freq-out is a sound art collective founded and curated by CM Von Hausswolff in 2003, and it primarily creates site specific sound installations. JG Thirlwell has been a member of the group since its inception.
The latest iteration of freq_out is freq_out 11, designed for interactivity on the internet through the Copenhagen based online radio station The Lake. It consists of a web-mixer and twelve unique and looped minor compositions that may be heard separately or altogether, depending on the mixer faders positions and the web-composer (this being the person behind the computer of course).
Participating artists are JG Thirlwell, Jana Winderen, Mike Harding, Maia Urstad, Permagnus Lindborg, BJ Nilsen, Christine Ödlund, Finnbogi Petursson, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Anna Ceeh & Franz Pomassl, Jacob Kirkegaard and Kent Tankred.
Carl Michael von Hausswolff created the concept for the web based version of freq_out and the web based mixer. The mixer was programmed and designed by Bjarke Rasmussen, and the project was facilitated by The Lake, aka Kasper Vang and Jan Stricker
freq_out 12 audio installation will occur in Vienna from April 22 until May 1, taking place in the sewer at Girardipark, 1010 Vienna, which was the location where parts of the classic Orson Welles noir film The Third Man was shot. Along with many of the regular contributing artists, this edition of freq_out will be including guests Peter Rehberg of Mego Records and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of legendary German group Cluster.
freq_out is a sound installation comprised of 12 individual sound works each utilizing a specific frequency range, made on site, and amplified thru multiple channels to act as a single, generative sound-space
The following artists will work within these frequencies
0–25 Hz Christine Ödlund [SWE]
25–65 Hz Hans-Joachim Roedelius [GER/AUT]
65–90 Hz Peter Rehberg [GBR/AUT]
90–140 Hz Kent Tankred [SWE]
140–180 Hz JG Thirlwell [AUS]
180–250 Hz PerMagnus Lindborg [SWE]
250–350 Hz Jana Winderen [NOR]
350–500 Hz Maia Urstad [NOR]
500–1000 Hz Benny Nilsen [SWE]
1000–2000 Hz Tommi Grönlund/Petteri Nisunen [FIN]
2000–5000 Hz Finnbogi Petursson [ISL]
5000–12000 Hz Franz Pomassl/ Anna Ceeh(AUT/RUS)
Special guest (for light design): Franz Graf [AUT]
As always, artist curator, mastermind and grand wizard is Carl Michael von Hausswolff, with Franz Pomassl as co-curator. The event is commissioned by Tonspur Kunstverein Wien, spearheaded by artistic director Georg Weckwerth,
The opening will be on April 21 with the installation running April 22 to May 1, 2016 daily 12 to 8 pm. Admission is free.
In addition there will be a concert by the assembled freq_out artists under the title freq_out orchestra at 3 Schillerplatz, 1010 Vienna on April 22 at 9pm. The score for this event will be created by JG Thirlwell.
JG Thirlwell will make a rare DJ appearance at the Swedish Energies Festival in NYC on Dec 4, 2015. The series brings together a wide-ranging international lineup of visionary electronic and improvisational musicians spanning genres of sound and visual art. The Festival is presented by Issue Project Room and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York and will take place at St Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The line up on Dec 4 includes John Duncan, freq_out alumnus Jana Winderen, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Saturn and the Sun and a tape piece by Åke Hodell from the EMS archives presented by Mats Lindström with DJ JG Thirlwell. On the subsequent evening the festival continues with Asplind, AlmgrenRecén, Koch with Mats Lindström, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Tommi Keränen, Ragnhild May, Lukasz Szlankiewicz and DJ Ryan Martin of Dais Records. Admission is free on both evenings.
The new freq_out LP contains the studio mix and a live recording of the first permanent installation of a freq_out piece called freq_out 1.2 ∞ SKANDION. The multi-channel work is up and running in the entrance garden at the Skandion Klinik, a new hospital for cancer treatment in Uppsala, Sweden.
The freq_out project has existed since 2003, when Carl Michael von Hausswolff was invited to Copenhagen to invent and install a sound-art installation. He divided up the audible sonic register into 12 parts and asked 12 artists, musicians, composers, and architects to each accept one of the 12 parts and compose a sonic piece from it. The result became 12 compositions/artworks that were simultaneously played on 12 different sound systems in the art space of Charlottenborg, thus becoming one piece. Since then, freq_out has also been installed in Oslo, Berlin, Paris, Budapest, Chiang Mai, Kortrijk, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Marrakesh.
The artists who contributed to the work are Jana Winderen, Maia Urstad, Christine Ödlund, Brandon LaBelle, JG Thirlwell, Petteri Nisunen, Tommi Grönlund, The Sons of God, Franz Pomassl, Anna Ceeh, Mike Harding, Finnbogi Pétursson, BJ Nilsen, Jacob Kirkegaard, PerMagnus Lindborg, and Carl Michael von Hausswolff. It’s released on Sep 25 2015 by Ash International and you can order it from Touch in Europe or Forced Exposure in the US.
freq_out 1.2∞(skandion) will be the first permanent freq_out sound installation. It will be installed in the small garden at the new Skandion Clinic for cancer treatment in Uppsala, Sweden, and inaugurated in the fall of 2014. The following artists will contribute to the sound installation : Tommi Grönlund / Petteri Nisunen, Mike Harding, Jana Winderen, Finnbogi Petursson, Anna Ceeh / Franz Pomassl, Jacob Kirkegaard, The Sons of God (Kent Tankred / Leif Elggren), BJNilsen, Maia Urstad, JG Thirlwell, Brandon LaBelle, Christine Ödlund, Permagnus Lindborg and artist curator Carl Michael von Hausswolff. The project curator is Lotta Mossum and project organizors are Tomas Nilsson and Akademiska Hus.
The Skandion Clinic is the first clinic for proton therapy in Scandinavia. Proton therapy makes it possible to treat cancer more effectively and with fewer side effects than with conventional radiation therapy. The clinic is located in Uppsala, Sweden and the first patient is expected to be treated in 2015. The clinic is designed at present for treatment of 1000 patients per year, but with an option of future expansion.
The artists of freq_out feel very honored to contribute to this project.
freq_out 9 will take place as part of the Sonic Acts Festival on Feb 21 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, in a room illuminated by light works by Dan Flavin. This is the fifteenth edition of the Sonic Acts Festival, subtitled The Dark Universe, and it runs from Feb 21-24 2013.
freq_out, now in its tenth year, is a sound art collective curated by Carl Michael Von Hauswolf. freq_out is a sound installation comprising 12 individual sound works, each utilising a specific frequency range, made on site, and amplified to act as a single, generative sound-space.
The participants of this version of the installation will be JG Thirlwell, Jacob Kirkegaard, BJ Nilsen, Jana Winderen, Maia Urstad, Kent Tankred, Finnbogi Pétursson, PerMagnus Lindborg, Christine Ödlund, Franz Pomassl, Mike Harding, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen and Carl Michael von Hausswolff.
Also appearing at the festival will be The Bug feat Flowdan & Miss Red, Mika Vainio, Dead Fader, Pete Swanson, Cut Hands, Biosphere, Lustmord, Maja Ratkje, lectures, installations and much more.
JG Thirlwell has been commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary to write a composition for the Morning Line, a public art structure in Vienna created by Matthew Ritchie. At eight meters high and twenty meters long and built of 20 tons of coated aluminum, the sculpture incorporates a 47 channel audio system, making it a platform for contemporary music and composition. So far 27 sound artists have contributed compositions, specially conceived for the pavilion’s architecture, which now fill the sonic landscape of Schwarzenbergplatz. JG was invited by guest curator, composer and head of Laton Records Franz Pomassl.
Thirlwell’s 38 minute piece, entitled “Euthenasia”, will premiere in Vienna on Sep 8 and 9 2012 and will take full advantage of the structure’s multi channel spatial amplification. Thirlwell will be in attendance and will perform along with the piece. The audience will experience the piece from within and outside the sculpture.The composition will be added to the existing archive of music and soundscapes selected by the previous guest curators.
There is also a version of the sculpture in Istanbul. Composers who have already composed pieces for the project include Christian Fennesz, Alexei Borisov, Bryce Dessner with Evan Ziporyn and David Sheppard, Ghostigital, Bruce Gilbert, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Florian Hecker, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Jónsi & Alex, Carsten Nicolai, Mehmet Can Özer, Zsolt Olejnik, Finnbogi Pétursson, Franz Pomassl, Lee Ranaldo, Terre Thaemlitz, Yasunao Tone, Chris Watson, Thom Willems, Jana Winderen, Zavoloka and Peter Zinovieff.
JG Thirlwell will be in Kaliningrad, Russia from May 24-26 2012 for the Sound Around Kaliningrad Festival, an International Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art. JG will have a new six channel sound installation on display, entitled “Otitis Interna”. In addition he will do a performance and lecture.
Describing “Otitis Interna”, Thirlwell said : “When I was presented with the image of the room in Kaliningrad where my sound installation would be housed, I felt it evoked a sonic landscape of wood and organic matter, of work and anxiety, of memory and loss trapped in the grain and the walls. I sought to examine and paint these ideas with sound. I sourced and arranged a sonic palette into a six channel spatial environment/composition of musique concrete to convey these ideas into the space. Adding blacklight as the sole source of illumination in the room added a twist of disorientation which is meant to invoke an x-ray.”
Other participants in the Festival this year include Jacob Kirkegaard, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Jana Winderen, Kiwa, Greta Christensen & Camilla Sørensen a.k.a. Vinylterror and Horror,Mats Lindstrom, Robert Piotrowicz, Vladimir Tarasov, Maksims Shentelevs, Hanna Hartman, John Grzinich and Jelena Glazova, as well as Kalinigrad musicians Kratong, Danil Akimov, Nikodim, Sergey Sorokin, Kraynost, Not a mind, StirliTZ and more. The festival will take place in many sites around the city, including the Kaliningrad Zoo. There will be concerts, performances, installations, workshops, screenings, audio broadcasts, interventions in public spaces and an open record library.
For the latest installation of the sound installation freq_out , Moderna Museet in Stockholm is going to be open from 7 pm February 17 through 7 pm February 19. For forty-eight hours non-stop, seven of the museum´s galleries will be occupied by the sound installation freq_out 8. The result will be a combination of sound and light that will “drench” the galleries in all the colors of the rainbow. The participating artists will include JG Thirlwell, Jacob Kirkegaard, Mike Harding, Jana Winderen, Finnbogi Pétursson, Kent Tankred, Franz Pomassl, Maia Urstad, Brandon Labelle, Christine Ödland, Permagnus Lindborg, Petteri Nisunen and Tommi Grönlund.
The first freq_out installation in three years will occur in Stockholm at the Moderna Museet in February 2012. For freq_out 8, curated by Carl Michael Von Hausswolf, the participating artists will include JG Thirlwell, Jacob Kirkegaard, Mike Harding, Jana Winderen, Finnbogi Pétursson, Kent Tankred, Franz Pomassl, Maia Urstad, Brandon Labelle, Permagnus Lindborg, Petteri Nisunen and Tommi Grönlund.
freq_out is a sound installation comprised of 12 individual sound works each utilizing a specific frequency range, made on site, and amplified to act as a single, generative sound-space. The last freq_out event, freq_out 7, took place in September 2008 as part of the Happy New Ears festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. Previous freq_out actions have occurred in Berlin, Paris, Chiang Mai, Budapest, Copenhagen and Oslo.