Hausswolff (born 1956) is one of Sweden’s foremost contemporary
experimentalists in electronic music and visual arts. His range
of activities includes everything from composing, installations
and performances to curating exhibitions and running his own record
Von Hausswolff also reigns as one of
the two kings in Elgaland-Vargaland, the virtual state he founded
with Leif Elggren a decade ago. Its domain consists of the no-man’s-lands
in between actual countries - their digital and mental spaces.
This kingdom already boasts some 600 citizens, its own flags,
national anthems, and embassies all over the globe.
With his sound recordings von Hausswolff
documents the immaterial qualities of physical phenomena and their
spatial effects. For instance, he might record the sounds emanating
from the electrical systems of buildings or radio frequencies
in the air, in order to exhibit them either aurally or visually.
For the Kiasma presentation, he will prepare a dose of his simplified,
In essence, von Hausswolff challenges
our conventions of aural experience by making everyday background
noise and interference into soundscapes that are as much fascinating
as they are disquieting.
Saturday 23.11.2002 - Kiasma Theatre
20:00 - Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Carl Michael von
Hausswolff and Leif Elggren’s Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV)