Controlvoltage.org builds on my experiences in the 1980s and 1990s with the electronic music project WUR [german translation of Karel Capek's drama "R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots"], influenced by the german experimental electronic scene of the 1970s [aka "Düsseldorf School"], contemporary avantgarde music composers like Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio or Luigi Nono and the "industrial scene" [Einstürzende Neubauten and Test Dept in particular]. Past and current productions are mainly related to art video productions or conceived as soundscapes for art exhibitions and/or installations. Beside composing, on a regular basis i also lecture and direct workshops on the analogue electronic music medium and from 1988 to 1991 i was art director of the electronic and contemporary music festival "L'Altro Suono", featuring the most representative swiss avantgarde groups and musicians of that period [Unknownmix, Nachtluft, Ernst Thoma, Andres Bosshard, Andi Guhl, Norbert Moslang, Knut Remond, Stephan Wittwer, Karl ein Karl and many others].
Works / releases as WUR [1984 - 1994]
"Lob der Grausamkeit", C18, 1984 [distributed by ADN Records Milano and Calypso Now, Biel]; "Lacrimae Christi", soundtrack for a video by Lorenzo Bianda about the swiss artist Mario Comensoli, 1986; "Stahlruine", C26, 1986 [distributed by ADN Records Milano and Calypso Now, Biel]; "Kn", ambients for an installation of swiss artist Franco Lafranca, 1987; "Memorie Magnetiche 1>4", C40, 1987; "Natalis Solis Invicti", mixed-media performance at Locarno high school, 1989; "Induratio Penis Plastica", live electronics at the happening "Obliquo in tenda", Locarno, 1989; "Klarismus", ambients for an exhibition of swiss artists Daniel Maillet, Gianmario Togni and Massimo Verzasconi at Museo Elisarion Minusio, 1990. "Chant/Höhenstille" for flute and ring modulator, Theatre of the Italian Embassy in Locarno, 1990; "Figurazioni siderali 1>9", for tape and ring modulator, at "L'Altro Suono 2" festival, Locarno, 1991; "All'inferno non bruciano", mixed-media performance, slaughterhouse of Locarno, 1991; "Analog Technodelia, for tape and live electronics, at "Sabbione '94", Val Bavona, 1994; "Kindertotenstimmen" for tape and ring modulator, art gallery SUBS, Locarno, 1994.
Roberto Raineri-Seith, P.O. Box 404, CH-6601 Locarno | Fix +41 91 751 19 89 | Mobile +41 79 403 16 00 | controlvoltage [at] bluewin [dot] ch