Live Concert at Czech Festival
19th August I will be at the Festival Pohyb___Zvuk____Prostor__2023 in the East of Czech Republic. Invited by the curators Magdaléna Manderlová and Michal Kindernay, as well as by the Gallery Bludný kámen and Vila Vilekula in Háj ve Slezsku I will give a concert for field recordings, water, voice, and breath under the titel “Grey Heron Will Fly”. All works of the festivals circle around the bird reserve Kozmické ptačí louky and other landscapes which followed gravel mining in the area.
K.I.T.A. goes Radio Play Award of Blind War Veterans
15th August my colleague Antje Vauh and I will travel to Deutschlandfunk in Cologne. Because our radio play K.I.T.A. – The Human Possible is shortlisted for the 72. Radio Play Award of Blind War Veterans. Starting 6:30 pm the award ceremony will also be broadcasted live on air and in stream on Deutschlandfunk.
Wanna Play rebroadcasted for Freispiel
6th July starting 10:03 pm Deutschlandfunk Kultur will rebroadcast my feature Wanna Play? 2 Worlds and 5 Blind Dates. In 2014 Dries Verhoeven displayed himself in a glas box as an art work. With sex dating apps he invites men to join him but the art project escalates. Five gay men reflect the art project and what it can tell in five blind dates.
K.I.T.A. rebroadcasted for Freispiel
July 6th starting 10:03 pm Deutschlandfunk Kultur will rebroadcast our radio play K.I.T.A. – The Human Possible. The pilot project K.I.T.A. is funded by government and brings intelligent robots into kindergarten for the first time in Germany. The company KidBot is convinced of their product but how do parents and their children react?
Lost Generation Event in Halle
July 6th, starting 7 pm I will be guest of the House of Literature Halle in the garden Halle’s Cathedral with the radio play Lost Generation. Ein Fiebertraum von Carina Pesch und 4 Hungerstreikenden. I developed the radio play together with four young activists who went on hunger strike before the election 2021 to trigger a suitable reaction to the climate emergency by politicians. The four play themselves in the future 2035. After the joint listening there will be a discussion, moderated by Tobias Barth. Entrance is free of charge.
360° Sound Installation Follow Me II. at ZiMMT
From 22nd June to 2nd July daily, except monday + tuesday, 6 to 9 pm the 32.2 channel installation Follow Me can be experienced. Searching voices circle the visitors and float in a sound ocean of city sounds and musical compositions as a psychosocial shadow play. The installation is based on a performative series of explorations that happened 2022 during Sohnor Festival in Bern and documenta in Kassel together with the performers August Geyler, Gwen Kyrg, and Laura Wasniewski: The performers followed strangers and one another in public space and continously voiced their observations and projections. La Pesch mixed the three streams of consciousness live in front of the audience. For ZiMMT she reworked the acoustic material from the resonating urban space into a spatial arrangement.
Registration for Sound Walk Starts
On the 9th and 10th June I will guide two sound walks around and in Brunswick Castle for Allgemeiner Konsumverein and klangstaetten | stadtklaenge ‘Braunschweig hört sich zu’, curated by Katrinem and Sam Auinger. June 11th an artist talk about the castle, my explorations, and the walk will take place. In May and June more sound walks and an exhibition will also happen.
Follow Me – Repercussions goes Cultural Symposium Weimar
May 10th 2023 between 16:15 and 16:46 Uhr I will explore trust in the performance process of Follow Me together with Konrad Behr and the audience at E-Werk Weimar and of Bauhaus.fm Weimar (106.6 MHz). I will bring some performative elements and the voices of the great performers August Geyler, Gwen Kyrg, and Laura Wasniewski.
Explorations for a New Sound Work
From 4th to 7th May I will explore the soundscapes in and around Ostrava and Opava in Czech Republic together with Magdaléna Manderlová, Michal Kindernay, and Martin Režný. Presentation and the work can be experienced at Bludný kámen and PLATO in August during a festival.
Honorary Mention for Lost Generation!?
The jury of the German Academy for Performative Arts awarded the radio play “Lost Generation?! A Fever Dream by Carina Pesch and 4 Hunger Strikers” on the occasion Radio Play of the Month March 2023 with a honorary mentioneine lobende Erwähnung aus: “In kritischer Fabulation, zwischen Traumlandschaft und Politikerzitat, erkundet das Hörspiel die Frage ‚Was hätten wir tun müssen?‘ und regt auf herausragende Weise immer wieder zum Nachdenken über politische Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten und die Grenzen der Partizipation an.”
Development of a New Sound Walk
From 17th to 23rd April 2023 I will explore Brunswick and its castle for a new sound walk for Allgemeiner Konsumverein in the framework of klangstaetten. The guided sound walk can be experienced on 9th and 10th of June 2023. The exhibition grows in the process and can already be visited.
1st Broadcast Lost Generation!?
The radio play “Lost Generation!? A Fever Dream by Carina Pesch and 4 Hunger Strikers” airs for the first time on 6th March at 10 pm. The piece is part of the science fiction ARD series “2025. The Future Starts Now” and was developed in a collective process.
Follow Me goes Phonon Festival
The octophonic installation “Follow Me” at Phonon Festival in Ústí nad Labem on the 23rd and 24th September. In best company with works by Hildegard Westerkamp, Barry Truax, and Jiří Suchánek the circular play of projection can be experienced at the House of Arts on Friday and Saturday between 10:00 and 18:00 o’clock.
Follow Me goes Serial
The live performance “Follow Me” goes serial. It travels to documenta 15 and scrutinizes projections at 4 secret places in public space. The performance series will be presented by Kulturhaus Dock 4 in Kassel from 12th to 14th August 2022 in German. Escape the daily. Step into daily life. Become an exclusive part of the projections happening every day.
The Wolf in Us goes Hörspielwochenende
My radio play collage “The Wolf in Us” will be played at Hörspielwochenende Brandenburg. The short piece is based exclusively on contemporary wolf reports, documentaries, news, and wolf tales. It holds up the mirror in which the known and the other meet. The piece won 2nd price during Berliner Hörspielfestival‘s The Short Burning Mic 2019 and was shortlisted for Prix Europa 2020.
Bird in a Cage in the Short Form Competition
My cut-up collage “Bird in a Cage” will be in the short form competition for radio plays of the 20. edition of Hörspielsommer. It will compete with 12 other pieces shorter than 3 minutes. From 2nd to 10th July you can be the jury of this competition. All pieces will be played during the festival a couple of times, you vote and on Sonday, 10th July 5 p.m. the Top Ten will be nominated.
First broadcast of K.I.T.A. in Freispiel
23rd June starting 10:03 p.m. the radio play mockumentary “K.I.T.A. – The Human Possible” will air on the waves of its co-producer Deutschlandfunk Kultur for the first time.
Follow Me goes ZiXP
Conservation Conversation goes Grand Prix Nova
My sound essay “Conservation Conversation” is shortlisted for Grand Prix Nova. From 14th to 18th June I will therefore become part of the jury in Bucharest. The composition was created during Sonic Future Residency #3 by SEMI SILENT. Fingers crossed!
Primal transmission of K.I.T.A. on WDR3
The radio play experiment “K.I.T.A. – The Human Possible” by Antje Vauh and I will flicker on the airwaves for the first time 22nd May 7:04 p.m.. In the government-funded pilot project K.I.T.A., an intelligent nanny system is being used for the first time in Germany. Kindergarten teachers are enthusiastic, but how do parents and children react to the KidBots?
Oceanus by Chris Watson in Leipzig
It will be a very special honor for me and my colleagues Martina Weber and Lena Löhr to moderate and host the surround concert “Oceanus” by Chris Watson as well as the open audience discussion of the experience afterwards in the ballroom of Schaubühne Lindenfels on the 1st May. The concert is the perfect finale to the GERÄUSCHKULISSE events with Chris Watson.
Serial Loop re-broadcasted by Deutschlandfunk Kultur
The radio feature “Serial Loop” by Antje Vauh and I will be re-broadcasted by Deutschlandfunk Kultur on wird am 11th March. New chance for all who have not listened yet.
First long Radio Feature. First Rebroadcast.
My very first long radio feature “Scold Me. But Spell My Name Right.” will be re-broadcasted by Deutschlandfunk Kultur on am 19th February 2022. The piece explores the phenomenon Roland Girtler and puts on stage the staging.
Tickets for premiere
New composition on Semi Silent
La Pesch’s new field recording composition „Conservation Conversation“ als Podcast auf Semi Silent veröffentlicht. Die Komposition entstand während der Sonic Future Residencies #3 im Muzeul Național „George Enescu“ in Tescani, Rumänien im September 2021.
Neustart Kultur for Lost Generation 2035
The development of my new radio play “Lost Generation 2035” receives a stipend by VG-Wort in the framework of Neustart Kultur. I will produce the piece together with the hunger strikers of 2021, who put pressure on politicians before the election to finally enfore measures against the climate crisis.
Neustart Kultur for Follow Me
“Follow Me – The Performance” is not only invited to Sonohr Festival but is now also supported by Neustart Kultur / GVL with a stipend. Now, the conceptional refinement and rehearsals with the performers can start.
Follow Me goes Sonohr Festival 2022
“Follow Me – The Performance” is invited to Sonohr Festival. 25th of February 2022 we will open the Radio and Podcast Festival.
White Elster goes Radiophrenia Festival
Together with 16 sound walks of the RIVERSSSOUNDS residents 2020/21 my “White Elster – The Soundwalk” will be aired during the Sound and Transmission Art Festival Radiophrenia.
From now on part of the CENSE Almanac
The Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies (CENSE) has published different approaches to Acoustic Ecology. I am very excited to be included with many fascinating colleagues.
Follow Me presented at Hörspieltage in Krems
In the Austrian Krems – somewhere between Danube, prison, and art museums – I will present my cycle of work “Follow Me – Fragments of a Radio Play Development” at the Liaterature House on 31st of October. I will talk about the developments from radio play to sound installation, and live performance due to the pandemic.
Freispiel rebroadcasts Wanna Play?
My radio feature “Wanna Play? 2 Worlds & 5 Blind-Dates” (SWR 2015) is aired again during Freispiel on Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 21st of October starting 10:03 pm.
Deutschlandfunk Kultur spielt Nicaragua Libre?!
The first radio feature by Lena Löhr “Nicaragua Libre?! Political Struggels on Nicaragua’s Walls“, which I was allowed to direct, is rebroadcasted on Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 19th of October starting 10:03 pm.
BLINDer goes Seanaps Festival 2021
The working grant for BLINDer by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony is still on for a few days, and there comes the first public performance of BLINDer! For Seanaps Festival end of September, in cooperation with Ana Berkenhoff. I am really happy – A live abandonment in the Radiolab.
Selected for Sonic Future Residencies #3
Happy to be selected to join the third edition of Sonic Future Residencies by Semi Silent, in Tescani / Romania. Among 7 other artist I will be recording and exploring human and non-human beings in the environment of a Moldavian mountain village early September.
Interviewed by Jez Riley French
The British sound artist Jez Riley French has a lovely interview series, an archive of different approaches, ideas, and artists in the field of located sound. From today on I am part of the library of sound enthusiasts.
Invited by Audiotalaia Extra
Being All Ears invited by Notam
April 28th starting 7 pm I will speak about my work under the title “Being All Ears” together with Sara Persico und Agnes Ida Pettersen on the invitation by Norwegian Centre for Technology in Music and the Arts (Notam) during an online Meetup.
Radio Play Stipend for K.I.T.A.
The second piece together with Antje Vauh “K.I.T.A. – The Human Possible” is funded by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW with a radio play stipend.
White Elster flows online now
My RIVERSSSOUNDS-Residency in March 2021 finished. After the online Artist Talk March 17th and the publication of the Soundwalk on March 24th, now the virtual, interactive composition is also published.
Loop in Serie on Deutschlandfunk Kultur
April 10th starting 6:05 pm our radio feature “Loop in Serie. A Carousel of Arguments for Contributors” (with Antje Vauh) will be broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
Nicaragua Libre?! goes IFC
The radio feature “Nicaragua Libre?! Political Struggles on the Walls of Nicaragua” by Lena Löhr and directed by me is invited for the International Feature Conference 2021 and will be presented virtually.
Deutschlandfunk broadcasts Loop in Serie
March 26th starting 8:05 pm the radio feature “Loop in Serie. A Carousel of Arguments for Contributors” by Antje Vauh and me airs on Deutschlandfunk.
Soundwalking for Composers
March 25th starting 11:30 am I will speak about sound walks on invitation by Sound and Music. Participation is online and free.
Follow Me for Women’s Day
The piece documenting my live performance “Follow Me” will be broadcasted with many other works by great female sound artists on CITR 101.9 for International Women’s Day on March 8th 2021.
Print Publication for Anybody Out There?!
From now on the print publication accompanying the exhibition “Anybody Out There?! 100 Years of Radio in Germany” can be ordered on donation under firstname.lastname@example.org. In there are also texts and images of our interactive installation “Radio Activity. A Bulky Receiving Device” and of our collektive radio performance “Poly-Sync” with GERÄUSCHKULISSE Kollektiv.
Stop & Go published
February 19th my score “Stop & Go. You Are the Public Performance” goes online on 1000 Scores. Thanks go to Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and to Rimini Protokoll.
Nicaragua Libre?! airs for the first time
February 10th starting 10:05 pm on SWR2 “Nicaragua Libre. Political Struggles on the Walls of Nicaragua”, a radio feature by Lena Löhr directed by me, is broadcasted for the first time.
Artist Talk with Walk*Listen*Café
January 12th starting 8 pm I present the diversity of my work and explore what holds it all together in the core in the virtual Walk*Listen*Café – “Drifting Through Sounds and the Outer World, Finding Oneself”.
Humanoid Nature goes Kursstrecke #103
October 29th the field recording composition HUMANOID NATURE will be broadcasted on Deutschlandfunk Kultur, starting 22:03. Afterwards it will be available to stream online for a short period of time. Don’t miss it.
KdFS funds BILNDer
Great news in the postbox – The Cultural Foundation of the Free Stae of Saxony funds the producttion of my new sound installation BLINDer, in which everything is about blind abandonment. A human being between environment and other humans. Perception, trust, encounters. In the installation visitors become a part of the art work. Now the conception of this new work can happen until the end of 2020.
Shortlisted for Soundwalk September Award
What a year! My album THE EARS MAY TRAVEL is shortlisted for the Soundwalk September Award 2020. In the context of closing borders, not only for health purposes but often also serving a dubious political agenda, the field recording compositions remind the listeners that freedom of movement is a basic human need and a human right for all.
Space–We–Space on Common Waves
October 20th the binaural composition SPACE–WE–SPACE will air again on Common Waves, an International Radio Collective launched during Tbilisi Architecture Biennial 2020. Tune in. Or listen back later.
Stipend for BLINDer
Great news in the postbox – The cultural office of the city of Leipzig funds the conception of my new sound installation BLINDer, in which everything is about blind abandonment. A human being between environment and other humans. Perception, trust, encounters. In the installation visitors become a part of the art work. Now the conception of this new work can happen until the end of 2020.
Shortlisted for Prix Europa!
I am utterly excited – my cut-up collage THE WOLF IN US is shortlisted for Prix Europa in the category Radio Fiction. End of October 2020 the results will be made public. Unfortunately all festivities in Potsdam are canceled this year due to COVID-19 and everything will happen online.
Loop in Serie airs on SWR2
For the first time my new radio fetaure LOOP IN SERIE will be broadcasted on SWR2 on September 27th. Tune in and listen. It was written with my colleague Antje Vauh, composed and directed by Antje Vowinckel, edited by Walter Filz, produced by SWR/DLF.
The Curious Loop – Sound Art Residency
15th of August to 9th of September 2020 I am honored to attend Field Kitchen Academy with many exciting composers, musicians, researchers, artists and zen masters and to explore further the power of loops.
Time to Think for „FundStücke“
29th of June to 29th of August 2020 – a stipend for my project „FundStücke“ (found pieces): With sudden changes in daily life during the pandemic, walks became an important way to balance for many people. In the framework of the project walkers find recognizable “FundStücke” in public space that are eye-catching. Every carefully designed “FundStück” includes a QR code that leads to a sound composition or an audio story. They are connected to the place they were found in and can be listened to at home. The city as garden becomes an audible library. From now on, it needs to be mentioned „The creation of this work was made possible by a stipend of Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen“.
Master Class in Arles
12th to 16th of July 2020 I will explore the Master Class „La Radio Performée“ by Alessandro Bosetti with Phonurgia Nova in Arles, France. In the past year the jury of Prix Phonurgia Nova honored me with this participation because my project „Follow Me“ impressed them.