Reviews that mention Karlheinz Essl

February 10, 2012

Karlheinz Essl and Hans Tammen

MentalMess
By Ken Waxman

As sophisticated sound experimenters become more comfortable with the variety of expressions that can be extracted from computer-based electronics, high-quality sessions like MentalMess are the result. These eight tracks, recorded in one afternoon at Manhattan’s Harvestworks centre for evolving technologies, are completely improvised using the sonic sources engendered by New York resident Hans Tammen’s self-defined endangered guitar plus Vienna-based compose Karlheinz Essl’s m@ze°2 Max/MSP software instrument. MORE