Boom Festival (PT) in August

Pangani performance at Latitude Festival (UK) in July

Pangani in Ritual performance at Kinocafe Taufkirchen (D) in März

Artistic support at Sonic Acts Festival (NL) in Februar

2015

Pangani in Ritual performance at Mo.ë Vienna (AT) in December

Noctune Ensemble exposition at Mo.ë Vienna (Vienna, AT) in December

Pangani performance at Neue Mittelschule Lehen, Salzburg (AT) in November

 

Pangani performance at Freaks in Love Festival (Izmir, TR) in September

Pangani performance at One Love Festival (UK) in September

Biophonic Garden exposition at Paradiso Amsterdam (NL) in July

Pangani performance at Tree of Life (AT) in June

Noctune Ensemble lecture performance at Ludmilla (Ljubljana, SI) in April

Pangani performance at DubLab. (Ljubljana, SI) in April

Pangani performance at RIIBA. (Izola, SI) in April

Pangani performance at Radio Student. (Ljubljana, SL) in April

Artistic support at Sonic Acts Festival (NL) in February

2014

Biophonic Garden exposition at Zone2Source (Amsterdam, NL) from December 2014 until February 2015

Noctune Ensemble lecture performance at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (Linz, AT) in December

Biophonic Garden exposition at Gogbot Festival (Enschede, NL) in September

Biophonic Garden exposition at Oddstream Festival (Nijmegen, NL) in August

Pangani performance at Dalai Lama visit to the Netherlands in May

2013

Whisper Down The Lane Screening at Filmfestival Rejected (Innsbruck, AT) in June

Whisper Down The Lane Screening at Massolit (Budapest, HU) in September

2012

Whisper Down The Lane Exposition at Ars ElectronicaFestival (Linz, AT) in September

Whisper Down The Lane Artist Talk at Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, AT) in September

Whisper Down The Lane Screening at CINEMA NEXT at KIZ RoyalKino (Graz, AT) in December

Awards

Border Sessions Festival (NL) 2017 Award

Third price for my artistic bioacoustics research.

Psybient.org community award

Best New Artist 2016

4th on best Album 2016

Gogbot Festival (NL) – Young Blood Award , Project: Biophonic Garden

Nominated for the best media-art graduation piece in the Netherlands 2014.

Media Art Friesland (NL) – Young Masters , Project: Biophonic Garden

Nominated for the Young Masters Award.

Salzburg Upcoming-Movieaward (AT), Project: Whisper down the lane

Third place at Salzburger Upcoming-Movie Award 2012: Cinematography

Media Award Salzburg (AT), Project: Dialog

Salzburger Landespreis 2011: Medienkunst

Out of Box Award (AT), Project: inna‘wave

Motion Award – Nominated for Soundvisualisierung

Research

2011-2017 Spatial Audio

I started my investigation into spatial audio as part of my Bachelor thesis in sound art and interactive programming. The technical aspects of this field where highlighted in my paper “Spatial Audio in virtual Environments”.

During and after my studies, I developed the Plugin “SPASM for Live” at V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam. SPASM for Live is a plugin for Ableton Live to create spatial audio composition.

This tool gives the composer the possibility to create spatial headphone compositions in Ableton Live, where the artist can entirely focus on the creation of sonic environments, rather than programming it.

In my second (interdisciplinary) thesis “From illusionary art to immersive spatial audio engines”, I focused on the implementation, use and artistic context of such a system.

2014-2016 The park experience

Since my Master studies “the park experience” is my main topic of my independent research. I investigate the role of a park in an urban environment and look for sonic cues, which seem to have an impact on such an experience.

Until this point, I created three artworks which focus on different aspects of sounding natural environments.

These works have the function to let my audience experience my investigations, rather than reading about it.

Noctune Ensemble (2014) is a multichannel performance and play with the spatial interaction of chirping crickets;

Biophonic Garden (2015) displays a possible dialog between 80 young corn plants.

Splits and Cracks (2016) invites the audience to listen to the sonic structures inside a slice of wood, that occur due to changing moisture content.

Lectures

Our world of noises / Unsere Welt der Geräusche

Noises of our everyday surrounding are the essential ingredients of this workshop and the goal is to perceive them in their pure beauty of existence.

29.11.-7.02.2017 (11x 90min)– Neue Mittelschule Lehen, Salzburg (AT)

9.03.2017 – Schulzentrum Friesgasse, Vienna (AT)

13.08.2016 – Boom Festival, Portugal

29.9. – 10.11.2015 (7x 90min) – Neue Mittelschule Lehen, Salzburg (AT)

20.4. – 10.06.2015  (4x 90min) – Neue Mittelschule Lehen, Salzburg (AT)

Lecture “Audible Spaces”

The lecture focuses on the use of space in musical composition and its possibilities for computer music.

16.12.2015 Moë Vienna (AT)

10.11.2015 – Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Salzburg (At)

23.04.2015 – LJUDMILA, Ljubljana (SL)

11.12.2014 – Anton Bruckner Private University for Music – Computer Music Studio, Linz (AT)

Lecture “The park experience”

About my research into “the park experience” and the development of my work Biophonic Garden.

20.02.2015 – Glazen Huis Amstelpark – Zone2Source, Amsterdam (NL)

12.11.2014 – Salzburg University of Applied Sciences – MultiMediaArt, Salzburg (AT)

Sound-worlds

In this course, I give students a “hands-on experience” with Audio equipment and sound

production workflows.

Institution: Royal Academie of Arts & Royal Conservatoire, The Hague (NL)

Department: ArtScience

I co-teach this class with Robert Pravda.

Sound-synthesis

I gave students insights into basic concepts of sound-programming and coached individual

projects.

Institution: Fachhochschule Salzburg, Salzburg (AT)

Department: MultiMediaArt – Audio

I co-teach this class with Gianni Stiletto.

Music Workshops

2007-2013 Institution: BAOBAB Family Childrenshome, Mombasa (KE)

I formed an improvisation ensemble with street-children, where we discover the acoustic qualities of

every-day objects and how those can be used in music.

Technical skills

Visual programming Pure Data, Reaktor, Max MSP

Desktop programming C++

DAW Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase

Audio Engineering Sound Production, Recording, Mixing, Mastering

Video FinalCut, AfterEffects

Media design Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

Web-development PHP, Javascript, CSS, SQL

Practical training in electrical engineering

Languages

German (native)

English (fluent speaking & writing)

Kisuaheli (intermediate)