LIGHT is at once both obvious and mysterious. We are bathed in yellow warmth every day and stave off the darkness with incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. But what exactly is light? We catch glimpses of its nature when a sunbeam angles through a dust-filled room, when a rainbow appears after a storm or when a drinking straw in a glass of water looks disjointed.
In their first common project Frank Schulte & Pablo Giw focus on the exploration of sound and its musical aspects in the connection with space and light. On trumpet and electro acoustic soundtable they create a playful musical ritual like a sonic landscape.
Minimal patterns, circling around the main topic of breath and sound. A voice appearing out of nowhere. Metal clicks in a beat of repetition. A search for polyphony on a monophonic instrument.
Pablo Giw sets the trumpet in a space, floating between poles of arpeggio, deep bass and rhythmic resonance.
The Light is a sound-body consisting out of electro-acoustic soundtable, loops, piano, trumpet, mutes and voice.
The third member of the project is video artist Uli Sigg. He creates on site room mapped monochrome light fields with video projections.
Inspired by kybernetic objects created by Zero and Op art artists the project opens in reminiscence to the contemporary light art history.
Pablo Giw - trumpet and mutes
Frank Schulte - electronics and piano
Uli Sigg - video light
Ra Sonologyst Electro-acoustic aesthetic in music has'nt much to offer more, like this work, by german project The Light, widely demonstrates. A hasselian trumbet and a minimal piano are perfectly integrated with electronics into a mix of avant-gard ambient, sometimes smoothly touched by evanescent chamber jazz echoes. Higly recommended. ****