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BTTNER, GREGORY - Voll.Halb.Langsam.Halt

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Gruenrekorder GRUEN 181
Release Year: 2018
Note: contact mic audio capturings from an old ice-breaker / steamboat (built completely from metal), recorded during a trip from Rostock to Rgen (Germany) over the Baltic Sea ==> the clattering of rusty metallic parts of the ship through the vibrations of the engines, almost tender mechanical noises and scrapings, warm drones spreading in the whole body of the ship, all in different shapes and textures and put together in a sensitive way.. a mesmerising composition!!
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Voll.Halb.Langsam.Halt is based on contact mic recordings, which I recorded on an old steamboat, an ice-breaker from the 1930. I had the chance to take a trip on the ship from Rostock to Rügen over the Baltic Sea in 2010. The body of the ship is completely built from metal, so it is a big resonant room which sounds very different on each spot which I put my contact mics on (I used two contact mics, so I could record in stereo). I walked around the ship, placing my mics on different areas of the ship and also directly on parts of the steam engine, which is still fired by coal. For the composition I only used the pure recordings without additional sound manipulations, only juxtapositions, transitions and cuts.

1 Track (35′35″)
CD (300 copies)