Author: danielneumann

CT::SWaM Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2016

CT::SWam and Fridman Gallery hosted an installment of Spatial Sound Summer Sessions from August 25th – September 6th, 2016. For two weeks, the Fridman Gallery was turned into a Temporary multi-channel sound studio. Work sessions led to 5 public evening events.


Presentations: Experiments: Studies: Concerts: Workshops: and: Exchange:

Richard Garet:: RED-Splice (2016)
Wolfgang Gil:: generative installation
Jay Hines:: improvised modular synth performance, utilizing cv panning and spatialization

Josefin Lindebrink :: Hyperakusi II
Michael J. Schumacher :: Fridman Space
TALK :: a conversation between the artists and organizer Daniel Neumann

Stephen Schaum:: 5 compositions for 8 speakers and 4 subwoofers
Daniel Neumann:: Next To Nothing, 8.4 live performance

Dafna Naphtali:: Audio Chandelier
Mike Amacio:: Field Manipulations
Ian Epps:: improvisations in ambisonic positive feedback and sympathetic resonance

Matthew Ostrowski:: Grand Abacus
Lybes Dimem (Lukas Rehm):: KZEJHRAV
Matthew D. Gantt:: Isomorphs
Kamron Saniee:: Room on Wire
Scott Murakami:: Walking In Circles


CT::SWaM Broadband Echos on Clocktower Radio

CT::SWaM Broadband Echos

This bimonthly podcast series on Clocktower Radio explores theories and approaches to spatial sound works, while also addressing the subjectivity of translating spatial works to the radio format. Episodes feature performances, discussions and artist interviews, highlighting recent and upcoming events in the CT::SWaM live event series.

Episode #02 (08/2016):: Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2015

:: This episode reflects on some of the sonic events, performances, and installations that occurred during the Spatial Sound Summer Sessions 2015 and their roles within the context of spatial sound. It includes discussions and works by Leah Beeferman / Alfons Knogl, Gen Ken Montgomery, Jenn Grossman, Wolfgang Gil, Mene Savasta, David Moscovich feat. Beatriz Albuquerque / Cecily Iddings / Justin Maki / Daniel Neumann Mike Topp; Federico Escalante, and Jukka Hautamaki.

Episode #01 (06/2016):: Decoding Spatial Sound

:: An introduction to the CT::SWaM collective, discussing the organization and concert series itself — with some conversational background and excerpts of past performances from Bruce Tovsky, Stephen Schaum, Tamra Yadao, and Andrew Lafkas’ Ensemble. Discussion includes questions around immersion, what spatial sound is, and how one even makes a podcast about these topics.



[ ] leerraum [ ] : :: label special :

CT::SWaM presented a selected program of multi-channel releases and live performances from the Swiss-based label [ ] leerraum at The Sump on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016.

Yuzo Kako (JP) : fora
Janiv Oron (CH) : an other variation for rotary speakers
D’Incise (CH) : stephan thut vier 1-12
Elías Merino (ESP) : initial suppressions
Colliding Fields (CH) / Richard Garet (USA) / Zimoun (CH) : multi-channel live set


Jane Rigler, Elizabeth Hoffman, Anna Weisling; and diNMachine

CT::SWaM partnered with Harvestworks to present two audio-visual multi-channel performance works, commissioned and produced by the Harvestworks Artist-in-Residence Program, at the Knockdown Center on Thursday, May 5th.

The evening featured All the more my thoughts multiply, a new work by Jane Rigler and Elizabeth Hoffman with video by Anna Weisling and The Audio Visual Matrix by diNMachine (Michael Schumacher and Nisi Jacobs).

Jane Rigler & Elizabeth Hoffman; Anna Weisling, video : All the more my thoughts multiply
diNMachine (Michael Schumacher & Nisi Jacobs) : The Audio Visual Matrix



Following a move from their old base at the Fridman Gallery, CT::SWaM relocated its Summer Sessions to a new home at the Knockdown Center. For one week in November, CT-SWaM provided an experimental environment for sound artists, composers, and students seeking to expand their current practices and explore spatialization as a creative element. Workshops ran from the 11th to the 13th, public presentations on the 14th and 15th, and final performances held on the 17th of November 2015.


November 11 – 17 2015


Kamron Saniee::
Michael Hammond::
Gus Callahan::
Matthew Gantt::


Pedro Lopes (Berlin/Portugal) : turntable-driven surround sound
Gabe Raines : “Sun Castle – Room of a Thousand Doors – Door Two”
Jenn Grossman : 2 multi-channel pieces: : :”Mechanical modulation”
Woody Sullender : “Variations on Furniture Music”



For two weeks, from August 16th to the 31st of 2015, CT::SWaM and the Fridman Gallery collaborated to turn the gallery into a Temporary multi-channel sound studio.

Presentations: Experiments: Studies: Concerts: and: Exchange:


Gen Ken Montgomery : his roots and CONtacts
Bob Bellerue : multi-channel evolution
Mene Savasta : selections from Campo Cerano, adopted for 8 channels
Jenn Grossman : ‘extended hymns’
Federico Escalante : “Trama I”

Jukka Hautamäki : improvisation with modified electronics, 9.1
Stephen Schaum : eight-channel sine wave composition
Wolfgang Gil : ‘Color Tones’ (installation)

Brett Sroka feat. Alicia Hall : ‘Sine Qua Non’

Leah Beeferman and Alfon Knogl: : ‘Light Things, Solid Things’
David Moscovich feat. Beatriz Albuquerque, Cecily Iddings, Justin Maki, Daniel Neumann and Mike Topp : un-language: a collaborative, improvised spatial sound performance

Kamron Saniee : Oktemes
Jeremy Slater : octophonic pieces
Richard Garet : Mnemonics: for Space Invaders