DYSTOPIE sound art festival 2020
 Berlin – Brasilien

at Alte Münze – Spreeufer – Errant Sound
Installations – Performances – Symposium24 Projects – 40 Artists

The DYSTOPIA Festival brings together international sound art positions in an exhibition that deals with dystopian moments in both our times and an imagined future.

Dystopian Hopes
In the past years, dystopias have immensely gained in significance, not only in fiction. Signs of dystopian scenarios are likewise marking the real world, whether in authoritarian states or in the threat posed by the ever more drastic climate change – and not least with the Corona pandemic. With Brazil as this year’s guest country, the DYSTOPIE sound art festival takes on a special dimension. In view of the recent political upheaval, proposing a public platform to Brazilian sound artists has gained in importance. For it is precisely the fictional, artistic dystopia that bears the seed of utopia.

Dystopian Listening
Topias – spaces and places – have always played a central role in sound art. For the DYSTOPIE festival, topias are morphed: newly created, condensed, rubbed, superimposed, and destroyed. We wish to open a window on a radical dystopian listening experience in a political time where talking to each other would often seem to be a utopian practice – manipulated by fake news and enclosed in echo rooms. 22 audiovisual installations and performances will enlighten many perspectives, negotiate, and give a sound to core questions of dystopian thinking. These will then be discussed in the concluding symposium „Listening as a tool to blow out the bubble“.

Fr 16.10. – 16-20 Uhr 19:30 – Short performance

Sa 17.10. – 16:30: Live Audio Walk
Sa 17.10. – 18:00: Vokalperformance
Sun 18.10. – 14:00: Workshop Presentation

Alte Münze Haus 3, Basement (Entrance next to Café The Greens) Mühlendamm / Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin
Spreeufer btw. Mühlendammbrücke and Jannowitzbrücke/Rungestr.
Errant Sound Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Please respect social distancing and wear a face mask (mandatory fromthe age of 6). The restrictions can change. > Festival hygiene concept.

Entry Fee
Exhibition Alte Münze: 10€ (incl. festival catalog)(possibly performance/concert inclusive)
Online registration and time-slot ticket > ONLINE-TICKET

Exhibition Errant Sound, installations and events in public space :
free entry

Due to Corona the number of visitors is limited:
• Alte Münze Exhibition: 120 (40 per time-slot)
• Alte Münze Maschinenhalle (performance/concert): 40
• Public space: 10-40 (depending on event)• Errant Sound Project Space: 15
• Curatorial guides: 20

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With kindly support by:

Vorspiel 2018 – Fernblick


27.01.18 18:00 – 22:00 @ Errant Sound Kollwitzstrasse 97

transmediale Vorspiel 2018 / Errant Sound

Exhibition with works by Laura Mello et al., Alessandra Eramo, Brandon LaBelle, Georg Klein

How is human behavior shifting in an age of telematic possibilities? More than ever, the internet offers us ways to know about distant countries and places without the necessity of being there. This new type of access should extend one’s personal experience and sharpen the view onto foreign cultures. Instead, the political trend these days shows that the medial irruption of the unknown into our lives can also create incomprehension and fear of the “stranger”.
In contrast to what google shows under the term “Fernblick” – holiday places with view to beautiful landscapes – the exhibition offers a view into the distance by bringing into focus gestures and actions that form their own environments. Sound and listening are utilised as the means by which to define an artistic position between yearning, memory, homeland.



Topos: Concert & Talk: Sebastian Edin & Jens Settergren

Satuday 20th January, 9pm


A die raum special event kindly hosted by Errant Sound featuring Sebastian Edin and Jens Settergren

Vestiges (Edin, 2017)
Effacement Cycles (Edin, 2017)
Topos (Edin & Settergren, 2018) world premiere

Artist talk / open discussion

This event marks the first international presentation of a collaborative work by Sebastian Edin and Jens Settergren. Working with a tropics-themed found sound library compiled solely from Hollywood feature films, the artists have composed the six-channel piece ‘Topos’. Drawing on notions of the post-acousmatic, the composers deploy a wide range of techniques and formal strategies assembled from the acousmatic and classical western music traditions. With this set of tools, they proceed to sculpt and structure the aforementioned material —thus juxtaposing and reading these divergent auditory fields through one another.

In addition to the premiere of ‘Topos’ the concert will include two pieces by Sebastian Edin, as well as a talk by the artists.

Over the last five years, Edin and Settergren have collaborated intensely on a wide variety of projects including performances, video works and sound installations. Their work draws connections between art, technology, culture and the collective imaginary—debating matters of experience and recollection, memory and writing, and technics and time.

‘Topos’ is a special event in connection with Jens Settergren’s upcoming exhibition in die raum – opening 27.01.2018

Social Acoustics

Social Acoustics

María Andueza
Barbara Lázara

Opening: Thursday, December 7 / 18:00 – 21:00
Gallery hours: December 9, 10, 16, 17 / 14:00 – 17:00

Errant Sound / FASE 7

R-L_01Sounds pass between and around, through and against, to condition the interactions and conversations of daily life. As an energetic matter, sounds give animation to the material realities surrounding while also traveling distances, relating us to horizons of spectral imagining and social becoming. Sounds are dynamically relational, affording escape routes with others as well as gestures of compassion and sharing. As Les Back states in his book, The Art of Listening, a “sociological listening” is needed to create a space for the excluded and the marginal, for those that do not always have a voice. This may be extended to recognize how listening is an everyday practice shaping the ways in which friends and strangers may meet, and acts of hospitality as well as disagreement can occur.

The exhibition Social Acoustics focuses on the experiences and potentialities embedded in sound’s relational and sociological qualities. In particular, the participating artists María Andueza and Barbara Lázara bring into focus the conditions and experiences of work and speech, through the matters of stress and saliva, delving into processes by which ideas and desires emerge into the social field. Through audio, video and text works, the exhibition amplifies and retunes often overlooked details of embodied life.

Curated by Brandon LaBelle for FASE: Festival of Spanish Sound Art


María Andueza is an artist and researcher from Madrid. Her artistic and research work deals with Public Sound Art. She works at the radio podcast of the Reina Sofía Museum and as lecturer at the International University of La Rioja (Spain). Currently, she is the initiator of the public art project “Augmented Spatiality”, which has been presented in Stockholm (2013), Valparaíso (Tsonami festival, 2015), Málaga (La Ciudad Demudada, 2016) and Madrid (Arrecife, 2017).

Barbara Lázara is a performer / vocal artist based in Mexico, Lázara focuses on the relation between body, voice and space using tools like choreography and natural corporeal resonances. Since 2009 Lázara creates performative pieces to activate the dichotomy between divine/animal she finds naturally expressed in the human voice. She has given solo performances and workshops in México and often performs in Europe in collaboration with stage and sound artists, such as Zbigniew Szumski, Simon Fujiwara, Naomi Rincon Gallardo amongst others. Her works have been released by Staaltape (GER), Volta (MEX), and Antenas Intervenciones (ECUADOR).

FASE (acronym of Festival of Spanish Sound Art) is an international artistic research platform. In its origins it was developed as an annual Spanish-German festival dedicated to sound art and developed annually in Berlin since 2011. In 2012 FASE collaborates in the II Conference of Hispano-German Music organized by the Goethe Institute of Madrid. FASE has been sponsored since 2014 by the Subdirectorate for the Promotion of Fine Arts (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain), an entity that carries out in Madrid two important milestones of FASE 6 in Tabacalera-Promotion del Arte: emerging environments. Tabacalera (December 2015-Janueary 2016) and Aurality and environment (November 2017-February 2018). The starting point of the festival is a Spanish-German transnational cooperation to promote artistic research and sound art. The main objective of FASE is the creative exchange between Spanish and German artists, and of these with their international colleagues, with the aim of establishing a stable framework for reflection and aesthetic debate. In each edition, FASE takes various themes as the central axis of the selected and presented works.

Freeroam A Rebours, Mod#I.1


Freeroam A Rebours, Mod#I.1 by Stefan Panhans with music by Kirsten Reese

Mi, 22/11/2017,19-20 Uhr
Errant sound, Kollwitzstr. 97

world premiere 16.2.2017 VIDEONALE.16 Kunstmuseum Bonn

»Freeroam À Rebours, Mod#I.1« takes as its point of departure various shortcomings in the behavior of videogame avatars controlled by human players. These ›failurescenarios‹ are transposed onto the bodies of real performers, and recreated in the medium of film. Such ›failed behaviors‹ by game avatars – including displacement activities, idling behaviors, repeated failures to perform an action, the imperfect approximations of human movements and gestures – are generally considered to be the result of inadequacies and inability, especially in a society shaped by the pressures of functionality, economic imperatives and (self-)optimization. At the interface between experimental film, videoclip, performance and contemporary dance, Panhans’ film reworks these ›mistakes‹. It shows dancers and actors who have analyzed and rehearsed the flaws in the algorithmic patterns of avatar movements, caused by the moments of uncertainty or lack of concentration in the people controlling them. The performers ›reenact‹ these mistakes against backdrops and scenery borrowed from videogames, interspersed with sequences from the games. The camerawork closely echoes the ›camera‹ movements typical of videogames, and the performers interact with both their environment and the camera operators, whose movements form part of the choreography. The digital electronic music, composed especially for the film, resembles videogame music; together with the special montage editing techniques, it gives this engaging choreography of failure an underlying rhythm. As such, Panhans’ film gives expression to an artistic form of performative resistance ›à rebours‹ for our contemporary social situation, against the goal of functionalism. (Anne Greb, Videonale.16)

was just shown at Kassel Dokumentafilmvideofestival

Acousmatic Lectures Files


The Acousmatic Lecture Series 2017 came to an end. We say thank you to all participants, lecturers and promoters!

We are very happy with the results and we look forward to see this series printed!

If you couln’t make it to the lectures, you can still listening to the documentation online here: Acousmatic Lectures

Wish you all the best!

Mario Asef

This project was made possible by:


Outlines / Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

CD launch and site-specific sound performance
by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

Sunday, October 22, 2017 / 20:00h

CD Outlines is a version of an ongoing performative sound project Outline by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, started in 2010, and one of its variations, a sound installation Caressing the Studio (2012). Both projects are based on the underlying principle of using a recording device as a sound producing source in order to investigate how touch, presence, nearness, movement, tactility and materiality manifest in and through sound and conversely, how through the activity of listening to recorded or mediated sound these same sensations can be evoked and experienced. By exploring sonic horizons that appear as a consequence of tactile contact between the performer and the interior of a place, an immeasurable and transient spatiality comes into being consisting of trajectories, volumes, speeds and densities. As such, this sonic manifestation outlines the material edges of a place as well as its negative double – the empty volume it contains.

For the occasion of the CD launch at Errant Sound Project Space, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec will perform site-specific sound performance Outline.

“Only the partition makes noise. As it moves forward and creates two inverted silences, it taps out a rhythm, it whistles or moans. (…) [A] sort of rubbing together of spaces at the vanishing points of their frontier. These junctions have no place. They indicate themselves by passing cries and momentary noises. These frontiers are illegible; they can only be heard as a single stream of sounds, so continuous is the tearing off that annihilates the points through which it passes.” Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life

The CD is published by Errant Bodies Records, and available at Les presses du réel.

TAO G. VRHOVEC SAMBOLEC is working with the invisible ephemeral phenomena and the notion of space. His artistic practice is a poetic exploration of relationships between transitory and temporal flows like sound and weather phenomena and architectural and social spaces they inhabit. In his installations, he makes architecture sensitive to its immediate ephemeral surroundings and enhances the temporal dimension of architecture by creating situations where the outside and inside, the unpredictable and constructed, the permanent and temporal, time and space converse. His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electro acoustic music.
He has shown and performed in various museums, project spaces and festivals, amongst others in Kapelica Gallery – Ljubljana, Ars Electronica Festival – Linz, AV Festival – Newcastle, Museum of Modern Art – Ljubljana, MSUM – Ljubljana,ŠKUC Gallery – Ljubljana, Madrid Abierto – Madrid, Errant Bodies Project Space – Berlin, Gwangju Museum of Art – South Korea, Sonic Acts Festival – Amsterdam, Research Pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale, among others.


Acousmatic Lecture Series – Alex Arteaga


You are cordialy invited to the last Acousmatic Lecture of the series 2017 on 19th October at 7:00pm presenting Prof. Dr. Alex Arteaga at Errant Sound, Kollwitzstraße 97, 10435 Berlin.

The lecture will be held in English.

Please confirm your participation by sending an email to acousmaticlectures@gmail.com

We are looking forward to your attendance!

Acousmatic Lecture Series

The Acousmatic Lecture Series presents a program of unconventional, interdisciplinary lectures in Berlin, in which art and theory encounter one another in productive dialogue.

The Acousmatic Lecture Series is a laboratory for investigating phenomena that are directly related to acoustic information and its research-based, artistic, and socio-political dimensions.

19.10.2017 / 19:00 h

Prof. Dr. Alex Arteaga


How to participate? And before that, how to think participation? How to address the constitution and the agency of the singular? How to think the coexistence of intertwined presences? And how to create conditions, how to open possibilities? This lecture explores this territory taking in account, in structure and content, the specific setting of its presentation.

Alex Arteaga’s research integrates aesthetic and philosophical practices relating to aesthetics, the emergence of sense, meaning and knowledge and the relationships between aurality, architecture and the environment through phenomenological and enactivist approaches. He studied piano, music theory, composition, electroacoustic music, and architecture in Berlin and Barcelona and received a PhD in philosophy from the Humboldt University. He currently heads the Auditory Architecture Research Unit, lectures in the MA Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (Berlin University of the Arts), is professor for contemporary philosophy and artistic research at the Research Master in Art and Design (EINA / Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) and develops his research project Architecture of Embodiment.

The lecture will be held in English!


06.07. 2017 / 19:00 h – Sabeth Buchmann (D)

13.07.2017 / 19:00 h – Birgit Schneider (D)

14.09.2017 / 19:00 h – Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (E)

05.10.2017 / 17:30 h – Markus Gabriel (E)

19.10.2017 / 19:00 h – Alex Arteaga (E)

Online program

A project by Mario Asef

The project was made possible by:


Website: Acousmatic Lectures

Contact: acousmaticlectures@gmail.com

Errant Sound
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Acousmatic Lecture Series – Markus Gabriel

You are cordialy invited to the Acousmatic Lecture of the series 2017 on 5th October at 5:30pm presenting Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel in Errant Sound, Kollwitzstraße 97, 10435 Berlin.
The lecture will be held in English.
Please confirm your participation by sending an email to acousmaticlectures@gmail.com
We are looking forward to your coming!
Acousmatic Lecture Series
The Acousmatic Lecture Series presents a program of unconventional, interdisciplinary lectures in Berlin, in which art and theory encounter one another in productive dialogue.
The Acousmatic Lecture Series is a laboratory for investigating phenomena that are directly related to acoustic information and its research-based, artistic, and socio-political dimensions.
05.10.2017 / 17:30 h
Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel
Is virtual reality part of reality?
In my lecture I will examine the extent to which imagination contributes to our perception of reality. I will test out the relationship between imagination and perception according to the ontology of virtual reality, which Australian philosopher David Chalmers calls a genuine form of perceivable albeit digital reality.
Gabriel studied philosophy, classical philology, modern German literature and German studies in Hagen, Bonn, and Heidelberg, where he received his PhD in 2005 on Schelling’s late philosophy under advisor Jens Halfwassen. He was a guest researcher at the University of Lisbon in 2005, and interim member of the academic senate in Heidelberg from 2006-2008. He completed his postdoctoral qualitification on skepticism and idealism in Heidelberg in 2008. From 2008-09 he was assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy of the New School for Social Research in New York City. Since July 2009, Gabriel teaches theory of knowledge and philosophy of the modern age at the University of Bonn.
The lecture will be held in English!
06.07. 2017 / 19:00 h – Sabeth Buchmann (D)
13.07.2017 / 19:00 h – Birgit Schneider (D)
14.09.2017 / 19:00 h – Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (E)
05.10.2017 / 17:30 h – Markus Gabriel (E)
19.10.2017 / 19:00 h – Alex Arteaga (E)
A project by Mario Asef
The project was made possible by:
Contact: acousmaticlectures@gmail.com
Errant Sound
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Suplex Collective
 / Amplified Rumors

Suplex Collective
 / Amplified Rumors

Opening: Wednesday, September 20 / 18:00 – 21:00 Gallery Hours: September 23, 24, & 30, 15:00 – 18:00

 A city –even the most adverse of all– exudes its own antidote,

which people dispose in the search of instant and earthly utopias,

that gradually build compatible areas of freedom

and well-being within a generational scope.

In the part that corresponds to everyone,

each one can renounce to the catastrophe.

Sergio González Rodríguez 1950 – 2017

Suplex is an online and physical publishing platform created by Mexican experimental musicians and artists Israel and Diego Martinez, and researcher Nelly Carrillo in 2009, as a side project of their record label Abolipop (founded in 2002), with the aim of reflecting on social and political issues through sound and collaboration.


Amplified Rumors exhibits three of the most important projects developed by Suplex on the last years in Mexico:

– Temacapulín (Sounds of resistance), an archive of field recordings, interviews, photos, videos (captured by drones) and other research stuff, have been used to spread information about Temacapulín, a town located in the west side of Mexico which is condemned to be flooded due to the construction of a water dam that only benefits the industrial sector and politicians. Through several exhibitions and talks in collaboration with Temacapulín’s inhabitants, Suplex has expanded the communicative scope of the resistance.

– On the way, interviews with Central American migrants during their short stay in Guadalajara, as a step before going North and trying to reach the United States, are the main source for this project, adding research data on various formats, video and photos. Most of these migrants fail in the attempt, some do it again, others return home, while the less fortunate are used by Mexican drug cartels for their operations, or are killed.

– Voces. Santa María la Ribera, in 2014 Suplex began producing this publication with the support of Museo Universitario del Chopo in Mexico City, totally focused on the cultural spirit and the people of Santa María la Ribera, one of the oldest popular neighborhoods in the capital. Voces is distributed for free on the streets of Santa María using voice and recordings to get the attention of the neighbors. The online version has been a platform to explore the soundscape of the area and to make other sonic experiments about its history.

For more information please visit




Suplex Collective are Nelly Carrillo, Diego and Israel Martínez, with the collaboration on these projects by Comité Salvemos Temacapulín, Acasico y Palmarejo, IMDEC, Alejandro Gallo, Paulina Ascencio, Javier Audirac, Edson Gómez, Flor Torres, Leonardo Santiago, Mario Asef, Mirna Castro, Julio Cárdenas, Enrique Maraver, Mauricio Sotelo, and Paco Castro.

With the support of Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Secretaría de Cultura Jalisco (Proyecta Traslados), Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte FONCA, and Museo Universitario del Chopo UNAM.

List of works:

Temacapulín (Sounds of resistance)
 Stereo audio and video (captured by drone) 12’00”

On the way 
Stereo audio and video 5’57”
 Textile 100 x 120 cm

 Print 100 x 300 cm 
9 publications
 Stereo audio 6’26”