Photo: Gustavo Petek

In 2016 Flautist Reni Weichselbaum and me met for the first time on stage and immediatly found a close relashionship in our musical ideas. We have formed a reeds/electronic duo by the name of Knurrhahn. This duo focuses on improvised music through conversations between instrumental and electronic sound waves. Our aim is to develop dialogues which melt sonic textures and musical gestures into manifestations of movement and stillness.

The amazingly broad sonical timbres of Reni’s Paetzold recorder are being contrasted by my setup of analogue and digital eletronic sounds, towards an active listening practice within various figurations between silence and noise.

We are performing live on a regular basis and continue to build up our common musical vocabulary. Knurrhahn’s live concerts set up an intimate dialogue between two muscians who dive into their own sonic territories.

In October 2018 we performed at Gustavo Petek’s Smallforms series in Vienna and a recording of this concert has been released in February 2020.

Currently we are working on a vinyl release, due to be out in late 2022 on the Vienna-based Moozak label.