Johannes Kreidler Composer

cache surrealism (2008)

for Baritone Saxophone, Accordion, Cello and Tape

Duration: 6' 55"

Premiere: 30.9.2008, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, Z-Kontinuum


For some years now my compositional work has concentrated on the idea of a "music with music"; this means editing, re-contextualizing and overwriting existing, more or less recognizable sound files, which are combined with live performances. With all possible processing techniques, cutting, transposing, filtering, layers, damping etc. I explore the field between "pure" sounds with a certain parametric order and "meaningful" sounds with empirical values.
As material I mainly use flat, anonymous pop music, which can easily be "expropriated" as a medium for another music. It is also the everyday acoustic reality, the media noise, which I musicalize again.

Commissioned by Ensemble LUX:NM


Cache surrealism was released on the portrait CD "Musik mit Musik" of the Edition Zeitgenössische Musik by Deutscher Musikrat as a production of Ensemble LUX:NM.


Related works:
Der "Weg der Verzweiflung" (Hegel) ist der chromatische
Living in a Box
in hyper intervals
windowed 1

See also:
Lecture Music with Music