Carl Michael von Hausswolff

Year of birth, place
1956, Linköping, Sweden
Role at the ZKM
in the collection

Since the 1970s Carl Michael von Hausswolff has been working as composer of electronic music. For years, the tape machine was his preferred instrument; further aids are the sine-wave generators, oscillators and radar transmitters. His pieces are very minimal and conceptual, and often comprise a massive crescendo. By way of his conceptual rigor and tonal intensity, he has become one of the leading representatives of the drone/noise music within the scene of contemporary electronics. Carl Michael von Hausswolff is also active as concept artist in the fields of performance art, light and sound installations and photography. Furthermore, Hausswolff directs a foundation in honor of the EVP researcher Friedrich Jürgenson, and bequeathed his unique archive collection comprising audiotape recordings to the ZKM⎥Karlsruhe collection. In that Hauswolff is currently supervising a workshop at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design (HfG), the opportunity of a concert presented itself.