Celebrate the life and work of John Watermann (Feb.19.1935 - Apr.4.2002)
Using only the material found on the hotline server (in the "John Watermann Drop Box/raw sample" folder) create a new work no longer than 6 minutes in length.
As usual, feel free to mutate, mangle, destroy, induce failure in, and generally further f_ck up the samples to your hearts content.
Pieces submitted will be released here.
The deadline for submissions has passed.
|14||Trojan Man Hewn||04:46||4.38||Gydja|
|15||watermann_serenade.mp3||05:09||4.72||jeff morey wirbellos|
|16||watermann_suberror_serenade.mp3||05:07||4.69||jeff morey wirbellos|
|18||pan||01:35||1.46||juanjo fernandez quickie|
|20||quickie.2002.11.6.14.45.57||01:21||1.24||juanjo fernandez quickie|
|21||quickie.2002.11.6.14.45.57||01:21||1.24||juanjo fernandez quickie|
|22|| ||03:40||3.84|| |
|27||John Waterman remix||04:03||3.72||m comma|
|28||hair,with curl||03:13||2.95||michael bleming|
|32||circles_in_her_head.mp3||05:38||5.17||part of me apparatus|
|41||cutoff (tofu remix)||01:00||0.92||John Watermann|
|42||under water||04:18||3.95||tu m'|
|43||vicious sludge blur||04:02||3.70||urkuma www.sanfocahotel.com|
|44||anent mawr||01:52||1.71||will soderberg|
About John Watermann
John Watermann was one of the truely underground sound and visual artists.
In the late eighties his name surfaced out of knowhere, when a double CD was released by Walter Ulbricht in Germany. Starting out in Berlin, Germany, where he was born, as a filmmaker and photographer, he found out that he needed soundtracks for his films. He started composing music in the mid sixties and moved to Australia in the early seventies. Although he was collecting sound equipment, his first releases do not surface until the late 80s. In the nineties his music was released on CD's by ND, Dark Vinyl, Walter Ulbricht and Raum 312. He also recorded a collaborative work with Merzbow. One of his last big projects was a CDRom "A Rose Is A Rose", which he released himself and has his visual work and music.
Much of his work incorporated field recordings, which were heavily treated by electronics, resulting in highly rhythmic music, through the extensive use of cut ups. Although in the later part of the nineties he was less actively involved in producing music (mainly due to his illness), his output will not be forgotten.