COMPOSITION FOR THE DOCUMENTARY BY GILAD BARAM

 

Forty years after capturing the iconic images of the Russian Invasion of Prague in 1968, acclaimed Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka (Magnum Photos), travels to Israel and Palestine to embark on a photographic journey involving yet another conflict zone. The wall built by Israel in the West Bank sparks his interest as his own experience of life behind the Iron Curtain surfaces. Shot over five years by his Israeli assistant, this is a unique record of Koudelka’s solitary creative process, offering an intimate look at one of photography’s greatest living masters.

 

Director: Gilad Baram
Starring: Joseph Koudelka
Authors: Gilad Baram, Elisa Purfürst
Composition: Tobias Purfürst
Producer: Nowhere Films, Produkce Radim Prochazka

 

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Photograph © Gilad Baram

 

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LIVE IMPROVISATION

 

Un_/Prepared is an interconnected environment of algorithmic and analog sound sources, which offers a high potential for improvisation.
 Solely processed in real-time, different noises, feedback and a Rhodes Piano’s harmonic timbre intertwined to modulating patterns and complex sound structures with a strong character, yet with a poetic depth.

Un_/Prepared premiered at FEED / KUNSTWERKE in Feb/2015 and was performed in several art spaces throughout the year.

Photograph © Stini Roehrs

SOUNDTRACK FOR A VIDEO INSTALLATION BY ANNA ANDERS

 

‘Out of the black frame the heads of divers arise, equipped with different snorkels, glasses and caps. They observe us and descent again in the underground.

The voice-over commentary let the divers appear as strange creatures. They seem to be aggressive and voracious, they disguise and defend themselves, they mate and vanish. […]

The soundtrack, created by Tobias Purfürst, makes stylistic references to electronic music of the 1960s.’

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MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION / VISUAL INSTRUMENT

 

Versicolor is an audio visual environment.
 It refers to abstract works of the expanded cinema movement and is translated to contemporary technologies and it’s endless possibilities, by confusing the audience’s perception of physical facts through subtle digital manipulation.
 Three beamers project single colours which generatively slowly change on a cube and the wall behind it. A white background, layered by colour addition and surrounds a spectrum of coloured shadows. Additionally, each shadow / cube surface is separately mapped, letting shadows partly disappear from time to time.

The sound layer is based on sine waves, processed with filters in dependence to the projected surfaces and becomes a rich drone sound, also depending on the viewers position. While playing and improvising live, physical shadows can be even more drastically deconstructed and new arrangements of colour / shadow / mappings can be achieved.

SOUNDTRACK FOR A VIDEO INSTALLATION BY YALDA AFSAH

 

Videoinstallation by Yalda Afsah
DVD release autumn 2016

EXPERIMENTAL COMPOSITIONS

 

Particulate Matter is a site-specific piece with real time influences that are affected by moving traffic and other unforeseen sounds. 
Cars and pedestrian’s become unknowingly performers. The street becomes their stage and the front window avails itself as a big screen, while the musical setting manipulates by bend and remixing their ‘acoustic behaviour’.
live recording , performed at LEAP (Berlin, 2012), sampling and processing with SuperCollider

Foursquared is a piece which is completely coded in SuperCollider, pure digital sound synthesis.
live recording, performed at echoraum (Vienna, 2011) with a drumpad controller

_humpulse is a multichannel piece based on sampled sounds from the EMS Synthi A, AKS.
performed at zkm, next_generation 4.0 festival (Karlsruhe, 2011),
stereo version

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