LeE Montgomery | Elin Øyen Vister

The Oslo Academy of Fine Art and Atelier Nord presents:

Lecture by artist and activist LeE Montgomery from Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR) followed by a presentation by sound artist Elin Øyen Vister
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 19:00
Atelier Nord ANX, Olaf Ryes plass 2 (entrance Sofienberggt.),

Open for all!

Workshop with LeE Montgomery
Tuesday, February 7 – Friday, February 10, 2012
Atelier Nord ANX, Olaf Ryes plass 2 (entrance Sofienberggt.),

The workshop is mainly for students at the Academy of Fine Art. If you are not a student but would like to attend this four-day workshop, please contact Ivar Smedstad: Ivar[a]

Please join us in welcoming LeE Montgomery for this off-campus public event at Atelier Nord ANX.
LeE Montgomery is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Art in the Dept. of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico. He received a BA in Film at Bard College, and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. Montgomery has had numerous shows in the US and internationally with his collaborative Neighborhood Public Radio including the 2008 Whitney Biennial, The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. LeE collaborated with Kristin Lucas for the project Barcode Cinema as part of the 2010 Conflux Festival in New York. In many of his projects LeE has worked hard to facilitate the participation of his students at UNM to a great extent. In November of 2011 NPR presented Picnic Revolution at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum with collaborations from the students in his Web-based Collaboration class, working under the name Free Karate. LeE’s work with NPR has been reviewed in Art Papers and the LA Reader and has been featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. In his solo artwork as in his work with NPR, LeE explores d.i.y. approaches to technology, community building, collaborative practices, and issues of sharing as reflected in current international copyright law through the projects Broadcast Version and The Copyright Symphonies. These projects manipulate and re-present commercial material through fair use practices.
Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR) is committed to providing an alternative media platform for artists, activists, musicians, and community members. NPR has been named “Best Super Local Radio Station” by San Francisco magazine and featured in Punk Planet, Artforum, and the Chicago Reader. As a traveling band of guerilla broadcasters, NPR has hosted thematic events at Artist’s Television Access in San Francisco, Chicago’s Version 5 Festival, and collaboration with in Novi Sad, Serbia (made possible by a grant from CEC Artslink). NPR participated in the 2008 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art and also appeared at the ISEA/ZeroOne in San Jose, California. A Creative Work Fund Grant supported NPR’s collaborative series Radio Cartography (projects that included Monthly Broadcasts, State of Mind Stations, Talking Homes, and Alternate Soundtrack Audio Tours) at the Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco. Neighborhood Public Radio has also produced community-based, experimental radio works at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, Lui Velazquez space in Tijuana, and the ATC series at UC Berkeley.

Elin Øyen Vister is a Norwegian sound artist and composer. She has studied sound engineering, music technology and popular musicology in Norway and England. Currently she is a masterstudent at KiT in Trondheim where she follows the Scandinavian program Nordic Sound Art. She is also known by her stage name DJ Sunshine. Elin Øyen Vister works with field recordings, composing electroacoustic and experimental electronic music, sound sculptures and live improvisations. She explores the acoustic ecological perspective from a sound artist standpoint, and is interested in how natural sound environments reconstruct as a result of changes in nature and society. A deep fascination of bioacustics is also the basis for her field recording enthusiasm.

Elin Øyen Vister treats sound as a sculptural element that creates a multidimensional sphere. The sounds physical attributes is explored and challenged in different rooms. The atmosphere the sound creates and settings for audio playback, plays a central role in her work. Elin Øyen Vister is inspired by Deep Listening, a meditiativ listening technique developed by composer Pauline Oliveros.

In 2009 she initiated a larger audio documentation project of the endangered seabird population at Røst outermost in the Lofoten Islands. The soundscape Røst material is used as a library, and processed and used to explore different soundart platforms. Currently she works with the sound sculpture “Play The Kittiwake” to participate in the traveling sound art exhibition HORIZONIC, curated by ArtNord. She also works with record “7 Seabird 7”, a seveninch serie recording and compositions from seven different species of seabirds at Røst.

 “Soundscape Voice” is supported by the Norwegian Art Council, National Artist Fellowship, Nordland Fylkeskommune and Komponistenes Vederlagsfond.

As a live artist she appears under the alias Child Of Sound . She improvises with fieldrecordings, small self-made instruments, vocals and all sorts of soundmaking gadgets. She has had the honor of playing with Alexander Rishaug, Kristine Tjøgersen, Erik Skodvin/Svarte Greiner, Jenny Hval, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Cheryl Leonard (USA), Linn Halvorsrød , Nordic Sound Art Ensemble and more.

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The workshop is collaboration between Oslo Academy of Fine Art and Atelier Nord.