Panel The Defeat of Time, Part 3: Joachim Nordwall (Sonic Acts XII, 2008)
Sonic Acts is a biannual festival at the intersection of arts, science, music & technology. "The Defeat of Time" was a talk with Joachim Nordwall and CM von Hausswolff, moderated by Mike Harding. Following their respective performances in Paradiso on Thursday night,they discussed drone music and how it affects the listeners and their sense of time. Guitarist, graphic designer and sound manipulator Stephen O’Malley (USA) spreads a gospel of drones. He is a member of the drone metal band Sunn, and plays in Ginnungagap, KTL and Lotus Eaters. His many collaborations include working with sound artists Greg Anderson, Dylan Carlson (Earth), Oren Ambarchi, Masami Akita, Attila Csihar and visual artists Banks Violette and Nico Vascellari. Joachim Nordwall (SE) is the director of the Swedish label iDeal and a member of, amongst others, the Alvars Orkester and The Skull Defekts. He is the curator of the Drone People event on Thursday night in Paradiso, and of the subsequent 24-hour Drone People event at the New Music Stockholm, which are inspired by the work of ‘drone gods’ LaMonte Young and Tony Conrad. Carl Michael von Hausswolff (SE) is a composer, conceptual visual artist and a leading figure in the field of radical sound performance. His audio compositions from 1979 to 1992 consist essentially of complex drones. His most recent works are pure, intuitive studies of electricity, frequency functions and tonal autism. Mike Harding (UK) is a curator, producer, lecturer and music publisher. He has been running the audio-visual publishing house Touch with Jon Wozencroft since 1982. He is a member of sound installation creators freq_out and a member of Field. He started the project ‘Spire’ in 2004, which combines organs with electronic music. The panel "The Defeat of Time" ensued the performances of The Drone People on 22 February, 2008.