Art & Shows: The Music For Installations Blog

Little Antenna Live PostX Merelbeke

Music For Installations is invited on Littl' AntennA, a series of small concerts or try-outs, that are held in the beautiful PostX space in Merelbeke Belgium (12 October 2019). The intimacy of the space gives the possibility to choose sometimes go for more unconventional tracks. So that will happen with the first-time-ever live performance of some tracks, like from the Haukijärvi cycle and from older albums like Live at the Museum of Fine Arts. Also with live video-display from Niek Cornil.

Live At The Museum Of Fine Arts

Released on the DATABLOEM LABEL and also available on Bandcamp! The album is the result of an edited version of the recording of the Live Set in the Museum of Fine Arts in Gent on 28th of November 2013. I've been asked to set up soundscapes inspired on the theme of a forest. The live performance was in the half circled central aula of the Museum between beautiful sculptures and columns.

Melancholia Video

With Melancholia, Lars Von Trier made a very intense movie about fear and depression. Von Trier found a way to translate these very troubled emotional difficulties, from which he struggles himself, through this incredible motion picture. This track is a tribute to Melancholia in all its intensity.

Textielfestival Ronse Opening Act

The opener of the Textile Festival is in the hands of Music For Installations. Friday 25th of September 2015 at 21.00 at the Ververij in Ronse. This evening will be a mix of soundscapes and ambient music, with some reflections to the cosmic music from my other project Lounasan.

Fortaleza Aves Video

Hannes Diehl asked me to work on his video project about strange bird creatures and fishes. The imagery resulted in a display on the walls of a building in Fortaleza, Brazil. The animals get some motion in the video and to support this movement, Music For Installations jumped in with field recordings and created soundfiles. The display was done during Vila das Artes during January and March 2015.

Dark Side

Music is to heal not to destroy... even when you visit the dark side of your mind. Released on Bandcamp, this album is a more darkened world of soundscapes and drones. Music is probably the best way to translate these deep and dark feelings when you are at the end of the road and sinking away. These feelings are so hard to describe in words to other people, especially if you never have been in this condition. You, as a listener, can experience and learn what this is about.

Scape It Out

Scape it Out is based on sculpting existing sounds recorded somewhere, halfway between everywhere and nowhere and released on Bandcamp. This recording has resulted in a very direct sonic landscape. The basic material has been shapeshifted, turned inside out, swapped and merged to create basic elements. This results in a new platform of ideas.

Poetry – Poëzie

During June 2017 the video Melancholia has been screened during the expo Poetry - Poëzie at PC Sint-Franciscus in Velzeke, Zottegem, Belgium. It was a good opportunity to connect with a different audience, by screening off-line and at a site that connects very good with the themes hanging around the work. The video artwork is by Niek Cornil, audio by Music For Installations.

Painted Reflections (live)

Live on earth is quite meaningless. All this running about, getting important, finding a place for infinity. Why? This is the live recording, taped during the exposition together with Jan Vindevogel, and with the kind support of Guy Van den Storme. The albums is for sale as an artwork along with all the other works that were on display in this nice art-deco surrounding in Oudenaarde.

Dark Side Sofa – Kaseri Gallery Istanbul

The Dark Side Sofa arrives at Istanbul. An extension of the Dark Side project and audio album, visitors are invited to take place in the chair and absorb the soundscapes generated from below. There is no distraction, only you and the dark wall. At Kasa Galeri, Istanbul, from April 2nd to April 2016, 2014.

Exposition and Performance Oudenaarde

Together with Jan Vindevogel, and with the kind support of Guy Van den Storme, Music for Installations will display works in Oudenaarde, Belgium at the Gevaertsdreef 1. The exhibition will contain new visual artworks from Jan and soundworks from Music for Installations. The is also a perfomance moment together with live-video-mixing from Niek Cornil.

Metsä Pako Melbourne

Metsä Pako is the result of a collaboration between Jenna Corcoran (Melbourne), Benten Clay (Berlin) and Music for Installations. The four met at the Arteles residency in 2011 in Finland. It's great to have people investing time in creating video art work inspired by the sounds and music that had been created on location. The display is at the Brunswick Art Space in Melbourne from March 7th until 16th.

Synesthesia 2 Video

This track has already been used extensivly in live performances. It is live available on the album Live at the Museum of Fine Arts. This is also available on our youtube channel: Music4Installations. The fragment is compiled by Niek Cornil.

Synesthesia 4 Video

This track has already been used extensivly in live performances. It is live available on the album Live at the Museum of Fine Arts. This is also available on our youtube channel: Music4Installations. The fragment is compiled by Niek Cornil.

Parilanjärvi Video

This track has already been used extensivly in live performances, but originates from the Haukjärvi project at Arteles. It is live available on the album Live at the Museum of Fine Arts. This is also available on our youtube channel: Music4Installations. The fragment is compiled by Niek Cornil.

Lecture ZKM Karlsruhe – Sound Art Curating

What is the position of a curator in the evolving world with all its new technologies? I've been wondering a long time what the criteria exactly are for a curator involved in sound art. And why is sound art so far away in museums sometimes? By lectures and seminars there will be a focus on the methodologies, histories, theories and practices of sound art curating. The session at ZKM will be an opportunity for Music For Installations to present a lecture around this topic.

Museum Fine Arts Ghent Modernism

Soundset is a musical project aiming to translate visual art into electronic music. The project is organised by The Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (Belgium). Participants are invited to find a sound which connects them personally with a piece of art from the current exhibition Modernism, Belgium abstract art in Europe. Now doesn't that sound a bit what Music For Installations is trying to do?

Sounset Modernism MSK Ghent

Soundset is a musical project aiming to translate visual art into electronic music. The project is organised by The Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (Belgium). Participants are invited to find a sound which connects them personally with a piece of art from the running exhibition "Modernism, Belgium abstract art in Europe". During the weekend of the 27th/28th of April 2013 you can find MFI back into the exhibition working on a new soundscape.. On april 30th there is a special 'nocturne' where the music is present

Music From The Masses

Music For Installations contributed a piece of music for the Music from the Masses project from Matthias Fritsch. He created several clips in the length of an average music video. The clips are then put available online and can be downloaded by musicians, composers and sound designers from all over the world that wish to produce and propose soundlayers for them.

File Electronic Language Festival São Paulo

FILE, Electronic language international festival, has selected the track Braindamage from the Dark Side project to be used on their Hypersonica exhibition. This event is been held in São Paulo in Brasil from July 18th until August 21st, 2011. We are very happy to participate in this exposition.

Hämeenkyrö Performance

On Sunday 30th of October at 16.00h, Music For Installations will perform at the Hämeenkyrö Library during a Lecture Event around Noble Prize winner writer Frans Eemil Sillanpää. This will involve the presentation of some pieces of the Haukijärvi Music Cycle, created at the Arteles Centre.

Arteles Performance

On Thursday 27th of October, Music For Installations will perform live at the Arteles Creative Center. It's the perfect moment to present the results of the Haukijärvi Cycle, as they are in their present state.

Emergeandsee Festival Lecture Berlin

The main theme of the Emergeandsee-festival in Berlin is 'En Detail'. A very interisting point of view for us as composers! The way that Music For Installations works in listening and creating artworks, is actually similar. The lecture from MFI will be held at the Bötzow-Brauerei in Berlin on Saturday 4th of June 2011 in the afternoon. This lecture will show some basic principles about the use of detailtechniques into contemporary electronic music. Some basic audio examples will be used to show the endless possibilities.

Soundgate Project Aalborg

Fear, the first track on the album 'Dark Side' has been selected to participate on the Soundgate Project in Denmark (2010). "The audience will only be able to access the sound through high quality headphones and track information will be displayed on a screen. This means that there's no audience interaction such as skipping, fast-forwarding or stopping.

Soundlab VII Exhibition

As in 2009, we are again selected with a track for the soundlab exhibition. This year (2010), soundlab VII will set off in autumn. It is an on-line available exhibition of musical artists. Soundlab is organised by NewMediaFest and curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.