„nature's very own modular patch... eschewing the pomp of sacred music for the fragile drone of an organic death knell“ (the wire)
"aural narratives don't come more stunning... there’s an uncanny beauty both to Fraunberger’s seemingly absurd actions & to the, frankly, amazing results" (4against5)
„megalithic sonic sculptures... fraunberger's approach to transition is ceaslessly inventive“ (auralaggravation)
„ highly dissonant madness bordering the realms of lurking entities populating an intersecting parallel universe“ (nitestylez)
'Quellgeister' are air-sculptures / compositions / dwellings for semi-ruined organs discovered in deserted saxon churches in Transylvania - sonic-archeology focusing on individual characteristics of change, space and signs of migration within abandoned places.
The series is circling around the sonic content of periphery / center / time-vortex / states / derangement
As screenings / imaginary sculptures, 'Quellgeister' re-contextualize the sonorous limit based on organic transformation of forgotten machines through time and conditions: a pre-modern future.
For this second piece, named 'Wurmloch' (Wormhole), i installed the microphones in the church of the village with the same name, to find out about the sonic character of its old and wrecked organ by means of letting the instrument speak in it's very own dialect, tongues and beatings. I chose one take of many to use it uncut for an accurate ambisonic mastering process. 'Quellgeister #2' was released on Vinyl by Interstellar Records in march 2016.
released March 20, 2016
performed and composed by Stefan Fraunberger,
In the fortified church of Valea Viilor / Wurmloch, Romania, 2014
mastering / wolfgang musil
coverdesign / edward chapon
coverpainting / radu munteanu (church of Rogoz / 16th century)