November 22, 2017

Wolfgang Tillmans - Hamburg Süd/ Nee Iyaow Eow Eow (Kunstverein In Hamburg 2017)

fragile05CD includes a 35-minute sound installation audio piece, in DVD case, 48-page booklet. Publication is being released as part of the exhibition: Wolfgang Tillmans: There were 30 years between 1943 and 1973. 30 years from 1973 was the year 2003 at Kunstverein in Hamburg from 23 September to 12 November 2017. Recordings, sleeve and booklet by Wolfgang Tillmans. Tracklist: Tracklist: Hamburg Süd / Nee IYaow eow eow 1 Hamburg Süd part 1 2 MMMMM aah 3 Hamburg Süd part 2 4 HaHaHaHa 5 Hamburg Süd part 3 6 Nee IYaow eow eow 7 Hamburg Süd part 4 8 EEEEEEEhh 9 Hamburg Süd part 5 10 Device Control (intro) 11 Hamburg Süd part 6 Further listening: 12 It’s Completely Changed 13 Throw A View 14 Mmmmeehh 15 Hihihi hee 16 Soda Stream 17 Overdub (calm to chaos Jul28) 18 Morning Return 19 Make It Up As You Go Along 20 Device Control Info: Wolfgang Tillmans has devised a 35-minute sound installation as part of the exhibition. The installation takes the exhibition’s inner-city context as its starting point, and operates in conjunction with numerous photographs (from a variety of Tillmans’ work phases) and video works to transform the space into a single cinematic whole. The Kunstverein in Hamburg is now releasing the 35-minute sound work Hamburg Süd / Nee IYaow eow eow as a CD, accompanied by a 48-page booklet that features exhibition views photographed and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans. Electronic manipulations of Tillmans’ own voice, made to sound alternately choral, guttural and absurd, are mixed with a kind of sung evocation of the four directions of the compass - to which the exhibition hall is almost exactly aligned. To provide this counterpart voice, Tillmans invited the Hamburg-born and internationally renowned singer Billie Ray Martin. The alternating singing styles are embedded within long silent pauses, when visitors can hear noise from the two routes of traffic between

 

November 22, 2017

KUF - Universe

MACROM55LPKUF create emotion-laden dialogues across layers of time and dimensions of sound. Voices recorded in private are chopped up and brought out center-stage to sing with beats hammered out right here and now. Glowing synths push forward. Basslines rise to grab the melodic role of a track while a vowel is truncated and locked into a grid, driving the rhythm. Voices move within the frame of a sample, performed by hands pushing keys, guided by the ear, immersed in a trio session’s deep flow… A vortex of quirky hands, responsive ears and glowing circuits. Since Thomas A. Edison first recorded the human voice in 1877, the recording arts have changed music forever. Musicians have explored the endless possibilities of bouncing their input onto layers of tape, off the walls of an echo chamber or the circuitry of electronic helpers - technology that modulates, spatializes, shifts, divides or multiplies the work of human hands and mouths. An era of sampling offered a cubistic analysis of the recorded past and DJs took dancers onto intricately fractured time travels. This is the historic foundation that KUF keep probing. Just like the sampler and the DJ before them, they found new ways to re-allocate where machine and man stand when making music together. Most importantly, they turn the resulting friction into sparkling bursts of energy. ‘Universe’ digs deeper into the android vocal chords. The album offers sweeping melodies, different beats and persistent bass. Immerse in the intimacy of the voices, probably recorded in trains, backstage areas and at late night private parties during Berlin Lichtenberg warehouse rehearsals.