Wednesday, May 24, 2023

electronic sound night in Aalborg

Experimental electronic sound night at XM3 in Aalborg (DK), concerts with three block 4 acts TMS, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen and Notstandskomitee. With custom hardware and software, live coding, Piezoelectric music and Pure Data. Saturday 27. May 18:00

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, solo-exhibition The Metabolism of the Earth at XM3 Aalborg (DK)

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, solo-exhibition The Metabolism of the Earth 

at XM3 - rum for samtidskunst, Sallingsundvej 33A – Aalborg Øst , Denmark

The exhibition is from May 5. to May 29. 2023
Opening on May 5th at 18.00-21:00 (with a performance at 19:00)

The Metabolism of the Earth is a solo-exhibition by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen which takes place in XM3 - rum for samtidskunst (space for contemporary art) from May 5. to 29. 2023. Through performative grips, it works with nature's own processes and its state as the thematic framework where the artworks are all created as dialogues and collaborative processes between matter, wind, and weather. Madsen here wants to focus on what is happening around us and how human and non-human agents are influencing each other, their affective states and relationships. The Metabolism of the Earth thus activates performance art, sound, video, bio art, notations and listening scores, all of which are linked to micro-meetings with the state of the earth, here described as a metabolism. These have all been started as fieldwork and at artistic residencies in the Nordic countries from approx. 2008 to the present (in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland). The exhibition also includes the newly produced video work Hidden Agency and a publication with listening scores that moves across the mentioned conditions and is unfolding Madsen's methodical use of the potentials of listening.

The Metabolism of the Earth thus merges retrospective material with newly produced works which are all relating to XM3 and the local context. It is created and based on different processes (and primarily) natural materials, matter, and their transversal relationships and impacts under a given condition. These are anchored in the connections between, for example, the geological and lithic – here soil, gravel and rocks; ice, salt and melting(s); water and plants as natural indicators; as well as the shaping and sculptural forces of the wind. Additionally, there will be performances and performative happenings on selected days where elements of the exhibition are activated, as well as an artist talk. For the opening on May 5th, there will be a solo-performance by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, and on Saturday May 27th, there will be sound performances with TMS (duo with Madsen and artist Malte Steiner), as well as solo sound performances from both Madsen and Steiner.

In order to introduce and focus on a sensory approach to understanding the processes which are taking place around us, Madsen will during the exhibition facilitate local listening sessions linked to the exhibition's theme at selected locations in Aalborg and Nørresundby, based on the listening score publication "the composite geology of place – affective listening with a (post)industrial landscape" which Madsen has created specifically for this context. The planned listening sessions will here be dialogues with selected places, their characteristics and potentials, geology and mineralogy, construction and social communities.

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is a Danish artist, researcher, and lecturer, with a background as an art educator from The College of Arts Crafts and Design (DK) and a MA in Art History from Aarhus University (DK). Madsen is currently working on a doctoral thesis in artistic research at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Art and Media (FI). Madsen also works with Deep Listening and performance instructions as an artistic discipline and is certified from the renowned Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytech Institute (US). Madsen has worked within the performative art field since 1998, and founded in 2019 the nomadic platform performance protocols, grounded in instruction-based art, performance, and collaborative practices. Madsen has presented their art internationally in many formats and contexts, primarily within the field of performance art and sound art, with nature, environment, and the affective as their main focus point. Madsen is a member of BKF (Danish Visual Artists) and The Finnish Bioart Society.The Metabolism of the Earth is supported by Aalborg Municipality.


May 5 at 18:00-21:00 Opening with a performance by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen.

May 7 at 14:00-15:30 Listening session I*

14 May at 14:00-15:30 Listening session II*

21 May at 14:00-15:30 Listening session III*

24 May at 18:00-19:00 Artist talk

27 May at 18:00-21:00 Sound evening with TMS, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen and Malte Steiner (Notstandskomitee). At this event the Block 4 artists Madsen and Steiner will each play solo sets and collectively as TMS. Steiner here performs under his alias Notstandskomitee and will be creating (post)industrial rhythmic landscape for Madsen’s exhibition.

*To participate in the listening sessions, please write which dates in an email to info (at) and you will receive further information about the specific gathering-point. All sessions will take place in the greater Aalborg or Nørresundby area (and not in the gallery). They will be outside and accessible by public transport.

For XM3's opening hours:
Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen's website:

Monday, May 1, 2023

THX 1971 Minimal ist meine Wahl released

block 4 presents the latest tracks of the German Minimalsynth project THX 1971 from Augsburg, either as download or limited edition (300 copies) 12" EP Minimal Ist Meine Wahl with 45rpm. Minimal melodies, synthetic sounds, robotic lyrics. Can't get more minimalistic.