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Christina Kubisch

Stromsa​̈​nger (LP)

Label: Important Records

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

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Christina Kubisch’s Stromsänger finds this legendary sound artist at the top of her game mixing electromagnetic wave recordings with a score for six voices, creating powerful results.

“The general theme of the composition is the idea of sounds which travel. During a tram ride from the city upto the hills with an old tram I discovered not only stunning views of the surrounding landscape but as well aspecial soundscape. Wearing a custom made induction headphones, I could hear the normally hiddenelectromagneticfields of the tram, which were so impressive and musical to me that I immediately decided tobase my piece for Trondheim Voices on this discovery. As a start, a series of pure vocal recordings were produced by Trondheim Voiceswhile listening to a choice of electromagnetic tram sounds and following score instructions. This material was mixed in my Berlin studioand afterward was played back through a multi-loudspeaker setup into the room of the Elisabeth Church in Berlin and was instantaneously recorded. The emerged recording was played back and recorded again. The process of playing back the previous recording was repeated numerous times, generating numerous “re-recordings”, until the voices sounded aethereal and abstract. The last one of these recordings became thevery beginning of the Stromsängerpiece." - Christina Kubisch, 2024

Stromsänger is based on a collaboration with the Norwegian vocal ensemble Trondheim Voices and on a special experience while researching and recording electromagnetic waves in the city of Trondheim.

Cat. number: IMPREC524
Year: 2024

Trondheim Voices: Sissel Vera Pettersen, Ingrid Lode, Siri Gjære, Anita Kaasbøll, Heidi Skjerve, Natali Abrahamsen Garner

Voice recordings: Daniel Formo, Eckehard Güther, Lars Ove Fossheim
Electromagnetic recordings: Christina Kubisch
Electronic editing of electromagnetic recordings: Tom Thiel
Sound design and mixing in Berlin, sound director concert in Trondheim: Ecki Güther

The premiere of Stromsänger was in the Radhussalen Trondheim August 20th, 2022.