The Hour of the Wolf
an improvisational duet piece
guitar & electronics
turntables with percussive objects, self-built needles & self-pressed records
The Hour of the Wolf is an improvisational piece upon an associative score, created by Stefan Brunner. (ca. 30 min).
Stefan & Pedro are both experienced performance artists who met this year at an innovators & creative conference where they both were invited as speakers, discussing thematics such as new musical interfaces and the impact of bodies in technology. Soon, they found out that they not only share a common musical taste, but are also neighbors in Berlin.
Hour of the Wolf
They quickly decided to go into the studio together, where they started working on “The Hour of the Wolf”, an improvisational piece by Stefan Brunner. The piece is based on an associative “story”, divided into 8 chapters. Both musicians refect upon the structural text to generate an ever changing piece which, while being fully improvised, is still based on the solid foundation of a common storyline. Unlike most improvisational methodologies, the associative and structural aspects present in Hour of the Wolf allow for rapid intercuts between the musicians and a multi-layered dialog of emotions, sounds and images.
Stefan Brunner worked on stage either solo or in cooperation with artists such as Arto Lindsay in venues like the Angelica Festival Bologna, Signal and Noise Vancouver, Portikus Frankfurt, HBC Berlin, the Austrian EXPO Pavilion Shanghai etc. Most recently he worked as part of the artist duo Audiokolor where he collaborated with artists like Apparatjik for exhibitions in the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, the Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art, Go with the Flø Norway among others. homepage
Pedro Lopes‘ motto is “subvert your instrument”. He plays turntables like they are full-fedged instruments, which means they can be bowed, percussed, scratched & hacked. He makes his own needles and records using circuit-bending and acrylic cutting. He played in venues such as Transmediale, Serralves Foundation, Casa da Música, OutFest, Metasonic & Future Places and collaborates with: Carlos Zíngaro, André Gonçalves (ADDAC synths), Ferrandini, Miguel Sá, and in ensembles conducted by William Winnant (Zorn’s Cobra), Reinhold Friedl & Ernesto Rodrigues. homepage