Monday, February 18, 2008

Marc Behrens - Architectural Commentaries 4 & 5



'An Architectural Commentary is a form of 'reviewing' architecture in which functional, symbolic and aesthetic aspects of a building or a bigger architectural structure are analysed.
Inspiration for this cycle of compositions is drawn from architectural criticism, structures, buildings, involuntary cityscapes (‘architecture without architects’) and technological noise within buildings.'
(M. Behrens)

Marc Behrens' artistic activity undoubtedly represents a reference point into the world of soundart, perhaps because of his modus operandi, characterized by a definite identity.
During these years he treated the matter of field recordings according to his perspective: to use this material as base for personal interpretations and elaborations.
Architectural concepts and their involvements often recur in Behrens’ work, due to his great interest for relating spatial/constructive aspects to sound.
"Architectural Commentaries 4&5" follows this conceptual line: three pieces (the first and the last 24 minutes long and a short track between them) where a variety of architectural environments is observed, captured, narrated.
Sound sources collected to “make commentaries” on involved aspects of a sounding architecture or, in other terms, architecture lived through sound.

Label: Entr’acte
Cat. #: E45
Format: CD
Release date: 2007
Notes: first edition of 300 copies

Tracklisting:
01 - Architectural Commentary 4 (24:19)
02 - Untitled (03:07)
03 - Architectural Commentary 5 (23:55)

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Discography:
  • Advanced Environmental Control (1995, Trente Oiseaux, TOC 952)
  • Final Ballet (1998, Raster-Noton, cdr013)
  • Contraction (1999, Digital Narcis Corporation,. Ltd., DNCD 006)
  • Four Installations (1999, Trente Oiseaux, TOC 992)
  • Lecture Feedback / Source Feedback / The Aesthetics Of Censorship (2000, Wachsender Prozess, WP 05)
  • Elapsed Time (2001, Intransitive Recordings, INT017)
  • Integração (2001, Sirr, sirr0004)
  • Transition (2001, Edition . . ., edition xvii)
  • Architectural Commentaries (2002, CMR, CMR2)
  • Security Vs. Freedom (2002, Edition . . ., edition xviii)
  • Selected Minimalist Concerns (2002, Absurd, #17)
  • A Szellem Álma (2004, .Absolute. [Koblenz], .a.[k] 005-04) (w/ Francisco López)
  • Animistic (For Donatella) (2004, Auf Abwegen, AATP14)
  • Further Consequences Of Reinterpretation (2004, Crónica, Crónica 008~2004) (w/ Paulo Raposo)
  • Product 04 (2004, Crónica, Crónica 017~2004) (w/ Paulo Raposo, @c)
  • Kosovo Requiem (2005, Oblast, OBL-001)
  • Plastic Metal (2005, Antifrost, afro 2030 / 2031) (w/ Niko Heyduck)
  • Hades (2006, and/OAR, and/25) (w/ Paulo Raposo)
  • Entity Mülheim (2007, Auf Abwegen, AATP22)
  • Architectural Commentaries 4 & 5 (2007, Entr'acte, E45)
  • Compilation Works 1996-2005 (2009, Crónica, Crónica 041~2009)
  • A Narrow Angle (2009, Entr'acte, E71)
  • Sleppet (2009, Crónica, Crónica 046~2009)
  • 20 Zonen (2011, Auf Abwegen, AATP35)
  • Apparatus (2011, Agxivatein, #08)
  • Final Final Ballet (2012, Entr'acte, E110)
  • Unit (2012, and/OAR, and/41a)
  • Unit + Cutting Qinghai (2012, and/OAR, and/41b) 
  • Irregular Characters (2013, Museu Serralves / Soopa, -- / --) 
  • Queendom Maybe Rise (2013, Crónica, Crónica 076~2013) 
  • Bauteile (2014, Editions Mego, eMEGO 184) (w/ Atom™)
  • Recurrent (2014, Impulsive Habitat, IHab094)
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    Appears on:
    • VV.AA. - Sound Of Frankfurt Volume 1 (1993, Trigger, TR CD 01)
    • Northam - Ground (1993, Sounds For Consciousness Rape, SFCR 24)
    • Merzbow - Hole (1994, Heel Stone Records, STONE 001)
    • Eyephone - Reductive (1995, Hypnotism, ht05)
    • VV.AA. - Eightracksaid. A Compilation (1996, Hypnotism, ht08)
    • Eyephone - Evergreens (1996, Hypnotism, ht10)
    • Ilios - Encyclopedia - RW (2004, Antifrost, afro2024)
    • Rui Costa And Friends - Sightseeing For The Blind (2009, 1000füssler, 1000füssler 012)
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    Tracks appear on:
    • VV.AA. - Human Art, Factor Psy-D, Animal Light (1992, Animal Art, aa010) tracks: Splatterdance, Clubmoral I, Clubmoral II, Hormony
    • VV.AA. - Power To Destroy (1993, Lebensborn, --) tracks: Soundtrack For Original Torture Performance (w/ Junta), Splatterdance (II)
    • VV.AA. - Neu-Klang Festival (1994, Fich-Art, FICH 014) tracks: Nuclear Live-Assault (w/ MØHR, MNortham), Untitled (3 tracks) (w/ MNortham)
    • VV.AA. - A Fault In The Nothing (1996, Ash International, ASH 2.6CD²) track: Intermatter
    • VV.AA. - Location (1996, Fich-Art, FICH 035) track: Compressed Location
    • VV.AA. Interpret Recordings By Disinformation - Antiphony (1997, Ash International, ASH 3.4) track: Addition
    • RLW - Tulpas (1997, Selektion, SCD 024) track: Quersumme RLW
    • VV.AA. - Meme (1998, Meme, MEME 000) track: Memetic Junk
    • VV.AA. - End ID (1999, Digital Narcis Corporation,. Ltd., DNCD 20C)
    • VV.AA. - Modulation & Transformation 4 (1999, Mille Plateaux, MP 061 3CD) track: Two Zones
    • VV.AA. - Lockers (2000, ERS, ERS 12/07) tracks: Lopp 3, Untitled
    • VV.AA. - New Forms - Compilation (2000, Raster-Noton, ltd006) track: Two Leipzig Zone
    • VV.AA. - . . . (2002, Edition . . ., edition xv) track: Decaying Study 4
    • VV.AA. - Variious (2000, Intransitive Recordings, INT013) track: Revelation
    • VV.AA. - State Of The Union 2.001 (2001, Electronic Music Foundation, EMF CD 028) track: Real Player Fucked My Netscape Settings
    • John Hudak - Helene Marie: Reinterpretations (2002, Alluvial Recordings, A11) track: Multiplication
    • VV.AA. - Inflation (*0 "0.000" Remix) (2002, Mu Label, MU LABEL003 + 004) track: >0
    • VV.AA. - 60 Sound Artists Protest The War (2003, Atak, --) track: Sketch For Bagdad É Em Lisboa
    • VV.AA. - Frequencies [Hz] (2003, Raster-Noton, ltd008) track: untitled
    • VV.AA. - Tribryd: Installation Soundtracks (2003, Beta-lactam Ring Records, blurr02) track: That Which Is The...
    • VV.AA. - Void / Full (2004, Antifrost, afro2019 / 2020) track: Untitled - For Lida
    • VV.AA. - Untitled Songs On The 49th Year Of Gesang Der Jünglinge (2005, Sirr, sirr0020) track: Untitled
    • VV.AA. - Sul - Dedicated To Chris Marker (2006, Sirr, SIRR 0006) track: Khabul Rubble
    • VV.AA. - Coincident (2006, Entr'acte, E28) track: Table And Chair
    • VV.AA. - Airport Symphony (2007, Room40, EDRM417) track: 3 Winged Zones (here)
    • VV.AA. - Yasujiro Ozu Hitokomakura (2007, and/OAR, and/26) track: Samma No Aji
    • VV.AA. - Atlantic Waves 2007 Festival Sampler (2007, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation/Wire Magazine, CGFCD107-2/issue 285) track: Immersion (Excerpt)
    • VV.AA. - Mus*****c (2008, Crónica, Crónica 032~2008) track: Website (download here)
    • VV.AA. - Audible Geography (2008, Room40, EDRM416) track: A Holiday Landscape
    • VV.AA. - Sleppet (2009, +3dB, 006) track: Sleppet (2) Avalanches, Water And Stones
    • VV.AA. - Qwartz 6 (2010, TRAD.D, ed.6) track: That Which Is The
    • VV.AA. - Crónica L (2010, Crónica, Crónica 050~2010) track: Mouth To Mouse (w/ Cem Güney)
    • VV.AA. - Michelangelo Antonioni - Trilogy And Epilogue (2010, and/OAR, and/36) track: Untitled
    • VV.AA. - (Un) Pleasant Over Drones (2011, Resound Falmouth / The Source FM - --/ --) track: Untitled
    • The Futureplaces Impromptu All-Stars Orchestra - Poststop (2011, Crónica, Crónica 061~2011) tracks: Neighbour GS, Neighbour 3F, Neighbour J*J*J
    • VV.AA. - Siebzehn Bis ∞ (2015, Crónica, Crónica 096~2015) track: Kupari Odradek Drug Party) (download here)
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      Links:
      Marc Behrens
      Entr’acte

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