01.07.22 – Live Score For Two Maya Deren Films

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On July first I will perform live scores for two silent movies by Maya Deren: Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) and At Land (1944) at City 46 Kino in Bremen. Deren (*1917 in Kiev, Ukraine, † 1961 New York City) was an American director, film theorist, avantgarde dancer and expert on Haitian voodoo. Her unsettling early films bring a decidedly feminine perspective to the aesthetics of surrealist filmmaking, something I enjoy after last years score work for Un Chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali.

Tickets are 10,- € or 7,50 € reduced and can be bought from City 46. Recordings of the show will be made available here.

I Am Sitting in a Room and Keeping My Mouth Shut

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Inspired by Alvin Lucier’s 1969 audiopiece I Am Sitting In A Room from 1969. One minute recording of the ambience in the room that serves as my studio (third floor facing a street in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg, windows closed, on Sunday 6th of June 2022) that gets played back and rerecorded 30 times. The resonant frequencies of the room and the recording equipment are emphasized in the process. Street noises creep into the recording and are gradually homogenized, the resulting structure still bears rhythmical hints of the initial first 60 seconds. As the title suggests, no words are uttered during the recording.

Two new releases to end 2021

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My tape album Subsongs is now out on Econore: 10 tracks in 38 minutes as a soundtrack for a movie that was never made. The post-dramatic plot revolves around the lucid-dark, a forged mythology of the Anthropocene, birds, unemployed negativity, and the ghosts of capitalism. Go here for a PDF with extended liner notes.

https://econore.bandcamp.com/album/subsongs


Also now available now on my own Bandcamp account is the EP The Endless Torture of Hans Zimmer b/w Entropy Come Play with Me (C20 tape, limited edition, custom covers).

https://davidwallraf.bandcamp.com/album/–5

Matt Nauseous has written a review for these releases over at Clean Nice Quiet. “ […] 10 tracks of fascinating noise textures, complete with field recordings of birds. Very impressive and inspiring.“

„There’s something very peculiar about this album that goes beyond just haunting or unsettling. The best way I can describe it is that it sounds, un-human. Not as though it is attempting to be aggressive and boisterous, just subtly yet very consciously alien.“ (Subsongs review by Lars Haur – On The Fringes Of Sound)

05.12.21 – MS Stubnitz w/ Yuko Araki & Daisy Dickinson

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2G+ Noise event, 05.12.21 19:00 MS Stubnitz, Hamburg. Last show for 2021.

Yuko Araki is one of a number of young female artists emerging from Japan that are redefining the outer boundaries of noise, post-industrial techno and experimental electronics.

Daisy Dickinson is a London-based director/visual artist whose work involves experimental short film, music video, projected installation and live visual performance.

20.11.2021 – Kaserne Basel

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On November 20th I will have the honour to introduce a concert of Rosaceae in Basel, Switzerland and to moderate at a talk with her and Cecile Malaspina (author of An Epistemology of Noise). The event is part of the Unordnungen (disorders) series. Tickets and info are available through the Website of Kaserne. Topics discussed will include noise, violence, patriarchy, resistance and the critique of pure reason.