Daniel Teige & Volkmar Klien
Taking advantage of the cycloramic potential of EMPAC’s Studio 1, German composers and sound artists Daniel Teige and Volkmar Klien present works created or adapted for a 360° aural environment. Daniel Teige’s quirky sound collages combine ambient sound with spare, elegant musical progressions, for an effect that is at once classically restrained and whimsical. Volkmar Klien will be remixing his recent composition Start-Ziel-Siege, in which washes of feedback float over computer-generated percussion, for the dozens of speakers in Studio 1. The result of their Multichannel Residencies is music of absorbing—even entrancing—complexity that surrounds and immerses the listener.
Daniel Teige is a Berlin-based composer, sound artist, and sound director specialzing in installations, improvisation, and new forms of interaction. He has worked as the sound director for Eve Sussman’s Rape of the Sabine Women, audio designer for Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 3, and as composer in residence at the EMS studio in Stockholm.
Volkmar Klien works in various areas of the sonic arts, from electronica to interactive installations and instrumental compositions. His work has been performed at the Frankfurt Ballet, the Volksoper Wien, the Institute for Contemporary Art in London, the Wien Modern, the ZKM Karlsruhe, and the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music. Recent projects include the symphonic poem Má vlast, Rauschkinder, a performance for violin and electronica in collaboration with Weiping Lin, and the CD Start-Ziel-Siege. The latter phrase, used in the German racing world, signifies a “start-to-finish victory.”