dis.playce is an ongoing
Marcoll and Hannes
Seidl which was founded in 2002 in Essen (Germany). Before we
started to focus on live performances in 2003 (including collaborations
with other musicians like Theo Nabicht, Erin Gee and Denovaire) the
first pieces were done exclusively in the studio. In 2005 our debut
album “R” was released by the German label NaivSuper.
describe our working method as “Regiemusik” (directed music): For a new
piece, we develop a certain concept - mostly related to an
artist/scientist or a specific work of an artist/scientist – which
determins the formal sections and the sound material to use. As for the
piece “Das Ende von Amerika” (The Ending of America) from 2004, the
formal structure was derived from Kafka’s Novel “Amerika”. The sound
material consists of samples from Varèse’s “Amériques”
and Alan Ginsberg’s “Howl” spoken by himself. We work with the
material, edit the sounds (including intensive digital processing) and
write down the formal decisions in a rough score, still leaving room
for improvisation during the performance. Thus, we can act
spontaneously and nevertheless have some strong compositional elements
in the music like complex formal relations, sudden changes etc.
setup consists of two Powerbooks running the software COOPER
(written by M.Marcoll).