In summer 2005 we spend a week doing outdoor recordings in Innsbruck.
Our goal is to create a composition of and with city sounds. The
geographical situation of the city nourishes the idea behind the
composition… Nestled in the Inntal valley, closed off to the north by
the Nordkette mountain chain, in the south by highlands and
We begin our route high up in the north on the Seegrube… Approach the
city via the Hungerburg district toward Büchsenhausen… Cross the
Innbrücke bridge and reach the old town… Wander there through the
courtyards of the new city (city center, Pradl, Saggen) toward the
Brenner highway, crossing it on our way upward toward lake Lanser See —
in the southern part of the valley.
We stop from time to time to record the sounds around us. Our
starting material becomes a topology of loudnesses, frequency images and
rhythmic structures of the city.
We compile these original sounds we have recorded into 4 related
sections, which serve as the first layer of the composition; for the
second layer of the piece, we edit the original sounds we have used
using filters; the third and fourth layers are musical structures and
interventions using bass and sampler.
tamtam are Hannes Strobl (bass) & Sam Auinger (sampler).
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