Photo by Finnbogi Péturssson

Jana Winderen

Live Støperiet Friday 5.11

Artist talk Vestfold Kunstsenter Saturday 6.11

Jana Winderen is an artist who currently lives and works in Norway. Her practice pays particular attention to audio environments and to creatures which are hard for humans to access, both physically and aurally – deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges inaudible to the human ear. Her activities include site-specific and spatial audio installations and concerts, which have been exhibited and performed internationally in major institutions and public spaces.

Recent work includes The Art of Listening: Underwater for Audemar Piguet at Art Basel, Miami, Rising Tide at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Listening with Carp for Now is the Time in Wuzhen, Through the Bones for Thailand Art Biennale in Krabi, bára for TBA21_Academy, Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone for Sonic Acts and Ultrafield for MoMA, New York. In 2011 she won the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica for Digital Musics & Sound Art. She releases her audio-visual work on Touch (UK).
Jana Winderen on Bandcamp
Touch Music

Press photos

Photo by Finnbogi Péturssson

Carl Michael von Hausswolff

Støperiet Friday 5.11
17:30–19:00 (video projection on facade)
20:00–20:30 (concert)

Since the end of the 70s, von Hausswolff has worked as a composer using recording technology as his main instrument and as a visual artist using light projections, film/video and still photography as well as other media.

He has exhibited at dOCUMENTA (Kassel), the biennials in Venice, Moscow, Liverpool, Istanbul, Sarajevo etc. and in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Nicosia, Kaliningrad, Tokyo, London, New York, Philadelphia, etc.

His music has been played in festivals such as Sonar (Barcelona), CTM (Berlin), L’audible (Paris), el niche Aural (Mexico City), MUTEK, (Montreal) etc. and released works on record by labels like RasterNoton (Berlin), Touch (London), Pomperipossa (Göteborg) and iDeal (Göteborg).
He recently curated the 2nd part the sound-installation FREQ_OUT named freq_wave in co-operation with Thyssen-Bornemizsa Art Contemporary and collaborates with artist Leif Elggren, EVP re-searcher Michael Esposito, composers Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Mark Fell, Jim O’Rourke, author Leslie Winer and as Dark Morph (with Jónsi of Sigur Rós). He has also collaborated with Pan sonic, The Hafler Trio, Organum and PHAUSS.

Francisco López

Støperiet Friday 5.11

Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the main figures of the audio art and experimental music scenes. For forty years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound listening of the world. Destroying boundaries between industrial sounds and wilderness sound environments, shifting with passion from the limits of perception to the most dreadful abyss of sonic power, proposing a blind, profound and transcendental listening, freed from the imperatives of knowledge and open to sensory and spiritual expansion. He has realized hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings, workshops and sound installations in over seventy countries of the six continents. His extensive catalog of sound pieces – with live and studio collaborations with hundreds of international artists – has been released by over 400 record labels/publishers worldwide. Among other prizes, López has been awarded five times with honorary mentions at the competition of Ars Electronica Festival and is the recipient of a Qwartz Award for best sound anthology.

Live performance Milano, Italy (2019)

Sindre Bjerga

Støperiet Friday 5.11

Sindre Bjerga has been active in the shady back alleys of experimental sound since the mid-1990s, exploring drone music, homemade low-tech electronics and sound collaging. He has been touring quite extensively around the world, Europe, UK, Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea and numerous times in Japan, playing several hundred gigs. He has mostly played solo shows but also in steady units like Bjerga/Iversen, Star Turbine (with Claus Poulsen), Tech Riders (with Frans de Waard) and collaborated with a wide range of artists like Adam Bohman, Lasse Marhaug, Håkon Lie, Anla Courtis, Famlende Forsøk, Culver and played support for Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke and Scanner. He has also held numerous workshops for children and adults building sound objects and self-made instruments. Lately Bjerga has been working more with cassette collages, utilizing found tapes as well as pre-recorded tapes, often mixing and stacking sounds from very different sources, creating these odd, unique and even embarrassing moments. The performative elements in the shows have also been highlighted more lately. Bjerga has been known to wander about in the audience, setting up spontaneous fragile “sound sculptures”, tying audience members up with cassette tape exploring the relationship between artist and audience, sometimes accentuating the very act of performing and other times slapstick comedy type moments.

Aparte has commissioned Bjerga to present unexpected
tableaus and disruptive moments.

Photo: Cedric Archer

Elfi Sverdrup

Støperiet Friday 5.11
Performance 20:40–20:50

Elfi Sverdrup grew up with the folk traditions in Vestfold and went from being almost mute to burst out into mastering traditional Norwegian, Sami, Inuit and Tuvinian vocal expressions combined with extended vocal techniques. Sound compositions, improvisations, body sculptures, states of mind and movements are parts of her performances. Sverdrup participates in multiple constellations and she has performed at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, GAS International Contemporary Music Festival in Sweden, Oslo International Poetry Festival, WAG- World Art Games in Croatia, Montenegro and Slovakia, KRUG Movement in Bulgaria, Women on the edge of Iceland, Ege International Art Week in Turkey, International Folklore Festival BALTICA. Sverdrup also collaborates with poets, theatre makers, musicians and rebels continuously and is the receiver of Hans Christian Ostrø’s Memory Prize 2021 – awarded to artists who build bridges between cultures.

Photo: Svein André Svendsen