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Dirk Schaefer

Distant Proximity: Soundtracks for the Films of Matthias Müller (2LP)

Label: Purge

Format: 2LP

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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* Handmade in an edition of 250 copies only; 180gr vinyl in custom-made screen-printed outer (sealed), containing Xerox-printed booklet with the words from the films of Matthias Mulle and a newly commissioned essay by S. Grisseman* The original soundtracks by Dirk Schaefer for the films of Matthias Muller: The Memo Book (1989), Home Stories (1990), Sleepy Haven (1993), Pensão Globo (1999), Vacancy (1999). Newly re-transferred from the original tapes by Schaefer himself, and remastered, these are the collaborations that inspired Peter Tscherkassky to call on Schaefer to score his own work.

Composer of original soundtrack scores and soundscapes for film, Dirk Schaefer offers a ‘total concept’ of sound scoring, using music, speech and noise to compose ‘aesthetical units’ that lead and disturb their visual counterpart in equal measure. His most regular collaborators are with Peter Tscherkassky and Matthias Müller, with whom he has worked since 1985, as well as Claudia Schillinger, Davo Defurne, Michael Bynntrup, Antoni Pinent and others. Schaefer works in parallel as a writer, publishing a book on Friedrich Nietzsche and his sisters, as well as numerous articles on diverse topics: King Kong, Joseph Cornell, opening titles. He is a frequent lecturing in Germany and internationally on film and sound.

Cat. number: purrrrrj032
Year: 2023