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Videos & Sound Installations May 20-22 2011



Knut REMOND Sound Cake

Video documentation "Sound Cake" by Knut Remond and the ohrenhoch-Kids.

The video "Sound Cake" shows in different small clippings how the ohrenhoch-Kids (7-13 years old) are on the move in Berlin-Neukoelln with tape "field recordings".

On the occasion of the celebration of 650 years Neukoelln the ohrenhoch-Kids undertook
acoustic rambles, field recording excursions with the tape across the pulsating Berlin-Neukoelln
every week, collecting sounds in streets, on squares, in parks and buildings.

A small camera was used, alternately by Knut Remond (director of the ohrenhoch-Kids) and by the children (ohrenhoch-Kids), filming as well during their sound reccordings.

"Sound Cake" also shows the subsequent realization of the field recordings for the exhibition "Sound Cake, Sound Cabbage, Sound Banana, Sound Apple, U7" at 'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen'.

In this video, also the fascinating process is shown how the ohrenhoch-Kids produced sound objects and sound-space-installations with their field recordings.
This sound-, object- and space-installation entitled "Sound Cake, Sound Cabbage, Sound Banana, Sound Apple, U7" was presented in the sound gallery 'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen' in Berlin-Neukoelln on the occasion of the art festival '48-hours-Neukoelln' in June 2010.


Knut Remond
Born 1956 in Basel, Switzerland. Lives in Berlin-Neukölln since 2006.
Composer, musician, writer, producer, visual-artist, founder and director of "ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen" sound gallery in Berlin-Neukölln.
He was co-founder and member of the formations M.I.T., TV-Totem, 16/17, UnknownmiX, Voice Crack. Released albums/CDs, performed in/organised concerts, festivals.
He lived in the Binn Valais in the Valais Alps, Switzerland 1992-2003 where he created and performed the open air spectacle "Marriage of Heaven and Hell" based on William Blake’s work, on 1700 m.a.s.l. at the mineral mine Lengenbach (2005)
2006/2009 Commissioned works for XQuartet and Ensemble Phoenix Basel
2010 Oratorio to the German Unity: "Erhebe Deine Stimme", for double chorus, pupils and tape. Developed and premiered on 3.10.2010 at Philharmonie Berlin with pupils from Berlin schools.
In 2008 he founded "ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen" in Berlin.
"ohrenhoch" is a sound gallery presenting the contemporary creative work of Electronic resp. Acousmatic Music, open every Sunday throughout the year.
"ohrenhoch" is a school for children (ohrenhoch-kids) for electroacoustic music, sound installation and field recording for children aged 5-14.
The "ohrenhoch-Kids" with Knut Remond have been awarded in 2008 and 2009 with first prizes of "netzwerk junge ohren" for their productions.

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