2021-11-18

Third Prize »Kunst am Bau«

We won the third prize with our concept LICHTSCHIENE for the „Kunst am Bau“ contest for the new harbor area in Stralsund!! Anyways, we are excited how the actual realisation will turn out in the next years…


2021-11-17

»Woanders« at WUK Vienna

After being postponed again and again because of the pandemic, »Woanders« finally took place again at WUK Vienna in Oktober 2021. We were very happy to be part of the first Austrian show of »Woanders«. Based on the poetry of the author and filmmaker Thomas Brasch from the former GDR, the musician Masha Qrella and her ensemble have developed a theatrical concert around the topic of identity conflicts, named »Woanders« (German for »somewhere else«). Xenorama augmented the concert with contextual stage mapping and animations, surround sound design and an audio-visual multi-channel installation.


2021-11-11

Shortlist Lumen Prize

We are on the The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology shortlist! Our 360° concert installation REFLECT is on this years BCS Immersive Environment Award list.

REFLECT is a 360° concert installation exploring the possibilities of an artistic communication between man and machine. A digital entity is embodied in different non-anthropomorphic light, screen and mirror arrangements as an observer, interpreter and virtual conductor.


2021-09-17

Film premiere with live concert «RELIEF»

RELIEF | A topographical film and sound study | Open Air 18. & 19. September 2021 | Waschhaus Potsdam

«RELIEF» is inspired by the question of how a digital independent algorithm would musically interpret natural landscapes which have been increasingly affected by human presence.

Based on drone footage, the result is a landscape film illustrating varying topographies and applying an original soundtrack to them using only custom-programmed algorithms for sound design and composition.

This way, the textures—themselves as silent witnesses of rapidly progressing change, and as historical memory of topographical character and forms—are being given their very unique voice in line with contemporary understanding. The dramaturgy is unfolded by the aesthetic illustration and juxtaposition of natural and anthropogenic terrains from a bird’s eye view, which are used entirely for the generative synthesis of the soundtrack.

Furrows render sequences of frequencies, forestation unfolds shimmering granular sound spectra while liquid surfaces are transformed into multi-layered ambient textures.

RELIEF is a cooperation between Xenorama and Marc Eisenschink.

The project is funded by Fachbereich Kultur und Museum der Landeshauptstadt Potsdam and put into practice in cooperation with Waschhaus Potsdam GmbH.

18. – 19.09. 2021

Waschhaus Potsdam gGmbH
Schiffbauergasse 6
14467 Potsdam