CM von Hausswolff (SE)

by | Jul 26, 2014 | IAB Artists 2014

Carl Michael von Hausswolff  (1956.) je kompozitor, vizualni umjetnik i kustos usredotočen na kontinuirana istraživanja električne struje, frekvencija, arhitekture i paranormalnih elektronskih interferencija. Izlagao je na prestižnim međunarodnim smotrama poput Manifeste (1996.), Documente X (1997.) i Venecijanskog bijenala (2001., 2003., 2005.). Carl Hausswolff je s umjetnikom Leifom Elggrenom autor projekta i suvladar Kraljevine Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV), svih područja ničije zemlje između nacionalnih granica na kopnu i na moru, digitalnog i mentalnog prostora. Hausswolff je kustos i producent trajnog zvučnog projekta freqout koji okuplja umjetnike, arhitekte, matematičare i kompozitore. Živi i radi u Stockholmu i Palma de Mallorci

Carl Michael von Hausswolff was born in 1956 in Linköping, Sweden. He lives and works in Stockholm.

Since the end of the 1970s, Hausswolff has worked as a composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument and as a conceptual visual artist working with performance art, light- and sound installations and photography.

His audio compositions from 1979 to 1992, constructed almost exclusively from basic material taken from earlier audiovisual installations and performance works, consists essentially of complex macromal drones with a surface of aesthetic elegance and beauty. In later works, Hausswolff has retained the aesthetic elegance and the drone and added a purely isolationistic sonic condition to composing. Between 1996 and 2008 Hausswolff has boiled away even more ornamental meat from the bones: his works are pure, intuitive studies of electricity, frequency functions and tonal autism within the framework of a conceptual stringent cryption. Lately he has also developed a more conceptual form of audio art overlooking subjects such as architecture and urbanism, rats and maggots. Collaborators include Graham Lewis, Jean-Louis Huhta, Pan sonic, Russell Haswell, Zbigniew Karkowski, Erik Pauser, The Hafler Trio and John Duncan. His music and sound art can be found on labels such as Touch, Ash International, Laton, Oral, RasterNoton, Firework Edition, SubRosa and Die Stadt. His music is published by Touch Music, London.

Hausswolff’s music has been performed throughout Europe and in North America and Asia in festivals such as Sonar, Electrograph and I.D.E.A.L. In these concerts a very physical, almost brutal, side of Hausswolff’s aesthetics has blended with a droned and polyfrequential beauty. The audience very often fall into a form of trance, dosing away in their seats. Other times people experiencing the events has thanked him “for the massage” or has expressed a “feeling that the flesh came off the bones” due to the vibrations of the low frequencies used.