Oneirika: Live at Berghain Berlin

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Reinhold Friedl's Zeitkratzer proves the perfect ensemble for Oneirika, avant-garde veteran Elliott Sharp's composition/soundscape inspired by Cageian tradition that premiered at Maerzmusik Festival 2014. Zeitkratzer worked with Elliott Sharp for the first time in 1997, and have since been releasing several cooperations, including two duo releases of Zeitkratzer mastermind Reinhold Friedl and Elliott Sharp. Over the last 40 years the avant-garde musician has created an immense oeuvre: he has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Zeena Parkins, Joey Baron, and David Torn amongst others, and runs his own formation Carbon. Sharp also composed for the Soldier String Quartet, the American Composer's Orchestra or the symphonic orchestra of Hessischer Rundfunk (the New Yorker actually studied with Morton Feldman and Rowell Rudd). Oneirika, named after the Greek waking dream, is inspired by the Cageian tradition and, with its score making use of Sharp's innovative method to filter and process his self-generated musical manuscripts via Photoshop, leaves a great interpretational latitude to the performers -- A perfect subject for an ensemble of the caliber of Zeitkratzer, who are able to translate a frequency of light and image into sound and motion. It also fits perfectly with Zeitkratzer's sound philosophy: high-quality amplification of acoustic instruments. Oneirika was commissioned by Berlin`s Maerzmusik Festival and premiered in 2014 at the Berghain, Berlin. Recorded by Martin Wurmnest; Mixed by Ralf Meinz; Mastered by Mike Grinser at Dubplates & Mastering. Comes in a gatefold sleeve; Includes download code; 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 300.