Andrea Neumann (musician) - Andrea Neumann (Musikerin)

Andrea Neumann (Goethe-Institut, Boston, 2010)

Andrea Neumann (* 1968 in Freiburg ) is a German musician and composer . She plays an indoor piano. The instrument is a further development of a piano that she designed, but which does not have a conventional touch mechanism.

Life

Neumann studied piano at the Berlin University of the Arts . Since 1995 she has been part of the Berlin improvisation scene . Since 2000 she has been co-organizer of the “Labor Sonor” series for experimental music, film and performance in Berlin. In 2008 she was a fellow at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. In 2008 she received an award from the Prix ​​Ars Electronica for the video performance Videobrücke Berlin - Stockholm (5 point 1) in collaboration with Sabine Ercklentz . [1]

Create

Neumann plays on a so-called indoor piano that piano maker Bernd Bittmann made for her. Inspired by Zeena Parkins ' prepared harp, she designed an instrument based on the piano that consists only of a soundboard and strings . [2] She prepares the piano strings with everyday objects such as forks, razor blades, or potato masher.

Andrea Neumann's objects for preparing and playing on her indoor piano

The instrument is played not only with the fingers, but also with various types of drum sticks and violin bows [3] . A metal shelf and a mixer are also part of the instrument. The tones are recorded with contact microphones and pickups for guitars. The electrical amplification of the instrument can be varied during the game using the various combination options of the microphones. [4]

In 2005 Neumann co-founded the artists' collective Les Femmes Savantes . This is a so-called “composer-performer ensemble”; other members are Sabine Ercklentz, Ute Wassermann and Ana Maria Rodriguez . [5]

In addition to compositions by the other members of Les Femmes Savantes , she also recorded works by John Cage ( e.g. Waterwalk ), George Brecht, Heather Frasch, Robin Hayward , Phill Niblock , and Chiyoko Szlavnics . Neumann also worked with musicians such as Burkhard Beins , Axel Dörner , Sabine Ercklentz, Robin Hayward, Annette Krebs , Ana Maria Rodriguez and Ignaz Schick . [6]

Works

  • 4 actors , 2007
  • Erosion, 2012
  • Rencontre 2 for glissando flute and mixer feedback, 2013
  • Drehwurm , 2016 (together with Sabine Ercklentz)

Diskographie

Andrea Neumann's prepared interior piano
  • Axel Dörner , Andrea Neumann, Sven-Åke Johansson Barcelona Series ( hatOLOGY 2000)
  • Andrea Neumann, Toshimaru Nakamura ATØN (Rossbin 2001)
  • Ignaz Schick, Andrea Neumann Petit Pale (Zarek 2001)
  • Andrea Neumann, Annette Krebs Rotophorms ( Charhizma 2001)
  • Andrea Neumann, Burkhard Beins Lidingö (Erstwhile Records 2002)
  • Kaffe Matthews, Andrea Neumann, Sachiko M In Case of Fire Take the Stairs (Improvised Music From Japan 2002)
  • Sabine Ercklentz, Andrea Neumann surface tension (Charhizma 2003)
  • Axel Dörner, Greg Kelley, Andrea Neumann, Bhob Rainey Thanks, Cash (Sedimental 2004)
  • Andrea Neumann & Ivan Palacký Pappeltalks (Uceroz 2009)
  • Sabine Ercklentz, Andrea Neumann LAlienation (Herbal International 2010)
  • Sophie Agnel, Bertrand Gauguet, Andrea Neumann Spiral Inputs (Another Timbre 2011)
  • Klaus Filip, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann, Ivan Palacký Messier Objects (Meenna 2012)
  • Martin Tétreault, Andrea Neumann Live In St Henri (The Dim Coast 2012)
  • Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner Large Horticultural Exhibition (Olof Bright 2012)
  • Andrea Neumann, Bonnie Jones Green Just As I Could See (Erstwhile Records 2012)
  • Duo Vertex, Axel Dörner, Andrea Neumann Sustain Ability (Gigafon 2015)
  • Andrea Neumann, Sharif Sehnaoui , Michael Thieke , Michael Vorfeld Nashaz (Al Maslakh 2016)

Weblinks

literature

  • Burkhard Beins, Christian Kesten, Gisela Nauck, Andrea Neumann: Real-time music Berlin: self-determination of a scene . Wolke Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2011.
  • Matthias Haenisch: Materiality and Agency in Improvisation: Andrea Neumann’s “Inside Piano” in: Aaron Cassidy und Aaron Einbond: Noise In And As Music. Huddersfield 2013, 147–170.
  • Ursula Maria Berzborn, Steffi Weismann: KuLe - Art & Life: a house in Berlin-Mitte since 1990 Revolver Publishing, Berlin 2016.
  • Cathy van Eck: Between Air and Electricity. Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments. Bloomsbury Academic, New York 2017, 108–110.

Individual evidence

  1. Les Femmes Savantes ( Memento des Originals vom 16. Dezember 2018 im Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Biography of Andrea Neumann on the Les Femmes Savantes website. Retrieved January 6, 2019.@1@2Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/femmes-savantes.net
  2. Matthias Haenisch: Materiality and Agency in Improvisation: Andrea Neumann’s “Inside Piano” in: Aaron Cassidy und Aaron Einbond: Noise In And As Music. Huddersfield 2013, 153
  3. Matthias Haenisch: Materiality and Agency in Improvisation: Andrea Neumann’s “Inside Piano” in: Aaron Cassidy und Aaron Einbond: Noise In And As Music. Huddersfield 2013, 148
  4. Cathy van Eck: Between Air and Electricity. Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments. Bloomsbury Academic, New York 2017, 108–110.
  5. Tim Kaspar Böhme devotion to noise the daily newspaper June 27, 2015
  6. Les Femmes Savantes ( Memento des Originals vom 16. Dezember 2018 im Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Biography of Andrea Neumann on the Les Femmes Savantes website. Retrieved January 6, 2019.@1@2Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/femmes-savantes.net