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
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.
JG Thirlwell will set foot for the first time in Morocco to perform at the fifth edition of the Marrakech Biennale. JGT will be performing his solo electro-acoustic project Cholera Nocebo on March 1, 2014.
In addition JG will be taking part in freq_out 10, the tenth installment of the freq_out sound installation, which will be executed in Theatre Royal in Marrakech. the particpiants for this edition of freq_out will include Maia Urstad, JG Thirlwell, Franz Pomassl, The Sons of God (Kent Tankred & Leif Elggren), Mike Harding, Christine Ödlund, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, leif e. boman, BJ Nilsen, Brandon LaBelle, Kamarstudios and Jacob Kirkegaard. The freq_out installation will kick off the Biennale on Feb 25, 2014.
JG’s appearance at the Marrakech Biennale is made possible by support from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and Harvestworks. The 5th Marrakech Biennial is curated by Hicham Khalidi.
Sarsen Circle is a live recording made at Phill Niblock‘s Experimental Intermedia space during the celebration of Touch’s 30th anniversary. Conducted and organized by Touch’s Mike Harding, the recording feature JG Thirlwell along with Philip Jeck, Lary 7, Brian Turner, “GenKen” Montgomery and a host of others. It is available on download only from Touch here.The full personnel of the recording is Marcus Davidson – percussion; Mike Harding – Conductor (& percussion); Philip Jeck – Casio SK1 keyboard, effects, mixing desk and MD player; Dave Knapik – radio, iphones, Buddha Machine, Polaroid 450 Land camera, Knockman toys: the Pororon and the ChaCha, and police scanner; Lary 7 – contrabass; Ken Montgomery – Slepian Modified Casiotone M-10, Trogtronics 655 Black Box & Kaoss Pad; JG Thirlwell – laptop, keyboard; Brian Turner – guitar/amp; Andrea, The Enchantress of Bioluminosity – Zils.
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.
In September 2012 Touch will present a series of events at ISSUE Project Room, Anthology Film Archives and Experimental Intermedia in NYC, celebrating the publisher’s 30th anniversary. Since its first release in 1982, Touch has created sonic and visual productions that combine innovation with a level of care and attention that has made it the most enduring of any independent music company of its time. The label has presented a wide range of artists from New Order to Thomas Köner, and now has a strong focus on artists such as Fennesz, Chris Watson, Philip Jeck, Jana Winderen, Hildur Gudnadottir, Jacob Kirkegaard, Oren Ambarchi and Biosphere.
On Sunday Sep 16 2012 the so-called “Touch Ensemble” will perform at Phill Niblock‘s space Experimental intermedia in a concert conducted by one of Touch’s head honchos, Mike Harding. The Touch Ensemble for the evening will consist of JG Thirlwell, Philip Jeck, Ken Montgomery, Marcus Davidson, Lary 7, and Dave Knapik.
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.