composed and produced by TAMTAM in 2017
Sam Auinger: sampler, field recording;
Hannes Strobl: electric upright bass;
Featuring Robyn Schulkowsky: selfmade gong.
Living for more then 20 years in Germany means to get in touch with its big myths and traditions.
The Nibelung saga is one of the major ones, leading you back and forth to Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen,
one of which key-points being the treasure buried in the Rhine river.
The starting points for this composition were recordings with a hydrophone, listening to the sounds of a heavy
industrialised river and producing field recordings on the banks of the Rhine, in an area where the so-called mythological
Rhine starts. The piece is structured in five movements or waves, evolving like the flux of the sluggish Rhine.
B1 EOSIN Erda
B2 MAILECOLBERT TamTamTuning
B3 @C einhundertvierundzwanzig (für TAMTAM)
B1 Composed by Diana Combo, 2018. Original recordings by TAMTAM, recordings found online,
samples from the record Fools, by Antoine Chessex, and The Cut, by Birds of Delay.
B3 Composed by Pedro Tudela & Miguel Carvalhais, 2018. Cover photo by Kai Schreiber.