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Disc 1
01 49 :15
Disc 2
01 49 :53
ARTIST
TITLE
Melancholie/Sendestraße
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAKE 003CD SHAKE 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/20/2007

Music from the depths of the room. Music from the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's transparent sculpture made of steel, concrete and glass. And in it there are the city lights, reflecting. On the occasion of the exhibition Melancholie -- Genie und Wahnsinn in der Kunst and a series of concerts that went were curated by de:bug magazine, the Vienna-based sound-bricoleur Bernhard Fleischmann has not only given a concert in the Neue Nationalgalerie, he has also composed a song only for that special night: 49 minutes and 15 seconds. Featuring the most melancholy of all instruments, the bandoneon, a cello and oscillating synthesizers. Melodies materialize softly and turn into bittersweet opulence, surrounded by short but central lines of loneliness recited from Rainer Maria Rilke's Herbsttag and Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy. On CD2, there is a picnic in the country, at the foot of a broadcasting mast outside of Vienna. Then, in summer 2003, it was the Kunstradio, the art channel of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. Fleischmann took piano miniatures of the Austrian composer Franz Schubert as his source material. Again, the track is about 50 minutes long -- a journey from tumbling piano patterns to a drifty Vienna Wall of Sound, from Schubert to Fleischmann, if you want to. The tracks were performed live only once.