Working with artist Signe Lidén, Peter Meanwell will be in BEK’s sound studio making final recordings and experiment with mixing possibilities for an audio piece about her work to be presented at LIAF – Lofoten International Art Festival 2019. The audio work will be presented in the gallery space, as a podcast and will form part of a public presentation and discussion. The project draws on Peter’s experience as a radio maker to craft a narrative drawn from interviews and sound recordings relating to Signe’s work, and occupies a space between documentary and sound art.
About Peter Meanwell
Peter Meanwell is Artistic Director of Borealis – a festival for experimental music in Bergen, Norway. Commissioning and working with new composition, sound art and improvisation, he is interested in work that renegotiates the concert experience, and music that falls between the genre gaps. As a journalist he has written for The Wire and Songlines, and for more than ten years worked as a radio producer for the BBC; working primarily with classical and experimental music broadcasting, documentary making and ethnographic field recording. He continues to work with radio, as co-director of Reduced Listening, an independent production company working with cultural documentary, sound installation and sound for the visual arts. In 2018 he was one of the Mentors of the Forecast platform at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, and he teaches a workshop in radio and music journalism at the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. He is a co-author of The Breakfast Bible, a compendium of breakfasts.
About Signe Lidén
Signe Lidén’s work spans from sound installations, sculpture, video and performance to more documentary forms such as sound essays and archives. She is interested in how places and their histories resonate; in memory, through narratives and various materials, as ideological manifestations and political territories.
From March through May 2019, Signe was on a residency in Ramberg, Lofoten, to work with her new project for LIAF 2019. Read more about the project and LIAF 2019 here.