Public Possession x Federkiel Raum für Kunst | Bil – Olaf Nicolai

In The Woods There Is A Bird

  • 21:00 - 23:59 Uhr
  • 16.11.2017
  • Federkiel

„In the woods there is a bird; his song stops you and makes you blush. [...] And then, when you are hungry and thirsty, there is someone who drives you away.“
Arthur Rimbaud

21 h chestnut soup and drinks

22 h
feat. Theo Nabicht (saxophone)
afterwards Drinks and music by Public Possession

The sound piece IN THE WOODS THERE IS A BIRD... is based on archival sound material from radio reports and uses the radio as a source (rather than a medium of transmission) to explore the relation between sound and index. Background sounds of demonstrations, riots, rallies recorded for radio are sources to generate a soundtrack composed from these various ‘ambiences’. The piece is conceptualized in order to generate further interpretations by various collaborators, in form of concrete sound objects and events. These objects and events range from broadcasting to live performances and installation-based settings.

Part of the project is an artist’s book that unifies a visual essay and the sources of the soundtrack in an image index of the sites and dates.

The soundtrack was published by Public Possession as a vinyl record.

courtesy Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin