Check current for more accurate info, will be updating this in the coming days.
ONGOING: January-August field recordings and studio sessions with the coming sound piece/installation Andas Vatten/Breathing Water (Konrad/Carlsson/Persson/Quartey). Updates will come later in June, the work is intense.
2-5/8 installations of some of my/our sound pieces will be installed public. It will be official middle of June.
2/10-7/11Precious Balance Walk and the sound piece Water Dialogues will be a part of Gibca extended, Gothenburg International Biennal for Contemporary Art, at Tjörn Munciaplity 2/10-7/11. Updates will come when the program is presented.
24/10 Pop up exhibition Sound Art, Hola Folkhögskola, at Härnösands Art Hall, Fyren (Norrdans).
My presented work; The Oracle (Soundcloud)
A series of deadly serious humoristic short vocal spontaneous sound pieces with theme climate chaos,
more-than-human perspective. But also with an urge to open myself to a language that I don't understand.
Is there a code inside of me to find?
(17/4 The Oracle was born answering the open call during the first quarantine period and participated
in Performance Køkkenets initiative; QuAR(T)antine with 42 performance videos from the world).
Zafire Vrba listening to The Oracle photo Felicia Konrad
Oct - Participated in the series of the online performance Cyber-bodies.
Transitional Identity Photo Felicia Konrad
'Fjärilarna steg upp' /'The Butterflies ascended' sound installation by Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
specially created for the tropical palm house at the greenhouse of The Botanical Garden in Lund.
Voices and improvisers in the work are Sofia Härdig, Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov and Felicia Konrad.
25-26/9 Participated with 'Thou aint seen nothing yet', a Fanfiction text in 'Don Quijote' by Erik Holmström, Folkteatern i Göteborg. (The whole text published on their homepage).
22/9 The short art film Precious Balance Walk (13.24) by the intuitive art project, by I Still Live in Water, (Felicia Konrad and Johan Haugen) is now completed; color grading by the cinematographer Benjamin Zadig, and also a trailer edited by Sascha Fülscher www.istilliveinwater.com/news
Precious Balance Walk is a film with 6 Nordic Performance Artists invited to perform in water and with water.
Erik Högström (Swe) Lisa Nyberg (Swe) Joakim Stampe (Swe) Elena Lundquist Ortiz (Den) Meri Nikula (Fin) Ignacio Pérez Pérez (Fin/Ven) With support by Nordic Culture Fund, Boost Helsingborg, Filmcentrum Syd, Marint Kunskapscenter.
Work with applying to film festivals is ongoing and contacts with art halls, art museums, galleries, but due to the situation with the corona virus it is not so clear. We have an agreement to show the film as a program point with Malmö Art Hall, spring/summer 2021.
Lisa Nyberg still from film by Benjamin Zadig
28/7-16/8 Water Dialogues, sound piece installation outdoor Malmö Art Museum as an extension of the exhibition Shapeshifters. Slow walk collective 9/8, Live performance concert 16/8 (documentation Vimeo)
The sound piece Water Dialogues (Felicia Konrad, David Carlsson, Mats Persson, Tina Quartey) were originally created
for the audiologues at Tomelilla Art hall, for the exhibition 2018, Amniotic Fluid by I Still Live in Water.
For the outdoor installation in summer 2020 at Malmö Art Museum, a new mix and master was produced by David Carlsson, Gula Studion.
The Art Intendant Desirée Lennklo at Tomelilla Art hall, Sweden.
"During the exhibition period, many of our visitors took part of the sound piece Water Dialogues.
It was installed in an almost dark room in the lower part of the art hall.
In the room, there were sitting possibilities and the sound piece was experienced by help from audioguides and headphones. The sound piece seemed to stimulate stillness and reflection.
Often when we in the staff were crossing the room you met visitors sitting and half laying in sac sacs, apparently encapsulated in the sound piece. And in themselves.
The sound piece appealed to both children and adults, and these moments of stillness and soulful presence as the piece offered and gave the visitors a very strong experience.
-Tomelilla Art hall found that the sound piece was very appreciated and that it gave a deepening understanding,
not only in the understanding of our relationship to water but also, and maybe the most important, our relation to ourselves, our origin, and our future."
5/3 Participated in a sonic meditation that was recorded, mixed, and included in a sound piece; War-who-can- separate- from-their-enemy? shown at CPH: DOX and that will be released 2021, by the composer and musician Morten Svenstrup, Copenhagen. At the end of 2018, I was participating in a weekly Deep Listening course by Morten Svenstrup that is a certified teacher by Pauline Oliveros.
2 ears sonic meditation (Let your ears have wings) by Felicia Konrad
Close your eyes if you want.
Take a deep breath and hold it for a couple of seconds, then breath out.
Observe your own breathing and sense the vibrations of your breathing in your body and imagine that you draw a contour around your whole body.
Connect your heart and your 2 ears inside your body, or outside your body.
With your 2 ears then start listening to the sounds inside your body,
in the room, or close to you,
expand and listen to the sounds outside the room.
Go as far as you want and shift your listening as you like, and maybe play a little, let your ears listen in different directions; behind, in front, above, besides...
Add if you like: try to let one ear listen to a certain sound and the other ear stay close listening, shift.
Add if you wish: Let the sounds take shape (become sound sculptures), let them have color, follow how they are moving/vibrating.
2019 In selection
AT INTER ARTS CENTER (Malmö/Sweden)
The aim of this artistic research symposium is to allow for VOICE to act as a guide into the UNKNOWN.
Through an entangled mishmash of intra-active events (performances, installations, workshops and seminars) participants will be invited to explore the potential power of VOICE and its impact on the UNKNOWN or ‘that-which-is- yet-to-be-known’.
ELISABETH L. BELGRANO, voice artist & PhD in Performance / Nordic Network for Vocal Performance Research/president, National network for Artistic Research in Music / Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Lund University / Öckerö, Sweden.
FELICIA KONRAD, voice artist, Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Lund University / Sweden.
LISA NYBERG, visual artist, teacher & organizer, Ph.D. in Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria/ Malmö, Sweden.
MISHA PENTON, voice artist, composer, director & Ph.D. candidate in music, Bath Spa University, UK / Houston TX, USA.
JULIEANNA PRESTON, Professor of Spatial Practice at Toi Rauwharangi/ College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington, Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
BJÖRN ROSS, visual artist, Nordic Network for Early Opera / Copenhagen, Denmark.
ELISABETH HOLMERTZ, singer, Ph.D. candidate in Artistic Research, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway’.
Elisabeth L. Belgrano, Felicia Konrad, Lisa Nyberg, Misha Penton, Julieanna Preston, Björn Ross, Elisabeth Holmertz
The work focused on the quality of listening to others and yourself as well as the basis to create authenticity and unexpected organic voice expressions. And with the intention to open up for the transformative powers of the voice.
2019 By I Still Live in Water
19/6 Got support from Nordic Culture Fund for the film recording.
15-24/8 Filmrecording of the short art film Precious Balance Walk by the intuitive art project I Still Live in Water (Felicia Konrad and Johan Haugen), at Ribersborg beach, Malmö.
Erik Högström, Still from film by Benjamin Zadig
16/3 Underverket, Malmö, improvised water concert and guided meditations
31/3 Played at Jazzradion, SR P2
14/4 Played at Kalejdoskop, Johanna Olofsson
Felicia Konrad, Photo Johan Haugen
Exhibitions I Still Live in Water (Felicia Konrad/Johan Haugen + collaborations)
2020 Installation sound piece Water Dialogues, Malmö Art Museum (as an extension of the exhibition Shapeshifters)
2018 Amniotic Fluid including the sound piece Water Dialogues,Tomelilla Art hall, Sweden
2016 Amniotic Fluid/Blå Ställets Art Hall, Gothenburg, Sweden
2016 The sound piece Love is an Ocean/Cosmic Wash Over, Water Works a global online exhibition by the artist Suzon Fuks, Australia (chosen by the curator/sound artist Pascale Barett)
2015-2018 Site-specific/interactive Performance by I Still Live in Water (Felicia Konrad/Johan Haugen)
2018 Water Walk - A Performance Art Walk, interactive
together with Erik Högström, Susanne Ovelius and Monika Gora. (Ribersborgs Beach, Malmö/Sweden).
With inspiration från slow walk - butoh dance, and Global Performance Art Walk.
2018 Water Banquet, interactive performance på Tomelilla Konsthall during the exhibition; Amniotic Fluid/I Still Live in Water.
2017 Water is instinct, with interactivity, together with the artists Erik Högström, Andreas M. Larsson, and the dance artist Annou Nilsson. (Ribersborg Beach, Malmö/Sweden).
2016 -A glass of water, thank you! - The water in your glass is maybe older than the sun.(Blå Ställets Art Hall, Gothenburg, Malmö City Library).
2015 To carry water. To carry 5890 liters one day. Interactive Performance; Dome of Visions, Copenhagen, and at Ribersborgs Beach, Malmö; with 4 percussionists; Tina Quartey, Emeli Ek, Martin Brandqvist, Emil Sjunnesson, and the author and moderator Catarina
Rolfsdotter. Film documentation by Christian Jönsson. With support by Malmö Kulturstöd, and Dome of Visions, Denmark.
2019 Water Dialogues Felicia Konrad, David Carlsson, Mats Persson,Tina Quartey, also at Bandcamp
2017 Blue Sky Rain Falls/Trapets poetic ambient (Felicia Konrad och Mats Persson) also at Bandcamp
2015 Wonderful Surreal/Cosmic Wash Over (collective singer/songwriting)
Felicia Konrad, Caroline Leander, David Carlsson, Ann Falden, Peter Tegnér, Mats Persson
2011 Cosmic Wash Over/Felicia Konrad (collective singer/songwriting)
Felicia Konrad, Caroline Leander, David Carlsson, Mats Persson, Robin Knutsson, Peter Tegnér
2003 So drop it in/Konrad Band (alternative jazz/Imogena) Felicia Konrad, Karin Johansson, Stefan Petterson, Ebba Westerberg
Live Concerts 2000 - 2016, Sweden from south to north, and west to east, and a couple in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1999 Participating at the folk music band; Garmarnas album with music of Hildegard von Bingen; youtube from live concert
Trapets poetic ambient
2014 Sound piece by Felicia Konrad/Mats Persson (Trapets) in the film Monumental Landscapes and human traces,
a film of the artistic design of Skåne Town Hall by 29media, Peggy Eklöf och Theresa Benér.
2013 During Solofestival/Teater Trixter, Gotenburg installation outdoor; On the Edge of Beauty I/Trapets (Felicia Konrad/Mats Persson)
by the composer Michael Bojén
2011 Jordberga Art Expo; the soundpiece 'The Field' by Felicia Konrad/Mats Persson
2009 Discreet Sound project by Michael Bojén, composer; installation of Blue Sky Rain Falls/Trapets (Felicia Konrad, Mats Persson)
in a nature reserve; Rya Skog, Gothenburg.
2009 Interactive Concept; Give me your sound, /Trapets (Felicia Konrad/Mats Persson)
Galleri Kulturum, Hammenhög 11 juli
Give me your sound – Tomelilla goes Lucia; sound installation Dec 2009, outside Tomelilla Art hall
LIve Performance I have Participated in 2017-2018
2018 Intime/Angela Rawlings, Hydrosphere; Laboratory Aesthetics and Ecology, Helsingör/Denmark
2018 Breathing Choir; Ying-Hsueh Chen, Gallery Molekyl, Malmö/Sweden
2017 Home, Public Society Performance Collective, Performance Køkkenet, Copenhagen/Denmark
Workshops I have participated 2016 - 2019
2019 7/6 Tree Time, Caitlin Dear, Inter Arts Center
2019 25th of May: Site-Specific Singing with Miyuki Inoue, Inter Arts Center/Malmö/Sweden
2019 9 mars Mouths & Voice, Anne Naukkarinen, Stapelbädden, Malmö/Sweden
2018 Oktober, Human time, Nature time, NIAN workshop by Rita Marhaug, Göteborg/Sweden
2017 Shaman Walking, Ignacio Pérez Pérez (Global Art Performance Walks) Body Landscapes; Performance Festival in Copenhagen
2016 The Voice and Identity, Benny Nemerofsky, Valand, Göteborg/Sweden
2019 5 days summer course in sound art, Munka Ljungby Folkhögskola, teacher Helena Juréen
2018 Nov-dec Participating in Course in Deep Listening/Pauline Oliveros, Copenhagen by the certified leader, composer Morten Svenstrup.
Voice performance solo 1998-2013
2013 The Spring, The Poetry festival in Västernorrland 15 years jubilée, Härnösand
2013 Earthlove, Solo festival, Teater Trixter, Gothenburg
2008 Eating Sounds - a dinner. (Tomelilla sees red, a different christmas display)
Kulturmagasinet Österlen 360 grader/Tomelilla Kommun
2008 So this is how you can be walking and falling at the same time, Live performance and sound collage/On the edge of Beauty (I-IV)
vocal Felicia Konrad, sound design; Mats Persson. Galleri Kulturum, Hammenhög, Österlen.
2008 Lost in the wood? Night church, Johanneskyrkan, Malmö
2007 My secret little box with my secret little voice. On behalf of The Poetryfestival in Västernorrland, Härnösand
2007 Foster – from female dinghies to primal roar. Participation in the exhibition Woman -Night and City, theme crime prevention art and design by the network, Magma, Gallery night Malmö.
2007 Nothing is missing Poems by Shinkichi Takahashi, Stavkyrkan at Mannaminne/Höga Kusten.
On behalf of the 'Norrländska' Writer's Union/Norrlands Literary societies
2007 'I catch my breath'. Dance festival TRANSIT - City in movement, Memory Wax, Malmö.
2007 Lost in the woods? On behalf of the artist; Johan Gaellman, Galleri The Basement, Västerås.
2007 I am sitting here practicing to die. (Döden, döden Sjöbo Art Hall)
On behalf of the artists in the exhibition; Sophia Callmer, Ylva Lundquist, Lina Karna Kippel, Anja Richardt Krabbe.
2006 I sit down in the shy chair, Möllevångsfestivalen/Malmö.
2006 When I was a child I had a budgerigar named Chico, Galleri Pictura, Lund, Opening/Featherpoultry
2002 Mouthpiece, Box Art Hall, (curator Åsa Bergdahl) Scenografi and installation by the artist Anita Wohlén. With Support from
The Region of Norrland (also at the Festival Fritt Forum 2002, Gothenburg).
2000 Iron Voice, Forsbacka Bruk yearly art exhibition
(Also participating in the SV/FEA documentary film by Daniel Berenais.
1998 3xJesus. At Gränslöst/art festival, The Region Museum in Västernorrland.
Performance/poetry/exhibition collaborations 1998 - 2013
2013 Improviso, The Day of Dance, Danscentrum Malmö, together with Mayte Vamos, butoh dancer.
2011 Calls; Performance at the opening of Jordberga Art expo, Curator Alexandra Kostrubala
Trapets (Felicia Konrad och Mats Persson) also exhibiting the sound piece The Field.
2008 Breathing Light - a music performance with Annika Jessen, clarinet, at the 10 years jubilée of the Poetry Festival in Västernorrland
2004 Mothers on the rock, Kulturbrott, Öland, together with the artist Lisa W. Carlson.
2001 Förlåt, together with the artist Lisa W. Carlsson, The Poetry Festival in Västernorrland.
2000/2001 Sound collage Membran, a part of the Exhibition 'Sikt genom sly' Sight to Sly, De Wahl, Björkman och Lundqvist, Kulturmagasinet, Sundsvall, Arbetets Museum, Norrköping. Live performance at the Openings.
On behalf of the artist Janne Björkman.
1999 Recitatör, tour, Garmarna plays music by Hildegard von Bingen.
On behalf of Music in Västernorrland.
1999 You provoke me in violent reruns, together with the flamenco singer Rogelio de Badajoz, The Poetry Festival in Västernorrland.
1998 Minnie the Vampire, The opening at The Faces of Power, exhibition of the artist Anita Wohlén
at the Region Museum in Västernorrland. On behalf and in collaboration by the artist.
1999 I was one of the initiators and also the first project leader for Poesifestivalen in Härnösand/PoesY Västernorrland, which lasted 1999 -2016.
It expanded and became a festival that happened in the whole region. I performed several times there but also worked as a presenter during the years.
1993-94 Performed poetry and music regularly with the guitarist Niklas Aman, the duo Blue Orange
1993-94 Assistant at Poeternas Estrad Stockholm, lead and initiated poetry workshops with theme voice
1994 Lightyears from here/Gallery Doktor Glas, Stockholm
Director, manuscript Felicia Konrad Actors: Annika Wallin Björn Wahlberg Komposer 12 minutes of water music Carin Blom
1991 Assistant Director to Bo Widerberg. No one goes free/Stig Dagerman at Malmö Stadsteater.
1987 Assistant Director to Görgen Ohlsson, Sophie Scholl, at Skånska Teatern
Grants and financial support
2020 Malmö Kulturstöd, project development support for the sound piece/installation Andas Vatten/Breathing Water
2019 Nordic Culturefond, for the short film Precious Balance Walk
2019 Boost Helsingborg, support for the mentor Jenifer Malmqvist
2019-20 Filmcenter South, Precious Balance Walk
2018 Helge Ax.son Johnsons foundation. (Voice Cloud)
2016, 2011 The Swedish Art Grants Comitté/Music.
2015 Malmö City Cultural Support (To carry water. To carry 5890 litres one day/I Still Live in Water)
2002 The Swedish Art Grants Comitté, project; 20 concerts in Västra Götaland with Konrad Band 2002.
2002 Region Västernorrland, Performance; Mouth Piece/Munstycke
2019-2020 Art Sound, Hola Folkhögskola, Sweden
2000-2002 Cultural Project Leading, Kulturverkstan, Gothenburg, Sweden
2002 Music and Management, The Royal College of Music, Gothenburg
1999-2000 Musicology, Göteborg University
1992-1993 Method acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York and London.
1985-1986 Literary studies, Stockholm University