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
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