sound designer, composer, director
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Music projects

Kabelsteg

London Label Nonclassical included my composition 'Kabelsteg' in their first release of the series Outside the lines, a fascinating compilation of interesting positions in the young classical music.

Blastharp

The starting point of my research for the Linde Sound Signet was the aeolian harp: mostly harp-like music sculptures built as larger installations with strings that are not played by a musician's fingers but vibrated by the wind. Equipped with a compressed air pistol, I recorded a variety of air played harp glissandi.

anthropogenically disturbed growing field

As hardly any other musical style Tango has the ability to incoporate and assimilate new influences. My idea for this composition was an inter-cultural encounter between classical, Jazz and Tango musicians, to sound the borders between those styles and eventually to pass them. To repeat the process of birth of the Argentinian Tango, which developed as a completely new style from the inter-play between the European and Russian emigrants in the harbour of Buenos Aires....

Seven Sirens

Seven red motor sirenes are hanging at a steel rope of 11 meters length. They get short impulses of power which make them produce a short, cat-like sound. From time to time they run on low constant power which makes them produce a soft humming sound.

Improvisation with Biel

Michael von Biel (born 1939) is one of the most important representatives of New Music of the sixties and seventies and can be regarded as a pioneer in the field of electronic music. Mathis Mayr (cello) and Mathis Nitschke (electronics) approached the early compositional work of Biel in their piece "Improvisation with Biel".

Visual Music

I also compose with pictures. I make films that originate from the sense of form of a music composer. The result are artist films and videos and pieces that combine film with live musicians. Here are a few examples.

The singing camera by Mendel Hardeman

The singing camera by Mendel Hardeman was an experiment on how to create sound with a video camera: an image-based sound synthesizer. As the sound programmer, I helped him realizing it by taking the video output from his cameras, translating them into sound sources in my Kyma system, and processing them through matrixed cross-modulations and distortion. This is not an interpretation of the visuals; it's listening to the video signal directly as sound. Listen: