lärm/silence? ansatz #23 – zwischen digitaler stille und analogen umdrehungen

“lärm/silence? ansatz #23 – zwischen digitaler stille und analogen umdrehungen”

 

3 weeks in installation in spring 2017, now on cd via klanggold records

The sum of all the sounds and moments, of all thoughts and encounters, of all feelings and information results in noise. To some, this overflow may cause the feeling of complete tranquility in order to let the thoughts run free. To the others this noise appears as the most tormenting noise, which must be escaped immediately.

peter schubert alias auvikogue asks in his composition “lärm / silence? ansatz# 23” now if the difference of all these inputs results in silence.
In his sound work, closely related to contemporary minimalism, schubert presents a structure, which is demanding but never with low contrasts, from sampled endless grooves, record players, electroacoustic compositional methods and feedback loops.

“lärm/silence? ansatz #23” tries to raise the question of noise and silence, but leaves it up to the listener to answer this himself. In the reverberation of seemingly infinite turnings, the listener finally has time to devote himself to the theme in a contemplative manner.

releases date: september 23, 2017

 

peter schubert:
turntable
vertigo lp
contact microphones
decoration sand
endless groove/parallel grooves
electromagnetic microphones
field kit
no fx

 

maschinenfabrik

maschinenfabrik

installation at kunstfrühling 2017-05-05 – 2017-05-21 geislingen/steige

two field recordists and soundsculptors, a birthday jubilee, a cultural event, a factory and its history are the ingredients of the project “Maschinenfabrik”, the first common work by andreas usenbenz & auvikogue/peter schubert.

 

nearly 1,5 years after the performance, “Maschinenfabrik” infiltrates 2 rooms of “Alter Zoll”, the old customs building from the 1490ies, with an 8-channel sound installation during kunstfrühling 2017.

 

lärm/silence? ansatz #23 – zwischen digitaler stille und analogen umdrehungen

“lärm/silence? ansatz #23 – zwischen digitaler stille und analogen umdrehungen”

installation at kunstfrühling 2017-05-05 – 2017-05-21 geislingen/steige

 

the sum of all noises and moments, all thoughts and encounters, all feelings and informations results in noise, white noise. for some kind of people this flooding seems like the best chance to let the thoughts run free. for the others this noise appears in the most pesky noise which you have to escape immediately. but is the difference of all these inputs now silence, total silence? does this place or state really exist? is the music over? or still running? or never ever been there ?

“ansatz #23” is trying to ask all these questions but really didn’t get any answers during the installation. but the disc is still running and running….

maschinenfabrik

Maschinenfabrik – Eine akustische Zeitreise durch das Leben von Daniel Straub

two field recordists and soundsculptors, a birthday jubilee, a cultural event, a factory and its history are the ingredients of the project “Maschinenfabrik”, the first common work by andreas usenbenz & auvikogue/peter schubert.

 

“Maschinenfabrik” is a commissioned performance project initiated by peter schubert (geislingen/steige) and andreas usenbenz (ulm) for the opening event of the “kulturherbst 2015”. made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of daniel straub’s birth. straub himself made a large contribution to the industrial development of the city “geislingen an der steige” and it’s famous construction work, the “geislinger steige”. during and since it’s construction in 1850 it is known as one of the steepest railway lines in europe.
we followed the footsteps of straub’s life. supported by archival material, we went outside to do field recordings that followed his varied life. these include the following sections: at the river in the natural reserve where his father’s mill still stands, the grinding process of grain, areas along the railway, the historic secondary line and the sound of robots checking the quality of silverware. the final recordings were made next to straub’s crypt where his wife and son are also buried.
based on these self-made sound documents, we used contemporary composition and production methods to transform the location based media into a sound piece. our pal, visual artist andreas hauslaib (hauslaib lichtwelten, ulm), supported us with video mappings to create a multimedia performance with thematic references to time, sound, video and location at the communication center inside the wmf.

more about daniel straub…

as a son of a miller, straub soon recognized that the water power in this rural area could be used to drive machines which were needed to support the construction sites. here is where the foundation stone for his first factory was placed. after the railway was finished, many people moved from the area around down into the valley. straub supported the evolution of the city with his factory. In the end, being a business man, he founded a factory called the “wmf”, which is still known for cutlery, sauce pans and today offers a wide range of products. after the death of his wife and his son he retreated from his business activities and lived lonely in retirement until his own death.

 

?syntax error 2

FCKBS 011: Auvikogue – ? Syntax Error 2

Limited and hand numbered edition of 5 copies only on recycled diskettes. Comes with a download code.

improvisation with no.input.mixer, c64.emulator and fx
released on floppy kick records
in 2014, re-released in 2017

framework radio

framework radio, a weekly radio show dedicated to photography, field recording and the art of sound-hunting is playing sounds from the releases “diena nakotne” and “heima®t” on edition #382.

listen to the podcast here

rage, edition s21

“wutbürger” (enraged citizen) is the word of the year 2010 in germany. the word represents the dissatisfaction of the population that major political decisions takes place without people getting involved like for example the large construction projekt “stuttgart21”. the track “rage, edition s21” is based on field recordings made during a large protest meeting in stuttgart
released for free download as track#48 of the international email audio art project #5 on archive