When I studied architecture and found out that there was one central personality that united both disciplines within his work, I knew I needed to know more about that personality ... Iannis Xenakis. Researching him and his work revealed to me the meaning of math for that particular mix. It almost came as natural to combine all of that – music, architecture, math – within digital media art. This form of creative work also requires some explanation, hence the booklet on "Architektur Musik" from 1998.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
Creating noise and writing stuff were two of my key interests from a very early age onward. Truth is that at uni teachers actually dis-encouraged me when it came to writing. As if it had ever been a good idea to talk me out of something. So here's an early text that combines nearly all of my passions: music and writing and architecture. A really early text. But it was interesting and important to me that structural approaches to composition and design transcended disciplines ...
Friday, September 11, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Beginning last year my colleague Carola Dietrich from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg - Fakultät Architektur and I embarked on an interdisciplinary cooperation on sound and space, on music and architecture and how their intersections can be explored for the purpose of experimental design projects with architecture students within a joint endeavour with the Akademie der bildenden Künste Nürnberg. We had the immense pleasure to cooperate and discuss shared interests with Jan St Werner, Michael Akstaller and the students of Dynamische Akustische Forschung, Christian Z. Müller, Sam Auinger, Louis Chude-Sokei and Niels Jonkhans. For me personally, this cooperation was an academic dream come true. Most of all, we're proud of the incredibly insightful and cool projects the students developed during the 2019/2020 winter semester. Thank you to Nadine Deusner, Phuong Hoang, Maximilian Sterner; Cléo Gehlke, Hoa-Mary Chuong; Anna Behl, Diana Schirmer, Klarissa Werner, Alexander Zips; Merve Korkmaz, Luisa Wimmer; Thomas Alexander, Antonia Friedrich, Ludwig Pallor, Burak Solmaz, Klaudius Jan Wieland; Tim Wiedenbruch; Amelie Pickl, Ina Penkert, Liene Pirtniece-Kozlovska; Max Kellermann, Philipp Oebius, Giulia Seltmann; Diana Herberger, Janine Matzke, Sonja Silano; Irene Bauer, Silvio Braun, Jule Marie Feige, Camillo Mayorga, Mareen Priebe-A.; David Honke, Max Kellermann; Vanessa van Zoest; Merve Tufan, Giulia Seltmann; Jakob Brunner, Jana Endres, Simon Gumbmann, Marielle Jopp, Christoph Kielmann.
KLANG+RAUM Seminar Report
KLANG+RAUM Digital Album
Friday, July 10, 2020
The CD titled Angel Position was released by MHz Records, the label of Klangstabil 5 years ago. It was conceived and recorded under the Fragment King alias. The CD edition is sold out, but a digital edition is available at the MHz bandcamp page:
In addition, if you still don't have enough Angel Position yet, ZERO ANGEL MINUS collects recording stages prior to the album proper, including rare demo versions and outtakes not included on the album as well as live iterations of Angel Position tracks:
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
ZERO ANGEL MINUS collects all recording phases prior to ANGEL POSITION, released by MHz. This spans the original "Zero" demo tracks, some of which were used for compilations or not used for ANGEL POSITION at all, as well as "Minus" versions without electronic ambient sounds and two live versions from the Elektroanschlag Festival in Altenburg in 2007. The complete album download includes a Visual Album with liner notes and a video of Mobilize performed live during the ELEKTROANSCHLAG Festival in Altenburg. Kaiju-size thanks go out to ANTIKOERPER a.k.a. Stefan Wille-Böttjer for filming the event! ANGEL POSITION is available at mhzrecords.bandcamp.com/album/angel-position
Sunday, June 28, 2020
The Cellmaker's Sinister Jazz is an album featuring uptempo and midtempo tracks created during FK's 1999-2002 electronic sequence-and-programming-driven era. This digital version of the album includes all 12 tracks of the original 2001 CDr release plus 4 bonus tracks created within the same recording sessions.
Original liner notes:
dream flesh twitches as the bleep people manipulate their switchboards. open canals of time. a room with no interior, pictures on the wall substituting for missing objects inside. the sound of a girl laughing on tape, her image projected on the wall from a slide. now we are in dream-synch. gravity turns around, the world folds.
Eating Snow is FK's first ever official release, on the "Cities and Seasons" vinyl 12" compilation by Deiker Records in 1999. It subsequently appeared on the "Forensium" compilation released in the "Halforganic Series" as nex001 by the Nexialist Organization in 2001. This release package features the CD mastered version as well as the 1999 premaster used for the vinyl release.
When I studied architecture and found out that there was one central personality that united both disciplines within his work, I knew I need...
The Nexialist Operation “Mimesis” is an experiment in using architecture as a music instrument. The object used was a particularly suitable...
“Hyperintimacy as ambience” - The Fleshsounds were created in 2002 for the Halforganic Series, the Fleshfilm was produced in 2005 as a live...
The Xenakis-Emulator is an audiovisual adaptation of two key works of architect/composer Iannis Xenakis - the composition “Metastasseis” a...