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Quelle und Echo: Banaszyk

Here goes a lovely video edit by Her­man Koekkoek who filmed our gig at City Art Rot­ter­dam in April 2016. The song is about the dark fate of a home­less man. The synth was entirely built out of sam­ples blow­ing empty bot­tles, those items that he had once tried to make a liv­ing of.


Fremde Heimatfunde — Foreign Findings

Dur­ing the res­i­dency pro­gram Ortung in Stuhlfelden, Aus­tria, I devel­oped a solo set, reflect­ing on the music and the sto­ries in the vil­lage. On the musi­cal level every­day objects were rein­ter­preted as rough instru­ments and recorded sounds were turned into vir­tual instru­ments in order to invent tra­di­tional music. Two ana­log instru­ments werde built dur­ing that period: the ”Paz­i­fis­ten­bo­gen“, a plucked bow for archery put on a res­onat­ing bucket, and the ”Uschin­del“, a sort of marimba of shin­gles which were lined up accord­ing to the Ara­bic scale.

Here go some snip­pets of the solo set “Fremde Heimatfunde”.

Demo 2014 — Quelle und Echo

cd sleeveAs a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ekke­hard Win­drich, Sonoscoop started an avantgarde-pop project fid­dling with field record­ings. To find out what’s inside, you can lis­ten to all tracks of the demo on Band­camp.


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).

A Bang, a Hiss, and a Sigh

Hav­ing explored the sounds in the Port of Rot­ter­dam, I am proud to share with you the first results. Enjoy these excerpts from a few com­po­si­tions.
If you are inter­ested in the full record­ing, please let me know. Also, please find the writ­ten part of this grad­u­a­tion project here.

Early Works

These are some not so recent attempts of con­tem­po­rary song­writ­ing, deriv­ing nar­ra­tive struc­tures from every­day sounds.

To You They Are Quiet
Based on a pro­grammed loop­ing machine for micro­phone input (2010)


Rehears­ing The Pre­tune
Reassem­bled record­ings of a trip through Croa­tia, Bosnia and Alba­nia (2009)