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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.

Where Is the Any-Key? A Simple Computer Keyboard Synth

Bildschirmfoto 2014-06-04 um 12.22.47My nephews who are 8 years old asked me to pro­gram a sim­ple instru­ment for them to fid­dle around.  This was my sug­ges­tion, a com­bi­na­tion of Pure Data’s recy­cled wavetable synth which allows chang­ing the tim­bre by just draw­ing. Pitch is con­trolled by the keys. Press and jam! If you need an Eng­lish man­ual instead of the Ger­man one, please let me know.

Please make sure you have ezdac~ and syn­th­claco installed in the same direc­tory, so PD can access them.


Release on Haze Netlabel

As part of the netlabel’s series “Sound Inter­pre­ta­tions”, Sonoscoop con­tributed the lat­est piece “Try to leave this build­ing”. The song is entirely based on field record­ings at Berlin’s main station.logo1

You can down­load the exper­i­men­tal pack­age of all con­tri­bu­tions for free here:


New EP coming

Sonoscoop is cur­rently occu­py­ing the stu­dio in order to pro­duce the lat­est pieces. More infor­ma­tion will follow.

Live in Het Klooster Rotterdam

On Decem­ber 21 the Goethe-Institut Rot­ter­dam will host a night full of sonorous sound as part of the per­for­mance series orga­nized by Vrooom. Sonoscoop is going to play a show with Ekke­hard Win­drich that night, send­ing field record­ings through sequencers and sam­plers.
Face­book event


Stream Performance Radio Calling

Radio Calling - Kathrin Grenzdörffer - photo leonrichardVio­lently bend­ing field record­ings to fit the require­ments of happy music, the piece “It’s time you enjoyed your job” was devel­oped in the frame­work of Radio Call­ing. The radio per­for­mance event was orga­nized by the gallery TENT Rot­ter­dam in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Cam­den Arts Cen­tre Lon­don. The per­for­mance took place on 15 Decem­ber 2013 at TENT and it could be accessed via the art mag­a­zine This Is Tomor­row (sorry, it’s no longer there).

Death Of A Tree

killer machinesCall­ing their ser­vice “Green­tec”, these machines elim­i­nated a huge old tree. After hav­ing shred the mas­sive trunk in a guillotine-like machine, they buried its roots under the leaves. How cyn­i­cal. They had just begun to change their colour. They looked like flowers.

A few months later, this record­ing became the basis for the piece “Cracks in the pave­ment” by Quelle und Echo.

Documentary Broadcast on September 26

For those of you who speak either Ger­man or French: On Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 26 there will be the first tv broad­cast­ing of the doc­u­men­tary “Wir dien­ten Deutsch­land” (en. We served Ger­many). The film por­trays young vet­er­ans who try to find their voice in the pub­lic dis­cus­sion. Sonoscoop wrote the final music for this.
from: Veterans Facing the Corner by Santiago SierraA film by Doku­men­tKino, direc­tor: Knut Beulich

Broad­cast: Sept 26, 23.00 h on Arte