Producing and working on several noise-experiments seemed natural during this strange war-saturated days.
Chris and sometimes friends of the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse were included into several musical jams and noisy little performances we did on synthesizers, granular-engines and numerous glitched field-recordings.
We were able to release a few sounds of our latest impromptu sessions, live performed and recorded at Studio Tokyo.
Today is the day for some magic and art, created by our word-donors and Pomodoro Bolzano. We started streaming the process of composing and arrangement in realtime at 8:00 PM CET on Youtube.
YOUR VOICE – YOUR WORD
Pomodoro Bolzano is happy to invite you to be part of art.birthday one million and fifty-nine. This year it’s about a choice of words. Send us your word with your voice as a present for a piece of music which will be created on January 17th, 2022.
To take part is as easy as it can get. Please send us your word recorded with your own voice. If you can’t decide on only one word you may send up to three words in different soundfiles (one word per file). Send us your single word(s) as a speech message via SMS to +49 160 8445253 or send us an email andattach your soundfile(s) to email@example.com.
Thank you for your voice!
It was a pleasure to come together with a spontaneous network of artists and art lovers to celebrate art's birthday 1.000.059 – the incoming words were beautiful gifts, sounding memories, spelled wishes in various languages ... so much relationship, connected with the voices of their creators.
YOUR VOICE – YOUR WORD participants:: Barbara Rosenthal, Claudio Scardino, Bill Creston, Bob Lens, Lula Valletta, Mr. Pelham, Leonor Faber-Jonker, Erwin de Hart, Jordan Uwins, Brenda Hutchinson, Birgit Szuba, Alina Buga, Flick Harrison, Boris Michalski, Gabelor, Tina Pearson, Bernd Rohloff, Harald Muenz, Gema Fernandez, Biagio Francia with children, Insa Wiese, Giot Berger, Carla Pletinckx, Frieda Korda, Max D. Well, Johannes Riedmann, Chris Wittkowsky, Mike, Irmi, Janna, Ben, Julius, Birgit, Gecko, Angela Saw, Kristina and Borro.
Preparations for this year´s Art´s Birthday on January 17th are running hot right now. We from Pomodoro Bolzano are fiddling with sent voices, words and rhythms for the hopefully great celebration and online-live event via video-stream next monday.
Today we released a little sneak preview of possible results just on SoundCloud. Feel free to listen inside the three variations of our groovy beat-mesh.
Time between Christmas and New Years Eve became rather silent here at my studio excepting some jams with Chris and visits from my family. School is in holidays and they were pretty needed by me for relaxing, regeneration and new thoughts.
New instruments like Microfreak from Arturia and Digitakt from Elektron were my Christmas goodies for this year and i am using the cocooned winter time for welcoming them in a stately way.
It will need some time to get fully inside this mighty instruments which brings a lot of fun, spice and joy into the studio workflow.
Also we are planning and sketching up the upcoming Art´s Birthday in January 2022, celebrated by Pomodoro Bolzano as every year since a long time now.
This shows our invitation card for the voice calls. And here comes the original invitation from Max´s official art-mail:
YOUR VOICE – YOUR WORD
Pomodoro Bolzano is happy to invite you to be part of art.birthday one million and fifty-nine.
This year it’s about a choice of words.
Send us your word with your voice as a present for a piece of music
which will be created on january 17th, 2022.
To take part is as easy as it can get.
Please send us your word recorded with your own voice.
If you can’t decide on only one word you may send up to three words
in different soundfiles (one word per file).
Send us your single word(s) as a speech message via SMS to +49 160 8445253
And of course, Chris and me recorded a set of ambient and downbeat tracks during December.
Get in touch with all new released tracks here below.
Next week, on January 3, we will further prepare our Art´s Birthday celebration schedules and do more experiments on sounds and instruments. Creativity and art is continuous in flow here and we will see more of all that in 2022. Now i am wishing you all a great new years eve and floating smoothly into the next year of wonders and experiences.
During this high temperatured and almost cocooned summer i found time to explore and study a lot of my collected and new bought sound-gear. There were so many gaps to close and learning curves to rise – time ran away fast and without any boredom.
With Chris i met weekly and we were able to record a lot of jams and project-sparks for our planned two albums, which will be released soon.
Max came back from his summer travelling and we met as soon as possible to talk about more virtual and cyberspace related art projects in the near future.
For Max´s and Frieda´s POZOR UTOPIA finissage we had to plan realtime visuals on the virtual building and performance space into Second Life.
One variation of my Novae performance seemed to fit well for that project and i had a nice virtual simulation meeting with Max.
And as a final summer activity i produced with Max and Chris an synthesizer based experimental new track with vocals from Max – completely live performed and recorded on this moment. So this summer is now successfully and officially finished for me.
In this music-video all latest impressions and emotions are weaved together – nothing more to say at the moment.
This Monday i was invited to the fresh and colorful exhibition of Frieda Korda and Max D. Well at Odyssey inside SecondLife. The artists built a virtual version of Regensburg´s Sigismundkapelle and exhibited their impressing artworks and collages there.
Erno Vilafül presented a rocking sound-performance during the opening and made all visitors dance for hours.
Old Friends from The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (AOM) came to join the party. My footage from the event captures a bit of this chilling and thrilling evening.
All in all it was a very good experience with a wonderful designed space, great artworks on the walls, fine decent sounds and lovely people around. The exhibition itself will be able for a visit a few months now.
Chris and me did an impromptu sound session at my studio with several synthesizers as SOMA Lyra-8, two Moog Animoog devices, Reaktor Granular Engines, JMT TVCO-2a, JMT LD-1 and contact microphones combined with a pulsed solenoid.
We recorded two tracks, a shorter one and another with 19 minutes length. They both are ready to listen in at SoundCloud and can be reached here below.