Olaf Hochherz – Pets EP
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cover art: Olaf Hochherz
Pets EP is the first record by Olaf Hochherz. Four extraordinary and rich compositions and one spoken word piece.
The CDR will be released on April 6th 2006.
Sculpted with self-coded computer programs and lots of love for detail.
In 2004 Olaf was thrown out of his music university in Essen, Germany: The views of his teachers were just too different from Olafs ideas of electro acoustic music.
On the same day he met a member of the naivsuper collective, who decided that his music had to be published.
Well, it took 3 years to compile this short CDR but it was definetly worth waiting for + a full length CD is going to follow soon.
“PETS are just 5 pieces of a CD or the attempt to describe a sound-based form of life. Stuck inside a niche between nature and culture, acoustic inhabitants of “nature-culture-land”, hairy little things made out of dust who wander around without reason and suddenly drop dead completely unexpected. They have to be pushed but sometimes move by themselves, they can speak sometimes fast and sometimes rather slow and then again cuddle up in silence pretending not to be here.
They could also be sound creatures from the world of Microrobotics who speak to us without communicating, glitching transistor noises in between loudspeakers – no more – no less.
The sounds come to life with the help of selfwritten programs which technically analyse very basic material just like voices or eating noises. But not what the computer hears is interesting – it is the structure that he reads and filters out.
There is movement between the basic material and his representation by the computer – sounds in motion. A broken relation between the computer and the sound material develops.
It becomes vital that from this method of sound production, sounds and sequences originate which have their own rules.
Language appears as pure sound, free from grammar and content. Or in other words: PETS could be an answer to the question – Whats the sound of the things and objects in our surrounding once they emancipate themselves from their functionality?” (Olaf Hochherz)
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