release date: 26.09.2015
artist: various artists
title: DEGEM CD 13: Grenzen
order no.: ed04
Label code (LC): 27648
time: 73:56 min
price: 13,00 €
packaged in full colour digipak with 4 panel fold booklet in german and english. curated by Florian Hartlieb and designed by Marc Behrens. 1000 copies.
DEGEM CD 13: Grenzen
Border – it can define the edge of a room, it can be a dividing line or a dividing area. Borders can occur between people, nations, states, thoughts, traditions, lands, and cultures. A border can be a delimitation or exclusion between outside and inside. It can define one’s own limits or the limits to another. Borders can be cut, crossed, opened, overcome, ignored, or moved. A border can also be completely insurmountable.
Borders – this is a central theme of our time. While borders in many parts of Europe were taken down some time ago, on the edges of the continent there is a border that has become deadly for many people in the past few months. Religions and cultures are perceived as borders. Being involved with the current political situation has motivated me to create this edition of a DEGEM CD with Borders as the overreaching theme.
Borders – The composers whose work appears on this CD have been completely free to interpret the theme. Ten new and high-quality pieces of music have thus been written which all address the theme in a wide-ranging, experimental, and highly differentiated manner.
Florian Hartlieb / Curator
The DEGEM CD 13 Grenzen reflects very different approaches in electroacoustic reaction to this range of topics and thereby mirrors the participating artists’ varied reception of the theme. It features unreleased tracks by Kai Niggemann, Brian Smith, Denise Ritter, Marc Behrens, Gerald Fiebig and more.
aufabwegen is proud to host EDITION DEGEM, the new label issuing the annual compilations of the German Association for Electrocaoustic Music / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik e.V. Each CD is curated by a sound artist and devoted to a specific theme/topic. The music covers a very wide range of electronic sounds, from sound art to post industrial cut ups, from field recordings and soundscapes to radiophonic composition.
The website for EDITION DEGEM is www.editiondegem.de