OceanSounds is a place where science meets art, and art meets people.
Through Art we try to build a bridge between the often dry and hard to swallow research results and the interest of people. In a creative way we want to introduce a deeper understanding of the complexity of the marine ecosystem and the human impact to trigger responsible behavior. To do this we work directly with artists to join our projects or organize workshops and festivals.
“Ocean Sounds promotes continuous awareness, understanding, and commitment, to build a bridge between nature and people”
Gruen 121/15, Field Recordings, CD (+Book) – 17 Tracks (76:57), (Strange Attractor & Gruenrekorder)
DO ANIMALS SPEAK TO EACH OTHER?
WHAT DO THEIR SONGS MEAN?
WILL WE EVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THEM AND TALK BACK?
Ever since the accidental discovery of whale song in 1967, the idea of complex animal sentience has been gaining strength within the scientific community. A growing number of researchers and academics are exploring the idea that animals enjoy music on a similar level to human beings.
Animal Music is the first anthology to present an overview of the current state of this vital debate. Its authors have spoken to the leading scientists, researchers and musicians in the field to uncover hidden meanings and new perspectives. They visit the world’s largest library of animal sounds, hack into the mysterious sonic world of shrimps, travel back in time to the point where animal and human songs diverged, and decode the latest neuroscientific findings about animal music and communication.
The book includes exclusive interviews with Chris Watson, Jana Winderen, Yannick Dauby, Slavek Kwi and Geoff Sample as well as features on Bernie Krause, David Rothenberg and Olivier Messiaen and many more.
Includes specially-compiled 60 minute CD of field recordings from the Gruenrekorder label.
Heike Vester contributed Pilot Whale recordings.
Angélica Castelló sonic blue at klingt.org. 7 Notate, presented 6.10.2013 in Graz at the Musikprotokoll.
Record release at Interstellar records 2015!
Here is a gallery of Chris Studer’s speed drawings of Marine Mammals we encountered in Raja Ampat, he uses pencil and ink to draw these beautiful whales, dolphins and the dugong.
KUNSTNERNES HUS from 23. OCTOBER – 14. NOVEMBER 2010
Heike Vester participated and presented her research about whale communication and discuss it with other participants in the habitat: a matter of survival. Whale biology, communication, sounds, music and the aspect of whaling will be discusses.
See videos here
Magical Whales & Seascapes of Lofoten – Multimediashow
Project of Gabi Reichert and Heike Vester – we put together a 30 minutes presentation of magnificent photos of whales, underwater creatures, seascapes and northern lights. Here’s a teaser on you tube, so you can get an idea.
Art at Ocean Sounds with Anke Gruss
Artist, art teacher and -therapist
Anke studied art therapy and since her graduation she has been working as a freelance artist. Among other things she has produced characters for animated cartoons and worked as Special Effects Maker for a variety of TV Stations (ZDF, KIKA, VIVA, Premiere, NDR, Cité Amerique Cinema Télévision Inc.; Canada) and movie productions.
In 2002 and 2003 she was guest lecturer at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg and the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.
Since 2000 she has been working in the museum for MD Berlin. She also teaches art in Berlin, with an emphasis on social-cultural aspects.
Since 1992 Anke has had exhibitions of her paintings, sculptures and free object art.
“My special interest regarding the cooperation with Ocean Sounds is finding a new combination of art and environmental protection.
Art itself always offers chances to discover new ways of thinking and of interdisciplinary collaboration. Throughout my career as an artist, the nature aspect has become more and more important. Only by treating the environment in a respectful way can we protect our own existence.”
2009 Listening to Orcinus orca, documentary 20 min. Lofoten, Norway
by Karin Pennanen MA, film maker, born 30.May 1977 Helsinki, Finland lives in Helsinki.
Studies: 2007-2009 studies film in Nordland College of Art and Film,Norway, graduates in 2009
2005-2006 general studies in philosophy, Helsinki Open University
2005 Master of Arts, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
…many more..sorry for not listen all the projects, if I have forgotten you and you want to be listed with your project, please contact us: info@ocean-sounds