RolfJulius  
 
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Born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany in 1939, Julius studied art in Bremen and later in Berlin where he now lives. He became interested in the junction between music and visual art around 1975 and has been including electronics -- both as tool and inspiration -- in his work since the early 1980s. The artist cites several influences on the manner of his approach most notably the avant-garde composer John Cage who, in the early 1950s, challenged the traditions of classical music by embracing found sounds, chance effects, and the quality of silence in his compositions.Cage provided a base for experimental music that by the end of the 1970s produced the New Music generation which included, among others, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and La Monte Young. "In my music," says Julius, "the instruments are very simple and small. Visually small -- and the sound is small too. I am not really intent on expressing ideas in the form of music, but rather about receiving something which is already there." Rolf Julius, from sound installation, Rolf Julius -- Black (Red), 2000, photography: Rolf Julius The artist has participated in numerous international exhibitions, and his work has been featured at several American venues including InSite'94, San Diego/Tijuana, the Goethe House, New York (1996), and the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh (1998). Julius has self-produced four CDs of recordings of past music installations which can be purchased over the Internet at Forced Exposure. Accessed 26.02.2008 from http://www.umass.edu/fac/calendar/universitygallery/events/RolfJulius.html
31 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Small Music Series Germany Edit
Ruckenaktion Kunstmesse 1976 Germany Edit
Music on Two High Poles Sound Installation 1979 Germany Edit
Deichlinie unknown 1979 Germany Edit
Music for a Pane of Glass Sound Installation 1980 Germany Edit
Morning Song Sound Installation 1981 Germany Edit
Music for the Earth Sound Installation 1981 Germany Edit
Music for the Eyes Sound Installation 1981 Germany Edit
Music for a Yellow Room Sound Installation 1982 Germany Edit
Chamber Concert for Three Loudspeakers Sound Installation 1982 Germany Edit
Concert for a Frozen Lake Sound Installation 1982 Germany Edit
6 Raume (Zellen) Nr. 2 Stein Installation 1991 Germany Edit
Paper Sound Sculpture 1993 USA Edit
Swimming--Wind from China Sound Sculpture 1993 USA Edit
Stones (from desert) Sound Sculpture 1993 USA Edit
Mirror Sound Sculpture 1993 USA Edit
Ash (Volcanoes) Sound Sculpture 1993 USA Edit
Dark Cloud Installation Jan Turner Gallery 1993 USA Edit
6 Raum (Zellen) Nr. 3 Sand Installation 1994 Germany Edit
3 x Eisen Sound Sculpture 1995 Germany Edit
Gelb Sound Sculpture 1995 Germany Edit
Black (Red) Sound Installation 2000 USA Edit
Large piano piece - 2001 Edit
(Halb) schwarz CD 2001 England Edit
warum grau, warum gelb, warum grun Sound Installation 2002 Germany Edit
Cellostuck Gallery Performance / Japanese Ink Print Resonanzen II 2002 Germany Edit
Alles wurde damit still (Steingarten) Temporary Outdoor Intervention 2002 Finland Edit
Musik weit entfernt (Music Far Away) Sound Installation 2005 Germany Edit
Bewegung, oder wie Klšnge verschwinden (Movement, or how sounds disappear) Exhibition Sonambiente Festival 2006 Germany Edit
White-Yellow-Black CD 2006 Finland Edit
NOISELESS Sound Installation 2007 Japan Edit