Archive for the ‘Klangvölle’ Category

19
Feb
2009

Klangvölle: HammaKlavier

in: Klangvölle

Recorded by the Dandy Desmond Doping Tour (Martin Hünniger/guitar, Stephan Hepper/flute and Jörg Breitbart/piano) in December 2008.

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21
Dec
2008

Klangvölle: MeffSeReff – Nur für Dich!

in: Klangvölle

from our christmas cd, ment as a gift for our beloved ones – the one love song: enjoy

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by Martin & Stephan
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11
Jul
2008

Bamboo Headjoint in buddhist Caves, Pune (India)

in: Klangvölle, Picturesque

Few years ago I was traveling through India. While being on a trip around Pune I was visiting some old buddhist caves near Mulshi Lake with some frieds of Mystic Village. At that time I was into experiencing the sound capabilities of this instrument and also experimented with bamboo as an alternative material making flute headjoints.
The sweetness and expressive sound of the Indian Bansuri esp. in the low registers touched me in a way that no other modern concert flute ever did before. And I’m not the only one being impressed by that sound: later (just to do some advertising here) I a had some email conversation with Matti Kähönen from Matit Flutes and he too stated that the sound characteristics of the Indian Bamboo flutes, which might be a result of the fibre structure of the material, actually brought him into experimenting with carbon fibres to build his amazing Matit flutes.

So back to the caves: Their rich reverb brought me to do some recordings with my prototype bamboo headjoint mounted on my 200EUR Thomann flute:

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Now here is some recording of a simular improvisation in the same room using the standart metal headjoint of the flute.

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The intonation is not where it should be I admit, and actually that’s the point why I stopped investigating in that direction but still I do believe it was just my lack of craftsmanship rather than a fault of the material. So still I’m looking for a flute maker able to perfect my early experimental approches with bamboo headjoints.

 
14
Jun
2008

Klangvölle: Amazing Grace

in: Klangvölle

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27
Mar
2008

Klangvölle: Stairways of Buchenwald

in: Klangvölle

 

Buchenwald GlockenturmTwo ambient recordings from the Buchenwald Memorial, recorded Easter Sunday, 2008, Weimar

 

 

 

 

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29
Feb
2008

Destruction of Thomanns HotDeals

in: Klangvölle

… and they get what they deserve – take that Thomann for the new layout of your Hot Deals and letting me wait now almost 8 weeks for the repairing of my Fishmann Loudbox!
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