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Vertical Studies: Acoustic Shadows and Boundary Reflections II

Vertical Studies: Acoustic Shadows and Boundary Reflections II by Espen Sommer Eide and Signe Lidén at Borealis Festival 2017, Fjell Festning, Norway Sound movement through the atmosphere is affected by wind profile, open landscape and winter temperatures that can bend the wave front, causing sounds to be heard where they normally would not, or vice versa, creating acoustic shadows. Building…

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Vertical Studies: History and Altitude

Vertical Studies: Altitude and History by Espen Sommer Eide and Signe Lidén, Nikel, Russia The first iteration of Vertical Studies, the performance Altitude and History (2016) was staged in the hills above Nikel, Russia, close to the border to Norway, as part of the Dark Ecology journey. Leading the audience on a performative field trip, they delved into connections…

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Wave Forms and Tunnel Visions

Wave Forms and Tunnel Visions I: Subterranean Cagliari , site specific performance, Cagliari, Sardinia, October 2015, field recordings, recorded interviews, 8 channel piece for transducers, mobile sculptural listening-walls  The work is the result of a five week long residency exploring four subterranean places in Cagliari, Sardinia: Cripta de Santa Restituta, the Roman Cistern in the Botanical Garden,…

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krysning/пересечение/conflux

krysning/пересечение/conflux is a light journey through complex territories. A travel with bow and arrow across pastures, mountains as well as manmade landscapes, military zones, harbours, mining areas and settlements in the border zone between Norway and Russia. On the arrow, there is a flute, in the flute, a microphone. The arrow lands somewhere and that somewhere becomes…

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Frihetens Forpost

Frihetens Forpost (The Garrison of Freedom) was a site specific performance consisted of recorded interviews, film, text, field recordings and a multichannel speaker setup. The work looks at the motifs of man and nature in the Norwegian worker union´s epos and how these songs and lyrics are being related to among the public and union members today. Two places…

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Past Tracks

This audio archive is a collection of sounds recorded on the train between Benevento and Avelino in Southern Italy. The rail line was shut down in October 2012 as a part of a larger reduction process of public transport in the area. Lidén recorded the sounds of the train, its stations and surroundings during the…

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Concerts & Releases

From time to time, I play concerts with some of my favourite artist and other great people have made releases where I have contributed. Here some links and photos from these collaborations: 25.09.15: malmklang at Kongens Lapidarium, Nordiske Musikdage 2015 14.06.15: Performance at Juniutstillingen at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo 20.11.14: LYDHØRT III: Opening performance: 18:3019:30. Sculpture 5 by David Toop…

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performance for TBC

24.03. 2012, in the middle of the night I was alone at BEK in Bergen and improvised for 30 min and these meditative, a bit sleepy sounds were streamed live: ToBeContinued 24. March is the World´s Tuberculosis Day and ToBeContinues is a 24 hours long live session played online by artists and musicians all over the world organised by Antonio Della Marina, musician…

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odonata feed drones

odonata feed drones, the concert set up from La Société de Curiousités, Paris. odonata feed drones is an improvised sound performances that explores of the hidden sounds in casual objects using home-built electromagnetic resonators, analog and modified electronic and computer based interfaces in different combinations. The concert at La Societé de Curiosités ( http://instantnet.wordpress.com/ )…

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tempo passé

tempo passé sound performance, Copenhagen 2009 Tempo passé is a sound sculpture build up by singing, lightening scrap metal. A room at 15 m2 is filled with found objects turned into sound-creating structures and painted with fluorescent paint. The sound is trigged by electromagnetic resonators and played on by two neon creatures (Annesofie Norn and…