This is a set of impromptu performed music, recorded in one pass at August 22, 2022, in Berlin, Germany.
A classic live looping ambient set; improvised musical phrases are layered on top of each other in a constant process to create a dense and lush soundscape. As the performance continues, the motifs and sound changes slowly fade out to make way for new harmonies and sound progressions.
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Ranging from floating ambient sections, classically inspired synthesizer music to sequencer work-outs and innovative electronica this record documents how Bernhard already then has developed his personal way of performing complex orchestral live looping performances without pre-arrangements.
The release “Live in New Jersey 2011” is from the same tour, and it is very interesting to listen this music in comparison and to understand the connection between the individual performances.
released March 11, 2022
Performed and arranged live by Bernhard Wöstheinrich Mastering: Markus Reuter
Special thanks to Bill Fox and Olaf Tilsner.
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“Undesirable Creatures” is the new collaborative effort of graphic artist Matt Howarth and Bernhard Wöstheinrich; it is the graphic short story of a magician stranded in a post-war Moscow, accompanied by a music soundtrack that embraces, enhances and underscores the eerie mood of the chapters much like a movie score.
The music features a cutting-edge live composition technique: a mix of generative systems and improvisations that Bernhard has developed for his recordings. For this project, special attention was paid to the creation of “magical timbres and odd rhythms.” Visually, the individual panels of the comic strip are transformed into layered animations, much in the way television documentaries alter old photos into something more tangible and with a distinctive depth. The animation pays homage to the classic comic style, yet is modernized with an expanded depth of perspective.
“Undesirable Creatures” will come in different formats; the music soundtrack, comic strip, and movie will be available to download from the Bandcamp page.