What is the essence, what life is in and behind a folk song? In their selection of songs, Bernd Wegener (percussionist, sound artist), Stefan Zintel (composer, sound designer, label owner) and Jan Paul Werge (singer, composer, performer) set about sifting through melodies and lyrics, dissecting tone sequences and rhythms. They dive in, take structures apart, reassemble them and in this way inevitably become part of a folk song themselves. They embark on a journey to its origin and essence.
Humming, singing, murmuring or snapping, chirping and groaning, sounds, syllables and word fragments are extracted from well-known German folk songs. Shaken, turned and moved, spinning tops, balloons, bells, whistles, wooden sticks, ping-pong balls and much more dance on a table.
A cosmos of sounds is created, a sound event and dialogue, which is electronically processed on a laptop with self-developed software and condensed into musical structures.
released April 11, 2021
Jan Paul Werge – Voice
Bernd Wegener – Toys & Things
Stefan Zintel – Electronics
Live recording (no overdubs) of a sound performance by Königskinder at the Theater im Viertel, Saarbrücken, Germany / Recording & Mastering: Stefan Zintel
Sound artists Bernd Wegener & Stefan Zintel have been working together since 2004 to experiment with sound at the interface
of analogue and digital to develop their own unique sound performances.
CDs “Fragments”, “Bells & Cymbals”, “Königskinder LIVE” (with the singer and composer Jan Paul Werge), and “Souffle” as “2.1-Trio” (with the singer and musician Élodie Brochier)....more