Review | By Guillermo Escudero / Loop
Gerald Fiebig feat. EMERGE & Christian Z. Müller | Gasworks
German sonic artist Gerald Fiebig has been working since 2007 in the former gas factories in Augsburg-Oberhausen for his historical and sound interest. These factories opened in 1915 representing the heyday of the industrial era in Germany. Today, they are converted into cultural centers where technology and minimalist designs have erased the difficult conditions in which their workers worked. „Gasworks“ compiles sound installations, radio compositions and live performances, created between 2010 and 2016, some of them together with Sascha Stadlmeier aka EMERGE and others, with Christian Z. Müller. This CD consists in five tracks that include processed recordings of gas sounds and industrial machinery, stories told by a former employee of the gas factory and improvisations live in the echo chamber of the large gas tank. []