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Rolf Julius | the artist






The artist Rolf Julius
Born 1939, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
Died Jan 21 2011, , .
Style and technique of the artist: Installation art,

Julius was born in Germany in 1939 and studied fine art in Bremen. In the mid-1970s, he began using sound alongside his visual practice. Later he moved to Berlin and became an important figure in that city’s budding sound art scene, participating in 1980’s Für Augen Und Ohren, one of Europe’s first major sound art exhibitions. Over the course of a thirty-year career, Julius’s performances and low-volume sonic sculptures and installations developed an approach that became highly influential on a younger generation of sound artists.


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Three pair of speakers, mounted high and low on the Mattress Factory, are aimed in various directions. From each set of speakers come a distinct element of the music Julius has composed for the space...

Concert for a Frozen Lake

The first UK exhibition by German artist Rolf Julius and Japanese artist Miki Yui, Lost Sounds is a collaborative experiment in sound performance and installation, exploring sounds, the environment, objects and one’s visual and acoustic perception...

Suzuki has presented vanguard sound events and installations, including performances using an instrument he calls the “analapos,” both within and without Japan since the 1960s, and is said to be one of the pioneers of sound installation in Japan. Julius has produced works in the borderline region between music and art since around 1975, and his Small Music series has received international acclaim from those in the fields of contemporary art and music for calling the origins of sound and vision into question...

For a long time I’ve been thinking about how to create spaces into which one can retreat, where one can find quiet, where one can see, hear, where one is able to concentrate, where one is isolated from the world around but still is able to participate in it…by means of art or music or both – Rolf Julius, 1987