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6. September 2012 0

New CD: EINS BIS SECHZEHN

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Crónica 069~2012 CD

Ephraim Wegner, Julia Weinmann

Anti Matter Plant is very proud to present the new release by Ephraim Wegner & Julia Weinmann, “eins bis sechzehn”, a luxurious CD + booklet edition in a joint release with Crónica and the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.

All photos and audio recordings in this work are taken inside the ruins of former hotels. If one enters such a place, first of all the impression of demolition is overwhelming, while at the same time one finds a fascinating world between decay and renewal. The history of these ruins, with their former purpose of usage as well as the changes caused by time, give the place its own organic life cycle, with plants and animals living inside the ruins and debris.

Locals from the surrounding area are looking for usable raw and building materials. And the beaches are slowly filled up again with tourists from all over the world. Reminiscences of the heyday 1960s up to the 1980s arise when extensive hotel resorts were “le dernier cri” for millions of tourists to make their individual holiday dreams come true. Non-lieus, monofunctionally used areas resembling each other by interchangeability and absence of history. Massive holiday resorts as Heterotopoi as intended by Foucault.

However, a “non-lieu” for one person may be a place for another who identifies with and establishes a special relationship to it. In each of these buildings lots of people lived for only a few days or weeks – sometimes even years – just for the length of their stay. Many short episodes and stories started and ended here, and “Lieu” and “non-lieu” become shunning poles: a “lieu” never disappears completely, just as no absolute “non-lieu” exists.

What remains are the complicated dynamics of identity and relation, of space and time. Inspired by these impressions, both artists built their own virtual hotel composed from the rooms of several ruins. The viewer / auditor is taken through this fictive hotel as a tourist, becoming part of a vacant imaginative place that tells its very own story by means of visual and audible images. The sound of gigantic concrete structures, of the nearby sea, the presence of several, quite small appearing individuals develops an independent existence and give an idea of the former activity. The photographs depict the places where the sound-recordings took place. They are linked chronologically to the composition and by showing the same localities serially they also point out to the functionality of these resorts as places for mass tourism.

In the musical sense the single photo series correspond to the stanzas or sentences of the single subjects. Although parts of the original sound material were processed by FFT or granular synthesis, there is no sound in the whole work that isn’t strictly connected to the locality of the respective picture. In both cases of sound alienation the state of the original recording — the image of a space at a certain time — serves further compositional procedure: by means of FFT certain frequencies were identified and either deleted or boosted; through the application of granular synthesis, the recorded sound is stripped down into several small sonic particles. As places can change their appearance and their atmosphere by certain, sometimes more or less overlapping events, the character of sound can be deconstructed into different time scales, can be analysed and worked on. The stronger it is joined in from the outside, the more the result emancipates itself from his origin.

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21. Juli 2010 0

NEW RELEASE // EPHRAIM WEGNER // AUDIBLE LANDSCAPES

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Cronica052-2010

Crónica is very proud to present a new release by Ephraim Wegner in the Unlimited Release series, “Audible Landscapes”. This release, comprising 6 pieces by Ephraim Wegner, and three remixes: “Sechsundachtzig (für Ephraim)” by @c and “Storm Synthesizer Remix” and “Earthquake Synthesizer Remix” by Durán Vázquez is available as a free download in either 320kbps MP3 or Apple Lossless formats.

Noises dispose of an aesthetic quality being taken up and evaluated far stronger than pictures by the unconscious. In a world where the immense flood of images has made individuals nearly deaf against acoustic stimuli, field recordings offer an unbelievable source of inspiration and imagination. The sound recordings sharpen and sensitise the hearing, reveal apparently well-known, pique curiosity on the unknown and the interest in quite concrete sceneries, in our environment with its tonal variety. As never congruent copies of an independently existing reality they play with the individual adaptation and cognition ability.

The field recordings taped between 2008 and 2009 at places like the Pyrenees, the Atlantic Sea or the Black Forest serve to Ephraim Wegner as basis for compositions of sound sceneries.

Typical tones of certain regions, but also omnipresent everyday noises are processed and edited, put on top of each other, distorted up to unrecognisability and assembled again. Thus musical sound fields / collages and new acoustic rooms are generated which invite to reflexion and abstracting or just listening: The apparently weird, but strangely melodic bell ringing of the flock of sheep in the Pyrenees reveals its musical structure which testifies to astonishing harmony. Heavy rains, thunder storm rumbling, wild buzzing of insects and shrill chirping of crickets mutate to tonal arrangements which remind of minimal music or classical noise every now and then. Everyday occurrences become unusual hearing experiences, the pasture land idyll rumbling wild noise.

You can download “Audible Landscapes” as high-quality MP3 or Apple Lossless files directly from Crónica and free of charge. Donations are welcome! :)

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30. März 2010 0

NEW PODCAST: “THROW~” BY EPHRAIM WEGNER

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EPHRAIM WEGNER “THROW~”

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http://www.cronicaelectronica.org/?p=cronicaster

Throw~ is an instrument originated from the synthesis of different Pd Abstractions created on different occasions during 2009. It combines several synthesis forms and can be played in different manners. The composition of the piece arose from the tonal configuration of the single functions. Throw~ is completely hand played with Pd. Recorded live at the “Music for: CPUs, Instruments and Objects” event, November 2009, in Freiburg.

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9. Juli 2009 0

NEW PODCAST: VARIATIONS (1, 2, 3) BY SKUG

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NEW PODCAST: VARIATIONS (1, 2, 3) BY SKUG

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Skug was founded in Freiburg/Germany by Ephraim Wegner and Florian Huth in 2003. Though meanwhile both musicians live in different towns of Germany, they still meet regularly to compose new pieces of music, to program music software or just in order to make music. The field recordings heard on Variations (1, 2, 3) were recorded between 2007 and 2008 in the Black Forest and reinterpreted with bass, guitar, electronics and brass instruments. On variations 2 and 3 Wolfgang Zumpe plays trumpet and flugelhorn. Skug´s music creates a very visual aspect which gives enough space to the listener to realise his own imagination and to unfold his own fantasy. Like in fine arts, a picture emerges successively by applying one layer of colour after another, Skug create their work bit by bit. Spaces are interchangeable – topoi that exist and can be experienced anytime and everywhere.

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23. Juni 2009 0

Gayle San – Network Compilation | Release

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Cover_front_pioneerRelease Gayle San – Network
Ab Freitag, dem 26. Juni 2009 steht die audiovisuelle LiveMix Compilation von GayleSan in den Regalen. Wir sind stolz auf die in diesem Projekt zusammen geflossenen Ergebnisse aller beteiligten Künstler. Die Veröffentlichung wird begleitet von einer ReleaseTour durch diverse Clubs europäischer Metropolen.
Weitere Informationen und Termine dazu könnt ihr euch über den Newsletter ziehen!

Facts

Title: Gayle San – .network
Release: 06/2009
Genre: Mixed Media | Techno LiveMix Compilation & VJ visuals
Media: CD & DVD
Verlag: EMI
Vetrieb: Intergroove
Realisation: Contact Booking / ProjektionsAreal e.V.



Beschreibung:

The DVD features two specificially programmed and produced videos for each track. No presets or standard visuals have been used, these videos are exclusively made for Network. Europes most popular and award winning visual artists, that already performed for famous events such as Sonne Mond Sterne, Paul van Dyk, Sven Väth World Tour 08, and also worked for clients such as Mercedes, Ford, NFL Europe create an audiovisual unity by mixing visual interpretations according to their related soundtracks.
Auszug Booklettext

Video-Artists

Sound-Artists


Teaser

Go get it here!

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10. Mai 2009 0

Network@Airport Würzburg

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Gayle San@Airport WürzburgA great first touch!

Together with the upcoming release of DJ Gayle San’s audiovisual compilation on DVD, called «Network», an international club tour with DJ Gayle San and various well-known VJs is about to start this summer. The first gig was at the traditional club “Airport Würzburg”.

We are happy to show off some visual insights from this excellent night, with Gayle San spinning the tables and visual artist Wechselplatte forming a team for this event.
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12. Januar 2009 0

Gayle San – Network Compilation | Teaser

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Was lange währt, wird endlich gut…

Und so verschiebt sich der Release zwar auf Mitte diesen Jahres, für alle Ungeduldigen gibt es vorab aber einen kleinen Vorgeschmack.

Seid also gespannt, der Release hat einiges auf dem Kerbholz und wird sich lohnen. ;)

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1. November 2008 1

Gayle San Compilation – «Network»

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Gayle San Visualsound Compilation

Mitte des kommenden Jahres erscheint eine neue Compilation von Gayle San. ProjektionsAreal e.V. übernimmt dabei in Zusammenarbeit mit contact booking die Rolle der Art Direction sowie die Kommunikation der Visual Artists. Die auditive Basis für die von Gayle San gemixten Tracks liefern neben Gayle San selbst Jay Denham, Oscar Mulero, Glenn Wilson, DJ Boss, Cari Lekebusch, Cristian Varela, Space DJz und Eric Sneo. Das Gesamtwerk wird als „enhanced“ Mix-CD/DVD Mitte 2009 in den Regalen stehen, die mit Visualisierungen im Stil live gemixter und aufeinander abgestimmter audiovisueller Performances aufwarten kann, wie sie im Club- und FestivalKontext anzutreffen sind. Den Visuellen Part hierfür übernehmen contentismissing, zoozoozoo, Nicolas Bourbaki, tritamin, Eyefatigue, Shiftpitcher, M0n0mind und Wechselplatte. Erscheinen wird diese Compilation unter dem Dach des EMI-Verlages, vertrieben von InterGroove, unterstützt von Pioneer.

Features

  • Audio Mix CD
  • Visuals DVD

Die DVD hat das PAL Format (code free). Interesse? Dann email an uns.

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18. September 2008 0

CONTACT BOOKING VS. PROJEKTIONSAREAL

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Techno is alive!

Gayle_San_web1contact_booking lädt ein:

Mitte des kommenden Jahres erscheint eine neue Compilation von Gayle San. ProjektionsAreal e.V. übernimmt dabei in Zusammenarbeit mit contact booking die Rolle der Art Direction sowie die Kommunikation der Visual Artists. Die auditive Basis für die von Gayle San gemixten Tracks liefern neben Gayle San selbst unter anderem Artists wie Cari Leckebush, Jay Denham, Cristian Varela und Eric Sneo. Das Gesamtwerk wird als „enhanced“ Mix-CD/DVD Mitte 2009 in den Regalen stehen, die mit Visualisierungen im Stil live gemixter und aufeinander abgestimmter audiovisueller Performances aufwarten kann, wie sie im Club- und FestivalKontext anzutreffen sind. Erscheinen wird diese Compilation unter dem Dach des EMI-Verlages, vertrieben von InterGroove, unterstützt von Pioneer.

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21. Februar 2006 0

Kunstoff

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PA@Kunstoff_VSPA@Kunstoff_RS

Zur Release der Visuals DVD ProjektionsAreal Vol.1 “Coolhunters” bespielt ProjektionsAreal e.V. die Schaufenster der “Kunstoff Gallerie” in Offenburg. Die Virtuelle Ansprache durch Prof. Götz Gruner eröffnet einen elektronischen Abend in loungiger Atmosphäre. Neben  Arbeiten des Künstlers Stefan Strumbel alias “deine Heimat” sind Textilien und Werke weiterer Künstler zu sehen.

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