LEICHTMANN, HANNO - PRIMITIVA (CD)


"Since the 90s, Berlin-based sound artist Hanno Leichtmann has made a name for himself with diverse collaborations and projects in the realm of minimalistic, experimental music, including his monicker "Static" on the "Label City Centre Offices" imprint. Now, he presents his conceptual album "Primitiva" on the "Exponate" label, curated by Wolfgang Voigt for Kompakt. In his artistic practice, Leichtmann explores sound archives of different kinds. For the sound installation "Primitiva", which took place as part of Fabian Seyd's exhibition Singaja from October 1st, 2015, to December 1st, 2015, at Osthaus Museum Hagen, he used historical recordings of so-called "primitive music" as source material. The extracted sounds were disassembled into sometimes microscopic loops, which, spread across four channels, could be heard from four different parts of the room. In doing so, he directed the attention of the audience towards the smallest components of the music: drums, flutes, singing, screams or just jungle and animal noises, which entered into a dialog through localisation in the room. Leichtmann focussed on recordings from the 50s and 60s, with most diverse sound fragments colliding: rhythmical fragments, made to stutter with the help of loops, encountered choral singing, cut-up recordings of natural sounds came upon wobbling panpipes, muffled stomping and clapping gathered with looped shreds of spoken language. Spread across four channels, 60 approximately 1-2 minutes-long loop miniatures randomly alternated with silence - that's how new and unexpected combinations and sonic superpositions of sounds were constantly generated over the course of several hours, days and weeks in the Osthaus Museum, always oscillating between total silence and several layers of sound. Standing in the middle of the room, you'd be exposed to a 4-channel-surround situation - if you moved around and approached single speakers, however, you were able to zoom in on the different loop layers of the sound collage and make them audible." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2016| EXPONATE | 16.90


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