More Instinct Than Science
Interview with Dutch installation artist Peter Bosch
In summer 2015, Michael Palumbo interviewed artists involved with the 9th Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium and the 17th edition of the Sound Travels festival for Making Waves, a radio programme on sound art produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for WGXC at the Wave Farm in Acra, New York. Palumbo speaks with Peter Bosch prior to TIES 2015, where the Bosch & Simons work Mirlitones was exhibited and performed. This interview originally aired on the 11 July 2015 broadcast of Making Waves.
Since 1987 Peter Bosch and Simone Simons have created installations in museums, at international symposiums and in concert halls around the world. Their best-known piece is Krachtgever, which received a Golden Nica at the 1998 Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria). Other projects include Cantan un Huevo, awarded at the 29th Concours International de Bourges (2002) and Aguas Vivas, awarded a mention at VIDA 6.0 (2003) in Madrid. In 2012 they premiered Mirlitones, commissioned by DordtYart in Dordrecht (Holland) and Wilberforces during the Winter Sparks exhibition at FACT in Liverpool (UK). Mirlitones was shown in a new, improved form at the ICMC 2013 in Perth/Fremantle and at the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art (Toronto, 2015). Peter Bosch studied psychology at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam (1976–83) and thereafter studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (1986–87). Since 1997 Bosch & Simons work and live in Valencia, Spain.