.. to focus all imaginable sensory perception, as if under a burning glass, thereby transforming it into the audible realm
In „Disturbed Waltz“ I use 3 waltz themes, as well as voice fragments of public figures. An automated voice speaks the dance instructions.
The splinters of men’s and women’s voices interweave with each other, with the music and the sounds to form a complex structure.
The basic idea of this composition is to lead the listeners into a world of ambivalence and controversial feelings, a sonic journey characterized by a mixture of familiarity and strangeness.
Thinking about sound
This piece is a kind of work report. Sound from all possible sources is exhibited, questioned and mixed.
Is it possible to compose a still life in the acoustic area? To capture the essential energy in an infinite loop? Music and sound exist in the flow of time. An acoustic still life is a contradiction per se. This composition is created in this field of tension.
The integrated language is intended as a kind of acoustic subtitles, a guide through the piece.
A free acoustic figuration.
Artificial or real?
„Liberty – a game“ manipulates sound concepts and questions the listener’s perception.
The compositional approach: I use sound fragments as if they were musical instruments.
Musical landmarks are only fragmentarily present and are blended with noise-sounds and media-splinters. A sound-trip on the border between inner and outer worlds.
Structures dissolve one another. Virtual and physical event worlds communicate with each other.
Animal noises remind us of fairy tale figures, seduce us into the world of myth.
In the mounting and mixing process, each noise, each musical fragment and each silence temporarily fulfill an informing function, but in the next instant withdraw from just having had any meaning.
In this piece „Looted Cityscape“ social structures dissolve one another. Virtual and actual event worlds communicate with each other. Sound material: a melody played on a toy instrument, spoken choral fragments, sounds discovered in a city.
Broken pieces of a wind band, prayers, swaths of fog over cool ground. An oath of nature and our alliance with the elements earth, air, water and fire.
These fragments are an homage to Summer – sound-snapshots of intense moments of fugitive moods.
Pictorial expression is essential, as well as brevity, density and economy of sound material used in these acoustical miniatures, which have been assembled from bits of music, little noises and background sounds, which in turn have been extracted from remembered, supposed and dreamed mood moments.
Proposal for the Work Overture Project IMEB Bourges 2008 (from revolts to revolutions)
The waltz was a sign of social revolution.
This „grinding“ waltz (in the sense of a hurdy-gurdy) just never gets off the ground.
The soundmaterial consists of: One sample of two waltz measures, one improvising voice, some noises.
What is happiness? Does broken glass bring luck? The predominant idea seems to be that the noise which is made by smashing glass conjures good luck and drives evil spirits away. An acoustical track hunt. Two waltzes by Johannes Brahms form the musical point of departure.
Voice and accordeon: Fränzi Madörin
The acoustical memory, the audio archive in head and body. Recollected melodic and motion fragments are mounted into sketches, short acoustical poems. Interpretation suggestions and tempo markings of movements of musical works form the spoken material. The fairy waves her magic wand and comments.
This acoustical poem confronts us with the fragility and mortality of the body, with the subtle signs which it radiates, as
well as with hidden beauties, which appear unexpectedly.
Audio point of departure is the Theme of the E-flat major Variations by Robert Schumann. The singer heard the melody through headphones and improvised upon it.
Text: Friedrich Leopold, Count of Stolberg-Stolberg
Point of departure for this sailboat trip is Opus 72 by Franz Schubert.
By the use of analog and digital electronics we sail
on a sea of fantasy and distance ourselves step by step from the original. The landing is uncertain..
The dance of bodies and material. The motion of sound producing bodies and material is composed with sound fragments and economically used electronics into a little Suite in 13 movements. Johannes Brahms‘ Waltz in A-flat major, opus 39, no. 15 serves as musical point of departure.
Voice: Saadet Türköz
A reflection on the separation of the body on the one hand and musical happening on the other.
Merging of music and body. Important elements mould acoustical material at the limit of musicality: disturbing sounds, leftover sounds, sounds of seemingly secondary importance, noise and silence, as well as the expressive realm of sound-producing movement: stamping, creaking, sighing, rattling ….
(Corpo libero – suono libero)
Voice: Saadet Türköz
Musical garbage, noise and silence and the human body, which manipulated and conditioned itself, recollects strengths and attempts to free itself. The intimate nearness of creative and destructive expressive potentials.