Lichtenberger has presented his audiovisual live show at prestigious international festivals and concerts (including Elektra and Mutek Montreal, Electron Festival Geneva, Sou Festival Tbilisi, A l'Arme Festival Berlin) and his installation and visual works have also been realized nationally and internationally (including 2011 Enjoy Art-Space Leeds, 2012 Grimmuseum Berlin, 2013 Atonal Berlin, 2015 Tokonoma Kassel, 2016 Gallery Unofficial Preview Seoul Korea).
The artistic works of Grischa Lichtenberger are characterized by a combination of rawness and refinement, prudence and intimacy. From an archival combination of approaches, he develops complex reflections on the conditions of artistic production, so that the border areas of the various genres in which he moves are blurred and come into contact with each other.
Dance, club culture and pop collide with an individual aesthetic that can equally be found in museum architecture, in the living room, in techno clubs or concert halls.
Lichtenberger's sprawling periods of artistic work include philosophical reflections, drawings, paintings and sculptures, as well as musical compositions.
Grischa is looking forward to a busy year 2019 with several releases planned, including the concluding second part of the five-release series "la demeure / il y a pÈril en la demeure", which deals with a double-bind of the voice between intimacy / identity and heteronomy / otherness.
We're very delighted and proud that Grischa found the time to create this exclusive anniversary mix for us. Here are a few words from him about this compilation:
„The mix deals with distortion. Various examples from my own archive and pieces that I appreciate. The distortion is maybe a good example for a significance of technology beyond its functionality. On the one hand, the distortion is always a kind of musical taboo, a border of the concept of music itself, an unwanted by-product. On the other hand youth culture, rock 'n' roll, punk, hardcore, grunge, noise - they all have shared a certain appreciation for distortion. What they intent/intended with distortion is not the 'soundquality of analogue saturation' (as is the word today), but a certain de-symbolisation of musical functionality, that they have found reflected in their misuse of technology. (...) if a soundwave is at its peak-level, even in digital systems, it's not only flattened. artefacts are beeing reflected back into the acoustic material. one could say that alias-effect, theoretical clippingspikes and distortion are a transcendental process of the material. thus technology, not only has the sole purpose to lead to a more effective use of material, but regenerates a relation to the material, in this sense reality (with all its implication of gravity and significance as a historical relation)."
Tracklist // 01.01 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0616_06_beep long 3 bohrmaschine [Not On Label, 2016]
01.02 Pouse around the House - How To Use Wall Plugs [YouTube, 2016]
01.03 This Heat - Horizontal Hold [Piano, 1979]
02.00 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0616_30 b4b recs [Not On Label, 2016]
03.01 The Fear Ratio - Cam [Skam, 2015]
03.02 Borg / Brötzmann / Parker / Bakr - Part 1 [GROB, 2003]
04.01 Low - Quorum [Sub Pop, 2018]
04.02 Low - Dancing And Blood [Sub Pop, 2018]
04.03 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0417_20 lv2d bsss snss ss 1 [Not On Label, 2017]
04.04 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0618_04 re 0218 21 gtDRS2s cut 1l [Not On Label, 2018]
05.00 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0218-21 lv 1 d [Not On Label, 2018]
06.01 SDEM - Cadmium [Not On Label, 2018]
06.02 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0316_25_mel inf aesdree [Not On Label, 2016]
07.01 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0918_15 re 0717 07 lv 1 s 4 c2 RECS_nm [Not On Label, 2018]
07.02 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0615_19 schwere erden [Not On Label, 2015]
08.00 Trans Am - Rough Justice, Zero Tolerance [Thrill Jockey, 1997]
09.01 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0115_07 re 0114 feedbacks 2048 1024 512 256 128 96 64 48 [Not On Label, 2015]
09.02 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0315_10 dj jellyball 1 [Not On Label, 2015]
10.00 John Lee Hooker - Thinking Blues [King, 1950]
11.01 Grischa Lichtenberger - 0805_24 tv sketch [Not On Label, 2005]
11.02 Grischa Lichtenberger - Mmcr Vnqr [Raster-Noton, 2015]
12.01 Jim Jarmusch, John Lurie - Permanent Vacation Opening Theme [Cinesthesia Productions, 1980]
12.02 The Jaynetts - Sally, Go 'Round the Roses (Grischa Lichtenberger Edit) [Not On Label, 2018]
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