released May 10, 2014
An hour-long electroacoustic duo improvisation featuring no-input mixing boards, effects, and prepared electric guitar, recorded live at Munich’s sound art gallery t-u-b-e in November 2009. With lots of silence between sounds, Zander/Fiebig explore a vague terrain between tones and noises, with results ranging from meditative ambience to near-catchy melodic lines.
„Using effects devices, Fiebig and Zander wrest an anstoundingly wide range of tones out of the mixing board. One seems to hear a whistling wind, a communicative alien, shrill screams, chirping birds, melancholic whales, upset monkeys, begging seals, snarling dragons, mating calls of a species yet to be created, the sound of sucking the last bubbles of air from a milk shake, or the sound one makes when peeling off a stubborn sticker with one’s fingernails,” writes Timo Lokoschat on www.abendzeitung.de
in a review of the concert documented here in its entirety. Following the netrelease “Modul 2” on the Brainhall label, “Modul 3” is the first CD album by duo Gerhard Zander/Gerald Fiebig. The booklet of the limited edition contains an essay by Gerald Fiebig on the duo’s improvisatory aesthetics (in German).