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Stefan Roigk

De—Composed (2CD + Book)

Label: Errant Bodies

Format: 2CD + Book

Genre: Sound Art

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de—COMPOSED“ — New artist's book by Berlin-based sound artist Stefan Roigk. The catalog documents acousmatic compositions, sound installations, musical graphics and text-sound compositions of the years 2005 to 2023 on 144 pages and 2 Audio-CDs.

A complex assemblage, composed of documentation photos, texts and drawings, becomes an interlocking whole in its dynamic flows and fields and animates the paper as a vibrantly structured visual composition. A piece of music for the eyes, in which the boundaries between documentation, draft and work become blurred in a surreal mesh of the concrete and fictional. Here, the reader generates their own individual temporal axis based on their speed of observation and focus on the optical elements, thus becoming a mixing board for a composition realized as a catalogue.

Three text pieces give a deeper insight into Roigk's understanding of sound as material and the translation of sound events into other media. As an equivalent to the visual approach of the catalog and in order to adequately convey the sonic dimension of the artistic work, (sound) fragments of all the works covered in the catalog were transferred into a dynamic collage-like arrangement with Roigk's typical aesthetics and are included with the catalog as an independent listening experience in the form of two audio CDs.

The digital release includes not only the 33 tracks with a total playing time of 141 minutes, but also the catalog and the CD cover as a high-resolution PDF file.

Cat. number: none
Year: 2023
Double CD published in conjunction with the catalogue "Stefan Roigk, de—COMPOSED" (21 x 26 cm (softcover), 144 pages, 180 color illustrations, gatefold cover, 2 A5 postcards) / published 2023 by Errant Bodies Press, Berlin. Including download code. The Publication was kindly supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn.