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Leichtmann, Hanno: Minimal Studies (Mikroton Recordings)

Berlin sound artist Hanno Leichtmann's modern version of minimal music with strong connections to dub, ambient and club music, recorded with the help of Kai Fagaschinski (clarinet), Sabine Ercklentz (trumpet), and Alex Stolze (violin).
 

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Hanno Leichtmann-modular system, bass synthesizer, guitar, ebow, organ, sampler, signal processors

Kai Fagaschinski-clarinet

Boris Baltschun-electric pump organ

Sabine Ercklentz-trumpet

Alex Stolze-violin


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Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: cd 24
Squidco Product Code: 17364

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Mastered by Stefan Betke at Scape Mastering Berlin.

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"Under the static moniker Hanno Leichtmann has released 4 albums and several 7" and 12" of electronica / pop between 2001 and 2011, on labels such as CityCentreOffices, Earsugar, Karaoke Kalk and Audio-nl. Hanno Leichtmann is a member of the bands Groupshow (with Jan Jelinek and Andrew Pekler) and Denseland (with David Moss and Hannes Strobl).

As Hanno Leichtmann has recorded 4 albums, the latest is entitled "minimal studies". Leichtmann's modern version of minimal music with strong connections to dub, ambient and club music. Minimal Studies was released in March 2013 on mikroton rec., Moscow and will hit Berlin these days. Two years ago he released the lost soundtrack for Christoph Schlingensief's last movie "African Twintowers", featuring Sir Henry and an Indian music ensemble."-Hanno Leichtman



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"The Berlin-based clarinetist and composer/performer focuses on a subtle musicality of sound and noise phenomena. As an autodidact he has developed dubious manners on his instrument. His music is rooted in abstractness, including increasingly an insidious expressivity and a pre-melodic quality. He works on the borderline of composition and improvisation, with a preference for long-term collaborations.

His projects are The International Nothing - clarinet duo with Michael Thieke (cd: Mainstream, ftarri 2006 / less action, less excitement, less everything, ftarri 2010 / the dark side of success, ftarri 2014), los glissandinos with klaus filip (cd: Stand clear, creative sources 2005), the magic i.D. - Song Project with margareth kammerer, christof kurzmann & michael thieke (cd/vinyl: Till my breath gives out, erstwhile 2008 / i'm so awake - sleepless i feel, staubgold 2011), duo with Burkhard Stangl (cd: Musik - ein portrait in sehnsucht, erstwhile 2009), the dogmatics with Chris Abrahams (lp: The sacrifice for the music became our lifestyle, monotype 2012), here comes the sun with gunter schneider & barbara romen (cd: Here comes the sun, mikroton 2012), Kommando Raumschiff Zitrone with Christof kurzmann (cd: First time ever i saw your face, quincunx 2006), duo with Bernhard Gal (cd: Going round in serpentines, charhizma 2005), rebecca with michael renkel (cd: Rebecca [two variations], charhizma 2003), No Furniture with Boris Baltschun and Axel Dörner (cd: No furniture, creative sources 2003), and (exceptionally) solo.

Kai has been the commander of Raumschiff Zitrone from 2000 to 2006, joined by christof kurzmann in 2002. Recently both commanders have been retired and closed the legendary raumschiff zitrone which has presented concerts of countless international artists. In 2001 he co-initiated together with gregor hotz and conrad noack berlin's experimental music platform www.Echtzeitmusik.De.

Kai was artist-in-residense at quartier21 (part of museumsquartierwien, vienna) in 2004. As a result of fruitful collaborations and good friendships vienna feels like a second home for him."

-Kai Fagaschinski Website (http://kylie.klingt.org/bio.html)
2/21/2024

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Boris Baltschun was born in 1974 in Hansestadt Bremen, Germany and is a improvisor, composer and sound artist. He is known for his work with Serge Baghdassarians in Splitter, and the trio Baghdassarians / Baltschun / Beins.

-Squidco 2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Study One 4:18

2. Study Two 4:03

3. Study Three 4:21

4. Study Four 4:01

5. Study Five 4:24

6. Study Six 4:33

7. Study Seven 4:02

8. Study Eight 4:13

9. Study Nine 3:56

10. Study Ten 5:55

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