I started using my old soundcloud account again and will upload some material from time to time. Fragments and so on – > https://soundcloud.com/slick-rick-10
I’m constantly working on music these days, primarily in improvised contexts. Contact me for concerts, I’ll play (almost) anywhere – most of the times it bothers me to write to people and begging to play. But when I play I love it, almost too much. And I can announce that I’ll be contributing the music for a documentary by Mikko Linnemann on the upcoming Marx Year, the Kitsch around it – contrasted by contemporary marxist critique of political economy. I’m gonna have total freedom and be able to create the music while having the final cut in front of me. Although it will take some time until its realisation, I’m already excited to work on this with Mikko. Check his work here.
I was asked by Felix Riedel , a friend of mine who I got to know in Marburg on various occasions – through workshops, lectures, “psychotronische lounge” and so on, to do an interview for a weekly leftist print and online newspaper. I said yes and so we met in December (I’m dared to say: last Christmas) near Marburg in his home. After meeting his family we talked a couple of hours, along with some fine green tea. My first interview couldn’t have been more comfortable. Now the cooked down version is online, a lot of context missing (but 10.000 characters isn’t that much of course) – and the credits for the picture of me too. Raphael Kohl is the name of the photographer. Anyways, I’m glad I had the opportunity to speak about my music, some thoughts behind and around it and affiliations considering genres etc. German only – if you want to know more considering the content: Feel free to contact me.
So, good news: I could afford a used notebook, now cutting and editing (mostly just cutting) the material of the past months. The upcoming and last tape as daszwitscherndervoegel for Econore is almost done. As a small special I put up a track I recorded in Summer, the artist is absent . present in five interruptions. It’s for Oscillators, Filter, Spring Reverb, Delay and in one of the interruptions, samples of the Chiapaneca LP (bocianrecords) by Paal Nilssen-Love (I own nothing but this beautiful LP and a lot of respect for Paals work) are used. Due to upload restrictions on bandcamp the piece is uploaded in 2 parts. A taste of the drones I still worship. The upcoming last tape as daszwitscherndervoegel will contain some more drone based works but improvisations focused on other aspects of free music as well.
Well, as the sun sets earlier and earlier it’s time to write more. Maybe. Since my computer is broken for over half a year now, digital communication “and so on” (Žižek) is quite slow. Writing blogentries on a smartphone is not really appealing – and circumstances you all probably know forced me to go deeper into labour, so this is another point. Nonetheless I’ve recorded quite a lot of material over the past months and friends of mine finished some of my modules (troubleshooting etc.) – so my modular got a bit of an extension. Oh, and I played at a Poolparty with Günther Schlienz, organized by the kind Daniel Voigt – which was an unfogettable experience, no pictures where taken (luckily). Enough chitchat: Already at the beginning of the year it was quite clear to me that my project daszwitscherndervoegel is coming to an end. So some of the material I recorded will be released as the third and final tape – of course by the nice guys Julian Flemming and Markus Rademacher at Econore again! And still the stream of news isn’t about to end: I’ll be moving to Berlin at the end of next week with the ambition to work more on my improvisational experience, in the first place with other musicians, from electronic to acoustic instruments. So I’m very excited to move there again, meet some good friends, discuss, attending concerts, meeting new people – “and so on”. Oh, and food of course- “Mm… Food” (MF DOOM).
Oh, and here’s a nice picture my comrade and friend Raphael Kohl took this summer, in my room, working.
ästhetische Erfahrung 1)
I visited Berlin after some time again and went quite straight to a suberb concert of Richard Scott at Spektrum, which was the releaseshow of his new album “several circles” (highly recommended, out on CUSP). He’s one of those rare modularsynth players where you can actually hear and see the approach of playing with it like the instrument it is – using it to push music, sound and structure forward – beyond limitations. He works in the fields of improvisation and composition as well, collaborating with great musicans like Evan Parker (here are two excerpts).
ästhetische Erfahrung 2)
On the friday before I left I met Daniel Voigt (he also runs sicsictapes) at a concert he played in Marburg – we had a very pleasant evening/night and he told me about Marignal Consort, an improvisation collective from Japan, consisting of the four fluxus affiliated musicians Kazuo Imai, Tomonao Koshikawa, Kei Shii and Masami Tada. I wasn’t aware of them or their work, but after some research there was no doubt that I needed to see their first concert in Germany, which was supposed to last three hours straight and took place at Elisabethkirche. Here you can get an impression of their work in sound and video, for more words read this interview. The acoustic in the former church was overwhelming, with the four improvisers standing in each corner and the audience all across the room, moving around or just sitting and listening. I stayed the whole three hours – getting different impressions of the acoustic and of course coming to the limits of my concentration. After the concert I had troubles finding back to words and thinking outside of sounds.
I’ve just been working a bit on my internet appereances and adding social media to it.
for all future (physcial) releases concerning my music and maybe other material I set up a onlinestore: http://mostfraubauer.tictail.com/
Due to more reach and connectivity I decided to launch a social media site: https://www.facebook.com/mostfraubauer/
Feel free to contact me for concert enquiries, collabortaion wise (especially concerning contemporary improvisation) or questions related to music and theory. I also write essays, do introductions, lead discussions and hold lectures (only in german, so far) related to the wide and vague field of aesthetics, popculture and critical theory. Also a possible reason for contacting me.
Due to some technical problems with my laptop I missed to post it here- but I was part of the Econore Noise Fest in Mönchengladbach and it was a great experience to share the stage (or more likely: the whole room), with such diverse artists. There is also a sampler of the fest, you can get a copy soon via the Econore store. Although it was crazy cold the whole time I enjoyed it a lot. I met nice people (again) and I was very satisfied with the setup and especially with the piezo based mikrophonie module, which allowed me to use the concretfloor and controlling my oscillator in a quite unique way. The rhytmic structure got intensified with the rené sequencer, making me able to programm complex patterns. Beneath this post there are a few impressions of my performance/improvisation which included a playback of “feellikedeath” in front of wallpaintings by Lars Wolter. Pictures were taken by Reinhardt Schneider, see more here. Thanks again to everyone, especially to Julian Flemming and Markus Radermacher!