SASHA WALTZ’S “KREATUR”
with Original Score by SOUNDWALK Collective
Radialsystem V Berlin (DE) & worldwide tour
SPECIAL EDITION LP
Available via Dischi Fantom
Soundwalk Collective’s composition for Sasha Waltz’s ‘Kreatur’ uses recordings from inside various factories and iconic re-appropriated buildings as source sound. These landmarks of 20th century architecture embody power, control and mass production, while being the first witness of the radical change in our social and sonic landscape. The resulting composition is a musical abstraction derived from the resonance of these buildings, industrial machinery and factory acoustics, shifting the atmosphere of sound from industrial, to post-industrial; exploring a discourse over the human and the artificial.
The production of these soundscapes are less about organizing musical time, rather about recreating space, landscapes and memories. The Collective records and composes with the idea that the movement that falls into this space reveals elements of musicality within the dissonance and atonality inherent in the sound.
The composition features recordings from the Alcantara factory in Nera Montoro (Italy), Berghain (Berlin), Arma17 (Moscow), Gedenkstätte Berlin Hohenschönhausen (former Stasi prison).
Direction, Choreography: Sasha Waltz
Music: Soundwalk Collective
Costumes: Iris van Herpen
Light design: Urs Schönebaum
Dance Choreography: Liza Alpízar Aguilar, Jirí Bartovanec, Davide Camplani, Clémentine Deluy, Claudia de Serpa Soares, Peggy Grelat-Dupont, Hwanhee Hwang, Annapaola Leso, Nicola Mascia, Thusnelda Mercy, Virgis Puodziunas, Zaratiana Randrianantenaina, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Yael Schnell
All music composed and produced by Soundwalk Collective (Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, Kamran Sadeghi), Berlin, 2017.
Featuring recordings from the Alcantara factory in Nera Montoro (Italy), Arma17 (Moscow), Berghain (Berlin) and Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen (the former Stasi prison).
All field recordings by Soundwalk Collective, except Nera Montoro: Lorenzo Dal Ri. Mixdown: Kamran Sadeghi at Soundwalk Collective Studios, NYC. Mastering: Taylor Deupree at 12k Mastering, NYC. Special thanks to Sasha Waltz, Jochen Sandig, all dancers, Radialsystem V, Alcantara, Arma17, Berghain, Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, André Jürgens, Jennie Sobol, Michael Naue, Juliane Rossi, Nina Simone Faye Assaf. Cover: costume design: Iris van Herpen. Photography: Sebastian Bolesch. Graphic design: Boiler Corporation. Record pressing: Phono Press International, Milan.