Gob Squad awarded the Silver Lion

Gob Squad have been awarded a Silver Lion at La Biennale di Venezia 2024, recognising 30 years of performance work. Wonderful news! You can read about the award here. We will open the 52nd Festival with the first of two performances of Creation (Pictures For Dorian), on June 15th at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale. I

archival reworks vol.3

Music for two installation projects. Tracks 1-5 are from Gob Squad´s video installation “Elephants In Rooms” that premiered in the foyer of HAU1 in Berlin on the 3rd of June 2022 and continued until June 9th. It features Jeff McGrory on guitar and FX. More information can be found on my website – chrisumney.com/elephants-in-rooms/ Tracks

The Golden Records Studios

During the summer of 2022 I created the sound design for a series of podcasts called “The Golden Records Studios” for Matthaei & Konsorten. I had previously worked with the company and their director Lukas Matthaei on the Die Sumpfgeborene performance film at the beginning of 2021. The podcasts, which are in German, can now

archival reworks vol.2

Volume 2 features three long drone pieces from the summer of 2021. Inspired by my partner Justyna, this period marked the beginning of my interest in using specific frequencies as starting points for developing drone pieces. This month´s photo is from a hotel room in Vancouver. It was taken in 2009 on the same round-the-world

archival reworks

Around the time of my birthday in March this year, I decided that I would mark my sixtieth year by releasing six volumes of music before I turn sixty-one in 2024. Whether I´m at home or traveling, I´m always making music. Some of the resulting sketches are developed for projects that I´m working on but

Elephants In Rooms

From the 3rd until the 9th of June Gob Squad will present a new video installation in the foyer of HAU1 in Berlin. For this project I reworked music that I originally composed with Jeff McGrory as Animal Magic. I have also created some additional sound design for the piece. Edits of the musical content

Das stille Leben der verlorenen Dinge

For most of November I’ve been creating the sound design for “Das stille Leben der verlorenen Dinge (The Quiet Living Of Lost Things)”, an installation at the Kunstverein Wagenhalle in Stuttgart. Combining site-specific performance, installation, live radio play and object theatre, it tells the story of a one-armed 15-year-old-girl who embarks on a fantastical journey.

Creatures Of Stillness

On Monday September 6th there will be a memorial event at HKW in Berlin to celebrate the life of my very good friend Jeff McGrory, who sadly passed away in December of last year. I first met Jeff ten years ago when I began working with Gob Squad, the Berlin-based arts collective. Very soon after,


I’m featured on the new album from Kröter released today, May 16th 2021. It was recorded in Berlin at the Oktofon Cabin in April 2018. You can listen / buy it here from their Bandcamp site.

Labruja (Tzara Music)

On October 2nd 2020 I will release the first album on my new Tzara Music Bandcamp page. You can find a link to it here. Labruja features myself and the Vienna based musician and long time collaborator Richard Harvey under our LuTz moniker. Recorded in northern Portugal in the late summer of 2019 Labruja continues