Season 3: Episode 3

Sound Artist Jens-Uwe Dyffort talks about architecting acoustic space.


Sound artist Jens-Uwe Dyffort listens to the architecture of space and along with artist Roswitha von den Driesch, creates spatial audio installations and environmental audio work for galleries and public spaces. The work, through a web of sound that bounces, moves, swells, and circles, brings a new awareness to the places we occupy. In February we met up and spoke about the process of creating spacial audio work.

This season I am talking to artists about their first solo. Our conversation started discussing the show I saw in Spandau Citadel and then we went back in time to earlier works and looked at some of the practices of deep listening and experimentation that inform their work today.

If you start to hear or try really to hear and follow what is going on then you start also to hear all the other sounds. And then, ahha, there is this and then there’s the S-Bahn and then there’s a bird singing in the window, or something like that. That is something that started back then and we tried to follow in our following installations.

– Jens-Uwe Dyffort

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Jens-Uwe Dyffort and Roswitha von den Driesch live and work in Berlin. Jens-Uwe Dyffort studied composition at the University of Art Berlin with Franz Martin Olbrisch and Prof. Walter Zimmermann, Diploma and Master of composition. Their sound installations could be heard in London, Plymouth, North Adams, Marseille, Maastricht, Metz, Rom und Berlin, for example 2009 Donaueschinger Musiktage – Festival zeitgenössischer Tonkunst, 2008 Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg and Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt am Main, 2006 Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl and 2001/02 singuhr-hoergalerie in parochial an