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Christina Kubisch

Vier Stücke [Four Pieces]

Label: Edition RZ

Format: CD

Genre: Sound Art

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Four pieces from arguably the most cited sound-sculpt of our time, recently fêted via an exposé in The Wire (October 2001). 'Vocrolls II' (1988) consists of recordings of a glass sphere coming to rest in a Tibetan metal bowl, processed in physics-defying fashion through an early desktop port of the now-prevalent phase vocoder algorithm. 'Mouse Ware' (1998) is the soundtrack to an installation (10 different makes and models of computer mouse are preserved in alcohol, accompanied by 10 user-friendly mice mounted on a circular table with tiny contact microphones attached to the shells sending signals to one of ten speakers mounted underneath) that predates the laptop ultra-minimalist live event in sound (akin to a Dat Politics set during a brownout). Christina Kubisch constructed 'Old Sounds Archive' (1999) out of an array of taped bell sound effects located in the archive at the Free Berlin Broadcasting Section, echoing her amazing installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (documented on the Edition RZ Dreaming of a Major Third CD) with a noticeable rhythmic pulse throughout. Finally 'Nostalgico' (1999), a recorded live performance from June of 2000, entices the ears with a variety of creaking and slamming door sounds accompanied by live accordion playing, accenting the similarities in sound and mechanics between the two." -- Hrvatski

Cat. number: RZ 100011
Year: 2000
"Vocrolls" composed in 1988 for Tibetan metal bowl, toy marblr & vocoder. Produced in the Electronic studio of the Berlin technical University. "Mouseware" composed in 1998 for computer mice, mousepads & microphones. Produced in the Electronic studio of the Berlin technical University. "Altgeräuscharchiv" (Old sounds archive) composed in 1999 for alarm bells, ship's bells, door bells, death bells, church bells, bicycle bells, sleigh bells, railway crossing signals, mine bells, school bells, cow bells, etc. Produced at White House Studio and Sender Freies Berlin. "Nostalgico" composed in 1999 for accordion and tape. Recorded live at Sophiensäle, Berlin, 22 June 2000 at the festival Inventionen 2000. Tape produced in the Berlin technical University. Also issued under the same catalogue number in KlangRaumLichtZeit, the catalogue published for her exhibition at the Opel-Villen museum in Rüsselsheim, Germany, July 18 - September, 16, 2000 (ISBN 3-933257-38-7, Kehrer Verlag, 2000). © 2000 Christina Kubisch