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GERALD FIEBIG / EMERGE vs. NYM – condensed endeavour
CD-R in cardboard sleeve (ltd.ed. 50 copies)
live at CAIRO, Würzburg, 22.11.13
recording by Gerald Fiebig and EMERGE
recycling by NYM
mastering, photography and design by EMERGE
thanks to Christian and Taubenschlag crew
A live recording of a concert by EMERGE and Gerald Fiebig at Cairo in Würzburg, Germany, fell into the hands of the mysterious artist (pseudo-) NYM, who used the audio of the whole concert as raw material for creating one of his glacial, monochrome dronescapes.
Clocking in at more than 36 minutes, the composition by NYM rather expanded than condensed the musical endeavour by EMERGE and Fiebig on the Cairo stage, which was hosted by Würzburg’s experimental music series Taubenschlag. Aesthetically, if not temporally, the title is quite fitting as the slowly moving drones created by EMERGE and Fiebig were condensed into a kind of uber-drone, nothing but the infinite background hum of a pre-human or post-apocalyptic universe, with all colour/timbre drained from the sound source. This would make perfect theatre music for any Beckett performance, preferably of “Endgame.”
File under: drone, dark ambient