on life, music etc beyond mainstream

2011 4 Dez


von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | Comments off


Freed from the search for identity, from the burden of soloists striving to be expressive, from the pressure of avant-garde dictates, the music discovers the magic moments during the repetition of musical patterns based on the material that comes into being. For example, moments when the background unexpectedly becomes the foreground, like an optical illusion, when patterns considered to be unalterable suddenly appear to stand on their heads, or evolve in a wholly new direction. Such effects presuppose the existence of something active between transmitter and receiver: the understanding of a musical message that is also dependent on the listening, and can change in the course of the listening. These are the traces of the process in the course of which the musician took decisions in the capacity of a listener at the same time.


(aus dem Text zu der phantastischen neuen CD von Bernd Friedmann alias Burnt Friedman, Bokoboko, Veröffentlichung Februar 2012, s.a.

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