Category Archives: Materiaal Series

Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Wolfgang Seidel – Materiaal 054︱exRotaprint Sessions 20220415

Materiaal Series, Vol. 054

On April 15, 2022, Bernhard and Wolfgang Seidel met for a recording session in Wolfgang’s studio that is situated in a former printing press manufacturing plant in Berlin’s Wedding district.

Wolfgang’s studio is not only equipped with a wide range of electronic musical instruments, but also various acoustic percussion instruments and all kinds of sound sources are ready miked and prepared for recordings at any time. And so, the recording session took place in a very focussed mood, and it then resulted into something that has quite a narrational and heteromorphic flow.

The recordings were mixed by Wolfgang. For the second piece he later overdubbed additional drums. Also, the length of the two tracks is intentionally set to suggest a vinyl release.

Christine Kriegerowski depicted the musicians as stylites or pillar-saints. Stylites are a type of Christian ascetic who lives on pillars, they believe that the mortification of their bodies would help ensure the salvation of their souls.
This image of the two musicians as pillar-saints is of course not without self-irony and alludes to how much musicians of this genre are on a lost cause.

credits

Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Keyboards and Electronics
Wolgang Seidel: Buchla Music Easel, EMS VCS 3, electronics, drums and percussions

Mixing and editing: Wolfgang Seidel

Mastering: Markus Reuter

Artwork: Christine Kriegerowski (kriegerowski.org)

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Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Alexander Paul Dowerk – Materiaal 053︱Vault Amusement 20220212

Materiaal Series, Vol. 053

On February 12, 2022, Alexander Paul Dowerk, a Berlin-based music producer, composer and touch guitarist, was invited to a Materiaal recording session at the Secret Vault Studio in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
The recordings resulted in a complex and powerful interplay between Bernhard and Alexander, rich in variety. Alexander brought a strong sense of detail and groove with complex rhythmical structures to Bernhard’s impromtu electronica madness.

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credits

Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Keyboards and Electronics
Alexander Paul Dowerk: Touch Guitars U8 Deluxe

Mixing and mastering: Markus Reuter

Video production: Alexander Paul Dowerk
Camera: Yuliia Dowerk

Artwork: Christine Kriegerowski

Subterranean – Full Video

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Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Volker Lankow – Materiaal 052︱Studio Session 20210812

Materiaal Series, Vol. 052

A set of impromptu performed electronic music, recorded on August 12, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.

It’s August 2021, and the live public music scene is still in a state of total gridlock. But for a musician it also doesn’t seem to be an appropriate reaction to stop making music altogether. Hoping for better times, I invited Volker to my studio for a recording session.

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credits

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

Editing, mixing and mastering: Markus Reuter
Cover drawing: Christine Kriegerowski

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Wöstheinrich, Lankow & von Garnier – Materiaal 051︱The Wilhelmshagen Sessions 20210917

Materiaal Series, Vol. 051

Recording of a studio session at Andreas von Garnier’s Synthasis Studio in Wilhelmshagen, Berlin, September 17, 2021.

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

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Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Materiaal 050︱Studio Session 20210730

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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