Monday, November 20, 2017

Astrid & Ephraim Wegner - Feldstudie Göppingen: Eine akustische Kartographie in 4 Teilen [Verlag Kunsthalle Göppingen]

One of the most conceptual and abstract releases we've reviewed on these pages within the past months is Astrid & Ephraim Wegner's "Feldstudie Göppingen" which has been released in October 2k17. Based on the concept of so-called 'sound walks' the pair developed, timed and composed multiple traces through the town of Göppingen on which one-take Field Recordings were made for a specific period of time on specific locations or in transition, only to be later layered, edited and partly warped through granular synthesis - resulting in a three channel sound installation on display at the Kunsthalle Göttingen from October 3rd to 23rd, 2k16. Mixed down to stereo for this release we're taken into this unique sonic realm, experiencing both a time capsule of multiple real life sound events at a specific point in time as well as their artificial alterations and warped aliasses, accompanied by extended booklets, photographs and detailed graphs explaining and complementing the sonic work to a certain level which, in a well fascinating form, meanders in between Musique Concrete, Field Recordings and intense, highly experimental Electroacoustics. Proper good stuff for the abstract minded. 


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