Episode 17: Timo Kahlen

Timo Kahlen
Bits & Pieces
04:19

Statement:

Bits & Pieces lures the listener into an ear-catching, evocative sonic terrain, an acoustic metaphor of current political and economic crises. At first impression Bits & Pieces seems only like a haphazard accumulation of static noise, dirt, and interference on the listener’s radio, but the radiophonic work soon turns into the precise acoustic image of a protagonist’s footsteps on a brittle, fragile, inconsistent surface: literally and conceptually walking on ‘breaking ground’, audibly de-constructing, re-evaluating, tearing, revising and editing his world.

This conceptual work, which focuses on the destructive process of ‘progress’, was made especially for radio transmission on Radius.

Bio:

Sound sculptor and media artist Timo Kahlen (born 1966), nominated for the German national “Sound Art Prize” (“Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis”) in 2006, has presented his experimental media work in more than 90 solo and group exhibitions since the mid-1980s. Exhibitions include “Tonspur expanded: The Loudspeaker” (Vienna 2011), the “60x60” project (New York 2009), “MANIFESTA 7” (Italy 2008), “Sound Art 2006” (Marl, Cologne, Duisburg), “Wireless Experience” (Helsinki 2004), “Zeitskulptur” (Linz 1997) and “Timo Kahlen: Works with Wind”, which inaugurated the Kunst-Werke Berlin in 1991. Timo Kahlen lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

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