Schwingende Luftsäulen (Vibrating Air Columns) was
composed, played and recorded by Werner Durand between
Fall 2010 and Spring 2011, using the Pan-Ney, an
instrument that he invented in 1984 and used in these
recordings as the only sound source.
This is music made of air. Built from air, transmitted by
air. Durand's work is conceived starting from the
properties of the air passing thru the plastic tubes that
constitutes the Pan-Ney.
In the stream of acoustic phenomena applied to musical
construction, by way of his ethno-minimalistic approach,
this music talk to us about the most ancient feeling and
the most contemporary concept in music. A music coming
from the far times and made for the future times.
The music is accompanied/underlined by the beautiful
drawings by Karlheinz Bux, that, as in his own words: "...
are abstracted emblems of figures set in rotation. In their
appearance, they may resemble oscillating air columns…"
This music is dedicated to Tony Conrad, whose piece „Ten
Years Alive On The Infinite Plane“ from 1972 inspired this
1) Amplitude 16:50
2) Stehende Wellen 1 8:36
3) Druckwellen 8:19
4) Gegenwelle 2:50
5) Schwingungsknoten 3:08
6) Stehende Wellen 2 8:16
7) Wellenreiter 9:35