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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.

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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.

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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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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.


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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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Wöstheinrich, Lankow & von Garnier – Materiaal 056︱The Wilhelmshagen Sessions 20220617

Materiaal Series, Vol. 056

Recording of a studio session at Andreas von Garnier’s Synthasis Studio in Wilhelmshagen, Berlin, June 17, 2022.

The Wilhelmshagen sessions, taking place on a non-regular basis at Andreas’s studio, are a opportunity to experiment, play around, try out various new settings and combinations and eventually go completely bonkers.


The current Wilhelmshagen Session is themed by three potatoes already that overdue to sprout shoots.
The German potato is greatly underestimated in its improvisational talent. But if one only thinks of its origins in the Americas, its changeful history, and the potato’s ability to form these astonishingly baroque shoots, the term “şişko patates” (thick potato) which is commonly used in Turkey for “tubby fat dumb,” does not really apply and it should be understood rather as flattery.

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Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Keyboards, Synthesizers and Sequencers
Volker Lankow – Percussions, Loops and Drones
Andreas von Garnier – Keyboards, Synthesizers and Sequencers

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

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Wöstheinrich, Spahn & Lankow – Materiaal 055︱The Wedding Sessions 20220129

Materiaal Series, Vol. 055

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Recording of the third session together with artist Wolfgang Spahn and his large, self-built modular system in Wolfgang’s studio in the Gerichtshöfe, January 29, 2022; Wedding district in Berlin.

This release is themed op-art, as Christine Kriegerowski has contributed her takes on Vasarely’s “Reech”.

Wolfgang Spahn is an Austrian-German visual artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive installations and performances of light & sound. His art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focuses on both their contradiction and their correlation. That’s why he is also specialized in re-appropriated and re-purposed electronic technologies.

For his creations he explores the abilities of hardware, constantly pushing its limitations in order to make it serve his artistic concept. Recently he developed analogue synthesizers as well as analogue computers and analog neuron networks and uses them to create abstract light-and-sound-sculptures.

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Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Keyboards and virtual synthesizers, Live-Sequencing
Wolfgang Spahn: self-built analog synthesizers and neuron networks
Volker Lankow: drones and samples

Mastering: Markus Reuter

Artwork: Christine Kriegerowski (kriegerowski.org)

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