step ꝏ

today my new sound-installation for the loop30 series „step ꝏ“ has been opened.

@ Kulturhaus abraxas, Augsburg

it will run til around late October this year

the installation consists of the original field-recordings made at the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial site which I used for my new album „steps“.

thanks to Gerald Fiebig !

more info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/550392428950707/

„steps“ can be streamed and purchased (digital and CD) here:
https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/steps

EMERGE – steps

EMERGE – steps
factory-pressed CD in Digisleeve
https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/steps

„steps“ is an audiovisual project by EMERGE & EaZy

EaZy: photography
EMERGE: field recordings, composition, design

editioneazy.de
emergeac.wordpress.com
immerge.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/EazyEmerge

video teaser:
bit.ly/3bAJuPV

“steps” is composed exclusively from field recordings made at the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial site.

What is it that we’re hearing? Is it the wind? Is it the sea? Is it the crackle of a burning fire? Where are we? A great sense of loneliness pervades the quiet setting which we cannot quite make out. And then suddenly living creatures enter the sonic scene. Birds and people, their voices and their steps. They seem to be walking, walking past us, towards a destination we do not know. We cannot understand in what language or languages they are speaking – or can we? It is hard to make out, because everything they say is strangely muffled, although they are not speaking in a low voice. Everything we hear feels either too loud or too quiet, too close or too distant. As if some shock had happened to our hearing before we started listening to this album. Like a bomb exploding in close proximity to our ears. Or something so unimaginably terrible that it bent the acoustic space in the place from which these sounds come through to us. This is how the album “steps” begins.

The album “steps” is composed exclusively from field recordings made at the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial site. It is not possible to represent the horrors of concentration camps in music, and – a lesson learned from the many failures in the history of “industrial music” – the attempt to do so will inevitably result in trivialising kitsch, at best. Therefore, the album “steps” does not claim to be an album “about” a concentration camp, it is an album about a memorial site. Like the modern-day classic on the subject, “Gurs. Drancy. Gare de Bobigny. Auschwitz. Birkenau. Chelmo-Kulmhof. Majdaneck. Sobibor. Treblinka” by Stéphane Garin & Sylvestre Gobart (2011), “steps” goes to show to what extent contextual information about the sonic subject matter of a piece influences our listening. This artistic strategy can also be read in political terms: Only if we know the history behind these sounds – and the history of the place where they were recorded – are we able to make sense of the present.

For part 2, EMERGE invited sound artists from all over Europe to give their characteristic processing to the original audio field recordings. The resulting audio fragments are fed into the performance, symbolising a peaceful, solidary encounter of cultures – in deliberate contrast to the fact that people from many European countries were brought together in the Dachau concentration camp by utmost force.

File under: electroacoustic music, field recordings

steps 2 consists entirely of reworked field recordings by:

SRVTR (FR)
srvtr.bandcamp.com
autonomaton (BG)
soundcloud.com/autonomaton
Claus Poulsen (DK)
clauspoulsen.com
Satori (GB)
satori-industrial.bandcamp.com
Dabit Vocem Austria (AT)
soundcloud.com/dabitvocemaustria
Freiband (NL)
fransdewaard.com
Sofia Bertomeu (ES)
sofiabertomeu.bandcamp.com
Limited Liability Sounds (PL)
llsnoise.pl
Herr Penschuck (DE)
herrpenschuck.eu
b°tong (SE)
btongmusic.com
Anja Kreysing (DE)
anjakreysing.de
Federico Dal Pozzo (IT)
soundcloud.com/federicodalpozzo
Toni Dimitrov (MK)
post-global.com

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Bu.d.d.A. feat. PAAK & Dieter Mauson – glucksandreife

Bu.d.d.A. feat. PAAK & Dieter Mauson
– glucksandreife
free download

https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/glucksandreife

Bu.d.d.A. & Occupied Head (Dieter Mauson) will perform on
re:flexions / sound-art festival 2020
in Augsburg on July 4th
www.facebook.com/events/754671524986931/

Bu.d.d.A. are:
Sascha Stadlmeier – violin, effects
Chris Sigdell – editing, mix

guests:
Peter Kastner – voice, accordion, noises
Dieter Mauson – electronics

recorded for Radio Gagarin
thanks to Thomas Beck !

photos & design by EMERGE

www.facebook.com/BuddA-108237677237015

www.peterkastner.eu
paak.bandcamp.com

occupiedhead.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/occupied-head

more releases by Bu.d.d.A.:
emerge.bandcamp.com/album/all-der-guten-dinge-drei

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Bassenger Medwed Stadlmeier – distanz stillstand überwindung

Bassenger Medwed Stadlmeier – distanz stillstand überwindung
factory-pressed CD in cardboard sleeve, ltd.ed. 100 copies

https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/distanz-stillstand-berwindung

The Bassenger – bass, voc
Gilbert Medwed – drums, synthesis, sound design, noise, recording, mastering
Sascha Stadlmeier – guitar, bass, objects, samples, design

live @ KunstbeTrieb, Wien, 14.05.19
thanks to Wolfgang Dokulil

photography by Dan Penschuck (feindesign.de)

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Doc Wör Mirran featuring Stadlmeier / De Waard / Gormley – Hominine parts 1 to 3

Doc Wör Mirran featuring Stadlmeier / De Waard / Gormley – Hominine parts 1 to 3
factory-pressed CD in cardboard sleeve, ltd.ed. 100 copies

https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/hominine-parts-1-to-3

Personnel:
Adrian Gormley – sax, plastic bottle
Sascha Stadlmeier – samples, bass, ekelele, objects, voice, effects, insert
Frans De Waard – radio, cassettes, electronics
Stefan Schweiger – samples, teramine, percussion
Joseph B. Raimond – guitar, synthesiser, loops, ink drawings
Michael Wurzer – synthesiser

Recorded December 3rd, 2017 at Two Car Garage Studios, Fürth Germany.
All cover art by Joseph B. Raimond from the Hominine series of ink drawings, 2019.

As always, in loving memory of Frank Abendroth and Tom Murphy.
This recording is dedicated to Gary Duncan

This is DWM release # 168

Doc Wör Mirran:
Spitzwiesenstr. 50
90765 Fürth
Germany

www.dwmirran.de
empty@empty.de

fransdewaard.com

immerge.bandcamp.com

For their release # 168, Northern Bavaria based experimental legends Doc Wör Mirran have invited their longtime transatlantic friend and repeated co-conspirator Adrian Gormley as well as prolific experimental underground friends and colleagues Frans de Waard and Sascha Stadlmeier. While the core Doc Wör Mirran line-up fulfills the rather typical roles of a band, with instruments such as guitars, percussion, and synthesisers, Stadlmeier and de Waard add lots of textural details using taped and digital samples, sound effects, radio noises, and heavily processed voice. However, throughout the best part of the release, it is Gormley’s saxophone that guides us on our way through their collective soundscape.

At times lyrical, at times plaintive, sometimes melodic, sometimes weaving itself into the overall tapestry of sounds, the saxophone proves itself capable of bridging the gap between a melody-based and the more sound-based musical approach followed by most of the players here. Some of the best moments of this three-part album that was culled from one single live session happen when the saxophone interplays with percussive noises from plastic bottles and all sorts of other sounding devices, as well as spaced-out guitars and a theremin. The album gets darker and denser from part to part, ending up as a sort of industrial lounge jazz for a David Lynch movie.

File under: Ambient, psychedelic, free improvisation

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Stadlmeier​​/​​Kreysing​​/​​EMERGE

Stadlmeier​​/​​Kreysing​​/​​EMERGE
limited edition cassette
Silver-gray home dubbed tape with riso printed cover

https://immerge.bandcamp.com/album/stadlmeier-kreysing-emerge

Music – Anja Kreysing + Sascha Stadlmeier
Recording – Anja Kreysing
Master – EMERGE
Foto – Tim Greifelt
Artwork + Print – superkolor.de

Thanks to Tim, Guiguisuisui, Georg, Trstn, Tim + Julius.

released by Grisaille
grisaille.bandcamp.com

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more music by Kreysing/Stadlmeier:
emerge.bandcamp.com/album/re-encypher

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Studio KO-OP (Paolo Moretto & PAAK) / EMERGE / Gerald Fiebig – voice & noise

Studio KO-OP (Paolo Moretto & PAAK) / EMERGE / Gerald Fiebig – voice & noise
 
orange cassette in clear jewel case, 1st limited edition of 12 copies
handmade artwork – each cover is slightly different
 
 
remembering the October Revolution, the Munich soviet republics & DADA –
we had the opportunities
 
live performance at Kulturhaus abraxas (Augsburg / Germany), February 2019
 
little instruments, effects, voices, tapes etc. by Studio KO-OP / EMERGE / Gerald Fiebig
recording by EMERGE, editing by EMERGE & PAAK, cover by PAAK
 
PermaREV Platten PRP 048 (2019)