Ludo Sounds is an ongoing podcast series that focuses on female contemporary sound artists, composers and technicians through interviews, discussions and listening to new work. Committed to showcasing artists, the series’ aim is to foster the existing network of women working within this field and celebrate their work whilst being mindful of ‘essentializing’ female output.
Part of this focus is on collaboration and learning together –concentrating on the playfulness of experimentation in sound. The first episodes are in collaboration with Entrée and focuses on Norwegian artists, whilst new episodes are currently in production with artists from New York, Tokyo, Sydney and Berlin. Please follow Ludo Sounds webpage for news on upcoming episodes.
Cara Stewart has followed Tori Wrånes worldwide and collected bits and pieces of conversation and sound recordings. In this episode, Tori shares with us everything from rough vocal sketches, to performance documentation, as well as an in-depth explanation of recent performances at Transart in Bonzano Italy (2015) as well as her solo show at Project Space 1646 in the Hague, in the Netherlands (2015). Passionate about ideas of moving sound and creating architecture and sculpture with sound, Tori explains the importance of these tools in her practice and why we want to look upwards and outwards.
Tori Wrånes (b. 1978, Kristiansand) is a Norwegian artist who works across a broad range of fields—performance, sculpture, music and theatre. Since graduating from Statens Kunstakademi i Oslo, she has produced a large body of work both in Norway and abroad. Wrånes works primarily with the voice and sculptural installation: combining the two in her dynamic live performances.
From a forty person strong multi-levelled musical performance in an LA parking space that included bodybuilders, cyclists and accordion players on trolleys (SPIN ECHO, Art in the Parking Space, LAX Art, 2012) to staging a surreal concert in the trees with Wrånes hanging from her hair, her site- specific performances challenge audience and singer alike. Her recent works include YOUR NEXT VACATION IS CALLING (Lillith Performance Space, Malmö);STONE AND SINGER (19th Bienniale of Sydney); YES NIX, a commission work for PERFORMA 13 (New York); Oo, performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark; THE OPPOSITE IS ALSO TRUE 1 and 2, first of which was performed at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, and the second at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Norway. Wrånes has also worked with the Colombo Art Biennale in Sri Lanka, as well as with The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo.