Viernes 20 de Marzo / 20hs (entrada libre)
Cabildo de Montevideo

El Cabildo de Montevideo y SOCO Festival presentan por primera vez en Sudamérica una performance de Carl Michael Von Hausswolff.

Carl Michael von Hausswolff
lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

Since the end of the 70s, Hausswolf has worked as a composer using the recorder and sine waves as his main instruments. His concerts are often dynamic constructions using the acoustics in a specific space. His records has a conceptual and intellectual foundation where the composed sounds oscillates between sounding object and music. As a conceptual visual artist working with performance art, light- and sound installations and photography.

von Hausswolff’s music has been performed throughout Europe and in North America and Asia in festivals such as Sonar, Electrograph, Cut&Splice and I.D.E.A.L. His compositions can be found released by labels such as Touch, MonoType, feld, Die Stadt, Firework Ed., Laton, SubRosa and RasterNoton. Hausswolff’s music is published by Touch, London. Musically he has collaborated with Graham Lewis (Wire), Pan sonic, Russell Haswell, and others.
His interest in architecture and topography has also resulted in the films “Hashima, Japan 2002”, “Al Qasr, Bahriyah Oasis, Egypt, 2005” and “Electra, Texas 2008” made in collaboration with film maker Thomas Nordanstad.

In 1997 he launched a series of works under the title “Operations of Spirit Communication”. This work, inspired by Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) techniques, was combining and merging sound and vision using analogue and digital technologies such as oscilloscopes, radars and sonars. These ready-made machines were showing the possibilities of ghosts and other kinds of life forms living inside a certain space or inside the electricity grids. The cities of Paris, Linz, Bangkok, Shanghai, Banja Luka, Berlin, Kuala Lumpur, New York City, Tokyo, Frankfurt am Main, Stockholm and Copenhagen has been under this magnifying ghost glass. More recently the exhibition “The Complete Operations of Spirit Communication” was shown at OK Centrum in Linz, Austria. Hausswolff has also collaborated with EVP researcher Michael Esposito in several sessions.

Between 2003-14 he has curated the sound art project “freq_out” in Copenhagen, Oslo, Paris, Berlin, Chiangmai, Budapest, Kortrijk, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Marrakech. This project includes the individual works from 12 sound artists shown in a collective way. The frequency range from 15 – 12 000 Hz was divided up into 12 sections and handed out to the artists. These exhibitions has showed a new way to deal and treat sound works as an exhibitional form, a form that mostly has been chaotic and non functional in many recent group shows. Artists included were Jacob Kirkegaard, J.G. Thirlwell, Jana Winderen, Finnbogi Petursson and Pomassl.

In spring 2005 Hausswolff completed his Starhouse project for The Land Foundation, organised by Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Rirkrit Tiravanija in Chiangmai, Thailand.