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Stangl, Burkhard / Dieb13: Jardin Des Bruits (Mikroton Recordings)

Returning to their duo work together 17 years after their erstwhile records eh, guitarist Burkhard Stangl and turntablist Dieb13 explore and expand the sonic properties of their work in this new "Garden Of Noises", using electronics and recordings of soundscapes from Paris and Montreuil, recorded live at Instants Chavires in France, 2019.
 

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Burkhard Stangl-guitar, electronics

Dieb13-turntables, electronics


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Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: cd 91
Squidco Product Code: 28722

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Instants Chavires and the streets and Metro trains of Paris and Montreuil in May 2019.

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"In 2002 Stangl and dieb13 released their duo album eh, which gave a very thorough and entertaining insight in the possibilities of interactions between guitars and record players. Now, 17 years later, on Jardin Des Bruits, or "Garden Of Noises" they explore and expand the sonic properties of their group sound and include plenty of soundscapes from Paris and Montreuil, where the recordings took place in May 2019.

Burkhard Stangl once said that he allows himself to play his special so-called eh-tuning only in this project, because of its high emotional tension verging on nostalgia. A pair of tracks on Jardin Des Bruits sounds like a farewell to their sonic adventures from 2002 which they masterfully convert to their current musical ideas. Their themes remain particularly alluring and bruitfully fruitful as ever, with each track telling its own engrossing story.

This is sharp, focused contemporary music of the kind, where minimalist motifs meet maximalist outbreaks. Jardin Des Bruits is another landmark recording made by two of the most prolific experimental explorers of sound and music active today.

Burkhard Stangl and dieb13 live and work in Vienna, both being long time protagonists of the local scene as well as travelling and collaborating with musicians from all over the planet. Many of those collaborations and connections have been documented on the double-CD compilation klingt.org: 10 Jahre Bessere Farben [mikroton cd 5 | 6] commemorating the first ten years of existence of named online platform, which was founded and is since being run by dieb13.

Burkhard Stangl needs no further introduction being a remarkable and highly acclaimed guitarist. He explores the full range of sonic possibilities on his guitar, its dynamic, harmonic, melodic and noisy spectrum. This adaptability allows him to get to work in a variety of musical contexts, from collective imrpovised music projects like Polwechsel (until 2004), Efzeg and Schnee to written contemporary music for various ensembles and from solo works to collaborations with Angélica Castelló, Christof Kurzmann, Christian Fennesz and others.

dieb13, also based in Vienna like Stangl, is a particularly active musician, filmmaker, software programmer and theorist. Being a valued improviser and a proven specialist for the musical and technical aspects of turntablism, he played and plays in various groups like Swedish Azz, Efzeg, (Fake) The Facts and collaborated with countless musicians from local and international scenes, among them Billy Roisz, eRikm, Phil Minton, Hans Koch, Mats Gustafsson, Camille Emaille, Anna Högberg, Susanna Gartmayer."-Mikroton



"Viennese guitarist-composer Burkhard Stangl has played in a variety of musical contexts, from modern, chamber jazz projects (check his work with trumpeter Franz Koglmann), to collective, free-improvised outfits that explored noisy spectrums as the Polwechsel quartet, efzeg quintet, Schnee duo (with Christof Kurmann) and Chesterfield duo (with partner Angélica Castelló) to writing contemporary music for various ensembles and solo guitar works. His new releases finds him collaborating with two distinct sound artists, exploring old and new technologies.

Burkhard Stangl and fellow-Viennese turntables wizard-sound artist dieb13 (aka Dieter Kovačič), known from his work with Mats Gustafsson in (Fake) The Facts and Swedish Azz), released their first duo album Eh almost twenty years ago (erstwhile, 2002), parallel to their work with the efzeg quintet. Jardin Des Bruits (Garden Of Noises in French) is an excellent title for Stangl and dieb13's continuous exploration of the sonic interactions and possibilities between guitars and record players, acoustic and electric, old and new. The album was recorded at Instants Chavires and the streets and metro trains of Paris and Montreuil in May 2019, and later mixed by the artists. The artwork is by French, fellow sound artist Julien Ottav, founder and artistic programmer of the experimental music organisation APO33.

Stangl once said that he allows himself to play his special, so-called eh tuning only in his duo with dieb13, because of its high emotional tension verging on nostalgia. And indeed Jardin Des Bruits investigates the tension between innocent, fragile and transparent sounds, often played by Stangl and distorted, dirty and noisy ones, most of the time played by dieb13 on acoustic and electronic gramophones and electronics. Together they create a kind of a suite-story comprised of twenty, minimalist segments, some are only a few seconds long, but all suggest alluring, seductive images, even when both dive head on into abstract yet strangely lyrical, white noises as on "Noisy Track". Stangl and dieb13 pay a symbolic debt to pioneer electroacoustic works on "Sortie de Secours d'IRCAM" (ICRAM is the French Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique where Luciano Berio and Pierre Boulez began their sonic experiments). Both enjoy the playfulness irony of "Kabuki", the cinematic tension of "Godzilla"and the witty "Symphonie für einen Staubsauger" (Symphony for a vacuum cleaner). The emotional version of "eh² live" is a beautiful conclusion of this fascinating journey.

In a way, Jardin Des Bruits is a poetic, sonic reflection of our daily soundtracks, where our most inner and private thoughts are constantly targeted and polluted by random noises and greedy, capitalist corporations and state agencies. Somehow, Stangl and dieb13 offer a clever and balanced perspective that allows us to employ and exploit these disturbing noises to our benefit and cultivate our very own gardens of sounds and noises."-Eyal Hareuveni, The Free Jazz Collective


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Artist Biographies

"Guitarist and composer Burkhard Stangl works in the fields of improvisation, electronica and contemporary classical.

Among many others he played, recorded and collaborated with musicians / groups / composers /artists like Anestis Logothetis, Franz Koglmann, Radu Malfatti, Gunter Schneider, John Butcher, Franz Hautzinger, Taku Sugimoto, Taku Unami, Olga Neuwirth, Polwechsel, Gene Coleman, Kevin Drumm, dieb13, Billy Roisz, Martin Siewert, Boris Hauf, Gustav Deutsch, Oswald Egger, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Katharina Klement, Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Anna Zaradny, Robert Piotrowicz, Patrick K.-H., Klangforum Wien, efzeg, Christian Fennesz, Barbara Romen, Steve Bates, Katharina Ernst, Juan José Rivas, Fernando Vigueras, Mario de Vega, Attila Faravelli, and, last but not least, with his partner in life and art Angélica Castelló."

-Klingt.Org (http://stangl.klingt.org/about)
5/15/2024

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"Dieb13 is the performing name of Dieter Kovačič, a Viennese-based avant-garde musician. He has also performed under the names Takeshi Fumimoto, Echelon, Dieter Bohlen, and dieb14. After appearing on several compilations documenting the burgeoning Viennese avant-garde scene of the late 1990s, he released his first solo album in 2000. He has gone on to perform in a number of collaborations with other notable performers, including Burkhard Stangl, erikm, Mats Gustafsson and the John Butcher Group."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieb13)
5/15/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Helmholtzresonator 9:51

2. Coulee Verte 1:50

3. eh² 6:12

4. Symphonie Nr 94 G-Dur 0:25

5. Frau Am Mond 2:21

6. Sortie de Secours d'IRCAMNoisy Track 7:49

7. Die Lange Ruhige 2:19

8. Miniature Essuyer 9:02

9. Kabuki 0:13

10. Kabuki 3:14

11. 11 Sekunden 0:13

12. Godzilla 3:37

13. Symphonie Fur Einen Staubsauger 1:57

14. Jardin Des Plantes 2:55

15. La Paloma 3:06

16. Gezirpe A 5:09

17. Wenn Die Adria Traumt / Coulee Verte 2 1:50

18.Gezirpe B 3:15

19. Gongerzahler 1:43

20. eh² live 1:17

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