September 30, 2012 - Bonniers Konsthall - More Than Sound program series
September 30, 2012

More Than Sound program series

Haroon Mirza, Untitled Song Featuring Untitled Works by James Clarkson, installation view. Photo: Jonas Isfält/Bonniers Konsthall.

More Than Sound
September 5–December 2, 2012

Bonniers Konsthall
Torsgatan 19 
SE-113 90 Stockholm

Tarek Atoui, Malin Bång, Hans Berg with Nathalie Djurberg, Ayşe Erkmen, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Susan Hiller, Matti Kallioinen, Haroon Mirza, Susan Philipsz, Scanner.

Bonniers Konsthall’s large fall exhibition More Than Sound looks at the use and composition of music within contemporary artistic practices. Occupying the entire Konsthall and extending outdoors, More Than Sound also comprises an extensive series of lectures, events and concerts, from a commissioned piece by Carl Michael von Hausswolff to a workshop by Tarek Atoui. Here, Bonniers Konsthall aims not only to investigate music but also to be a place where music is created.

The exhibition presents art that alludes to a range of compositional methods and considers the varying manners in which artists have created or used music within their work. What is on view or performed is therefore not orchestrated to coalesce. Rather, the exhibition aims to focus on disharmonies through which divergent compositions can be better understood, arguing that whatever it may sound like, music is by some enigmatic faculty in the end always music, making it something undeniably bewildering all whilst being a concrete, physical practice.


A Celebration of Sound – John Cage, 100 years
September 5th
Bonniers Konsthall together with Drottningholm Palace Theatre arranged an evening of concerts in honor of Cage’s work and influence. With performances by Malin Bång, Hans Ek and Modern Fantazias and Scanner among others.

September 19th
A finissage for SRc, the Swedish Public Radio’s experimental sound-periodical, with new performances by Marja-Leena Sillanpää with Anastasia Ax and Malin Elgán among others.

I died here (Matter IV) by Carl Michael von Hausswolff
October 3rd
Composer and artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff’s I died here (Matter IV), specially commissioned for More Than Sound, refers to von Hausswolff’s interest in EVP-technology.

The Blow by Jenny Wilson
October 10th
Specially for More Than Sound pop musician Jenny Wilson has choreographed, and created a soundtrack to, a performance for a professional boxer.

Artist talk with Matti Kallioinen and concert with The Great Learning Orchestra
October 17th
Artist talk with Matti Kallioinen and curator Theodor Ringborg, followed by a concert by The Great Learning Orchestra, a diverse ensemble of more than 100 amateur and professional musicians, playing amongst other Christian Marclay’s Graffiti Composition.

Seminar: From MTV to VJ culture
October 24th
Theorists, musicians and VJs in conversation about the use of visual art within the contemporary music scene.

Concert with Tarek Atoui
October 26th
Composer Tarek Atoui gives a solo performance and hosts a workshop which explores notions inherent to instrument making from different perspectives. 

December Splinters II by Malin Bång
November 14th
Composer Malin Bång presents December Splinters II, commissioned for More Than Sound, where Bång utilizes traditional instruments, objects and interact with the installations within the exhibition.

Bonniers Konsthall Remixed.
DJ Hans Berg, known for his collaborations with Nathalie Djurberg, has created a soundtrack for More Than Sound titled Hit, stroke, turn. Throughout this fall, until November 5th, the public is invited to remix the original track. A jury will review all entries and a winner will be presented November 30th.

Program may be subject to change.

For more information about the exhibition and the program, please visit or contact Mirjam Johansson, communication manager at Bonniers Konsthall. 
mirjam.johansson [​at​] / T +46 8 736 42 66



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