"Soirée is the result of extended recycling. Beginning from the investigation of: what will happen if I recycle (not remix) some of my older compositions and then recycle the recyclings and then recycle the recycled recyclings... ad infinitum? Quite quickly the initial pieces vanished totally. New structures and sounds emerged depending on the methods and tools I used.
Each of the pieces on Soirée is based on a distinct composition of my musical past. In each case the listener is presented with the 10th "generation" of this recycling process.
Confronted with the variety of the results I ask myself: Is it really necessary to create further new electronic music if only one piece as a nucleus is sufficient to derive hundreds and hundreds of different distinct individual variants?
Asmus Tietchens (b. 1947, Hamburg, Germany)
1965: First experiments with tape recorders and electronic sound devices (sine wave generator, rhythm machines) and concrete sound material.
1971: Minimoog and 8-track tape recorders
1980: First LP release Nachtstück in France, produced by Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream
1982: begins Industrial music stage
1984: LP Formen letzter Hausmusik released by the Nurse with Wound's label United Dairies.
1984-1989: several LPs on international industrial music labels including Esplendor Geometrico, Hamster Records, A-Mission, Multimood and others.
1985: Experiments with computerized keyboard Fairlight CMI
1986: First journey commissioned by the Goethe-Institut with concerts in Brazil
1989 - 2010: Teaching Sound Design and Sound Research at the University for Applied Sciences in Hamburg
1991: Second journey commissioned by the Goethe-Institut with concerts in the Argentine, Chile and Uruguay
Since 1991: numerous CD releases on international labels (LINE, Staalplaat, Soleilmoon, Selektion, Mille Plateaux, and more)
2003: Karl Sczuka Award for Acoustic Art
2006: Karl Sczuka Award for Acoustic Art
Since 2010: Teaching Sound Design at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg
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