Anna Schimkat & Michael Barthel – A Vochel Wo Red LP
A VOCHEL WO RED (translates into “A bird who talks” from the German Hessian dialect)
is a conceptual album that deals with the tradition of animal voice imitation.
It focuses exemplarily on bird calls, as these are used extensively for species identification.
Schimkat and Barthel take up the acoustic fabric of nature noises, try to penetrate the huge
storage of information it contains and reinterpret it by means of abstraction with noises, field
recordings, text-recognition software, voices, recorders, birdcage and birdseed, as well
as a prepared turntable. Twelve compositions of electroacoustic music and sound poetry.
Are you cuckoo
The LP is published in a edition of 300 copies. The cover contains german and english texts
and a two pages insert.
Anna Schimkat and Michael Barthel from Leipzig / Germany, have been working together as
a duo in the field of conceptual electroacoustic music, sound poetry and installation since 2016.