‘Gymnasium/Swarms (Live with Orchestra)’ by German experimentalist Markus Mehr, is an audio visual document of a very special performance of the track, which appears in its original form on his latest album, "Binary Rooms".
As Mehr explains in a new interview with Hidden Shoal’s Matthew Tomich, the live performance of ‘Gymnasium/Swarms’, which opened this year’s Modular Festival in Augsburg, Germany, involved a collaboration with conductor Michael Kamm, plus the Modular Orchestra and Chamber Choir of Augsburg University. The live video by Florian Strandl depicts the musicians masterful reinterpretation of the music’s evocative, beatless soundworld via the clever use of clocks and Michael Kamm’s conducting. From rustling paper and shuffling feet, to gorgeous sustained choral tones and vibraphone, ‘Gymnasium/Swarms (Live)’ is a unique performance of a deeply evocative piece of sound art.
More on Markus Mehr here - hiddenshoal.com/project/markus-mehr/