Christina Kubisch is a sound installation artist and composer based in Berlin. She has created many works that bring together sound and light, as well participatory sound walk pieces in urban settings.
Kubisch began her career as a classical musician but notes that she, “…left the concert hall to look for new settings for music, places where you could listen while moving freely in space” (1984).
Kubisch is known for her “Electrical Walks”, which involve listening to the musicality of electromagnetic frequencies in the city. Using special headphones and a map displaying the locations of interesting electrical fields, participants are able to tune into an otherwise hidden layer of urban sound. On her website, she writes: “The perception of everyday reality changes when one listens to the electrical fields… Nothing looks the way it sounds. And nothing sounds the way it looks.” An interview with Kubisch on the Electrical Walks can be found here.
For more information on Kubisch, including samples of her work, visit Christinakubisch.de