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Polwechsel: Polwechsel (Hat [now] ART)


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UPC: 752156011224

Label: Hat [now] ART
Catalog ID: Hat [now] ART112
Squidco Product Code: 2701

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 1998
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Dec. 1, 2, 4 1993; Sept. Sept. 16-17, 1994


Werner Dafeldecker-doublebass, guitar)

Radu Malfatti-trombone

Michael Moser-cello

Burkhard Stangl-guitar

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Hat Art
Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Before April-2006

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descriptions, reviews, &c.
Beautiful early recording by one of the major groups of the 1990s. No lie. Four tracks recorded in 1993.

"Even music evolving from a background like this finds its place in an historical development, although music history hasn't been densely inhabited by musicians and composers who are working towards a productive tension between the poles of improvisation and composition. And the selection becomes even more narrow when restricting the search onto groups of musicians who, in more heroic times, were quick to be named a "collective."-Christian Scheib

Artist Biographies:

"Werner Dafeldecker was born in Vienna in 1964 and studied the double bass which he plays with passion. As a musician, composer and sound artist he takes advantage of the manifold possibilities offered by electro-acoustics. His musical projects are often inspired and deduced by outside influences such as architecture, science, photography and film - partially resulting in the creation of graphical scores for various ensembles and instrumental performers. Werner also focuses on site specific projects, field recording and opposing natural and environmental sounds with synthetic variants. He has built up an extensive sound archive and created several electroacoustic pieces for radio and film. Around ninety sound-recordings are documenting his artistic framework. He held lectures and workshops presenting his work i.a. at University Bellas Artes-Madrid, Hochschule für Gestaltung-Karlsruhe, RMIT University-Melbourne and Edith Cowan University-Perth.

Commissions / Exhibitions / Performances:

Kammermusiktage Witten; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Berliner Festspiele Maerz Musik Festival; Sound field Festival, Chicago; Festival Wien Modern; Festival Hörgänge, Wien; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Steirischer Herbst, Graz; What is Music Festival, Australia; International Music Festival, Vancouver; LMC Festival, London; Dundee Media Festival; Ultraschall Festival, Berlin; SWR; ORF; Salzburger Festspiele; Liquid Architecture Festival, Australia; Darmstädter Ferienkurse; Serralves Festival, Porto, ZKM, Karlsruhe; Museum of Contemprary Art, Zagreb; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Gronland Kammermusikk Festival, Oslo; Festival Mikromusik, Berlin; Borealis Festival, Oslo; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Klangspuren Schwaz, Tirol; Transmediale Festival, Berlin"

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"Radu Malfatti is an Austrian trombone player and composer. He was born in Innsbruck, in the province of Tyrol, on December 16, 1943. He has been described as "among the leaders in redefining the avant-garde as truly on-the-edge art." His work "since the early nineties... has been investigating the edges of ultraminimalism in both his composed and improvised work." He also operates B-Boim, a CD-R only record label focusing on improvised and composed music, much of it his own."

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