UPCOMING: FRAGMENTS OF SONIC EXTINCTION – SECOND EDITION
1 – 12 MAY 2023: ONLINE at WWW.SONICEXTINCTION.NET
13 MAY 2023: LIVE, FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION at ZIRKA SPACE, MUNICH
Current: solo show at Rosa Stern Munich
KALAS LIEBFRIED: LEATHER COATED DRONES
Opening: 17 FEBRUARY, 7 pm
Until 24 MARCH 2023
Rosa Stern Space presents the fourth edition of HEIMSPIEL: a solo show by our team member Kalas Liebfried.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of sound performances at our venue, Belgradstr. 76, Munich:
17 FEBRUARY, 8 pm: Robin Jermer
11 MARCH, 8 pm: Abdullah Miniawy
24 MARCH, 8 pm: Aleksandra Georgieva
Interview with BOMB magazine
RELEASE: AMP WALL MONUMENT CONFRONTATION, 2 LP
Double LP, 12“ vinyl, including gatefold cover + booklet, 16 p., b/w, edition of 300
feat. reworks by Lamin Fofana, Elsa M’Bala, FRKTL, Cedrik Fermont and Jay Glass Dubs. Accompanied by a print insert including the related score and an essay by Australian art historian Damian Lentini (curator, Haus der Kunst, Munich).
AMP WALL MONUMENT recontextualizes the Otto-von-Bismarck monument at the Deutsches Museum (Boschbrücke, Munich) using sound and performance. To call attention to the imperialistic, nationalistic, and colonial contexts, a sculpture and counter monument consisting of 21 guitar amplifiers has been installed for one day in front of the monument. Seven electric guitars were connected to the sound system. An ambient drone composition was performed on them with seven guitarists for four hours.
Fragments of Sonic Extinction is an ongoing project demonstrating a subjective approach towards the extinction of natural sounds, focusing on the sonic character of endangered (and already vanished) species, along with their relationship to a variety of cultural histories. In the form of a website (www.sonicextinction.net), this project intends to shift the focus on ephemeral extinction and the complexity of the rapid changes within the sonic spheres of our world.
Contributions will be released weekly, every Friday, starting on 10 June through 29 July, 2022 via www.sonicextinction.net
works by: Nursalim Yadi Anugerah • Mitchell Akiyama • Lea Bertucci • Jay Glass Dubs • Alexander Liebermann • Kalas Liebfried feat. Rozenn le Trionnaire • Alba Vega Mulet • Laura Margaret Ramsey
Creation, Art Direction: Kalas Liebfried
Technical Implementation: Maximilian Rauh
Graphic Design: Alexander Scharf
Kalas Liebfried: Circulation et Extinction feat. Rozenn le Trionnaire (clarinette)
Sound performance in resonance to Joseph Beuys : Ligne à ligne, feuille à feuille
13 March 2022 – 4 pm
MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE DE PARIS
PORTS IN TRANSITION, C-60 cassette tape, edition of 100, Molten Moods Records / AE01
Ports in Transition is an immersive one hour sound piece which explores the acoustic landscapes of the Mediterranean and makes transmission noises and a field recording of ship horns at the port of Piraeus it’s core reference.
The sound piece premiered at the Movement 1920-2020 festival (Onassis Stegi, Athens) and was commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Athens and the Onassis Foundation, in partnership with Lenbachhaus Munich.
The release marks the launch of Aether, a new Molten Moods sublabel focusing on immersive music.
OBSCURE AMBIENCE, monograph, 144 pages, 24 x 29,7 cm, 106 col. illustrations, softcover with flaps, german/english, published by Edition Metzel
ORDER VIA EDITION METZEL
LISTEN TO THE SONIC RELEASE VIA RADIO 80000
2021 – PROJECTS
READING THE AIR, solo show, GiG, Munich
19.11.2021 – 21.01.2022
NEW AGE BALKAN, solo show, Goethe-Institut Sofia
JUNE – JULY
AMBIENT DU PASSAGE, solo show, Goethe-Institut, Paris
24.06. – 18.07.2021
AMP WALL MONUMENT CONFRONTATION
A sonic experience for 21 amplifiers, 7 guitars and 1 monument
The performance was staged on Saturday, 12 June 2021, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Otto-von-Bismarck-Monument, Boschbrücke/Deutsches Museum, Munich.
This project is funded by the City of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture, Public Art
DIGITAL SOUND EXHIBITION AND RADIO TAKE OVER
Curated by Jakob Braito, Anja Lekavski and Kalas Liebfried, hosted by Radio 80k
Together with 31 national and international artistic positions from the fields of experimental music, sound art, new radio concepts, performance and sound installation, we present a radio takeover and digital sound exhibition that interferes with the inherent linearity of conventional radio programs. Following the theme “Unset Time and Pace”, we want to focus on the digital nature of sound and the related detachment and suspension of time and tempo. In March 2021, we create a parasitic structure of co-habitation at the interface of sound and visual art.
The Goethe-Institut Brussels in collaboration with KIKK Festival, its Creative Hub & Fab Lab TRAKK and the cultural center Les Abattoirs de Bomel are awarding a grant for a residency project on ECOLOGICAL FUTURES. The residency program will take place in Namur from the 2nd to the 30st of September 2020.
Magdalena Wisniowska on speculative realism, atmosphere and my recent work „Iconic Air“
Link to text
Questionnaire for Passe-Avant – online magazine for contemporary art
Interview with Jean-Luc Nancy