I was pleasantly touched by Barbaras debut album of autumn 1998 "Vermona ET 6-1". With organ as her main instrument, the work was like an homage to the Czech organ of the same name, through without the trash quality. In that album Morgenstern melded warm analog sounds from the past and nineties beats in a techno-design of song writing, home recording and electronica, without retro-lounge-cuteness either.
Afraid of musical borders? - not Barbara Morgenstern!
You could have called that work Indietronic, but the term didn`t exist at the time. Even now, two years later, it won`t fit. yet it comes to mind, because `Fjorden` has obviously been recorded with new equipment and new technique.
Still working out of her own studio, using sampler and sequencer in her instrumentation, Barbara Morgenstern tells us stories. Her wonderful, heartbreaking voice, adds context to the beats and sounds. "Fjorden" comes across as familiar & intimate.
This album is a clear step forward, without throwing the past overbard. "Fjorden", with its warm analog sound, is like a good friend visiting - rotating in your cd player. You are not alone. Barbara Morgenstern is there with her music. And it`s wonderful that she`s there!
Jan Ole Jöhnk, Ende August 00
written by barbara morgenstern
recorded + produced + mixed by barbara morgenstern
37° written and produced with robert lippok
DER AUGENBLICK produced + mixed by thomas fehlmann
TAG UND NACHT/ DER HINTERGEDANKE/ HAPPY END/
WIR AUF DER FLUCHT/ TEIL FÜR TEIL produced + mixed by pole
01 TAG UND NACHT
03 DER AUGENBLICK
04 DR. MR
05 DER HINTERGEDANKE
06 EINE VERABREDUNG
08 HAPPY END
10 WIR AUF DER FLUCHT
11 TEIL FÜR TEIL
12 DER WUNSCH TEIL DREI
|2015||Finishing "Doppelstern", Choir Work "Fragen an das Licht" for the Zero retrospective/ Martin Gropius Bau + Atonal Festival Berlin|
|2014||Recordings for "Doppelstern", Musical Direction Radioplay "Qualitätskonrolle" by Rimini Protokoll, Production of "Stille Vann" - female Bandproject by barner 16|
|2013||Musical direction for "Qualitätskontrolle" by Rimini Protokoll, Staatstheater Stuttgart|
|2013||Choir work ("California"/HKW, "Virtuosity"/Kammermusiksaal Berliner Philharmonie, etc.)|
|2012||Release of the album "Sweet Silence" and live shows|
|2012||Musical direction and choir work for "Lagos Business Angels" by Rimini Protokoll, HAU 1, Theater Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin|
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Please give credits to the photographer:
- Monika Werkstatt - UK - Bristol - The Cube 17 Nov 2017
- Monika Werkstatt - UK - Brimingham - Glee Club 18 Nov 2017
- Monika Werkstatt - UK - London - Cafe Oto W. La Leif 19 Nov 2017
- SMK 60 - CH - Zürch - Zukunft - BM Live + T.Raumschmiere + DJ Strobocop 1 Dec 2017