Day Tracks (2005/2007) - concert pieces for computer and keyboard
"Day Tracks" is a series of compositions in the context of musique concrète: compositions with originally recorded machine sounds, sounds of nature, sounds of social life and sounds from musical instruments including synthesizers, drum-computers and all kinds of edited samples from Frank Niehusmann's archive of sounds. The duration of the original tracks is more or less 3 minutes; they were composed in special "ritualized" procedures: each in one single day (and always only one per day). Frank started exercising this special "ritual" when he came back from his concerts in Japan in Summer 2005.
For concert performances Frank developed the "Day Tracks Remixes" with a duration of ca. 20 minutes. These "concert versions" are remixes or recombinations of several original "Day Tracks".
In the framework of his individual Max/MSP-based software solution Frank Niehusmann plays the keyboard like a piano player thereby leading his sound files into the circular course of digital loop-tracks to create dense, rhythmic networks of sound-cuts and noise-combinations. The progress of the pieces is a play with adding, erasing, cutting and overdubbing sounds in realtime in several parallel loop-tracks. The black and white "piano"-keys are used to control the functions of the software and the handling of the sound samples via midi data.
CD "Day Tracks 1", November 2005
CD "Day Tracks 2", April 2006
CD "Day Tracks 3", February 2007
Now available as download albums: please visit the [SHOP ].
The original CDs are still available via mailorder from
[ http://www.nurnichtnur.com ]
(CD "Day Tracks 1" is sold out)
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