Antye Greie-Ripatti | LanguageHack



Antye Greie-Ripatti is a digital songwriter, sound composer, poet, curator and educator.

Born 1969 in East Germany she now lives and works in Hailuoto, Finland. Known also as AGF and poem producer. Focus in work includes the relationship between language, voice and sound. Medium audiovisual live performance, digital communication, sound installations, commissions for movies and theater.

The start of Antye’s solo career was marked by the artistic exploration of digital technology. On her first solo album Head Slash Bauch (Orthlorng Musork 2001), she converted fragments of HTML scripts and software handbooks into a form of electronic poetry and deconstructed pop. The follow-up work, Westernization Completed, won an Award of Distinction at the 2004 Ars Electronica festival. Her collaboration with Sue Costabile involving live audio-visual improvisation resulted in the 2006 AGF.3 + SUE.C CD/DVD release called Mini Movies

(on Asphodel, USA). In 2008 she published an audio-visual work called Words Are Missing exhibiting conceptual compositions and calligraphic art. In 2009 Greie-Ripatti also wrote the libretto, composed, filmed, co-directed and performed the original audiovisual opera Fathers with the laptop group The Lappetites, which premiered at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

In 2011 Antye Greie-Ripatti founded a sound voice choir called Kaiku in Hailuoto involving the local community. The choir imitates sounds of the environment and abstract poetry pieces and publishes audio recordings on soundcloud. This development was followed by the foundation of an experimental artist run project called Hai Art on the remote island which gained an operating fund and a 2 year artistic direction and curation format for Antye Greie-Ripatti. Hai Art became an arts organization with the goal to work in public and social space. Hai Art and Antye as executive director produced a conference, 10 Artist-in-residencies (Sound Room, Sonic Bikes, Anchorhold, Sound Map Hailuoto APP) and workshops, the children iPad Orchestra Hailuoto plus runs a Media Lab. Greie-Ripatti’s debut as a curator and educator in a remote and social context has led her to lecture at the Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki and several lectures worldwide.

Greie's installation work began in 2000 during a residency at the contemporary art centre Podewil, she staged an open source event by inviting the public to contribute sound and visuals into the performance, 2001 she wrote the exhibition sound track Berlin Klang for the Main Sonar Exhibition in Barcelona, where she also staged a guerrilla performance in the space attracting other artists and audience participating. 2004 in collaboration with Vladislav Delay she exhibited 21 sound pieces into black boxes and placed them into a white cube at the Garage Festival. 2004 she wrote a 50 meter wallpaper poem into a Witte de Witt, Rotterdam. Her latest installations have been audiovisual pieces online and in public space like active churches, museums and auditoriums. Wilderness experiments started in 2008 moving to Hailuoto in Finland which are a mixture of field recording, radio art and digital sound. Several commissions took place for Grizedale Arts and Octopus Collective in UK and an artist in residency in Kilipisjarvi at the biological station for Bio Art Society furthered the work on outdoor installations and performances.

In 2012 Greie-Ripatti wrote 2 movie scores, one experimental circus-dance performance score, one museum installation piece with Sue.C. which was performed at the performance center EMPAC upstate New York. She also started her solo voice collaboration with the french Musique concrète pioneer Eliane Radigue for her composition OCCAM 7.

Her poetry, which she converts into electronic music, pop songs, calligraphy and digital media, has been presented as live performances and sound installations in museums, auditoria, theaters, concert halls and clubs throughout Europe and in North America and Asia in festivals such as Ars Electronica Linz, Sonar Barcelona, Transmediale Berlin, GRM Festival Paris, Roskilde, Sync festival Athens, AudioVisiva Milan, Intern. Open Book Festival Moscow, Sonic Acts Amsterdam and staged solo performances in venues like Pompidue Paris, ICC Tokyo, Akademie der Kuenste Berlin, ICA London and many more. Greie-Ripatti has successfully collaborated with Craig Armstrong, Eliane Radigue, Vladislav Delay, Ellen Allien, Gudrun Gut, Kaffe Matthews. She runs her own label and Production company AGF Producktion.

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