22/07/2020, 7 pm @ LENBACHHAUS, Munich

PORTS IN TRANSITION, performance and listening session feat. Jonas Yamer and accomplices

The sound piece „Ports in Transition“ explores the acoustic landscapes of the Mediterranean. A central point of reference is a field recording of ship horns at the port of Piraeus: on Epiphany, the ships make their horns sound at the same time. This field recording is used for sampling and as a source signal for modular synthesizers and translated into a score for a wind quartet.

In a performative live version of the sound piece, the Lenbachhaus’s garden is defined as an open field of sending and receiving. Members of the audience can become involved as accomplices of the performance: equipped with instruction manuals and walkie-talkies, they can send signals to a monumental guitar amplifier sculpture and become a formative part of the performance.

Commissioned by the Goethe Institute Athens and the Onassis Foundation, the sound piece premiered at the festival „Movement 1920–2020“ (Onassis Stegi, Athens).

PORTS IN TRANSITION is part of RADIO-AKTIVITÄT, group show at Lenbachhaus, Munich

Assoziation Revolutionärer Bildender Künstler Deutschlands (ARBKD)Tomaso Binga, Cashmere Radio Berlin, Betty Danon, Isa Genzken, Gruppe SPUR, Kurt Günther, Wilhelm Heise, Ralf Homann/Manuela Unverdorben, Institute for Computational Vandalism, Jacqueline de Jong, Laboratorio P, Katrin Mayer, Karolin Meunier, Kalas Liebfried, Stefanie Müller, Radio Papesse, Max Radler, Ketty La Rocca, Ruine München, Rudolf Schlichter, Xul Solar, Sozialistisches Patientenkollektiv, Kurt Weinhold, Andreas Zeising, H. P. Zimmer

Curated by Karin Althaus and Stephanie Weber

further information: https://www.lenbachhaus.de/entdecken/ausstellungen/detail/radio-aktivitaet


Japanese Ambient and new age Playlist and Questionnaire 

Questionnaire for Passe-Avant – online magazine for contemporary art



curated by Rosanna Marie Pondorf, Simon Sternal, Kalas Liebfried
Instgram @space.rosastern

guest curators: Marie-France Rafael, Mira Anneli Naß, Lena Prents, Stefka Tsaneva



21.-23. Feb 2020: MOVEMENT (1920 – 2020)

curated by Detach (Voltnoi & Quetempo)

PORTS IN TRANSITION, sound work, commissioned by Goethe-Institute Athens and Onassis Stegi. Partner: Lenbachhaus Munich.

The sound piece „Ports in Transition“ explores the acoustic landscapes of the Mediterranean area as a transitory non-place. The composition is based on field recordings from archives and online databases. A central reference point is a field recording of ship horns at the port of Piraeus: for epiphany, the ships make their horn sound at the same time. During the production process, this material is used for sampling, as signals for modular synthesizers, as well as an instruction manual for alt-saxophone, bass clarinet, trumpet and flugelhorn.

Kalas Liebfried | conception, production, arrangement, synthesizer
Lobo | co-production, mixing, mastering
Ralph Heidel | alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Bastien Rieser | trumpet, flugelhorn
Jonas Yamer | bass guitar
Philip Hutter | modular synthesizer

further information: https://www.onassis.org/whats-on/movement-1920-2020

19/02/20: AMBIENT AS A METHOD, lecture and listening session at Hyle, Athens

In his lecture and listening session, Kalas Liebfried will give insights into his methodology and artistic research for recent works such as „Ambient for a Silent Forest“ (Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, 2019), „Corps-à-Corps feat. MC Nancy“ (Kunstverein Munich, 2018) and his sound work „Ports in Transition“ for the festival „Movement (1920-2020)“.

event: https://www.facebook.com/events/172125330778688/

ART START 2020: Comfort Zone
group show at Credo Bonum Gallery / Goethe-Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria

7.02. – 1.03.2020

For the fourth consecutive year, Credo Bonum Gallery and Goethe-Institut Bulgaria unite in the search of new and interesting artists to follow in the year ahead. 
The curators of this year’s edition are Vesela Nozarova, Lars Norby and Stefka Tsaneva, and the works in the exhibition address the theme „Comfort Zone“.


Radio 80000

Monthly show on Radio 80000: INTONARUMORI – a journey into the world of composed noises and the 21st century ambients. 





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