Ida Hiršenfelder

Bio

Ida Hiršenfelder (1977) a.k.a. beepblip is a Ljubljana, Slovenia based archivist and sound artist. Her solo album Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 (2019) and Noise for Strings, Vol. 2 (2020) were published by Kamizdat label (https://kamizdat.bandcamp.com). She makes immersive bleepy psychogeographical soundscapes by use of analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. She is interested in bioacoustics, experimental and microtonal music.
She is employed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM on projects related to digital archives.
She is an advocate and user of free and open-source software. She is a member of Jata C, a bioacoustic lap-top quintet together with OR poesis, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šalić Podešva and Brane Zorman. She was a member of an experimental sound collective Theremidi Orchestra (2011-2017). She was a curator and advisor at Ljudmila, Ljubljana Art and Science Laboratory (2010-2014). Together with media artist Saša Spačal, she was a co-founder of ČIPke, Initiative for Women with a Sense for Technology, Science and Art at RAMPA Lab – Kersnikova Institute (2013-2016). With Spačal she also created a series of sonoseismic installations: Crust (2014) & Earth (2015-2017). She collaborates with media artist Robertina Šebjanič and sound artist Aleš Hieng – Zergon on a series of chemical sound installations: Sound Disposition / Crystal Gardens (2019) and Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden (2015-2016). Prior, she was a journalist at Dnevnik and Radio Študent. She writes texts on feminism, contemporary art, media art and archives for local and international magazines.

Ida Hiršenfelder