Fr, 24.05.2019, 21:00 Uhr
Window Magic (Ambient, Tape Music, Experimental | Berlin)
Window Magic is the ambient/tape music project of Andreas Bonkowski. Born in East-Berlin in the early 80s behind the iron curtain and growing up with primitive tape decks and radios on his bedside, he was immediately drawn to the incomparable magic of recording and editing music on cassettes. What started with self-made imaginative radio shows and new edits of favorite songs developed into a form of natural expression, a crucial part of his artistic vocabulary.
In 2011 Window Magic came to life as an enhancement, a missing companion to the various other musical projects Andreas was and is partly still involved in, namely Indie-Pop-Experimentalists Siva. (his band with former member Nils Frahm), I Might Be Wrong or SDNMT. His latest release ”Well Kept Era“ was recorded live with the help of C-60s, transistor amps, analog mono + polysynths, tape decks, effect units and a reel to reel machine. Whatever was around, really. The pieces unfolded in real-time, being tracked directly to form a stereo field. No multi-tracks, no overdubs, just the moment. That's all.
Elche Meyer (Ambient, Drone, Kuriosa | Hamburg)