Gregory Büttner
Schwebende Lasten
CD, 6-panel digisleeve, 150 copies
1000füssler 032, released in April 2024

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Schwebende Lasten 1 (2’04’’)
Schwebende Lasten 2 (4’24’’)
Schwebende Lasten 3 (3’51’’)
Schwebende Lasten 4 (5’40’’)
Schwebende Lasten 5 (9’45’’)
Schwebende Lasten 6 (3’26’’)
Schwebende Lasten 7 (5’00’’)
Schwebende Lasten 8 (5’24’’)
Schwebende Lasten 9 (2’21’’)
Schwebende Lasten 10 (10’38’’)

The basic sounds of the pieces were all created with a Buchla and some with a Serge analog modular synthesizer during my residency at EMS Stockholm, 2013. After this part of the sound creation (and with some files further digital processing), I played the results through different external loudspeakers, which I prepared with resonant objects such as tin cans, tubes, paper, metal plates, wooden boxes or small objects. This mixture of acoustic and electro-acoustic sounds was then re-recorded and assembled into the final compositions.

Pictures by Gregory Büttner, first in the bottom row by Jim Büttner, last in the top row by Yella Büttner.
Music by Gregory Büttner, (GEMA).

Many thanks to EMS for my residency and to the Goethe Institute for giving me a grant to work there.

Gregory Büttner lives and works as a musician and artist in Hamburg. Since 2000 his main focus is on sound art and electroacoustic compositions. He performed at several festivals and concert series in Europe, China and Chile, composed music for dance and performance, radio, video and sound installations. In 2004 he launched his label 1000füssler which releases experimental music in small editions.

He plays regularly in a duo with Birgit Ulher, Simon Whetham, Gunnar Lettow and ‘Stark Bewölkt Quartett‘ with Michael Maierhof, Heiner Metzger, Birgit Ulher. He also collaborated with other musicians, visual artist, choreographers and perfomance artist. His music released by labels like 1000füssler, Firework Edition Records, Anthropometrics, Aufabwegen, Herbal, Fragment Factory, Grünrekorder, Hideous Replica, Creative Sources, Materialverlag der HfbK, Obs*, Compost and Height.