Ernst Karel

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Dreiländereck (2013), published in Very Quiet Records' Static series of long-take recordings from fixed locations.

 

Tazawaka-Akita (2013)
recorded 30 December 2008 in northern Japan;
fullscreen mode and headphones recommended.

 

Materials Recovery Facility (2012)
composed for an earlier version of the online Zeega interface, published in the Sensate special collection, 'Sensing the Unseen 2.0'

 

TV Pow with Boris Hauf and Ernst Karel, Sack Accident
7" MP3, released July 2012

 

Edited excerpt of Materials Recovery Facility
Web feature, The Wire Magazine, Issue #333, November 2011

 

Ernst Karel & Annette Krebs, Falter 1-5 (Cathnor 2010)
listen, purchase CD, or download full album directly on the Cathnor site
'Falter 2' is also excerpted on the Non-Event 2010 Podcast, Episode 2
reviews

 

Heard Laboratories (and/OAR 2010)
short excerpts available at and/OAR

 

Heard Laboratories on radio arthur: spring 2012, über Stoffe und Formen

 

'Heard Laboratories, performed,' on Chicago Sound Map performs compositions by Olivia Block and Ernst Karel (Kuro Neko Music 2009)
short excerpt available at Kuro Neko Music

 

EKG, Electricals (Another Timbre 2009)


reviews/ordering information

 

Outside Laboratories at Night, live performance at AS220, Providence RI, 26 May 2007, available as free download on Wandering Ear

 

live radio performance, 7 June 2007, on Rare Frequency, WZBC-FM

 

EKG: planned 10" vinyl record, never materialized, released in 2008 in MP3 format as part of WFMU's Free Music Archive

 

Sound Safari: Bath, Maine, led by Sharon Lockhart and Ernst Karel, recorded by a group of Harvard students over the course of a long March 6, 2008, in Bath, and edited collaboratively:
Sound Safari: Bath, Maine by sensoryethnographylab

 

EKG & Giuseppe Ielasi, Group (Formed Records 2006)
'Detach' (track 1):

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Fern Room: stereo version of a through-composed quadraphonic sound installation in the Fern Room of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, November 8, 2001 - January 6, 2002, commissioned by Experimental Sound Studio for the Florasonic sound installation series and presented in conjunction with the Outer Ear Festival of Sound. This stereo version was originally released as a limited edition CDR on BOXmedia (2002).
part 1:

part 2:

 

 

The compilation Winter Construction (Dead CEO, 2001) containing tracks by Ernst Karel/Brent Gutzeit/Jason Soliday and Boris Hauf/Ernst Karel/Michael Hartman (OrErAr) is available on freemusicarchive.org.

 

EKG's debut recording, Shift or latch, a 3" CDR released by Crank Satori in 2001, is out of print, but available at the jokebux.klingt.org.

 

A selection from Shift or latch is included in this mix by Mike Shiflet of music from 3" CDRs (EKG is at 34:00):

17 From The Three Inch Archives by MIKE SHIFLET by Theliminal on Mixcloud

 

Brent Gutzeit's Living under a thin film (1999), featuring collaborations with Ernst Karel, Kevin Drumm, Jim O'Rourke, Tetuzi Akiyama, and others, available to stream or download at brentgutzeit.bandcamp.com.

 

video from first Television Power Electric CD, from session recorded 25 October 1998 at ODUM, Chicago, with Jim Baker, Aeron Bergman, Todd Carter, Brent Gutzeit, Michael Hartman, Ernst Long Karel, R. Wilkus, and Otomo Yoshihide (Kuro Neko Music)

 


From the 1995 cassette Feedback Nation, released on Animist Recording. Patrick Barber (bass) and Ernst Karel (trumpet, electronics).

From the 1993 cassette Innards, released on Apraxia Music Research. Jeph Jerman (drums and guitar), Ernst Long (amplified trumpet), and Patrick Barber (bass). Recorded at Les Studios Magnetophone Incroyable in Seattle.

Explicit Catharsis, Blowhole's 1994 (or so) cassette released by Union Pole, from Olympia, Washington, is now available, with cover image and track names, on Union Pole's website. Side A is the NW group, and Side B is mainly electrified trumpet and bass duos (Ernst Karel/Patrick Barber) from a live performance which may have taken place in Vancouver BC.

Union Pole Tapes