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Sound Disturbance – Hearing the visual, is a Sonic Art Festival in Malmö.
The Festival consists of concerts and performances by Sound Artists and Musicians from the Nordic countries, and a seminar and a networking meeting which reflects and comments Sound Art.
Sound Disturbance – Hearing the visuals is an initiative by the Association C-Y (ContemporarY) in Malmö, Artists' Association Muu in Helsinki and the North Norwegian Art Centre (NNKS) in Svolvær, in collaboration with Inter Arts Center and C’est bon kultur in Malmö. The event is curated by Stefan Klaverdal.
The Festival is supported by Malmö Stad and Region Skåne.

We can’t close our ears. Therefore sound can be both a bliss and a disturbance in life. Sound can affect our emotions immediately, without any thought or explanation. It's an expression that is increasingly used and loved by artists and audience and there is a need for events and opportunities to put the light on what it really is: an artistic expression of its own right.

The audience will be given the opportunity to experience installations, videos live performances and hear music from scores of experimental music of different genres, from ambient, drone and noise to electroacoustics – and collaborations between sound artists and comic book writers in live sessions

Friday, Feb 10th 2017 14:00
Sound Art Seminar
with lecturers from Norway, Sweden and Finland
(Program below)

Friday, Feb 10th 2017, 19:00
Concerts / Performances with
live performances by
Kajsa Magnarsson (SWE)
Jonas Olesen (DK)
Jaakko Junnila (FI)
Simon Daniel Tegnander Wenzel (NO)
Gutieszca (FI)
Jakob Riis (SWE)

Saturday, Feb 11th 2017, 15:00
Panel talk: What is sound art?
Participating artists. Moderator: Stefan Klaverdal

Saturday, Feb 11th 2017, 17:00
Sounding images

Leif Jordansson + Ensemble for New Music + free form artists perform graphic scores

Saturday, Feb 11th 2017, 19:30
Concerts / Performances
with live performances by
Kirsti Meiers, audio (SWE) + Gonzalo Rodrigez de las Heras, visual (SWE)
Funkhaus Lund (SWE)
Margrethe Iren Pettersen + Christian Hollingsaeter (NO)
Aki Asgeirson (IS)
Jukka Ruohomäki (FI)
Noise Against Fascism (Mathias Kristersson), audio (SWE) + Wormgod (Mattias Elftorp), visual (SWE)


Additional program, running non-stop both days:

Comic Book Writers from Hybriden exhibit related work
Touch-sensitive installation by Alessandro Perini fri and sat at 17:00
Installation by Maxime Hourani from the Malmö Art Academy
Installation by Fabio Monni
Performance Voyage 6, a series of international video performances produced by MUU
Logokalyps - installation by Åsa Nordgren, Michael Idehall, Ruta Vitkauskaite
Installation by Martina Tomner
C-Y records

Sound Art Bank and Muu for Ears
Sound Art Café

Sound Art Seminar, Friday, Feb 10th 2017, Inter Arts Center
(large conference room)
The seminar is addressed to the wider audience interested in either audiovisual arts or experimental music and sound art

Seminar is free, seats are limited. Registration mandatory at

1400 Timo Soppela and Rita Leppiniemi on archiving, networking and Sound Art Bank
1420 Alessandro Perini on his work
1440 Svein Pedersen Sound collaborations in North of Norway
1500 Kent Olofsson on theatre and sound art
1520 Frans Mossberg on sound art in Ljudmiljöcentrum, Lund University
1540 Kajsa Magnarsson on sound art in Gothenburg and Konstmusiksystrar
1600 Leo Nilsson covers a brief history on Sound Art in Sweden
1620 Jukka Ruohomäki covers a brief history on Sound Art in Finland


Free Entrance to all parts of the festival!

Additional program aimed toward professionals and students:

Network Meeting, Saturday, Feb 11th 2017, Inter Arts Center
(large conference room)
Alongside the sound art event, a Nordic networking seminar for cultural actors will be arranged where professionals interested in Sound Art can meet and exchange ideas. It will take place between 0930-1400 and include breakfast and lunch.

NOTE: Seats are limited. Registration mandatory at