Asbjørn Blokkum Flø (b. 1973, Volda) lives and works in Oslo. Flø’s works treat sound as both meaningful communication and as purely abstract sound material, and in his works he has worked on both objects from music history and the intrinsic value of sound.
In the installation Doppelgänger (Bergen Kunsthall, 2014) the materiality of sound and sounding metal objects are the center of attention while rain as a sonic and climatic phenomenon was the starting point for the site-specific sound installation Electric Rain (2018), exhibited at Atelier Nord in Oslo. These works are within a critical sound art tradition, but Flø’s works are more often sensual and immediate.
Fløs works have been shown, performed and presented at, among others, DEAF (Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands), ICMC (International Computer Music Conference, Denton, USA), NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Baton Rouge, USA), Synthése (International Festival of electronic music and sonic art, Bourges, France), Sound around Kaliningrad (International Forum of Experimental Music and Sound Art, National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Kaliningrad, Russia), Prix Italia (Prix Italia, Radio Television Italiana, Italy), Ars Acustica (EBU Ars Acustica Group, European Broadcasting Union), and Bergen Kunsthall, Henie-Onstad Art Center, Kunstnernes hus, Atelier Nord, Ultima, Borealis Festival, Ibsen Festival, Ekko Festival and Greenland Chamber Music Festival in Norway.