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Wittenburg, Florian: Regenprasseln (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Translating to "rain pattering", German-born international sound artist Florian Wittenburg uses a MetaSynth and the Kyma visual programming language for sound design to emulate the sounds of rain pattering from aperiodic to periodic in two parts, along with heating noises in two parts, and a clock ticking; compellingly structured accompaniment to your personal ambiance.
 

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UPC: 4011778039747

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 2306
Squidco Product Code: 34529

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
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Regenprasseln translates to "rain pattering".



"Into each life some rain must fall. When it fell outside Florian Wittenburg's window, he made this small piece out of it. Delivered in stark white, quality paper stock, it features no text other than author, title and the label's contact information.It opens with the breath of a radiator before the spatter of a rain shower begins to drum on the windowpane, its timbre altered digitally. A ticking clock changes tempo several times before catching its own tail. Regenprasseln is a graceful, five-act playlet, just twenty-seven minutes long, on the little world of the everyday."-Stephen Fruitman, Avant Music News


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Artist Biographies

"Florian Wittenburg, born in Berlin in 1973, studied Music Technology (including instrumental performance) at the Utrecht School of Arts in The Netherlands, where he graduated with distinction in 1999. During this period he studied with performers such as Jannie Pranger, Ben Gerritsen and Jasper van 't Hof, with producers such as Frank van der Weij and Stefan Winter (Music Edition Winter&Winter), with composers Gerard van Wolferen and Barbara Woof, and filmsound designer Rens Machielse. He participated twice as an ensemble player, in 1996 and 1997, at the "Nederlands Filmfestival", accompanying the restored images of rediscovered dutch silent films. Following the international EMMA-programme of study (European Media Masters of Art), he has been awarded the M.A. degree in Sound & Music Technology in 2000.

In 2005 a scholarship brought him to the Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis in Paris, where he attended Masterclasses of Jean-Claude Risset,, Agostino Di Scipio and Curtis Roads.

During and after his study-period he worked together with a.o. conductor/composer Arno Dieteren (Ensemble Contraint), sculptor Willem Fermont (5darc), cellist Jacquelin Hamelink, theremin-virtuoso Lydia Kavina, pianists Nico Huijbregts and Daan Vandewalle, with composer/performer Stephan Froleyks, composer/performer Ned McGowan and with video artists David Baker and Marcel Wierckx. His music is broadcasted mainly by german (Süd-West-Rundfunk, Saarlänidsche and Bayerische Rundfunk) and dutch radio (VPRO, Concertzender, Vrije Geluiden), but also by BBC, RAI, belgian, russian radio and radio stations in America, Canada and Spain.

Simultaneously he was engaged as a web/gui-designer at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (NL). This applied artwork was shown as part of the International Science+Fiction exhibition, where it was shown, amongst other places, at the ZKM Karlsruhe, Nobel Museum Stockholm, Museum for Technology and Emerging Science Tokyo, as well as part of the MS Wissenschaft boat exhibition in Germany."

-Florian Wittenburg Website (http://florianwittenburg.com/biography)
5/15/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Heating Noise (Part 1) 6:14

2. Rain Pattering (Aperiodic - Periodic)(Part 1) 3:35

3. Clock Ticking 7:10

4. Heating Noise (Part 2) 6:14

5. Rain Pattering (Aperiodic - Periodic)(Part 2) 3:37

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