Unbearable Darkness is a paranormal dance piece by Choy Ka Fai. The piece revolves about the “ankoku butō” the dance of darkness and one of it’s first practitioners “Tatsumi Hijikata”. The performance features a dancer performing with a digital avatar who is “possesed” by Hijikata.
The project allowed me to explore a lot of more experimental sounds using feedbacks and my modular synth.
Choy Ka Fai „UnBearable Darkness“ Uraufführung
Marslandung in Rio Tinto
"Marslandung in Rio Tinto" is a Live feature performance from the chamber music hall in Deutschlandfunk by Nieves de la Fuente Gutiérrez, music by Raffael Seyfried.
With: Nieves de la Fuente Gutiérrez , Claudia Mischte, Kerstin Fischer, Daniel Berger, Jean-Paul Back, Ilse Strambowski, Susanne Flur, Volker Niederfahrenhorst, Carlos Lobo & Robert Dölle
Sound technicians: Christoph Rieseberg, Daniel Dietmann
Director: Anna Panknin and Hanna Steger
A village transformed by mining in the midst of a hostile landscape: using virtual reality and sound, Nieves de la Fuente plays with the image of a place in between sci-fi and the documentary, industrialization and nature or auto-induced alien-ess.
The Andalusian village of Minas de Riotinto differs from all the other villages in the area, as mining has been practiced here for almost 5,000 years. The village was already completely demolished once and moved to another location, due to the importance of the extracted metals. Today, almost all the old mines have closed, but in 2016, one of them was put back into operation because of the commodity prices' rising.
The ongoing exploitation of the soil has created an empty, barren, red-colored landscape around Minas de Riotinto. "Mars landing in Riotinto" traces this development on a "red river" (Riotinto) - with the help of the people who live there and have participated in it. On the other hand, the artists show us in this feature that nature does not give up her territory without a fight...
The soundtrack was created in several improvisational sessions where we took various sampled and synthesized sound and through several analog and digital signal chains created lush textured ambient soundscapes.
"Warten auf Dulcinea" is a short film by german director Hannah Dörr. The music for the film was composed by Johannes von Barsewisch and me. The score is a mix of weird western folklore and krautrock (think Frumpy meets The Doors meets Morricone).
It was great fun writting and producing the score with Johannes. Particularly seeing the music coming to life in during the recording session was a wonderful experience. Many thanks also to the musicians who helped us record this score!