Carsten Seiffarth: Sunshine in the City

We were treated to an especially sunny visit by Carsten Seiffarth, a tireless sound art curator from Berlin who seemed to bring endless sunshine with him along with a fascinating talk on Bonn Hoeren, an initiative whereby the City of Bonn has appointed an annual City Sound Artist since 2010. Seiffarth, who is behind the sound art gallery singuhr-hoergalerie in Berlin as well as several important publications in sound art, generously advised Sonic Arts and Architecture students on their projects during his visit, and met with Recomposing the City researchers to discuss future collaborative research plans. Anyone in the vicinity of Bonn this summer should not hesitate to attend the festival that Seiffarth has planned for Bonn Hoeren in June 2014, which will include a large-scale 'city symphony' featuring hundreds of participants.