Soccer World Cup Sound-Art Project

5.1 sound system soccer-sound-art project that now has a name: AUDIO-ELF, the project is part of SCORECOLOGNE , a cultural project organised by the FIFA World Cup city of Cologne with art, film and music and will start happening on june 15th till, July 9 in the Museum für Angewandte Kunst. see here for the sound artrists list.

sound, screen, performance

A cultural project organised by the FIFA World Cup city of Cologne
with art, film and music
11th June – 9th July 2006
Admission: 5–3 Euro, nomadenkino free of charge
For the latest information, visit:

For four whole weeks, everything in Cologne will revolve around the subject of football. SCORECOLOGNE, a cultural programme organised by the FIFA World Cup city of Cologne, will make sure our other senses don’t miss out on the fun. Suspense, surprise, interaction and imaginative fun are guaranteed by the four programme items BrückenMusik12, Audio:Elf, nomadenkino and colourscape. And they all come under one motto: the most important thing is the experience!

BrückenMusik 12
Exhibition and concerts in the “Hohlkasten”
Deutzer Bridge (entrance Markmannsgasse/Altstadt)
13th June – 9th July
Starts: Sunday, 11th June, 16 hrs.
Opening times: Tues. – Sun. 15 – 19 hrs.

Hidden in the depths of Deutzer Bridge and only rarely open to the public is an architectural curiosity: the “Hohlkasten”, or box girder, a succession of three chambers between sky and water, 10 metres wide, between two and a half and five metres high, the middle one almost 180 metres long, the outer ones 130 metres. Cold neon lighting, bare concrete walls, supply pipes, few look-outs, echoes lasting 15 seconds, the unmistakable noise of road traffic and passing boats – for every artist who works here, the Hohlkasten in Deutzer Bridge represents a fascinating challenge.

Within the framework of SCORECOLOGNE, sound artists Akio Suzuki (Japan) and Paul DeMarinis (USA) and visual artist An Seebach (Germany) have been invited to face this challenge at the twelfth edition of the BrückenMusik series. Together, they form a fascinating ensemble with a penchant for experimentation. Suzuki is subtly minimalist, DeMarinis mischievously technological and the German artist narratively rich in images.

The BrückenMusik series has taken place in Deutzer Bridge annually since 1994. The unique blend of audio-visual installations and concerts has earned the event a reputation well beyond the boundaries of Cologne.

The “traffic jam” concert programme held inside the garage in front of the bridge introduces international artists, who make use of the erratic ambient noises as sources of sound and as “duo-partners”.

traffic jam concerts in BrückenMusik 12:
Sunday, 11th June, 19.30 hrs.: “the hub” (San Francisco/Los Angeles), the world’s first computer network ensemble founded in 1987, on tour today with their laptop ensemble: sounding the chat. Joined by Anton Lukoszevieze, violoncellist, from London.

Thursday, 22nd June, 19.30 hrs.: 4 commissioned compositions for live electronic music, especially for the bridge acoustics and background sounds, by Anne La Berge (Amsterdam), Josef Novotny (Vienna), Volker Straebel (Berlin) and Esther Venrooy (Gent). An acoustic contrast is provided by Giovanni Fontana (Rome) with onomatopoeic voice improvisations and recitations of futurist poems.

Audio plays revolving around the subject of balls
Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Starts: Wednesday, 14th June, 19 hrs.
Opening times: 15th June – 9th July, Tuesday to Sunday 11 – 17 hrs.

Sport and music – in the past, this has meant raucous fan chanting and national players’ attempts to sing. As of now, New Music will also play an important role.

Mexican sound artist Manuel Rocha-Iturbide has invited eleven composers from ten non-European countries to translate their thoughts on sport and space into sounds.

Javier Alvarez (Mexico), Rajivan Ayyappan (India), Dickson Dee (China), Christian Galarreta (Peru), Erdem Helvacioglu (Turkey), Suk-Jun Kim (Korea), Mario Marcelo Mary (Argentina), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (Mexico), Atau Tanaka (Japan), Nicolas Vaurchavsky (Argentina) and Edson Zampronha (Brazil).

The result is “Audio:Elf”. Eleven audio plays in 5.1 Surround format, a technology that is currently taking living rooms by storm, put listeners in the very midst of things.

All pieces are commissioned works. After their world debut at the opening event, they can be listened to in the specially equipped Surround room at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst. Via a control panel, the compositions can be selected and information retrieved about the composers and their music.

Nomadenkino / nomadic cinema
Street cinema
In the heart of Cologne and in districts such as Deutz, Kalk, Mülheim, Nippes, Niehl, Ehrenfeld, Sülz, in alternation
11th June – 9th July 2006
At dusk, when dry and not on a daily basis
Admission free

At dusk, cinema nomads take over the city, mingling with passers-by and revelling football fans. The nomadic cinema visits the city’s many historical sites and street cafés and squares, places where people like to gather in the summer.

Its stories are funny, fascinating and long-forgotten.

The itinerary is surrounded by myths and legends. Wherever it turns up, it transforms public spaces into a cinema. The screens are the facades of urban buildings. Stories relate to the nomadic, the fleeting, the temporary – subjects such as FRIENDS in Germany and Love your City. It celebrates film history in the style of the lost nomadic cinema with film rarities, shorts, animated and experimental films, tracked down in international film and internet archives.
Venues and programmes from 9th June under:

Colour sculptures for concerts
1st – 9th July, daily 15 – 20 hrs.

The tension is rising, the World Cup Final draws nearer, the summer holidays are upon us and it’s also time to make some new discoveries. Apart from sport, what can be more exciting than something that has never before been seen in Cologne?

Only 9 days. This is an experience not to be missed.

In the heart of the city, where it’s all happening, a colourful tent camp has been set up. The walk-in colour sculpture COLOURSCAPE consists of 58 intensive colour chambers and invites visitors to relax, look and listen.

Since 1989, Colourscape, designed by British artist Peter Jones, has fascinated people in many locations all over Europe. British musicians Lawrence Casserley and Simon Desorgher have created an unusual venue for concerts and performances, making accessible music trends that go beyond traditional pop and video culture.

How do we hear in a sea of colours? Do colours influence the way we listen? Colourscape enables us to experience the effect of colours and in the alternating workshop and music programme, provides a welcome and stimulating change from World Cup fever.

Workshops in the Colourscape
A series of workshops is offered to families and children, enabling participants to experience the relationship between sounds, colours and space. A maximum of 25 participants per event. Applications under:

Sunday, 2nd July, 15.40 hrs. and 17.30 hrs: “Hearing colours”, a workshop by Helga Kleinen/actress and Ulrich Kisters/musician and composer. (Schule des Hörens e.V.)

Saturday, 8th July, 14.10 hrs. and 15.40 hrs.: “When everyday sounds become music and toys become instruments” – a workshop that gives adults and children the opportunity to take part in a concert. Leader: Ortrud Kegel (Büro für Konzertpädagogik)

Sunday, 2nd July 14.10 hrs and Sunday, 8th July, at 17.30 hrs.:
“experience colour ” with Gonzo from England (in German)

Concerts in Colourscape
In the midst of this intensive sea of colours, concerts are held daily from 16 to 19 hrs.. The programme ranges from medieval (or ancient Chinese) instruments to DJ music, played or sung in an ironically brash, rebellious way. Some of the events take place simultaneously in the different colour chambers: ad hoc compositions, spontaneous improvisations, released energy in dialogue with the environment. Communication takes place not just between the musicians, singers and their instruments but also with the environment and audience.

“improv. meets eletronics__focus cologne”
Concerts in Colourscape
Neumarkt, 1st – 9th July, 16 – 19 hrs.

Saturday, 1st July:
Dreamworld – experimental atmospheric music for Colourscape
Melvyn Poore (tuba), Lawrence Casserley (computer and percussion) and Simon Desorgher (flutist), Georg Wissel (saxophone).

Monday, 3rd July: “a-musik live – The Ground Below” with C-Schulz (electronics), F.X. Randomiz (electronics), Waltraud Blischke (turntable, cracklebox), Frank Dommert (turntable), Tim Elzer (guitar, flutist) and Schlammpeitziger (keyboards). The six Cologne musicians take part in an electro-acoustic jam. The participants will build on a composition by C-Schulz and F.X. Randomiz based on city sounds and interpret this thematically. In loose succession, individual musicians and DJs will continue and expand upon the theme. Integrated into the basic musical structure are sounds from Neumarkt’s underground.

Tuesday, 4th July: Choir “dietaktlosen” – Cologne’s first gay/lesbian choir – rhythmic, atmospheric, unplugged – an afternoon full of charm and swing. Regional and international pop, jazz, ballads and traditional Kölsch songs as well as experimental sounds. A-Cappella and under the musical direction of Ilka Tenne.

Wednesday, 5th July: from experimental improvisation to jazz:
Simon Nabatov (piano), hans w. koch (live electronics), Achim Tang (contrabass), Bettina Wenzel (vocals), Tiziana Bertoncini (violin) and Thomas Lehn (synthesizer).
Accompanied by “Das Elektrische Rad”, a musical tribute to a work of art by Marcel Duchamp: Michael Plewka (live electronics) and Jeffrey Morgan (saxophone)

Thursday, 6th July: Norbert Rodenkirchen (medieval flute, lap harp) and Albrecht Maurer (Gothic fiddle) explore archaic forms of music, new music, colours, space and light with old instruments. They refer to texts by Leonardo da Vinci on colours, frescoes and architecture.

Friday, 7th July: “Xin Yun” (Herzklang) New and traditional music on old Chinese instruments. Gao-Hong, (Erhu/Chin. viola da gamba), Fu-Zhu Meng (Mongolian melodies and horse-head violin), Chao-Ming Tung, (Gu-Zheng/Chin. zither).

Sunday, 9th July: “worringers electro smog” is the name of the Cologne-based sextet consisting of Frenchman Yves Sachot, American Scott Fields, Czech Macieje Sledziecki and the three Germans Jörg König, Dr. Borg and P.A. Worringer. The Cologne electric guitarists present “3facher Doppelpaß”, electro improvisations based on different coloured routes and time zones.

sound, screen, performance
a cultural project organised by the FIFA World Cup city of Cologne
with art, film and music
Admission: 5/3 Euro, nomadenkino free
For the latest information, visit:

Organisers: musicArts Köln eV c/o Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
Concept and organisation: hans w. koch and Georg Dietzler
Press: Jürgen Schön
Graphic design: Christa Marek
Web design: schwarzdesign, Oliver Schwarz