Driving grooves, baroque arias, West African polyrhythms and echoes of the avant-garde of the 20th century: Rasmus Nordholt-Frieling is fascinated by heterogeneous tonal materials. How do they mutually modulate each other in the superposition and layering and thus create new tonal cosmologies? In this search he interconnects modular synthesizer arrangements live with BLAUES RAUSCHEN and combines classical sequencing techniques with contemporary sound generators and digital samples of acoustic instruments. Grooves are composed of a thicket of rhythmically unbound impulses and asynchronous modulations, the structure is consolidated by a bass drum or carried along the sampled texture of a santoor, only to be lost again in a joyful noise.
Opera, theater, performance – the Bochum-based electronics musician Rasmus Nordholt-Frieling is involved in works by Rimini Protokoll, Renegade, Gudrun Lange and Samir Akika and is closely associated with the artist group kainkollektiv. As a doctor of philosophy, he dealt with a reflection of musical relationships within ostensibly non-musical contexts. He maps the musical levels of the philosophies Leibniz ‘, Deleuze‘ and Guattari, Paul Klee’s design theory or the ways in which we describe our technological present, in which human and non-human actors mutually modulate one another.