Soundcheck Review

Andy Hamilton, The Wire, no. 203, January 1, 2001

In contrast to Mark Polscher’s disc of pure electronic music reviewed above, the German composer Hans Tutschku gravitates closer to the concrete tradition, despite his associations both with Karlheinz Stockhausen and IRCAM extrémités lointaines (1996) uses recordings of city sounds from South East Asia The more concentrated, unified … erinnerung… (“Memento”, also 96) reflects a recent concern with speech as the basis for acousmatic transformations, and uses granular synthesis to break sounds into their constituent elements and reassemble or stretch them. Highly recommended.

Highly recommended!