Museum of No Art – Improvisations on clarinet and time-stretched space
Museum of No Art’s two track Ep is the outcome of a clarinet live improvisation session the artist Mona Steinwidder recorded in her studio in Hamburg. The basic idea for each piece was to fill a 15 minute space spontaneously starting with a solo clarinet instrumentation and letting it expand through building up meditating loops and overdubs. Accompanied by extended, transformed and pitched field recordings taken out of their natural context a very own undefined time is created. With the approach of an Impressionist the focus is not the landscape itself, it is the light and the colours that create the surrounding.
The Ep is also available as limited tape edition in various design and colour. The upcoming Museum of No Art debut album will be released via Seance Centre in July 2020.
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Me Succeeds – Beauty Comes From Strange Places (Commissioned Work)
For this commissioned work fashion design innovators of "University of Applied Science Bielefeld" and experimental pop duo Me Succeeds teamed up to curate a unique live experience of a fashion show. Composing the soundtrack Mona Steinwidder and Lorin Strohm adapted the moods and design of each collection in order to generate a modular self-contained live set. The vision was to break free the rules of a classic fashion walk vibe and end up remixing the show and the proposition of each collection: emotional fragments in combination with a strong, energetic rhythm section – consistently blurring the lines between art, technology and wildly experimental, boundary-pushing fashion design.
Iron Curtis – Mt Gordon (Me Succeeds The Drama of Mt Gordon Remix)
In this case the individual bits and pieces are greater than just one sum. After Johannes Paluka aka Iron Curtis has been creating several remixes for Hamburg experimental pop duo Me Succeeds, now Mona Steinwidder und Lorin Strohm turned it the other way around and reworked the track »Mt Gordon« of the Berlin based dj and producer. The progress started in the summer of 2018 and by improvising and adding more and more layers to the original stems they ended up with loads of pretty interesting material. Mona und Lorin decided to open up the one remix widely and to let it tell its very own dramatic story of »Mt Gordon«. With five possibly connected directions of the origin track the remixes are built on the precept of classical drama waiting for the climax and the inevitable ranting end. Still every part stands independently and the five tracks vary between clean and minimal soundscape to warmly loaded vocal tunes and pushing dark break beats.