Kleiner Grüner Würfel
9 Nov 2010, 9:28It`s a label of exp. electronic music from cologne germany. one of my favorites is delphi Fm. You can listen and download. Great stuff!
Kleiner Grüner Würfel
9 Nov 2010, 8:47Dusseldorf-based pianist / composer Volker Bertelmann’s work as Hauschka is based upon a playful exploration of the possibilities of the 'prepared' piano – an adventurous intervention into the preconceived idea of the piano as a pure-toned, perfected instrument simply waiting for a gifted virtuoso to play on it. His resulting tracks are vivid, unconventional pieces made in a spirit of playful research-enthusiasm. Prior to his involvement with FatCat, Hauschka released two albums on the Karaoke Kalk label - 'Substantial' (2004) and 'The Prepared Piano' (2005). Volker is also a member of Music A.M., a collaboration with Stefan Schneider (To Rococco Rot) and Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie); and of the electronic / club tracks duo Tonetraeger, his project with Torsten Mauss. Since ‘Room To Expand’, Hauschka’s cultural stock has increased considerably, based particularly around the revelation of his live performances, including rapturously received support tours in the USA with Múm, in Japan with Colleen, and a debut, sold-out London show with Max Richter. Where the previous album appeared almost in isolation, ‘Ferndorf’ arrives with a coherent extended campaign including increased live activity, a digital single, and a video triptych by Japanese animators Overture
9 Nov 2010, 8:44Arduous Girdling
by Charles Rice Goff III
“Arduous Girdling” is a collection of six thoughtfully composed sound sculptures. Goff used various computer technologies to create midi symphonics, to generate tones and voices, to alter the shape and structure of sonic waveforms, and to carefully position the many bits and pieces of recorded materials that combine to form the compositions presented on this album.
The first four compositions of Arduous Girdling are hybrids, constructed from audio bits that Goff had created for his 2004 interactive project: “Visuals & Sonics.” Visuals & Sonics consists of two CDRs: a data disk (Visuals) containing 200 original jpeg images, and an audio disk (Sonics) containing 23 one-minute-long sound collages. The instructions read as follows:
10 Oct 2010, 13:03Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji was a British born composer, pianist, and author who wrote some of the longest and most difficult to perform works for the piano ever composed. Although a 20th century composer his works had more in common with the elaborate counterpoint of Bach than with the modern compositions of his contemporaries, such as Cage, Antheil, or Schoenberg. His compositions were so difficult to play that he actually forbid public performance of them for decades, so as to avoid them from being performed by pianists who were not up to the task. As a result very few people had an opportunity to hear his compositions, and he never attained the renown that he otherwise deserved. Not that this seemed to bother him to much, nor did it stop him from continuing to produce such masterworks. He is considered by many to be one of the 20th century’s legendary composers and this program’s presentation of his piano music, performed by himself, provides a rare opportunity for listeners to become familiar with it. This program, which includes a lengthy lecture by Sorabji scholar Erik Chisholm and read by Sorabji’s friend Frank Holliday, was produced by Donald Garvelmann for WNCN in New York City.Piano
10 Oct 2010, 13:02Max Richter trained in composition and piano at Edinburgh University, at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Luciano Berio in Florence.
On completing his studies, he co-founded the iconoclastic classical ensemble Piano Circus, where he stayed for ten years, commissioning and performing works by Arvo Pärt, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe and Steve Reich.
In the late 90s he worked with a number of electronic artists, notably Future Sound of London on their album 'Dead Cities". He subsequently collaborated with FSOL over a period of two years, also contributing to the albums "The Isness" and "The Peppermint Tree and Seeds of Superconsciousness". He also collaborated with Mercury Prize winner Roni Size, on "In the Mode".
In June 2002, he released his debut solo album, "memoryhouse", recorded with The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. This was followed in March 2004 by FatCat's release of "The Blue Notebooks", with featured readings by Tilda Swinton.
In 2005 Max produced Vashti Bunyan's outstanding comeback album "Lookaftering".The Blue Notebook
10 Oct 2010, 13:00Born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1957, percussionist, drummer, Seijiro Murayama works in France since 1999 after almost 20 years of improvised music experiences, during which he encountered with Fred Frith, Tom Cora, Keiji Haino, KK Null.
10 Oct 2010, 12:58Accordionist Stefan Hussong performs at Other Minds 10 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2004.Stefan Hussong