Books

cover_buchw € 20
Maschinen für die Oper | Der Komponist Max Brand. (1896 – 1980)
editor Elisabeth Schimana | Schriftenreihe zur Musik der Wienbibliothek im Rathaus Thomas Aigner [ed.] | editorial staff Peter Donhauser, Elisabeth Schimana | publisher Hollitzer | Sprache German – English

As a contemporary of Schönberg and Weill, he was a figure shaped by late romanticism, futurism, and the early electronic age. The cultural upheaval caused by the Nazis, from whom he fled from Vienna to Rio de Janeiro in 1937, put an end to a very promising career as an opera composer. In 1940 he settled in New York, where he worked to realize his visions of an electronic music machine for the stage. There were many attempts, which all fell short, one of these was an optical synthesizer with waveforms he drew himself, and finally the Moogtonium, a synthesizer based on Oskar Sala’s Mixtur-Trautonium and engineered by Bob Moog. But development took much too long and Brand was never able to fulfill his dream of an electronic one-man orchestra for the opera stage. He returned to Austria in 1975 and died in Langenzersdorf in 1980.

zauberhafte_klang_buch_klein € 29
Zauberhafte Klangmaschinen | Von der Sprechmaschine bis zur Soundcard
editor IMA Institut für Medienarchäologie | preface Heinz-Klaus Metzger | concept Cordula Bösze,Andreas Deppe,Elisabeth Schimana | publisher Schott Music | language german – english

The history and stories about machines mostly invented by physicists and technicians to generate sound but rarely used by composers and musicians. With more than 30 soundmachines the book gives an overview on sound generating, storing and transmitting.

experiment_medientechnik_web74 € 26
Klangmaschinen zwischen Experiment und Medientechnik
editor Daniel Gethmann | cooperation partner IMA Institut für Medienarchäologie | publisher Transcript | language german

 

termenbook74 € 20
Lev Termen | publication for the  exhibition graz – mockba – graz
editor Richard Kriesche | cooperation partner IMA Institut für Medienarchäologie | language german