Jana Winderen is a sound artist from Bodø, Norway educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London, and with a background in mathematics and chemistry from the University in Oslo. She has since 1993 worked as an artist, curator and producer. She currently lives and works in Oslo.
Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses is brought to the surface. She is concerned with finding sound from hidden sources, like blind field recording.
Her most recent sound works include Between Dry Land commissioned for the installation The Morning Line by Matthew Ritchie for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary which opened in Istanbul May 2010. The commission Spawning Ground - from Coquet Head to the North Sea for the AV festival in Newcastle (2010), Evaporation (2009) at TodaysArt festival in The Hague, Netherlands; Sub Pelagic Voices (2009) for ISCM World New Music Days, Sweden, Colonizers of the Undergrowth (2009) at Botanic Sounds in Göteborg; North Atlantic Drift (2009) for JunKroom in Kyoto, Japan. Recent releases: CD Energy Field (2010) on Touch, Heated: Live in Japan (2009) on Touch (UK), the audio cassette The Noisiest Guys on the Planet (2009) on Ash International (UK), the USB stick, Ants, the digital download Submerged (2009) on Touch and the 7 inch vinyl Surface Runoff (2008) on Autofact (USA). She is currently working on a commission for a permanent sound installation at the Knut Hamsun Centre in Hamarøy, Norway.
Jana Winderen is published by Touch Music.
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