In 2016, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Internationalen Darmstädter Ferienkurse (the Darmstadt Summer Course) and the affiliated HISTORAGE project, access to the complete archives that had been painstakingly digitized were given to seven international artists for use as a source for their work, a group which included Hanno Leichtmann. With NOUVELLES AVENTURES, the Berlin sound artist took a distinctive approach to the task: as in his other installations, he distils his sound material exclusively from a thematically defined (sound) archive. In this case, this is made up of concert recordings, lectures, and discussions from 70 years of New Music history. The subjectively selected sounds are sent through Leichtmann's unique machinery of voltage-controlled (micro) loops and recorded. They are then assembled in the studio to form the current installation or audio play . Leichtmann directs his concentration toward the original, pure sound of the archive, primarily adhering to the classical parameters of early electronic (reel-to-reel) music; for example, amplitude, pitch and speed, direction of play, splicing together and cutting, and above all, repetition.
Hanno Leichtmann has reworked this sound installation to be presented at radialsystem and has adapted it to these new premises.
- Hanno Leichtmann
The 45-minute sound installation runs between 6-10 pm. It starts on the hour.
The 45-minute sound installation runs every day between 6-10 pm. It starts on the hour // Due to the measures taken to contain the incidence of infection, we are unfortunately not able to offer a checkroom at the moment and gastronomical catering is only available in exceptional cases.
A project by Hanno Leichtmann, supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
"NOUVELLES AVENTURES (2016)" was originally commissioned by the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik.