Benoit Maubrey
Since 2005
Works in Baitz Germany

Performances and Festivals (a selection):

(2010) TonSpur Expended: the Loudspeaker/Vienna, Zero1 Festival/San Jose, (2009) Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, NAISA, Toronto, (2008) MOSTRA DES ARTES SESC/ Sao Paolo, MUSICA EX MACHINA/ Bilbao, (2007) IM AUGE DES KLANGS/Joseph Beuys Archive Moyland, INGENUITY/ Cleveland, Digital Arts Week/ Zurich, (2006) Sitelines Festival/ NYC, SIGGRAPH /Boston, Robodock Festival/Amsterdam, Taiwan Digital Arts Festival, (2004) Sonoric Atmospheres/Ostseebiennale der Klangkunst, AUDIO IGLOO Singuhr-Hörgalerie/Berlin, Lowlands Festival/Holland, LEM Festival/Gracia Territoria Sonor/Barcelona(2002), AUDIO BALLERINAS, Location One/NYC, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst/Berlin, (2001) KunstMuseum/Wolfsburg, New Haven Festival for Arts and Ideas, Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Medi@terra/Athens, Musee des Arts et Industrie/Saint-Etienne, FETA Festival/Gdansk, (2000) Monaco Dance Danses Forum, Tollwood Festival/Munich, Postdamer Musikfestspiele, (1999) IDAT(International Dance and Technology Conference)Phoenix/Arizona, Danzdag Kulturhus Aarhus/Denmark, Les Nuits Savoureuses de Belfort, (1998) MALTA Festival/Poznan, Stockton Riverside Festival/UK, International Symposium for Elecronic Arts/Chicago, (1996)Sound Art Festival/Krakow, (1997) ICC-NTT Tokyo, ISEA/Chicago. SONAMBIENTE Sound Art Festival/Berlin, 38eme Rugissants/Grenoble, (1995)Sound Art Festival/Hannover, (1994) International Symposium for Electronic Art/Helsinki, (1993) MEDIALE/Hamburg, BECK Forum/Munich, ULTIMA Festival/Oslo, (1992)Cleveland Performance Festival/Ohio, TISEA/Sydney, (1991) European Land Art Biennale Cottbus/Germany, (1990) Festival les Arts au Soleil, Aeronef/ Lille, Sound Symposium St. John's/ Newfoundland, 1989 Festival PERSPECTIVES/Saarbrücken, (1988) Festival des Arts Electroniques de Rennes/France, "Parcours Sonores" Musée de La Villette/Paris, Festival of Europeen Street Theatre, Aurillac/ France, (1996)STEIRISCHE HERBST Graz,/Austria, (1986) ARS ELECTRONICA Linz/ Austria, The Mattress Factory,Pittsburg/Pa, Berlin Atonal Festival, (1985) Bundesgartenschau 85/Berlin.

Commissioned works (corporate events): BMW, VW, Volklingen Huetten, Hahn Meitner Institut/Berlin, Nokia, Sony Entertainment, NTT/Tokyo, Louis Vuitton / Seoul.

Workshops / Guest artist lectures:
Oberlin College, Concordia University, Johns Hopkins University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Dresden Academy of Arts , Academy of Arts Enschede, Simon Fraser University, George Washington University. MIT Media Lab, IDEA Center Colorado College.

Awards: Prix Ars Electronica 1991 Anerkennung , European Award for Street Theatre/Holzminden 1995, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance NYC 2006, Palmarès du 35e Concours Internationaux de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2004 (the LINE) and 2009 (CyberBirds), Grand Prix International Video Danse 2002 (Mention Speciale). Marler Video Installations Preis 2008, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl.

Grants: 1999 Hull Time Based Arts, UK.
2006 Composer-in-Residence, Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg, Germany.
2010 Artist-inResidence at MuseumQuartier Vienna.

LEONARDO, Vol.28, No.2, pp.93-97, 1995, Audio Jackets and Other Electroacosutic Clothes.
Die Audio Gruppe 1982-1998, catalog 1989.
-- KLANG und BEWEGUNG, Berichte aus der Musikwissenschaft, Shaker Verlag ISBN 3-8322-2270-7-
-- Techno Textiles: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design (9780500280966): Sarah E. Braddock, Marie O'Mahony,
-- to be published in See Yourself Sensing (working title),June 2011m Black Dog Publishing, London. 

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Fri Mar 14, 2014 19:35 - Fri Mar 28, 2014

Berlin, Germany

GATEWAY: a Speakers Sculpture from Benoit Maubrey
opens March 14th during the MaerzMusik Festival in Berlin 2014
MaerzMusik, Festival of Contemporary Music 14 – 23 March

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An interactive electroacoustic sculpture created from 1200 recycled loudspeakers, sound waves, and spectators’s voices.
Statement: Since 1985 I have been creating public sound sculptures using recycled electronics and loudspeakers. Mainly I use loudspeakers (also tuners, amplifiers) as "building blocks" to create monumental sculptures in public spaces. The sculptures allow the public to speak out loud by calling a telephone number and expressing themselves "live" via the sculpture for 3 minutes.
Also the sculpture amplifies “recycled“ (invisible) electromagnetic waves (white noise) that are produced by the incorporated radio receivers: the white noise sounds are low volume and are permanently hearable as a "background" sound that changes throughout the day, this is the "pulse" of the sculpture.
GATEWAY, commissioned by MaerzMusik 2014, is made of 1100 recycled loudspeakers integrated into the entrance of the Haus der Berliner Festspiel. The sculpture itself functions as a single multi-channel loudspeaker, all loudspeakers are connected. However it is noticeable that the sound is different according to the position of the listener: each loudspeaker emits a unique sound.
There is no danger of electrocution as main amplifiers are in a seperate space nearby and only the sound "signal" is relayed to the sculpture. An answering machine answers the calls and automatically relays the calls so that they can be amplified by the sculpture (calls are limited to 3 minutes). Visitors are also encouraged to participate by creating music with their smartphones and “broadcasting“ them “live“ via Bluetooth receivers installed in the sculpture. Also the sculpture is available as PA systems for other public events and concerts during MaerzMusik 2014.
As an artist I use electronic waste as the “clay“ for my sculptures: these materials are cheap and most often given to me for free. As a music composer I allow vocal participation and electroacoustic sound waves to "occur" by themselves, allthough I allow myself to edit them by limiting the phone calls to 3 minutes or arranging them via the various sound channels within the sculpture itself.
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Berliner Festspiele Schaperstraße 24 10719 Berlin

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Performances with electroacoustic Clothes

Wed May 25, 2005 00:00 - Tue May 24, 2005

I am a performance artist based near Berlin, Germany.
My choreographer(prima ballerina) and myself have been invited to give a series of master classes and performances at The Conservatory at Oberlin College and Mount Union College/ Most Significant Bytes Festival from November 5-12 2005 and am looking for other possibilities (workshops / collaborations/ interactions/ performances) of presenting my work.
Please visit my web site

Benoit Maubrey / DIE AUDIO GRUPPE
Bahnhofstr. 47, 14806 Baitz Germany
tel: 0049-33841-8265 fax 0049-33841-33121


Audio Gruppe USA Tour

Fri Apr 15, 2005 00:00 - Wed Apr 13, 2005

Performances with Electroacoustic Clothes.
Benoit Maubrey is the director of DIE AUDIO GRUPPE a Berlin-based art group that build and perform with electroacoustic clothes (past examples: AUDIO BALLERINAS, AUDIO GEISHAS, AUDIO STEELWORKERS, BONG BOYS, AUDIO PEACOCKS...). Basically these are electro-acoustic clothes and dresses (equipped with amplifiers and loudspeakers) that make sounds by interacting with their environment.
We are planning a North American tour in the second half of 2005 and are seeking venues.
At this point we have been invited by The 6th Annual Most Significant Bytes Multimedia Concert, produced by Dr. Jerome Miskell, at Mount Union College near Cleveland.

For photos, texts, and videos of these projects please contact me for our brochure and CD-ROM or look at the following web site:

Bahnhofstrase 47, 14806 Baitz Germany
tel: ++49-(0)33841-8265 fax: ++49-(0)33841-33121