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WWE 1CD 20296
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Wolfgang Mitterer
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The organ is a machine,
and Wolfgang Mitterer certainly knows how to operate machines. Quite early on his passion for this complex instrument got hooked up to the manifold possibilities available in a digital studio setting; so, meanwhile the Austrian composer has become both: a much admired contemporary organist with a penchant for Bach, and an internationally sought-after creator of electroacoustic compositions.
In this production he makes do without electronic sound materials, though not without the possibilities of computer editing. The improvised solo pieces were recorded in three different venues using three different organs; then parts of the recordings were combined with each other, and virtual spaces added. Thus the analogous machines in the churches are pushed to the last extreme, and come out of the electronic editing process sounding the way an organ of the 21st century might sound, if the instrument as such hadn’t been left the way it was for centuries.

Wolfgang Mitterer has outlined the various playing techniques used in the compositions in the booklet.
Wolfgang Mitterer
In »massacre« Wolfgang Mitterer presents us with a passionate analysis of a timeless threesome: power, religion and violence. An opera for five singers, nine musical instruments and electronics.

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A new lieder cycle for baritone, prepared piano and electronics – with Georg Nigl and Wolfgang Mitterer himself passionately operating his keys and computer controls. 
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