Hell Machine

Project | Max Brand Synthesizer (2009)

 
Composition for the Max Brand Synthesizer
Operators: Manon Liu Winter, Gregor Ladenhauf

A journey into the depths of a unique machine, the legacy of the composer Max Brand. The forefather of the Moog Synthesizer, it is a monstrous instrument that took decades to develop. Operated by a first-class pianist, it snorts and wheezes through the ether of subharmonic frequencies.
A journey to hell with no return.

Ute Holl and Elisabeth Schimana in dialog [pdf]
This text appears in the book "Klangmaschinen zwischen Experiment und Medientechnik", Daniel Gethmann (ed.), publisher [transkript ], 2010 (translation: Kimi Lum)

commissioned piece by IMA Institut für Medienarchäologie
14 03 2009 at the exhibition Zauberhafte Klangmaschinen
14 05 2009 e_may Festival
06 09 2009 Ars Electronica Festival
22 08 2010 ISEA2010 RUHR
23 09 2011 Klangspuren
28 09 2011 fluc wanne | 4 Jahre Moozak + 5 Jahre e-may
17 12 2011 Cinemaclub Kiev | Kvitnu Fest
14 12 2012 Forum Stadtpark Graz | Interpenetration Festival 12
18 12 2014 20:00 Winzavod, Moscow
27 01 2015 22:00 CTM Festival, Berlin
23 04 2015 Concert Evening Heritage | Langenzersdorf Museum, Langenzersdorf
31 03 2016 Jeunesse Porträt, ORF Radiokulturhaus, Wien
22 10 2016 Elevate Festival, Graz

supported by bm:ukk, ske, kulturforum berlin, kulturforum kiev

credits


Gregor Ladenhauf

likes to be caught in the middle and is working undogmatically but concentrated on a vision of immediacy. studied psycholoy, philosophy and dramatics, diploma at FH Salzburg MultiMediaArt with a thesis on algorithmic composition. active as musician, DJ and sounddesigner since 1999 in various constellations.

Lender

Max-Brand-Archiv, Langenzersdorf, Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, Musiksammlung. | homepage

Manon Liu Winter

An intensive study of the music of the 20th century soon led her to collaborate with many composers. With programmes of music by the 2nd Viennese School and contemporary piano music, she performs as a soloist in Austria and at international festivals. experiments with the extension of the sounds of the piano using a prepared instrument and electronics; she also performs as an improviser. | homepage

  • Max Brand

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    co Max Brand Archiv

  • Ars Electronica 2009

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    co Rubra

  • Ars Electronica 2009

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    co Rubra

  • Magical Sound Machines 2009

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    co Reinhard Mayr

  • Max Brad Studio

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    co Max Brand Archiv

  • Ars Electronica 2009

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    co Rubra

  • Ars Electronica 2009

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    co Rubra

  • e_may / moozak fluc 2011

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    co Markus Gradwohl

  • e_may / moozak fluc 2011

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    co Markus Gradwohl

Hoellenmaschine / part 1 / excerpt

Hoellenmaschine / part 2 / excerpt