This piece was conceived and produced during the "Songs" workshop at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe. As acoustic material, mainly samples which were recorde in my kitchen (e.g. percussive noises of hit knives, the humming of the fridge) were used. In the central section, some horn sounds from the "Shenandoah" project were used. Arrangement was done with Ableton Live 8. IN an issue of the "Musik-Journal" of the "Deutschlandfunk" (german radio station) "Music for dinner" was, beside productions of other participants of the workshop, used as backgrouns music. On Songs Karlsruhe this issue can be downloaded.music_for_dinner.mp3
This piece is based on the well-known american traditional "El Shenandoah". All sounds are derived from french Horn sounds and recorded parts of the song. A special emphasis is given on granular synthesis. Formally, it is quite traditional, also, all melodic parts are tonal (Bb major actually).El_Shenandoah_Horn_1_5.mp3
This was done at the "Studio für elektronische Musik" at the University of Karlsruhe during the summer semester in the course of a workshop which accompanied the lecture on electronic music of Prof. Peter-Michael Fischer. Sadly, the "Studio für elektronische Music", which was the workplace of german composer Reinhold Weber, seems to be defunct now since the University of Karlsruhe has been renamed "Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology".
The piece is based on a loop from a Roland MC-303 Groovebox which has been treated in various ways (cuts, filters, vocoder, granular synthesis). However, in order to use the impressive technical facilities of the studio, also some synth sounds (analog/digital) have been used.