Fr, 27.01.2012, 00:00 Uhr
centrozoon is a group of people (currently working as a trio) that is interested in the creation of music in experimental settings. it has existed in several forms for more than fifteen years. current members are Bernhard Wöstheinrich (synthesizers, electronics), Markus Reuter (guitars, electronics) and Tobias Reber (guitars, electronics).
From the beginning of centrozoon, the group has had an interest in "experimental" music not only in improvised sound experiments but also in the improvisation of form and structure - improvisation beyond the individual sounding moment. music as an exploration of possibilities and extremes, playing with boundaries. centrozoon has played concerts and appeared live on air in the USA, UK, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Germany. notable appearances include concerts at the Ars Electronica 2004 Festival (Linz, A), Virtual Arts Day (Helsinki, SF) and a UK Tour including performances at Burning Shed Nights (Norwich, UK).
2011 sees the release of "boner", another dive into unexplored territory and impossible combinations of references, where dozens of hours of music are distilled into an endlessly deep texture of frightening as well as captivating moods.
experiences in a face-to-face social context. As a consequence we suggest a simplistic performance setup where musicians and audience co-exist in a single space.
"Humour is not permitted." - Robert Fripp
"Humor is kermitted." – Bibbiboo
Pierce Warnecke (Berlin)
Pierce Warnecke's work stems from his interest in the effects of time on matter: modification, deterioration and disappearance. Via an almost scientific process of collecting, filtering and combining phenomena (objects, data, sounds, images), he distills the subject via repetitive processes until it approaches true abstraction.
Whether focus is on the purity of digital forms or the chaotic grit of natural objects, large scales of time and space or microscopic detail, the goal of Pierce's work is to readapt existing materials into a parallel context where their signified meanings, symbols and cultural connections have become residual ghosts.
Sound works explore combinations of pure synthetic sounds, electronic interferences, field recordings and manipulations of found objects. Textural, drone, noise, electronic and improvised music are areas of interest, explored through solo works and collaborations. Video is created in real-time, recorded, or generated and uses found items and moments: data sets, organic matter and microscopic textures to create dense patterns and contrasting forms.
Born in California, Pierce studied and worked for 10 years in France before moving to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music. He now lives in Berlin where he works as a programmer and sound designer.