gabiRaw Audio Recordings II: Open Classics by Gabi Schaffner, for

Four field recording collages and a snippet of a tractor pulling contest: 28 minutes of Raw Audio Recordings and a journey into the realm of forests, junk yards and inhouse electrics.

Radia #331 Sn26

Gabi Schaffner/rawaudio, interdisciplinary artist

In my work, I try to encourage communicaton, non-hierarchic perspectives and sharing. This is why I like the amalgamation of different media and the experimental shift of identity into/between different cultures. Within this frame, field recording is treated as a carrier of cultural concepts, just as (documentary) photography is a carrier of visually encoded cultural messages.



01 Trash (and Beauty) - 4:18, 2011
Recorded in Gießen. A Slot machine, a dog, a visit to the local junk yard Additional material: “Anfangs Dekadisch”
Courtesy: suspicion breeds confidence
When We Devoured The Patina Of Ages | Acrylnimbus

02 Five Hours in a Fake Forest
with a Bee Swarm 12:00, 2011
Recorded in Berlin, Bremen and Kaustinen (Finland)
Singing saw by: Mimosa Pale
Saurofon played by Yrjänä Sauros
Other material: bees, saws, bells, cars

03 Schiefe Türme (Remix) - 8:16, 2004/2011
Recorded in Hamburg 2004, remix in Berlin 2011
A cut-up text made of two German newspaper articles about running amok and fight clubs, plus three poems by William Carlos Williams
Text & Voice: Gabi Schaffner
Other material: Islandic rainstorm, samples from a vintage H. P. Lovecraft broadcast

04 Traktori - 2:23, 2006
Recorded at Kalajoki, Finland
A “pure” field recording of a tractor pulling championship

05 lights out! - 1:15, 2011
Recorded in Gießen at the “Kümmerei” artist residency
A mystery of light switches
Material: light switches, cat, door, bell, stairs.