Lately I’ve been seeing lots of these “artist naming their 10 favourite albums” posts. I like those because...
Here’s a new one from my Intervallo series. A snippet from a track in the making.
Music made with modulars. Because that’s what we got the thing for in the first place, didn’t we?
In the 80s, when I was a kid, we used to have this thing on TV called “intervallo”. It mostly consisted in slow, soothing music over photos of pictoresque Italian locations.
Here’s an example:
Recently I decided to reinterpret this concept – somehow turning it upside down – using pieces of music from my Kurodama project. This is mostly to create an outlet for my musical sketches and bits of footage that I record here and there. These videos will all be roughly 1min long, which is an interesting length for quick experiments and prevents me from getting lost in the minutiae that come with making longer tracks.
In the 80s, when I was a kid, we used to have this thing on TV called “intervallo”. It mostly consisted in slow, soothing music over photos of pictoresque Italian locations. Here’s an example: Recently I decided to reinterpret this concept – somehow turning it upside down – using pieces of music from my Kurodama [...]Hannes
Updates on my own projects have been piling up over the last few weeks. So this edition of Blinking Lights is selfishly all about me. Ambient Nuggets #4: Kurodama & Benjamin Mauch by Purlieu Recordings The biggest news is definitely this split release with Benjamin Mauch. I’m a big fan of his work, and have […]Hannes
The last months have been quite busy and chaotic, so this new instalment of Making of Intimate Spaces comes with a bit of a delay. This will also be the last update on the matter here on Horizontalpitch, my notes on the remainig 3 tracks can be found on my website: kvsu.net/kurodama. My process here […]Hannes
There’s an incredible sense of liberation being able to say the words: “it’s released!”. Something that has so far been a mental construct, caged in the artist’s mind, is being set free. But it’s also the mind of the artist being freed from this thought, this construct, which over time has occupied [...]Hannes
Title: (H)overArtist: Benjamin MauchAlbum: A (C)able Tethered to the SkyYear: 2020Label: Self-released A (C)able Tethered to the Sky by Benjamin Mauch How was this track born? Benjamin: “(H)over” was initially a test for myself. I wanted to write a very long sequence, one that was melodically interesting, but also somewhat [...]Hannes
Title: IlluminationArtist: Hélène VogelsingerAlbum: ContemplationYear: 2020Label: Modularfield Contemplation by Hélène Vogelsinger How was this track born? Hélène: Illumination was born in March this year, exactly 5 days before the lockdown in France. But the process of its creation really started a month earlier, when I first visited [...]Hannes
Welcome back to another episode of Chosen Waves! Before we get to the track and what the artists have to tell us about it, a little service announcement. As you might notice in a minute, this format has changed. We’re going back to what we initially had envisioned this to be: a way to showcase […]Hannes
In the previous instalments of Modular Spaces we’ve been looking at all sorts of places for musical creation: wardrobes, corners and even people’s workplaces. This time, it’s the most obvious location you can imagine: the desk. The two people featured in this article have one thing common: their desks are clean, minimal [...]Hannes
The world of modular synthesis is sometimes a world made of solitary exploration, of musical monologues. You don’t encounter many projects that involve more than one person, let alone “modular bands”. It’s neither good nor bad and there’s many things that could be said about this, but I’ll leave that [...]Hannes