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Public Folder #3 / Golden Record
Art book edited by John Harten

24 x 20 cm, 344 pages

With contributions by 120 artists and essays by Jörg Sasse, Holger Otten, Claus Pias and John Harten. 

Available via: www.public-folder.com
Public Folder & Revolver Publishing 2017 
ISBN 978-3-95763-395-8


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Raummusik und so
Sunday 19 November 2017 at 3pm
Alte Feuerwache / Ausstellungshalle, Melchiorstr. 3 / 50670 Köln

with Peter Behrendsen, Andreas O. Hirsch, Echo Ho, hans w. koch, Matthias Neuenhofer, Joker Nies, Ji Hyun Park & Tobias Beck, Willi Sauter, Susanna Schoenberg, Ralf Schreiber, Therapeutische Hörgruppe Köln, Tina Tonagel, Bettina Wenzel

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10 – 19 November 2017
Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf

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soundwaves / Klangstücke für einen Sonic Chair

7 November – 30 Dezember 2017

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne

With sound pieces by Miki Yui, Achim Mohné, Janneke van der Putten & Chrs Galarreta, Andreas Oskar Hirsch.

Curated by Georg Dietzler / gerngesehen
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Hirsch & Schreiber
Carbon Chimes & Shadow Sheets

Ralf Schreiber – Overhead-Projector, Analog Electronics & Robotics
Andreas Oskar Hirsch – Carbophon

SAT 30 September 2017 @ Kölner Musiknacht, 7 & 9 pm
Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

photo: Achim Mohné

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Andreas Oskar Hirsch & Volker Hennes

QRVO1 – Singvogeldichte & Morsecodegefichte

Hörspiel-Präsentation mit Live-Elementen

Mittwoch 27. September 2017, 20h
Alte Feuerwache / Bühne
Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Köln

Gesprochen von
IT-Expertin: Ivette Löcker
Biologe: Thorsten Schneider
QRVO1: Andreas Oskar Hirsch

QRVO1, seines Zeichens begeisterter Funkamateur, ist von der Idee besessen, es handle sich bei Vogelrufen um per Morsecode verschlüsselte Botschaften. Mit Fernglas, Aufnahmegerät und Notizbuch treibt er sich in Parks herum und versucht, den geheimen Botschaften der Vögel auf die Schliche zu kommen, stößt wegen seines lückenhaften Wissens über Ornithologie jedoch schon bald an seine Grenzen. Über Funk lernt er Professor Dr. Niemann kennen, einen Biologen, der der Sache zwar skeptisch gegenüber steht, QRVO1 jedoch bereitwillig mit Fachinformationen versorgt und auch die Verbindung zu einer IT-Expertin, Frau Dr. Pagitzsch herstellt. Diese hält zunächst auch wenig von der kruden Theorie des QRVO1, wittert aber schon bald ihre Chance, unvollendete Forschungen zu schwarmgesteuerten Supracodes wieder aufzunehmen…

Unterstützt mit Mitteln der Sparkasse KölnBonn / Förderprogramm betreut durch die SK Stiftung Kultur


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Sculptress of Sound
Rodeo on the White – Akustische Umrundung eines Videos

Andreas Oskar Hirsch
Auf der Wiese

Swantje Lichtenstein
cuterkant & listenlistening & zitterzwitter

Jagla Ausstellungsraum
SAT 8 July 2017 at 8 pm

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The Knob, The Finger & The ItAstro Camping
12″ vinyl

Official release on makiphon 2 June 2017

Available via a-musik, makiphon or bandcamp

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Friday 12 MAY 2017 at 8 pm

mex im Künstlerhaus, Sunderweg 1, Dortmund

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The Sound Development City – Artist Expedition 2016 Documentation

With contributions by Dan Allon, Vincent Charlebois, Bernadette La Hengst, Sasha Kurmaz, Ari-Pekka Leinonen, Luka & Jela, Brent Meistre, Agnieszka Pędziwiatr & Rafał Pierzyński, Youmna Saba, Chris Wood.

An essay by Uwe Lützen, who accompanied the journey as expedition writer, and a travel report by our radio host Andreas Oskar Hirsch complement the artist presentations and put them into a broader thematic and geographical context. The documentation also features an image section, and an inventory of things we brought back from the expedition.

The book was designed by Hubertus Design, Zurich.

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Andreas O. Hirsch: ROW
12 inch LP | 180g Vinyl | b/w Inlay
Official release 17 February 2017


ROW goes back to a collecting of field recordings that Hirsch took for Oerol, an annual theatre festival taking place on the West Frisian island of Terschelling / NL. The recording was taken aboard the ARAD, a lifeboat of the Dutch rowing team Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie during a training exercise on 25 April 2011. The course stretched from the harbour of West-Terschelling out into the Wadden Sea and back again. The focus is on the coxswain’s commands which resemble a funk singer’s ones and which make the team become one body working their way through the waters.

Steersman: Cees Plug
Rowers: Iense Roos, Rein Jan Buren, Iemke Ruijg, Jelle Cupido, Cor Langerak, Rik Plug, Jauk Hek
In memoriam Cees Plug † 2013

Listen to the a-side here



Available through

And via Bandcamp

This is some highly conceptual record from the world of field recordings and it is also a highly fascinating piece of sound art.
Frans de Waard, vital weekly

With particular thanks to Oerol as well as the cultural office of the city of Cologne for making this record possible.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 @ Bad Bonn, Düdingen / CH
Thursday, 19 January 2017 @ Kaffee Kind, Lucerne / CH
Friday, 20 January 2017 @ Wasserwerkstr. 89a, Zurich / CH

Saturday, 21 January 2017 @ Stadio, Vevey / CH

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17 Seconds to la Prairie
Constructing electroacoustic instruments & making use of semi-automatic text (workshop)
AdBK Nürnberg11 – 13 January 2017

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Hirsch & Eigner – Stalker / Swoop

7″ vinyl & digital 

Here’s what -OUS records say: »Stalker/Swoop is a magnificent collaboration between German »DIY-Instruments« artist Andreas Oskar Hirsch and Austrian percussion and field recording perfectionist Richard Eigner from Ritornell.«

The 7 inch record is going to be released on 2nd of December 2016 – you can already preorder it here.
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The Knob, The Finger & The It

Friday 28 October 2016 at 8 pm (approximately)
nxnwfestival Cologne
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Drei Stücke für 7 Fenster (Early Carbophonics)

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 8:30 pm

C/O AIC @ Jagla Ausstellungsraum

as part of the exhibition ISMUS by Tamara Lorenz
8 October – 4 November 2016
Jagla Ausstellungsraum
Hansaring 98, 50670 Köln

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Youmna Saba (LB) & Andreas Oskar Hirsch (DE)Bernadette La Hengst (DE)

Friday, 23 September 2016, 8 pm

Le Vertigo
110 Rue Chaouia, 20000 Casablanca

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Supporting this year’s edition as part of the team.

Sound Development City is a three-week expedition to two annually changing cities for artists from all disciplines and from around the world. The 5th edition takes place in Madrid and Casablanca from September 6 – 25 with a group of twelve international artists.

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Commissioned work
 Early Carbophonics
for this year’s program of Radiophrenia in Glasgow

Thursday 8 September 2016 at 12 am & 6 pm

as well as Poller Wiesen #1 by
The Knob, The Finger & The It
Tuesday 6 September at 9pm
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25 June 2016 at 7 pm
St. Gertrud-Kirche, Krefelder Str. 57, 50670 Cologne

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22 June 2016 at 6 pm
live at The Paradox of Knowing Universals by Ralf Baecker
Kasseler Kunstverein

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Minimal Sauvage

Musical Performance at Maximiliansforum, München

as part of  Zeige deine Wunde
Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 7 pm

Leopard TV by Andreas O. Hirsch

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The Knob, The Finger & The It
Live at Favorit Bar

Monday 18 April 2016 at 8:15 pm

Image by Gerald Schauder, drawn from Microchiroptera: POND

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Concert as part of ‚The Details Made Me Do It‘
Thursday 10 March 2016 at 7:30 pm

Kunstverein Leverkusen

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The Details Made Me Do It

Kunstverein Leverkusen

Opening Thursday 28 January at 7:30pm
Exhibition from 31 January – 13 March 2016

Concert / Performance on Thursday 10 March 2016

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14. Augsburger Kunstlabor
29 October – 1 November 2015

Premiere of the Carbophon, instrument conceived & built 2014 / 2015.

Excerpts of the performance here

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Performed by Jan Arlt & Andreas O. Hirsch

On 3 September 2015 at Port de Vinaigre, the artists will perform Erik Satie’s Vexations, with the help of the construction pictured. Appropriate clothing is requested.

Pneuma comes from Greek, roughly meaning ‘breath‘, ‘air‘ or ‘spirit‘. The construction, set up specifically for this performance, consists of a rubber boat whose air chambers are connected by tubing with two melodicas, which are then driven by the escaping air. By playing the keys the performers thus bring about their own sinking.

Erik Satie’s Vexations (French for ‘humiliations’) comes to performers with the composer’s directive to prepare in utmost silence and complete motionlessness, in order to repeat the relatively short motif 840 times. Unpublished in Satie’s lifetime, the piece was first performed in its entirety in 1963 upon the initiative of John Cage.

When: Thursday, 3 September at 6:30pm

Where: Port de Vinaigre in Deutzer Hafen, right bank of the Rhine between the Aurora-Mühle and the Essigfabrik. Entrance from Siegburger Str. 110., 50679 Köln.

Public transport: Take tram No 7 from Köln Center towards Porz, stop at Poller Kirchweg, walk back 100m, turn left behind Essigfabrik and walk through to the dock.


With the friendly support of

LogoFP_rot_transparent         KSK Team Köln e.V.

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Summe 1
12 inch vinyl out on makiphon – two of the tracks here on Soundcloud

After numerous concerts and performances throughout the last years, Summe 1 is Hirsch’s first release on makiphon. The album concentrates on peculiar soundscapes and drony pieces, carefully interwoven by means of pitched harmonicas, electric guitars, mini fans, delays and the electric palm leaf, an electroacoustic invention of the artist. The eight titles evoke a space somewhere between interstellar geography (Maxwell Mountains – a plateau on planet Venus), abstract physics (Teilchenbeschleuniger), botanical scenery and animality: Kemeri 5 am features nocturnal crane calls that Hirsch recorded on a bike trip in a swamp near Riga while he was busy with decoding bird messages via morse code. Opossum Pravda is dedicated to the tenacious marsupial that likes to wander around at night and which is able to hang from trees by its tail. Kautschukwaage seems to suggest an exotic setting and provides a link to the rubber bands which one hears resonating in the miniature.
300 copies. Mastered by Joseph Suchy. 

Summe 1
is available through
a-musik and makiphon
Official release May 7, 2015

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Forever Now

A 1-minute-extract of my piece ROW is turned into gold as part of the Australian project FOREVER NOW, making reference to the Golden Voyager Records that were launched in 1977 aboard the satellites Voyager l & ll, gathering information about earth and sending them to outer space for potential aliens. FOREVER NOW is a project by Aphids Events Inc. They seem to be working on actually getting the record up there. More info here

ROW features the dutch rowers of Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie.

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Nocturne 60
Nocturne 60
Friday, January 30, 2015

with Tobias Beck, Tim Gorinski, Tobias Grewenig, Volke Hennes, Roman Hahlbrock, Andreas O. Hirsch, Matthias Muche, Martin Rumori, Dirk Specht, Sebastian Thewes, Franziska Windisch, Miki Yui

Academy of Media Arts Cologne / Filzengraben 2 / 50676 Köln


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The Knob, The Finger & The It


Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 7 pm

Raum für temporäre Kunst
50668 Köln

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Der Fluesternde Raum

Saturday, October 11, 2014
open door at 7:30 pm / concert at 8 pm (door closes at 8 pm)

The Knob, The Finger & The It, Natascha Nike,
Joseph Suchy, Holger Mertin

St. Gertrud Kirche, Krefelder Str. 57, 50670 Köln

A project by Andrés Krause & Maria Wildeis (Heimat + Sachkunde).
With friendly support by Sk Stiftung Kultur. Photo: Jannis Jaschke.

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Le véhicule de la croisière intérieure

as part of Carroussa Sonore by Saout Radio, sound art diffusion project in the urban space of Marseille and at MuCEM. A proposition of Younes Baba-Ali in collaboration with Anna Raimondo in the context of ‚Marseille Résonance‘

September 12 – 22, 2014

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Saturday, August 30, 2014, 6pm – 4am

Kanepes Kulturas Centrs
Skolas iela 15, Riga


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The Black Hole

August 29th, 2014, 8pm

Improvisations and perfomances with Rachel James, Malgorzata Goliszewska, Andreas Oskar Hirsch, Richard Eigner, Vivian Caccuri & more

More info here in a bit 

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Sound Development City

Expedition 2014 with

John Grzinich (US/EE), Vivian Caccuri (BR), Malgorzata Goliszewska (PL), Andreas Oskar Hirsch (DE), Richard Eigner (AT), Rachel S. James (CA/US), YangFan Li (CN), Moritz Wettstein (CH), Masa Drndic (HR), AEAEAEAE (NO/DE), Ruth Danon (IL)

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Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie


MO Lautsprecher
Museum Ostwall Dortmund

July 1st – 31st, 2014

More info about this piece on Soundcloud
Photo: Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie

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as part of Saout Radio’s project during the Marrakech Biennale: Sonic ambulation in Marrakech’s taxis.

February 25th – March 2nd 2014


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Super Sonic Structure

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Now on Soundcloud

A solo improvisation with my new electro-acoustic baking dish set-up.
As part of a recording session in the St. Gertrud Church in Cologne,
August 2013.


Initiated, recorded and mixed by Andrés Krause – thanks!

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Washed up whight and deliveried rhight

Peter Behrendsen & Andreas Oskar Hirsch

SO 06-10-2013, 16h
im Rahmen von Raummusik und so

Kunstwerk / Ausstellungshalle
Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 127
51063 Köln

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