Recorded in April 2013, at the legendary ex-DDR ‘Rotaprint’ plant (a company manufacturing offset litho printing presses) in the Wedding district of Berlin.
An amazing cassette from two amazing artists. Highly recommened!!!
Wolfgang Seidel, a native of Berlin, first met Conrad Schnitzler at the infamous Zodiak Free Arts Lab in 1968 and in 1969 joined Schnitzler’s improvisation ensemble Kluster – Eruption, a collaboration that would last until Schnitzler’s death in 2011. Seidel was a founding member of Ton Steine Scherben in the 1970s and played with Populäre Mechanik during the 1980s. Under the name Sequenza he played on albums with Schnitzler. Seidel has remained active in the underground Berlin scene, most recently as a member of the improvisational duo “Five Eyes” with Alfred 23 Harth whom he also first met in the Zodiak Free Arts Lab in 1968. In Europe Seidel conducts Conrad’s Schnitzler’s multiple source Cassette Concerts and has organized film screenings and nights celebrating Schnitzler’s life and work.
Gen Ken Montgomery is a New York based artist and sound composer whose involvement in the Cassette Culture and Mail Art movements of the late 70s led to the creation in 1989 of Generator Sound Art Gallery in New York City.
Gen Ken spent time in Berlin in the early 80s where he met Conrad Schnitzler and Wolfgang Seidel. Gen Ken worked with Conrad Schnitzler to produce records and conduct Cassette Concerts of both Schnitzler’s and Gen Ken’s multi-channel electronic music compositions. At Generator Gen Ken regularly performed Cassette Concerts through 8 speakers surrounding the audience, in total darkness. In 2012 Gen Ken produced CON-MYTHOLOGY, a festival of films and concerts in New York City celebrating the life and work of Conrad Schnitzler.
Gen Ken continues to be involved in Mail Art, Sound Art and as The Minister of Lamination (a.k.a. Egnekn) is the world’s foremost practitioner of sonic Lamination Art