EROSION (2019)
Eight-channel sound installation.

MAY 17 – JUNE 6 2019

The third instalment of  SONIC SPACE features a spatial eight-channel composition by Burkhard Beins based on an archive of audio samples recorded in 2016 with sound engineer Jean Szymczak.



The silences here are retreats of sound, like the retreat of the surf before a tidal wave: Sound draining away, down slopes of acoustic passages, to gather, someplace else, to a great surge of noise. (Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow)


Visitors at Sonic Space. Photo: Henri Falk

Burkhard Beins is a Berlin-based composer-performer, sound installation artist working in the fields of experimental music and sound art. He is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesisers and has conceived and exhibited several sound installations. Since the late 1980’s he has been performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia.

Alongside his solo work he is a member of the ensembles Polwechsel, Activity Centre, The Sealed Knot, Perlonex, Trio Sowari, Sawt Out, Tree, Vertigo Transport, Splitter Orchester and also works with composers/musicians such as Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Keith Rowe, Axel Dörner, Chris Abrahams, John Tilbury and Charlemagne Palestine.

November 1, 2018 current sound art, SONIC SPACE