Space Oddity Recollection #8
February 2020

Marc Matter
Original music produced by Marc Matter, german sound-artist, a researcher and a former member of an art group, Institut fuer Feinmotorik and The Durian Brothers. He collaborated with several artists, including a poet Dagmara Kraus, a performer Veridiana Zurita and visual artists Haseeb Ahmed and Tris Vonna-Michell. He is interested in manipulating voice and speech sounds and searching for semantic collisions, which he presents as live and recorded performances, as well as radio compositions.
The mixtrack contains pieces from the artist’s solo sound projects and collaborations, including:
Solo Works:
* Marc_Matter_-_NACHRICHTENTSTELLT_(SWR_Radio_2016)_final_passage
The final passage of my radio-composition NACHRICHTENTSTELLT, an electro-acoustic collage of sampled radio news
* Marc_Matter_-_Weni_Woun_(2016)
A short piece consisting of short samples taken from radio news, reworked on a CDJ player with the back/forth knob to make palindromes, resulting in a kind of imaginary laguage
* Marc_Matter_-_Could_Change_(Unreleased_2019)
A word composition using snippets from news headlines voiced by speech synthesis, played on Akai MPC sampler
* Marc_Matter_-_Another_Great_(work_in_progress_2019)
Another word composition, still a work in progress, using more fragents of news headlines, voiced by speech synthesis, played on Akai MPC sampler
* Voiceover_-_Breakthrough_(tanuki_2014)
Side B of a tape for the Brussels-based tanuki label, manipulated voice composition, abstract sound poetry
* Voiceover_-_L_Oeil_Ecclatante_(Chocolate_Monk_2013)_excerpt1
An excerpt of a CDr released by the Brighton-based Chocolate Monk label, recordings of my own voice manipulated with turntables, mixing desk and effects.
* Voiceover_-_L_Oeil_Ecclatante_(Chocolate_Monk_2013)_excerpt2
Another excerpt of a CDr released by the Brighton-based Chocolate Monk label, recordings of my own voice manipulated with turntables, mixing desk and effects.
Collaborations
* Marc_Matter_/_Dagmara_Kraus_-_Entstehung_dunkel_(SWR_Radio_2014)_excerpt1
An excerpt of a radio-composition, written and composed together with poet and translator Dagmara Kraus, abstract sound poetry
* Marc_Matter_/_Dagmara_Kraus_-_Entstehung_dunkel_(SWR_Radio_2014)_excerpt2
Another excerpt of a radio-composition, written and composed together with poet and translator Dagmara Kraus, abstract sound poetry
* Marc_Matter_/_Robert_M_Ochshorn_-_Propagation_de_nouvel_alphabet_lettrique_(2012)
A realization of a web-based interactive application of the lettrist alphabet, originally formulated by Isidore Isou in 1947 – Voice & electronic manipulation: Marc Matter; software engineering: Robert M Ochshorn
* Marc_Matter_/_Stefan_Roemer_-_DeconceptuaL_Voicings_-_A_Child_Of_Pop_And_Music_<Martha_Rosler>_(Slimvolume_2019)
The opening track of an LP with music made out of artists voices, taken from interviews from the film essay “Conceptual Paradise”
Music from groups he has been part of:
* The Durian Brothers – Planete Sauvage (2009)

* The Durian Brothers – Weggeputscht (2014)

* Insttut für Feinmotorik – …Ja das ist Kunst! (2002)

* Institut für Feinmotorik – Rufen Sie die Polizei (2002)

Enjoy the mixtrack, february 2020’
produced by monikapich