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Christina Kubisch – ‘Schall und Klang’ CD
»Schall und Klang« is the result of Christina Kubisch’s extensive fieldwork on the trail of Hermann Scherchen (1891-1966), conductor and key figure in 20th century new music. After moving to the village of Gravesano (Ticino/Northern Italy) in 1954, Scherchen established an electroacoustic experimental studio on his premises and created a meeting place for scientists, composers, musicians and sound engineers from all over the world. Among his guests were Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari, Edgar Varèse and Luigi Nono, just to name a few. Originally commissioned and broadcasted by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, »Schall und Klang« is a personal portrait of Scherchen and his time in Gravesano. Kubisch brings together archival footage from the Scherchen estate and the Scherchen archive at Akademie der Künste in Berlin, tape recordings, recited texts from Scherchen’s own quarterly »Gravesaner Blätter« as well as her own compositions and field recordings referring to her research made on site in 2016. »I have built this studio for myself […] as a direct activity for my existence. I live Gravesano« (Hermann Scherchen) Production: Deutschlandfunk Kultur / Studio für Elektroakustische Musik der Akademie der Künste / Studio Hoppegarten 2017. Edition of 500 copies in Digipak, incl. 8pp booklet with photos and texts by Christina Kubisch. Christina Kubisch, born 1948 in Bremen, belongs to the first generation of sound artists in Germany. Studied painting, music and electronics. Own compositions since 1972. From 1980 increased sound installations, sound sculptures as well as electroacoustic compositions and radio plays. International scholarships and awards. Teaching as a professor of audiovisual art from 1994 to 2003 at Kunsthochschule Saarbrücken. Christina Kubisch is a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts. In 2016 she was awarded the Karl Sczuka Prize together with Peter Kutin and Florian Kindlinger for the piece “Desert Bloom” (WDR 2015). Her musical works have been released by labels such as Important Records, Edition RZ, Cramps Records and Gruenrekorder. Kubisch lives in Hoppegarten near Berlin.

Stefan Roigk – ‘Suffering For The Promised’ LP
Being in the making – or un-making – for the past 14 years, Stefan Roigk’s »Suffering For The Promised« has gone through many stages, from being finished, revoked, left untouched, reworked, discussed to finally getting banned onto vinyl in its ultimate and irrevocable form. An atmospherically intense but yet utterly fragile piece, combining concrete sounds, field recordings and devotional vocal fragments to an eclectic and highly intimate composition, consolidating Roigk’s position as one of the top players in the game. Edition of 316 copies on black vinyl, incl. full-colour inner sleeve w/ text by Stefan Roigk. Stefan Roigk (b 1974) is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Berlin. Roigk deals with the borders between sound collages, sculptures, installations, film and graphical scores. His artistic strategy lays in the combination of different types of media to one single composition. Roigk’s previous musical works have been released by labels such as Tochnit Aleph and Senufo Editions.

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