My2k - Diary Sketches 2000

by Karsten Schulze

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about

In december 1999 I decided to try out something special for the year 2000. I made up my mind and came to the conclusion that I wanted to collect an album filled up with musical or sound sketches, like writing my daily experiences into a diary-book, using the ideas, moods, sounds and noises that would turn out to be important for me on each particular day of the year. So that in the end, I would hold in hand a compact disc of 366 short sonic events or little musical works, each of which having a length of about 10 seconds. From week no. 27 on, I became involved in different band or choir projects, so that there will appear recordings from rehearsals and performances I had with those groups in the second half of the year.

The most appealing reasons why I started this year-long activity were:
1. to help remembering my personal experiences of the year
2. to gain a pool of musical ideas for later elaboration
3. to explore my own range of musical ability and possibilities
4. to train myself in perseverance, endurance and discipline
5. to gain information on my personal creative process and progress
6. to experience how it feels to listen to a cd of hundreds of very short totally different either musically worked out or incidental sound or noise compositions.

I must admit that I wasn't able to cope with MY2k duties all the time, so that weeks no. 38, 41, 43 and 48 - 50 are missing in the final product. I'm sorry.

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released January 15, 2004

I used the following instruments: vocals (partly sung or spoken through a voice-transformer), various keyboards and synthesizers, pianos, drumkat, percussion, guitar, recorder and other wind instruments, various noise-objects, mini-disc recorder for field recordings

featuring on tracks 27 - 37: MODUL-PROJEKT
WOLFGANG DIEKMANN - drums
ULRICH FEITH - voice, percussion
MARTIN MEYER - e-bass
JOCHEN HUG - double bass, voice
PHILIP MICHEL - piano
TIMM BACHMANN - e-piano, voice

featuring on track 40: REICHLICH
HANNAH HOFMANN - voice
JOCHEN HUG - double bass
PHILIP MICHEL - piano

featuring on track 41: KLAUS STEUDTNER - metal sheets & objects

featuring on Tracks 42-44, 47: MOMENTANMUSIK
KLAUS STÜHLEN - keys, percussion, e-guitar
WOLFGANG DIEKMANN - drums, percussion
NORBERT PAAR - keys, saxophone, percussion

featuring on track 45: KÖLN-DELLBRÜCKER PROJEKTCHOR

recording equipment: 4-track tape-cassette recorder and mini-disc recorder

The calendar-sheet paintings of the cover art were created by Agnes during her arts lessons at school

Thanks to my MY2k-companion MICHAEL PETERS for joining me in the endeavour at accomplishing this demanding task. You can listen to Michael's Y2k "a sound diary for the year 2000" here:
veloopity.bandcamp.com/album/my2k-sound-diary-for-2000

There are two further musicians who took up my idea of creating a musical diary of the year 2000 in their own personal way:
JEFF McLEOD (USA); his album is called "ye shall be cut into many pieces" and
DAVID COOPER ORTON (UK); his one is called "a sonic diary for the year 2000"

You can read a comprehending report and review of the whole project by HAROLD SCHELLINX here: www.harsmedia.com/SoundBlog/Archief/00517.php

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Karsten Schulze Dusseldorf, Germany

K. S. has been active in a variety of musical styles and he participated in lots of musical collectives (such as rock and fusion bands, church choirs, a capella quartets, etc.) as well as composing and recording solo. On this site you can find and listen to a collection of his musical efforts, which mostly are far away from the mainstream and often withdraw from categorization. ... more

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