Dienstag, 4. August 2020

...apropos 4th of August

Alle hier eingegangenen lieben Geburtstags-Grüße wurden einem dankbaren KS übergeben.
All the friendly birthday greetings received here are of course presented to a thankful KS.

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Montag, 27. Juli 2020

From an older issue of "The KS Circle" ... (Nostalgic recollection, pt. 27)

Ob KS nochmal was Gutes macht und veröffentlicht? ...was richtig Gutes? ...was Neues? ...was Schönes? ...was Altmodisches? ...was Sensationelles? ...was die Leute vom Stuhl reißt? Oder soll ich weiter nach alten Aufnahmen forschen und sie anbieten? ... Am besten wäre ja beides.

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Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2020

From an older issue of "The KS Circle" ... (Nostalgic recollection, pt. 25)

Mit stillschweigender Duldung des Teufels schlage ich eine Zeitung des Jahres 2063 auf, und in irgendeinem Artikel im Kulturteil lese ich: "Keiner hört heutzutage Klaus Schulze oder Fulmerford." Schreckliche Frage: Wer ist dieser unselige Fulmerford?(ausgeborgt bei Nabokov)

With the devils connivance, I open a newspaper of 2063 and in some article on music I find: "Nobody hears Klaus Schulze or Fulmerford today." Awful question: Who is this unfortunate Fulmerfort?(borrowed from Nabokov)

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Donnerstag, 30. April 2020

"Here is a new cartoon I drew these days. the title is: Music can defeat Corona. Best wishes for you and Klaus Schulze."(Mohammad Reza Akbari)

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Mittwoch, 22. April 2020

Discover Trakl

https://www.superbooth.com/de/ starts their HOME EDITION programme in the www on Thursday the 23rd April. Among the many presentations will be a video performance by a duo who plays Klaus Schulze's composition DISCOVER TRAKL, which Klaus originally had composed and recorded in 1978, and which I had released in 2000 in the 50-CD set "The Ultimate Edition".

See here: https://vimeo.com/410952505#t=137m19s

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Montag, 23. März 2020

Der neue "Circle" ging heute in die Post. Wenn er nicht pünktlich ankommen sollte, liegt das wohl an den momentanen Umständen.
. . . . Einen kleinen Fehler im Text möchte ich hier korrigieren. (Muss es sein? Es muss sein!). Da steht im Artikel über Plattensammlungen auf Seite 6: "... schon in einem Alter, der ihnen nahe legt, gleiches zu tun..."; es muss natürlich heißen: "...in einem Alter, das ihnen nahe liegt".

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Dienstag, 11. Februar 2020

From "The KS Circle" # 54 ... (Nostalgic recollection, pt. 23)

During our Schulze concerts in the seventies, when an apparatus didn't work properly, I used a simple (and in a way barbaric) trick to make it work again.
. . . . When I read in Januar 2001 the interview that Peter Bogdanovich did in 1965 with film director Fritz Lang, I smiled and my concert memories came back. Famous film director Lang spoke about the work on his movie "M" in 1931: "The sound engineer had a wooden hammer, and every time something didn't work with the equipment, he took his hammer and just used it."
. . . . 45 years later and without knowing about the manners of Fritz Lang's sound engineer, I used my fist or foot. It worked too, then. Mostly.

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Samstag, 8. Februar 2020

Nostalgic recollection, pt. 22

The very first review of a KS album, from the USA, 47 years ago:

Let's face it, Germany has never been known as a breeding ground for rock music. So, what else was there? If you're interested in electronic music you have to check it out. ... Schulze's effort is available separately as "Irrlicht: Quadrophonische Symphonie für Orchester und E-Maschinen". None of it is exactly the kind of stuff you're likely to hear on AM radio. Much of it is really remarkable, especially in its use of the synthesizer to produce non-synthesized (original) sounds as a basis for complex and extended musical compositions. ...

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Freitag, 7. Februar 2020

From "The KS Circle" # 136 ... (Nostalgic recollection, pt. 21)

An Australian asked a tongue-in-cheek question:

I have just purchased the re-release of Virtual Outback and it is rapidly becoming a favourite from many 'favourites' of KS's enormous back catalogue. Does the man ever sleep?

Which gave me - and I took - the chance for a bit of calculation:

Ever sleep? Oh yes, and very long!
. . . . Take for instance the huge set of 50 CDs, "The Ultimate Edition", it includes 64 hours of music, which KS had recorded between the late sixties and 1999. Sixtyfour hours out of 262,800 hours (thirty years) = this is under 0.025% of the available time during thirty years.
. . . . And, if you add the same amount of recorded music (another 64 hours) for the regular releases during these 30 years... this little calculation would simply mean (to my own astonishment): Don't worry, Klaus had still 99.95 % of his time for sleeping, eating, thinking, reading, etc...

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Mittwoch, 5. Februar 2020

kurz & knapp XL

From an interview 15 years ago:
Q.: How do you think your German background, education and lifestyle has influenced your music? Do you think you would have become the same artist if you grew up in Italy or England?
KS: "What would been, if..." is a question that leads to nowhere :-)

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