Floating Sound Gallery

Andrea Sodomka

AndreaSodomka_500Andrea Sodomka  - composer, media artist and curator. Works in the fields of intermedia, installation, sound art, radio art, and interactive art. 1961 born in Vienna. Lives and works in Vienna. Studied at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, and at the Academy of Music, Vienna (institute of electro-acoustics). Member of the artist’s association Wiener Secession since 1996, president of FLUSS – Society for the Promotion of Photo- and Media Art since 2003.
Co-founder of alien productions, together with Martin BREINDL, Norbert MATH and August BLACK. Established in 1997 as a network for new technology and media art, alien productions especially stands for co-operative projects with other artists, technicians, theorists and scientists.

Intimate Space.

Radio-composition in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Intimate Space is a story about distance, communication and intimacy and about the poetry of transmission. Intimate Space is the area around a human body, about an arm’s length, in which one is comfortable with loved ones and close friends.

“An intimate space isn’t a physical space. I think it’s a psychological space. It’s something that takes place inside your head – like music, like love. That takes place inside your body, fills your whole being. And it radiates somehow. That’s when you feel the intimacy. That’s when the space exists”. August Black in “Intimate Space”

Composition, concept, electronics: Andrea Sodomka
Soundengineer: Anton Reininger, Anna Kuncio
Voice: August Black
Accordion: Heidelinde Gratzl
E-guitar: Helmut Jasbar
Sound contribution: Daniel Lercher
Commissioned by Ars Sonora, Radio Clàsica, RNE – Radio Nacional de Espana, coproduction with ORF, Ö1 Kunstradio.
“Intimate Space” is the radio version of an installation at CDCM Festival in Alicante, Spain. A coproduction of Ö1 Kunstradio with Ars Sonora, Radio Nacional de Espana und Centre for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music (CDCM), Alicante.

First broadcast on Ö1 Kunstradio: Sunday, 20. September 2009, 23:05. – 23:45, Ö1
First broadcast on RNE: 24. October 2009