Sound, the audible, the inaudible and the imaginable, is the basis of Helmut Lemkes' research and work.
Since 30 years he presents process based results of his investigations into site specific sound.
Lemke has performed Concerts and Live Art Performances and exhibited Sound Installations all over Europe and Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapure.
His activities include organisation and management of festivals, projects and symposiums.
Since 1989 he runs the label "edition el C." for the purpose to document contemporary sound art practice.
Lemke has collaborated internationally with musicians, visual artists, dancers, poets, scientists, sound artists, performers and filmmakers.
Lemkes' most recent research interest is described in this excerpt from his AHRC fellowship outline:
The Sound the site requires
This project examines the proposition that sound is a valuable medium for recording and interpreting physical and social landscapes and will be
a project to use sound as a sculptural medium for the interpretation of locations. The research will gather sound recordings, photographic
evidence, interview data and documentation from a diverse range of sites. Aspects to consider in the analysis include:
Sounds of water in its various states
Wind over different surfaces
Mutual influences of site-specific sounds and the inhabitants of the sites
The cultural production of sound
Environmental, historical, social and acoustic contexts.