Recording of the second session together with the artist Wolfgang Spahn, taking place at Wolfgang‘s studio at Gerichtshöfe, Oct. 30, 2020; district Wedding in Berlin. In these sessions we are sounding out and exploring possibilities for our collaboration project.
Performed September 26, 2019 by Christina Ruf and Bernhard Wöstheinrich in Berlin
When ancient astronomers viewed the sky, they saw the Sun, Moon, and stars moving overhead in a regular fashion. The ancients worked from a geocentric perspective for the simple reason that the Earth was where they stood and observed the sky, and it is the sky which appears to move while the ground seems steadfast underfoot.
Initialized and guided by Erik Emil Eskildsen, Christina and Bernhard met in Berlin for an extensive recording session.
Out of their both very lavish musical universes, they cautiously approached each other, concluding in a massive and powerful dialogue.
In their respective ways of creating music, both are circling around their own center, but the gravitational forces between them left them orbiting around a common centerpoint in the space between their worlds.
The interplay of the phenomena of the world can be overwhelming and unsettling. What an effort to try to explain the universe if starting from the premise that oneself is the epicenter!
Christina Ruf: 6-string electric cello, acoustic cello samples, effects Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer
Produced, mixed and mastered by Erik Emil Eskildsen