Minute hearing. Open-ear sound surgery. Patching. Detecting and connecting. Dispatching. Padding and leaving. Foraying and bursting out. Moulding to break the mould. Unsoiled and peculiar.
Klammer & Gruendler form their highly intelligent sound pieces out of exorcised ghosts, the souls of good-tempered, stretched forms of electro-acoustic and digital-improvised music, ironically subduing new music’s controlling gesture. Their audio is elaborate, precise, impulsive, puzzled, border-crossing and startling. Reinventing itself radically and intensely, thus leaving the potential bleakness of conceptual music behind.
More than ever, the duo’s actual digital live processing is designed for interaction, modulation and restructuring. The “Klammer-Gruendler Interface” transforms its individual parts in real-time, broils its modules, condenses the parameters and scatters the variables. We request concentrated concentration, aggressively and calmly. Marcus Maida
Klammer & Gruendler have been working on the implementation of their “New Improvised Electronic Music” for over 20 years, creating pieces like Razionalnik - first multilateral telematic midi concert -, Im Trockenraum – Austrias first earphones concert for 100 earphones -, RGB – synchronizing two ensembles (Berlin/Graz) via TV pictures, numerous sound installations, music for theatre and radiophonic pieces.
Tracks BERLIN_01 to BERLIN_06, recorded while being artists-in-residence in TESLA-Berlin 2006, mastered and edited at “Audio-Lab” Information Design/FH Joanneum Graz.
BLU EX, recorded live at “Güne Spinne” Graz 1988, first published on vinyl (HEUTE 88377)
14. Mai, recorded 1987 in “Studio Grelle Musik” / Graz, samples based on the instruments ambient noise provided the material for the improvisation, first published 1987 on cassette “Intermedia” / Grelle Musik
released October 10, 2006
composed, recorded and mastered by Josef Klammer und Seppo Gründler
artwork by Josef Klammer
kindly supported by TESLA-Berlin e.V, SKE - austro mechana,
Land Steiermark, FH Joanneum Graz
thanks to: Carsten Seiffarth, Michaela Bernreiter
2006, 1988 and 1987 by Seppo Gründler and Josef Klammer (austro mechana / AKM)