Copenhagen got new sounds in October 1999.
The familiar sounds of the city where renewed by Danish and international sound artists, sound poets and sound makers.
Get the 1999 ssshhhhh catalogue (2,4 Mb PDF - requires Acrobat Reader).
Get the sounds for the ssshhhhh catalogue
For the second time ever the Ssshhhhh Sound Biennial where held on the 12th of October 2001. The four initiators behind the biennial is William Louis Sørensen, Jørgen Teller, Jakob Riis and Jakob Brandt. They invited both Danish and international sound artists, a.o. the exciting artists Kaffe Matthews and Kim Cascone.
Sound art is - for several artistic reasons - developing into a multitude of directions. One common trend is noticeable though: not only is the technology a predominant element in the new music, but so is the perceptive element to a high degree. Today there's a great openness towards new levels of sound experience within already existent media and art forms.
In the everyday we are surrounded with installations, producing sound on all levels: the kitchen, the car, the train, the workplace, streets, "functions", "consume", "ambiance", "message".
Ssshhhhh...enters the matrix of these everyday installations and creates artwork, that not alone excites the senses, but also shakes the conventional expectations completely of course.