Conrad Schnitzler & Bernhard Wöstheinrich – 20070709

A compelling abstract 62 minute landscape of industrial beauty.

Conrad Schnitzler (1937 – 2011), composer and conceptual artist, is one of the most important representatives of Germany’s electronic music avant-garde. He studied sculpture with Joseph Beuys, before leaving Düsseldorf Kunstakademie to focus on experiments with synthesizer and tape. In 1967 he co-founded the radical Zodiak Free Arts Lab in West Berlin, which became the center for kosmische music. A founder of Kluster and an early member of Tangerine Dream, Schnitzler’s experimental, industrial soundscapes defined the early releases of these seminal groups. Always moving forward, he embarked on a solo career that spanned five decades of invention, with a vision remarkably ahead of its time.

Bernhard Wöstheinrich (born in 1968) is an experimental musician mostly known for his work with centrozoon and his solo project under the moniker “The Redundant Rocker”

Bernhard met Conrad to do an interview for the German KEYBOARDS magazine in 2007.
There was an instant connection between the two, so Conrad gave Bernhard 4 CDs to to work on, i.e. to produce a new record from the source material.

The re-mix was done using an automatic self-referential audio process, the result of which was slightly re-arranged by Wöstheinrich afterwards.

credits

conrad schnitzler:
source recordings 00/079, 00/186, 00/194, 00/223

bernhard wöstheinrich
interactive remixing

mastered by markus reuter