roswitha von den driesch / jens-uwe dyffort

Roswitha von den Drisch (* 1964) and Jens-Uwe Dyffort (* 1967) live in Berlin and have worked together since 1996.


Dyffort studied composition with Franz Martin Olbrisch and Walter Zimmermann at Berlin University of the Arts.


Von den Driesch studied architecture in Mainz and free art with Inge Mahn at the Berlin-Weissensee Academy of Art while attending seminars at the Electro-acoustical Studio of Berlin Technical University. The two artists won the German Klangkunst Prize in 2006. ?






The acoustical palimpsest

'Normally I feel that the locations and spaces I move in are distinct and well-defined. I know where my kitchen is, and I recognise my street and the house I live in. But what happens when the interplay of my ordering system no longer coincides with the events around me?'

(Roswitha von den Driesch & Jens-Uwe Dyffort)


We're accustomed to defining spaces optically and describing routes with visual landmarks. Nobody says, 'Go straight ahead until you hear the robin and turn left where the jackhammer drowns out the police siren'. In contrast Roswitha von den Driesch and Jens-Uwe Dyffort, two Berlin sound-artists who have been working together since 1996 and who won the German 'Klangkunst' Award in 2006, create acoustical spaces that counteract the alleged certainties of visual perception. more

produced by

Deutscher Musikrat gemeinnützige Projekt-
gesellschaft mbH


Zeitgenössische Musik

Weberstraße 59, 53113 Bonn

P 02 28 - 20 91 170
F 02 28 - 20 91 200

curators of the exhibition

Stefan Fricke,

Johannes S. Sistermanns