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Zeitdehner (time stretcher) is one man's output channel for sonic abstractions.The pieces depict events, feelings, thoughts, facts, illusions and realities in a simple and focussed way, with much attention given to moods, textures, density and resolution. Going down to the very grain of the image, like an examination of a Polaroid snapshot through a looking glass or a microscope, like putting the time & space flux through a sample & hold device. Sometimes zooming back out to get a broader picture, thus altering the very sense, the perception of time & space, hence "Zeitdehner". Always looking to reconcile the abstract with the concrete. These microfictions are created exclusively on modular synthesizers. The approach is to use no multi tracking techniques, instead capturing the patch live, as it is, in real time. This is to retain the spontaneity and the live nature of the work, with all the idiosyncrasies of the methodology. The computer is only used to capture the, so to speak, unaltered ephemeral moments.

I've always been fascinated by electronic music and what better instrument than the synthesizer to create such music? Over the years, I used lots of different types of synthesizers, all with their particular interface, set of features and character, but never was I fully satisfied. Eventually I found satisfaction in starting a modular synthesizer. This type of instrument is taylor made for my approach to electronic music and my way of working. I love the ergonomy, the aesthetics, the sensual, physical and intellectual relationship with the instrument. It offers me quasi total functional freedom and the means to explore the realms of my creational processes, limited only by my own imagination. The resulting music is, at last, up to my expectations. The music in itself is more of abstract soundscapes than the casual, academic forms. I would not dare to call it experimental, as this has all been done long before by real experimentalists and sonic pioneers. "Its substance is in the instant, the ephemeral, like a split second in eternity, like polaroid snapshots of the fabric of time and space, like depictions of the Human nature within Nature and the Universe".So do they say...

Zeitdehner Brüsel, Belgium

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  • A Comment on Giorgio Sancristoforo's
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    Webern's Moon Landing at 13.57
    on July 16, 2014 21:25
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    #310 - The Magic Of A More Or Less Anonymous Au... at 2.24
    on July 09, 2014 08:32

    Ah, it's been a long time since I've heard a "linear" piece from you... i must say I very much prefer this to your more "fractured" productions (which are most of the time also quite fantastic)...Lovely !

  • A Comment on Woolight's
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    Impro June 23 at 13.04
    on June 24, 2014 11:21

    Tcheu ! ça plane pour toi... :-) Tout bon !

  • A Comment on Giorgio Sancristoforo's
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    The apprentice at 8.10
    on June 23, 2014 08:03

    Fantastic ! Please gratify us with a vinyl release of some of your electroacoustic works ...

  • A Comment on Ian Mantripp's
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    Wearing A Hat Of Stars Pt1 at 5.53
    on June 17, 2014 09:27

    Very nice, Ian !

  • A Comment on motorcrank the engine's
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    Neaselop at 4.00
    on June 14, 2014 11:23

    Excellent !

  • A Comment on phisynth's
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    #300 - embedded somewhere in the darkness at 3.35
    on June 14, 2014 09:20

    Absolutely love it from here on... impressive soundscape !

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    Models Of My Life at 6.03
    on June 13, 2014 13:54

    What a great album, one of my favorites when it was first released... kinda vintage now but still very much relevant and moving

  • A Comment on Zeitdehner's
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    Krell forgery at 8.55
    on May 28, 2014 05:20

    @25D: oui, ça doit être ça ;-)

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    May 08, 2014 (verbos harmonic oscillator) at 3.16
    on May 11, 2014 09:22

    Just plain lovely...irresistible sines !

  • A Comment on phisynth's
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    #291 - the distances medically necessary to mai... at 5.51
    on May 08, 2014 21:19

    Excellent ! Un p'tit côté Prothese/Underviewer (projets pré-Front242) des plus réjouissants :-)

  • A Comment on Zeitdehner's
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    Motorik at 0.59
    on May 08, 2014 09:22

    @AnNur: No, just two analogue oscillators crossmoding each other in PWM, Lin and Exp FM, through a rectifier and a wave multiplier, through a frequency shifter with a delay in its feedback loop and into a spring reverb,no filtering applied, various sub audio rate modulations. Only Modcan B series modules were used, nothing else. Glad you liked it !

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    E102 First Test at 3.23
    on May 08, 2014 09:05

    That was nice !

  • A Comment on Dr Berndt Hoffmann's
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    Aalto Geist at 9.19
    on May 07, 2014 21:10

    Very beautiful !

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    Magneticring - Live Jan 24 2014 at 7.40
    on May 03, 2014 09:30

    Deliciously cheesy

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    Free Time impro at Alpaga 12/04/14 at 2.46.23
    on April 15, 2014 07:52

    waow ! solide session :-)

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    Happy ending drone at 6.04
    on April 14, 2014 13:02

    Delicious !

  • A Comment on phisynth's
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    Modular vid #148 at 5.15
    on April 10, 2014 21:43

    "Classic" electronica at its best !

  • A Comment on phisynth's
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    #286 - frozen datascapes appear like digital mist at 3.56
    on April 09, 2014 07:28

    Quite an unusual type of production coming from you, but I like this very much too :-)

  • A Comment on Emmanuel Holterbach's
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    with Julia Eckhardt - Premier mouvement essayé ... at 6.16
    on April 01, 2014 09:32

    Magnifique !

  • A Comment on Kymátika's
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    Electro-Acoustic Division **** Invierno at 6.21
    on March 30, 2014 23:34

    Pure bliss !

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    Clicks & Clocks - 2014 at 3.17
    on March 29, 2014 16:15

    Délectable !

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    Cordes Verre - 2014 at 4.28
    on March 29, 2014 16:10

    splendide !

  • A Comment on Tarissuoc's
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    Plics & Ploucs - 2014 at 3.50
    on March 29, 2014 16:04
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    Rhinoscopia - 2014 at 4.07
    on March 29, 2014 16:02

    Oh Yessss !

  • A Comment on Tarissuoc's
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    Panel & Panel (For Jim) - 2014 at 7.38
    on March 29, 2014 15:53

    Un vrai régal !

  • A Comment on phisynth's
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    #280 - a slightly haunting conceptual moment in... at 2.49
    on March 26, 2014 17:15

    @phisynth: oh Yes, soothing sounds for babies ... love them !

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    Minimal Shape (WIP) at 4.38
    on March 24, 2014 22:02

    C'est pas dans mes habitudes de "liker" ce genre de track, mais là je dois dire que tu as fait fort ! Tout bon :-)

  • A Comment on phisynth's
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    #280 - a slightly haunting conceptual moment in... at 2.49
    on March 24, 2014 21:46

    The apogee in a sublime series...

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    Totem at 2.07
    on March 23, 2014 22:45

    Cool ! Il sonnes bien ce Phaser, c'est quoi ?

  • A Comment on Sonic Boom Sound Art's
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    Pleasant Machines at 35.20
    on March 19, 2014 22:49

    Fantastic textures in there... I really dig this kind of impro !

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    Why the Eye-Papillon at 2.46
    on March 19, 2014 22:40

    Excellent !

  • A Comment on Volt Cage Orchestra's
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    La Mami Session #2 at 35.19
    on March 15, 2014 10:12

    Chouette session ! Merci

  • A Comment on Zeitdehner's
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    Is There In Truth No Beauty ? at 9.33
    on March 03, 2014 10:04

    @Placement: To cosset = dorloter in French ... I like that :-)

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    Serge WAD loops - harmonics at 3.01
    on March 03, 2014 09:47
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    Wishes Left By A Gate at 2.04
    on March 01, 2014 12:36

    Absolutely delicious ! I particularly like the steady, easy flow and the perfect balance between played sounds and field recordings...

  • A Comment on phisynth's
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    DRM1+DRM1X test 2 at 1.49
    on March 01, 2014 07:30

    Excellent !

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    Layers Of Shnth at 1.17
    on February 20, 2014 21:03

    Lovely Shamanistic session

  • A Comment on Zeitdehner's
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    Is There In Truth No Beauty ? at 1.20
    on February 15, 2014 09:39

    Thanks for listening ! Feedback is tricky and all over this piece...missed my point in some places... couldn't tweak two knobs and play the bass at the same time, but that's what live electronics is all about and where experience comes in...

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    Duplan - Bocal There at 3.15
    on February 11, 2014 21:47

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