beepblip (Ida Hiršenfelder) is a sound artist and archivist based in Ljubljana. She makes bleepy, immersive psychogeographical soundscapes through the use of analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. She is interested in the history of media, archives and their disappearance, media archeology, and the philosophy of temporality. In the context of sound art, Hiršenfelder is specifically interested in bioacoustics and microtonal music. She composes experimental soundscapes by means of of analogue electronics, field recordings, and computer manipulations.
Hiršenfelder was a member of Theremidi Orchestra (2011-2017) DIY sound collective, performing in over 30 concerts on many international platforms for media art such as CT-SWaM & Eyebeam (New York), LiWoLi (Linz), Piksel (Bergen), Spektrum (Berlin), Share (New York), Radiona (Zagreb), Zagorje Noise Fest International (Trbovlje), Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova – U3 (Ljubljana), Artos (Nicosia), KSEVT (Vitanje), Kino Šiška (Ljubljana).
Hiršenfelder is an advocate and user of free and open source software. She was a curator and advisor at the Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory (2010-2014) and a co-founders of ČIPke Initiative for Women with a Sense for Technology, Science and Art with artist Saša Spačal, with whom she also collaborated on a production of two sound installations and a sound album.
Hiršenfelder collaborates with media artist Robertina Šebjanič and sound artist Aleš Hieng – Zergon on a series of chemical sound installations Sound Disposition / Crystal Gardens and Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden. The latter was presented at many shows including Ars Electronica (2016) on The Radical Atoms and the Alchemists of Our Time. She is a member of Jata C band (with Brane Zorman, Boštjan Perovšek, Bojana Šaljič Podešva, OR poiesis) for bioacoustics in the production of radioCona (Steklenik – Gallery for Sound, Bioacustics and Art).
Hiršenfelder’s solo albums Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 (2019) and Noise for Strings, Vol. 2 (2020) were published by Kamizdat label.
The Agosto Foundation artist in residence program is supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.