by Georg Dietzler

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Sonic Chair sound pieces concept was developed for the “soundwaves” series on sound art which ran in Cologne in 2017 and 2018 and was conceived and developed by curator Georg Dietzler. Artists from the noise music scene have composed pieces for the SONIC CHAIR sc01, a piece of loudspeaker designer furniture that can be rotated 350 degrees. The fi rst series of SONIC CHAIRS was built in 2008. Similar to a musical instrument, the shape of the SONIC CHAIR is determined by the acoustics. Sitting in the sound center of the chair supports the spatiality of the recordings. With loudspeakers in the armchair canopy, low bass frequencies are transmitted to the user’s back via a structure-borne sound membrane. The presented sound pieces move between abstract, herbaceous, electronic ambience, puristic fi eld recordings, layered guitar drones, manipulated everyday objects and generated noise narratives, as well as sound art, jazz and experimental pop. The 16 sound pieces can be selected individually using a sixteen-part push-button selection menu.

The Sonic Chair is located at the Youth Hostel and is available on

THURSDAY 18:00 -21:00
FRIDAY-SUNDAY 11:00 – 20:00


Andreas Oskar Hirsch, Cologne, ROW OUT, 24:38, stereo, 2011 / 2017
Achim Mohné, Cologne, Music for, by & through a Sonic Chair sc01, stereo, 2017
Janneke van der Putten & Chrs Galarreta, Rotterdam/Lima I.A. Maastunnel,13:39, stereo, 2017
extract for a sonic chair || Martificial 00:06 || The Call 04:27 || Coral 08:44
Miki Yui, Düsseldorf, ellecsielle, 17:14, stereo, 2017
commissioned by Georg Dietzler for the “soundwaves” series on sound art, Cologne

Ross Parfitt, Münster: All of the instruments in the house right now – (4:55 min. Samples thanks to Roman Nose.)
Ross Parfitt & Erhard Hirt & Florian Walter, Münster: Triotype – (März, 2017, 6:09 min.)
Stan Pete, Halle/Westfalen: polyranger (S017, 5:10 min.)
Achim Zepezauer, Dortmund: ohne Titel (Februar, 2017, 6:09 min.)
selected by Erhard Hirt, Münster

Artificial Memory Trace, Mountshannon/Ireland: Memories of Now, 7:10 min., stereo, 2018
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Caen/France: Heldensägen 01, 6:00 min., stereo, 2018
N(64) – N (Hellmut Neidhardt), Dortmund: Berg_Fidel, 6:59 min., stereo, 2018
Colin Potter, London/England: Are You Sitting Comfortably?
commissioned by aufabwegen /Till Kniola, Cologne

Claus van Bebber, Konzert KHM/Academie for Media Arts, Cologne 2016, II
Gailė Griciūtė, Some Of All (Excerpt)
Peter Strickmann, Mauernap, Auszug#03, Schnarcharchiv
Marta Zapparoli, Live At mex (Excerpt 2018)
selected by Achim Zepezauer, mex, Dortmund

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