Together with artists Frank Schulz, Heidi Bruck and Ismail Arslantürk of Thikwa-Werkstatt für Theater und Kunst, Katharina Hauke and Till Bovermann of friendly.organisms spent the first half of 2022 promoting inclusive cooperation and collaboration between artists and the environment. In a series of work phases, we jointly selected and visited places around Berlin with the aim of portraying them and creating sound compositions both in and in cooperation with them and their inhabitants.
Four excursions to two different locations were conducted in which the artists engaged with resident organism(s), collected field recordings, and contributed to the soundscape with Systems∿Encounter, an electronic sound system specifically developed for soundscape interventions and used extensively within the context of friendly.organisms. In subsequent studio sessions, the collected materials were reworked into sound collages and soundscape compositions.
Below we are collecting a chronology of the events as they took place and are recorded by the group and associated people.
Many thanks go to the many friends and collaborators we found during this project; among others: Magdalena Oelmüller, Leonor Gaudêncio, Silke Stuck, Ute Lindenbeck, Silja Teresa Huppertz, Kevin Hamann, Christian Hebel, Antonia Rehfueß, Angela Müller-Giannetti, and many more. Thanks also for the friendliness and hospitality we received and so much relied upon of organisations like floating, noisy-rooms, pirate studios, and of course thikwa, our main project partner.