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FUCHS, LIMPE - Nur Mas Nus

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Streamline 1016
Release Year: 1999
Note: re-press available now
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00

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"Christoph Heemann's Label ist wieder aktiv, mit LIMPE FUCHS (die ANIMA-Begrnderin!) verffentlicht er komplexe Improvisationsmusik, die auf Violine, mit Stimme, Kettle Drums, Bass, div. percussion und einer Reihe selbstgebauter Instrumente erzeugt wird. Pure Sounds ohne weiteres Processing. "For Limpe Fuchs, music means setting out on a joyous of discovery". Musik zum Lauschen & Erkunden also." [old Drone Rec info]

"It is no exaggeration to say that Limpe Fuchs' musical creations really have a life of their own, whether the sounds are produced by conventional instruments, vocal chords, or even from objects she found or constructed specifically for that purpose. Her music is characterized, especially when she is playing the ballastring instruments, by the reverberating humming of the strings, rich in overtones, and by the mysterious echoes emanating from stones. For Limpe Fuchs, music means setting out on a joyous journey of discovery. She is not afraid to leave firm ground behind and thus, by avoiding rigidity, preserves the vitality of her music. This particularly comes across when collaborating with other musicians, whether improvising freely or on a given theme. Her music makes us sit up and listen, and at the same time enriches us, for only when we have learned how to listen can we really appreciate the true nature of things. 'Sound events are created for each composition with carefully chosen materials: rows of oakwood pieces, rows of marble and serpentinit stones, bronze sheets, horn of wood, ballast string instruments, developed by Paul Fuchs: heavy bronze bars fixed on a long piano wire, suspended from a broad bronze drum. The visual aspect is of the same importance as the acoustic. The violin is integrated into the sound environment, the piano creates its own characteristic. Life and music alive is music no life without music the musical material the touch the stone the breath my body touch the body of the material strike tickle scratch the stone vibration of the air touch the body symphony of vibration play instructions experience musical notation combination of sounds different touching.'" [press release]