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I felt inspired to officially welcome the new year on this blog. This time for real, I have a strong feeling, that this will be the year, when I (or we) finally break the silence. I left so much mental mess behind me that has been keeping me away from my own artistic journey. Finally, [...]
Supetar Super Film Festival
Lovely things happening. I was spontanously invited to join Supetar Super Film Festival on a lovely island in Croatia. Our documentary “On the Way Home” was selected to be screened there and Sergey (Kachkin, the director) and me are likely to hold a workshop about international collaboration and internet-only workflows. If you are around, say [...]
All my Colors
My dear friend and Dåbermann-collaborator Hamer used my music for presenting a design project he was involved in (doing Processing-Code): Caelum, visualizing weather data. To get all the details, watch the video. It’s great! Actually he pushed me to actually make a final version of a track, that was close to being finished in Summer [...]
Morgenschillgit remix by Kitkaliitto
When I first stumbled across Kitkaliitto on Soundcloud I immediatly liked their style. And it struck me: “Man, these guys are a little bit like a finnish version of Dåbermann.” 3 guys, collaborating on electronic tracks. Maybe we differ a bit in approach and sound palette, but this is still my picture of them. Some [...]
Todkehlchen – live recording and thoughts
As announced earlier, last friday I had my first real solo-performance with material that matters to me. It took place at an exhibition opening of my friend Lilli. The thought behind the performance was to try to convey the atmosphere of her book “Todkehlchen”. In my way of interpreting it, it is a silently drawn [...]
12.11. – Musical landscape for Lilli Gärtner’s Todkehlchen exhibition
It has been a little silent here for a while. I moved to a new city and took some time to clear out my musical head. Slowly, the engines are starting again… The first manifestation of this process will be a performance, that will accompany the exhibtion of Lilli Gärtner’s illustration diploma. I took a deep [...]
I did an Interrail-Trip in March/April 2010. Travelling from Aachen through Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy to Greece. By train. In Greece i travelled a bit around (Peloponnes, Athens and Tessaloniki) and then went to Istanbul. The way home was through Bukarest, Budapest, Vienna and Innsbruck. Really a great trip for me, it finally gave [...]
On the way home
What you see above is the trailer of a russian documentary, that I will contribute sound and music to. We are still in the beginning of our workflow, but it is a very nice team around russian director Sergey Kachkin and the romanian film-producer Andra Matresu. I am really looking forward to compose music, that [...]
tips & tricks, that i've learned along the way
Music for Cursor & Select Boxes
I just stumbled upon a new way to perform in Ableton. This is just a proof of concept, but given a prepared MIDI-Clip you could find some interesting results… Think of Instrument-Racks. Kind of remxing your MIDI via Mouse. Ok. It’s actually just for fun, but picture the potential. So please send me your compositions [...]
DIY: Automap in Ableton Live with Novation Nocturn
There are many people out there using the Novation Nocturn (me included), since it was one of the first controllers that did a lot for little money. The tight integration between hardware and software does the trick. Having read about the Automap-feature made me really looking forward to get this device into my hands, since [...]
Ableton’s User Remote Scripts not working? 2 pitfalls
Recently I read Peter Kirn’s (CreateDigitalMusic) good tutorial on User Remote Scripting in Ableton Live. It’s a tiny text-file that you put into a folder inside of Ableton’s Preferences-directory. This way you have the possibility to store Midi-Mapping Defaults and to gain some automapping-niceness. I don’t want to go into detail, because the article is [...]
read, watch, listen to work that inspired me
I’m astonished by the energy these three 21-year-old Canadians create: BADBADNOTGOOD. Just stumbled “accidently” upon this track on Soundcloud.
Brambles – Half-Gramme Holiday
Brambles is a true discovery.
Listen to this gem!
Graham Hancock: The War on Consciousness
Just watched this inspiring talk by Graham Hancock, in which he connects the world’s current state of misery with the suppression of states of expanded consciousness. Recommended!
Kenny Werner: beautiful teachings for playing and performing music
If you are a musician yourself and have 1,5 hours of spare time, I highly recommend listening to this man, Kenny Werner. Just stumbled upon this class without knowing about him and will now search for his book, because it was such an inspiring experience. I really like how he is not about the technical [...]
When I found this video it hit me hard. I can fully identify with it und subscribe 100% to its message. It’s an excerpt from a Joe Rogan & Bryan Callen podcast. Have a listen! Some gems for me: My friend is doing sth. really special here. And I know I have sth. in me [...]
[Found in the Cloud] #4
Julien Mier – When Will You Wake Up?
I continue my “Found in the Cloud”-Series with Julien Mier. Here is an example of what I especially love about the Soundcloud-journey so far. There were some musicians I stumbled upon quite early in my time being on the SC-Network. Actually Julien stumbled upon me writing a very elaborate feedback to one of my former [...]
[Found in the Cloud] #3 Static – Distant, Vortex
In my last post I wrote about how today‘s over-availability of music leads to a switch in music-listening. One of the commenter suggested to try listening to ambient music. Actually i don‘t like the term ,Ambient‘. I don‘t know where these associations come from, but I then have people in my head, who normally don‘t [...]
Matthew Herbert’s “One Club”: I’m in!
Now I want everybody to take out their mobile phones and take a picture of me. Now I want everybody to take the person next to you and send him a text message. Now I want everybody to take the person next to you and kiss. 1… 2… 3… kiss! Now make a bass sound! [...]
Wixel, Hauschka, Machinefabriek and the limited edition CDr
It happens that you randomly browse the web and find nothing but crap. And it happens that you make a discovery: In an interview, I read about Peter Broderick contributing a track to a Belgium label called Slaapwel (“Sleep well”). This label releases only music to fall asleep by. Interesting, I read further. I discovered [...]
[Found in the Cloud] #2 Pedro Caldas – Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Eleison by petersauces Once I received a Souncloud message saying: Seems like every user I check out is making minimal techno. [Your music] was a breath of fresh air. Danke schön! Of course this is the stuff I like to hear. But this is also what came to my mind stumbling across Pedros music. [...]