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KATHARSIS

1KATHARSIS 12:52
2FUNKENFLUG 18:31
3WIND-INTERMEZZO 5:51
4GROSSE FUGE 41:00
total 78:29

8-channel computer music
intermediate master on analog tape 1" 15ips 8-ch [1,2,3]
8*1/2" mono [4]
original sources: hd 16bit 32kHz 8-ch
basic material: recordings of a waterfall in the mountains of Salzburg
methods: numerical resonances with physical models, algorithmic analysis and composition
tools: NMS4
produced at the composers studio, Rastenberg, Austria
supported by: SKE-Fond, Land OÖ

Listen to an example!Katharsis.mp3  1,8MB
Listen to an example!Fuge.mp3  1,5MB
more about KATHARSIS
performances and photos

"A recording of a waterfall forms the basis of the full-length composition; however, more importantly than its function as acoustic material, it serves as an exhaustible reservoir of forms and processes which can be derived from it by means of various analytical methods. This recording is complemented by a number of imaginary acoustic objects - numerical oscillaters (so-called physical models) designed especially for this purpose which are brought to life by the actual sound of the water and its transformations."
from the catalogue of Ars Electronica 1994

Günther Rabl Werke 8
1 CD in digipak
including fotos by Renate Porstendorfer

"Ein eindringliches, präzises Werk von hoher technischer wie ästhetischer Kompetenz."
Reinhard Kannonier, Der Standard, Linz 1994

"An island of clear, classical avantgarde - a forceful, precise work, of high technical, as well as esthetical competence"
Der Standard about the first performance of KATHARSIS at the Ars Eletronica, Linz 1994

"A little theatre miracle" Progress Reviews about the performance together with Bert Gstettner's dance company Tanz*Hotel, Odeon Vienna 2000

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