In our laboratory, Stock and I are using our newly built MIDI-controllers pendulum and crank for the first time. The piece is a vivisection of Mikis Theodorakis‘ song „Tin porta anigo to vradi“, from Ta Lyrica, lyrics by Tassos Livaditis.
Since the basic idea of cranking a MIDI-Sequence is derived from the functionality of a music box, the original music box needs its place in the lab as well. And since the „triplet“, an instrument initially used in a theatre show in 2015, is still working, this punchcard dj instrument appears likewise.
The triplet was designed as a motor driven punchcard DJ set in collaboration with Milan Siegers. The purpose is to play several punchcards at the same time, loop them and have hands free for other instruments. It premiered at the occasion of Büchner’s Leonce und Lena, Theater Koblenz, directed by Matthias Schönfeldt.
The original Pink Elektron project is a mission to outer space started by Susanne Paul and me in 2014. We unpacked all our guitar effects, played our string instruments into loop stations, and added some distorted music box phrases and weird samples – while traveling to the remotest places of the universe.
I had the pleasure of playing violin in the legendary SONAR KOLLEKTIV ORCHESTER. The concept was to present electronic music with an acoustic big band. Apart from performing in Berlin, the orchestra traveled to Warsaw, Milano and Hamburg and recorded a wonderful CD, featuring artists like Clara Hill, Jazzanova, Thief and Meitz.