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Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Matt Howarth – Undesirable Creatures

Release + Graphic novel and animated short movie

“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.

Release date February, 26 2022.

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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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You can now sign up for a subscription to my solo Bandcamp catalogue.
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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).

You can now subscribe to my entire catalogue of solo releases!

To celebrate this 50th release of my Materiaal Series you can now sign up for a subscription to my solo Bandcamp catalogue.
Please support this musical and social experiment with only 35 EUR per year.

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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Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Live at Floating University 20210901

Materiaal Series, Part XLIX / 049
Release date: October 01, 2021

A performance set of improvised electronic music, recorded at the Floating University, Berlin, Germany, September 01, 2021.

Composed, programmed, and recorded in real-time by a crazy mind and his laptop and keyboard. No prepared sequences, patterns, or melodies used.

The Floating University is a cultural and socio-political space situated in a rainwater collection basin serving the former Tempelhof airfield. The Floating University’s mission is to open, soften, maintain, and take care of this unique public urban infrastructure, while bringing non-disciplinary, radical, and collaborative programs to the public.

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Live-Performance and -Arrangement by Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Mastering: Markus Reuter
Artwork by Christine Kriegerowski