On sound design and design disharmonies, playing the drums and broker
Interview in RAKETE 03 June 24th, 2008
The visionary poster design magazine RAKETE featured an interview with me in its third issue.
We started by talking about synaesthisia and went off to consider software with which brokers can actually hear the development on the stockmarkets. RAKETE magazine was a project by students from the University of Applied Sciences' design faculty in Düsseldorf.
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Interview in PAGE 07/08
On Visual Music June 2nd, 2008
Gave my friend Judith Mair an extended interview for the well-known German design magazine PAGE June issue. We talked about the relationship between audio and visuals - and all the possibilities if it is revised and equal.
Two of my students - Maurice Braun / Instituite For Music And Media and Nina Juric / Baden-Württemberg Film Academy - were also featured in this article.
R/S ONE is the first cooperation between electronic music composers Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler. The cover is supposed to show the silhouettes of both musicians.
Via a-musik: "Peter Rehberg (computer); Marcus Schmickler (digital synthesizer, computer). Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler have been two of the leaders in the electronic revolution of the last fifteen years, both on their own and in collaboration with others. One (Snow Mud Rain) is the first duo CD from these two long-time friends and associates. Rehberg and Schmickler met up in March 2007, in Schmickler's Piethopraxis studio in Cologne, for two days of recordings. Despite having barely worked together as a duo previously, the results were so successful that after two days, the record was basically completed. This is obvious when listening to the finished product, as a rawness and energy that hearkens back to the explosive power of early Mego bursts from the speakers, further enhanced by the remarkable density and clarity of the recording."
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Observing with all senses
Motion Graphics: Application and Criteria August 2007
The booklet honored Bernd Scheffer, Professor for New German Literature at Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität, Munich and his influences and impulses given to media-theoretical thesis in contemporary media studies.
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For brand eins magazine May 17th, 2007
Contributed analog collages for the Abzocke leicht gemacht [Easy rip-off] article in the June print issue of the high profile economy magazine brand eins.
The publication provides an insight into the fundamentals of visual communication. It is intended to serve as a theoretical basis for basic design education, which integrates contemporary multimedia expressions and their effects.
Contributed my sculpture WH to the Hi Fans! exhibition at the c/o pop festival in Cologne. The design studio FRAM curated the exhibition and invited artists from all fields to come up with a visualization of their fandom.
We talked about my new post at the Institute For Music And Media in Duesseldorf and their diploma program Audio and Video Engineering. To appoint a professorship at a University for Music to a communication designer is exceptional - if not unique. The students I work with are all musicians.