Werner Dafeldecker

Article Works Projects
crossroads:
communication, perception, time
genre(subgenre):
Music (electronic music)
instruments:
Bass, Computer
region:
Europe, Western, Africa, Western
country/territory:
Austria, Senegal
city:
Vienna
created on:
December 4, 2003
last changed on:
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Werner Dafeldecker

Article

The Viennese musician Werner Dafeldecker plays the bass and percussion, makes electronic music, composes music and produces records under the label ´durian´. Dafedecker focuses on electronic music and cross-over projects. For some time he has been searching for sounds suitable for an archive serving as the basis of his work, and since 1987 he has co- produced about 30 records for quite disparate groups. The name of his group Polwechsel (Change of Pole, in which other members are R. Malfatti, M. Moser and B. Stangl) suggests the extreme tension which the musicians create with their reticent soundscapes. Even in groups in which Dafeldecker plays for the label Grob, the music wavers between pop and improvisation, accelerating the speed of light - according to the title of the latest album with Klaus Lang (Orgel) - to nearly complete stasis, creating a bridge of sound from the early AMM to radical minimalists like Tony Conrad and becoming at times surprisingly gentle. Indeed there are sometimes even proper chords on the guitar. On the album Absinth (2002) Dafeldecker shows that he and his co-musicians Franz Hautzinger (trumpet), Sachiko M (electronics) and the dean of British new music and year-long AMM member John Tilbury (piano) feel that noise and melody need not be mutually exclusive. Together with Hautzinger, Dafeldecker works on the live- and studio-takes of these distinct musical personalities till they are synthesised into a whole which does justice to their uniqueness.
Author: Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Works

polwechsel 2

Published Audio,
1998
hat\nowart 112. with john butcher/burkhard stangl/michael moser.

stenimals

Published Audio,
1996
plag dich nicht 007. shabotinski.

diphtongs

Published Audio,
1994
durian 005-2. recordings of a virtual group.

bogengänge

Published Audio,
1994
durian 099 cd. duo with uli fussenegger.

insections

Published Audio,
1994
extraplatte ex 209. striped roses.

loose music

Published Audio,
1993
ra015. burkhard stangl.

polwechsel

Published Audio,
1993
ra009. with burkhard stangl, radu malfatti and michael moser.

hot burrito #2

Published Audio,
1992
extraplatte ex 186. with walter malli and eugene chadbourne.

+

Published Audio,
1992
extraplatte ex 173. striped roses.

markknochen wälzt eisscholle

Published Audio,
1992
extraplatte ex 152. with burkhard stangl and michael moser.

comprovisations I-X

Published Audio,
1991
extraplatte ex 166.

mal vu

Published Audio,
1991
mal dit, hat art 6088.

vrhunec

Published Audio,
1990
extraplatte ex 128. with walter malli.

bonsai beat

Published Audio,
1990
extraplatte ex 103. striped roses.

zu

Published Audio,
1989
hat art 6034. ton art

ant.ort

Published Audio,
1987
extraplatte ex 63 (LP). ton art

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

transonic 2004

The New Sound Experience

(20 January 04 - 29 January 04)