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Open Stage – 4. Zeitform

Zum 4. Mal wird mor­gen die Zeit­form stat­tfinden, das offene Kul­tur­for­mat am Salzachufer. Erlaubt ist alles, was in 7 min passt, vom Live-Painting bis zum Schmähgedicht, ganz zu schweigen von den Klas­sik­ern Lit­er­atur und Musik. Und ganz neben­bei wird es wohl etwas von Quelle und Echo zu hören geben.
Anmel­dun­gen kön­nen bis 19.15 Uhr im Lokal oder per E-Mail erfol­gen.
4. Zeitform

Zeitform – Open Stage on 30 August 2017

Eng­lish ver­sion below

Nach der zweiten gelun­genen Aus­gabe wird die Zeit­form erneut angewen­det, kön­nte man sagen. Zur wohl offen­sten Bühne der Region sind alle eige­nen Ideen willkom­men, vom Reise­bericht über kleine The­ater­stücke bis hin zu Diakunst. Das her­zliche Ambi­ente bietet im Anschluss wie immer Raum für den Aus­tausch untere­inan­der.
3. zeitform
Fol­low­ing the sec­ond suc­cess­ful edi­tion, Zeit­form is going to be applied again, so to say. Any idea of one’s own is wel­come to join the (sup­pos­edly) most open stage in the region, com­pris­ing travel jour­nals, small the­atre pieces as well as slide show art. As always, the warm-hearted atmos­phere offers room for exchange afterwards.

Open Stage Series Launched

After a vibrant pilot in June, I am launch­ing more edi­tions of the open stage event Zeit­form in Laufen, Bavaria. From light­ning pre­sen­ta­tions to exper­i­ments in music, from media art to read­ings, the stage offers a plat­form for any idea off the beaten track. Zeit­form aims at empow­er­ing the cre­ative poten­tial that lies in every­one of us.
The next edi­tion is going to be on Wednes­day, 26 July at Café Con­trast in Laufen.


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Localizing A Village

Between August and Sep­tem­ber 2016 I had the plea­sure to par­tic­i­pate in the site-specific art project ”Ortung” in the Aus­trian Alps. Liv­ing between old sta­ples, long­ing for moun­tain tops, watch­ing tra­di­tional crafts­man­ship and last but not least shar­ing sto­ries with the locals of Stuhlfelden led to pro­duc­tive weeks.

The inter­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tions with chore­o­g­ra­phers Toshiko Oka and Karl Bau­mann, media-artists Maria Morschitzky and Thomas Hörl, plus painter Diala Brisly were fruit­ful and always warm-hearted.

The sec­tion “pieces” pro­vides more infor­ma­tion on the solo set which I devel­oped along­side. Here go some snip­pets of ”Fremde Heimatfunde“.

Siberian Shopping Terror

Irkutsk Ulitsa Uritskogo

Toy ani­mals and toy sol­diers crawl­ing on the pave­ment, posh Siber­ian high heels, mega­phones announc­ing the best deals in town, music and all other signs of a con­sumers’  mess. Ulitsa Urit­skogo in Irkutsk, from one end to the other, bin­au­ral recording.

This record­ing is part of a larger series about the sound of Siberia.

Review of Kemo Listening Stethoscope


Elec­tronic kits can be worth­while for us as field record­ing geeks. This time I bought the Kemo kit for a Lis­ten­ing Stetho­scope since I was inter­ested in ampli­fy­ing the soft­est of sounds, such as wind blow­ing through the trees. For the price of 11.80 €, I was skep­ti­cal at first but with a lit­tle sol­der­ing the board works just fine. The offi­cial prod­uct descrip­tion is quite shady when they say that their device enables you to lis­ten through walls, etc. Appar­ently some­body lacked the fan­tasy of doing some­thing legal with the stethoscope.

How­ever, if you look for a quick and dirty record­ing of soft sounds, the Kemo Lis­ten­ing Stetho­scope is a good choice, since the IC’s triple op amp enhances ordi­nary sounds very well. But still, don’t expect crys­tal clear one-to-one real­is­tic record­ings, you need to be able to either fil­ter out or ignore the high fre­quency noise. Another chal­lenge is to keep the right dis­tance between mic and head­phones because the device is so sen­si­tive that it is prone to feed­back. Need­less to say, you’ll only get a mono recording.

For you to get an impres­sion, I made a very dirty record­ing out of the win­dow with some­body prac­tic­ing the vio­lin next door. I con­nected the head­phone out­put with a male mini jack that went into the line in  of my old Tas­cam DR-07.



Quelle und Echo Live at Madame Claude

10712888_726657840743003_243258571031463777_nAfter their first half-official gigs, Quelle und Echo really go pub­lic. Let’s see which worlds will come to life this time, escap­ing those knobs and faders, voices and string instruments.

Feel free to come around on Decem­ber 13, in Berlin. This is an event you can also find on Face­book.

Quelle und Echo — New Project

Here comes the rea­son for a bit of silence on this blog. Sonoscoop has joined forces  with a gifted musi­cian and started a new band: Quelle und Echo.

We are try­ing to find the poppy side of field record­ing there, brew­ing music with the most absurd ingre­di­ents. Have a lis­ten and feel free to drop us a mes­sage. If you think it’s worth lis­ten­ing again, make sure you don’t miss out on our spe­cial for the launch­ing of the web­site. Find out more here.

Broadcast June 4 on German Channel ZDF Kultur

EckensteherAgain, a good excuse to watch TV. The doc­u­men­tary “Wir dien­ten
Deutsch­land” by direc­tor Knut Beulich will be broad­cast for the sec­ond time. Sonoscoop wrote the sound­track to this. They give us a chance to watch it twice, at 20.15 h and at 01.05 h.