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Bernd Klug: Cold Commodities / Bernd Klug, electric & double bass, electronics

Album Summary

>Klug, Bernd : A male black wearing white, red and black stripes, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Abandoned satellite dishes 1, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : What Is This Thing Called Jazz, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Spaces within a 1-bedroom apartment, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Suffering with Mexican music, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Piezotrip, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Durchschnittliches Surfverhalten, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : All the things I don't know that my mother is, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Abandoned satellite dishes 2, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Rauschgespraech, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Traces within a 1-bedroom apartment, soundscape
>Klug, Bernd : Proof of extraordinary abilities, soundscape
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Stemming from his growing interest in installation work, Bernd Klug incorporates local police transmissions, his recording device's CPU, his wireless LAN router, a conversation in front of his window, his neighbor's Mexican music, sonifications of a satellite dish, data from his US visa application from Austria as "an artist of extraordinary ability", and other sound sources into his entirely organic double bass (and electric bass on the first track) playing. The end results are hybrid compositions that tell stories about the people and things that surround him, while exploring and mapping the physical world of the bass itself.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Bernd Klug's pieces appear to offer a number of drones, but they are actually notes on his bass and double bass ringing freely and often very loudly. 'A Male Black Wearing White, Red, and Black Stripes' has a buzzing pedal of affected sound and police transmissions. Klug uses a number of electronic effects to transform and alter sounds, but the depth and resonance of the bass eclipses all other sounds. 'Spaces Within a 1-Bedroom Apartment' is an assault on your living space by your subwoofer. There are a smattering of other sounds that color and attempt to add context to Klug's abstract soundscapes. The recording does that very well.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: East 19th Street, Brooklyn, US (09/2013).



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Works Details

>Klug, Bernd : A male black wearing white, red and black stripes, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Abandoned satellite dishes 1, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : What Is This Thing Called Jazz, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Spaces within a 1-bedroom apartment, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Suffering with Mexican music, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Piezotrip, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Durchschnittliches Surfverhalten, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : All the things I don't know that my mother is, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Abandoned satellite dishes 2, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Rauschgespraech, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Traces within a 1-bedroom apartment, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Klug, Bernd : Proof of extraordinary abilities, soundscape
  • Performer: Bernd Klug (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary