Interference #8
A Laboratory for Artistic Research in Music
21 May 2019 - 27 May 2019

Interference #8 which is organized by the Malmö Academy of Music is a laboratory for artistic research. The atmosphere is that of sharing and joint exploration. The theme of this lab is site specific and ecological sound art with a focus on listening practices. Among several international guests like Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir are the legendary sound artist Akio Suzuki, one of the pioneers of participatory forms of sound art. He is joined by Caitlin Dear and Miyuki Inoue, who are both doing residencies at the Inter Arts Center, and the choreographer Hiromi Miyakita. The first three days will be dedicated to field work in and around Malmö, followed by two days of lab sessions at the Inter Arts Center.

Interference #8 invites a wider audience to take part when artists share works in progress, installations, performances, and engage in critical discussion.


Sat, May 25, 10:00-12:00

Site-Specific Singing workshop with Miyuki Inoue

Miyuki has been developing Site-Specific Singing as a component of her practice as a performance artist, through which singers may observe and explore a building, and sing with it.
There have been many elements to sing with: small rooms to hide the voice, doors that open and close, echoes back from the space, strange reverbs from metal objects, pipes to transmit the sound and warmth, etc.
The Site-Specific Singing workshop starts with vocal warm-up exercise and we then move on to explore the Inter Arts Center, using our voice.
We might become like one organism that produces voice from the body of the building, or not…

Sat, May 25, 13:00-15:00

Performances of scores generated from the site specific work during Interference #8

Memories of Malmö (2019)
by Hiromi Miyakita

strengur (2019)
by Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
from northwest
score based on a site specific performance – 55.5299° N, 12.9341° E

Fri-Sun, 10:00-18:00, VR-room

“Klagshamns udde”: site-specific resonance with aeolian guitar #2 (2019) by Stefan Östersjö

Stringed around a tree at Klagshamns udde, the aeolian guitar and its performer constitute a little eco-system responding to the wind. The practice of aeolian guitar performance is a site-specific exploration through participation. The audio is recorded with microphones inside the guitar and represents the acoustic phenomenon of the aeolian sound without any signal processing, the video footage is a documentation of a performance on site on May 22 2019.

Akio Suzuki, Hiromi Miyakita, Caitlin Dear, Miyuki Inoue, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir