Project Description

    Vertical Sense
    Vertical Sense is a sound installation created especially for the HARMOS plural festival by Berlin sound artists Thomas Kusitzky, Gregor Pfeffer and Felipe Sánchez Luna. With Vertical Sense, Kusitzky, Pfeffer and Sánchez Luna navigate the peculiarities of the unusual venue in order to expand its spatial experience.

    Thomas Kusitzky, sound artist, teacher
    Since many years, Thomas Kusitzky is producing sound art and audio pieces. His works were presented at various international sound and media art festivals and exhibitions as well as on the radio. Kusitzky studied music at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, followed by the Master’s degree program Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2012 Kusitzky is a Ph.D. student at the Bauhaus University Weimar. The main focus of Kusitzky’s research work lies on the design process in the field of urban sound environments. He has published numerous texts on this subject. Kusitzky is co-founder and member of the Auditory Architecture Research Unit at the Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2008 Kusitzky has worked as a guest lecturer at UNI.K – UdK | Studio for Sonic Art and Acoustic Research and at the Master’s degree program Sound Studies. Since 2012 he has also worked as a research associate at the Institute of Contemporary Art Research at the Zurich University of the Arts.

     

    Felipe Sanchez Luna
    Felipe was born in 1984 in Bogota Colombia. At a jung age he started to play guitar and drums influenced mostly by classic and progressive rock. At the age of 20 Felipe moved to Stuttgart Germany where he studied audio-visual media. For a few years he dedicated himself to make sound for visual media like film and animation. After his bachelor degree Felipe worked as a sound-designer and production director in a sound atelier in Stuttgart, where he explored various fields of audio like sound-installations, sound events, sound-branding and interactive sound. Nowadays Felipe is studying Sound Studies at the University of Arts in Berlin, where he has found the right inspiration and guidance for new projects like dace performance, generative sound, sound-art, programming and research.

     

    Gregor Pfeffer
    Born in 1983 (GER), a sound artist and composer based in Leipzig/Berlin. Gregor Pfeffer started in music as a guitarist. Over the years his interest in art and especially sound art increased an he turned away from classical music and its structures. He collaborated with video artists and has composed especially for video-installations. His last work has been broadcasted on the Austrian television (ORF III). Beside his practical work he´s interested in sociology and media science especially related to the sonic world. Gregor is currently studying for a Master degree in Sound Studies at UdK Berlin.

    UdK – Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
    Berlin University of the Arts is one of the biggest, most diversified and traditional universities of the arts world-wide. The teaching offered at the four colleges of Fine Art, Design, Music and Performing Arts as well as at the Central Institute of Further Education encompasses the full spectrum of the arts and related academic studies in more than 40 courses. Having the right to confer doctorates and post-doctoral qualifications, Berlin University of the Arts is also one of Germany’s few art colleges with full university status.

    Creative Excellence
    The quintessence of Berlin University of the Arts is training in the arts. Outstanding chairs at all its colleges, as well as the steady development of teaching concepts, help to secure and consistently improve the high standard of artistic and art-theoretical education at Berlin University of the Arts.
    Almost all the study courses at Berlin University of the Arts are part of a centuries-old tradition. Combining separate academies to create what was then, in 1975, the Hochschule der Künste (HdK), the university has since developed into a network of colleges. Spurning compromise in artistic and creative disciplines, these colleges facilitate an integrated view of the arts by means of interdisciplinary projects, shared theoretical starting points, and the consolidation of related academic fields. Thus Berlin University of the Arts gives its students – at an early stage and within the protected sphere of a study course – the opportunity to investigate and experiment with other art forms in order to recognize and extend the boundaries of their own discipline.