the third track (= min 0 – 6:34 from from STE-000 2.wav)
The first two track from yesterday (created from STE-000 1.wav)
A little detail about yesterday’s jam: we were using a Macumbista FuzzTone SoundBox – they are built in miniseries by Dennis Holzer and are real monsters in sound and playing. Here is a small snapshot: Fuzz Box and lumanoise v.02, a light controlled analog synth, which was also used in the jam (details to lumanoise v.02)
The files of the jam will soon be available here.
In contrast to the Bogota jam session we had a different arrangement of instruments and recorded the session with microphones. One musical analogue – circuit bended instrument had its own speaker configuration and required to be outside the mixer. Besides that we had granular synthesizers, samplers, and an optical synth toy.
We played with a variety of samples. Many of them are from the Berlin and Germany historical archival. Other ones are from some historical tapes recently discovered at the Raymond Scott archive. Still others are from field recordings from Boston, Cambridge, Oslo. For this session we left outside deliberately any recording and sample from Colombia.
After more than 140 minutes of music making we had to interrupt the jam. A neighbor requested that we stop making “Gruselige Musik” (“scary music”) in the building. We could probably continue to play but decided to leave the jam session there. The neighbor seemed to be seriously concerned and afraid of the sounds he was listening from the apartment above the little home studio where we were jamming. This is Berlin and we are not in 1990s anymore. Moreover, this was just an evening of a sunny and warm early autumn Tuesday.
A great tribute to Mika Vainio on residentadvisor.net – with an overview of his works at the bottom of the page.
I am sad.
Inspired by a three hour emission by Deutschlandfunk i started to research about Conrad Schnitzler. Paraphrasing the intro text:
A Long Night About Conrad Schnitzler
Sometimes even music comes out
By Beate and Stefan Becker
Chirping, bubbling, flickering: it sounds like factory sirens, sometimes like a chattering train. Intermedia artist Conrad Schnitzler mixes all these sounds into new music. As a craftsman without musical education, he becomes an important “sound worker” – and is regarded as one of the pioneers of the electronic music scene of the 1970s.
Conrad Schnitzler (1937 – 2011) was inspired by the new music from Cage to Stockhausen. In 1968 he opened the first underground club in Berlin with Zodiak as a space for happenings, theater and music performances.
Here two short portraits:
Here you find a huge listing of videos and sounds available in the web: http://fancymoon.com/con_s/video.shtml
A tram trip followed by a bus journey through Communist East Berlin, East Germany shortly before the Iron Curtain was ripped from top to bottom, with views of contemporary cars, lorries, buses & trams along the way.
Best comment: If somebody asks if that has been captured by mobile phone, I will die :)))
Enter. Return. We are back. It was a long ride. But we are arriving in time. In sound. On the net and distributed.