collective trauma, identity & sonic art



The sonic art project
“soundCOLLECTIVE” – collective trauma, identity and sonic art
will be released on 9 November 2015 – commemorating the “Night of Broken Glass” (9 November 1938 /Reichskristallnacht), when the NAZI in Germany were destroying the synagogues nationwide in one single night.

The project, initiated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne would like to sentitize people via sonic art for the phenomenon of collective trauma. The non-visual medium of soundart has a particular potential to express affection via a wide range of soundtools.

SoundLAB has been an active project environment between 2004 and 2010 – featuring each year another edition of soundart online – in total 7 editions – see also

Soundartists from all over the world were invited to submit a sound piece dealing with collective trauma. There is no need to go back 70 years ago, but collective trauma happens every day before our very eyes in the media whether via desasters of nature, genocides, the refugees persecuted and expelled from their home countries in Africa or Middle East,. collective trauma is currently toucning everyone’s life more or less dramatically. So, it is more than worth to express one’s feelings and emotions via artistic media like soundart.

“soundCOLLECTIVE” will become in 2016 also corporate part of the exhibition project “://self~imaging – artist show face against Intolerance, Racism, Xenophobia and Antisemitism –


“soundCOLLECTIVE” – collective trauma, identity and sonic art
project initiated and curated by Wilfried AGricola de Cologne
copyright © 2015

All soundart works
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