Thursday, October 15, 2009


In 1997 Kapotte Muziek did their first workshop, but that was late september so it will take a while before we talk about that. Today we have work from a workshop we did at the Kulturbunker Muhlheim in Cologne in 2005, organised by a true supporter of Kapotte Muziek, the ever lovely Till Kniola. There were more or less six or seven participants that day. A workshop starts at 11:00 in the morning with a general introduction (by me) on Kapotte Muziek and some examples of electro-acoustic music, then Roel explains how to make a contact microphone, which participants then make two of them themselves and Peter explains making field recordings. Then the participants go outside and find whatever junk to play on and do some field recordings. When they arrive back, the junk is connected to contactmicrophones and checked out for the sound quality and we all listen to the field recordings. There is a bit of a rehearsal and in the evening we play one or two short concerts with them and then Kapotte Muziek plays solo. In this zip file you'll find MP3 of the concerts (the first three pieces) and six field recordings. It was the first time I used a new laptop to record on and something went wrong adding some distortion to the sound, but no doubt some will like that. A few pictures are enclosed as well. The one here shows Till Kniola (left) and Roel Meelkop (right). Players were: Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop and Frans de Waard, plus participants of the workshop whose names I no longer have. Gig 95: Kulturbunker Muhlheim, Koln, Germany

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