Belgian artist Oosterlynck, an avant-garde figure in the field of sound art and modes of listening, discusses his practice with Mark Harwood of Penultimate Press.
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Baudouin Oosterlynck, born 1946 in Belgium, is an autodidact who started working on musical improvisations and compositions in 1970. Interested in the relationship between the eye and the ear, and the “air near silence”, Oosterlynck has worked on sound performances since 1975, on music installations since 1978, and with listening instruments since 1990. He has made more than 200 presentations in galleries, museums and contemporary music festivals worldwide, including Museo Reina Sofia, Spain; Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Germany; Saline Royale de Arc-et-Senan, France; Archipel Genève, Switzerland; and Ars Musica, Belgium.