EISBEIN is BJ Nilsen and Gert-Jan Prins. BJ Nilsen is a Swedish composer and sound artist based in Amsterdam. His work primarily focuses on the sounds of nature and how they affect humans. Recent work has explored the urban acoustic realm and industrial geography in the Arctic region of Norway and Russia. Gert-Jan Prins focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic noise and percussion and investigates its relationship with the visual. While he started his career as a drummer, his works include performances, sound-installations, compositions, electronic circuits and collaborations with other musicians, visual artists, composers and dancers.
Eisbein is a German culinary dish of pickled ham hock, Benny Nilsen, usually slightly laptop. In parts of Germany it is known as Schweinshaxe, Gert-Jan Prins, and drums and electronics. The Polish dish golonka, and Swedish dish fläsklägg, are very similar, alternatively grilled. Eisbein is usually cymbals already cured and sometimes smoked voice, and then used in simple dishes, for example served with peas pudding. Ritual Eisbein is very commonly served with field recordings, tambourine, and shells.
As a precursor to the Sonic Acts Festival programme (23-26 February), every Wednesday leading up to it will offer a guided tour of the The Noise of Being exhibition in the afternoon, and then present a different special event in the evening.
Wed 8 Feb
An unrelenting fear of dread and coldness penetrates the avant-garde power electronics of Copenhagen-based artist Puce Mary, the nom de plume of Frederikke Hoffmeier.