Runar Magnusson

First Person: LAK – Festival of Nordic Sound Art (Copenhagen/DK)

The LAK Festival for Nordic Sound Art was held in an old paint factory in the Amager part of Copenhagen, Denmark. The festival consisted of both an exhibition and an extended performance programme running over 4 days, from September 6th to 9th. The festival site compromised a raw and diverse setting for the artworks and performances to unfold in. Some of the artworks had a double feature of both soundsculpture and instrument for performances in the evenings. The festival showed a collective piece called The Rainforest led by artists Derek Holzer and Mads Bech Paulszewski-Hau, which was a performance-installation made out of trash hanging from the ceiling and of soundscapes made by invited performers. In “The Rainforest” live sound was tranformed into vibrations running through...