The Cork City Gamelan: In The Beginning

by Berkus

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This is a souvenir package of the first eight original pieces of music to emerge from the Cork City Gamelan Project: Using the whole City of Cork, Ireland as a musical instrument.

I have a fascination with the musical quality of all sounds. Any object that can make a sound can be used as a musical instrument. For the Cork City Gamelan Project, I beat and tap objects and structures around the City, record the sounds, process them using a Computer and audio editing software, often extracting and enlarging barely audible details to create new original timbres. I then use these sounds as "virtual instruments" to compose music - on their own, as well as in combination with other instruments... or in combination with other sounds which were not made by musical instruments.

I am "An Old Busker": I used to play music in the streets ... and I see my Bandcamp pages as an extension to busking. The streaming music is free for listening as you are passing by, or you can (but don't NEED to) drop me a few Euro and take some of it away with you in highest fidelity to burn yourself CDs or to add to your digital music collection. I don't believe there are many places where you can buy something for nothing ...

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released February 27, 2012

all music composed and performed by Berkus

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Cork City Gamelan Cork, Ireland

An experimental music project curated by myself, Günther Berkus. Go to the Web Site to find out more, and follow the Cork City Gamelan on Facebook.

Cork City Gamelan music is made from sounds scraped and beaten out of "things" around Cork City, Ireland.

Not all of my music is Cork City Gamelan music, but all of it is experimental and explores new ways of creating sounds.
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