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Das Synthetische Mischgewebe

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Gender: Male
Country: Germany
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Das Synthetische Mischgewebe started in the early 80's in Berlin with electronic, industrial, avant-garde associated cassette releases. A first LP on the outstanding Madrid based label Discos Esplendor Geometrico was followed by CD and vinyl releases on SFCR (F), and Pinch-A-Loaf and Povertech (USA). DSM also did projects with MSBR, Mnortham, Frans de Waard, Ios Smolders, Artificial Memory Trace, Thomasius, TBC, The Oval Language and others. The duo participated in a pile of compilations including a 2009 2CD on Suitcase (USA). Several of their earlier cassette works have been reissued on limited edition vinyl pressings on the German Vinyl On Demand label.. A multimedia band started in 1980 by Guido HUEBNER (b. 1963), a German composer and multimedia artist. Using only a cassette player, radio receiv- ers, electric motors and a microphone, he managed to produce remark- able sound structures, which originally were merely meant as an offshoot of his visual artwork. In 1985 he was joined by a French artist Isabelle CHEMIN (b. 1964), who has since remained a regular member of the group. Together they have organised multimedia performances at such unusual venues as swimming pools, abandoned railway stations or slaughterhous- es. The group’s name, German for ”mixture of artificial materials”, was a consciously constructed manifesto of their artistic philosophy, involv- ing a comprehensive synthesis of various branches of art, primarily film, music, performance, literature and painting. The group have produced a great number of sound installations, employing in them neurosurgi- cal instruments and devices (e.g. photon emission tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging), with the intent to capture the impact of technology on the human body and life, and its consequences. They have successfully incorporated in their work contemporary literature trends by collaborating with an avant-garde author Jean-Rene? LASSALLE. Their music was primarily comprised of enigmatically prepared field recordings (e.g. industrial noises, sounds of cars passing by, conversations, crowded places) mixed with electronically generated noises and digitally processed sounds of acoustic instruments. In the late 1990s they were joined, mainly for the purposes of live performance, by Samuel LOVITON. Also, Guido HU?BNER has assisted and been assisted by many acclaimed artists, ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE, Tore Honore? BØE, M.S.B.R. or Eric CORDIER, to name a few. Discography: Audience Of The Souldestroyers (Individual VOD 1981) LP 002 (Das Cassetten Combinat 1981) tape Works (Individual VOD 1982) LP Only For Fowl (Individual VOD 1984) LP Clear (Individual VOD 1984) 12” EP Sonic Deformation (Alien Artists 1985) tape Dokumentation Deformation (Alien Artists 198?) tape split with MONTY CANTSIN Blood & Gold - Propaganda (Artcore Editions 1987) tape Bacchus (ZSF Produkt / Alien Artists 1988) tape El Pez-Vidriera (Freedom In A Vacuum / Alien Artists 1989) tape Everything Is Nothing (Harsh Reality Music 1989) tape El Jardi? De Les Deli?cies (Centre d’Art Santa Monica 1990) 7” EP The Harvest Of Magnetism (Discos Esplendor Geometrico 1990) LP Was Ist Das, Die Realitat? (Tonspur Tapes 1990) tape
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