Traktur | 4 Kanal Version
Premiered 25.05.2017 in the Elisabeth Kirche, Berlin.
in the context of SICHTUNGEN at the Kirchentag 2017.
The composition is written for 4 organs and electronics on four speakers. The organs are a mixture of church organs and electronic organs.
Thomas Noll – organ
Silke Lange – organ
Nathan Plante – organ
Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler – organ
Ferdinand Breil – electronics
Premiered 10.11.2018 at the Erlöser Kirche in München Schwabing
In the piece I use material recorded with the Amalien organ at the Pfarrkirche Zur Frohen Botschaft in Berlin Karlshorst. The material is processed and played like an instrument as well. In the concert the musicians thus communicate with a room which is located elsewhere.
Thomas Noll – Organ
Ferdinand Breil – Electronics
Der Schwarze Zwerg
Premiered 29.10.2017 at running.out;of;words #4 festival at Acker Stadt Palast, Berlin
Natalia Pschenitschnikova – voice
Ferdinand Breil – composition, live electronics
Text based on the story ‚Schwarzer Zwerg‘ by Alexander Kluge from his book ‚Die Lücke die der Teufel lässt‘
Raumsprung is a collaboration with the organ player thomas noll and the recorder player susanne fröhlich. The musicians communicate with rooms that are located elsewhere – namely churches situated along the subway line 7. Raumsprung I & II are the beginning of a series that we are going to continue in the future. For these pieces thomas and I recorded sound material of organs in two Apostel Paulus Kirche and the Zum Heilsbronnen Kirche, both situated in Schöneberg. With the material recorded in the Apostel Paulus Kirche the four-channel electronics track for raumsprung – linie 7 – I was created. Raumsprung – linie 7 – II uses material from the Zum Heilsbronnen Kirche.
premiered 11.10.15 at the Randspiele in Zepernick
Susanne Zapf – violin
Nadja Zelujkina – piano
An Experimental Soundclash between Rap and Contemporary Classical Music
Ensemble: Shasta Ellenbogen (viola), Miako Klein (recorders) and Rui Faustino (percussion).
Vocals/text: Infinite Livez, Sookee
Composition, electronics and improvisational structures: Ferdinand Breil, Laura Mello and Nicolas Wiese
This is a collaboration of Shasta Ellenbogen and Ferdinand Breil.
All the electronic sounds orgininally come from the viola (although mostly heavily processed).
Viola – Shasta Ellenbogen
Electronics – Ferdinand Breil
Resonanzen – Vertonte Erinnerungen
This piece is based on the interviews I did with four elderly people. It is a collage of new music and songs that mean something to them.
Soprano — Marielou Jacquard
Recorders — Julia Andres
Viola — Shasta Ellenbogen
Harpsichord — Aura Visala
Supported by Kulturförderung Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
In Cooperation with BQG Ankunft, Theaterkapelle Berlin, uferbuero and Berliner Geschichtswerkstatt e.V.
Electro-Acoustic composition for 12 channels. Composed together with Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler for the urban solar audio plant by c60 collaboratorium.
Here’s a recording of ‚Traktur‘ which I wrote for the Wantalon project at Schloss Wiepersdorf. Traktur is partly improvised meaning only the structure and some basic note material have been composed. The instruments used are my Philicorda 751, Sebastian Elikowski Winkler’s Hammond Nihon, the church organ of the chapel and laptop electronics.
The word Traktur refers to the inside mechanics of the church organ. This technical term is meant to direct the attention towards the fact that in essence all the instruments used are doing the same. But due to having been built in different era’s and thus possessing the technical possiblities of the time a great variety of sounds can be produced with them. The composition is embedded into the Wantalon-installation I made.
Henry Mex – Philicorda
Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler – Hammond
Arne Sanders – Church Organ
Ferdinand Breil – Laptop Electronics
A composition for organ, female voice and live electronics on 8 speakers composed for the E-live concert in the Nicolai church in Utrecht. The words are taken from the poem Men Moet by Dutch poet Toon Tellegen.The organ in the Nicolai church has registers that fade in gradually. That gives you the possibility to let sounds begin with nothing and by adding registers let it swell more and more. This technique is the basis of the composition.
Milena Dukanovic – Organ
Agnes Loonstra – Voice
Sjoerd van der Sanden – Live Electronics
Final research presentation of Felix Dompreh in the SODA program at HZT-Berlin.
The music is improvised within a framework that correlates with the structure of the movement material. I work with a live set based on loops and effects and all musical material is generated with african instruments.
research project by anna aristarkhova