Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Letterpress Soundscapes

Materiaal Series, Part 059

Music for the opening of the exhibition titled “Weil es wirklich wichtig ist” (“Because it really matters”) by Manfred Makowski, which took place at the house of the county council Gütersloh, October 27, 2022.

The main subject of this exhibition were historical methods of printing. Manfred has made it his duty to preserve these techniques and to work creatively with them. Hence this present music session includes sounds and noises from various letterpress machines and other ambient sounds from printing plants and the like.

credits

Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Keyboards, Samplers, Synthesizers and Sequencers

Editing & mixing: Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Mastering: Markus Reuter
Cover drawing: Christine Kriegerowski

Thank you to Kerstin & Wolfgang Hein, Sarah & Manfred Makowski.

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Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Leander Reininghaus – billions of years before the end of the world

Materiaal Series, Part 058

Recording of the live performance by Bernhard Wöstheinrich and Leander Reininghaus on the occasion of the finissage of Christine Kriegerowski and Bernd Riehm’s exhibition “Billions of years before the end of the world, rhapsody for two” at Wolfram Spyra’s Gallery World Wide Window, August 21th, 2022

Leander and Bernhard have picked up the vibes of the detailed, lively, desperately admonishing, but always humorously distanced images by Riehm and Kriegerowski and complemented them musically the with their mesmerising, yet powerful soundscapes, full of atmosphere.

credits

Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer
Leander Reininghaus – Keyboards, iPad

Editing and mastering: Markus Reuter
Artwork by Christine Kriegerowski (kriegerowski.org)

Special thanks to Wolfram Spyra and Roksana Vikaluk for their
generous hospitality!

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Live-Performance: A Letterpress Sound Collage

Live-Performance at the exhibition opening of the exhibition “Weil es wirklich wichtig ist” (“Because it really matters”) by Manfred Makowski at Kreishaus Gütersloh, October 27, 2022, 18:00

A Letterpress Sound Collage; Soundscapes created from printing presses noises

Kreishaus Gütersloh, Herzebrocker Straße 140, 33334 Gütersloh

Entrance: free

Art Society Gütersloh

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centrozoon – 217 release series


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In November 2016 centrozoon, consisting of Markus Reuter and myself, went on a 20th anniversary tour to the US.
On this tour we were mixing our space music and experimental electronica in varying ratios, depending on the nature of the context we were performing in.
Having started to perform together in 1996, this series of concerts is a personal celebration of a long-term artistic collaboration.

We recorded each of those performances and we are making them available in our 217 series releases.

George Bley, or tour manager, driver and jack-of-all-trades, wrote down a few lines of his very personal reflections for each evening & release.

These recordings are unedited and the mix is just like what was going out to the P.A. that night. That might include clicks and digital dropouts.


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Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Dirk Schlömer – ORNMTL 20220712

Materiaal Series, Part 057

ORNMNTL is an offspring from the organic groove music project Ornah-Mental by Dirk Schlömer. I joined Dirk in 2018 to work on the release „Strong and Stable“ and play a few live gigs.

Dirk Schlömer is no stranger to the German music scene. Born in Cologne, he was guitarist in the german band “Ton Steine Scherben“; one of the first and most influential German language rock bands of the 1970s and early 1980s, a musical mouthpiece of a new left movement during that time and in their hometown of West Berlin in particular. Schlömer also worked closely with Rio Reiser, the front man of that same band, but who later started to work as a solo artist. Furthermore Schlömer was the Mastermind of “Das Zeichen“, a german gothic-ethno project, to name just those out of many others bands and projects worth mentioning.

When we were working on Ornah-Mental’s current release „Strong and Stable“ I had the idea create music in the same manner, but with a more playful approach, also with having potential live performances in mind.


credits
Bernhard Wöstheinrich: synthesizers, keyboards, live sequencing and live arrangement
Dirk Schlömer: Guitars & Vocals

Editing & mixing: Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Mastering: Markus Reuter
Cover drawing: Christine Kriegerowski

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