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Bonn Hoeren

As part of the project Bonn Hoeren, Austrian sound designer Sam Auinger was named Bonn’s official sound artist for 2010. Chosen by the Beethoven Foundation For Art And Culture, Auinger has been living there since April, researching and recording the city’s acoustics. As a result, his sound installation Grundklang will be displayed in Bonn’s Bahnhofsvorplatz from 10 October to 1 May 2011. The project also includes a number of live events around the city by students and teachers, as well as an exhibition, Sonotopia, accompanying the Beethoven fest 2010. Bonn Hoeren is curated by Carten Seiffarth, the manager of Singuhr Hoergallerie, Berlin’s only acoustic sound gallery.