Immanuel Dannenbring
​戴向諶

 

Immanuel Dannenbring is a composer and sound artist focusing in the domains of both electronic and instrumental music. Aesthetically he is interested in seeking a means to strike a balance or to obscure the boundaries between both academic and popular music worlds and demonstrates this through performance, composition/sound design and curation.  

 

As a performing artist he primarily works with the sampling of found sounds, field recordings and percussion in rehearsed and improvised settings under the pseudonym Migrant.  He has performed at venues and festivals including, Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts (2016), Lacking Sound Festival (2017, 2018) Lukang Arts Festival, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art,
C-LAB, Ting Shuo Studio, Contagious Orgasm Taiwan Tour. 

 

As a composer he was awarded a Lilburn Trust Composition Award as an undergraduate at the New Zealand School of Music for his 7.1 Channel electroacoustic composition “Distant”.  In 2021 he produced a soundtrack with local rap artist Pinkchain for Chia Wei Xu’s video piece “Is the stone coffin a coffin?”; using rap as a means to narrate the story of a disputed Kavalan artifact.  In the same year he rearranged Taiwanese military anthems into contemporary tunes for Cheng Chun Yu’s digital propaganda posters in “Make_Great Again” exhibited at the 2021 Asian Art Biennale.  

 

From 2017 - 2019 he was the program organizer for performing arts and educational space Little Play who have hosted a variety of international experimental artists and is currently one of the curators for cross-discipline experimental clubbing event Meta Flexing.  


He is currently an artist in residence at the Taipei Digital Art Centre and with Mothra Productions has developed sound therapy installation “Mesomerlin” utilising ambisonics and audio transducers in the attempt to create an interplay between physical and psychological resonance.  

 

Work/Curation

  • 玩劇到小劇場 Little play  - Program Organiser 2017 - 2019

  • Meta Flexing (Live Performance Event) - Curator 2020 ~ 

Art Residency

  • 台北數位藝術中心 Taipei Digital Art Center

Group Exhibition

  • Objet Sonore Deformation | Confluence Experience

  • 聲音處方 Mesomerlin | Mothra Productions

Live Performance

 

  • 2021   COMMON MULTIVERSE INITIATIVE, CURRENTS FM 

  • 2020 02/05 Interface #4: Tatsuya Nakatani, Katsura Yamauchi (JP) Taiwan Tour 

  • 2020   菌絲無線電啟動 -2018台北雙年展開幕夜表演

  • 2019  Contagious Orgasm Taiwan Tour (JP) (Taichung)​

  • 2019   隨響製噪表演:即聲聚會 @ 空總臺灣當代文化實驗場 C-LAB

  • 2019 徐風 Day Out Festival 2019, Future Proof

  • 2018   今秋劇場《怨憎會離別》實驗音樂會, 今秋藝術節

  • 2018 失聲祭Lacking Sound Festival|響 / ㄒ一ㄤˇ/ ひび / Xiǎng / AMP @ 濕地 venue

  • 2017 失聲祭 - 濕聲 Wetsound Vol.2 秋起

  • 2017 Ritual - Will Guthrie (FR) (台中場)

  • 2016 大稻埕國際藝術節 TTTIFA:天語樂軒水庸祭tsuí iông tsè

  • 2014 435藝術家工作室開放 Open Studio 音樂會

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