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Benoît Maubrey is the director of DIE AUDIO GRUPPE a Berlin-based art group that build and perform with electronic clothes (past examples: AUDIO BALLERINAS, AUDIO GEISHAS, AUDIO STEELWORKERS, BONG BOYS, AUDIO PEACOCKS...). Basically these are electro-acoustic clothes and dresses that make sounds by interacting with their environment. They use -- among other electronic instruments-- light sensors that enable them to produce sounds through the interaction of their movements and the surrounding light (PEEPER choreography). Via movement sensors they can also trigger electronic sounds that are subsequently choreographed --or orchestrated -- into musical compositions as an "audio ballet " (YAMAHA choreography). A variety of other electronic instruments (mini-computers, samplers, contact microphones, cassette and CD players, and radio receivers) allow them to work with the sounds, surfaces, and topographies of the space around them in a variety of solo or group choreographies. Rechargeable batteries allow them to operate both in- and outdoors. DIE AUDIO GRUPPE's work is essentially site-specific. Often the electronics is adapted into entirely new "Audio Uniforms" or "sonic costumes" that reflect local customs , themes, or traditions (AUDIO GEISHA/Japan, AUDIO CYCLISTS/France, AUDIO HANBOK/Korea). Accessed 4.11.06 from
25 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
AUDIO JACKETS - - 1982 Germany Edit
ELECTRONIC SPEAKERS CORNERS - Various locations since 1982 1982 Multiple international sites Edit
AUDIO HERD - Bundesgartenschau, Berlin 1985 Germany Edit
SPEAKERS MAILBOXES public sound art installation Berlin 1985 Germany Edit
AUDIO STEELWORKERS - Ars Electronica, Linz 1986 Austria Edit
GUITAR MONKEYS - - 1987 Germany Edit
SPEAKERS CONTAINER public sound art installation Freiburg 1987 Germany Edit
SPEAKERS WALL public sound art installation Berlin 1987 Germany Edit
AUDIO SUBWAY CONTROLLERS - Berlin subway 1988 Germany Edit
AUDIO CYCLISTS - Festival des Arts Electroniques, Rennes 1988 France Edit
AUDIO BALLERINAS - Festival Les Arts au Soleil , LAeronef, Lille-. Work continues to present 1989 France Edit
SPEAKERS MONUMENT public sound art installation Riga 1991 Latvia Edit
AUDIO GUARDS - ULTIMA Festival,Oslo 1993 Norway Edit
AUDIO DRAMA Audio Theatre Piece Theatre zum Westlichen Staathirschen 1994 Germany Edit
CELLULAR BUDDIES - Sonambiente Festival, Berlin 1996 Germany Edit
ELECTRONIC GUYS - - 1996 Germany Edit
AUDIO GEISHAS - NTT- InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Tokyo Opera City Tower, Spiral Hall, Akihabara 1997 Japan Edit
AUDIO IGLOO - Parochial, Singuhr - Horgalerie in Parochial, Berlin 2004 and Hull Time Based Arts 1997 1997 Germany Edit
TEMPLE OF WASTE public sound art installation Areale Festival, Bruck 1998 Germany Edit
AUDIO HANBOK - - 2000 South Korea Edit
HIGH FIDELITY - Musiktheatre im Revier/Gelsenkirchen (co-production mit Berndt Schindowski) 2002 Germany Edit
PEEPER Audio Ballet - 2003 Germany Edit
VIDEO PEACOCK - - 2003 Germany Edit
YAMAHA Audio Ballet - 2003 Germany Edit
AUDIO PEACOCKS - - 2003 Germany Edit