In 2007, Frank Bretschneider was invited to compose music for the Subharchord, a unique electronic instrument developed during the 1960’s at the RFZ, the technical center for radio and television of the East German postal service.
Built in a limited edition of eight machines total, only three Subharcords (in Vienna, Trondheim and Berlin) are believed to survive to this day.
The Subharchord is, broadly defined, a subharmonic sound generator, comparable soundwise to the Mixturtrautonium. It’s suggested main purpose was to be the central “special effects” machine at film or broadcast studios.
Frank Bretschneider | Kippschwingungen Part VI
Bretschneider’s aim was to combine an almost forgotten technology with the music and production methods of today. He explored the instrument for two weeks and was excited by the beautiful and extremely powerful sound.
He decided to use mainly the extraordinarily narrow-band “Mel”-filter and the built-in “Rhythmisierungseinrichtung” (rhythmization installation).
Frank Bretschneider | Kippschwingungen live at Funkhaus
For additional modulation, Bretschneider used a Clavia Micro Modular, generating alternating sinewaves on the ring modulator input of the instrument.
The first performance took place in June 2007 in Berlin, Germany, as part of the TESLA-Werkstatt Klangapparate project, followed by a second concert in November the same year at Wien Modern festival in Vienna, Austria.
Tarik Barri | Versum | Go
Tarik Barri is a traveller in audiovisual space. He created a synaesthetic universe where you listen to the light and watch the sound.
In his live performances, he takes the audience on a mind-bending journey through ever-evolving constellations of beating, singing and dancing stars, shapes and patterns.
Tarik Barri & Monolake | Versum Fluor
He makes music literally ‘on the fly’ while freely navigating and exploring his own three-dimensional creations. His journey at KW will feature live vocals and visuals from performer Lea Fabrikant.
In addition to his solo work, Tarik also works as a purely visual artist, collaborating with musicians such as Atoms For Peace or Monolake for their live shows. His audiovisual debut album will be released in 2014.
Frank Bretschneider & Tarik Barri (with performance by Lea Fabrikant) LIVE
presented by FEED
Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 19:00 CET
FEED at Kunstwerke | Auguststraße 69 | 10117 Berlin/Mitte