Info / CV


Artist statement
Sebastian Six is an multidisciplinary Artist. Acoustic experiments in connection with items of everyday life, sculptural assemblages and the physical element of sound are the main aspects of his musical and visual compositions. The works deal with moments where noise becomes music and the difference between hearing and active listening is explored. In his Performances he works with a lot different ways to generate Sounds, from everyday objects over self built instruments to typical sound equipment. So he creates delicate improvised experimental music which oscillates between experiment, session and concept.
Since 2004, he works together with Clemens Mairhofer, Lucas Norer in the artist collective FAXEN furthermore he is co-founder of the artist-run-gallery bb15 in Linz.

Vita

Sebastian Six is a installation, sound artist Lives and works in Linz, Austria

1980 Born in Vöcklabruck
1995 – 1998 HTBLA for luthier in Hallstatt /AT
2004 – 2011 Academic studies: Experimental Visual Design at The University of Art and Design Linz/AT
2011 Master’s degree: Master of fine art at The University of Art and Design Linz/AT
Since 2004 collaborating with Clemens Mairhofer and Lucas Norer as art collective FAXEN (http://faxen- collective.net)
Since 2008 founder of the record label lauthals (www.lauthals.org)
Since 2009 co-founder and organizer of the artist-run-gallery bb15 in Linz (http://bb15.at)

Scholarships, Awards and Residencies

2018
– Grant, LinzEXPOrt 2018
Residence in Agder Kunstsenter | Kristiansand/NO | 02. – 26.08.2018
Domus Artium – Guest Atelier Upper Austria | Paliano, Rome/IT | 01. – 31.05. 2018
2017
Work In Common, Micro Residency | Primary, Nottingham/UK | 6. – 10.11.2017
– BJCEM Stipend, Bundeskanzleramt, AT
2015
– Subnet AIR Stipend, Subnet Plattform für Medienkunst und experimentelle Technologien, Salzburg
– Grant, LinzEXPOrt 2015
2014
– The Future Fund of the Republic of Austria – Artist in Residency Genua/IT, Network of Cities for Artistic Creation
– Grant, LinzEXPOrt 2014
– Art Price Vereins Freunde des Lentos, Lentos, Linz
2013
– Grant, LinzEXPOrt 2013
2012
– Annual grant for graduate students, The University of Art and Design Linz/AT
2011
– 2nd Prize Kunstsammlung Art Collection, Linz/AT
– Grant, Linz Impuls, Linz/AT 2010
Exhibitions

2018
Bregenz Biennale 2018 | Brezenz/AT | Summer 2018
Sommerfrische reloaded 2018 | Wohnzimmergalerie, Seewalchen/AT | 14.7. – 9.9.2018
sonic objections | Bildraum Bodensee/AT | 29.5. – 28.6.2018
In The Works | Salzamt, Linz/AT | 18.4 – 4.5.2018
Heimliches Arbeiten beginnt | Schaustelle, Vienna/AT | 22. – 31.3.2018 (Solo)
minus 20 degree | Flachau/AT | 8. – 10.2.2018
2017
A Vocabulary of Noise | bb15, Linz/AT | 23. + 26.9.2017
Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale | Tirana/AL | 4. – 9.5.2017
Floating Sound Gallery | Moscow/RU | 23.4.2017
True Blue News | Salzamt Linz/AT | 5.4.2017
2016
Rythm and Decay | Kunsthalle Linz/AT | 22.11. – 22.12.2016 (Solo)
Notes on tomorrow | Kristiansand/NOR | 26.9. – 7.11.2016
subnet2015 Presentation | Schmiede, Hallein/AT | 21.9.2016
Notes on tomorrow | Kaunas/LT | 7.6. – 15.9.2016
H:UMMMM | Hummelhofbad, Linz/AT | 9.4.2016
MENU Festival | Hradec Králové/CZ | 31.3. – 2.4.2016
2015
Listening Post | Lentos, Linz/AT | 23.10.2015 – 21.2.2016
– ON AIR | Science Friction, Copenhagen/DK | 30.10. – 1.11.2015 (FAXEN Solo)
2014
Deformation der Stille | galerie5020, Salzburg/AT | 11.12.2014 – 14.2.2015
– The Memory in your Pocket | Villa Groce, Genoa/IT | 17. – 21.3.2014
Transposition.Change | NÖDOK, St. Pölten/AT | 21.3. – 27.4.2014
– Studio (take2) | Steim, Amsterdam/NL | 7. – 8.11.2014
(h)ear XL Festival | Signe/NL | 26.9. – 9.11.2014
2013
– FINE SOUND – keine medienkunst | Das Weisse Haus, Vienna/AT | 20.2. – 30.3.2013
– Klangmanifeste 2013 | Echoraum, Vienna/AT | 4.12 – 13.12.2013
– Let’s Overhear | Donaupark, Linz/AT | 22.7 – 4.8.2013
Testing the Equipment | AFG, Vienna/AT | 2.7.2013 (FAXEN Solo)
2012
– III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art | Moscow/RU | 10.7. – 19.8.2012
Alle Worte sind aus! / All words have run out! | Kunstraum Goethestrasse xtd, Linz AT | 17.10. – 14.12.2012
– Repeat please,… | SKÁLAR Centre for Sound Art and Experimental Music, Iceland/IS | 4. – 14.10.2012
– Kunst.Messe.Linz | Landesgalerie, Linz/AT | 10. – 11.11.2012
– Use Your Illusion | bb15, Linz/AT | 13. – 23.11.2012
2011
Keep An Ear On | EX3, Firenze/IT | 20. – 22.5.2011
– Resonate In Response To | Prima Kunst Container, Kiel/DE | 9.7. – 4.9.2011  (FAXEN Solo)
– Resonate In Response To | Interventionsraum, Stuttgart/DE | 24. – 27.2.2011 (FAXEN Solo)
– Double Layer | Projekt_Love | Vienna/AT | 18.11 – 09.12 2011 (FAXEN Solo)
– DDD – Die Dritte Dimension | whiteBOX, Munich/DE | 17.2. – 13.3.2011
Schools of Art Vol. II | HfBK, Dresden/DE | 20.5. – 19.6.2011
– Hörstadt Krypthophone Festival | Linz/AT | 14.11. – 6.11.2011
– Parallelwelten Jung und Alt | Kunstsammlung OÖ, Linz/AT | 7.4. – 7.5.2011
Resonate In Response To | bb15, Linz/AT | 18. – 22.10.2011
2010
– Manifesta8, Eventos Paralelos | Sala de exposiciones Muralla Bizantina, Cartagena/ES | 12.11.2010 – 6.1.2011
– TABAKFABRIK LINZ – Kunst, Architektur, Arbeitswelt | Nordico, Linz/AT | 24.9.2010 – 23.1.2011
– Flimmern & Krachen | Projekt_Love, Vienna/AT | 9. – 23.4.2010
– Reclaiming Space ATW | Tabakfabrik, Linz/AT | 2.9. – 11.9.2010
– BEST OF 2010 | Tabakfabrik, Linz/AT | 5. – 14.11.2010
2009
Sound Characters | Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck/AT | 23.1. – 7.3.2009
– Normalzustand – Festival der Regionen | Auwiesen, Linz/AT | 9.5. – 1.6.2009
Concerts and Performances

2018
with Fred Frith & Gis Orchestra | Wels/AT | 19.2.2018
Zentrale.Jetzt | Vienna/AT | 3.2.2018
2017

ZeitEins, Happening | Altenhof/AT | 5.9.2017
Purred Noise Soup | Signal Zirkus, Vienna/AT | 16.3.2017
Purred Noise Soup | bb15, Linz/AT | 7.3.2017
2016
sixbus at Offcity – Clear To Land | Pardubice/CZ | 17.12.2016
Sushi Sounds | gruentaler9, Berlin/DE | 30.9.2016
Interacting Art | Raumschiff, Linz/AT | 7.9.2016
sixbus at MENU Festival | Hradec Králové/CZ | 31.3.2016
2015
– Art University Linz/AT |
2014
Double Layer (live) at F6/Stanice Pardubice | Pardubice/CZ | 13.6.2014
– with MMMK | Perspektiven, Attersee/AT | 5.6.2014
with Julian Day | Opening Julian Day, bb15, Linz/AT | 28.10.2014
2013
– Untitled | das weisse haus, Wien/AT | 17.3.2013
– with Couscous | Mehrkanal, Linz/AT | 6.5.2013
– with Couscous | OKH, Vöcklabruck/AT | 13.4.2013
2012
– Double Layer (live) | Rotate Festival, Innsbruck/AT | 28.7.2012
2011
– Double Layer (live) | Interventionsraum, Stuttgart/DE | 24.2.2011
mehr kanal #5 |University, Linz/AT | 6.6.2011
2010
– Ars Electronica, Soft Bodies | Tabakfabrik, Linz/AT | 03.9.2010
– ALMOST IN PASSING
 | DogzStar, Istanbul/TR | 2.4.2010
– May He Hetal? | Club Moozak Fluc, Wien/AT | 28.7.2010
2009
– autark labelnight | Rhiz, Vienna/AT | 15.2.2009
– autark labelnight | Fluc, Vienna/AT | 19.2.2009
– Sound Characters | Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck/AT | 6.3.2009
– Appetite for Destruction | Rother Krebs, Linz/AT | 10.4.2009
– qujOchÖ im exil | Zentralcafe K4, Nürnberg/DE | 30.10.2009
– May He Hetal? | Parque del Sole Festival, St. Pölten/AT
2008
– q_trigger | quitch, Linz/AT | 18.6.2008
– May He Hetal? | p.m.k, Innsbruck/AT | 22.11.2008

Publications and Discography

2018
Various Artists – Soundmaps For the Dreamer Volume II | File, Comp. | Sonospace
2017
Various Artists –  drop & recover | File, Comp. | IFAR Musique Concrète
– Aus Tirana Austria | Catalogue | Sonderzahl 2017 | ISBN 978 3 85449 478 2
Various Artists – overview syncopations | File, Compilation | IFAR Musique Concrète
2016
Various Artists – Brink Compilation Life/Death | File, Comp. | Brink
2015
– bb15 exhibitions 2012 / 2014 | Catalogue
six bus – Feldsaiten | File, Album | Lauthals
2014
– Astebianix – Apocajam | Lauthals
2013
– Repeate, Please… | edition of 400 pcs. | Catalogue
2012
– Alle worte sind aus | Catalogue
– Kracherl – Kopfresektion | File, EP | Lauthals
2011
– bb15 exhibitions 2009 / 2011 | Catalogue
– manifesta 8, Eventos paralelos | Catalogue
– DDD Die Dritte Dimension | Catalogue
sixbus – I-L | File, EP | Lauthals
2010
– Various Artists – Playground | CD | autark Netlabel
– Astebianix – The lost denk-mal tapes | File, Album | Lauthals
2009
– Various Artists – 10 | File, Comp. | autark Netlabel, aa10
2007
– Wir müssen weiter denken als unsere Pistolen schießen | Ed. Andrea van der Straeten
– May He Hetal? – Realoase | File, Album | Autark Netlabel