Sounding DiY, Split, Croatia

MKC Split (Multimedia Cultural Centre)

Split – Croatia

From 6th to 26th August




Artists in exhibition:

–              Claude Heiland-Allen

–              Bioni Samp

–              Noise Orchestra

–            Tin Dožić

–            Hrvoje Hiršl and Davor Branimir Vincze


There will also be in exhibition:

–              Label in exhibition EAM elektronische-art-and-music, CD-Rom, eleven tracks with the Sounding D.i.Y. artists in the gallery space. (headphones, media player) Link:

–              Catalogue of the exhibition, Sounding DIY, showing artists in exhibition, London 2017. Link:




Laura Netz

Darko Fritz


Artists name: Claude Heiland-Allen

Work: Puzzle

Date: 2008-2018

Media: Audio-visual installation


Sliding tile puzzles have existed for over a century. The 15-puzzle craze in 1880 offered a cash prize for a problem with no solution. In the Puzzle presented here the computer is manipulating the tiles. No malicious design, but insufficient specification means that no solution can be found; the automaton forever explores the state space but finds every way to position the tiles as good as the last… Each tile makes a sound, and each possible position has a processing effect associated with it. Part of the Puzzle is to watch and listen carefully, to see and hear and try to pick apart what it is that the computer is doing, to reverse-engineer the machinery inside from its outward appearance




Artists name: Bioni Samp

Work: ‘Electronic Beesmoker Hive Synthesiser’

Date: 2018

Media: Metal, wire, leather, plastic, copper cables

Description: Found object (Beesmoker) with internal home-made ‘Hive Synthesiser’. An updated version of 2009 version which originally acted as a modified breathe controller for MaxMSP patches. Now includes hardware home-made ‘Bee’ synth with 3 oscillators, emulating bees. In each honey bee colony there are three types of bee: drone, worker and queen bees. Each of these have their own individual frequencies in the following ranges: low – 200 Hz or less, mid – 200-400 Hz, and high – 400+ Hz, just like the earth has its own special frequency of approximately 9 Hz. The oscillators are capped roughly within these ranges.





Artists name: Noise Orchestra

Work: Noise Machine

Date: 2017

Media: Objects / Installation

Description: Noise Machine is an evil space metal box electronic circuit, a no.3 in the series of noise machines that translate light into sounds using analogue electronics. Inspired by Russian sound artists of the 1920s (inc. Arseny Avraamov), we did a sound graphical residency at the National Media Museum last year where we played the collections and undertook a research trip to Moscow ( The noise machines are constructivist sculptural objects in themselves, they will be made from metal and wood, here is a link to twitter post of a paper prototype. Noise Orchestra, is a collective formed by Vicky Clarke and Dave Birchall.