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The Auditive Peculiarities of Khôra (2015)
25 – 27 Sep 2015
at Akademie der Künste Berlin
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin

The class Raumkomposition at master’s course Sound Studies, UdK will be showing the project “The Auditive Peculiarities of Khôra” in the festival Kontakte ’15 International Festival for Electronic Music and Sound Art
 at Akademie der Künste Berlin.

The Auditive Peculiarities of Khôra (2015)
The Auditive Peculiarities of Khôra is the project of the Raumkomposition class led by Daisuke Ishida and Thomas Koch at the master’s course Sound Studies, Berlin Career College, Berlin University of the Arts.
Khôra is an ancient Greek word coined by Plato as a term for space, receptacle or site. He proposed that Khôra is a space that holds no characteristics in itself and that cannot permanently contain anything but bodiless, ephemeral, time based media and which reflects the character of the medium passing through. Drawing an analogy between such media and sound, the project thematizes Khôra as an object of acoustic investigation.
Contradicting the common rules for the use of wave field synthesis[1] systems, the 14.5 meter long array of loudspeakers will be neither acoustically isolated from the surrounding space nor set up surrounding a listening area. Rather will it be used to deliberately articulate the space and emphasize the peculiarities and room acoustics of AdK’s ground floor area in an artistic manner.
Members of The Auditive Peculiarities of Khôra project (Natalia Bustamante, Daniel Franke, Stefan Matussek, Jesper Ryom Jensen, Joen Szmidt, Daisuke Ishida and Thomas Koch) develop strategies and methods for acoustically engaging the space.
[1] wave field synthesis
Wave field synthesis (WFS) is a spatial sound field reproduction technique that utilizes a high number of loudspeakers to create a virtual auditory scene over a large listening area. It overcomes some of the limitations of stereophonic reproduction techniques, like e. g. the sweet-spot.


Urban Knights returns with the first edition of 2015 taking place on Tue, 30th June, 19.00 at Weichselstraße 34A, 10247, Berlin

This months edition celebrates the opening of the new space 34A with a focus on sound in the city. International guest speakers include Caleb Kelly [AU], Zora Schärer Kalkandjiev [DE] & Daisuke Ishida [JP/DE] with a special performance ‘I Play Your Kitchen’ by percussionist Tatu Rönkkö [FI/DE]

Catering provided by chef Mami Yamasaki [JP/DE]

Space is limited! Booking is necessary via:

Full programme details can be found at:

Urban Knights is a programme of events, which provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban change. The programme brings together people who are actively producing alternatives to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions.

Programme, Tue 30 June, 2015:

Caleb Kelly [AU] Curator and author discusses his approach to curating sound and noise in urban spaces

Zora Schärer Kalkandjiev [DE]: Researcher and model maker provides an overview of approaches to the acoustic mapping of the build environment

Daisuke Ishida [JP/DE]: Artist and educator, specialising in sound in urban contexts discusses his project “Crack in the City”

Tatu Rönkkö [performance] [FI/DE]: Percussionist, and co-founder of the new music group Liima and regular collaborator with the band Efterklang performs “I Play Your Kitchen”

Mami Yamasaki [chef] [JP/DE]: Macrobiotics chef and caterer provides a sample of her unique food

Urban Knights, Berlin is kindly supported by the Irish Embassy, Berlin.


CTM Education Networking Day
Kunstquartier & Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Daisuke Ishide [JP/DE], Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)
Daisuke Ishida talks about the public intervention project “Crack in the City” which was held at the class “Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis” at UNI.K Studio für Klangkunst und Klangforschung, The Berlin University of the Arts. Crack in the City is a project dedicated to create sound installations/actions reflected upon public space (i.e Berlin’s Hermannplatz). The urban everyday life is completely surrounded by various kinsd of sounds, yet, it is not necessary that we are continuously acknowledging, or even hearing them. The project’s aim is to bring an experiential artistic activity to our auditory everyday life, in order to expand our understanding of public space itself, its sound with aesthetic qualities and beyond.


The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA in The Museum of Music
at the Kyushu University Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
20th Dec 2014
15:00 open, 15:30 start

  《七のヴァリエーション》(黛 敏郎・諸井 誠)
  《黒い僧院》(松下 眞一)
 《音響デザイン》(今 史朗)
 《FUSO I》(伊奈 新祐・平野 砂峰旅)