DEGEM CD 15: XV
Where do we direct our attention then,
which diretion shall the next step lead to?
I mean, to an abstract sound,
to a technology devoid of obstacles,
to a tonal non-delimination.
(Feruccio Busoni – Entwurf einer neuen Ästhetik der Tonkunst, 1907/1916).
In their work, artists often pursue their own issues, discover their own topics and
ways of looking at a problem and precisely because of that, with and within their
body of work, they are one with themselves.
Often those works are the ones which represent an artistic process that develops
over the years. And likewise, those are the ones which do not suit a predefined,
sometimes extramusical theme and cannot be subsumed to a seemingly prevalent
This XVth CD by the German Association of Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM)
therefore documents such works that appear significant to their composers as
defined by their own artistic choices.
It opens perspectives onto such individual compositional practice whose central
concern is the composition of sound, and which defines Electroacoustic Music as
style, not as technique.
Clemens von Reusner / Curator
With contributions from Marc Behrens, Dirk Reith, Jan Jacob Hofmann, Gerald Fiebig, Geralkd Eckert, Klarenz Barlow, Sibylle Pomorin, Wilfried Jentzsch, Martin Supper, Claudia Robles-Angel and Hans Tutschku.