Electronic Music Soundtrack cover art

eMEGO 081 / Hecker

Electronic Music Soundtrack

Edition of 500

  • 1. Stereo Mix (50:58)
  • 2. Virtual Binaural Mix (50:58)
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Total Time: 01:42:00

Produced by Florian Hecker

Stereo Mix recorded with a Neumann RSM 191 Microphone direct to Harddisc at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin on 01.10. 2005 by Lupo / Acoustic - Interface Virtual Binaural Rendering by Alberto de Campo
Mastered by Lupo @ Dubplates and Mastering

Photography: Carsten Eisfeld
Graphic Design: Tina Frank

Florian Hecker's Electronic Music Soundtrack for Angela Bulloch's "The Disenchanted Forest x 1001", has already been described as 'irritating' by The Guardian after its showing at the Tate Triennial 2006 in London. However, this double CD contains some of his most accessible works to date, while at the same time being far more experimental than the pieces found on "Sun Pandämonium" (MEGO 044) or his collaboration with Yasunao Tone, "Palimpsest" (MEGO 060).
Comprising of a "Stereo Mix" and a "Virtual Binaural Mix", 1000's of minute pockets of sound spring from all corners creating a mindful experience. The "Virtual Binaural Mix" rendered by Hecker's long time collaborator, the Composer and Software Engineer Alberto de Campo offers a hypnotizing, yet spatially disorientating version of the original seven channel piece. For Headphone use.
"The Disenchanted Forest x 1001" is a complex sound, light and architectural installation consisting of a suspended ceiling, a raised floor, a web of luminescent string, a found text describing the method to place numbers on trees, four different kinds of posters which give views into other optical worlds, a stack of posters on a europallet held down by a plate dispenser, a hammer, a wooden stick to extend the length of an arm and several nails. Furthermore, on a straight line, all the way around the perimeter of the room, are aluminum numbering plates from 1 - 1001. These plates are normally used to number trees along the avenues of cities in Germany but here the individual plates are nailed directly to the wall and spotlit by an occasionally revolving pistol lamp hanging from the suspended ceiling. The different light sources within the installation shift and change according to a sequenced program which is not in synch with the soundtrack. The seven channel electronic music soundtrack was composed by Florian Hecker, commissioned by Angela Bulloch especially for this work. Six of the sound channels are audible in separate localized areas within the installation between the suspended ceiling and the floor. The seventh sound channel is audible throughout the room. The installation was first shown at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, on the occasion of the, Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst 2005, 01.09.2005 - 15.10.2005; followed by the Tate Triennial, curated by Beatrix Ruf, Tate Britain, London, 01.03.2006 - 14.05.2006.