all started… anytime last year. I cannot remember for what
reason but since then I regularly got the dates of the GERÄUSCHWELTEN,
taking place in my hometown Muenster (and sometimes Cologne too).
This event gives stage for experimental sounds you soonest can
put into a drawer for Industrial/Electro/Ambient. In a state of
surreal perception (was a strange day) I finally made attending
the last event before the summer recess. I had no idea what to
expect. I have heard a lot of this event before and I have read
the descriptions of the artists that took part in this. So I had
something in mind while reading all that but I of course was miles
away from the reality ;) I showed up on time (as I always do)
just to notice that the announced time was not the beginning,
just the door’s time. But I luckily was not the only one
out of it… This again gave possibility to deal with the
drawings of Paula Müllers exhibition: C’est la dynamique!
– that can be seen in the lounge of the multi-culture center
“With the courage to colors and forms, that – free
of mental-logical structures – energetically meet in the
space installation of Paula Mueller; her works break through the
attempt bringing order in the play with dense, confused appearing
mixing technology, using photo wallpaper and the Matterhorn. Disturbing
and exciting the tendency appears – on the basis of words,
clauses, worded thought pieces – giving also unselected
brio room for artistic expression.” There was a lot to discover,
strange things and approaches, making me thinking (exhibition
is taking place till end of June / open from 9 am – 9 pm).
Looking at these images intensified my own perception, so that
I even attached importance to the tentacle proof of paid mite
which was banned on my skin. Around 9 pm and together with 24
people I was meeting my first “noise world”…
DAS SYNTHETISCHE MISCHGEWEBE :.
Noises, Hypnagogia...” While “concrete noise”
offers a clear statement I got completely calfused with the second
term which describes sort of extended state of mind everybody
is running thru while falling asleep. Not awake anymore but still
not sleeping. A state that quite often gets named as source of
creative thinking and imagination. But how to balance this state
with “concrete noise”? One have to be in this state
to realize the entire spectrum of created soundscapes? Or is it
mastermind Guido Hübner (this time on the road with Richard
Rupenus / New Blockaders) who needs this state to get the ideas
for this project? However, one must have experienced DSM!
How to interpret it afterwards?… That’s left on yourself.
I personally have to confess that I never have seen so many household
appliances you can create such noise with. In the middle of the
room a huge table was put up (people were sitting around) with
tons of things on it and plastic flowerpots with incorporated
speakers lying around in the room like “offshoots”.
Each and everything was wired and set under electricity in its
electric fields utensils were dancing between the polarities creating
unexpected noises. There were salad bowls, electric toothbrushes,
old coffee mills, egg-timers, alarm bells, ratchets, jingling
balls for cats, bike taillights, electric razors, wire brush,
dictating machine, little toy cars, plastic pigs, empty mustard
glasses, small glass balls, blown up one-way-gloves, a hand sewing-machine
and biscuit boxes. In addition a mixer on every side for the players.
The partly pre-produced compositions from an mpeg-player got combined
with the created sounds, sometimes fragmented, sometimes as massive
sound collages. Every of these show sis unique! You never can
forecast how the sound experiments will turn out and if everything
works the way it was meant. An audible pleasure to go astray…
solo project one will find Andrew Lagowski (S.E.T.I., Terror Against
Terror, Isolrubin B.K., Lustmord), for more than 20 years one
of the most renowned and important artists of the electronic scene
in UK. In LEGION he is addicting himself to a
dark Ambience-cosmos, marked by obscure noises and misguided communication
streams. Andrew’s music is a holistic sound event with massive,
dark and melancholic sound collages wavelike going up and down.
While listening to this great and painful music the attention
gets directed to the big screen, visualizing as symbiosis of likewise
disturbing pictures and music, full of beauty, reluctance and
horror. It all creates an atmosphere one can get lost into but
never feels comfortable.
one thing I’d like to nag about was the volume. It was too
loud, but that might have been a means to an end, not letting
the listeners feeling too comfy. I watched many people edgy sliding
on their chairs. And of course the shows were way too short. We
got barley an hour of each artist. Especially to LEGION
I could have listened to much longer.
Anyway, now the GERÄUSCHWELTEN have its
summer break, coming back in October again. One thing is clear:
the first one was definitely not the last one I want to dive into!