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Karlheinz Essl and Andrea Nagl - Forms of Life (2019)

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# Forms of Life (2019)
Performance for a dancer playing small instruments & voice with interactive live-electronics

Recorded live at Studio kHz on Oct 31st, 2019.
Mixed and edited at Studio Ölberg on Nov 1st, 2019.

Andrea Nagl: choreography, dance, ocean drum, klangfeile, shrutibox, voice, bells
Karlheinz Essl: composition, live-electronics

Nachtstuck Records is an (electroacousic) free improvisation, electroacoustic, contemporary, and electronica record label founded in Braga, Portugal, in 2013/2014, by Tiago Morais Morgado. The label artist rooster features names such as Karlheinz Essl, John Dikeman, Matthew Ostrowski, Antonio Panda Gianfratti, Gregory Taylor, Vladimir Luchansky, Peter Kirn, etc, sharing a philantropic commitment.

This recording emerged during a studio rehearsal for the dance performance „Forms of Life” in which the dancer Andrea Nagl is also playing some musical instruments. The movement of her body in space and her instrumental actions are organized in a precise choreography which scrutinises the development of life from primeval times to the development of microoganisms and the emergence of animals and humans.

Sounds produced on an oceandrum, a shrutibox, a so called „Klangfeile”, Andrea’s own voice and Indian temple bells are fed into a computer programme conceived by Karlheinz Essl for transforming the life input in realtime and projecting them into the space.

Info: www.essl.at/works/forms-of-life.html

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released January 11, 2020

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Nachtstück Records Braga, Portugal

Nachtstuck Records is an (electroacousic) free improvisation, electroacoustic, contemporary, and electronica record label founded in Braga, Portugal, in 2013/2014, by Tiago Morais Morgado. The label artist rooster features names such as Karlheinz Essl, John Dikeman, Matthew Ostrowski, Antonio Panda Gianfratti, Gregory Taylor, Vladimir Luchansky, Peter Kirn, etc, sharing a philantropic commitment. ... more

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