Memory Lab
Rani Nair, Malin Holgersson, Joanna Ekström, Celine Orman
9 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
Memories and archives have been a recurring theme for several years, both in Rani Nair’s own works and through projects she has been invited to. Based on her former works, e.g. 'Future Memory', Rani has developed different methods of working with memories that she now wants to develop into a new work – a kind of memory lab that engages with audiences, both professionals and amateurs, in a participatory laboratory where their personal memories come in the center stage.
Mads Bech Paluszewski-Hau
30 April 2019 - 18 May 2019
SKIN is a performative sound installation that uses sound as a tool to reveal inner, life-like attributes of things seemingly dead. Through working with various forms of acoustic feedback, the compositional setup enhances the resonant capabilities in selected objects that is hanging suspended, almost levitating in the performance space.
Ellinor Ingvar-Henschen, Helena Röhr, Jonatan Sersam, Jenny Grettve, Andrea Grettve
18 May 2019 - 20 May 2019
A one-woman-performance with an opera singer acting alone on stage. She plays the piano, sings arias and improvises musically based on her personal story. Ellinor Ingvar-Henschen came out with her autobiography 'A song of abuse, courage and love' in the autumn of 2018. In the performance, her story is interwoven with the classical music as she accompanies herself on Puccini and presents a strong example of the music's healing power.
Intonal at IAC
Oswaldo Maciá, Tony Cokes, Alessandro Perini, Francesco Del Nero, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Lisa Stenberg , Stefan Östersjö , Dante Tanzi, Giuseppe Pisano, Mads Kjeldgaard
24 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
The Intonal Festival at IAC presents a series of Acousmatic concerts in the Red Room, followed by a seminar. All days you can experience sound and video installations by Oswaldo Maciá and Tony Cokes. Intonal is an annual festival for experimental and electronic music that has been held in Malmö since 2015. The international program is covering a wide range of genres, subgenres and unique expressions. See the entire program and information about tickets here.
In the Cities
Nicola Pianzola, Anna Dora Dorno, Alberto Novello Jestern, With the support of Region Emilia – Romagna – Italian Institute of culture of Stockholm
8 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
'In the cities', inspired by Calvino, is an interdisciplinary experimental research and production project that aims to create the contemporary theatre production 'The Global City', a performance with a modulate structure able to be composed in a different sequence and to involve international artists, according to the different spaces and contexts hosting the residency phases.
Transistor 7
Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Rune Søchting
4 April 2019 - 11 April 2019
The focus in the seventh edition of the Transistor Festival is on the processes, trying out new formats and ways of working. An exploratory work is underway by artists in various rehearsal spaces that will be shown in later editions of the festival.
Patrik Patsy Lassbo, Annika Tosti, Milja Rossi, Olof Runsten
1 April 2019 - 5 April 2019
In the first half of January, the IAC hosted ‘Jaktlaget’, a participatory performance about the status of hunting in contemporary society. At the beginning of April ‘Jaktlaget’ will enter the second round at IAC, ending up with a premiere at Inkonst on the 12 and 13 April 2019. ‘Jaktlaget’ is a participatory performance. It will be both violent and cute, a healthy day in the woods and a cringy nightmare.
Blue Planet Sounds
Malthe Møhr Johnsen
19 April 2019 - 21 April 2019
The four pieces all consist of material taken from a screen recording of the episode Coral Reefs from the largely successful show Blue Planet II. Each of the four sound pieces are experienced through specific visuals. The visuals are an outcome of a layering of all the original videoclips where each categorized sound was presented. The video segments vary in length, so that the visual outcome is a constantly changing performance of floating, gliding, dancing and charging animal movements.
No Roof III , Frictions, Labyrinths in Sound, Les Automates de Descartes, Hertz, Dante Tanzi, Ars Nova Ensemble
6 April 2019 - 4 May 2019
SOUND SPACES was born with the aim to provide the city of Malmö with new music, opening up the perspective towards the most cutting-edge international sound-based practice. SOUND SPACES is a window open to the present world of music creation, with international composers and performers the program includes selected pieces, both instrumental and acousmatic.
Total Leatherette
Total Leatherette
25 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
Total Leatherette is a Psych-Vogue project which informs experimental compositions through the experience of the post-industrial cosmopol, anxiety-stricken cause and effect of sensitive being - serving as a fever dream to those most likely to fail but encouraging to bask in that righteous climax.
Of mist and clouds
Rune Søchting
1 March 2019 - 11 April 2019
Of mist and clouds is a work for transmitted voices developed during a residency at the Inter Arts Center. With the voice as its key object and the thematic figure of the rumor at its centre, the project Of mist and clouds explores the relation between voice and space. The work will be presented as a sound installation during the Transistor festival at the IAC.
jazz composers and musicians from the Music Academy in Malmö, REAKTION! ensemble, Peter Sheppard Skærved, The Isolated Tour
15 March 2019 - 17 March 2019
Connect is an annual festival for contemporary music, arranged by the composer students at the Music Academy in Malmö, in corporation with Inter Arts Center and students from the Theatre Academy in Malmö. This year’s theme of the festival is 'Isolation'.
The Politics of Rhythm
Greta Eacott
11 March 2019 - 25 March 2019
The Politics of Rhythm is a 4-week intensive and hands-on research lab which takes experimental approaches to rhythm as it’s central point of exploration. Led by composer/percussionist Greta Eacott, the lab will facilitate the development of installation and performance works that explore, deconstruct and look to expand on current ways of understanding and working with rhythm and rhythmic systems.
What does it mean to be present?
Steinunn Knútsdóttir
1 February 2019 - 31 March 2019
The projects objective is to research the potential of site-specific immersive performance practice especially in regards to downscaling the aspect of production and interventions. The project deals with different qualities of presence and awareness transcending the content, methods and form. The work aspires to heighten the quality of awareness of the performance guests through minimal means
Johanna Malm
4 March 2019 - 14 March 2019
TEOTWAWKI is a video and a performance dealing with notions of apocalypse and survival strategies, a restless meditation where what comes across as alarmistic might in fact be the most probable.
INTONAL – Experimental music festival
Oswaldo Macia, Kate NV & Sasha Kulak, Tony Cokes, Aux 88, MCZO & Duke, Apartment House plays Julius Eastman’s, Femenine, Ilpo Väisänen, Burnt Friedman & Mohammad Reza Mortazavi + many many more
24 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
Intonal is an annual festival for experimental and electronic music that has been held in Malmö, Sweden since 2015. The focus of the festival is to offer an international programme of experimental and electronic music covering a wide range of genres, subgenres and unique expressions.
Zoi Efstathiou, Egil Kalman
15 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
"Athroa" is a composition that combines an improvised electroacoustic performance with an interactive light installation. In this composition, space, rather than time, is the basis of formal organization, and the experience of the music will be embodied in the process of navigating through space and observing objects from different vantage points. The music is in counterpoint with a light installation which interacts with the sounds and musical textures in non-obvious (non-rhythmical) ways.
City Dwellers 1
Tale Næss
4 February 2019 - 14 February 2019
‘City Dwellers 1’ is an open-ended project in the form of a dramatic, immersive sound-installation. The sounds will mainly consist of voices, cries and whispers. Outbursts, statements and conversations. Although the voices will feel private, the installation as a whole shall constitute a public space, an entity like a city. Tale Næss is trying to create a third space, where history, culture and place come together as one - to trigger a general sense of how we see things and how we shape our surroundings and vice versa.

Cecilia Nordlund, Christina Svärdström, Åsa Gjerstad, Lotta Wenglén, Helena Fa Jurén
3 February 2019 - 5 February 2019
Cecilia Nordlund & Fullmånen Från Helvetet is a collaboration between the singer and songwriter Cecilia Nordlund, noise-artist and composer, cellist Åsa Gjerstad and percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Lotta Wenglén. The music is suggestive, dark, hopeful and crisp at the same time.
VR lab sessions
VR lab sessions
21 January 2019 - 22 January 2019
An exclusive group of both students, researchers and artists meets over two days to present and discuss VR projects and questions. The sessions are not public.
The Politics of Rhythm
Greta Eacott
3 January 2019 - 17 January 2019
The Politics of Rhythm is a 4-week intensive and hands-on research lab which takes experimental approaches to rhythm as it’s central point of exploration. Led by composer/percussionist Greta Eacott, the lab will facilitate the development of installation and performance works that explore, deconstruct and look to expand on current ways of understanding and working with rhythm and rhythmic systems.
Vem Kan Bli Producent
Sabina Husberg Götlind, Matilda Årestad , Julia Giertz, Julia Öjbrandt, Lotta Fahlen
16 January 2019 - 30 January 2019
The project “Vem Kan Bli Producent” is centered around creating a community for women and transgender people of all genders involved or interested in sound tech and music production. This includes creating a national and international network, doing workshops, seminars, meet-ups and each year to have a longer educational program for active music producers. The idea is to make knowledge more accessible and to create and nurture a platform where people can find each other, share ideas and collaborate.
Elisabeth L. Belgrano, Felicia Konrad, Lisa Nyberg, Misha Penton, Julieanna Preston, Björn Ross, Elisabeth Holmertz
28 January 2019 - 30 January 2019
The aim of this artistic research symposium is to allow for VOICE to act as a guide into the UNKNOWN. Through an entangled mish-mash of intra-active events (performances, installations, workshop and seminars) participants will be invited to explore the potential power of VOICE and its impact on the UNKNOWN or ‘that-which-is-yet-to-be-known’. Questions driving the event include: how can we understand VOICE in contemporary every day performances, based on both sensuous and intellectual knowledge? What specific vocal features will emerge if we allow VOICE to be the guide into the UNKNOWN aspects of life and living?
IASPIS residency
Ivo Vidal, Claudia Del Fierro
11 January 2019 - 31 March 2019
The IASPIS residents in spring 2019 in Malmö are Claudia Del Fierro and Ivo Vidal. The two artists will participate in the exhibition Remembering What Is: Chile’s Recent History in Film and Art which opens on January 25 at Lunds konsthall. During their residency project, they will develop their individual as well as collective work in relation to the ongoing exhibition as well as to their previous research.
Patrik Patsy Lassbo, Annika Tosti, Milja Rossi, Olof Runsten
4 January 2019 - 15 January 2019
‘Jaktlaget’ is a participatory performance. The audience is dressed in naive camouflage and signs up to join a fictive hunting team, posing with trophies, drinking coffee 7 am. It will be both violent and cute, a healthy day in the woods and a cringy nightmare. ‘Jaktlaget’ explores the stereotypical masculine group of hunters from a speculative point of view, researching the status of hunting in contemporary society as something seemingly authentic, something humans have always practiced but which has today transformed into something almost obscure.
Wacław Zimpel
Wacław Zimpel
21 December 2018 - 28 December 2018
Wacław Zimpel is one of the most original and unique talents to have emerged from Poland. A multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer of rare distinction, music has flowed through and from him since an early age. Inspired as much by jazz as he is by electronics, minimalism and roots music from across the world, Wacław Zimpel doesn’t so much blur boundaries as eradicate them altogether to create a whole new musical language.
Dark Emotions
Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Assi Pakkanen
3 December 2018 - 8 January 2019
Within the frame of ‘Dark Emotions’, Zwoisy will be finding a graspable translation of the emotions shame, anger, disgust, and love, while looking at them as the residue of the emotional labor related to (doing, ignoring, or experiencing) discriminatory events. The works of writers whose roots hail from black feminist theory will be a way to define and contextualize these emotions as possibilities for community and empowerment.
Johanna Wagner, Julia Wilson, Damien Wagner, Anna Wagner, Brigitta Kontros, Nour Kebbeh, Marie Jansson, Lily Jansson
26 November 2018 - 14 December 2018
‘Barntimmen’ is an interactive VR project where the viewer gets to feel what it’s like to be in the shoes of a 6-year old on its first day in kindergarten. Through smells, taste and touch sensations throughout the piece, the experience for the viewer will be on a tactile level, where all five senses get activated.
Audio Paper Symposium
Sanne Krogh Groth, Stefan Östersjö, Anders Hultqvist, Robert Willim, Annika Nyman, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Carlotta Sillana, Diana Chester, Heidi Stalla, Eduardo Abrantes, Craig Wells & Giuseppe Pisano, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Kate Donovan, Katt Hernandez, Magda Mayas, Moritz Klenk, Per Anders Nilsson, Piotr Cichocki, Sian Hutchings, Tale Naess
10 December 2018 - 11 December 2018
Following on from a series of laboratories at the Inter Arts Center, the Malmö Academy of Music and the section of Musicology, Lund University organize a symposium on the publication format of Audio Papers. In addition to a large number of new audio papers, the symposium presents two keynote speakers who represent adjacent and parallel developments in film studies and sound art, Miklós Kiss and Svetlana Maraš.
Leif JF Calloiscott
Francis Patrick Brady, John B McKenna, Leif J.F. Callioscott
3 November 2018 - 9 March 2019
A presentation of original recordings and a reenactment of the little-known Swedish child psychologist Leif J. F. Callioscott. He was an experimental practice based academic whose theory of ‘Audible Transitional Objects’ places play and fantasy as crucial cornerstones in child development. At the same time, he was convinced that the fantastical, magical or “unreal” sonic elements that we are exposed to whilst young help us create a picture of reality as its polar opposite.
Interference #7
Tellef Kvifte, Markus Tullberg, Kerstin Frödin, Åsa Unander-Scharin, Katt Hernandez, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Stefan Östersjö, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Zoi Efstathiou & Egil Kalman, Catherine Laws, Yann Coppier, Francisca Skoogh, Kent Olofsson, Juliana Hodkinson, Scenatet
20 November 2018 - 25 November 2018
Interference #7 which is organized by the Malmö Academy of Music is a laboratory for artistic research. The aim of Interference #7 is to create a discourse within music research, drawn from performative and material perspectives on musical creativity. The atmosphere is that of sharing and joint exploration.
TRANSISTOR 6: The City and The City
Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov, Hedvig Jalhed, Mattias Rylander, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, Agnes Wästfelt, Jona Elfsdahl, Etta Säfve, Ulf Rönnerstrand, Carl Gustavsson, Elvira Haller, Lise Kroner, Mario Ochoa, Malene Begtrup Andersen, Stefan Östersjö, Jonatan Sersam, Alessandro Perini, Francesco Del Nero, Francisca Skoogh
8 November 2018 - 25 November 2018
Transistor 6 is a month-long festival for contemporary performing arts featuring interdisciplinary work from different artists, institutions and collectives. Transistor explores the format of the festival through performances, talks, screenings, exhibitions and concerts.
Inkonst Music Residency with Kate NV & Sasha Kulak
Kate NV, Sasha Kulak
25 November 2018 - 2 December 2018
Inkonst and IAC have invited Kate NV & Sasha Kulak to join the international residency for contemporary music, sound art and experimental club culture. The residency aims to create opportunities for professional artists and groups to work and develop in a high-quality, active and exciting cross-artistic environment with a clear link between research and artistic work.
Neuronal Landscapes
Varvara Guljajeva, Mar Canet
26 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
How would you see through the eyes of an artificial intelligence? Probably in the future we won’t need our eyes to perceive the world any longer, the machine will do it instead of us. ‘Neural Landscapes’ takes the viewer to a natural and urban landscapes of Estonia which seems like a fairy tale or an illusion in a way machines dream about it.
Corpus & Punishment
John Hanse, Henrik Bromander, Sofia Findahl, Jonas Åkesson, Jasser Hetait, Sofia Snahr
5 November 2018 - 20 December 2018
Is there any learning in oppression? The performance Corpus & Punishment examines the mechanics of state violence. It is a pedagogical arrangement where the performers alongside with the audience reenact a chain of possible situations. These situations create a dystopian and yet fully possible idea of a future where a democratic elected party uses the state apparatus to pursue and neutralize its dissidents.
Who is speaking / Make Sound Residency
Yann Coppier, Signe Allerup, Morten Riis Sørensen, Johan Kølkjær, Michael Breiner, Possible participation: Kitt Johnson
5 November 2018 - 7 December 2018
Yann Coppier aims to create a topology of sounds linked to dramaturgy and based on observation and imagination through practice-based investigation. Making extensive use of the ‘absurd’ as a way of pinpointing the new potential of sounds, it will help to develop innovation through meaning as a replacement for innovation through technology only.
Returning the Ear
Tim Shaw, Jacek Smolicki
26 November 2018 - 2 December 2018
‘Returning the Ear’ is an on-going collaboration between Tim Shaw and Jacek Smolicki. It is a particular method for attending to, archiving and mediating space through an array of sonic interventions and on-site experiments. If traditionally the experience and documentation of place has been performed through visual or textual means, the approach of the artists attempts to bring attention to practices of listening and audio-recording.
Broom as ice-skater
Anne Elisabeth Eckersberg
1 October 2018 - 31 January 2019
This project is an on-going investigation into how illusions of space and movement are constructed, today and throughout history, and how these constructions shape the way we understand reality. These questions are investigated through the medium of animation and 3D-scanning, and by examining elements such as souvenirs, toys, landscape-gardens, architectural floorplans, impulse responses, Foley sound, apostrophes, folly ruins, elliptical poetry, baroque machines, trompe l'oeils, theater scenography, film sets, and special effects.
Vem Kan Bli Producent
Sabina Husberg Götlind , Matilda Årestad , Julia Giertz, Julia Öjbrandt, Lotta Fahlen
3 October 2018 - 17 October 2018
The project "Vem Kan Bli Producent" is centered around creating a community for women and transgender people of all genders involved or interested in sound tech and music production. This includes creating a national and international network, doing workshops, seminars, meet-ups and each year to have a longer educational program for active music producers. The idea is to make knowledge more accessible and to create and nurture a platform where people can find each other, share ideas and collaborate.
WE (working title) / Inkonst residency
Janne Schäfer, Kristine Agergaard
8 October 2018 - 12 October 2018
The visual artist duo J&K has been invited by IAC and Inkonst to develop their first piece for stage. The work is positioned on the threshold between fine and performing arts and will both be a performative installation and a visual play. J&K will experiment with combining and juxtaposing fragments, ritual elements and immersive participation as well as staged abstract material installations into a durational multimedia piece.
Madeleine Jonsson Gille, Anna Jakobsson, Hanna Junti
18 October 2018 - 27 October 2018
“Marmorsånger” is a collaboration between vocal performer and composer Madeleine Jonsson Gille and writer and stage director Anna Jakobsson. In their project, they will stop fighting the clichés associated with images of women in classical/operatic music and literature, and instead approach these with tenderness and curiosity. The aim is to design a live-art concept, which could be further developed both as a show/concert experience and as an ongoing research enquiry.
ShareMusic Residency (not public)
ShareMusic & Performing Arts, The Composition Class at Malmö Academy of Music, Lund Contemporary
15 October 2018 - 18 October 2018
ShareMusic’s work contributes to the digital development that allows more inclusive ensembles and people to actively participate in artistic processes as co-creators. The residency comprises different workshops, where students from the Malmö Academy of Music, studying composition and arranging, work together with ShareMusic’s Elefantöra ensemble and musicians from Gageego! – ensemble for contemporary music. A range of interfaces will be explored and used, while working with digital technology and traditional instruments. The residency offers the ideal space and environment to further work towards the long-term goal to establish more people with different abilities becoming artists, being able to compose and/or perform music.
Join the Circle
Viktor Landström
1 October 2018 - 14 October 2018
“Join the Circle” is a sound and video project exploring different types of social circles: Drum circles, focus groups, family dinners, AA meetings, organized gang stalking and magic rituals. The circle carries the promise of unity and equality, but it can just as well be an arena for terror and oppression. Viktor works with a cut-up technique where found text, sound and video is mixed and merged into new narratives.

Zoe Efstathiou, Egil Kalman
27 October 2018 - 4 November 2018
"Athroa" is a composition that combines an improvised electroacoustic performance with an interactive light installation. In this composition, space, rather than time, is the basis of formal organisation, and the experience of the music will be embodied in the process of navigating through space and observing objects from different vantage points. The music is in counterpoint with a light installation which interacts with the sounds and musical textures in non-obvious (non-rhythmical) ways.
Interference #6
Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Katt Hernandez, Kent Olofsson, Jakob Riis, Mike Sheridan, Jacob Remin, Sergey Filatov
16 September 2018 - 18 September 2018
Interference #6 – organized by the Malmö Academy of Music – is a laboratory for artistic research with the aim to create a discourse within music research, drawn from performative and material perspectives on musical creativity. Interference #6 invites a wider audience to take part when artists share works in progress, installations, performances, and engage in critical discussion.
Sanna Blennow, Rebecka Holmström
4 September 2018 - 22 December 2018
“Sound Matter/Waterways” is a live performed sound piece, exploring the physical and visual aspects of sound through the matter of water. Sanna Blennow and Rebecka Holmström are a choreographer/dancer and an artist/stage designer, working with sound as the connective tissue between them. Through the sounding matter of water, the artists are searching for possible narratives, trajectories, patterns, asking themselves about the relationship between body and sound.
Sequential Spaces
Mike Sheridan, Jakob Riis
31 August 2018 - 16 September 2018
The project “Sequential Spaces” evolves around an interaction of the unique glass instrument Cristal Baschet, digital electronics and spatial sound. The two composers Mike Sheridan and Jakob Riis will create new music together in an investigation of the instrument Cristal Baschet in combination with electronic analysis and sound processing developed especially for this project. With its origins in the french 'musique concrète' it feels like a natural step to investigate the possibilities of this instrument in an expanded electronic setting.
Christian Rønn
17 September 2018 - 28 September 2018
“Enveloping” is the working-title of a performance-idea that has developed slowly over some years working within the field of free improvisation, electronics/electroacoustic and fixed composition. Part of this experiment is to envelope the whole room, including the audience, in one big controlled feedback-loop, working with grand piano, mics, speakers and electronics.
Diethild Meier, Sara Pons
27 August 2018 - 1 September 2018
'Open End' is an alchemical experiment designed to transform time into matter. Conscious of the impossibility of their attempt, Diethild Meier and Sara Pons choreograph a space in which time extends and compresses, passes, begins and ends, begins and ends again and again, pulsates and vibrates…
Potential for 1000 recorders
Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard
21 August 2018 - 29 August 2018
"Potential for 1000 recorders" is a sound installation that operates within a potential state without any physical sound. The potential state of the installation will allow the listener to create their own imaginary soundscape by using their inner ear, being different for.
Performative Sound Sculptures
Jacob Remin, Sergey Filatov
20 August 2018 - 16 September 2018
The world is in flux: Old power structures are shifting, extreme positions are rising and national interest are infiltrating international collaborations. Jacob Remin (DK) and Sergey Filatov (RU) are interested in exploring the field between media and physical objects, where media starts eating and manipulating what was once thought solid. Through custom built field recording techniques, they will explore the sounds produced by wireless internet signals and the circuitry of media infrastructures.
Mother of Pearl
Barbara Amalie Skovmand Thomsen, Marie-Louise Andersson
20 August 2018 - 29 September 2018
In the concert performance 'Mother of Pearl' Barbara and Marie-Louise are transformed into abstractions of oysters stemming from a surreal world under water in a depth where the boundaries between humans and other living organisms dissolve. By setting metal plates into motion, the plates function as musical instruments. A rhythmic interference occurs, as a result of playing rhythmic polyrhythms together.
SAAR Summer Academy
Susanna Helke, Geir Strøm, Stefan Östersjö, Michaela Bränn
12 August 2018 - 19 August 2018
Welcome to SAAR 2018, the Nordic Summer Academy for artistic research at the Inter Arts Center, a resource for interdisciplinary artistic research at the Faculty of Fine and Performing arts at Lund University! SAAR brings artist-researchers (PhD candidates, Doctoral candidates or research fellows in artistic research) in a wide range of art forms together from Norway, Finland and Sweden.
IASPIS residents
Els Woldhek, Georgi Manissiev
21 August 2018 - 7 October 2018
ODD MATTER is a Dutch-Bulgarian design studio driven by curiosity for all the strange and wonderful. Researching, probing, creating and exploring our world’s past, present and future through it’s materials, processes and concept. Els Woldhek & Georgi Manissiev believe that by working with existing processes and notions, researching these from a different more naive perspective a different kind of products can be created. Unique and specific to the place they originate from.
Oona Libens
18 June 2018 - 28 June 2018
During her residency Oona Libens will work on a new performance about the human body. She has done research on how the body has been described throughout history in both the medical as the political domain, at the same time reflecting on how it is perceived in our society today. The result will be a captivating phantasmagoria where a semi-scientific narrative is illustrated live on stage using analogue light and shadow effects.
Scandlight 2018
The Association of Swedish Lighting designers (SLF), OISTATs lnternational lighting design group, & others
4 June 2018 - 6 June 2018
Scandlight is a Scandinavian meeting place for professionals in the light design area. The theme of Scandlight 2018 is “The Art of Light”. The conference focuses on the creative and artistic process of lighting design, the lighting as an artform and the new interactive opportunities. The program will include a mix of seminars and workshops.
Julie Poitras Santos
28 May 2018 - 4 June 2018
Julie Poitras Santos is interested in the physical work and human scale of the traditional craft of rope making and how working with the body is a form of memory making. The work takes the form of a video that braids together imagery from performers walking in the ropewalk and in the surrounding rural landscape of southern Sweden, hands that are making rope, along with other imagery gathered from the coastal region.
Marion von Osten
18 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
A new research archive and announcements board will make diverse research projects publicly accessible. The two inserts aim to initiate cross-disciplinary exchange between researchers on site. Additionally a researchers platform is installed at the IAC café in one of its former dead corners. The platform creates a site with multifunctional display furniture to share and exchange research findings and materials between doctoral students, fellows, artists and the public.
Kirstine Lindemann, Lasse Munk
22 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
An interdisciplinary research on the BREATH as a means of communication and music making for one performer and live electronics. The starting point has been the conceptual meeting point of the breath as both a movement, sound and a channel to connect. Working with an 8-channel set the artists explore how they can work with the breath as a sound source involving the audience.
Ars Nova, Hertzbreakerz, Kent Olofsson, Jonny Axelsson, Hanna Hartman, Caroline Profanter
18 May 2018 - 10 June 2018
Music colonizing locations in Malmö, creating an intimate relationship between sound and the space in which it exists. Concerts with Ars Nova, Carlo Siega, Hanna Hartman, Caroline Profanter, Jonny Axelsson and Nicola Giannini! The light installation "Sweep" will be visible during the festival.
lost, lost property
Akiko Diegel
30 April 2018 - 11 May 2018
“Lost, lost property” is the act of collecting information from lost property on the street, and from photographs of such lost property. Akiko Diegel creates the missing half in order to create a whole. Ironically, the original property may have eventually been picked up by its proprietor and, if it is so, the new creation of the missing half will then never meet its other half and therefore in itself becomes lost property – an almost contradictory allegory of the act of collecting.
Par terre
Mariella Ottosson, Armando Molin (wrestler), Alexander Bica (wrestler), Maja Qvarnström (assistant), Aya Urhammer (assistant)
19 June 2018 - 21 June 2018
As part of the video work “Par Terre”, Mariella Ottosson will be filming two young wrestlers, performing a variety of exercises, especially focusing on the grips and techniques applied to sense the others movement, and to dominate ultimately the others body. The artist and the wrestlers will work out together a “set” or choreography, but also improvising and taking into account the wrestling “characters” by working with their expressions and roles towards the viewer.
Acousmatic Lab #2
Ess Beck, Sten-Olof Hellström, David Granström, Kent Olofsson, Katt Hernandez, Jens Hedman, Eva Sidén, Komponist utb MHM
26 March 2018 - 29 April 2018
During April there will be a period of research and development on spatial sound in the Red Room where an acousmonium with 24 loudspeakers will be set up. Artists that will work with the Acousmonium during this period are amongst others Ess Beck, Sten-Olof Hellström, David Granström, Kent Olofsson and Katt Hernandez. The period will end with several concerts at the Intonal festival.
Transistor 5
Lovisa Perman, Emilia Bongilaj, Annelie Horáková Eriksson, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, Linda Ritzén, Rafael Pettersson, Johan Chandorkar, Henrietta Hultén
4 April 2018 - 29 April 2018
Transistor 5 is a month-long festival for contemporary performing arts featuring interdisciplinary work from different artists, institutions and collectives such as Teatr Weimar, Ung Scen Öst, 11th House Collective, Perman, Bongilaj & Horakova Eriksson, Christina Ouzounidis & Kim Hedås, AKT1 (DK) et al.
Intonal Festival
Stephen McEvoy, Jørgen Teller, Lisa Nyberg, Julia Giertz, Sidén Hedman Duo , David Granström , Ann Rosén, Sten-Olof Hellström, FST 100 years
26 April 2018 - 29 April 2018
During the Intonal Festival the IAC presents a series of acousmatic concerts in the Red room, followed by talks in the Café as well as sound and video installations that you can experience all the days through.
Social Setup
Johan Lundin
2 April 2018 - 15 April 2018
Social Setup is a story in Virtual Reality and a choreographed performance in a glossy scenographic installation. Through the use of a HTC-Vive headset you are invited to walk around in a virtual room. The story and the music of the work are interpreted from" La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi.
Creativities transcending boundaries
Anna Houmann, Eva Saether
19 March 2018 - 23 March 2018
The project aims at mapping out current research in creativity, within music and broader aspects and to develop concrete suggestion on how creativity can be used as an overall perspective in music teacher education at Malmö Academy of Music. During the week different aspects of artistic leadership are processed, the art of hosting and harvesting, participatory methods and creativities as a concept and phenomena in macro and micro moments in music education.
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Ess Beck
10 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
Ess Beck's conceptual residency is a reworking and new chapter in a self-investigation into method and praxis, based on her performance piece "24-hour woman". With her residency, Ess Beck suspends questions on how contemporary politics influence artistic production, as well as the general public's perception of the legitimacy and value of artistic production. This exploration is placed in the context of the process of creating continuous sonic output, as an attempt to understand process and how we value it in society.
Ballongarkivet – expected to stay?
Annelie Nilsson
5 March 2018 - 8 April 2018
A few hectares of farmland in a newly built district in Malmö arouse attraction by “The Balloon Archive”. Almost the whole mother soil of the district has been removed, except the farmland that has been reserved for a future large-scale experience park. There is a huge number of documents related to the field which is not visible on the spot.
Kinaesthetic Audio
Tim Bishop
5 March 2018 - 9 March 2018
This course is aimed at providing students with practical knowledge of techniques and technology to produce high-quality sound for various contexts, from immersive sound installation to sound for video. The course will provide an introduction to the aesthetic possibilities of working with sound through various recording, editing and playback techniques.
Breaking Free – VR project
Malene Begtrup , 11th House Collective
21 February 2018 - 24 February 2018
BREAKING FREE is an exclusive virtual reality experience with live music developed at IAC. The experience is a one-on-one performance where the spectator will be taken on a journey accompanied by well-known songs played by Lise Kroner, Jack Menkedick and Hannes Bennich. Break free, let go and let yourself be carried away.
Letters to my mother. Cartas a mi madre
Helena Fernandez-Cavada
21 February 2018 - 18 April 2018
“What was forbidden in Spain during the dictatorship?". “Living. And thinking”. These words are the starting point of an epistolary conversation between the artist and her mother brimming with confessions about their intimacy and daily life over different ages. After ten years of living abroad, this exchange is an attempt to grasp the various narratives that conditioned the artist’s upbringing, in a country where Catholic religion and Francoism were the official doctrine. This experimental correspondence collects a total of nine letters whose strokes and marks draw unexpected relations.
Twenty Ongoing Tones
Stephen McEvoy
31 January 2018 - 8 February 2018
“Twenty Ongoing Tones” is an audio-visual project based on resynthesized tinnitus sounds. Twenty volunteers described their tinnitus in detail, along with details about how it began, and how it makes them feel now. Using these interviews as a reference, the tinnitus sounds of each person were recreated, and the results of this recreation presented as a sequence of tones, each a brief window into the internal sound world of another person.
I Object
Gry Tingskog, Emma Strandsäter, Tuuli Vahtola, Oda Brekke, Maia Means
5 February 2018 - 4 March 2018
“I Object!” is a post-disciplinary study of the object-subject dualism in art and society. It studies the condition of the exhausted body, to which young women are the biggest risk group. Further, it studies the woman body as an exhausted object in art. As a verb, ‘object’ connotes a positioning, a resistance and a protest.
Wu Xing: Earth
Jens Hedman, and Eva Sidén
2 February 2018 - 7 February 2018
Sidén Hedman duo was founded in 2010. They are one of the most interesting ensembles in the artistic field of creating and performing new music in Sweden. The audiovisual concert installation is the third in a series of 5 works on the theme “Wu Xing - The Five Elements” in Chines philosophy. The starting point is sound and video recorded during a WAAW residence in Saint Louis, Senegal, during February 2017. The project blends traditional Senegalese music and dance with Western contemporary music. Color, shape, rhythm and motion are key building blocks.
Sounding Expanded Affinities
Andrea Ray
20 January 2018 - 16 February 2018
Sounding Expanded Affinities includes three installations, a body of creative writing, and a theoretical text. The project develops and tests the polytemporal method to surpass the limitations of the everyday, using the registers of the personal, political, and theoretical together.
Myriam Bleau, Felix Gourd
4 January 2018 - 14 January 2018
The Idoru project questions the meaning and physical location of music performance by collaborating with a virtual avatar that will become a subversive electronic pop star. During the residency at IAC, the artist will work on the music production and narrative development as well as finding strategies to communicate and exchange material with the remote collaborators. The multi-platform-performance brings forward concerns and reflections about current identity politics, drifting slowly towards a disquieting homogenization of dialogue.
Interference # 5
Henrik Frisk, Anders Elberling, Bennett Hogg, Elisabeth Belgrano, Sven Åberg, Klas Nevrin, Dan Alkenäs, Per-Anders Nilsson, Eveliina Sumelius-Lindblom, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Katt Hernandez, Francisca Skoogh, Kent Olofsson, Karin Johansson, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Stefan Östersjö
16 January 2018 - 18 January 2018
Interference #5 is a peer-reviewed and curated event in which the aim is to create a discourse within music research, drawn from performative and material perspectives on musical creativity. The atmosphere is that of sharing and joint exploration. Interference #5 invites a wider audience to take part when artists share works in progress, installations, performances, and engage in critical discussion.
Karkhana residency
Michael Zerang, Sam Shalabi, Mazen Kerbaj, Maurice Louca, Sharif Sehnaoui, Umut Çağlar, Tony Elieh, Sarah El Miniawy
8 January 2018 - 14 January 2018
Featuring some of the most innovative players from Beirut, Cairo and Istanbul, Karkhana brings together influences from the three major experimental music scenes of the region and beyond. Through their live shows, the band’s seven multi-instrumentalists build a transcendental atmosphere full of surprises for the audience and themselves alike, developing what could possibly be called free Middle Eastern music. Shades and traces of shaabi, tarab, sufi and much more...
Contact Improvisation Cavalcade
Elin Waileth, Emelie Bardon
4 January 2018 - 7 January 2018
Together with the multi-instrumentalist and composer Andrea Ek Frisk, Waileth & Bardon will investigate contact improvisation and music with different focus each day of this 4 days cavalcade. Their work takes its starting point in issues regarding body, gender, anti-racism, hierarchies, and normativity criticism as well as the wish to create a safe space for professionals as well as amateurs to experiment with movement and sound.
Arrival Cities: Hanoi
Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, The Six Tones, Ensemble Reconsil, Roland Freisitzer
26 November 2017 - 4 December 2017
“Arrival Cities: Hanoi” is a piece of music theatre with documentary film. It seeks a new format for politically informed theatre which is responsive to the challenges of a globalized society. “Arrival Cities: Hanoi” weaves many individual stories together in an exploration of the dissolution of the relationship with tradition that urbanization brings. On December 8, the latest version of the piece, with a chamber ensemble of 9 instruments added to the score, is performed at Turbulenzen – Festival for Contemporary Intercultural Music, Berlin.
DUST – Pilot Episode: Encountering the Hyperobject
Christina Berg Johansen, Eduardo Abrantes
5 December 2017 - 10 December 2017
How can we humans of the Anthropocene learn to understand the interdependence of our and other life forms and bio-/geological systems across deep time and space? Encountering the Hyperobject is a sound composition/radio podcast series that connects social science, artistic research, sound art, and ecologies through the geo-philosophical concept of hyperobjects; The project tries to attune its audiences to vital hyperobjects via a sonic language that mixes narrative, field-recordings, ambience, dialogue, music and interviews.
The Disappearance And Return Of A Beloved
Henrik Lund Jørgensen, Jakob Riis, Emeli Ek
11 December 2017 - 7 January 2018
"The Disappearance And Return Of A Beloved" is a mixture of documentary, installation and musical approach to geräusch*. The starting point is documentary filming material displayed in a performative situation. The idea is to work alternatively with the form of the documentary and its elements by presenting the film in a way that allows the sounds and the soundscape to be created and applied to the images through a live performance.
A Shrinking Emptiness
Anders Hultqvist, Ole Lutzow-Holm, Jakob Riis, Stefan Östersjö
23 November 2017 - 25 November 2017
Arts and artistic research extract new knowledge by increasing entropy, and thereby increase the number of possible conclusions, while traditional research generally strives to reduce the entropy value to as close to zero as possible. Art, and perhaps also the related artistic research, is rather an open-ended process whose impulse is to continue - creating (affective) uncertainties.
Artists in residency
Hassan Khan, Uriel Barthelemi, Andre Vida
24 November 2017 - 8 December 2017
Three musical mavericks on stage together for the first time. Internationally renowned for their very distinct instrumental voices, they intimately connect electronic and acoustic music and make genres shake their booties. They have been known to discover genealogies in the simple turn of a key. From Mr. Barthelemi’s tortured drums & electronics soundscapes and Mr. Khan’s balance between chaos and order to Mr. Vida’s complex harmonic architecture, saxophone journeys and funny man blasts this might just be the power trio you have been waiting for.
Love at Last Sight
Ana Pavlovic, Vladimir Tomic
17 November 2017 - 3 December 2017
What is the life of the body once it is disconnected and displaced from everything the mind knew to be normal? How does one, coming to another country and starting from scratch, negotiate a new persona in a new country and language, once the innocence of assuming that the life one thought one knew as real and permanent disintegrates?
New Make Sound residents
Ragnhild May (DK), Stefan Maier (CA)
29 October 2017 - 22 December 2017
For the upcoming Make Sound residency Ragnhild May and Stefan Maier will compose and record new material for a forthcoming release. This record will be the first attempt at documenting their conception of architectural compositions. Using loudspeakers variably distributed throughout buildings so as to literally instrumentalize space, such compositions do not rely upon the illusion of auditory space (as in normal diffusion practice) but instead use "actual" space as the site of composition.
Performing Encryption with Motion Capture and Virtual Reality
Ruth Gibson, Bruno Martelli
9 October 2017 - 14 October 2017
In this short residency artists Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli from London ( are invited into the Black Box Studio of the Inter Arts Centre in central Malmö ( to join Susan Kozel ( in exploring the potential for performing encryption
Jacek Smolicki , Olle Essvik, Tim Shaw, Malin Pettersson Öberg, Nikita Mazurov, Jenny Soep, Ronda Bautista, Lucy N
7 September 2017 - 20 September 2017
Let's say the digital revolution is over. The enthusiasm that ushered in this revolution has since become counter-balanced, if not submerged, by skepticism and disenchantment. And what we are faced with are ubiquitous surveillance, impoverishment of aesthetic experiences and trivialization of social life, the results of an -- at once deep and shallow – immersion in the digital and network media. The way we access, record and archive our presence in the world has also been affected. In this post-digital situation, we all engage in some forms of archiving, whether we want to – or not. When interacting with our devices, we archive and are being archived, held captive by a densely woven net of technologies. How can this condition be approached creatively?

The event takes the form of a temporary zone for the exploration of hybrid modes of personal archiving. In a loose and impromptu manner, the event presents on-going work of several practitioners who, in a poetic, humble, renegade, creative and subversive way combine digital and non-digital techniques to record, erase, archive, unarchive, remediate or demediate selected facets of everyday life in the present moment.

The work will be accessible to the public on the evening of Wednesday, September 13th, however individual visits and meetings can be scheduled directly with Jacek Smolicki any time between Thursday, September 14th and Monday, September 18th.
Transistor 4 – A festival for contemporary performing arts
Teatr Weimar, PotatoPotato, Ättestupa, wecollective, Bombina Bombast, TheHouseandTheRegulators, Malmö Dockteater, DonnaDonna, Memory Wax, Inkonst, Malin Morgan, Carina Ehrenholm & Björn Lindberg
12 October 2017 - 19 November 2017
Transistor 4 is the fourth month-long performing arts festival in two years. The previous festivals have emphasized the experiment and have often presented works in the midst of the process. This festival presents more finished works. The theme of Transistor 4 is ”Critical Perspective as a Practice”. The festival is focusing on the difference artists' approach at looking and shaping the world in their work. What we are interested to investigate at this festival is to see whose stories are told, why, for who and in what way? The festival may not answer these questions, but may help us to think deeper and longer about art and the world.
The Audio Paper
Sanne Krogh Groth, Ludwig Berger, Florian Fischer, Anders Hultqvist, Stefan Östersjö, Katt Hernandez, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, Halla Steinunn Stefansdottir, Kevin Logan
11 October 2017 - 11 October 2017
On October 11, the department for musicology and the program for artistic research in music present a seminar on presentation formats for research in music with focus on the novel academic practice of the audio paper. Citing a manifesto from, this practice can be summarized thus: "Audio papers resemble the regular essay or the academic text in that they deal with a certain topic of interest, but presented in the form of an audio production. The audio paper is an extension of the written paper through its specific use of media, a sonic awareness of aesthetics and materiality, and creative approach towards communication.
Malmö Gallerinatt 2017
Kevin Malcolm, Henning Lundkvist, Ana Rebordão, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Sreejata Roy, Sara Wilén
30 September 2017 - 30 September 2017
Welcome to the 20th anniversary of the Gallerinatt in Malmö with a open house at the Inter Arts Center.

Free admission.

Exhibitions, installations, live performances, talks with Kevin Malcolm, Henning Lundkvist, Sara Wilén, Sreejata Roy, Ana Rebordão, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and Nguyễn Thanh Thủy
Who now, somewhere, upside down
Kevin Malcolm
30 September 2017 - 15 October 2017
This solo exhibition by Kevin Malcolm presents works from an ongoing artistic research project initiated in 2014. Its starting point is the Musée Guimet in Paris and the collection of Asian art amassed by industrialist and traveller Émile Étienne Guimet whose fortune was made in the production of a synthetic ultramarine pigment essential as a whitening agent. This project asks questions of European identity and the role of the artist as collector and exhibitor of images and objects.
Det tredje örat/The Third Ear
PhD students and senior researchers from the programs in artistic research in music and in music education
19 September 2017 - 21 September 2017
This event borrows the format from the ongoing Interference series. The third ear therefore, is both a festival and symposium. The third ear is concerned with encounters between art and science where dialogues of the unfinished work, the art in the making, is central.
Myriam Lefkowitz, Heman Chong, Marie Andersson, Jean Philippe Derail, Julie Laporte, Marc Meszaros, Amine Olsson, Celine Orman , Axel Berger, Adrian Kautsky
6 September 2017 - 24 September 2017
We are looking for participants for the performances by Myriam Lefkowitz and Heman Chong! The performances are part of the exhibition "On the Thresholds of Knowledge" which runs from 6. September to 24. September 2017 at the Kungshuset in Lund.

To book your performance, sign up at choosing the subject „walk“ OR "poem" and the day and time you’d like.

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On the Thresholds of Knowledge
Magnus Thierfelder, Christian Skjødt, Emilija Škarnulytė, Raqs Media Collective, Alessandro Perini, Henning Lundkvist, Myriam Lefkowitz, Hassan Khan, Nicoline van Harskamp, Elena Damiani, Heman Chong, Christian Bang Jensen, Meriç Algün
6 September 2017 - 24 September 2017
The point of departure for this exhibition was Kungshuset, the King’s House, one of Lund’s oldest buildings and the home of the university during several centuries. With works by international and local artists the exhibition has reflected on the notion of knowledge: What is knowledge? How and where is it produced and used? And who is it for?
An Evening with Astad
Astad Deboo, Rani Nair
1 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
“An Evening with Astad” deals with ideas of dance history and archive between two continents. As dramaturg Kate Elswit puts it: "The (Rani/Astad) duet is a biographical dance. But it is not just the biography of one of the two performers, Astad Deboo, as narrated in dialogue with the other Rani Nair; it is also a biography of contemporary Indian dance.

The rehearsal process works through a combination of interview, movement, and reflection, to excavate and curate a series of possible scenarios, and the ultimate selection that is shared differs from night to night. What happens onstage is an intimate look at a spectacular performance artist—“I’ll let you in on a trade secret,” Astad promises—that at the same time offers glimpses of a much largerscale history that has yet to be written.” The research is part of Rani Nair’s residency at MARC and the performance will premiere in August in Kivik.
Cecilia Sterner, Hans Appelqvist
29 May 2017 - 19 June 2017
BLAST FROM THE PAST - a three step film and sound rocket

These works explore our loss of memory and inability to get the big picture. And the humor and sometimes sadness of it all. It plays on the fact that humans have not been around that long compared to some other species and natural phenomena, the speed of forgetting and remaking of mistakes. How sweet memories can reoccur as only memories - long gone reality.
Unsettling – a guided meditation to the sea
Julia Giertz, Lisa Nyberg
15 May 2017 - 29 June 2017
Giertz and Nyberg come together for a work that deals with unsettling and de-centering by the means of meditation. A voice guides the listener through an awareness exercise, where one's body is soaked into the sea, and the rhythm of one's body is disrupted by a call from the deep. There is an element of ”soft cohesion”, a persuasiveness of the voice, guiding the listener to dispossess the current reality, falling into another rhythm, to be possessed and unsettled. In the process there is also space for negotiation and resistance.