Andreas Oldbod

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Andreas Oldbod (* 1959 in Travemünde ) is a German sound and installation artist .

1978–1988 he studied at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg and philosophy at the University of Hamburg . He had further study stays in Paris (1983–1984) and in the People's Republic of China (Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou , 1989–1990). He has been making sound sculptures since 1986 and since 1988 he has been working on a spatial basis, mainly with sound . Since 1987 Oldbod has been researching and expanding the sound generation principle of the pyrophone . Since 1988 he has been developing sound installations and sculptures with constant sounds that create complex and spatially variable sound fabrics. Oldbod does not use electronic sound generators; He uses organ pipes that are connected by a glass air duct system or singing flames , in which butane or hydrogen-powered burners cause the columns of air in glass cylinders to vibrate.

Andreas Oldbod is a member of the German Association of Artists . In 2012 he was appointed to the chair for sound art at the Saar College of Fine Arts in Saarbrücken. He lives in Hamburg.


  • Requiem for a snake , action at the Academy in Copenhagen (with Poul Næs) (1987)
  • Singing Flames Bunker , under Hans-Albers-Platz, Hamburg (1988)
  • I don't mind being moved, but I don't like to be pushed. , Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder (1994)
  • ... to rub out the word. , St. Petri Church in Lübeck (1997)
  • In the beginning there wasn't a word, but a chirping Kunsthalle Rostock (with Henning Christiansen) (1997)
  • Two sound installations for Parochial singuhr-Hörgalerie in parochial , Berlin (1998)
  • ! Horizont , KUNST.HALLE.KREMS, Krems (1998)
  • Le Nénuphar , Quartier Ephemère Gallery, Montreal (2000)
  • Over the ponds , sound installation on the forest sculpture trail , near Schmallenberg-Grafschaft (since 2001)
  • High Fidelity , sound installation on two islands in the castle park of Donaueschingen on the occasion of the Music Days (2001)
  • in empty space , Kornschütte, Lucerne (2004)
  • dawn blossoms ... , Center for International Light Art, Unna (2004)
  • 5ORTE , five sound installations in the old town of Heidelberg in collaboration with the Kunstverein (2005)
  • l'éphémère , as part of the nuit blanche, Paris (2005)
  • Große Bergstraße 173 , sculpture on Jessenplatz in Hamburg-Altona (since 2006)
  • ABSEITS , sound installation in the Johanneskirche, Berlin as part of the sonambiente (2006)
  • at Beuys / First Aid , as part of the exhibition IM AUGE DE KLANGES, Museum Schloss Moyland (2007)
  • Lotos (dedicated to Julius) , as part of the KlangZeitFestival 2008 / 'time is on my side', Dominikanerkirche, Münster (2008)
  • 3 fluidum , as part of bonn hoeren (Stadtklangkunst Bonn), Bonn (2012-2016)

Individual evidence

  1. Members "O" / Andreas Oldborough (accessed on December 3, 2015)

Web links

Commons : Andreas Oldbod  - Collection of images, videos and audio files