Dieter Ettlinger is an electronic musician exploring the deep space
of the synthesizer. His fresh insight into the ubiquitous and
transparent nature of digital sonic environments elevates his output
above cliche, building on the work it is emulating rather than
mimicking it. AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE (63'28") is an album of music with
many strands; each part needing to be heard individually in the
context of the greater composition to be fully comprehended. The
album's three lengthy realizations are ruled by a compositional logic
of layer upon layer of repeating diatonic triads and tetrads and
seemingly neverending entrances and introductions of subdivided
rhythms - each part with little identity outside the multitude of
interconnected embedded pulsations. Ettlinger paces his work well.
The pieces seem in constant transition. The simplistic rhythmic
initiation of each track climbs with deliberation into the rigorous
pace of a free-wheeling structure - the heated underpinnings of an
anchoring bass and muscular pulse cooled by choirs of ethereal synth
voices. With increasing levels of intricacy, building in volume and
density, Ettlinger draws the listener into his world completely; held
in a true "electronic moment" and experiencing his invisible realm of
complex ideas. Ettlinger's trip to deep space is symbolic of the
psychic journey inward and AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE is successful in its
ability to transport. Yet so often do we humans look to music and art
for that which we can not find within ourselves.
Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from AMBIENT
INTELLIGENCE by Dieter Ettlinger
14 Sept 2003
Under the Dome will perform a live in-studio radio concert on the
09.14.03 broadcast of STAR'S END. The duo will realize two one hour
sets of original spacemsic specifically designed for this broadcast
of STAR'S END. Please tune in for details.
STAR'S END will be taking part in WXPN's Fall Fundraiser during the
09.21.03 broadcast. Volunteers are needed to answer phones and take
pledges from listeners throughout the night. You can help out by
contacting WXPN's Volunteer Coordinator and having your name added to
the schedule. This is a very interesting way to spend your evening,
plus your presence and performance are both significantly helpful and
Please call: 215-573-3340
or send an email to: volunteers@...
Thanks for your support and enthusiasm! We hope to hear from you soon!
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Chuck van Zyl
Host of STAR'S END Ambient Radio