Artistic ideas are like mutations of the reasonable. 'Music or Ceiling Fan and Tubes' is a performance with a ceiling fan and tubes, performed in Suleymania, South Kurdistan, Iraq.
The black cephalopodic cyborgian sound machine examines the sonic materiality of Velcro as it is situated within the ASMR and BDSM communities.
Encasing a whole drum set and broken guitar into an instrument case extended to such a size that it nullifies its usability.
'Sounding' derives from the book Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, and is an evocation of the bygone crafts of sailing and whaling and the struggles of men at sea, and also from its powerful and ever-relevant dissection of monomania.
The Land Harps project revolves around sculptures that enable the landscape to create sound compositions, resulting in a contemplation within the constant flux of landscape, a study of its pacing and intervals.
This sonified 3D fabricated black ice cello re-addresses the iconic 1972 work Ice Music for London by Jim McWilliams for Charlotte Moorman. The strikes, taps, scrapes, and gouges are translated into sound by artist Spencer Topel who diffuses these sounds across glass panels suspended around the gallery.
Subwoofers and lit candles which are set in motion by deep rhythms of sub frequency sounds based on the Ambrosian hymn 'Aeterne Rerum Conditor', one of the first Christian chants.
Temporal relationships are a decisive factor in the linear recording of sound. An installation consisting of cassette tape wound around a spherical object and a device to play its sound.
Although externally illogical, their anti-releases serve as a form of provocation that attempts to force interaction on the part of the listener by implementing tangible manifestations of abstract concepts.
Music negotiating between the realities of the physical world and our imagination. Originally created as cross-media films, installations or projections, now presented in their pure sonic state.
An overview of very limited edition music releases and music recordings where the medium retains a physicality and connects the artist with its audience.
The Oroboro circle of music: the magic act of eating up and spitting out, breaking a musical evolution from the abstract to the concrete.
The winner of the Lürzer's Archive Student of the Year Award 2016, explores the monetary value of music and art.
'Frieze Sounds' is a program of new artist commissions premiered at Frieze New York. Frieze Sounds will be played in the BMW 7 Series cars at the fair, and via listening stations inside the new Reading Room and BMW Lounge.
An expression of the synthesis between a music ensemble and the image of their sound. A speaker membrane and a pencil translate sonic vibrations. Handmade boxes, numbered and limited to 100 copies.
Damien Hirst created 10 'spin' artworks in a 10 page limited edition book. Each spin cycle art represents one of the album's 10 tracks created by Gorillaz lead guitarist Jeff Wootton.
Transform a mass-produced music product into a finely crafted art object. Painted record covers, booklets and CD's
Music gets connected with a new physical object and is displayed in a different context.
Late David Bowie released a limited edition of 10000 vinyl copies of his last album Blackstar. They sold out in a day and are now only available for about $1,000.- on Ebay.
Circumvent state censorship using X-ray photos as music records.
Apply Marina Abramović's performance art methods on a music concert.
Ennio Morricone recorded the soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight, and they created limited, hand-stamped, direct-to-vinyl pressings of this special Abbey Road session.
Wu-Tang Clan sold their sole copy of 'Once upon a time in Shaolin' for millions.
The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr is auctioning the first copy of the The White Album: Nr.0000001
Photo courtesy: Julien Grossmann, The fields of recording, 2011
Those Who Make Waves is an online magazine about those who make waves in interdisciplinary fields of sound and music. It's about dancing about architecture while listening to design. It's about sounding art and sculptured music. It's about the unusual in an abundance of sound.
Simon de Koning
Founder / Editor
Founder of Those Who Makes Waves and SOLO Music Gallery. Presenting and representing sound art artists in a digital age.
Tobias was the founder and former editor-in-chief of leading new music site tokafi.com and a cultural editor for Germany's biggest Printmag on Recording, 'Beat'. He regularly writes for arts magazine 'White Fungus' and has contributed liner notes to a wide range of releases, from contemporary composer Steve Reich to ambient master vidnaObmana. Tobias originally developed the 15 Questions interview for tokafi.com, featuring close to 400 artists as part of the series between 2005 and 2012 and continually adjusting the questionnaire. For 15questions.net, he has now expanded the concept to include journalists, PR managers and sound engineers. Tobias currently lives in Berlin, Germany.