This print also refers to a tarot card, namely the “Fool”. The Fool represents new beginnings, having faith in the future, being inexperienced, not knowing what to expect, having beginner’s luck, improvisation and believing in the universe.
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On the occasion of the release of “Undesirable Creatures”; a collaboration with comic artist Matt Howarth, at February 26, 2022 there was a live stream event with a performance by the Elsewhere Project.
This release documents the entire performance, split into eight parts.
The originally arranged songs from “Undesirable Creatures” were broken down into individual tracks and elements and then remixed and re-arranged live during the performance. Images and motifs from Matt Howarth’s graphic short story on which the initial music is based on were presented in the backdrop.
Undesirable Creatures – the Music, Movie and Comic
– the initially composed and arranged music together with the whole comic by Matt Howarth plus the full version of the animated short movie:
On the occasion of the release of “Undesirable Creatures“; a collaboration with comic artist Matt Howarth, at February 26, 2022 there was a live stream event with a performance by the Elsewhere Project.
The main release includes the originial comic by Matt Howarth as a PDF file and the full version of the animated short movie
In this live stream event performance, the music from “Undesirable Creatures” was broken down into individual tracks & elements and then remixed and re-arranged live. Images and motifs from Matt Howarth’s graphic short story on which the initial music is based on were presented in the backdrop.
Before the actual event, the elaborate video and audio rigging had to be set up and the performance rehearsed. In this release the recordings and the footage of the dress rehearsal is presented.
In a soon to be following release all material of actual performance will be made available.
Music based on the Release „Undesirable Creatures“ by Bernhard Wöstheinrich Matt Howarth
ELSEWHERE PROJECT: Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Video- and Stage Direction; Video Edit Volker Lankow: Sampler, Drones & Percussions Lukas Radiomodul: Live-Arrangement & Sampler
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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“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.