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.
Again, 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.
My 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.
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.
You can download the experimental package of all contributions for free here: http://h-a-z-e.org/archives/3518#.U3TFpcbv2DQ
Sonoscoop is currently occupying the studio in order to produce the latest pieces. More information will follow.
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.
Violently 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).
Be welcome on Sunday November 24 at Café La Bru for the finissage of the wonderful The White Wall Project. For that special day of the week, I blew the dust from Fufu’s piano songs.
The concert starts at 18.00 h, the bar staff much earlier.
Calling 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.
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.
A film by DokumentKino, director: Knut Beulich
Broadcast: Sept 26, 23.00 h on Arte