No Sound Is Innocent
30 August – 30 November 

Erik Bünger, Written on Tablets of Flesh
The Great Learning Orchestra, a4 rum
Angelica Mesiti, Citizens Band

Under the heading No Sound is Innocent, three parallel exhibitions are brought together which in various ways relate to sound and listening, voice and music. 

Erik Bünger: Written on Tablets of Flesh
The exhibition Written on Tablets of Flesh is a trilogy of essayistic works by artist and composer Erik Bünger, accompanied by his live performances and a display of artefacts that recur in the films. Centred on the human voice and employing humour, the exhibition chops and changes between history, philosophy, media and popular culture to explore the contradictory relationship between the voice, the body, music, language and technology. Here the voice and music are not the phenomena that primary give rise to a personal, human presence and interpersonal communication; rather they are a strange being that allows a non-human entity to enter the human body and take control over it.

www.erikbunger.com

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The Great Learning Orchestra: a4 rum
a4 rum is a project that stretches the boundaries of visual art and music, initiated in 2004 by Leif Jordansson for the Great Learning Orchestra. What began as an open invitation to contribute a composition, which could be in the format of traditional musical notation, written instructions, graphic images or photographs, has now grown into a comprehensive archive of more than 140 compositions that each fits on an A4 sheet.

The exhibition a4 rum is a combination of an installation and a concert in which hundreds of compositions can be both viewed and heard. The presentation of a4 rum at Marabouparken konsthall is the most comprehensive presentation to date and comprises a large number of new compositions by well-known artists, musicians, etc.

The Great Learning Orchestra will perform several of the exhibited compositions in Marabouparken on October 1 and 22 and November 12 and 26.

www.thegreatlearningorchestra.se

Angelica Mesiti: Citizens Band
The exhibition Citizens Band comprises four films that document musicians who work outside the established music scene. The films were shot in ordinary public places, from a public swimming pool and the Metro in Paris to the streets of Australia, where both the music and the context in which it is performed depict a life in exile.

www.angelicamesiti.com

Programme connected to No Sound Is Innocent

Wednesday October 1, at 6 pm
Artist Emma Kihl lectures about the A4 sheet, the format and its history.

The Great Learning Orchestra performs compositions from their exhibition a4 rum.

Wednesday October 22, at 6 pm
Book release and lecture by artist and music composer Leif Jordansson on his book .…och konsten att lyssna.

The Great Learning Orchestra performs compositions from their exhibition a4 rum.

Wednesday November 12, at 6 pm
Journalist and author Magnus Haglund gives a lecture about graphical scores through time, stretching from Christian Wolff to Christian Marclay and their significance in our present day. Held in English.

The Great Learning Orchestra performs compositions from their exhibition a4 rum.

Wednesday November 26, at 6 pm: Music that Hurts
Musician and author Peter Bryngelsson lectures on music’s ability to motivate our actions, a lecture about music in war and torture.

The Great Learning Orchestra performs compositions from their exhibition a4 rum.

Friday November 28 at 2.30 pm
The Girl Who Never Was performance by Erik Bünger. Held in English.