Materiaal Series, Part XLI | released April 2, 2021 |
A performance set of improvised electronic music, recorded at March 21, 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.
The artwork Christine Kriegerowski has created for this issue of the Materiaal Release Series shows Bernhard in his childhood, imagining how he would one day become a musician, and then reminiscing about his childhood again.
“I knew and appreciated Bernhard’s music for quite some time, but was introduced to his graphical design activities only when preparing the CD and booklet for Unquiet Music Ltd’s “In the name of” that was issued late 2020.
I had selected a few images and had some ideas, but couldn’t give them a proper form. I must say that the huge diversity and daring quality of Bernhard’s work seemed a natural fit since these were precisely the aspects of the music I wanted to illustrate. And it went beyond expectation.
Although – or maybe because – he was so experimented, Bernhard’s approach was quite respectful and flexible, and the embryonic ideas I had put forward were well nurtured and grew up quickly. Some photos were re-worked, and a new original drawing from Bernhard was included for “The father” section, based on a poor quality picture I took in Nigeria some 25 years ago.
The overall color and feel of the package was adjusted in details, with a slight gradient of blue green, and we came with an “homogeneous patchwork” well in tone of the hour of musical experience proposed. Friendly, focused and fearless. Thank you Bernhard.” – Jean-Philippe Rossi
Recording of the second session together with the artist Wolfgang Spahn, taking place at Wolfgang‘s studio at Gerichtshöfe, January 22, 2021; district Wedding in Berlin. In these sessions we are sounding out and exploring possibilities for our collaboration project.
Online Event Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9 PM UTC+01 – 10 PM UTC+01 Price: Free Duration: 1 hr
Re-stream of the fantastic Centrozoon live performance from 08/03/2021, this time with the full audio from the beginning and the band in the YouTube chat. Enjoy the gig and ask them your questions, we look forward to seeing you all there.
Centrozoon with rhythm section: Markus Reuter, Bernhard Wöstheinrich plus Shawn Crowder (drums), Alexander Dowerk (Touch Guitar), You can expect fantastic musical landscapes with ambient, fusion and polyrhythmic textures. Make sure to tune in! Recorded and mixed live at Castle Studios on March 8th, 2021. Due to an audio cut-out at the beginning of the performance we decided to re-stream the event so that everyone can enjoy it in whole.