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Michael Renkel

Albas was written during a one year residence 1995 in France in Narbonne near the small village of Albas. The titel of the composition refers to the Alba; a French song of the troubadours in the 13 th sentury - the forerunner of the European "Minnesänger". So the subject...

Michael Renkel, Genetic Annotation I

This composition is based on two genetic sequences running through a hybbridising several times, hybiridising the limited genetic informaton again and again. The genetic sequence (ATTGCAAAGTTCG...

Activity Center photo by Ingo Scheffler

Michael Renkel: strings & percussion Burkhard Beins: percussion & strings Over the course of 25 years Activity Center has developed a unique style of musical performance. Their distinctive way to "create spontaneous compositional structures" has been referred to as "improvised sound art" as well as "hand-played musique...

Michael Renkel & Sven Åke Johansson photo by Theresa Iten

Sven Åke Johansson, Michael Renkel : Kalte Welle 102, 13 Fragmente, Kning Disc (Sweden) Drummer Sven Åke Johansson has written elsewhere about the aesthetics of renouncement, about leaving out rather than putting in. This is a man who - for all the theatricality of some of...