Topic: Mood at the beginning of the lockdown
Waiting for the daily press conferences with the latest figures and regulations.
Feelings of standing still, paralysis, dependence, isolation, insecurity and also relaxation.
The idea was to record something with live instruments, immediately, not reflecting too much and not using a theoretical approach.
And in parallel to the sound experiments, I tried for the first time to convert Chinese cabbage into a Korean kimchi, using fermentation. This process suited the situation of waiting in the lockdown very well.
MARCEL GSCHWEND AKA BIT-TUNER (ZURICH, CH)
NEL FRATTEMPO RESIDENCY
Born and raised in St.Gallen, Bit-Tuner works and lives in Zürich today. He’s been producing electronic music with computers, mpcs, synthesizers, bass guitars and a fleet of analogue effect gear. He has a fondness for samples from old records, movies and has also been discovering field recording. Bit-Tuner works with heavy beats, blown up bass sounds, gloomy atmospheres, acid-driven melodies and uproaring soundscapes. His musical field of expression reaches from Experimental Hip-Hop to Electronica, from Bass Music to Noise, Theatre Productions, Fashion Shows and Shortfilm Soundtracks.
Bit-Tuner has collaborated with various artists like !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Audio88 & Yassin (Berlin), IOKOI (-OUS), Bleubird (Florida), Sensational (NYC) or Islam Chipsy (100Copies Music) as well as done remixes for Oddateee (Deadverse Rec.), Sole (Ex-Anticon), Filewile, Tim & Puma Mimi, Kamikaze (Mouthwatering Rec.), Jeans for Jesus, Velvet Two Stripes, Camilla Sparksss…
In his energy-driven concerts, Bit-Tuner oscillates between Downbeats, Electronica and Techno, while he pulls his tracks together to become a gloomy, but still euphoric bass monster. Live he has shared the stages with Acts like Kelpe, Jon Hopkins, Otto von Schirach, Ben Frost, Jimi Tenor, Modeselektor, Shackleton, Actress, The Haxan Cloak, Zomby, …
“A wild demonstration of hybrid, urban, electronic music” – Bad Bonn
MEETS STROBOSPHERE (2020)
Music Performance, Audio Mix & Mastering: Bit-Tuner
Visual Art Director & Light Operator: strobosphere.lighting
Video Director & Edit: Pascal Hofer (yukuki.me)
Camera & Drone Operator: Benjamin Hofer (yukuki.me)
Recorded live at Fabriktheater @ Rote Fabrik Zürich, June 8, 2020