Knitworks

The Knitworks were improvised live in the studio in 2016 and 2017. The source sounds were created with knitting needles and other knitting accessories. The resulting samples were then processed using Ableton Live.

In 2016 I was commissioned to do a sound installation at a festival in Augsburg dealing – among other things – with the city’s past as a centre of the textile industry. I used the knitting samples alongside samples of antique weaving machines.

In 2017 my wife and artistic partner Tine Klink aka Oda Klonk and I had our first gallery exhibition as KLONK which featured lots of textile objects and sound. It also involved a happening on the Worldwide Knit in Public Day (10 June, 2017). So I returned to the knitting needle samples with a view to using them in this context, but eventually they did not fit the concept. Therefore, these Knitworks were never performed in public and are previously unreleased.

A lot of inspiration for my Knitworks came from KNITSONIK, the amazing Knit + Sound project of Felicity Ford aka Felix.
Please check out her website at www.knitsonik.com

And of course I would never have thought of this project at all if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m living with a great sound artist and painter (and so much more …) who, unlike myself, actually knows how to knit. 🙂

Therefore, this album is dedicated to Tine. ❤

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