Raumpunkte

by ZANDER/FIEBIG

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Location:
Rehearsal room (1-11)
H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst (12)

Date:
7 May, 2011 (1-11), 21 May, 2011 (12)

Concept:
Using Buddha Machines to mark acoustic points in the room and improvising along with them. In concert, the acoustics of the museum function like an echo chamber to process the sounds.

Sources:
Buddha Machines, kalimba, electronics, samples, prepared electric guitar

Commissioned by Dr. Thomas Elsen for H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst

www.geraldfiebig.net

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released June 21, 2014

Commissioned to play an extremely resonant museum hall in a converted textile factory, electroacoustic improv duo Gerhard Zander and Gerald Fiebig develop a set of slowly interweaving loops and textures. While the performers play as softly as possible using Buddha Machines, a kalimba, a prepared electric guitar, and samplers, the echoes and ambient sounds of the room add a grainy yet meditative, Rolf Julius-like quality to their small sounds.

For the concert at H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst (Centre for Contemporary Art) in Augsburg, Germany, Zander/Fiebig set up several Buddha Machines around the performance space and then played along with the loops from these acoustic landmarks reflected in the title “Raumpunkte” (‘space points’). The full 30-minute performance is documented on track 12. Tracks 1 to 11 feature excerpts from the preparatory stages of the performance. Captured in the intimate acoustics of a rehearsal room with the same sound sources, these recordings display a more motoric, slightly noisier character than the more static, almost installation-like concert. Comparison between ‘Raumpunkte’ and the eleven tracks of “Modellversuch 1:100” (‘Small-Scale Tests 1:100’) makes for an earwitness account of how acoustics can shape the music improvised inside the room.

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