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01-31.10.21
VIDEOPRISMA + RAUMFILTER A/V Installation
Collaboration with S.H.E. at Galerie Greifswalderstr35, Berlin

The technological campfire forms the center of the event. The performer acts in the midst of a semitransparent moving image space. Free viewers perceive and complement by attention and presence the contemporary ritual of electronic sounds and transparent moving images.


08-09.21
Sound Walk Berlin "Dissonance and Desire II" // Monat der zeitgenössischen Musik

Soundwork comprising field recordings from the environs and droning mechanical sounds from the chapel organ for Initiative Neue Musik Berlin / field notes

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01.05.21
"Every Line Becomes a Circle" (Trailer)

Documentary film about the extraordinary life of post-war German artist Inge Besgen, (Ingelheim am Rhein in 1931). Together with Inge we reflect on her life using the art she made as a reference in time.

Music Composition: Timothy Isherwood
Director/Writer/Producer: Lynnette Luis
Co-Directing: Ottilie Maters & Christopher Leete


21.05.20
"solar panels on the moon" // 12" vinyl record release(FGR01)


Solar Panels on the Moon is a collection of restrained, yet poignant ambient soundscapes. Meditative field recordings permeate throughout. Whether Athenian buskers, or Polish street bazaars, ambient sounds splice with the weight of visceral, droning chords. The album is a meditation on the inevitable dissolution of earth’s resources and its singular solution, which remains shrouded in simplicity.


24.05.20
"dissonance and desire" DIE VERBORGENE SERIE //VERWALTER HAUS, BERLIN

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A/V project exploring decay and deterioration in the St. Nicolai und St.Marien Friedhof in Berlin -- how the echoes of time co-exist with the ceaseless progress of life. Fusing the recordings of a sound walk in the cemetery with those of the mechanical and tonal soundings of the pipe organ, the work explores the natural and causal polyphonies in this context of an environs in dissolution.


31.01.20
"Orlando" recording release for 20SECONDS MAGAZINE

original composition as part of the eponymous installation at Dock 11 - Eden Studios in Berlin under the direction of Julie Beauvais. Incorporating field recordings and soundscapes recorded on seven continents in the thematic of the novel by Virginia Woolf.

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20.06.19
"Origins" in three parts: Minerals-Breath-Iceland (excerpt)
ACUD MACHT NEU, BERLIN

Collaboration with photographer Elsa Laurent (FR), this A/V/ project began in Athens at the TempsZero workshop and was completed in Berlin the following year. The study connects the kinetic functions of the human body with the physicality of nature, proposing a synergy between these elements through the captured yet morphing image and soundscape using natural sound and found objects.


11.04.19
SKINS Chapter 1: Drag Culture "I came clean in a dirty dress."
Film installation and A/V performance
WHAT ISH FESTIVAL // Compagnie Theatre Amsterdam

SKINS // THE TEMPLE OF DIVERSITY is a multimedia installation reflecting/portraying different counter cultures -- with footage compiled by Dutch filmmaker Ottilie Matters from her series on drag culture in Europe this performance included visual projections with live soundscape, using a prepared piano in the centre of the theatre combined with sampled field recordings.


12.12.18
"orlando" -- new paradigm opera
EDEN STUDIOS and DOCK11, BERLIN

A performative installation combining conscious movement, video installation, architecture and live sound/music performance. Immersed in the structure of a seven-screen installation, I created a live soundtrack using found sounds, multi-ethnic instruments, and field recordings recorded on seven continents.

composition by sir o sir
chorégraphie by Julie Beauvais (CH)
filming by Horace Lund (FR)


01.12.19
"Teal" Installation Video Collaboration

Prepared piano improvisation for dance work. Concept and filming by Ottilie Matters (NL)


12.06.18
"Almost True"
TEMPS ZERO in association with INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D'ATHENES

Audio/visual reflections of Athens -- creating soundscapes through local field recordings; working with photographers to create soundworks to accompany their visual explorations of the city - culminating in a visual performance with live sound at the Institut Français Theatre.

sound compositon by sir o sir in performance with Dr. Mike Blow (UK), Giorgos Gargalas (GR), Mohammed Rowe (UK)
visuals by Danai Simou (GR), Marc Sterkendries (BE), Elsa Laurent (Fr)




copyright 2022 sirosir

sir o sir is the moniker of Canadian composer, sound and visual artist Timothy Isherwood. An academically trained pipe-organist and pianist, Isherwood uses diverse sources, like resonators, experimental microphones, spatialized sound and synthesizers to navigate soundscapes at once summoned and subjective. Past performances include work with The National Arts Centre of Canada, Institut-Française, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Dock11&Eden. Timothy co-founded and curates the A/V series Famous Grapes Sessions at ACUD Macht Neu and KM28 in Berlin, and is an editor for the experimental art and music publication, 20 Seconds Magazine.


copyright 2022 sirosir