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31.08 – 03.09.
AUDIO SCULPTURE
sixteen hours in four parts
// 02.09. LIVE PERFORMANCE

RIVERBED

by Eric Maltz

audio sculpture: sixteen hours in four parts.


– on view

31.08., 16-20h, Part1: 4h

01.09., 16-20h, Part2: 4h

02.09., 14-18h, Part3: 4h

03.09., 14-18h, Part4: 4h


02.09.2023, 19h start - space is limited!

LIVE PERFORMANCE

19h Les Temps Englouti

20:30h ARTIST TALK


Riverbed is a site-specific durational audio sculpture and the first solo gallery show by sound and land artist Eric Maltz. 



Short recordings of the ambient noise in frei-raum.berlin are treated as if they were clay dug up from a river bed and shaped into an artifact, in the same way a vase or sculpture would be made. By using a specialized playback system, the illusion of a static sound object is created, giving corporality to sound waves and creating a river of time whose sameness one can almost touch twice.


This work explores time as the medium of sound. By capturing one, one captures both. It is not just sound that is sculpted and given body, but time; extending the present moment beyond average awareness. Riverbed playfully lives in the boundary between sound art and land art, creating a unique sounding landscape each day of the installation, where the listener is invited to stretch out, touch, and live inside the combination of two immaterial mediums: sound and time.


Saturday (02.09.) will see the inaugural performance of Les Temps Englouti, an ensemble which performs in the boundary between musical activity and the sounds of everyday life. The ensemble will interact with the Riverbed sound sculpture and accentuate the ambient atmosphere of frei-raum.berlin. Performing with the ensemble are musicians Carla Boregas (BR), Edith Steyer (DE), and Eric Maltz (US). 


Eric Maltz (US) is a sound and land artist exploring the malleability of perception through durational performance and sound sculptures. Works include Sun Dial I (DCF77) (2022) a site specific land art installation and 8 Hours or 8 Minutes (2022) an eight hour 8 minute long durational synthesizer performance. Using duration as an expressive medium, Eric blurs the boundaries between art-time and life-time. Each work is a frame, a possibility for an artistic experience to bleed over into everyday life, and vice-versa.








  about the artist 

Eric Maltz (US)

https://ericmaltz.com/


Eric Maltz (US) is a sound and land artist exploring the malleability of perception through durational performance and sound sculptures. Works include Sun Dial I (DCF77) (2022) a site specific land art installation and 8 Hours or 8 Minutes (2022) an eight hour 8 minute long durational synthesizer performance. Using duration as an expressive medium, Eric blurs the boundaries between art-time and life-time. Each work is a frame, a possibility for an artistic experience to bleed over into everyday life, and vice-versa.

frei-raum.berlin

ENSEMBLE WRITE UP

Les Temps Englouti

Les Temps Englouti is an ensemble performing the boundary between musical activity and the sounds of everyday life. The ensemble will interact with the Riverbed sound sculpture and accentuate the ambient atmosphere of frei-raum.berlin. Performing with the ensemble are musicians Carla Boregas (BR), Edith Steyer (DE), and Eric Maltz (US). 

frei-raum.berlin

Carla Boregas (BR)

www.carlaboregas.com

www.carlaboregas.bandcamp.com


Carla Boregas is a Berlin-based Brazilian musician and sound artist. Her practice is focused on the creation of sonic environments through the manipulation of synthesizers, field recordings and acoustic sounds with emphasis on texture, repetition and sensoriality. She works across the spectrum of composition, improvisation, performance and sound installation. She also collaborates with artists from dance, film and theater fields. Recently Carla released her debut solo album called "Pena ao Mar" on the Swedish imprint iDEAL Recordings.

frei-raum.berlin

Edith Steyer (DE)

https://www.edith-steyer.de/


Edith Steyer is a free improvising clarinet and saxophone player with her roots in jazz and classical music of the 20th century. As a former student for social anthropology she is also interested in ethnic music. She is dedicated to the exploration of her instruments and works with different preparations and elements like drum skins, water and wind and lately also with electronic devices. Aside from working on a solo concept, her foremost interest is to create intelligently woven interactions and sound scapes with other artists. For that she is using timbre, noises and tonal or melodic fragments.

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