Text – Sound Poetry

Featuring Antje Vowinckel, Swantje Lichtenstein, Marc Matter; brought to you by swissnex Boston, Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston. (Unfortunately, due to illness, Anton Bruhin is unable to travel and has had to cancel his performance.)

Event Details

Location

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 United States

Date

November 06, 2015 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm America/New York (UTC-05:00)

Cost

$10 / 8$ members and students

***Unfortunately, due to illness, Anton Bruhin is unable to travel and has had to cancel his performance. The concert will still take place, and we hope to bring him to Boston at a future date.***

ANTJE VOWINCKEL is a Berlin-based sound and radio artist. She studied literature and music (flute/piano). She has been commissioned to do radioplays and shows for a variety of public radio stations such as (WDR, SWR, BR) as well as for foreign stations and festivals (ZKM Karlsruhe, TESLA Berlin, Biennale Bonn, Prix Italia, Festival for Contemporary Music Alicante/Spain, Hammer Museum Los Angeles, British Council, Berlin, Humboldt-Lab). Her works have been broadcasted and presented in Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Czechia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Portugal, Poland, Australia. In recent years, she has created also live performances (organ and objects), installations and video compositions. Her focus is on the musicality of the spoken word, for example in compositions with dialect melodies or in pieces based on automatic speaking.

SWANTJE LICHTENSTEIN is a writer, artist, and sound poet based in Cologne. Lichtenstein studied philosophy, literature, and poetry, and received a doctorate in performative poetry from Cologne University. Her first book of poetry was published in 2006 and she has performed at european festivals, such as SoundEye in Ireland. She is a professor of literature and aesthetic practice at the Fachhochschule Dusseldorf.

MARC MATTER is a founding member of the group of artists known as Institut fuer Feinmotorik, with whom since 1997 he has published numerous sound recordings, an experimental film, a book and all manner of other trifles, as well as dozens of live performances. 2005 saw the publication of the anthology Feinmotorik Kompendium, an artist’s book in the form of a lexicon. His work Radio-Imitat, produced exclusively for Radio Arthur, was released on CD at the end of 2009. For Die 50 Skulpturen des Institut fuer Feinmotorik [The 50 Sculptures of the Institut fuer Feinmotorik], he received the Karl-Sczuka Prize for Works of Radio Art in 2011.

Marc Matter works as a media artist, musician and freelance curator. In 2012 he was a research fellow at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (NL). In 2013 he was the Edith and Richard French Fellow at the Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library at Yale University (USA), doing research on the sound-poet and publisher Henri Chopin and his publication OU.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events. 

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