Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:03:39 GMT
In Beaut In Simplicity, Kai Schumacher expertly melds the classical precursors and pop-culture inheritors of ‘Minimal Music’ with his own compositions to create an exquisite and unique sound. The classically trained Schumacher was greatly influenced by the ‘Minimal Music’ movement of the 1960s, which emphasized a new simplicity of musical structure, repetitive elements and tonal harmony. Taking his lead from Steve Reich’s “Electric Counterpoint”, Schumacher lets Erik Satie’s fragile planes of sound prepare the way for the ambient music of Brian Eno while P.M. Hamel’s psychedelic piano works serve as inspiration for piano transcriptions by Moderat.
In his new single A New Error rather than relying on digital sounds, Schumacher treats the concert grand as a fully analogue synthesizer, applying preparations and sound processing to what is surely the most classical of all instruments,the piano. In the creative process Schumacher set himself a goal to restore Moderat’s techno track to its pianistic ‘original state”. He successfully achieved this through preparing the strings and body of the piano with e-bows drumsticks and vibrators. The result is a piece that captures the hypnotic, almost manic beauty of the original track, while creating something entirely unique.
Schumacher discusses more about the concept here:
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