On “temporary audiosculptures and artefacts”:
After 15 years of silence this is the first major release by duesseldorf electronic artist detlef funder, aka konrad kraft.
In the early days of experimentation he was one of the leading figures behind the label SDV (Stimme des Volkes) who put out stuff by such great projects like Strafe Fuer Rebellion, Paul Schuetze and TUU. For "temporary audiosculptures and artefacts" detlef has changed his trademark ambient sound flows to resemble something that sounds liek a cross between fade out post-industrial, concrete sounds and a desire for filmic density. if that makes any sense...
In his own words:
Trying to set musical events in a sculptural form, the Düsseldorf/Wuppertal based artist and musician Detlef Funder (a.k.a. Konrad Kraft), develops the temporary audio-sculpture. Knowing that a tonal event can never take the materiality of a real sculpture, Konrad Kraft attempts this special transformation with the help of various elements. Human imaginativeness, time, as well as the tonal event itself are the elements for the listener to form an individual audio-sculpture and to let it develop in their heads. The audio-sculpture with its acoustic body, around which various tonal/sound elements and events float, appears with a physical structure, a dimensionality. Tonal/sound elements are of various origins. In part elicited from nature, or being conjured up synthetically, or just being put together randomly, all elements are enhanced and altered sometimes significantly to the point that the character has changed completely and can hardly be identified. The term ‘artefact’ relates to the fact that sound fragments, through the synthetic alteration, are broken-up and only exist and appear as particles. They flow as ‘artefacts’ in the tonal range.
It sounds like floating metallic sound units interfere with small concrete sounds in the foreground. It reminds us at times of some of the work by Illusion Of Safety, Controlled Bleeding and Cisfinitum.
Detlef Funder alias Konrad Kraft Bio
1979 – Purchase of first semi-modular synthesiser.
1982 – Creation of experimental and avantgarde music project “Konrad Kraft“. Various tapes and CDs as well as compilation tracks are published.
1988 – 1994 Co-founder of the Düsseldorf based music label “SDV-Tonträger”. Responsible for A&R work.
1989 – 1999 Freelance work as video editor and post-production supervisor for German broadcast and private TV.
1990 – 2011 Producer of electronic music (experimental, ambient, techno) and work as DJ and live-acts worldwide (“Konrad Kraft”, “Gilgamesch”, “D-Fundation”, “Detson Engineering” & “Four Carry Nuts”).
2004 – After a long break resumption of work as artist (fine arts and painting).
2011 – Release of Konrad Kraft “Temporary Audio Sculptures and Artefacts“ audio-CD, with the label “aufabwegen, Cologne”
1992 Dino Oon & Konrad Kraft – “Environmental Studies“ (SDV-Düsseldorf) CD
1996 Konrad Kraft – Alien Atmospheres (Elektro Smog-Frankfurt) CD