Gunter Muller created these four works by focusing on one cymbal and one singing bowl, which he recorded and processed to create sound sources, and then used to perform these improvisations.
Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: mikroton cd 1
Squidco Product Code: 14343
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Cymbals and a singing bowl were recorded and processed during 2007-08, mixed, compiled and mastered in autumn 2008 at remisch lupsingen. All music and artwork by Günter Müller.
Gunter Muller-cymbals, singing bowl, processing
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1. First Cym 10:50
2. Second Cym 12:33
3. Third Cym 9:15
4. Bowl 15:32
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"cym_bowl is Günter Müller's fourth solo CD. On cym_bowl he follows even more consequently the idea he already realized on his last album 'reframed'; focused on the sound of one cymbal and one singing bowl; he fed his ipods with dozens of variations of processed sounds. Afterwards he conceived with recorded material from sessions he improvised with processed cymbal and bowl sounds only the 4 pieces for his new album. cym_bowl could easily go as a symbol of getting lost in time."-Mikroton
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"Born München, Germany, 1954; drums and electronics. Though born in Germany, Günter Müller has lived in Switzerland since 1966. From 1981 he has been playing a unique drum set with a mobile pick-up and microphone system of his own invention which allows hand-generated sounds on drums and percussion to be modulated electronically. Since 1998 minidiscs, and since 2002 an ipod, have been included in his electronic set. Nowadays he often plays ipod and electronics only.
Müller was a founding member of the trio Nachtluft, with Andres Bosshard and Jacques Widmer, a group that have created sound-installations and sound-architecture, and of the electronic quartet POIRE_Z with Erik M and Voice Crack. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts: solo; in ad-hoc groupings; and often in duo with, among others, Taku Sugimoto, Jason Kahn, Steinbrüchel, Norbert Möslang, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tomas Korber, Lê Quan Ninh, Keith Rowe, Erikm, Carlos Zingaro, Sachiko M, Michel Doneda and Fabrice Charles. Günter Müller runs the record label For 4 Ears.-European Free Improv (EFI) (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mmuller.html)
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