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Sam Auinger  & Hannes Strobl tamtam.berlin are active in artistic research on the topic ‘urban living space’ for more than 10 years. Their main interest is the audible. This is examined in two ways. First through a longstanding practice in city studies with field recordings, referring to a large, dynamic space.

Resulting in the production of radio pieces (e.g. everything NO; Kunstradio Ö1 2010) and performances (e.g. Urban Dialog Shanghai; ESSA Conference Berlin 2013).
Second, soundinstallations with a focus on the audible relationship between designed architectural space and an acoustic event in interior (e.g.raumfarben 06, Mikromusik  Berlin 2014) or exterior space (e.g. Raumfarbe Breathe Austria; Austrian Pavillion Expo 2015, 3 Farben; Kunstfestspiele Hannover 2016).

tamtam refer to their work with the sentence:
„The sound environment is becoming the instrument, the instrument is becoming the sound environment.“Their instrument is, for all intensive purposes, not only a sounding object that we are well familiar with. It is also the space itself where sound lives-the acoustic and psychoacoustic fields that enable us to extend our accepted senses to hear the habitual and the everyday as something extraordinary.

John Cage always discussed the space between the notes-the place that is neither sound nor silence but in suspension and waiting. In their search for a new sonic language-a language where sound no longer evolves on the horizontal, left to right plane of musical history but from foreground to background, outside to inside, sounding always on the threshold of disappearance. tamtam are also creating a new language of listening. one where the space between is filled with
the listener’s own experience. (Text by Chris Salter)

Golden_Soundtrack sound installation 2022

sounding berlin sound installation 2021

elven songs  sound installation 2020

A 100 the sound of the Berlin Autobahn performance

rauschfarben A100 installation

A100 18.02.2018 video

raumfarben 07 performance

3 farben  sound installation

raumfarbe-Humbolt-Forum  sound installation

raumfarbe breath.austria  sound installation

alien agency intervention  performance

raumfarben 06  sound installation

urban dialog  performance

everything no  radio show

raumfarben 05  sound installation

raumfarben 03 dialog  performance

technologies  performance

hearing perspective

raumfarben 04  sound installation

raumfarben 03  sound installation

sound sources by technology  performance

hearing perspective

everything NO  radio show

cumulus  theatermusik

locked out  radio show

shanghai tamtam  performance

raumfarben 02  sound installation

marl 2030  sound installation

raumfarben 01  installation

hometown  performance

bewegte luft  sound installation

innsbruck 6020 der weg  radio show

farben berlin live – stadtmusik performance  performance

farben berlin  sound installation

livingtypes.compiler  multi-media-performance

berlin 10439  radio show

farben innsbruck  sound installation

autum in papercity  video sound installation

oedipus  theatermusik

dekalog  theatermusic,cd

synapsis  dance

earthskin  video and music

compilation 2  cd

miles  ep

goldmund  performance

gugl meeting  performance

ikarus  video and music

der überfall  soundtrack