https://smallplaces.art/ has been online since 18 October 2019 12 o’clock Korean time. My installation “Small Places” is part of the exhibition RE:ECM @ Storage by Hyundai card in Seoul, Korea. Over the next 4 months it will play the entire catalogue of ECM Records, via the website you can listen live.
More info: https://mathis-nitschke.com/en/small-places/
In this group exhibition at Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, six artists reflect on the meanwhile 50-year-old oeuvre of the record label ECM Records. Instead of – as the poster suggests – presenting relics and devotional objects from the history of ECM, we try to pour the meaning and effects that ECM has had and still has on our work and life into our own artistic positions.
In my sound installation “Small Places” the listening human becomes the object of art. Almost incidentally, it plays the complete catalogue of ECM (we talk about more than 8 weeks of continuously playing music). How this looks and works, and how you can participate in it from a distance, I will explain in my next post after the opening on 17 October.
In a second work in collaboration with digital artist Lars Ullrich, we analyze the horizontal movement within the music, the “flow“, and transform it into suggestive digital animations that draw the visitors fully into the music. Also here visual material after the opening.
Come and see us! From 17 October at the Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, South Korea.
After intensive two weeks I now check the finished print master of the cinema mix for Christoph Boekel’s documentary film “Sog des Krieges – Eine Familiengeschichte”. After having produced the music for the film at the beginning of the summer, I now took care of its sound design and mixing.
What a humbling experience: the entire catalogue ever produced by ECM Records as flac files on my hard disc. The music produced in the 50 years of its history takes more then 8 weeks to listen through! If you listen 24/7 … And that’s exactly what my installation “Small Places” will do, to be opened mid October at Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul: it’ll play all ECM albums there exist, many of them having shaped my musical thinking profoundly. Thank you, Manfred Eicher!
Info and reservations: www.isoldeoper.de
We had very diverse and beautiful performances of VIOLA in Rotterdam. Thank you Operadagen Rotterdam for inviting us and thank you De Bijenkorf for hosting us!
Here some photos by Salih Kili and Luciano Pinna:
The alpha test for the app, which I developed with and for the Munich Philharmonic, was very successful! Conductor Pablos Heras-Casado walked enthusiastically through the meadow next to the church St. Nikolai behind the Munich Gasteig.
Because the app allows you to enter the orchestra with your smartphone and headphones, playing when you want, you can move around as you want. And you can even hear the respective instruments up close. As if the orchestra were actually sitting there. But it’s invisible, conjured up by the GPS-controlled mobile app.
The premiere is on June 1, 2019. Info: https://www.hoergang.com/portfolio/insidemphil/
I’m working on an exciting new orchestral experience with/for the Munich Philharmonic orchestra. It will be a location-based smartphone app allowing you to walk inside the orchestral sound. Stay tuned for news!
“MAYA” was selected for the Project Pitch Presentations at the Classical:NEXT 2019 in Rotterdam, 16.5.2019
After my studio move to the so called “creative quarter” (still Munich) I’m finally working productively again on music, sound and its implementation into the Unity project for an AR/VR app for a museum, which will be opened soon.
More about the piece and dates of performance here: https://www.schauspiel.koeln/spielplan/monatsuebersicht/rueckkehr-nach-reims/3084/
On Friday 18.1. we will bring Didier Eribon’s book “Rückkehr nach Reims” to the theatre stage at Schauspiel Köln. Read more here >>>
The first step is the hardest, as they say. We just took it! The Dutch Creative Industries Stimuleringsfonds confirmed its willingness to support Parzival.ai shortly before Christmas:
More about the project later …