100 Years of the Bauhaus: On the occasion of the anniversary, the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster is presenting the exhibition Bauhaus and America.


Helmut Lemke

the site the sound requires — über den hörwert XI
How does a site sound?
How can a sound be registered and communicated?
Is it possible, to reproduce a site via its sound? 
These are the questions that the German sound artist Helmut Lemke investigates. In order to answer them, he spent several weeks in different sites shaped primarily by natural producers of sound like wind and water, where acoustic events are collected. The obvious method of technical sound recording, however, was not very satisfactory when attempting to capture site-specific sounds in their own context. Media like drawings, journal notes and photography thus became more relevant and more useful in this reflection of the complex sound of a site.
The catalogue brings together Lemke’s acoustic experiences via drawings, text, photography and sound (on the enclosed CD).

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"Helmut Lemke"

January 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-126-9

30,00 x 22,50 cm

120 Pages

112 colored and 37 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English


Helmut Lemke

Helmut Lemke and Paul Haywood