h​-​Menge

by ASMUS TIETCHENS

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LINE is proud to present h-Menge (Eta-Menge) the final installment of the criticially acclaimed Mengen series from influential German electronic music pioneer Asmus Tietchens. Eta-Menge means eta quantity.

Based strictly on sine tones and white noise, the Mengen series was released by Ritornell/Mille Plateaux as the CDs Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Gamma-Menge and then continued on LINE as the CDs Epsilon-, Zeta-, and Eta-Menge.

Asmus Tietchens‘ first released his unique electronic music in 1980, but created works since the late 1960s. Since then he has produced over 37 full length solo works and more cutting edge recordings on numerous international labels dealing with electronic sound and conctrete music. Some of his over 20 full length collaborative projects include works with Merzbow, Achim Wollscheid, Vidna Obmana, Richard Chartier, and Kontakt der Junglinge with Thomas Koner. Tietchens’ focus is the manipulation of found sound in ways suggested by the material itself. German label Die Stadt has begun to reissue his groundbreaking early works on cd in limited edition. In both 2003 and 2006 Tietchens was awarded the “Karl-Sczuka-Preis für Akustische Kunst” by Südwestrundfunk (SWR).

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released January 1, 2008

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Richard Chartier's LINE publishes editions documenting compositional & installation works by international sound artists & composers exploring the aesthetics of minimalism.

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