Ernst Karel, Materials Recovery Facility (Sensate, 2012)
Ernst Karel, "Plattenbau (Abfall herausgenommen)", contribution to framework seasonal:::autumn 2011
Ernst Karel, Swiss Mountain Transport Systems (Gruenrekorder, 2011)
EKG, contribution to Michelangelo Antonioni: Trilogy And Epilogue (and/OAR, 2010)
Ernst Karel, Heard Laboratories (and/OAR, 2010)
more information | reviews
Ernst Karel/Annette Krebs, Falter 1-5 (Cathnor, 2010)
Duo with Annette Krebs, recorded in Berlin in 2006, mixed 2007-08, mastered 2009. reviews
EKG, Electricals (another timbre, 2009)
Fourth full-length album by EKG, where we invent a new genre. info/reviews
Chicago Sound Map, Performs Compositions by Olivia Block and Ernst Karel (Kuro Neko, 2008)
My composition, Heard Laboratories, performed, uses tracks 1 & 2 of Heard Laboratories as a score for a live performance by an ensemble of acoustic and electronic instruments.
Sharon Lockhart/Ernst Karel/et al. Sound Safari: Bath, Maine (Film Study Center, 2008)
EKG & Giuseppe Ielasi, Group
Ernst and Kyle are joined by Giuseppe. info | reviews
No sign (Sedimental,
EKG's second full-length album. Wind instruments alter and are altered by analog electronics. info | reviews
Lightbox Orchestra, Instant landscape (Terry Plumming, 2005)
Fred's trademark large ensemble on an obscure label, with Guillermo Gregorio, Liz Payne, Woody Sullender, Ben Vida, Michael
Zerang, TV Pow, et al. Tracks are downloadable as MP3s at Terry Plumming.
Television Power Electric,
2 (Kuro Neko,
The TV Pow-based large ensemble, this time with Toshimaru Nakamura and Boris Hauf.
Relay Signals (Lucky Kitchen, 2004)
Chicago electroacoustic quintet with Tim Daisy, Jason Ajemian, Zoe Buck, and Aram Shelton.
cares how long you sink (Lucky Kitchen, 2004)
A group devoted to the slower aesthetic of musical movement, or sound as organic growth. With Jason Ajemian, Matt Bauder, Tim Daisy, Jeff Parker, Aram Shelton, and others.
Helen Mirra/Ernst Karel,
on Sound writing 10" lathe-cut compilation (DeadCEO, 2004)
A rare collaboration with Helen Mirra.
Ernst Karel, "1/3 TVP 24.02.02", on TV Pow, Powerful Friends And Devoted Lovers,
(Bottrop Boy, 2004)
For a performance on 24 Feb 2002, I substituted for one of the members of TV Pow. I used a recording of my part of that performance as the basis for the composition I contributed to this collection of TV Pow remixes.
2 (Locust Music, 2003)
EKG's first CD, for Locust's unfortunately short-lived Object series.
Ernst Karel, Fern Room
A stereo version of a piece composed as a quadraphonic sound
installation for the dense Fern Room of Chicago's Lincoln Park Conservatory. Commissioned by the Experimental Sound Studio, this was the first in the ongoing Florasonic series.
Lightbox Orchestra, First
Contact! (Locust Music, 2002)
With Jim O'Rourke, Kevin Drumm, Jeb Bishop, Guillermo Gregorio, and members of Town and Country, Pillow, and TV Pow.
Ernst Karel, on Noise
brunch sampler plate 2 x 3" CDR compilation (CIP, 2002)
Ernst Karel/Brent Gutzeit/Jason Soliday, 'Splinter 3', and Boris Hauf/Ernst Karel/Michael
Hartman [OrErAr], 'Un', both on Winter
construction (DeadCEO, 2002)
Ernst Karel, 'Apostrophe', on Simmer: new electronic music from Chicago (boxMEDIA, 2001)
or latch (Crank Satori, 2001)
3" CDR, composed of material recorded by Todd A. Carter in his studio, and live material performed in the Chicago Cultural Center.
Television Power Electric,
Power Electric (Gentle Giant, 1999)
The first recording by this large electronic ensemble, with Jim Baker, Otomo Yoshihide, Aaron Bergman, Rob Wilkus, and of course TV Pow.
Improvisation Meeting in Chicago (Radio Off Duty, 1998)
Recorded in the Hanco Building on South Michigan Ave. in Chicago, with David Grubbs, Michael Hartman, Taku Sugimoto, Masahiko Okura, and others.
Myopic Bookstore Improvised
Music Workshop Vol. One (BOXmedia, 1998)
Sheen (Apraxia/Animist, 1996)
Blowhole's first and only CD, which aside from one track taken from the cassette recording of our infamous 1995 performance at Lollapallooza, didn't really reflect what we were doing as a group in those days.
Blowhole, Reassembled (b/b Tapes, 1995)
This cassette was reissued on CDR by Lunhare in 2008.
Blowhole, Gathering LP (Giardia/Fusetron/Carburetor, 1995)
With Patrick Barber, Jeph Jerman, Hyla Willis, and Amy Denio.
plays trumpet as a guest on:
The Missing Ensemble, Zeropolis (Low Impedence, 2007)
The M's, The M's (Brilliante, 2004)
Central Falls, Love and easy living (Truckstop, 2003)
Olivia Block, Mobius Fuse (Sedimental Records, 2001)
The Incredible Moses Leroy, Electric Pocket Radio (Ultimatum/Artemis, 2001)
Bobby Conn, The Golden Age (Thrill Jockey, 2001)
Bobby Conn, Llovessonngs (Thrill Jockey, 1999)
Simon Joyner, The Lousy Dance (Truckstop, 1999)
David Grubbs, The Thicket (Drag City, 1998)
Negativland, Happy Heroes (Seeland, 1998)
Aiko Shimada, Bright and Dark (Bera, 1995)
Soundgarden, Badmotorfinger (A&M, 1991)