Ernst Karel

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[the listings are not quite current at the moment -- update coming soon]

Expedition Content (2020)
Ernst Karel and Veronika Kusumaryati
DCP, 78 min
World Premiere, Berlinale Forum Expanded, February 2020
International Selection, Cinema du reel, March 2020


10 March 2019
Reality-based Audio Workshop: Mongstad
7.1 audio presentation in cinema
Borealis festival
Bergen, Norway

30 Jan 2019
Watching Sound / Listening to Image, Lesson 1
Ernst Karel: Reality-based audio
Aesthetics of Error (Chiang Mai Collective)
Lecture Room of Media Arts and Design, 3rd floor, Faculty of Fine Arts Building
Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai

5 December 2018
Location Recording and Documentary Sound: Practice, Ethics, and Aesthetics
organized by Leo Goldsmith and Lukas Brasiskis
Michelson Theater, Department of Cinema Studies
NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, NY

16 November 2018, 13:00
Workshop/presentation on nonfiction audio
Modern Culture and Media, History of Art and Architecture Departments
Production 1 Room, 135 Thayer St
Brown University, Providence

9 November 2018, 19:00
quadraphonic solo set
Quiet Zone: A tribute to Jed Speare
Great Engines Hall, Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon St, Boston

17 September
Directions in documentary sound:
A conversation with Ernst Karel, Stuart Cody, and Sarah Elder, moderated by Ilisa Barbash
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, Mass.

20-24 August 2018
Workshop: Reality-based audio
Status report from the field
Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst
Bergen, Norway

16 June 2018, 15:30-19:00
Concert in a concrete munitions storage magazine in a former naval base
Ernst Karel, IMA (Nava Dunkelman/Amma Ateria), Agnes Szelag
Re:Sound SUN
Magazine A-168, Mare Island, Vallejo
Coordinates: 38.083814, -122.257083

22 May 2018, 1-4pm
Workshop: 'Nonfiction Audiovideo'
Center for Documentary Arts and Research
University of California, Santa Cruz

12-13 May 2018
Ah humanity!
Sounds and Visions: Free Screenings
Barbican, London UK

16 June 2017 - 8 January 2018
Chidambaram aether: Amplified mantras and temple bells (1996/2017)
Stereo audio installation, 77 minutes
The World is Sound
Rubin Museum, New York

5-8 November 2017
Concert: Multichannel sound works
Workshop: Reality-based audio
Hanoi DocFest 2017
Hanoi DocLab and Southeast Asian Cinemas Research Network (SEACRN)
Hanoi, Vietnam

25 Sept 2017
'Glyphs (Music from Martin's tape archive)'
Quadraphonic diffusion by Ernst Karel
following screening of Luke Fowler's Electro-Pythagorus
Harvard Film Archive

21 Sept 2017
Presentation and discussion of multichannel audio/audiovideo work
Sponsored by the programs in Humanities, Music, and Film/Photo/Video
and by the School of Critical Social Inquiry

Hampshire College, Amherst MA

1 Sept 2017
Asha Tamirisa and Ernst Karel
vespers 06 [documentation]
Washington St Art Center, Somerville MA

18 June 2017
EKG + solo sets (Kyle Bruckmann and Ernst Karel)
Le Laboratoire, Cambridge MA

2 May 2017
Architecture Acoustique: Sounding the Carpenter Center
Sound event & talk with Ernst Karel, Andy Graydon, and Sam Auinger, with Pieranna Cavalchini
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

29 April 2017
Listening session
Calderwood Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

26 April 2017
'Glyphs (Music from Martin's tape archive)'
Quadraphonic diffusion by Ernst Karel and Luke Fowler
following screening of Electro-Pythagorus
Images festival

8 March - August 2017
Teri Rueb and Ernst Karel, Fens
Stereo headphone/GPS listening walk for the Back Bay Fens
Listen Hear: The Art of Sound
Back Bay Fens / Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

8 March - August 2017, Fridays only 11:00-17:00
Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, Municipals
6-channel sound installation, 41 minutes
Listen Hear: The Art of Sound
Calderwood Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

8 Mar 2017, 21:00
Jan St Werner, Ernst Karel, David Grubbs
Multichannel audio performances
Goethe-Institut Boston

26 Feb 2017
'Glyphs (Music from Martin's tape archive)'
Quadraphonic diffusion by Ernst Karel and Luke Fowler
following screening of Electro-Pythagorus
Sonic Acts festival
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

21-22 Feb 2017
'Through Sonic Ethnography' Workshop
Sonic Acts festival
STEIM, Amsterdam

30 September 2016
Ernst Karel and Bhob Rainey
Quadraphonic concert in Boston City Hall
City Hall, Boston

10 September 2016
Presentation of multichannel sound work
Sound Ethnographies: Theory and practice for nonfiction media
UnionDocs, Brooklyn NY

24 July 2016, 13:00
Morning and Other Times (7.1 mix)
Swiss Mountain Transport Systems, Radio Edit (7.1 mix)
Sensory Ethnography Lab: Experiments with Cinema
Sound program by Ernst Karel
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

18 July 2016, 19:00
Beyond These Things: A Concert for Jed Speare
Ernst Karel, Katarina Miljkovic, Morgan Evans-Weiler, and John Mallia
World Listening Day
New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall, 241 St. Botolph Street, Boston

3-8 May 2016
Sound Positions, curated by Christoph Cox
Art New York
Pier 94, on the Hudson River at 12th Avenue at 55th Street

10-16 April, daily 20:00 - 22:30
Ah humanity!
live audio mix, Tues-Thurs 12-14 April
outdoors, Science Center plaza, Harvard University campus
Harvard University Committee on the Arts
Cambridge, MA

24 March 2016
Between Dog and Wolf: On Sight and Sound in Space
Panel with Natalie Bell, Lydia Goehr, Ernst Karel, and Marina Rosenfeld
Moderated by Christoph Cox
"Anri Sala: Answer Me"
New Museum, NY

19-20 March 2016
The Long Now
Multichannel audio and audio-video works from the SEL
Maerzmusik, Berliner Festspiele

15 March - 1 April
Ah humanity!
Work Gallery
Ann Arbor Film Festival / Stamps School of Art and Design
Ann Arbor, MI

5 March 2016
Soundscapes: An interdisciplinary symposium on sound art and creative recording practices
Panel on "Re-presenting sound" with Brian Kane, Ernst Karel, and Galen Joseph-Hunter
Loria Center for the History of Art
Yale University
New Haven, CT

12 & 13 February 2016
Presentation of sound work
Department of Critical Media Practices
University at Colorado, Boulder

1 February 2016
Presentation of sound work
PLASMA - Performances, Lectures, and Screenings in Media Art
Department of Media Study
University at Buffalo, NY

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