Séamus O'Donnell (LifeLoop) is a sound artist living in Berlin since 1994. His work includes numerous projects in the field of sound and media art, experimental radio and live improvisation. He is Co-initiator of the series of experimental music concerts in Salon Bruit Berlin, which regularly organizes events since 2002 and over the years has been involved in many different temporary radio projects (such as Ersatzradio, RadioRiff (PDF), Reboot.FM, radioherbst, Mikro.FM, Dazwischenfunken in Potsdam, Funkwelle, Herbstradio and most recently 88Vier and Radio Einheit with Pi-Radio..
Current Projects for performance and installations
The oldest and most famous formation is noisiV, an experimental music group consisting of LifeLoop (Séamus' stage name) and Androvirus. They work with a mix of field recordings, homemade instruments and live sampling manipulation. noisiV have played at numerous international festivals and produced a series of CDs. These methods are also used by LifeLoop in certain solo performances.
In Return To Sender, radio receivers and transmitters with their own sonic characteristics and interference become the instruments of the performance or installation. With self-made mini-FM transmitters
the signal is not a sound loop travelling in the area of intervention, but a spontaneous event, resulting from collective action in perpetual movement.
In his work with reel to reel tape machines O'Donnell uses the physical shortcomings of the machines in the looping of his voice (or that of others in the case of an installation) to deconstruct and reinterpret the noise that grows from the looped voice. This is an improvisation with the transport of sound through the performing and exhibition space. In a feedback loop drones and sounds of different densities are created.
He is also working under the name DJ RamDon