Live electronics "Not too much light" (2000, UA)
Live electronics for 10 dollar-device, DJ mixer, the first truly magnetic Turntable, and small devices.
The piece is part of my long-term project KOMPUTERMUSIK WITHOUT KOMPUTER. A precursor is VINTAGE ALGORITHMS, (UA 1995).
The pre-electronic Komputer then consisted of coupled Wagnerian hammers for traditional electrical doorbells.
The NICHT ZUVIEL LICHT/NOT TOO MUCH LIGHT project is now a double alternative to "vintage". The starting point are cyclical mechanical gyrations of older sound reproducers (record player) which are available for the rhythmic aspects of the work.
Not using any records the reproducing machine finally turns into a ”game device“. (Compared with CDs -. There the surface is at best evaluated.)
While the rhythmic pulses are magnetic, obtained by light and microphonics, the essential tonal ranges are controlled by light and shadow.
Rhythm, sample, loops, records or rhythm machines are not used in the process.
The 10-$-Device is an extremely light-sensitive tone generator on the basis of high-frequency difference tones and stands in the tradition of analog "small electronics ".
As a listener I'm influenced by the effort taken for generating music (economy in any / no respect) in perception and judgment.
That given I constructed an instrument with a maximum of 10 $ material costs for the ICMC1999 in Peking (rejected).
The title of the piece refers to the specific arrangements (DC light sources), needed to avoid disturbances of the 10-$-DEVICE.
Solo improv "Homemade Electronics" as part of Materialausgabe München
Samstag 24. April 2004 19-23 h
events, shortly after the original experience still free from clichés and sideshow squeeze - thoughts can be discussed in the first realization phase and are accordingly still malleable
quantitative indication: 3 sec to the max of 10 min performance or installation
quality: explicit in unfinished state - work in progress eg. in statu nascendi
aggregate state: audible, visual, to smell, touchable, playable, arguably, conceivable, dreamable
at the carl orff auditorium of the hochschule für musik und theater münchen, inclusive stairwell for installations:
luisenstr. 37a, gabelsbergerstraße corner luisenstraße
echtzeithalle e.v. - randolf pirkmayer and jörg schäffer
The fascination with the mechanical "acoustic" sound generator joint to the access to the "unplayable" led me to the recording of Disklavier and the construction of the "Violinautomat - Work in Progress", presented at Deutsches Museum Munich.