Ghosts and Echoes

For a couple of years now, I have been thinking about how history and memory can be narrated in sound. The new album Ghosts and Echoes collects different approaches to this, ranging from a mixed-media narrative about industrial work with Christian Z. Müller (a companion piece to our Gasworks) to a drone/noise piece involving the voice of my late grandmother, working at the intersection of the very personal and the very political in that she talks about fighting fascism, and an instrumental meditation about decolonisation. In addition to Christian Z. Müller, my thanks go out to Georg Weckwerth at TONSPUR Vienna, Elisabeth Zimmermann at ORF Kunstradio, Stefan Tiefengraber at Tresor Linz, and Julia Zemanek aka The Bassenger, who in various ways contributed to making this album possible.

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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.

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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