I am sitting in a machine;

Martin Backes

 
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I am sitting in a machine; is a voice-driven virtual assistant, which records a short narration of its own speaking voice, and runs this recording through an MP3 encoder over and over again. With each iteration of the loop, you will hear the artifacts of the encoding process reinforce themselves and gradually eliminating “all human qualities” of the virtual assistants voice by revealing its data  format.
The work is a hommage to composer Alvin Lucier’s 1969 piece I Am Sitting in a Room. It consists of two parts. The first part is a limited edition vinyl dubplate consisting of 30 units. The second part is a web page application distributed via the Internet. In both parts, there are 32 tracks included, selected from 3000 successive iterations of the 128 kbps 44.1 kHz MP3 encoding.

Martin Backes, I am sitting in a machine; 2017, 12 inch Dubplate, Edition of 30 + 5AP ́s, 500,- Euros

www.martinbackes.com
www.iamsittinginamachine.net

 


Studies of an Alien Skin

Andreas Greiner & Tyler Friedman

 
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As the boundaries of human research approach penetration of the quantum veil, the surfaces of biological machinery begin to reveal mysterious shapes and motions. Beyond the reach of our naked eyes, skin is a pulsating alien landscape in a state of continuous geological formation, where death is an apocalypse in slow motion. Inside the abstraction of closeness, the extra-terrestrial engulfs. ‘Studies of an Alien Skin’ is visual exploration of this terrain and a speculative sonic realization of its transmissions. Scanning across different sections of pulsating bodies of one of the earth’s very own alien organisms, the installation swirls through the visual instability of matter, the empathetic projection of emotion onto non-human life, the electricity of organicity, and the psychedelia of biology.

12″ inch Dubplate

Gestaltung Cover etc:

Raphael Jacobs & SinU Ko

Side A

Study I: mouth 

Study II: skin 

Side B

Study III: pulse 

Study IV: sight 

Study V: electricity

concept by Andreas Greiner & Tyler Friedman

composed by Tyler Friedman


Touch the Sun

Martin Eder

 
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My mistress‘ eyes are nothing like the sun
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

My mistress‘ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips‘ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

 

12‘ inch Dubplate 14:54 min.

Side A

Touch the Sun part 1

Side B

Touch the Sun part2

Composition: Martin Eder
Cello: Michael Rauter
Artwork: Moritz Stumm

Special Thanks to NASA,
Natinal Aeronautics and Space Administartion


Afro Sonic Signifier

Satch Hoyt

 

The Sonic Shadow project was born from Satch Hoyt’s desire to share his Sonic Texts (Soundscapes) with a broader public. In fact to take his Trans National African Diasporian sonic renderings to a non specific art world audience, as a visual artist as him, Sonic Texts are solely experienced in art gallery museum exhibition contexts, this in fact is limiting the oeuvre to an often elite group, which is not his mission.The studio recorded Sonic Texts are self composed/collaged sonic narratives in conversation with, and originally designed to accompany Hoyt’s sculptural objects and installations, by remixing and editing this material with Dirk Leyers in his Berlin studio.
 

12‘ inch Dubplate 25 min.

composed, collaged and produced by
Satch Hoyt

engineered and mixed by
Dirk Leyers

cover painting by
Satch Hoyt

photo by
Trevor Morgan

layout by
Satch Hoyt and Moritz Stumm

recorded at Funkhaus Studios Berlin

mastered at Phlexton Studios by
Kraans De Lutin

Side A

1. Fragmented Suite
Jason Dimatteo:Acoustic Bass Shara Wurden: voice

2. How the West was won
Satch Hoyt: percussion, voice, synth

3. Movements in Spinnister
Satch Hoyt: electric flute, processed thru
Wah Wah,Wah Synth,Whammy pedal, Line6, Memory Man Hazerai, and antique Sanzas from Congo, Cameroon,
Angola

Side B

1. Sonic Shadow
Dj Spinna: additional beat programming and co-production
Evan Sobel: engineer
featured voices: Joe Louis, Don King, Muhammad Ali, Ian Wright,
Malcom X, Jimmy Grierson, Marlon Brando hair combers: Michaela Angela Davis, Latasha Nevada Diggs

2. Celestial Vessel


Swan Song

Lucinda Dayhew

 

Swan Song is a work by Lucinda Dayhew involving several Berlin based electronic and experimental/new music composers. It is a reinterpretation of the myth of the dying swan. The swan songs are pressed on limited edition vinyl dubplates by Flipping the Coin. Losing quality slightly with each play, as is the case with all dubplates, after approximately 500 plays the audio on the records will be rendered inaudible.

Concept and cover art: Lucinda Dayhew

Participating musicians: Clare Cooper . Gudrun Gut . Golden Disko Ship (Theresa Stroetges) . Jasmine Guffond (Jasmina Maschina) . Ari Benjamin Meyers . NSI (Max Loderbauer & Tobias Freund) also part of Moritz von Oswald Trio, with Ricardo Villalobos – ECM remixes & Tobias . Tom Thiel . Lucinda Dayhew

2 x 12‘ inch Dubplate

38 min.

With original compositions by

Clare Cooper

Lucinda Dayhew

golden diskó ship (Theresa Stroetges)

Jasmine Guffond

Gudrun Gut

Ari Benjamin Meyers

NSI (Tobias Freund & Max Loderbauer)

Tom Thiel

concept and cover art

Lucinda Dayhew

layout by

FTC

mastered at Phlexton Studios by

Kraans De Lutin 

Edition of 30 + 4AP´s, 470.- €


Kontakt Sappho

Sonja Cvitkovic, Marine Drouan, Birgit Megerle, Michaela Meise

 
KontaktSappho

12‘ inch Dubplate

22 min.

vocals by

Sonja Cvitkovic, Birgit Megerle, Michaela Meise

composed by

Sonja Cvitkovic and Marine Drouan

recorded and produced by

Marine Drouan

all lyrics based on quotes from translated Sappho fragments, printed in following books: Sappho Liebesgedichte, The Complete poems of Sappho

photo by

Sonja Cvitkovic

layout by

Marine Drouan

mastered at Phlexton Studios by

Kraans De Lutin

Edition of 30 + 4AP´s, 470.- €


Introducing myself to the Canada Geese

Mike Bourscheid

 
CanadaGeese

10‘ inch Dubplate

6:34 min.

performed and recorded by

Mike Bourscheid

layout

Mike Bourscheid

silcscreenprint

Mike Bourscheid

mastered at Phlexton Studios

Kraans de Lutin 

Edition of 30 + 4AP´s, 470.- €


Subsonic

Peter Lang and Bert Wrede

 
SUBSONIC

 

Shortly after the publication of Jules Verne’s novel Paris in the 20th Century, in 1994, Bert Wrede and Peter Lang decided to transform this wild subject into a sound composition. In 1996 they produced an installation of eight channels with voices and sounds for an exhibition in the Technical Collections of the Museum of Dresden,The Thing Between.The sounds were derived from a 12-cylinder emergency power system, a so-called submarine diesel motor from Charité Hospital in Berlin.The voices were those of Bert Wrede’s daughter, twelve years old at the time, and of professional actresses.
Subsonic, 2014, 10 inch Dubplate, Edition of 30 + 5AP ́s, 470.- Euros


The Sound of the Fairytale Recordings

Saâdane Afif

 
FTR

Flipping the Coin is proud to announce the label´s second release with Saâdane Afif.

Saâdane Afif´s The Sound of the Fairytale Recordings is, as the title implies, a recording of the sound from the performance series The Fairytale Recordings, which was shown at the Schinkel Pavillon 2011 in Berlin and at Raebervon-Stenglin 2011 in Zurich. The Fairytale Recordings are performed by the opera singer Katharina Schrade and composed by Ari Benjamin Meyers. The Lyrics are writen by Tom Morton, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Mick Peter, Ina Blom and Tacita Dean. This edition includes a music sheet and song booklet „The Fairytale Recordings (A Mime)“ which was published in the occasion of a lecture during „What Would Thomas Bernhard Do?“ at the Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, in 2013.

The Sound of the Fairytake Recordings, 2013, 12“ Dubplate, Edition of 30 + 5AP´s, 470.- €

 

 


Encarnita Propia

Nik Nowak & Gabriel Rossell Santillán

 
Encarnita

12″ inch Dubplate

composed by Nik Nowak

vocals by Gabriel Rossell Santillá

artwork by Moritz Stumm

Durch die Wüste

Für die erste bei Flipping the Coin Records erscheinende 10 Inch Dubplate arbeiten die beiden in Berlin lebenden Künstler Nik Nowak und Gabriel Rossell Santillán zusammen.

Nik Nowak und Gabriel Rossell Sanillán tauschen sich seit Jahren über ihre Arbeit aus und so ist auch  das für Flipping the Coin Records entstandene Soundpiece Encarnita Propia eine Begegnung zweier Künstlerfreunde, eine vorgestellte Reise durch die Wüste und die Entdeckung vergessener Kulturen.


[1] Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Imaginary Landscapes

[2] Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Imaginary Landscapes

Encarnita Propia, 2012, 10 inch Dubplate, Edition of 30 + 4AP´s, 470.- €

 


 

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