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.
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”.
As 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.
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).
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.