Paivascapes#1: Third Cicle of Artist Residencies
Municipalities of Castro Daire and São Pedro do Sul (PT)
25 April – 6 May 2010
Lasse-Marc Riek (DE)
The Nodar Artist Residency Program for 2010 has a single unifying theme: the river Paiva. Throughout the year, from winter to autumn several multidisciplinary artistic projects (which have sound as a key element) will be developed on a contextual perspective related to the various geographical areas of the river, from its source to its mouth. The art project to be developed during the third cycle of artist residencies is “Riparian” from the German field recordist and sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek.
“Riparian” | Phonography, Soundwalk
This is a project with two segments of audiowork.
The focus will be on listening, writing and walking. Writing text and sound.
– A diary about two soundwalks at both banks of the Paiva River.
Technical and material requirements: pencil and book
Result: listing of sound
2 days of walking at the left bank 28km
2 days of walking at the right bank 28km
2 days of preparing the material
1 day to calm down
Wild camping if it’s possible
Recorded soundwalks to chapels located at the Paiva River
Technical and material requirements: recording gear
Result: archive and a composed soundscape
-2 days of researching trails and chapels
– Each one day for a chapel or an ancient site
– Number of chapels/ancient sites dependents by the chances.
A focus will be the idea of listening representing a process which moves from the outside to the inside and the question about the subjectivity of noise and silence.
Lasse-Marc Riek (1975, Germany) uses different forms of expression in his producing. His works are interdisciplinary and can be conceived as groups of works of both visual art (action and conceptual art) and sound art. His art of sound can be described in terms such as acoustic ecology, bio acoustics and phonography. Here, Riek uses acoustic field recordings, storing them with different recording media, editing, archiving and presenting them in different contexts. Since 1997, he has operated internationally with exhibitions, concerts, lectures and projects and given guest performances in galleries, art museums, churches and museums. He contributes in public media as well as in podcasts. He obtained Scholarships, awards and was at artist-in-residence programs in Finland, Poland, Italy, France and Africa. He has numerous international publications of phonograms. He runs the label Gruenrekorder.