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asmus tietchens / rolf zander - tarpenbek (cd box)


ARTIST // asmus tietchens
LABEL // aufabwegen (de)
CAT // aatp034bx


CD in LP Box. The box includes: 12 high quality prints reproducing etchings by visual artist Rolf Zander - each image corresponds with a track on the CD. The box further holds three prints with sketches and texts by Rolf Zander about his style of etching and the composition of the visual works. Finally there is a text print giving track info for the CD and an essay on the project by Kai U. Jrgens. Handnumbered 300 copies.

There is also a special ART EDITION of 30 copies available. This edition includes one of 30 original etchings by Rolf Zander, signed and numbered.

The collaboration between Rolf Zander and Asmus Tietchens is very special indeed. Zander was Tietchens' music teacher at school. He can be heard on some of the tracks on the Adventures In Sound CD of early experiments that came with the reissue of Nachtstcke on Die Stadt.

Tarpenbek is now the realization of a project that has been long in the making and planning. It all started with a series of etchings by Rolf Zander that he made in the 1970ies. These etchings deal with the structures and topographical features of the small north german river "Tarpenbek". The series of images is very reduced minimal and interwoven with textures on the original material.

Tietchens took each of these etchings as a starting point for a musical composition, taking ideas about structure and layers from the images. Ony in one instance field recordings from the riverbanks of the Tarpenbek were incorporated. At most instances the music is as minimal as the visual works. Full of details and small surprising turns.

aufabwegen is really proud to present these works together - high quality prints of the etchings by Rolf Zander and a CD with 47 minutes of new music from Asmus Tietchens.