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ARTIST
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trac[k]_t
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CD

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LINE 031CD LINE 031CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/2/2007

"This is the final work in the series encompassing ataraxia, bradycard, trans~, and back forward that uses the cymbalon as source material. The process of working with this hammered stringed instrument for this series has been a 'discussion' between the instrument and myself, an exploration of traditional playing, digital processing, and mixtures of both. I feel that trac[k]_t should convey the scope of using an instrument without losing both its intrinsic nature of engagement as well as the sound of how it is played. Being a conceptual work, rather than a kind of 'tract,' the process of this recording has become a kind of instruction for myself to understand not only my work with this instrument in of itself but also its communion with digital processes. The work is to be continuation in sound from my previous works. While not a repetition of ideas and sounds, it has become more of a search for the essence of this instrument. The way of working with it to come to a satisfiable conclusion and summation. Heribert Friedl lives in Vienna where he studied sculpture at the University of Applied Arts. In his exhibitions he has been working with scents and its non visual phenomena -- sometimes in combination with sounds. He has had exhibitions, sound performances and projects in Hungary, Germany, England, Italy, USA, Cuba and Austria. Since 1998 he has worked solo and in collaboration with artists such as Bernhard Gunter, John Norman (Radian) and Dale Lloyd. In addition to the utilization of digital sounds and field recordings, Friedl been using sounds of cymbalon and zither in his most recent series of works. Friedl follows the kind of minimalist aesthetics that composes with few sounds, small events, and nearly imperceptible movements. Despite its seeming simplicity, Friedl's is a very delicate kind of music: each and every sound bears enormous significance and have to bear the responsibility for the whole work. After numerous mp3-releases and albums on such labels Trente Oiseaux (Germany) and and/OAR, he founded his label Nonvisualobjects with Raphael Moser in 2005. Nonvisualobjects releases works by renowned minimalist artists and composers Steve Roden, Richard Chartier, Roel Meelkop, Bernhard Gunter, among others."