Bernd Härpfer - Composition and Audiovisual Art
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Crude Carrier
Crude Carrier ...more  
 
On its way along the Bosporus, the border between the continents of Europe and Asia, an NITC oil tanker of the VLCC class gets into a space-time abnormality. The skyline of the megalopolis Istanbul is drifting away in...

Trace Track Trail
Trace Track Trail ...more  
 
The works can be either presented in a linear screening or prefered as an audiovisual installation. The works are installed in serial succession on one projection screen. In exhibitions that had the spatial opportunity, the...

Hustle And Bustle
Hustle And Bustle ...more  
 
The piece is written for five instruments (Ake, Harma, Piperola, Player Piano and Vibi) of the M&M robot orchestra, Logos Foundation Ghent (Belgium). Floating tempo change and metric modulation depending on that...

Atemlos
Atemlos (breathless) ...more  
 
This short audiovisual collage was composed for Clarence Barlow to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. It reflects some aspects of his life embedded in historical time illustrated by a series of subjectively chosen pictures with...

Juliette
Juliette ...more  
 
A short concert piece written for the ensemble WireWorks (Jennifer Hymer, Carin Levine, Stephan Froleyks). The playful character of the music is based on a tonal, gliding harmony and continuous metric modulation which...

Birdsong
Birdsong ...more  
 
The Birdsong project started in 2002, inspired by the opportunity to compose 8-channel electronic music for a performance in a public park. Based on recordings of birdsong the basic operation includes three phases. ...

Mime
Mime ...more  
 
Mime is a silent movie with and about piano music. However, the music is not played by a human but by a computer-driven acoustic piano. The composition was created by transforming the original audio track of the piano...

Speed Crystal
Speed Crystal ...more  
 
The basic concept of Speed Crystal is the integration of picture and sound in an abstract dramaturgy that rests on the principle of constant acceleration. The process is based on a looped video sequence that has been filmed...

Shoes
Shoes ...more  
 
Shoes belongs to a couple of concurrently produced works based on the concept of integrating picture and sound in an abstract dramaturgy that rests on the principle of constant acceleration. The video consists of...

Mazwi
Mazwi ...more  
 
This piece originates from an inscription of Paul Klijnsma (1915-1995), a former missionary and voyager throughout Africa. It summarizes his view of life after many years of residence in Zimbabwe. First we just...

One For The Road
One For The Road ...more  
 
A first version of One For The Road was composed for piano, double bass and percussion in 1999. The instrumentation, that of a rhythm section of a jazz band, supports a jazzy feeling on the surface contradicted by...