Projects

Sound Interaction Through Physical Phenomena
Nicklas Lundberg
7 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Nicklas Lundberg continues to explore and research interaction with sound through interfaces that use physical phenomena as the vehicle for generating content while the human performer remains the agent in terms of form. Many inspiring questions arise when using an environment like this: about the nature of musical gestures, the correlation between agent and sound; topics that are as important today as they have been in the past, not the least in the history of electro acoustic and acousmatic music and theory.
HUSH
Elin Maria Johansson, Vibeke Bryld
8 December 2021 - 14 December 2021
The project takes it outset in the previous work, ‘Hush’, a 10 min sensorial VR installation that lets the user become the subject of a Northern myth. During their research time at IAC, the artists will experiment on how to deepen the relationship between the inner experience and the physical space around us. For this purpose, both light, image and interactive techniques are used. The aim is to shift the sensorial experience from the virtual area to the real one, thereby strengthening the sensorial experience of the work.
Sounding the Body Electric / Make Sound Residency
Jenny Gräf Sheppard, MV Carbon
16 December 2021 - 22 December 2021
The Body Electromagnetic is a tactile and audio instrument-sculpture developed with feedback from residents from three social institutions in Denmark; one for the blind, one for youth with psychological issues, and one for older people with Dementia. The work involves activating flat speakers that produce sounds via coming in contact with hand held magnets controlled by the users. The aim for the Make Sound residency is to develop the instrument-sculpture further and to record and mix the sounds produced from it by the residents of the institutions as well as those Jenny makes herself.
GESTALT MINIMAL; the love songs
Greta Eacott, Aase Nielsen
7 December 2021 - 8 December 2021
GESTALT MINIMAL; the love songs, is a collaboration between the percussionist/composer Greta Eacott (One Take Records/ G·Bop Orchestra) and the producer Aase Nielsen (MC Boli, Boli Group). In December they will spend an intensive two day session at IAC's Sound Studio A to produce a full length record of the five works. GESTALT MINIMAL is a series of five instrumental works composed by Greta Eacott that deals with expanded notions of rhythm – in particular; the series explores creating instrumental ensemble works that are constructed without having any singular solid spine or unifying backbone.
Traces of costume material sampling salons / Exhibition
Charlotte Østergaard
15 November 2021 - 2 December 2021
The exhibition offers a glimpse into Charlotte Østergaard’s costume research process as 'remains of her PhD project “Costume sampling. Embodied making and moving experimentation/conversations”, that took place in the Black Room from 1 to 11 November. During the individual sessions the participants explored, experimented, and discussed particular costume material though the acts of making and moving. The exhibition consists of a textile installation and a sketchbook.
DRAUMR
Eva Sidén, Christian Rønn
25 November 2021 - 28 November 2021
Eva Sidén and Christian Rønn are one of the most interesting duos in the artistic filed of both creating and performing new music. They are both classical trained as soloists on the keyboards, (piano and organ) but have developed a unique style of combining composition and performing with different keyboard instruments and electronics. Sometimes their work and concerts are transformed to installations with sound and video and graphic scored-performances.
ლოცვა / LOTSVA
Mariam Gviniashvili
22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
During the residency, Mariam will be working on a second version of her piece for multichannel electronics - ლოცვა / LOTSVA, commissioned by Ny Musikks Komponistgruppe. The piece is based on the prayers and chants from around the world that Mariam began collecting during the March 2021 lockdown. As she collects the recordings, she creates a new version of the piece each time it is performed. The first version of the piece was performed in Oslo, Fredrikstad and Trondheim and consisted of 24 songs from 20 countries. The second version will be composed during the residency and presented at the IAC on November 26 (more info TBA).
Female Prayers
Nevin Tuna Erönde
15 November 2021 - 21 November 2021
'Female Prayers' is based on the idea that one day we will hear female voices calling for prayer in public spaces. A peaceful message, where soundscapes are used as a medium to explore social and cultural issues, religion and gender through the lens of intersectionality. The story is unfolding through spoken letters addressed to the artist Nevin Tuna Erönde’s, late maternal grandmother, who was a practicing Muslim. Erönde re-connects to her by drawing parallels between the Muslim spiritual practices, and her own yoga practice. The performative art installation removes the boundaries between the audience and scene.
NJYD feat. James Black / Nya Låtar (’new songs’)
Marie Sønderskov, Mikkel Egelund, Jonas Weitling, Anja Nedremo, James Black
1 November 2021 - 14 November 2021
Nya Låtar (Swedish – ’new songs’) is a work of instrumental theatre by composer-performer James Black in collaboration with NJYD quartet. The work will have its roots in the contemporary classical tradition, but will include large elements of performance art, cabaret, and theatre. The piece will last between 20 and 30 minutes, and will be performed by NJYD quartet and the composer themselves. All aspects of the piece – staging, costumes, video, etc. – will be made by the composer and the quartet. The piece will be premiered at Klang Festivalen 2022 in Copenhagen.
Oracle
Justine Maxelon, Caroline Daish, Laszlo Umbreit
21 October 2021 - 29 October 2021
‘Oracle’ is an eyes-closed body-voice improvisation practice reading diverse spaces: train stations, parks, institutions, forests, public libraries, urban gardens and private living spaces. It interacts with these surroundings through instant sound and movement composition and expands the boundaries between individual emotional expressions and shared public space. Each practice session is unique to the moment and context.
PARADIGM
Kaia Zoe
18 October 2021 - 24 October 2021
The project “PARADIGM – Holobionts, interconnected matter and stories from the periphery” consists of several media – here a spatial installation with a smaller selection of sculpture, sound, light and xerox excerpts from a book in becoming together with a first version of the book. A holobiont is made up of a host organism serving space and sharing nutrients with other life forms, like sub species in the human microbiome. Together with the external microbial and molecular world the entity of our cells and microbes form an ecological continuum – we are nature even when culture has cut out our awareness of that interdependence.
IASPIS residency
Francesco Fonassi
1 October 2021 - 31 December 2021
Francesco Fonassi is an Italian artist, sonic researcher and musician operating in the field of live media, contemporary art, transmission art and experimental music since 2006. His work, developed through actions, recordings, environmental configurations, radio transmissions, listening sessions, sculptural prototypes, experimental music and the creation of audiovisuals and sensory spaces, has been featured in institutions, museums, festivals and independent spaces in Europe, Asia and United States.
Sound Interaction Through Physical Phenomena
Nicklas Lundberg
2 October 2021 - 17 October 2021
Nicklas Lundberg will through this project explore and research interaction with sound through interfaces that use physical phenomena as the vehicle for generating content while the human performer remains the agent in terms of form. Many inspiring questions arise when using an environment like this: about the nature of musical gestures, the correlation between agent and sound; topics that are as important today as they have been in the past, not the least in the history of electro acoustic and acousmatic music and theory.
HÉR! An Exploration of Artistic Agency / 75%-seminar
Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
30 September 2021 - 1 October 2021
Doctoral candidate, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, presents her artistic research project in Music. September 30 sees a special live performance of 'Violin with Þytur' by Kent Olofsson, performed within the 9 mono channel installation 'Þytur' by Stefánsdóttir. The event is part of her 75% doctoral seminar with Professor Marcel Cobussen from University of Leiden/Doc Artes acting as opponent. Currently titled 'HÉR! An exploration of Artistic Agency', Stefánsdóttir's work is set to provide a further understanding of the situated, emergent agency in music and sound art.
CATALYSTS – Bodily Interfaces
Susan Kozel, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Jeannette Ginslov, Keith Lim
23 August 2021 - 28 January 2022
Bodily Interfaces / CATALYSTS is an artistic research project that deepens the artistic collaboration between Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Susan Kozel, Jeannette Ginslov and Keith Lim. The distinct somatic and choreographic approach to Augmented and Mixed Reality (AR/MR) developed by the team for the earlier work 'Conspiracy Archives' is expanded with a particular emphasis on investigating the capacity of AI within this context.
Thousand Times Yes
Essi Kausalainen, Marja Ahti, Jenny Kalliokulju
20 September 2021 - 26 September 2021
Thousand Times Yes is a philosophical, haunting and poetic investigation of the limits and possibilities of language, communication, space, and the body. The piece is a collaboration between composer and musician Marja Ahti (Turku), librettist Jenny Kalliokulju (Bjuv) and director Essi Kausalainen (Helsinki) moving fluently across different genres and disciplines. Through its multidisciplinary and intergenerational working group, the performance challenges the concept of opera and its aesthetics, as well as its hierarchical tradition
Inter Feral Arts
Bremer Schlagzeugensemble, Gageego! & Elefantöra, Felicita Brusoni, Bertrand Chaviarra-Aldrete, Vortex Ensemble, Fernando Garnero, Ensemble L'Itinéraire
6 October 2021 - 29 October 2021
During October 2021, the Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University and the Inter Arts Center will hold the next Inter Feral Arts Festival. The festival will include concerts, lectures, workshops, a panel discussion on art and science, and three 25% PhD seminars. Our guest ensembles include: ensemble l’itinéraire (France), Gageego! (Sweden), Bremer Schlagzeugensemble (Germany), ensemble Vortex (Switzerland), and Elefantöra (Sweden).
Malmö Gallery Weekend 2021
Jacob Remin, Dennis P Paul, Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, Sebastian Moske, Moa Franzén, Saga Gärde & others, Filip Vest, Axel Berger
24 September 2021 - 26 September 2021
This year's Malmö Gallery Weekend is a unique opportunity to see artists live at the IAC as we open the doors to a wider audience. You are invited to examine works by Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, Make Sound residents Jacob Remin and Dennis P Paul, IASPIS resident Sebastian Moske and finally, on Friday a series of performances in our open Café area with Moa Franzén, Saga Gärde, Filip Vest and Axel Berger.
Primal Data / Make Sound Residency
Jacob Remin, Dennis P Paul
13 September 2021 - 26 September 2021
‘Primal Data’ explores sound and light as direct links between our own neural networks (AKA wet computers / bodies) and computer networks. Through a series of explorations of algorithmic composition and media experiments, generative complexity and brutalistic repetition, we are on the search for peak data <-> body resonance.
On the Subject of Tests: Rehearsing the Examination
Sasha Bergstrom-Katz
23 August 2021 - 29 August 2021
'On the Subject of Tests' is a practice-led research project that examines the designs and procedures of psychometric testing. Specifically, it opens up and analyses three twentieth-century-intelligence tests developed to assess children and adults in the United States and beyond. Interwoven in the history of eugenics, education practices, military and prison regimes and the neoliberalisation of workplaces and schools, these intelligence tests deserve an affective and embodied unpacking. Using the IAC’s Black Room as site, artist and researcher Sasha Bergstrom-Katz will record extended rehearsals of the tests' manuals in a project entitled 'On the Subject of Tests: Rehearsing the Examination'.
Born Without Hands
Maja Karlsson, Leif Holmstrand, Samuel A.D. Martín
8 July 2021 - 18 July 2021
'Born Without Hands' is a chorus with an unknown number of voices (belonging to an unknown number of species) giving thanks, praise and head, exorcising and conjuring all of this love wrath. The tools include prayer, knitting, terror, candelabras, breathing and dying.
Fuga dall’Egitto
Yasmine Elbaramawy, Miriam Selima Fieno, Nicola Di Chio
22 June 2021 - 28 June 2021
Miriam Selima Fieno and Nicola Di Chio,l two Italian actors and theater directors, are now creating with Egyptian musician, sound artist, Oud performer and composer Yasmine El Baramawy the documentary theater show "Fuga dall'Egitto", a work that which sheds light on the phenomenon of the post-2013 Egyptian diaspora, or on all those activists who, betrayed by the military and threatened with repression and torture in Egypt, they were forced to choose the precarious and painful path of exile.
IASPIS / Malmö Konsthall residency
Sebastian Moske
20 June 2021 - 30 September 2021
Sebastian Moske works with literature, that he cuts up to open and suggestive text tapestries read out by performers. These texts become part of a rhythmical video filmed on locations that are in interesting tension to the texts accumulated. He will read The Poetic Edda, different Swedish Crime Novels and is very interested in “Kallocain” by Karin Boye.
Immersive Days #1: Blackout
tim bishop
9 June 2021 - 13 June 2021
"Blackout" is a sensory performance and sound work for one person at a time. The work takes place in total darkness and uses spatial audio and haptic feedback to create a multi-sensory and evocative environment for a powerfully self-reflective experience. An unseen voice and a physical guide encourage participants on an introspective journey, exploring both virtual spaces and the physical room through 3D sound and touch.
Immersive Days #1: Hush
elin maria johansson, vibeke bryld
8 June 2021 - 13 June 2021
"Hush" invites the viewer to tune in to an ancient world that generations of northerners once knew - when man, animals and nature were connected, and nature was animated. The work provides the opportunity to experience a mythological landscape that is brought to life and communicates with the viewer in a three-dimensional universe, where nature and myth are united in a poetic and sensual experience.
Immersive Days #1: Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects
Lundahl & Seitl (Christer Lundahl & Martina Seitl)
8 June 2021 - 13 June 2021
In this series, Lundahl & Seitl join up with British digital studio ScanLAB Projects to combine pointcloud laser scans in VR, with choreography and sculpture. The piece creates a complex matrix which can be experienced as an immersive world in which you, the observer, are embedded, and as a physical display of hyperconnected objects with  unseen realms inaccessible to you. 
INTONAL 2021 at IAC
Francesco Del Nero, Alessandro Perini, Ingvild Skandsen, Lola Ajima, Lasse Munk, Paolo Pastorino, Sophie Delafontaine
18 June 2021 - 20 June 2021
The acousmonium is back and ready to diffuse a selection of brand new electronic and acousmatic pieces as well as some classics. It is now 10 years since the acousmonium was first set up at Inter Arts Center. The world was very different then. Nevertheless we continue to renew the collaboration between Inkonst, IAC and SOUND SPACES to present a window on the current status of acousmatic music in Europe. Have a look at the programme...
Creativities transcending boundaries
Anna Houmann, Eva Saether
10 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
This year’s project will focus on ”Uncertainty and Possibility” emerging as both theoretical concepts and fields of empirical investigation, as students and researchers seek new creative, hopeful and speculative modes of understanding and intervening in a world of crisis. Advancing a practical agenda for future making, it will reveal how uncertainty can be engaged as a generative ”technology” for understanding, researching and intervening the world.
BARBARA
Moa Franzén
3 May 2021 - 6 June 2021
The project “Barbara” (the feminine form of the Greek word barbarous, meaning strange, uncivilized, someone who speaks a broken speech) will depart from Moa Franzén’s work with voice as a choreographic material and tool. Through vocal practices Moa will explore different expressions of what is considered human – as well as nonhuman, or “subhuman” – and how we use them or suppress them according to gendered, social, ideological or private grounds. Where and how is the border between the human and the animal crossed? Where, and when, are the in-betweens and how do they sound? For which bodies?
“The Garden”, Sound Bench at Botan
Jonna Hägg
3 May 2021 - 24 June 2021
The Sound Environment Centre has acquired a sound bench for different sound experiments, artistic projects and the communication of research. During the Sustainability Week and until mid-summer, the bench will be placed in the Botanical Garden, where a site-specific sound artwork has been developed especially for the bench. For several years, the artist behind the work, Jonna Hägg, has been exploring how the soundscape of the world in general is changing. Human sounds have become so pervasive on earth that we have created a third category just for them: anthropophony. The sound installation is a collaboration between the Sound Environment Centre, the Botanical Garden and the Inter Arts Center, which produced the installation.
INTONAL 2021
16 June 2021 - 20 June 2021
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. An exclusive five day exploration of experimental music and art.
Acousmatic Lab #3
The Absurdum Temporary Art, Hertzbreakerz, Alessandro Perini
29 March 2021 - 18 April 2021
In the Red Room a smaller version of the Acousmonium will be set up with around 20 speakers. For two weeks the space will be open for different practices. In particular the students of the electroacoustic music courses at the Malmö Academy of Music are going to get acquainted with the techniques of sound diffusion, presenting their final work on the 10th of April. Acousmatic music diverges from the standards of instrumental music, composed in a studio and projected live through a constellation of speakers.
HUSH
Elin Maria Johansson, Vibeke Bryld
12 April 2021 - 18 April 2021
The project takes it outset in the previous work, ‘Hush’, a 10 min sensorial VR installation that lets the user become the subject of a Northern myth. During their research time at IAC, the artists will experiment on how to deepen the relationship between the inner experience and the physical space around us. For this purpose, both light, image and interactive techniques are used. The aim is to shift the sensorial experience from the virtual area to the real one, thereby strengthening the sensorial experience of the work.
Electro moves – Game Changers
Elin Lundgren, Petter Pettersson, Cecilia Nordlund
22 April 2021 - 10 June 2021
The work-in-progress project ‘Electromoves - Game Changers' is a workshop in electro-composition and choreographed audience interaction in 3 parts. Lundgren & Pettersson aim to explore, make a pre-study and an electric soundscape in collaboration with the Malmö based musician & singer Cecilia Nordlund. They will investigate group affiliation and exclusion with a focus on the viewer's attitude and what governs the narrative and group dynamics in a live work through a workshop at IAC.
Lowlands
Karis Zidore, Emma Cecilia Ajanki, Lea Paulsen
26 April 2021 - 9 May 2021
Tumbling into the space after sadness, ‘Lowlands’ is a soft lament to the voice of self critique. The work shapes a meditative landscape of rippling blue tissue paper that lulls and endures. Images emerge evoking a body falling apart and gathering itself together again, a body at sea and a body on a patchwork of waves. 'Lowlands' is a large-scale solo performance by choreographer Emilia Gasiorek that spans the deep blue depths of our personal emotional landscapes and collective geographical environments.
Creativities transcending boundaries
Anna Houmann, Eva Saether
22 March 2021 - 26 March 2021
This year’s project will focus on ”Uncertainty and Possibility” emerging as both theoretical concepts and fields of empirical investigation, as students and researchers seek new creative, hopeful and speculative modes of understanding and intervening in a world of crisis. Advancing a practical agenda for future making, it will reveal how uncertainty can be engaged as a generative ”technology” for understanding, researching and intervening the world.
Rêves accaparés / Inkonst Music residency
Uriel Barthélémi
12 March 2021 - 21 March 2021
Drummer & electro-acoustic musician Uriel Barthélémi is continuing his Inkonst music residency at IAC, which started in October 2020. ‘Rêves accaparés’ is a reflection on the different appropriations of sound worlds by state structures and multinationals. An open vision of how sound can become a tool of control, serving to provoke joy, fear, relaxation, violence, torture, the dispersion of the masses, or even to stimulate sales, etc...
IASPIS residency
Paolo Thorsen-Nagel
1 March 2021 - 16 June 2021
For “Your sonic medicine” Paolo Thorsen-Nagel will be conducting practical research on different modes of listening. How we perceive sound in relation to space, both physical and mental, will be the driving question for a series of sonic investigations revolving around our listening sense. These experimental settings aim to produce both, more documentary findings, as well as interactive and performative works.
IN PROCESS – Experiments and errors (part 2)
Oona Libens
1 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
As selected artist for the open call "IN PROCESS – Experiments and errors" by HAUT and IAC, Oona Libens starts the second part of her residency at IAC. Through the research project 'Spider Threads' Oona will investigate the relationship between binary technology and weaving, as part of a bigger question about how the digital technology could be defined by curiosity and inclusivity instead of commerce and surveillance.
Connect 2021
12 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
Connect is a three-day festival, arranged by Tongeneration and the composition students from Musikhögskolan. Its aim is to present a varied take on today's contemporary art music, with music written in the continuous development of Western art music, either for traditional ensemble settings or for more obscure ones. The festival also focuses strongly on exploring and evolving the versatile opportunities provided in an electro-acoustic setting.
Born Without Hands
Maja Karlsson, Leif Holmstrand, Samuel A.D. Martín
25 January 2021 - 14 March 2021
'Born Without Hands' is a chorus with an unknown number of voices (belonging to an unknown number of species) giving thanks, praise and head, exorcising and conjuring all of this love wrath. The tools include prayer, knitting, terror, candelabras, breathing and dying.
From Soul to Other
Martine Flor
18 January 2021 - 21 February 2021
During her residency Martine Flor will work on a new video which will be a part of a larger project. This video evolves around a scanned document, containing an anonymously handwritten text with thoughts on psychoanalysis and its relation to language and representation, the image and the gaze. Martine is interested in working with a tension between different ways of seeing and reading, between a materiality of things and the immateriality of the digital, as well the handwriting itself and its assumed relation to memory, thinking and the subconscious.
Soap
Emilia Bergmark
9 February 2021 - 4 March 2021
'Soap' is a new work being produced by the artist Emilia Bergmark for the exhibition with the same name at the project space Sirin, in Copenhagen. The work was inspired by a sub-genre of British Social Realism known as the "Kitchen-sink-drama". Taking place in the private sphere of the home, 'Soap' addresses contemporary anxieties such as economy, performance pressure, and equality in the modern home with a humorous approach.
Caresses
Karis Zidore, Paolo Gile De Venecia, Elin Stampe, Naya Moll
4 January 2021 - 17 January 2021
‘Caresses’ is a choreographic work by choreographer and dancer, Emilie Gregersen. It is a duet that delves into a sensuous relationship between two bodies navigating through touch as they unfold its influences both on a sensory and emotional level. The act of caressing is being amplified and stretched on scales of intimacy and distance, attraction and repulsion, casual gesture and heightened bodily experience. The piece is a part of her performance series that studies perceptions of touch from a phenomenological and choreographic perspective.
Immersive Days #1
Mirabelle Jones, Gibson / Martelli (Ruth Gibson / Bruno Martelli), Lundahl & Seitl (Christer Lundahl & Martina Seitl), Francis Patrick Brady, Maren Dagny Juell, Tim Bishop, Elin Maria Johansson, Vibeke Bryld, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, Alessandro Perini, Emma Bexell, Karen Toftegaard, Darshika Karunahara, Lena Bergendahl, Max Ockborn, Untold Garden, Absurdum Temporary Art
8 June 2021 - 13 June 2021
Immersive Days #1 is both a network and a new annual gathering of professional artists, curators, researchers, technicians, teachers and students within a broad field of immersive technologies and (artistic) practices. The initiative functions as a continuation of several symposiums, workshops and research into immersive technologies in art.  We meet up to share, explore and playtest XR (extended reality) and immersive sound projects, often works in progress. We give feedback to each other and we share experiences and challenges.
Personal Spa TV
1 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
Personal Spa TV is a fictional mobile spa that has its own internal TV channel. This spa has recently started exhibiting performance artists. During the exhibition everything is filmed and some kind of spa treatment is also offered to the exhibition visitors. During the residency at IAC Personal Spa TV staff will learn how to work with live stream and how to build a portable TV studio setting with the help of a green screen and perhaps some inflatable TV studio set design.