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Robin Minard

Robin Minard

area: Sound Art

Robin Minard, 2012. Photo: Jens Hauspurg

Audio Books (2005). 7 notebooks with hand-written texts and integrated loudspeaker elements. Photo: Inken Bornholt

Key Facts




Sound Art


Weimar (GER)

recommending institution

freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

time period

April 2014 - April 2014

Robin Minard was born in Montreal in 1953. He studied music composition and electroacoustic music in Canada and Paris. Since the early 1980’s his work has focused in the area of electroacoustic composition and sound installation art. From 1992-1996 he was lecturer on sound installation at the Electronic Studio of the Berlin Technical University. Since 1997 he has been professor for electroacoustic composition and sound design at the Liszt School of Music and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where he is also director of the Studios for Electroacoustic Music (SeaM Weimar). His works have been presented in festivals, museums and public spaces worldwide. He has published several articles and books on the subject of sound installation. His books “Silent Music — Between Sound Art and Acoustic Design” and “Four Spaces / Four Installations” are published by the Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

Performances (Selection):
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (1986)
Warschauer Herbst (1987, 1993, 1996, 2005)
Berlin Kulturstadt Europas (1988)
New Music America (1990)
Inventionen Berlin (1991, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005)
Warsaw Centre of Contemporary Art (1995)
Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven (1996)
Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (1996)
daadgalerie, Berlin (1996)
Galerie MUU, Helsinki (1996)
In Medias Res, Dolmabahçe Cultural Centre, Istanbul (1997)
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (1998)
Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art (1999)
Weimar Kulturstadt Europas (1999)
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh USA (2000/2001)
Centre Pompidou, Paris (2004/5)
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2006)
Adelaide Festival, Australia (2006)
Total Museum, Seoul (2006)
Sonambiente, Berlin (2006)
Museo Marco, Monterrey, Mexico (2006-7)
OBORO, Montreal (2008)
Sounding D, bundesweites Projekt, Deutschland (2010)
Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland (2010)
Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2010)
rreiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL, Wien (2010/11)
Fiera Internazionale d'arte contemporanea, Bologna (2012)
ZKM, Karlsruhe (2012)
Resonanzen, Leipzig (2012)
Acousmain, Frankfurt (2013)
INMM, Darmstadt (2013)
Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien (2013)
Relevante Musik, Berlin (2013)

Robin Minard


Production of a 8-channel sound work (TONSPUR 62) and a 7-part series of posters for the TONSPUR_passage as well as participating in the exhibition „Connecting Sound Etc.“ at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL.


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