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Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}

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Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}

Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 20 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 17 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 5 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Edition Wandelweiser Records | EWR 1606
Classical / Modern Classical / Post Modern / Avant-Garde

Two conceptual compositions from Christoph Korn: the first, "Ich Spreche Diesen" (I appeal to this) where spoken word is placed in a loop and then slowly erased by custom software using aleatory procedures; then "Stille" (Silent), a Cage inspired work.

The file sizes are not a mistake, as ridiculous as they may seem. Track 1 has many stretches of silence and track 2 is basically pure digital silence the whole way through. FLAC is not constant bit rate encoding so these files sizes are possible with very quiet / silent tracks that are still quite long.
On a symposium about experimental radio art last weekend, I found the conceptual work of german artist Christoph Korn quite interesting in the context of this blog. Since three years he deals with automated audio erasing processes. He presented one piece that will be broadcasted later this year on german radiostation HR3 and is actually a reverse version of Alvin Lucier's "I'm sitting in a room". Instead of replaying the audio into the room again, Korn wrote a patch for MAX/MSP which automatically erases fragments of audio with every repetition from a spoken text quite similar to Lucier's classic piece. After about 15 min. there is no audio anymore, the piece ends in silence. A similar concept, only over a much longer time period, was persued in his piece "waldstueck" that is based on a 24-hour field recording of a forest section close to Dachau, a former nazi concentration camp. The audio recording has been transferred to a web server and will be successively deleted, randomly and automatically, over a period of three years. The deletion process began on February 5, 2008 and within three years there will be nothing to be heard. A protocol of disappearance, one might say, over the impossibility either to say, or not to say anything about or around Dachau.
Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}


Personnel:

Christoph Korn - composer, performer

Recorded in Dusseldorf, Germany on March 12th, 2016.

Track Listing:

1. Ich Spreche Diesen Text (I Speak This Text) (15:00)
2. Stille (Silence) (15:00)

X Lossless Decoder version 20170729 (150.3)

XLD extraction logfile from 2018-08-24 21:56:26 -0500

Christoph Korn / Ich Spreche Diesen Text

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Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}

Christoph Korn - Ich Spreche Diesen Text (2016) {Edition Wandelweiser EWR1606}



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