2018/19 I was pretty often travelling through the area of the so called "Schönbuch"
and at the border of the hillside of the "Schwäbischen Alb", with its geologically
most interesting formations and high settled viewing towers.
In Autum there was a memorably outdoor gig in about 2.700 ft above sealevel at freezing
temperatures as well as a nerdlike meeting of synthesizer friends in the town of
Tübingen. During that event some videos were taken and music was composed and recorded.
... my music.
SCHWEBEWALD. Review from Dave Law (MusicZeit):
Pete Farn has always been a fascinating Electronic Musician, constantly experimenting
with sound and sculpting it into strange and wonderful sonic worlds. ‘Schwebewald-
Biospheres Vol 1’ should be liked by fans of traditional ambient but it goes to realms
and delves deeper than most such artists explore. The images that came to my mind
were those of a tropical rainforest onboard a spaceship out in the deepest darkest
coldest regions of space (think of the film ‘Silent Running’- remember that one?).
Of course it will mean something different to everyone listening to it.
BLOW MY TEARS. A customers notice to this album: "I think the Peter Schaefer album
is the most extraordinary electronic album I've ever heard. Absolutely fascinating.
It's almost like a piece by someone like Sir Harrison Birtwistle" (J.M., New Zealand)
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was founded in the beginning of the Eighties in order to present electronic-experimental
music live on stage and on record. This project is still continued by Pete Farn and
is complemented with studio-work and composing Soundtracks.
In the Eighties it was pioneer-work to present this kind of music as there was no
existing „electronic-scene“ in South-Germany. And even today Pete Farn is working
consequently on his coloured and odd soundscapes. No matter whether in studio or
live on stage:
Pete Farn is soundexperiment, is soundarchitecture.
thats what music is to Pete; also an invitation and playground for experiments, using
also non-synthetic instruments like Chapman-Stick, E-Bass, Hydromachine, Cello, Udu,
Lichtdruck + Ringmodulator
For "Lichtdruck" (pressure of light) not only classic Synthesizer-Equipment was used
but also Cello, Cymbal, Voice and Violin; add some "bended" nature sounds. But it
is still electronic music whereby soundbending and digital sound-processing stays
in the very foreground.