Klaus Filip

Posted on April 1, 2009

Almost all of Klaus Filip’s art projects have been driven by technological possibilities and the social need to change structures. Among them subVoice (an underground tapemagazine), Sigis Bruder (early electronic songs together with singer Sigi Ecker), Christof Kurzmann’s Orchester 33 1/3, Zentrifuge, music for short films, theatre, dance, sound-installations. He is the musical and electro-mechanic father of BigBaby, an outstanding intermedial project around a sculpture build by Red White and brought to life by the movements of Cynthia Schwertsik.

Filip is the inventor and never sleeping developer of the open-source software lloopp (http://lloopp.klingt.org), a musical instrument on the computer to provide open structures for live-improvisation, used by many well-known electronic musicians.

While he used to play on the edge of a computers abilities in the past years, he is now reducing the processes to mere sinus-waves, overlapping with themselves and the ever sounding surroundment of a place; searching for the individual limits of perception, in loudness and movement. Colaborations with Radu Malfatti, Werner Dafeldecker, Dieb13, Christof Kurzmann, Boris Hauf, Christian Fennesz, Jason Kahn, John Butcher, Sabine Marte, Gilles Aubry, Noid, Mattin, Red White, Cynthia Schwertsik, Cordula Bösze, Silvia Fässler, Taku Unami, Oblaat, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tim Blechmann, Ivan Palacky, Burkhard Stangl, Eddie Prevost, John Tilbury, Ko Ichikawa, Nikos Veliotis, Axel Dörner, Masahiko Okura, Daniel Aschwanden, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Philipp Leitner, …


Klaus Filip & Nikos Veliotis: Slugabed (Hibari, 2011)

Various Artists: Klingt.org 10 Jahre: Bessere Farben (Mikroton, 2010)

Klaus Filip, Tim Blechmann, Ivan Palacky, Dieb 13: s/t (Moka bar, 2010)

Various Artists: Relay Archive 2007-2008 (Manual, 2009)

Klaus Filip & Radu Malfatti: Imaoto (Erstwhile, 2009)

Taus (Klaus Filip & Tim Blechmann): The organ of corti (L’innomable, 2007)

Klaus Filip & Toshimaru Nakamura: Aluk (IMJ, 2006)

Los Glissandinos: Stand clear (Creative Sources, 2005)

Klaus Filip / Radu Malfatti / Mattin / Dean Roberts: Building excess ( Grob, 2004)

Orchester 33 1/3: Maschine Brennt (Charhizma, 1999)

Orchester 33 1/3: s/t (Plag dich nicht, 1996)

Sigis Bruder: Leftovers (Trost, 1995)


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