[ 11. November 2015 ]

BERLIN – 19.11: Mark Fell and CM von Hausswolff at FEED

Subject: Berlin 19.11: Mark Fell and CM von Hausswolff at FEED

From: Manuela Benetton

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Doors: 7pm, Concert: 8pm

FEED at KW, Institute for Contemporary Art

Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin

_Facebook Event_


Artists and composers Mark Fell and Carl Michael von Hausswolff present

their first collaborative project featuring a piece for live electronics

played through a seven channel surround system. Each speaker transmits a

design-specific hardware oscillator, producing complex wave shapes and

responding to preset parameters different for each unit. The parameters

are then modulated and controlled constantly and in real time, at both

distinctive and random intervals during the live performance. The aim is

to create a unique, immersive, site specific and unrepeatable sound


In cooperation with STUK Arts Centre, Leuven, Image and Sound




and _KW, Institute for Contemporary Art


Instruments designed by _Derek Holzer




Mark Fell is widely known for combining popular music styles, such as

electronica and club music, with more academic approaches to

computer-based composition with a particular emphasis on algorithmic and

mathematical systems. Since his early electronic music pieces Fell’s

practice has expanded to include moving image works, sound and light

installation, choreography, critical texts and educational projects. The

diversity and importance of Fell’s practice is reflected in the range

and scale of international institutions that have presented his work

which include – Hong Kong National Film archive, MACBA, La Casa

Encendida, LABoral, The Institute of Contemporary Art in London, The

Serpentine, The Australian Centre For Moving Image, ZKM and others.



Since the end of the 1970s, Carl Michael von Hausswolff has worked as a

composer using the tape recorder as his main instrument, further aids

are the sine-wave generators, oscillators and radar transmitters. His

audio compositions 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 is published by _Touch Music