As a part of our ongoing Cloudchamber editions, we welcome Berlin-based synthesist Benjamin Flesser with his new album 'Funktionen', a generatively-based system of signal designs and architectures balancing between chance and instinct.
'Funktionen' in author's words:
"The main intention of this project was to create systems that can dramatically change their behavior and have no fixed tempo or dynamic and tonal range. The arrangement of synthesizer modules had been developed over long periods of time with a goal to allow a broad range of eventualities and variations to happen but the actual recordings took place as improvisations. Funktionen arose from the question of how to extend or replace the intention of a composer or improviser by mere temporal expressions (infusing banality into a complex system…).”