Sound Installation

An overview of Brody’s Sound Installation Work

Sound Installation work Citing influences from Joseph Beuys, Charles Ives, Samuel Beckett, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, along with the story and folklore collecting traditions of Studs Terkel and Alan Lomax, Brody uses oral history to create word and sound-orientated narratives from documentary material. “A story is a melody and a melody is a […]

Artist in Residence 2016 Munich Kammerspiele

Talking Melody-Singing Story  An Operatic Sound Installation by Paul Brody Talking Melody-Singing Story was originally created as a sound installation for Brody’s 2016 Artist in Residence project for the Munich Kammerspiele Opera Department summer festival. (In 2017 it has been selected as a radio art feature for DEUTSCHLAND RADIO and for the PRIX EUROPA – The European Broadcasting […]

5 Voice Melody-Portraits: Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin Catalogue Text in English: I admit, as a musician I have a bias towards sound. But when I think about Jewish culture, it seems to me that music and storytelling long played a critical role in transporting Jewish traditions. For one thing, visual culture encounters an ambivalence in Jewish teachings. Perhaps more […]

Art Accompanying Noise: Maxim Gorki Theater

Art Accompanying Noise (2016) is a pivotal work because it explored the sounds around each artist working while he or she talks about creative process. The sounds of work reflect the materials used, and tell their own narrative. The artist discussing their work and the results of the work are secondary to the noises, which are […]

Voices of Help Exhibit: Youth Museum Berlin

  Voices of Help (2016-2917) is a three room documentary sound installation in the Jugend Museum Berlin. The piece explores concepts of help through interviews with community and social workers around a post socialist-communist area of Berlin. (Rote Insel.) The recording of each voice received and instrument that brought out the personal qualities of the […]

Narrative Threads of Immigrant Culture

Mending clothes brought across an ocean, working endless hours in sweat shops, religious and group belonging, combining fabric from two continents, new fashions that start out of necessity in ghettos

Four Families Listening: transmediale 2014/NK

Four Families Listening An Eavesdropping Installation Technical support by Daniel Dorch Listening has become a dirty word, especially in Berlin. In the early 90’s, when I arrived here it was mostly used while describing East Germans who had been spying on their neighbors and Russians and Americans spying on each other. Today it’s possible to […]