Materiaal Series, Vol. 050
A performance set of improvised electronic music, recorded on July 30, 2021, in Berlin, Germany.
Composed, programmed, and recorded in real-time by a crazy mind and his laptop. No prepared sequences, patterns, or melodies used.
We are celebrating the 50th release of the Materiaal Release Series! The first seven releases of the Materiaal Series were from the 2015 concert tour of the USA, beginning with “Live at Stockton University 2015” performed live on Mark Dickson’s radio show, Digital Dreams (WLFR-FM).
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For the last six years, various recordings of live performances, collaborative sessions and sonic experiments, as well as older music that has not yet been released have been released as part of the Materiaal Series. The Materiaal Series is meant to be unplanned, improvised, and raw; nonetheless, the caliber of the recordings is on par with those of typical studio releases as each release is carefully edited and mastered.
This current 50th release is a set of impromptu performed electronic music, recorded in one pass at July 30, 2021, in Berlin, Germany. It embraces a completely new live composition technique: a cutting-edge mix of generative systems and improvisation developed for musical space travels.
Artist Christine Kriegerowski provides the visuals for the Materiaal Series, freely channeling the music while creating via colored pencils, pens, watercolors, or pictures identifying with the creation of the music, a place, or an anecdote inspired by her own listening experience. This time she has assembled many godmothers and godfathers – of her drawings and of Bernhard’s music – in a group picture over the image of a golden wedding anniversary in the 1950s.
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