SUAL Archives | 2018

noid: ensemble resonance

Duration:       20‘25“
Featuring:     Ensemble Sonderfall:
                         Cordula Bösze, flute | Susanna Gartmayer, clarinet | Jakob Gnigler, saxophone | MS Mutt, electric guitar | noid, violoncello

Type:               Recorded live at SUAL 2018
Credits:          Audio recording and editing by AH
Notes:            Additionally presented as part of the exhibition #Sonderfall 0,5

ensemble resonance

By using a simple electronic manipulation, 4-6 acoustic instruments are transformed to feedback-modulators. The challenge for the players is to let go of the idea of playing their instruments in favour of affecting a process that goes on by itself. Minimal changes in the positioning of the instrument etc… produce a wide range of different feedbacks, influencing one another, mixing in the room, and generating complex harmonic structures.

The task for the players is to look for instability within this system and try to maintain it.

Every instrument is amplified by the appropriate speaker. Using the electronic to generate feedback at a very low level is necessary, to keep it in an unstable and susceptible condition.


Ensemble Sonderfall

Cordula Bösze ~ Flöte                 
Susanna Gartmayer ~ Saxophon
Jakob Gnigler ~ Saxophon         
MS Mutt ~ Gitarre                         
noid ~ Cello                                     


composer . performer . improviser | auricular . cello . electronic devices

noid /aka Arnold Haberl *1970, studied cello and mathematics. He is teaching at the Multimedia-Art department of the University for Applied Science in Salzburg. The composer, sound-artist, cello player and improvisor understands his work as fundamental research, leading to a wide range of contradictory outcome, spanning from cello-solo and tape-pieces to compositions for ensembles, improvisation scores or performances with electronic or hybrid instruments, from sound-installations to videos and imaginary music. Also his contributions as a programmer for the freeware ppooll can be seen in this context. The construction of new instruments is considered a process of composition. Coming from the practice of field recording, he considers sounds as facts. His lifetime occupation with the historical artefact also known as cello is never confined to the purely musical field. He is part of the organizing team of the monthly concert series der bloede dritte mittwoch and he is curating the soundart exhibition in Nickelsdorf in the frame of the konfrontationen festival. From 2007 to 2015 he was part of the organizing team of the reheat festival kleylehof13. Based in Vienna, he is a member of the collective. He performs with individuals such as Angelica Castello, Klaus Filip, Ryu Hankil, Axel Doerner, Susanna Gartmayer, Christian Weber, Elisabeth Schimana, dieb13, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Matija Schellander, Hans Koch and many more.

[info as of 12/2018]