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»Go outside. Stay inside. Look at the closest thing to you. A random, banal event. Ants being busy, grasses being automatically taken care of and electric divinations of every second object-machine companion on your desk. What you see is not what you see. Neither is what you see what you hear. Coming together of multiplicity of multiple affairs. What we hear is the heated-up bodies of uncountable ants crawling on what we call the earth – a composition and decomposition of countless microscopic movements? Or we hear the touch of the wind and the leaves of an ancient tree who has seen and smelled who knows what?« (Işıl Karataş)
Corona-Winter 2020. The great TRAINING are to play a concert at Jazzfest-Berlin together with John Dieterich from Deerhoof. Based on field recordings that they have previously recorded and processed into loops. 3 Seconds Loops. Three seconds. But the concert could not take place as planned due to Corona. John Dieterich was not allowed to travel from the USA to Berlin. The festival could not take place with a live audience anyway.
But an extraordinary performance took place. John sent more audio tracks to Berlin, and TRAINING processed them live in the streaming concert. It resulted in one of the most gripping, intense streaming gigs of last year.
From the described live sessions, but also from the teaser tracks released in advance by Jazzfest Berlin, an album has now been created! The accompanying video work is by Işıl Karataş - she accompanied the whole project with her visual worlds.
We would like to sincerely thank Jazzfest Berlin and rbbKultur for their co-operation, which made this fantastic, space-, time- and pandemic-spanning project possible in the first place. And Goethe Institute for their support.
released November 26, 2021
Johannes Schleiermacher - sax, flute, Buchla Music Easel, composition
Max Andrzejewski - drums, voice, composition, synth
John Dieterich - guitar, piano, voice, composition, mix, master
Işıl Karataş - video