Gasworks (CD)

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„Gasworks“ versammelt die Klanginstallationen, Radiostücke und Live-Performances, die Gerald Fiebig zum ehemaligen Gaswerk in Augsburg-Oberhausen realisiert hat. Sie entstanden zwischen 2010 und 2016, teilweise zusammen mit EMERGE und Christian Z. Müller. In den Kompositionen finden bearbeitete Aufnahmen von Gas und Industriemaschinen Verwendung, aber auch die Erzählungen eines ehemaligen Gaswerksmitarbeiters sowie Live-Improvisationen in der Echokammer des großen Scheibengasbehälters. Gestaltung: Martina Vodermayer.

In Augsburg ist die CD erhältlich bei Tonträger, Kätchens, der Buchhandlung am Obstmarkt, Bücher Pustet, der Schlosserschen Buchhandlung, den Museumsshops im Schaezlerpalais und im H2 sowie in der Bücherinsel Pfersee.

Deutsche Übersetzung des Booklets

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„Gasworks“ by sonic artist Gerald Fiebig collects his sound installations, radiophonic compositions, and live performances relating to the former gasworks in Augsburg-Oberhausen. They were created between 2010 and 2016, some in collaboration with colleagues EMERGE and Christian Z. Müller. Among the compositional materials of the album are processed recordings of the sounds of gas and industrial machinery, stories told by a former gasworks employee, and live improvisations in the echo chamber of the large gas tank. Artwork: Martina Vodermayer

 

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Glitchworks

The album could be considered an exercise in musical upcycling (or a punk version of the Oval approach). Different glitches from various defective CDs were recorded onto the tracks of a four-track cassette recorder. All pieces on this album were created by mixing down the tracks in different ways. The only sound effects used (in real-time during the mix) were the pan, treble, mid, and bass controls of the tape recorder.

Cover art: Tine Klink

Auch du, SchusterhAUS – Filmsoundtrack

Auch du, SchusterhAUS from Martina Vodermayer on Vimeo.

„Der Bagger geht um im Augsburger Textilviertel: Nach dem GärtnerhAUS muss das SchusterhAUS einem Neubau weichen. Ende 2016 wird das historische Färbereigebäude von der Bäckerei Schuster aufgegeben und im Frühjahr 2017 in knapp drei Wochen dem Erdboden gleichgemacht. Einen Eintrag in die Denkmalliste gab es für das Schusterhaus nicht. Dafür sind seine letzten Wochen gut dokumentiert und nun im knapp 7-minütigen Stop-Motion-Video mit kurzen Live-Sequenzen zu sehen. Bild + Schnitt (c) 2018 Martina Vodermayer (martavictor.design) – Soundtrack (c) 2018 Gerald Fiebig“

Orientalism: „Ali’s Riot Men“

Orientalism was a conceptual collaboration project of Sustained Development (Gerald Fiebig) and EMERGE (Sascha Stadlmeier).

Field recordings from China
Processed by EMERGE
Stereotyped by Orientalism
Deconstructed by Sustained Development

cover image by Michael Herbst
credits
released April 14, 2013

This side project of Sustained Development processes field recordings from the Far East (with some help from label mate EMERGE) to such an extent that they become hissing, granular sheets of sound resembling, for example, abstract Mille-Plateaux-style electronica rather than anything „concrete“. Reverb and time-stretching make the so-called „real“ sounds recorded during a trip through China into something very different, calm yet faintly ominous, far from the pseudo-documentary pose that is common in “field recordings” as a genre.

To quote Edward Said, who invented the term, “Orientalism is a Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient” by creating stereotypical images of “the East.” This release by Orientalism (the title of the album and all tracks being anagrams of the word to hint at the ideological limitations of orientalist clichés) aims to subvert the stereotyping that is latent in a lot of field recordings of more or less “exotic” places because they tend to fix a limited sound image of what “the” Orient (or India, Kyoto, etc.) sounds like. In a certain way, the compositional treatment applied to the Chinese field recordings on this album insists on the right of every sound to become (abstract) music instead of just standing in as a tourist snapshot.

Mortuarium

Based on the sounds of a live performance at „Lichtnächte“ festival 2011, the audience, and the performance space, at the „mortuarium“ (indoor gravesite) at Eichstätt cathedral. / In dem Stück wurden Aufnahmen einer Performance von mir beim „Lichtnächte“-Festival 2011 verarbeitet – inklusive Publikumsgeräuschen und der Akustik des Aufführungsortes: das „Mortuarium“ (Grablege) im Eichstätter Dom.