Artist Bio

CT::SWaM Spatial Sound Works

CT::SWaM [Contemporary Temporary:: Sound Works and Music] is an artist-run event series focused on the development and presentation of spatial sound works. For Recombinant 2020 Daniel Neumann, who started the series in 2012, will be diffusing a selection from the archive.

Patrick Franke
Miguel A. Garcia
Elizabeth Hoffman
Yvette Janine Jackson
Josefin Lindebrink
Matthew Ostrowski
Dana Roth
Kristina Warren

Daniel Neumann is a Brooklyn-based sound artist, organizer and audio engineer, originally from Germany. He holds a master's degree in media art from the Academy of Visual Art Leipzig and also studied electronic music composition under Emanuele Casale in Catania, Italy. In his artistic practice he is using conceptual and often collaborative strategies to explore sound, sound material and its modulation through space, situation and media. Curatorially he runs an event series in NYC and Berlin (CT::SWaM) that engages in spatial sound works and focussed listening.

As an audio engineer a special field he has been tackling in the past years are concerts featuring electroacoustic music and multi-channel live audio. These concerts usually require a complex speaker setup, unusual miking techniques for instruments and high quality sound reinforcement. "Each piece has very different challenges and approaches, which is why I’m constantly fascinated by them."
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