Spatial Sound Composition

gleAM

gleAM – an ambisonic sound sculpture for BESSY II VSR and an Icosahedral Loudspeaker. A cooperation between researchers of the Department of Accelerator Physics at the Helmholtz-Center Berlin and gksh. Premiere at KONTAKTE Festival, Academy of Arts Berlin on 30.09.2017 and four performances at Helmholtz-Center Berlin on 17.11.2017. Also performed at INSONIC2017 conference at ZKM […]

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Sound Sculpture

Working in the fied of so called “spatialized music” for about 15 years I was asking myself how to describe the phenomena I was producing in loudspeaker environments better, – in other words – how to find descriptions and techniques that are knowledge- and perception-based at the same time? The aim is to find a […]

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Eadweard’s Ear – Muybridge extended

Eadweard’s Ear-Muybridge extended – an interface for composers, dancers and musicians. The dancers’ movements are transformed in real time into a graphical notation by a specially developed interface. The generated movement data are interpreted by musicians on the basis of a trained compositional structure. In turn, they evoke the immediately resulting movements of the dancers.  […]

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wiretapped voids cologne

2013 – 2015 – 14 tracks, 1 Booklet. Originally we were searching for the last building in the series of works {kA}: Oblivious to Gravity in Cologne. For this we received a generous funding by the SK-foundation Cologne. But for 1,5 years it seemed to be impossible to find a vacant building or better to […]

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mirage 1-6

2015 – 2016 mirage 1-6 – sculptural spatial-soundcomposition for an Icosahedral Loudspeaker. A series of works that were created as part of the doctoral thesis Composing with Sculptural Sound Phenomena in Computer Music is based on the experiences from grrawe, firniss and graphic below but establishes a complete different approach to spatial composition. The new […]

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{kA}: Oblivious to Gravity

2010-2015 {kA}: Oblivious to Gravity – series of a building sound composition. >kavs Starting from Graz, six vacant buildings in different European cities were utilized as sound spaces and understood and experienced as an integral part of multi-channel sound compositions. Therefore a series of compositions with and in these buildings was created. Furthermore, empirical values […]

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passing places

Daniel Burkhardt and gksh Edition 20 & 2AE, 2015 8’00” 12 inch I 45 rpm I A side The Edition passing places was created on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition by Daniel Burkhardt at Bruch & Dallas.

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neodym cycle

2014 neodym cycle – published on the DEGEM CD Seltene Erden – Rare Earths Neodym belongs to the group of rare earths. Special property: Strongly magnetizing. Application: Design of super-strong magnets like Neodym-Iron-Bor-Magnets, strong magnet fields for small volumes: Turbines or highly effective electro motors, microphones or loudspeakers in smartphones, operators (hybrid- und electro-motors), enamel […]

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disloyal and treasurable practices

2012-2013 disloyal and treasurable practices – a composition for earplugs and changing environments. Music becomes a pacing device, a screen to block out noises of the environment. In a world in which passive listening is often the norm, the success of any music made intentionally to be listened to actively is endangered. (LEIGH LANDY, The […]

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firniss

2011-2012 firniss – the counterpart to grrawe. While grrawe tries to condense sound to 3D-Sound objects, within firniss I tried to compose surfaces, more permeable and filigree, and as a reference to the underlying object.

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grrawe

2009-2010 grrawe – a sound-composition for 8-channel ring and an icosahedral loudspeaker / 10’37’’. A collaboration between Franz Zotter and gksh. For a couple of years only one inhabitant resided there, and also he was only rarely at home.

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NooK

2004 – 2010 NooK – Dirk Specht und gksh joined for performing and composing experimental music in the electronic ensemble NooK . Both are alumni of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne – postgraduate program for Media Art.

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melt

melt – a 6 channel sound-composition PREMIERE 2009 at International Stage Workshop for Dance, Graz. Installation at Chargesheimer-Prize Exhibition at BBK Cologne, 2009. The whole piece was developed from a single track of recorded melting ice.

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I_LAND

2007-2009 I_LAND – an ambisonic spatial sound composition PREMIERE 07.04.2009 IEM CUBE, Graz. There are wishes and desires that are too strong for the constraints of our earthly lives,that we could surely search for a state of being, in which they become winged,carried by an element to islands, where they can rest. NOVALIS For the […]

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cornerghostaxis # 1

PREMIERE 27.02.2009 IEM CUBE Graz, IMPULS-Academy. cornerghostaxis # 1 – an electroacoustic composition for solo bassoon 2009 invited to Bodily Expression in Electronic Music Symposium (BEEM) at MUMUTH Graz. 2011 invited to New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Oslo.

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Abandonee

2006-2007 Abandonee was premiered on the 26.06.2007 in the CUBE of the IEM in Graz. The composition was featured in January and February 2009 at the DEGEM webradio and in May 2009 at SWR2 – Musik spezial: RADIOPHON. In addition, Abandonee was invited in 2009 to the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. A double […]

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Aubaine

2006-2007, WFS at Fraunhofer Institute of Digital Media, IDMT Aubaine The work was realized with the sound art ensemble NooK – Dirk Specht and gksh – as part of a joint postgraduate project at the KHM, Cologne. The composition focuses on the self-localisation of the individual in (sonic) environments.

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