In my project, I used a microphone to hear, record and expose the sounds of nature more vividly that we normally don't pay much attention to.
Many of the every-day sounds in Garden Steinhöfel struck to me in my time here: wind, birds chirping, plants swaying, stones falling into a river, metal tubes stroked and hit by a human hand, grass being cut and water flowing.
I then digitally converted them so I could actually produce a piece of music.
These sounds were processed and refined on my computer. I combined them with drum beats, bass lines and even synthesizers to create a piece of original music.
The composition starts with a dialogue between the music and the recorded sounds. It ends in a lively, almost chaotic discussion which resembles an argument.
The human voices on top help link all the musical components.
My work can be summed up like this: A build up of tension that creates unease in the listener but all comes together in a harmonious climax of interesting sounds, funky rhythms and human poetry.
Stimmen/ voices: Tomasz Lach, Anna Maria Meier, Max Hirtz-Wolf
Gedichte/ poems: Lied vom Kindsein – Peter Handke, Erotyk w kwadracie – Karolina Kulakowska,
Der Panther – Rainer Maria Rilke, Sehnsucht – Joseph von Eichendorff, Herbstbild – Friedrich Hebbel,
My heart leaps up – William Wordsworth, Touching from a distance – Deborah Curtis
„Musik ist etwas, das uns hilft, die Welt zu vergessen, und Musik ist etwas, wodurch wir die Welt verstehen können.“