Tacit or Loud: where is the knowledge in art?
Symposium and festival for artistic research
Nov 16-Dec 3






Conny Antonov
Conny Antonov, född 1958, är pianist och universitetslektor i instudering vid MHM där han undervisar klassiskt inriktade sångare. Hans specialområden innefattar opera, romanser, Lieder och oratorier. Han har stor repertoarkännedom och en omfattande konserterfarenhet. Sedan 2005 leder han tillsammans med Sara Wilén skolans undervisning i operaimprovisation inom ramarna för musikerutbildningen i sång. Han har också lett ett konstnärligt och pedagogiskt utvecklingsarbete i ämnet. Detta pionjärarbete finns dokumenterat i skriften Improvisatörerna, publicerad 2009. Projektet har också resulterat i ett antal improvisationsföreställningar utanför skolan, baserade på romans och opera. Conny Antonov har lång erfarenhet av arbete med sångare. Som gästlärare är han flitigt anlitad i andra sammanhang, t.ex. vid kurser för sångare och pianister.

Malin Astner
Malin Astner is a dance artist and educator based in Malmö. She studied at the University College of Dance in Stockholm and Rotterdamse Dansakademi in Holland, and, after her graduation in 2002 worked as a dancer with several choreographers in Sweden and Europe. Malin was based in Berlin 2008-2011, where she primarily focused on personal creativity and work in dance improvisation in collaboration with several musicians, Malin is a founding member of Blink - an organisation works for dance exchange between Berlin and Sweden, and also “Samtidsverket” promoting choreography and research. More information is available at malinastner.com.

Diana Baldon
Diana Baldon (b. 1974, Padova) is an Italian art historian, critic and curator of many exhibitions internationally. Since 2011 she has lead Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, where she has given emergent and renowned artists their first solo exhibitions in Scandinavia and has presented a breadth of contemporary art production locally and regionally. Prior to her appointment in Sweden she worked at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as Curator-in-Residence and member of the scientific and artistic teaching staff (2007–2011). After receiving a Master’s degree in Creative Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2002, she has realised numerous exhibitions for institutions and Biennials such as for the Generali Foundation (2012), the 2nd Athens Biennale (2009) and The Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007). Her critical writing has appeared in numerous artists’ catalogues and international magazines such as Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, and Afterall. Since 2005 she has conducted lectures, public talks and panels on curating and contemporary art at the Venice Biennale; Witte de With, Rotterdam; the Postgraduate Programme in Curating at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste; and CuratorLab at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, amongst other venues.

Johannes Boer
Since September 2006 Johannes Boer is the head of the Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. A school he graduated from in 1988 as  a master in music on the viola da gamba, after three years of studies with Wieland Kuijken. The conservatoire is in its kind one of the largest institutions in the world and has a reputation as innovative and leading in Early Music since 1972. Johannes Boer had a double career as a performer and musicologist after studying at Utrecht University. As such he took part in many productions and ensembles of several kinds throughout Europe. He was connected to the Utrecht Early Music festival as a board member of the magazine, journalist and reviewer. In the same organization he was programmer and final responsible for 5 major conferences by STIMU (the foundation for historical performance) from 2003-2008, connecting performers and musicologists of rank. In the realm of his current position he organizes every season a variety of projects, which go from Bach cantatas to baroque opera, including touring to Italy. In September 2014 he started a PhD research project at the Docartes Institute and Leiden University. The focus of his research is on the way knowledge is applied in historical performance practice.

Henrik Bromander
Henrik Bromander has worked as a professional comic artist and writer since 2005 and has published several books, most recently the novel Riv alla tempel about a steroid pumping bodybuilder. During his work with the play Darkness (Smålands mörker), a theatre/comic piece about fascism, he found a starting point for the project Violence and Pedagogy.

Diego Castro
Diego Castro (b.1978) is a Chilean guitarist based in Huddersfield, UK. He holds degrees in guitar performance from Catholic University of Chile and Ramon Llull University (Spain). Diego has given numerous performances throughout America, Europe and Oceania, advocating new music since recent years. His research interests are concerned with performing issues in complex notation, physicality as musical material and critical theory. Currently, he is a PhD student in Contemporary Music Performance at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield, supervised by Dr Philip Thomas. Also, he is studying electric guitar under Daryl Buckley.

Founded 40 years ago, The Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) is a multi-disciplinary facility where composers and researchers work together using computer-based technology both as an artistic medium and as a research tool. The research and artistic work at the center is complemented by academic courses, seminars, small interest group meetings, summer workshops and colloquia. Concerts of computer music are presented several times each year, including exchange concerts with similar studios and centers. Research includes Composition, Applications Hardware, Applications Software, Synthesis Techniques and Algorithms, Physical Modeling, Music and Mobile Devices, Sensors, Real-Time Controllers, Signal Processing, Digital Recording and Editing, Psychoacoustics and Musical Acoustics, Perceptual Audio Coding, Music Information Retrieval, Audio Networking, Auditory Display of Multidimensional Data (Data Sonification), and Real-Time Applications.

Chris Chafe
Chris Chafe is a composer, improvisor, and cellist, developing much of his music alongside computer-based research. He is Director of Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). At IRCAM (Paris) and The Banff Centre (Alberta), he pursued methods for digital synthesis, music performance and real-time internet collaboration. CCRMA’s SoundWIRE project involves live concertizing with musicians the world over. Online collaboration software including jacktrip and research into latency factors continue to evolve. An active performer either on the net or physically present, his music reaches audiences in dozens of countries and sometimes at novel venues. A simultaneous five-country concert was hosted at the United Nations in 2009. Chafe’s works are available from Centaur Records and various online media. Gallery and museum music installations are into their second decade with “musifications” resulting from collaborations with artists, scientists and MD’s. Recent work includes the Brain Stethoscope project, PolarTide for the 2013 Venice Biennale, Tomato Quintet for the transLife:media Festival at the National Art Museum of China and Sun Shot played by the horns of large ships in the port of St. Johns, Newfoundland.

Miguel Cortés
Miguel Cortés (b.1964) works with dance, body, voice and multimedia. Contemporary dance resonates in a career that spans more than 25 years and includes dance, theater, film and musical.

Jörgen Dahlqvist
Jörgen Dahlqvist (b. 1968) is a playwright and director and since the start in 2003 the artistic director of Teatr Weimar, a performing arts collective situated in Malmö, Sweden. Teatr Weimar have cooperated with many major theatre institutions in Sweden. Their productions have also been invited to major European performing arts festivals like the Kunstenfestivaldasarts in Belgium, Temps D´images in France and The Ibsen festival in Norway. The last years he has been involved in a close collaboration with Kent Olofsson and Linda Ritzén and together they have produced twenty productions that include theatre performances, music/video concerts, radio drama and video/sound installations. He has also worked with Vietnamese/Swedish group The Six Tones in a number of different projects in Europe, Asia and America. Between 2009-2012 he held the position as the dean of the Malmö Theatre Academy where he now also work as a teacher.

Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld
Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (Denmark 1981) is a visual artist working with video installation and performative practices. She has directed the video ‘djisr’ (The Bridge) Lebanon 2008; the three-channel video installation ‘Time: Aalborg/ Space 2033’, Denmark 2010; ‘movement’ a four-channel video installation in Beirut 2012; ‘Leap into Colour’ (Cairo 2013 – ongoing). She holds a MFA in Visual Art from The Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen and a MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is a PhD candidate at University of Copenhagen, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Her phd project Rehearsing Reparative Critical Practices seeks to rearticulate cultural agency through the development of reparative critical practice. Drawing on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s notion of the reparative practice the project proposes a communal dense exploration of fragments of cultural memory in response to different “broken” contexts and situations. The project explores the notion of the reparative critical practice through the production of video installations and performative presentations in collaboration with different communities and contexts.

Marcus Doverud
Marcus Doverud works as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and chef. Marcus is Stockholm-based and an active part of the performance related arts internationally. He graduated from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and also studied aesthetics and philosophy at the Institution for Culture and Communication at Södertörn University College. His work move between different stages dealing with bodily, spatial and sonic utterances and their interrelations. Collaborations are widespread in Marcus work and through dialogue moving toward a differentiated politicization of the aesthetic. As an active participator in the contemporary field of art and education, Marcus aspires to describe-create contractions in culture that can open up for new ways of understanding, experiencing and being together.

Ewa Einhorn
Born in Poland, Ewa Einhorn is a visual artist and filmmaker working with animation, satirical drawing and documentary film. She is based in Berlin and Malmö. Since 2009 Einhorn and Kim have been working together on topics related to the relations between politcal rhetoric, assumptions of national territory, and nations as brands.

Anders Elberling
Anders Elberling’s artistic practice has been focused on digital art and poetic montage and images-/image mosaics. Elberling has typically worked in collaborative projects with visual artists, composers, sound artists, electronic art and video artists, with whom he has generated substantial commons and communities for treatment and compositon of digital material. His work has been presented on exhibitions and performances, concerts and theater productions and in webcasts, internet publications and web installations.

Marie Fahlin
Marie Fahlin is a choreographer educated at School for New Dance Development. Her work is focusing on researching and expanding the choreographic field in relation to other art forms. Beeing mainly interested in interdisciplinarity her latest works and collaborations have been with sculptors and musicians, seeking forms for integrating the different disciplines, thus enabling a movement within the choreographic. Together with Rebecca Chentinell she runs the organization Koreografiska Konstitutet which e.g. curates festival:display and publishes the magazine Koreografisk Journal. Fahlin is currently a PhD candidate in choreography at the Stockholm University of the Arts.

Bruno Faria
Currently pursuing a PhD in music at Lund University with funding from the Brazilian agency CAPES, and holding a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa (USA), Bruno Faria, Brazilian flutist from the city of Belo Horizonte, has been an active performer/educator/researcher for the past years, having occupied positions at the Orquestra Filarmônica do Espírito Santo as flute/piccolo solo and at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), as flute professor and coordinator of the Bachelors of Music Degree. Parallel experiences with Brazilian popular music and the artistic medium of Soundpainting, the latter both as a performer and a Soundpainter, raise Faria’s research interest for ways to access and potentially strengthen one’s musicianship by integrating practices and establishing new forms to think and make music. In the PhD research, Faria investigates the practices of sign language Soundpainting, created by North-American musician Walter Thompson in the mid 1970s, from the perspective of classically trained musicians as a form of re-contextualizing musical knowledge and exploring it from different perspectives.

Henrik Frisk
Henrik Frisk (PhD) is an active performer (saxophones and laptop) of improvised and contemporary music and a composer of acoustic and computer music. With a special interest in interactivity, most of the projects he engages in explores interactivity in one way or another. Interaction was also the main topic for his artistic PhD dissertation `Improvisation, Computers, and Interaction’ which was presented at the Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University in October 2008. Henrik has performed in many countries in Europe, North America and Asia including performances at prestigious festivals such as the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, NYC and the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland. As a composer he has received commissions from many institutions, ensembles and musicians. He has made numerous recordings for American, Canadian, Swedish and Danish record labels. Henrik Frisk is also a renowned teacher, currently associate professor at the Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University and as Research Associate at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Frej von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg
Frej von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg is a choreograph, performance-artist, writer och lecturer.

Maurizio Goina
Maurizio Goina is a researcher in sonification, and an audio-visual composer.  He holds a Master of Audio-Visual Composition from the School of Music and New Technologies - Conservatory of Trieste, Italy. For 20 years he was a viola player in the orchestra of the Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Italy.  Since 2008 he is engaged in the development of the system EGGS (Elementary Gestalts for Gesture Sonification) for gesture sonification, together with Pietro Polotti and Sarah Taylor.  In the autumn 2013 he was a visiting researcher at the Sound and Music Computing Group of the department “Tal Hörsel Musik” at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.  Currently he is a guest researcher in the Sound and Music Computing Team at the Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design at KTH. His audio-visual compositions and interactive performances have been presented around the world and received prizes in several international competitions.

John Hanse
John Hanse works as a director and producer of performance art. He has focused his work on how the audience participate in the artwork and experiments where different forms of art collaborate on stage. During his work with the play Darkness(Smålands mörker), a theatre/comic piece about fascism, he found a starting point for the project Violence and Pedagogy.

Frans Jacobi
Frans Jacobi is a danish visual artist (b. 1960). Lives and works in Copenhagen and Bergen. Jacobi works with performance, text and images. His performances and installations are often large scale scenarios with multiple participants adressing a range of political and societal issues. Using a kind of urgent aesthetics the temporality and presence becomes a point in itself. Jacobi is professor in timebase media and performance at KHiB, Bergen Academy of Art & Design since 2012. He completed his phd ‘Aesthetics of Resitance’ at Malmö Art Academy/Lunds University in 2012.

Jane Jin Kaisen
Jane Jin Kaisen is an artist based in Copenhagen. Her artistic projects take shape as films, multi-channel video installations, video-integrated performances and writing. Recent projects include Dissident Translations concerning the suppressed history and fragmented memories of the Jeju April Third Uprising and Massacre and The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger, which explores how mechanisms of militarism, patriarchy, colonialism and nationalism effected three generations of women in Korea. Jane has exhibited and lectured internationally at art institutions and museums, universities, film festivals and activist organizations. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from the University of California Los Angeles, an MA in Art Theory from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and she currently doing a Ph.D. in artistic research at University of Copenhagen / The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Pierre Jodlowski
Pierre Jodlowski is a composer, performer and multimedia artist. His music, often marked by a high density, is at the crossroads of acoustic and electric sound and is characterized by dramatic and political anchorage. His work as a composer led him to perform in France and abroad in most places dedicated to contemporary music as well as others artistic fields, dance, theater, visual arts, electronic music. His work unfolds today in many areas: films, interactive installations, staging. He defines his music as an “active process” on the physica level [musical gestures, energy and space] and on the psychological level [relation to memory, and visual dimension of sound]. In parallel to his compositional practice he is also an active performer as a soloist or with other artists. Since 1998 he is co-artistic director of éOle (studio and production center based in Odyssud - Cultural center in Blagnac) and Novelum festival in Toulouse.

Karin Johansson
Karin Johansson trained as an organist with a MMus in organ and church
music and has been working since 1985 as a church musician and lecturer in organ at the Malmö Academy of Music. She is a performing organist with special interests in new music, improvisation and early music. After her dissertation in 2008 with the thesis Organ improvisation – activity, action and rhetorical practice, she is involved in further research projects and works as a postdoctoral research fellow at the department of Music Education and Performance at Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University. Together with Dr. Fil Ursula Geisler from the Department of Musicology, Lund University, she leads the international research network Choir in Focus, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. In the ongoing artistic research projectRethinking Organ Improvisation, part of a larger project funded by the Swedish Research Council, relationships between liturgical traditions, musical expression and socio-historical structures are explored in concerts and workshops. She is the coordinator of doctoral studies in Music at Malmö Academy of Music.

Jeuno JE Kim
With a background in theology, economics, music and radio, Jeuno JE Kim is a writer and an artist working with sound, performance, video and text. Born in South Korea, Kim is based in Malmö and is a Professor of Art at the Funen Art Academy, Denmark. Since 2009 Einhorn and Kim have been working together on topics related to the relations between politcal rhetoric, assumptions of national territory, and nations as brands.

Flora Könemann
Flora Könemann (born 1981, Germany), lives in Berlin/Germany and Norsesund/Sweden, Studies of Soical and Cultural Sciences (Germany/Sweden) and Fine Arts / Media (Valand, Göteborg/Sweden). Several Soundperformances & performative experiments (solo and collaborations), improvisation and experimental music, residencies in Austria and Canada (Québec).

Eva la Cour
Eva la Cour holds a degree from The Jutland Art Academy and Media & Visual Anthropology from Freie Universität, Berlin. She works conceptually and often site-specifically with an interest in the temporal and linguistic dimensions within audio-visual and spatial forms of montages, performances and texts. She has conducted fieldwork on Svalbard with a particular interest in notions of temporality and guiding, while more genuinely exploring the (historical and cultural) role of the artist as a mediator of the ’unreachable’ and imagined. Teaching workshops with this in mind, she was recently artist-in-residence at Global High-Schools, DK.

Kristofer Langerbeck
Kristofer Langerbeck works as a freelance lighting designer in Malmö. With his background from theater and cultural studies he likes to aim for projects in the sphere of art, cultural and historical lighting. For years he worked with lighting at the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi and as a consultant for historical government building. As he once was a software developer and have ever since managed his knowledge you can also find him in tech-savvy development projects for lighting. As of today he wishes to expand ideas of experimental lighting and to translate it for use in public space.

Annette Jael Lehmann
I am a full professor of Visual Culture / Modern and Contemporary Art at the Department of Theater and Performance of the Freie Universität Berlin Germany. My latest reaserch project is on the Educational Turn in the Arts and I conduct a cooperation project about Black Mountain College with the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin. My latest publications are:
Environmental Art. Transscript Verlag Bielefeld, 2015 [in progress]
Exposures. Visual Culture, Discourse and Performance in Nineteenth-Century America, Tübingen 2009
Kunst und Neue Medien. Ästhetische Paradigmen seit den 1960er Jahren, Tübingen, UTB/Francke 2008

Juan Loaiza
Sonic art practitioner based in Northern Ireland and North-east England. Juan is currently developing a dual research with creative practice and theoretical work towards a PhD in sonic arts and music. This research is grounded on the Enactive philosophy and science. Complementarily, Juan’s approach to practice, in which social relations are placed in the centre of the creative process, is the result of a multidisciplinary formation and experience: until 2011 Juan worked as consultant in arts and culture for governmental programmes in Colombia; Juan’s experience in music goes back to earlier collaboration with theatre and dance collectives since late 90’s in the same country.

Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka
Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka (born 1984 in Germany), lives and works in Graz/Austria, Studies of Contrabass / Musical Sciences / Instrumental Pedagogics and Contemporary Music in Dresden/Rostock (Germany) and Graz (Austria). Performances in improvised and contemporary music, music theatre and sound art.

Murphy McCaleb
Murphy McCaleb received his doctorate in performance studies from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012. Previously, he has received degrees in trombone performance and chamber music from the University of Alaska and the University of Michigan. As a bass trombonist and pianist, Murphy engages in a wide range of music, including classical, jazz, rock, folk, electronic, and experimental. He has recorded on multiple albums, the most recent being Tangents, an improvised post-rock collaboration with Steve Lawson and Andy Edwards. His first book, Embodied Knowledge in Ensemble Performance, was released by Ashgate publishing in March 2014. He has performed and given presentations across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, and Brazil. Currently, Murphy lectures on a variety of music and arts modules at York St John University.

Scott McLaughlin
The composer Scott McLaughlin is currently undertaking PhD studies at the University of Huddersfield, with Pierre Alexandre Tremblay and Bryn Harrison: with support from an Arts Council Professional Development and Training Award.  He has written works for solo instrumental, ensemble, vocal, choral and electro-acoustic mediums. His music has been performed by Iain Harrison, Wake Up, Trio Scordatura, Concorde, Simon Mawhinney, the Goldberg Ensemble, Soosvuk Ensemble, COMA Yorkshire, Firebird Ensemble and flautist Susan Doyle. He has received a number of awards, including the Siemens Feis Ceoil IMRO Award in 2005 and the Mostly Modern/IMRO Young Composers’ Competition in 2003. Current projects include a set of open-ended works for solo instruments with live electronics, and works for homogeneous ensembles. As a performer, Scott McLaughlin is active in the field of live electronics and free improvisation. He performs regularly with the groups ‘Murmansk’ and the ‘Deserted Village Collective’ and has released several albums on independent labels in Ireland and Europe.

Fabio Monni
Fabio Monni graduated in Composition at the Malmö Academy of Music. During the period 2008/2011 he was awarded two scholarships from the Swedish Institute and the Master and Back program (Italy). As a composer he collaborated with performers among which the Arditti string quartet (UK), the New European Ensemble (NL), the Ensemble Evolution (USA/SWE), POING (NO), the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Ruido Vermelho (PT/I). Several of his multimedia works were showed at Interference 2011 (Malmö), TecArtEco 2011 (CH), FILE2013 (BR), Naoussa International Film Festival2013 (GR), PNEM2014 (NL).

Ngô Trà My
studied at the Hanoi National Conservatory of Music, where she received her diploma in 1994 and a pedagogical exam in 2007. Since 1994 she teaches the Dàn bau at the conservatory in Hanoi. She has performed at festivals in China, Spain, Korea, Scandinavia and Vietnam and has recorded one CD as soloist with orchestra: Loi ru quê huong (Lullaby of the Native Land) – 2001. Since 2008 she is Board Member of the Asian/Korean Orchestra. With The Six Tones, she has toured in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Nguyen Thanh Thuy
was born into a theatre family and was raised with traditional Vietnamese music from an early age in Hà Noi. Since 2000 she holds a teaching position at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. She has toured in Asia, Europe, the USA. She has received many distinctions, in 1992 First Prize in the Contest of Traditional Instrument Performance on Television and Radio, Vietnam, as well as in 1998 First Prize and the Best Traditional Music Performer Prize in the National Competition of Zither Talents, 1998, Vietnam. Nguyen Thanh Thuy has recorded several CD’s as soloist with orchestra and solo CDs. She recently published a book chapter in an edited book on Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and live recordings and a book chapter in (re)thinking improvisation: artistic explorations and conceptual writing, (a box with two CDs, a DVD and a book, published by Lund University Press.) She works with both traditional and experimental music as a Dàn tranh performer/improvisor; collaborates with many musicians and composers around the world. Between 2009 and 2011, she was involved as artistic researcher in the international research project (re)thinking improvisation, as a collaboration between the Vietnam National Academy of Music and the Malmö Academy of Music. Since 2012 she is carrying out an artistic doctoral project at the Malmö Academy of Music concerned with gesture in traditional Vietnamese music.

Kent Olofsson
Kent Olofsson is a composer, born in Karlskrona in 1962. In the early years he was mainly associated with chamber music, often written for instruments in combination with electronics - meticulous compositions that evolve out of a close collaboration with particular musicians and ensembles. Himself a guitarist - he began his musical career in the symphonic rock group Opus Est in the late 1970s and early 1980s before studying composition in Malmö between 1984 and 1991 - the guitar has taken on a central role in many of his works. A notable example is the grandiose Il Liuto d’Orfeo for guitar and tape, an intricate and singularly wistful piece specially composed for the guitarist Stefan Östersjö. The work received first prize in the 1999 International Competition for Electro acoustic Music in Bourges, France. In later years he has explored the potential for experimental music theatre to challenge the contemporary practice of musical composition.

Cecilia Parsberg
Cecilia Parsberg is a visual artist who lives and works in Stockholm. http://ceciliaparsberg.com Sometimes in the gap between different perspectives, the language cracks. In this third space it’s possible to develop images; that which wants to be made visible, the not yet articulated. I think this is here the political starts. How do you become a succesful beggar in sweden? is the title of her PhD research in Fine Arts. She is a doctoral student at Umeå Art Academy, Umeå University and Konstnärliga Forskarskolan, Lund University.

Alessandro Perini
Alessandro Perini studied Composition, Electronic Music and Science of Musical Communication in Italy and Sweden. He works with music, sound, video and light. His compositions have been played in Italy and abroad in festivals such as Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Festival Futura (France), Open Spaces (Germany), Kluster Festival (Sweden), Procesas (Lithuania), UNM 2012/2014 (Iceland, Sweden), Moscow Forum (Russia), Tempus Fugit (Argentina). In summer 2014 he was in residence at Fondazione Spinola Banna per L’Arte (Italy), and he started a research about vibration and tactile sound, funded by Kulturbryggan, including projects at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and a residency at Park In Progress (Belgium).

Ulla Pohjannoro
Ulla Pohjannoro studied musicology and education at the Helsinki University (MA 199O), and piano pedagogy at the Helsinki Conservatory of Music (degree 1986). She earned her doctorate from the University of the Arts Helsinki at the Sibelius Academy scholarly programme, with a thesis on the artistic thinking of a professional composer. Further, her research interests have been in foresight research on musicians’ know-how needs in the future, and in intercultural music education, among others. Besides research her career comprises higher education management, arts management, musicians’ continuing education, intercultural education, and web project management.

Jakob Riis
Jakob Riis (b. 1964). Danish laptop musician, trombonist, composer and improvisor. Since 2005 living in Malmö, Sweden. Studied trombone at the Rhythmic Conservatory (RMC) in Copenhagen, where he graduated in 1990. In 97-99 he studied composition with Bob Brookmeyer at RMC. Today Jakob Riis is primarily making noise, electronic- and electroacoustic music. Over the years he has been working with a large variety of different ensembles and musicians. In recent years with; Amplify the Arab, Ars Nova, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Ensemble MidtVest, Konvoj Ensemble, Lotte Anker, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Ris och Ros and The Orchestra, among others.

Marie-Andrée Robitaille
Founder and Artistic Director of Gynoïdes Project. Native from Québec, Canada, Marie-Andrée Robitaille have been educated in human sciences at CEGEP Ste Foy Higher Education College in Quebec and trained simultaneously as a dancer at l’École de Danse de Québec, and further more as a circus artist at the National Circus School in Montreal.  She have been a professional circus practitioner since 1998 touring the world  in transgressing the established gender’s order of the circus by introducing her work on the Chinese pole, a discipline that were then practiced only by men. Through the years, she has been active as a circus performer, artistic counsellor, and instructor/pedagogue, stuntwomen, producer, talent scout at renowned circus company Cirque du Soleil.  Marie-Andree is senior lecturer and head of the bachelor of arts in circus at the School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm.  She conducts a research at Stockholm University of the arts on the agency of women in circus. In December 2013-2014 she curates the Women in Circus Consortium, a program of lectures with a collection of circus performances on the topic of gender, in Stockholm, Sweden.  With a series of artistic research phases known as Bêta Test and an academic line of enquiry lasting several years, the Gynoïdes Project is a wide-ranging operation aimed at creating alternative, feminist strategies for circus creation. www.cirkusperspektiv.se

Erik Rynell
Erik Rynell is a doctor of dramaturgy and a researcher at Malmö Theatre academy, where he previously held the position of senior lecturer of theatre theory, and started and directed a programme for Dramatic writing. In 2008 he submitted his doctoral thesis Action reconsidered, Cognitive aspects of the relation between script and scenic action to the Theatre Academy (TEAK), Helsinki. As a researcher Erik Rynell is affiliated to Center for Cognitive Semiotics (CCS) in Lund. His research interests include cognitive aspects of acting, enactment theory, and phenomenology.  Since 2013 Erik Rynell is active in a research project on multimediality in theatre, financed by the Swedish research council

Marcus Råberg
Marcus Råberg is part of the Teatr Weimar performing arts collective and work as a set designer.

Hana Shin
Hana Shin is a composer, pianist, and improviser with particular interest in the intersections between music and various sciences. Her works have focused on incorporating computer-mediated technologies as well as findings from linguistics and neuroscience into musical composition and performance. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Princeton University, where she took part in the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) and worked with composers Paul Lansky and Dan Trueman. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University.

Francisca Skoogh
Francisca Skoogh made her debut at the age of 13 and has since then established herself as one of Sweden´s foremost concert pianists. Francisca was awarded the Soloist prize in Stockholm 1998 and in 2000 she received 2nd prize at the Michelangeli Competition in Italy. She has made several recordings with both solo and chamber music, which can be found on Spotify. Francisca Skoogh has performed with conductors like Okko Kamu, Heinz Wallberg, Susanna Mälkki, Leif Segerstam, Gianandrea Noseda and Pinchas Steinberg. She is also a licensed psychologist and has combined her musicianship and the knowledge of psychology in her PhD studies in artistic research at Malmö Academy of Music. Her topic is her communication with the audience.

Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt
Choreographer, performer, film-maker, writer. Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt is a well-known profile in Sweden, with her many performances and films. Currently she is developing ways of incorporating traditional Japanese dance and theatre into her contemporary performances and films and at the same time exploring the world of artistic research. Ami lives with her family on the small island Brännö, in the archipelago of Göteborg, the second largest city inSweden. Ami has been a member of the jury for the actor´s programme at the Academy of Music and Drama,Gothenburg University. She has been a peer reviewer for Journal of Artistic Research. She has been invited to speak/perform in academic and artistic conferences and symposiums in Arab Women Solidarity Association in Egypt,University of Wisconsin in U.S., Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sweden,
Nordic Summer University in Norway, Lithuania and Iceland. University of Lincoln, U.K., and the University of Arts in Helsinki, Finland. Ami has received the Gothenburg City Cultural Award twice, for appreciated achievements for the city’s cultural life. She received an honorary mention for her debut film in Paris, 1995. In 1999 she was nominated the Gothenburg Film Festival price, the Golden Hat Award. In 2012 Ami received Västra Götaland Cultural Award, for her "independent, intelligent, generous and colourful performances and films". Ami also gives workshops and talks on dance, dancefilm and Japanese culture. She has organized Japanese cultural festivals for families in parks and gardens: o hanami, Tanabata and Jizou Obon. The o hanamiclass has been taught in Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden, in Melbourne, Australia and in
Alexandria, Egypt. She is a member of an informal seminar group, consisiting of dedicated people from different artistic fields with an interest in Japanese studies (Literature, Architecture, Design, Craft, Dance) at School of Design and Craft, supervised by Kristina Fridh, PhD, researcher and director of doctoral students.

Peter Spissky
Peter Spissky (baroque violin) is a concertmaster in Concerto Copenhagen, one of the leading ensembles in Europe. As a guest concertmaster/conductor he appears regularly with Barokkanerne in Oslo, Baroque Aros (Denmark), Skalholt Bach Consort (Iceland) and Finnish Baroque Orchestra. As a violinist he particpates in Festspiel Orchester Göttingen and Boston Early Music Festival. He teaches baroque violin at the Musikhögskolan i Malmö, Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen and gives Master Classes all around Scandinavia. Since 2010 is a PhD candidate at Lund University with a project concerned with the gestural approach to violin bowing in a context of body movement.

The Six Tones
The Six Tones is a platform for an encounter between traditional and experimental cultures in Asia and the west. The core of this practice is, since 2006, an ongoing project of mutual learning between musicians from Vietnam and Sweden. The Six Tones is a group that plays traditional Vietnamese music in hybrid settings for Western stringed instruments and traditional Vietnamese instruments and improvise in traditional and experimental Western idioms and also commission new works in collaboration with artists in Asia as well as in other parts of the world. The Six Tones are Nguyen Thanh Thuy (who plays Dàn tranh) and Ngô Trà My (who plays Dàn bau), two Vietnamese performers, and the Swedish guitarist Stefan Östersjö. Since the project started, they have been collaborating with the composer and improviser Henrik Frisk, who has both composed works for the ensemble as well as toured with the group as a laptop improviser.

Liv Strand
Liv Strand takes interest in how processes of understanding is present in material form. Form like sculpture, installations and other processes. Her interest comprises how understanding can be transposed between different medias, within that which is apprehensible and related to language. Liv Strand is part of some long term collaborations and makes solo art projects as well. She has been collaborating with Marcus Doverud for more than four years, developing an artistic practice with a span between performance works and an up-coming book on “we-formation”. In 2012-13 she was the Iaspis artist in residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

The artist collective VONTRAPP is a young, female artist collective. Since 2010 VONTRAPP has been working with site specific artworks, where the audience is staged as a sensing body in a performative space. VONTRAPP has six members with different artistic backgrounds such as theatre, electronic music, architecture and visual art. Recently VONTRAPP has had great success with the site specific performance installation A Handful of Dust which took place in an underground water reservoir in Copenhagen. For more information on VONTRAPP visit www.kunstnerkollektivet-­vontrapp.dk VONTRAPP’s research unit is: Sandra Boss, PhD-­fellow, Audio Design, Aarhus University and Astrid Hansen Holm, Master of Dramaturgy, Aarhus University. In VONTRAPP’s research unit the practice based work is transferred to knowledge production concerning the relationship between the artwork and the sensing body. VONTRAPP’s practice based research wish to investigate the knowledge production in art through a direct meeting with the actual artistic practice, which can open for questions concerning the knowledge production on the embodied art work.

Sara Wilén
Sara Wilén is a singer, improviser, Phd student in Music and teacher at Malmö Academy of Music with a Master of Fine Arts at MHM in 2003. Previous soloist engagements include Operaverkstan/Malmö Opera, Riksteatern, Norrlandsoperan and Teatr Weimar as well as many oratorio and Lied and chamber music performances. Sara regularly performs on tours and performances all over Sweden in the ensembles Impromans and Operaimprovisatörerna. In 2014, Sara is engaged as alto soloist in Messias (Händel), with Impromans at Skissernas Museum and Suellska Villan, and with Operaimprovisatörerna and Svenska Kammar-orkestern, as well as in improvised operas inspired by Mozart, in Uppland.

Robert Willim
Researcher, artist and teacher in European Ethnology. His research has primarily dealt with new media and digital culture. During the last years he has also developed a research track about the concept of Industrial Cool. This deals with the ways traditional industries are transformed in contact with ideas about a postindustrial society. Mixes of art and cultural analysis is another of his interests. he works with a number of art projects that are juxtaposed with research questions from the social sciences. Most of these projects are about experiences of place, landscape and geography and the ideas often emanate from my research. he has mostly collaborated with video artist Anders Weberg, and have more and more focused on working with sound.

Matt Wright
born in 1977, Norwich, UK, Matt Wright works as a composer, improviser and sound artist at the edges of concert and club culture, his output stretching from scores for early music ensembles and contemporary chamber groups to digital improvisation, experimental hip hop and turntablism, website installations, and large events combining DJs, new music performers and digital media. As a performer and researcher he works with turntables, laptops and surround sound installations to create post-DJ, multichannel music that embraces hip hop, avant garde and ‘free’ traditions. He works closely with Evan Parker (including the CD ‘Trance Map’ and duo, trio and ensemble performances in New York, London and Paris) with Ensemble Klang in The Hague (including the CD ‘Music at the Edge of Collapse’), with Bl!ndman and Champ D’Action in Brussels; with The Six Tones in Malmo, Sweden and Hanoi, Vietnam; with Ensemble Offspring in Sydney, and with his own ensemble Splinter Cell, a flexible collective of musicians based in London and Canterbury who work with the connections between notation, technology and improvisation.

Stefan Östersjö
Dr. Stefan Östersjö is a leading classical guitarist. Since his debut CD (Swedish Grammy in 1997) he has recorded extensively and toured Europe, the US and Asia. As a soloist he has cooperated with conductors such as Lothar Zagrosek, Peter Eötvös, Pierre André Valade, Mario Venzago, Franck Ollu and Andrew Manze. He received his doctorate in 2008 on a dissertation on artistic interpretation and contemporary performance practice, SHUT UP ‘N’ PLAY! Negotiating the Musical Work, and has since then been engaged in artistic research at the Malmö Academy of Music, and since 2009 also at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium. His most recent CD release is “Signal-in-Noise” with The Six Tones, a double CD on dB Productions 2013.


Tacit or Loud

Festival program

– Inside/outside
– Post human computation
Arrival Cities: Hanoi
– The Fourth Dimension
– Vodou [...] 
– Il Se Tourna
Possible Worlds
– Face
– Inde
– Choreo Graphia
– Facet II
– Portraits

– Voices-of-No(i)sense
– [choreo] logy ⏐ carto [graphy]
– Reiterations of Dissent
– Body on street
– För den som i hemlighet lyssnar
– Gynoides project
– Violence and Pedagogy
– Knowing "I"?
– That’s all we shall no for truth
- Through Composition as Explanation
– Synsmaskinen

Symposium Nov 28-Dec 3
– Nov 28
– Nov 29
– Nov 30
– Dec 1
– Dec 2
– Dec 3

– Keynote speakers
– Presenters