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About this project

Two field recordists and soundsculptors, a birthday jubilee, a cultural event, a factory and its history are the ingredients of the project "Maschinenfabrik", the first full length release of this project by Andreas Usenbenz & Peter Schubert.

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About the project...

Peter is recording the 7diameter water wheel!
Peter is recording the 7diameter water wheel!

"Maschinenfabrik" is a commissioned performance project initiated by Peter Schubert (Geislingen/Steige) and Andreas Usenbenz (Ulm) for the Opening Event of the "Kulturherbst 2015". Made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Daniel Straub's birth. Straub made a large contribution to the industrial development of the city "Geislingen an der Steige" and it's famous construction work, the "Geislinger Steige". During and since it's construction in 1850 it is known as one of the steepest railway lines in Europe.

A Train coming it´s way over the "Geislinger Steige"
A Train coming it´s way over the "Geislinger Steige"

We followed the footsteps of Straub's life. Supported by archival material, we went outside to do field recordings that followed his varied life. These include the following sections: at the river in the natural reserve where his father's mill still stands, the grinding process of grain, areas along the railway, the historic secondary line and the sound of robots checking the quality of silverware. The final recordings were made next to Straub's crypt where his wife and son are also buried.

Andreas is catching the sounds of "Heidelberger" printing machines. They´re also Straub´s legacy
Andreas is catching the sounds of "Heidelberger" printing machines. They´re also Straub´s legacy

 

Andreas is capturing the silent fields in "Vögelestal"
Andreas is capturing the silent fields in "Vögelestal"

 

While recording a historic steam train, we also catched a butterfly :)
While recording a historic steam train, we also catched a butterfly :)

Based on these self-made sound documents, we used contemporary composition and production methods to transform the location based media into a sound piece. Our pal, visual artist Andreas Hauslaib (Hauslaib Lichtwelten, Ulm), supported us with video mappings to create a multimedia performance with thematic references to time, sound, video and location at the Communication Center inside the WMF.

The first rehearsal at Andreas` Studio. What a mess!
The first rehearsal at Andreas` Studio. What a mess!

 

Maschinenfabrik live @ WMF Geislingen (2015)
Maschinenfabrik live @ WMF Geislingen (2015)

Although the performance has been developed exclusively for this event, we want to share that moment as a documentary with many more listeners. For that reason, we decided to produce a limited release on CD + DVD with 200 pieces to keep these memories forever. 

This fundraising will represent 2/3 of our production budget, the other part is paid with our personal money. It will be used to pay the mix and master process, as well as the promotion, which will be top quality done by a professional promotion agency. We also work with the distribution company A-Musik which will take care that our package will be available worldwide.

More about Daniel Straub...

As a son of a miller, Straub soon recognized that the water power in this rural area could be used to drive machines which were needed to support the construction sites. Here is where the foundation stone for his first factory was placed. After the railway was finished, many people moved from the area around down into the valley. Straub supported the evolution of the city with his factory. In the end, being a business man, he founded a factory called the "WMF", which is still known for cutlery, sauce pans and today offers a wide range of products. After the death of his wife and his son he retreated from his business activities and lived lonely in retirement until his own death.

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Risks and challenges

We work with HOFA Media and we have a specific quote for our product.
HOFA normally delivers +11 days after they have all data from the client. Normally there shouldn´t be any problems, but there are always times, when things get delayed. We try our best to get things done as fast as possible.

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    The Original Sounds from the Field Recording Sessions.

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    7 Inch Dubplate Premium Pack

    For the performance we created 3 unique 7" dub plate records with a massive amount of endless loops which hold different fieldrecordings and drones on them.
    Every record contains more than 15 loops and is an absolute unique single copy especially cut for the show!

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    Maschinenfabrik Live

    We play the show live in your venue (inside germany) video mapping and traveling included.

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