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Polwechsel: Traces Of Wood (Hatology)

Working at the juncture of improvisation and contemporary composition, Polwechsel performs 4 pieces, each composed by a different member of the group, that allow individual players to express themselves while remaining a part of the group.
 

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UPC: 752156071228

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: Hatology712
Squidco Product Code: 18101

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded in March 2010 at SWR, Baden Baden by Alfred Habelitz and in January 2011 at Technische Universitat Wien, Kuppelsaal by Wolfgang Musil.


Personnel:

Burkhard Beins-drums, percussion

Martin Brandlmayr-drums, percussion

Werner Dafeldecker-double bass

Mcihael Moser-cello

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track listing:


1. Adapt/Oppose 14:19

2. Grain Bending #1 19:08

3. Nia Rain Circuit 14:47

4. S 64 14 W 56 37 12:40




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"Central problems of a common aesthetic and history of musical materiality are taken as the starting point for the individual concepts in the four new Polwechsel pieces. The works re-interpret this aesthetic from the perspective of the different approaches of the musicians. However, Traces of Wood is definitely not only about the traces that shared musical material and different personal styles leave in the respective work. It is above all about reflecting the common history that, clearly audible, has been deposited in the materials, personal styles and compositions, and this history is revisited in every nuance of the music... Traces of Wood is a discourse that follows a double movement. It is the sum of a collective effort, and multiplies the results that can be drawn from this sum."- Matthias Haenisch



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Artist Biographies:

"Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations.

Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia as diverse as the LMC Festival (London), Int. Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), SKIF (St. Petersburg), Musiktage (Donaueschingen), Musique Action (Nancy), Choppa Festival (Singapore), Cave 12 (Geneva), The Now now (Sydney), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Kaleidophon (Ulrichsberg), Kid Ailack Music Hall (Tokyo), Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), Liquid Architecture (Australia), Meteo (Mulhouse), Taktlos (CH), Berghain (Berlin), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), Serralves (Porto), Wien Modern (Vienna), MoMA (New York), New Music Festival (Hanoi), Irtijal (Beirut), or Maerzmusik (Berlin).

Alongside his solo work he is a member of the ensembles Polwechsel, Activity Center, The Sealed Knot, Perlonex, Sawt Out, Trio Sowari, Tree, Junk Orbit, Fracture Mechanics, and Splitter Orchester and also works with composers/musicans such as Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Keith Rowe, Axel Dörner, Tarek Atoui, John Tilbury, or Charlemagne Palestine.

Burkhard Beins gives workshops based on his graphic score system Adapt/Oppose, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book "Echtzeitmusik Berlin - Self-Defining a Scene" as well as the curator of a follow-up 3CD compilation featuring the Berlin Echtzeitmusik scene. Meanwhile he has released more than 50 CDs and LPs on labels like Zarek, Erstwhile, 2:13 Music, Hat Hut, Potlatch, Absinth, alt.vinyl, God Records, Mikroton, or Confront."

-Burkhard Beins Website (http://www.burkhardbeins.de/cv.html)
5/19/2017

"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"

-Werner Dafeldecker Website (http://www.dafeldecker.net/information/biography-english.html)
5/19/2017

Other Releases With These Artists:
MIR 8 (Andrea Belfi / Werner Dafeldecker / Hilary Jeffery / Tim Wright)
Perihelion [VINYL]
(Shhpuma)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
(Confront)
Baghdassarians, Serge / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins
Future Perfect
(Mikroton Recordings)
Rydberg (Werner Dafeldecker / Nicolas Bussmann)
Rydberg
(Monotype)
Phillips, Simon James
Blage 3
(Mikroton Recordings)
Beins, Burkhard / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach
Gluck
(Mikroton Recordings)
Allbee, Liz / Burkhard Beins
Mensch Mensch Mensch [VINYL]
(Alt.Vinyl)
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell
Membrane
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Surface/Plane
(Confront)
Kammerer, Margareth
Why Is The Sea So Blue
(Mikroton Recordings)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Live At Cafe Oto
(Confront)
Dafeldecker, Werner & Theo Nabicht
vessels
(Absinth Records)
Moser, Michael
Resonant Cuts: (2 CDs AND BOOK)
(Edition Rz)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
and we disappear
(Another Timbre)
Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs
Phosphor 2
(Potlatch)
Polwechsel & John Tilbury
Field
(Hatology)
Trio Sowari (Beins, Denzler, Durrant)
Shortcut
(Potlatch)
Beins, Burkhard
Disco Prova
(Absinth Records)
Polwechsel
Archives of the North
(Hatology)
Trio Sowari: Durrant / Denzler / Beins
Three Dances
(Potlatch)
Rowe, Keith / Beins, Burkhard
Erstwhile Live 001
(erstwhile)
Polwechsel
Polwechsel
(Hat [now] ART)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Surface/Plane
(Meniscus)
Recommended & Related Releases:
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Sealed Knot, The
Trembling Shade
(Confront)
Baghdassarians, Serge / Boris Baltschun / Burkhard Beins
Future Perfect
(Mikroton Recordings)
Beins, Burkhard / Enrico Malatesta / Michael Vorfeld / Christian Wolfarth / Ingar Zach
Gluck
(Mikroton Recordings)
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell
Membrane
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
All Angels
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Surface/Plane
(Confront)
Kammerer, Margareth
Why Is The Sea So Blue
(Mikroton Recordings)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Live At Cafe Oto
(Confront)
Moser, Michael
Resonant Cuts: (2 CDs AND BOOK)
(Edition Rz)
Sealed Knot, The
Live at the Red Hedgehog
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The
Unwanted Object
(Confront)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
and we disappear
(Another Timbre)
Beins / Dorner / Hayward / Krebs
Phosphor 2
(Potlatch)
Trio Sowari (Beins, Denzler, Durrant)
Shortcut
(Potlatch)
Beins, Burkhard
Disco Prova
(Absinth Records)
Trio Sowari: Durrant / Denzler / Beins
Three Dances
(Potlatch)
Rowe, Keith / Beins, Burkhard
Erstwhile Live 001
(erstwhile)
Sealed Knot, The (Beins / Davies / Wastell)
Surface/Plane
(Meniscus)
Other Recommended Releases:
MIR 8 (Andrea Belfi / Werner Dafeldecker / Hilary Jeffery / Tim Wright)
Perihelion [VINYL]
(Shhpuma)
Abrahams, Chris / Burkhard Beins
Instead Of The Sun
(Herbal International)
Rydberg (Werner Dafeldecker / Nicolas Bussmann)
Rydberg
(Monotype)
Phillips, Simon James
Blage 3
(Mikroton Recordings)
Allbee, Liz / Burkhard Beins
Mensch Mensch Mensch [VINYL]
(Alt.Vinyl)
eRikm / Martin Brandlmayr
Ecotone
(Mikroton Recordings)
Gallio / Streuli
Road Works [CD & DVD]
(Percaso)

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