TAMTAM is the collaboration of Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl, active on artistic research on urban living space, with a strong interest in the audible. This is approached through a longstanding practice in city studies with field recordings, producing releases, radio broadcasts, and performances. Concurrently they also produce sound installations with a focus on the audible relationship between designed architectural space and an acoustic event in interior or exterior spaces.
TAMTAM’s instrument is, for all intents and purposes, not only a sounding object that we are well familiar with. It is also the space itself where sound lives-the acoustic and psychoacoustic fields that enable us to extend our accepted senses to hear the habitual and the quotidian as something extraordinary.