The track ‘Being’ is a radical-minimalist piece with a philosophical background in ontics. The piece is mainly reduced to displaying its being (there). It is something.
This version is an edit of the version released as a private edition in 1996; a different edited version of the same recording appears as one of six versions on the limited edition CD-R ‘Being –six objects–’, released on the label BSBTA in 2001. Further versions of this piece have been released as well.
The composition is in 4/4 time and consists of long periods of silence; twice, an intentional note is played and indicates that the piece is there. The structure is:
Seven bars of silence – two bars of low E (E2) – seven bars of silence – two bars of low E (E2) – silence until the performer decides to stop.
The sonic ambience (tape hiss, surrounding noises etc.) may occur as given in that moment of performance.
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Also part of Being -six objects- (BSBTA, Denmark, 2001).
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little electronic piece 3 (2004)1:15
Relentlessness (edited version) (2014) cryptic scenery6:00
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electronic alienation 3 (2004)4:00
Preparation (Clean Mix) (2010) Performed by cryptic scenery: Christian H. Sötemann, guitar, sounds; Thomas Pertzel, saxophone, sounds2:14
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Being (2nd version) (2010)1:37
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electronic alienation 2 (2004)3:57