acoustic interventions

studies of acoustic spaces. recordings from scored or improvised site-specific sound actions




'transduction twentyfifteen', a short film featuring sound recordings by: John Grzinich, Simon Whetham, Eamon Sprod, Jim Haynes, Rostislav Rekuta, Dawn Scarfe and Yiorgis Sakellariou.

transduction twentyfifteen : short film







A collection of stories from six arts who have different experiences regarding sound and listening in the Baltic States.

sound stories from the baltics



sonic scratch cycles
"Sonic Scratch Cycles" an audio performance and exhibition piece made in collaboration with EKU

sonic scratch cycles





quelle tower muggenhof
During the week of April 11-17th, I spent the week in an area of Nuremberg known as Muggenhof, as part of a mini-Tuned City event.

the sounds of Muggenhof





What you hear is a live sound mix made in my backyard using both live mics and contact mics, run simultaneously through a portable mixer. No post-processing or composing was done. The video was edited from hand held material recorded on a cheap panasonic digital camera. More videos available on […]

tape, wind and wire soundmix #1



I finally managed to visit a curious location in a forest in south Estonia and discovered that it indeed was one of the former soviet nuclear missile silos. As I’ve seen, most missile bases were mobile launching pads for missiles that were stored on trucks in bunkers. In this location […]

subterranean soviet silos


Last week MoKS hosted Klima, a 5 day performance event conducted by polymedia artist Mike Hentz. Apart from numerous actions, excursions and exercises there was a good deal of attention on working with sound. Mike requested the non-renovated part of MoKS be used somehow so we decided to fill it […]

hay room improvisation




more archive material… this time from my first visit to the Stazione Topolo festival 1999, in Friuli Italy, just over the border from Slovenia. I developed and presented the first edition of the Resonance Ensemble project. This is a recording of the installation I made using local ceramic roof tiles […]

stazione topolo 1999


Extended greetings and creativity to all in the coming year. I passed the turning tide with a great group of old and new friends, in and out of doors. This recording was made on the first of a three day NoYears event held at MoKS. While drifting into the empty […]

open closure, old and new year


Live in-situ sound action made in the hollow metal shell of an electrical substation on lake Peipsi near the russian border. The participants are Eamon Sprod (tarab), Maksims Shentelevs, Kaspars Kalnins and myself.

revenant : saaropera



revenant : podra With Yannick Dauby, John Grzinich, Maksims Shentelevs Live unedited recorded made on the evening of June 13th, 2007 in southeastern Estonia. It was mid-June and the white nights of the north were in full swing. We set out looking for a location to explore and ended up […]

revenant : podra


sound workshop for youth, rev. 3 Last week I gave a sound workshop which was part of a summer theater camp for youth in Mooste. The camp was held for the first time so there was plenty to be learned especially when trying to collaborate with the other workshops (drama, […]

sound workshops for youth




Radio show production based on some of my recordings in Nodar during my residency at Binauralmedia. This show was broadcast live on Resonance FM in London on Sunday June 8th, 2008. I have now made the show will also be available to listen to: /*framework*/ – phonography / field recording; […]

john grzinich : framework afield


This past weekend I was in Riga to visit the Sound Forest festival. I could write about my impressions of the festival but I won’t. While there were a few good performances I enjoyed more the side activities that came with visiting friends in Riga. As is often the case […]

of coastal tanks and inland bunkers


In April of 2008 I spent a month at the Binauralmedia residency in Nodar, Portugal. My interest was to carry out a sonic and visual survey of the landscape around the local village through a series of site-specific recording sessions. In particular I compared and contrasted the geographic lines caused […]

nodar flowlines




a workshop and performance event Participants: John Grzinich, Siim Angerpikk, Toomas Thetloff, Evelyn Müürsepp, Anna Hints, Merili Sulg, Liina Lepik, Sveta Bogomolova, Mari Jõgiste, Maarja-Liisa Plats Workshop Dates: Sun-Wed 13.1.08 – 17.1.08 17.1 public performance – Eesti Rahva Museeum (Estonian National Museum) In asking the question, “What is the sound […]

what is the sound of 21st century folk music?


Riga Sound Locations was a four day workshop that took place at various spaces around the city of Riga, Latvia. The project starts with the concept of site-specific artistic activity while integrating contemporary sound recording practices that cover areas of ‘performance’, ‘field recording’, ‘improvisation’ and ‘documentation’. With the site being […]

Riga Sound Locations