SAM/OTO: Lost Sounds: Miki Yui and Rolf Julius
We are sorry to announce that Rolf Julius passed away on 21st of January 2011.
In keeping with Rolf’s wishes this event will still go ahead as planned. He had been working for some time on these new pieces and left detailed plans of how they should be installed and performed should he not be able to be present.
The pieces represent Rolf’s most recent work and we are extremely grateful to both him and his family for enabling us to show them. We hope this event is a fitting tribute to both him and his work.
Lost Sounds collaborator Miki Yui had been in regular contact with Rolf until his death and will be present both to perform and install her own work and to oversee the installation and performance of Rolf’s pieces.
Lost Sounds is a collaborative experiment in sound
performance and installation, exploring sounds, the environment, objects
and one’s visual and acoustic perception. Yui and Julius’ collaboration will be shown as an evening concert that will form the foundations for an installation that will reside within the different architectural spaces of Café Oto and SoundFjord.
Utilising sounds collected during their performance as a point of departure, artefacts found within Café Oto’s four walls will be given unfamiliar lives. During the hubbub of usual café life, furniture, cutlery, utilitarian objects and other items still to be imagined will be reinvigorated to those that care to listen.
The installation will further develop in a migration to SoundFjord, after the two-day settlement at the café. The work will remain there open to the public until 5th March.
Rolf Julius interview - WIRE magazine
Rolf Julius - Western Vinyl