Shadowscores by Ulrike Brand & Olaf Rupp, Creative Sources Recordings, 2023 on #neuguitars #blog #OlafRupp

OLAF RUPP (*1963) plays improvised music on the classical guitar and the electric guitar.The organic flow of his thematic developments arise neither by chance nor by dominant will. For him it is important that in dense, loud music as well as in sparse, punctual music there is always a maximum of composure, focus and presence involved. In his music, he deals with the spectralist timbre effects of more or less strongly condensed motion-clusters. Each individual note is a characteristic colour point in a sound matrix and this intrinsic “tone colour” is more important than the position of this note in usual systems of order. A series of notes therefore does not produce a melody, but a moving sound.

Olaf Rupp

Creative Sources releases a plethora of improv/jazz and experimental electronic music.
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Shadowscores by Ulrike Brand & Olaf Rupp, Creative Sources Recordings, 2023 on #neuguitars #blog #OlafRupp

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Olaf Rupp — electric guitar
Ulrike Brand — cello

Ulrike Brand and Olaf Rupp have been performing as a duo since 2014. Years of experience in playing cello and electric guitar together have produced a rich sound world oscillating between homogeneity and contrast, with micro- and macro-structures that are partly transparent and partly concealed. From this cooperation emerge pieces that are unique in their intention and complexity. All tracks on this album were recorded in one day and taken over without cuts.


released December 1, 2022

ULRIKE BRAND (*1960) is a cellist, performer and composer. On the cello she has developed her own world of sound through new playing techniques. Her projects interweave the fields of language, dance, performance and visual art. Her compositions are situated in the intermediate area between improvised and notated music. She writes essays and gives workshops and guest lectures. From 1987 to 1997 she was artistic director of the Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea in Perugia (Italy). In 2016 she was a scholarship holder at Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, in 2020 at the Composers’ Forum Mittersill. She has received numerous scholarships. Since 2018, she has been a lecturer for improvisation at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Recorded, mixed and mastered in Berlin 2015.


released January 8, 2023

Cello – Ulrike Brand
Electric Guitar – Olaf Rupp