The MirrorWorldMusic SoundCloud is now online to host works in progress, demos etc..
Please check here for some exclusive field recordings of balafon music from Lobi country that were made by Schneider TM during a research trip to Burkina Faso for the BALAFO project:
Schneider TM & pani K (video): Construction Sounds Live At Roter Salon / Volksbühne, Berlin.
Schneider TM (Construction Sounds) + Tomoko Nakasato (dance) + pani K (video) at ATK
Schneider TM – Construction Sounds – out now
LP / CD available at: Bureau B
This is an album based on field recordings of construction sites that i made between 2001 and 2009 whilst living and working in one of the most vibrant renovation areas of Berlin. The idea for this project came along when i realised that my own, mostly improvised electronic music started to imitate the sounds and structures of the construction sites that i was surrounded by for so many years, up to 15 hours a day, 6 days a week and which drove me to the brink of mental meltdown every once in a while. To keep sane, i started recording and kind of enjoying the sounds and patterns which the construction workers were creating and realised that they consciously or unconciously also used their tools as sound devices and even reacted to each other in ways which could be perceived as improvised music.
On this album i combined some of these moments with my own electronic recordings from that time. I did not edit, process and arrange the music too much, because i wanted these original moments, which were played by the unknown working men and which sometimes reach something that i would call cosmic music, to be heard.
SCHNEIDER TM & LILLEVAN – Grinder In The Sky (excerpt)
Berlin based media artist Lillevan has created some video snippets, and performs the album Construction Sounds with SchneiderTM for special live shows.
Here’ s an excerpt from the track “Grinder In The Sky”