Fenêtre Ovale //

Album label: 
Release date: 
26/02/2012
Recording date: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
  • 1. In Aquam (01:52)
  • 2. Fenêtre Ovale (01:37)
  • 3. Rondo (03:56)
  • 4. Kroum (01:12)
  • 5. Tremuli (07:56)
  • 6. Etude 1 (00:31)
  • 7. Iter (00:46)
  • 8. Ernst (03:10)
  • 9. Khen (08:26)
  • 10. Etude 2 (01:13)
  • 11. Variation sur Ernst (00:33)
  • 12. Ombak (03:36)
  • 13. Tk (01:59)

Karl Naegelen and the Risser/Rühl duo share a common interest in the quest for new sounds and sound illusions. Creating a confusion of sources, suggesting various acoustic spaces, evoking the sound of a sewing machine or a hard shoulder, making a rubbing sound sound like breath and making breath sound like creaking, this is the type of urge that stimulated collective research. The grand piano had to become a wind instrument and the clarinet a water instrument ; the pianist had to play percussions on a flute and the clarinet player had to play pan flute with a Laotian mouth organ; we had to test bowls with various diameters and velvet squares with various thicknesses, favour half empty batteries for the vibrator, unroll a copper reel from an electric motor to obtain a wire with the appropriate thickness. From inventions to discoveries, from surprises to disillusions, this project is also linked with the absurd, thrilling, and alchemical quest for new tones.