posts with tag: klangkunst
balloonist in the desert dark

© F. J. Burbach

This makes me happy: My sound piece

Silent – The balloonist

will be aired on Schweizer Radio DRS 2  in the radio show Das weisse Lauschen, Wednesday, 27. Juli 2011, 8.55 p.m.


Das weisse Lauschen is an online platform for sound art of various kinds launched by Hörspiel DRS2. Here you can go straight to the homepage of the online platform Das weisse Lauschen. Sound art pieces of the platform are being introduced in the radio show with the same name.

There is a special personal story behind the sound piece “Silent – The balloonist”. It’s ever so special for me, I even called my website “The balloonist …”. I used to do ballooning for some time actually. And up in the air I had a kind of key experience which had to do with the way you can hear things up there, it’s fantastic! And probably that’s why I sometimes make so strange, quiet and minimalistic sound pieces. Here you can read more about that.


strasse invert

a blog

means making decisions. Many people who’s website I visit live in different corners of the world. So do people I am happy to have met personally.
When we ‘meet’ in the net, we write English. I like the idea that they can now visit my blog. And I also like to make it possible for them to read it. I live in Germany in this little northern corner of Europe. My native language is German. There are only three German-speaking countries in the world. What to do? Write ‘English only’? What about people here in Germany who prefer to read German? What about me? I’m not in the mood to write English every day although I enjoy it most of the time. Sometimes but the words just don’t come so easy in English – nor do they in my native language …
So I’m going to write in English and in German. I will not translate word by word. I wouldn’t keep up with that. Sometimes even I may write a post only in German or only in English.
This is going to be

a blog with sounds …

… at the first place, with collages I made and soundscapes and recordings of everday noises. Sounds need no translation.
My non-sound-posts will also be about my work with sound, I guess, and my radio work, we’ll see.

Thank you for being here.

I hope you enjoy!