sound installation
field recordings by Gerald Fiebig
machine noises, gas
digital processing and composition by Gerald Fiebig/EMERGE

"post-industrial" was part of the exhibition at Grenzenlos Festival
4.6. - 15.6.2014 at Apparatehaus, Gaswerk Augsburg
curated by 38/40
thanks to Christa Spaniol and Manuel Schedl

photography and design by EMERGE

former available as CD-R
limited edition 12 copies / SOLD OUT !


released July 2, 2014

Gerald Fiebig and EMERGE created this 39-minute composition as an installation loop for an art exhibition in a former gas works in Augsburg, the homebase of attenuation circuit. Using heavily processed sounds of industrial machinery and the hissing of gas, they create a piece of subdued ambient music that enacts the transition from analogue/concrete to digital/immaterial that also charatecterises many aspects of contemporary society.

Like many other places in Augsburg, the former gasworks still resonate with the spirit of the ‘classical’ industrial age, today a thing of the past in many ways. In many production processes, heavy machinery has been replaced by seemingly elusive digital operations. The sound installation by Gerald Fiebig and EMERGE uses various sound sources to represent this (supposed) “de-materialisation”: Thanks to digital processing, machine noises from the historical Eberle factory building in the neighbouring Pfersee district interweave with the sound of gas, an industrial product that is elusive by nature. The resulting ghost music was created especially for an exhibition by artists’ group 38/40.

File under: ambient, sound art




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