Mach doch!

audio, mono

voice janina schweitzer

Mach doch! is composed for a single loudspeaker in any kind of listening situation. It aimes to combine a sonically electronic world with a sort of pop-approach to structure: a short and clear form that presents one main idea in a direct and straight forward way.

2019

New Playlist

bluetooth speaker, quadrophonic speaker array and video

A singing bluetooth speaker is presented on a grotesquely large stage and is illuminated by a video projection composed of black and white planes only: New Playlist is a scenically presented fixed media piece. The playlist was selected exclusively for this special event, but the wifi connection breaks down. Reconnect! Next Track, please!

at pina bausch theater, essen-werden, 05.07.2019

2019

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

audio, 4-channel / ambisonics

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the sonic genetic manipulation of a cinematic Hollywood sample: in a recursive process, children and grandchildren with increasingly complex strands of DNA derive themselves from its extended gene pool and are lost one by one to the anarchy of white noise.

(stereo mix)

2019

8 Hours of Ocean Sounds

8 Hours of Ocean Sounds is an algorithmically composed sound file that seems to contain the sound of waves. it lasts – obviously – eight hours. the true source of the sounds that are processed by the algorithm are a highway and a toilet flush.

2018

re: (answering terry riley)

voices marit kleinert | julius borger
production malte katthagen

in 1967, terry riley created a piece around the pop song you‘re no good by the harvey averne dozen. it has three very distinct parts: a synthesizer intro, the song (unprocessed), and a tape-collage of fragments of the song.

re: also takes a pop songs as it’s starting point, but in this case it was written and recorded for the purpose of this composition only. the song echoes the sound of the 1960s in a retro but electronic way. like in you’re no good, the lyrics stay within the boundaries of the expectable. “you’re no good” becomes “you’re so good” and the perspective shifts from the leaving person to the left behind person. in that sense, not only the piece in its entirety is an answer to terry riley’s piece, the song within the piece is also an answer to the harvey averne dozen’s song.

2017

Free Stock Music

free stock music – free of what?! free of charge? yes. licence–free? also. free of function or form? free to take an unexpected turn? freed from clichés? certainly not.

stock photos, stock videos and stock music are omnipresent in today’s media landscape. they are useful. they protect the environment, because they keep media creators from flying all around the planet to shoot a short sequence in a desert or a jungle. they make it easier for everyone to produce something on a low budget. but while broadening possibilities they also broaden the beaten track and make it easier to rely on established aesthetic conventions. no risk – but fun?

using stock material opens numerous doors that all lead into the same few spaces: fun, happiness, relaxation, creativity, love… space, clouds, forest, skylines… the strategy of creating images and sounds that can be adapted in as many different projects as possible creates exactly this: highly adaptable and abstractable material, with all specific, controversial, personal or local elements erased. spaces, but no places.

for friedrich schiller (1759–1805), beauty is freedom in appearance:

„der grund der schönheit ist überall freiheit in der erscheinung. der grund unsrer vorstellung von schönheit ist technik in der freiheit. vereinigt man beide grundbedingungen der schönheit und der vorstellung der schönheit, so ergibt sich daraus folgende erklärung: schönheit ist natur in der kunstmäßigkeit.“

from: friedrich schiller – callias oder über die schönheit

free stock music – free in its appearance?

FUN
stock photos and videos, voice, music loop
voice andreas fischer

LOVE
stock photos and videos, voices, piano loop, amateur porn sounds
voices andreas fischer & julius borger

MAKE
stock photos and videos, voice, electronic kitchen devices sounds
voice andreas fischer

YOU
stock photos and videos, voices, synthesizer loop, synthesized voice
voices andreas fischer & julius borger

2018

Das glückliche Leben

audio, mono

A piece with processed material from the North Korean national radio.

material two segments from the North Korean national radio voice of korea, german and english | _FlakExp.wav [kantouth] | J S Bach – Magnificat BWV 243 – Gloria Patri [The Tudor Consort]

2015