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07-09-13   "Xmalklang" als Teil von "Burn Out!" (Feuer-, Licht- und Klangperformance), K.I.K.-Gelände, Hannover-Herrenhausen, 20.30 Uhr [ abée | lang ]  

28>29-05-13   Arbeitstreffen der Gitarrenarmee [ armee ]

13-04-13   Video zu "rules of time and space" veröffentlicht [ armee | ginneh ]

16-11-12   Ambientklang für "Du bist nicht allein" (Ausstellung von Gudrun-Sophie Frommhage in der Galerie J3FM, Hannover [ davar ]

17>18-08-12   1/2 Gitarrenarmee live in der Radio Leinehertz-Sendung "Lange Nacht mit Schwerhörig, Brotbeutel und Endlosrille" [ abée | fuchs ]

10-06-12   "rules of time and space" - 3 Performances vor dem Kunstwerk Betreten verboten! anläßlich der Skulpturenausstellung "flusswärts 2" | Fotos@flickr [ armee | ginneh ]

18-03-12   Ambientklang für "Die Eine und die Andere" (Ausstellung von Gudrun-Sophie Frommhage und Sabine Kinast in der Galerie ALM Projekte, Hannover [ davar ]

07-01-12   Ambientklang für "Abtauchen" (Ausstellung von Gudrun-Sophie Frommhage im Kunstverein Burgwedel/Isernhagen) [ davar ]

04-01-12   Arbeitswochenende der Gitarrenarmee [ armee ]

31-08-10   Arbeitswochenende der Gitarrenarmee [ armee ]

30-05-10   Video mit Ausschnitten aus "Niemandsland" gefunden [ armee | ginneh ]

14>15-05-10   Arbeitswochenende der Gitarrenarmee [ armee ]

12-09-09   Darjush Davar trifft Daniel Lanois in Lodz [ davar | kuhlmann ] Video (2:58-3:36)

05-09-09   Aufführung von "Niemandsland", ein Kunstprojekt von kik.kunst in kontakt [ armee | ginneh ]

23-08-09   Vorproduktion von "Niemandsland", ein Kunstprojekt von kik.kunst in kontakt [ armee ]

14-08-09   Veröffentlichung der CD "Vom Rand der Gezeiten" von wettermann [ abée ]

20-06-09   10 Jahre www.gitarrenarmee.de online [ armee ]

14-06-09   Materialsammlung für "Niemandsland", ein Kunstprojekt von kik.kunst in kontakt [ armee ]

01-10-08   Beitrag zur Veranstaltung "Meisterschüler 08. Finisage und Abschlussfest - Schließung des Fachbereichs Bildende Kunst" der Fachhochschule Hannover [pdf] [ abée | brandt | davar | fuchs | lang ]

09-06-07   Necronomikon Quartett live @ "Street Of Arts" [ fuchs ]
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29-05-07   "Composing After Playing Part 3" verlinkt @ TELEPOLIS "Telepolis Top 10 der Netzlabels" [ gitarrenarmee ]

25-05-07   "Composing After Playing Part 1 - 4" reviewd @ Zebted.com [ gitarrenarmee ]
remixed improv guitar that relates to both guitar sounds and new composition all in one package

18-01-07   "Composing After Playing Part 1 - 4" reviewed @ FREE ALBUMS GALORE [ gitarrenarmee ]

The four guitarists who make up Gitarrenarmee have a backwards approach to music making. The four part composition titled Composing After Playing was first set in motion as the musicians played and improvised in a two day recording session. Christopher Abée then sampled, spliced, and twisted passages with his computer into a totally new musical work. The result is an atmospheric and ever-changing soundscape. It is a thoughtful balance between live improvisation and electronic manipulation, neither one existing on his own, each complementing the other.

Genre: Modern Composition, Avant-Garde, Improvisation

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11-10-06   Veröffentlichung der Download-CD "Composing After Playing Part 1 - 4" [ gitarrenarmee ]

The "Gitarrenarmee" (guitar army) does not stand for militarism, not even for discipline. The ensemble is a free union, which exists more in the heads of the four musicians than in the real music landscape. The term army becomes contradicted with the fact, that it is not a "firmly standing army", but a quartet made up of very different characters with very different ideas. No musical piece resembles an other, no live-set is performed twice. The "Raum-Klang-Installation" (three-dimensional sound installation), which happened in Leipzig in 1990, forms the first high point. The experience is a volatile - with the fading of the last sound the concept is history and continues to live only in the heads of the then present listeners, just as the governmental system of the GDR.

When Darjush Davar listens to the finished music for the first time, he denies that the Gitarrenarmee played certain passages. Indeed "Composing after Playing" is a computer product. From a two-day-recording-session Christoph Abée extracts very different passages, which in their inspiration span from Robert Fripps "Crafty Guitarists" up to Neil Youngs "Dead Man". Listening, cutting and pasting make up for a strongly compressed sound world, which could have neither be composed before playing nor be performed at all by four guitars at once. Two concepts of working, which usually fear to get in contact with each other, are combined: sampling and remixing from the world of electronic music with the free flow from jazz, fusion and psychedelic. The result resembles a "Memory play" - with the crucial difference that the individual motives and their mating are not made clear. Each motive from "Composing after Playing" unfolds and changes its character when combined with the next motive. Now and then apparently well-known motives emerge again, get changed within the new context and will be replaced by completely different motives.

"Composing after Playing" nevertheless simply wants to be just music, which functions without intellectual background or the knowledge of the listener around its emergence. In this sense the guitar army wishes much fun when hearing a musical work that the four musicians would have never been able to compose or to play.

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26-01-04    Veröffentlichung der CD "Composing After Playing Part 1 - 4" [ gitarrenarmee ]

16>18-12-01    "Vermeidbare Begegnungen" Kunstraum zehn [ abée ]

07-12-01    Ausstellungseröffnung Ulrike Vollmer-Rusche [ davar ]

02-08-01    "Kulturfeuer" Atelier Helmkestraße [ davar | kuhlmann ]

02-09-00    "Zinnoberlauf" Atelier Helmkestraße [ armee ]

13-08 + 21-09-00    "...die Vertreibung aus dem Paradies" [ davar | brandt ]

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