gamut inc was found 2011 by Marion Wörle and Maciej Sledziecki, to explore the interaction of electronic and instrumental music.

The interdisciplinary ensemble consists of a growing number of autonomous music robots, which are controlled from computer. Our focus lies in sonic textures - for that purpose we have developed specialized software to control these machines live. Further on we use different forms of live-generated music-scores to enable different degrees of composition and live-improvisation between the machines, electronic sounds and "real" musicians, with which we like to cooperate. 

Our recent projects include for example the music-theatre piece ONE MORE PIONEER, about the relation of human und technology, or the international festival AVANT AVANTGARDE, a travel in time to experimental music before the 20th century.

During the SIGNS OF MUSIC festival we developed the 6-channel performace COMPRESSION for automated carillons, live-spatialization, clarinet and percussion.

We performed homages to the Polish Radio Experimental Studio and the electronic studio of the WDR in Poland and in Germany during the PERSPEKTIVEN / PERSPEKTYWY projekt.

As a comission for the Reihe M, we developed a 8-channel piece for automated carillons, live-spatialization, clarinet and percussion.

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THE INSTRUMENTS:

CABASI

three stepper-motor driven cabasi

The three cabasi are driven by stepper motors, and can either play rhythmical patterns triggered by MIDI notes, or steady noise-textures when they spin continously. By changing the speed the pitch of the noise changes. Our pink-noise machines. 

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SPECHT

solenoid-driven steel rods

SPECHT (german for "woodpecker") is derived from the carillons we were using. Now with a direct solenoid attack and an extremely high repetition rate (up to 64th notes at 150BPM), a more percussive sound, with a cigar-box resonance body that can be mounted on a standart mic stand. This instrument (we have build two modules so far) has also the advantage of being very light compared with the carillons. 

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TROMMEL

solenoid-driven drum

Our drum is equipped with four beater-solenoids, hitting the drum at different points of the skin, as well with an SoftShift solenoid which changes the tension of the skin, and thus the pitch of the drum. 

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B2 BowJo

motorized electro-magnetic / plucked Banjo

The new BowJo B2 - that gives the name back it´s sense. 
It´s a enhanced Banjo with 3 bottlenecks attached to stepper-motors, thus making glissandos and microtonal shifts possible. The 3 coursed strings can be driven by 3 EBows or by motorized plectra. All functions are controlled from computer.

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P2

automated physharmonica

The physharmonica got an update - after exchanging many ideas with Gerhard Kern he build a complete new instrument from scratch. It has now six different stop-adjustment, as well as introduces two valves for treble- and basscontrol, which also function as tremulants. The air is distributed in two different air chambers, thus allowing different adjustments for treble and bass registers. The repetition rate is way better than in the first version, and the machine is capable to play many weird and beautiful sounds and timbres that will be heard soon on our first release EX MACHINA in autumn 2014.

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P1

automated physharmonica

This is the Physharmonica P1 - not only all its 48 notes can be automated, but also the stops can be adjusted continously from silence to full tone, allowing mixtures of differents stops similar to an electronic filter. Gerhard Kern is in the process of developing a second version with implemented tremulants and register-specific automation.
(This instrument got replaced by the Physharmonica P2)

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BowJo B1

electro-magnetic monochord

The BowJo is a combining three coursed monochords, that are driven by magnetic fields produced by ebows. The position of the ebows can be manipulated along the string, as well as the distance can be adjusted. In this way this instrument is allowing a rich spectrum of soundfields, colors and timbres. 

The name BowJo is derived from our first experiments with ebows and banjo, thus BowJo. Currently we´re working on the second version of this, coming back to the design of banjo.
(This instrument got replaced by the BowJo2)

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C3

solenoid-driven automated carillon

A computerdriven carillon C3 was the first instrument that Gerhard Kern made for us. After we made first experiences with his carillons C1 & C2 we asked for a (relatively) small and (relatively) light-weighted carillon, that we can take on the road. It has 16 solenoid-driven coursed metal bars, derived from grandfather-clocks, that can be replaced to allow different tunings. 

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press:

"Gamut are delighting our CTM audience with their wild inventions – electro-acoustic-robotic oddities that seem to have fallen through a wormhole from an alternative universe. […] We’re also telling our Hacklab participants not just to invent instruments, but invest care in how they should be played. And sure enough, Gamut make some beautiful music with their creations."
Peter Kirn / CreateDigitalMusic magazine 

"gamut inc´s „Metal Machine Music“, are industrial-cosmic suites, in which mechanical organ sounds mix with noises of hit steel bars (it reminds a bit the early albums of Einstürzende Neubauten.), harmonies, bells and elecrtonic sound-fields. All that - accordingly to the duo´s concept - could be the soundtrack to a classic sci-fi movie."
Jazzarium.pl on our performance at Dni Muzyki Nowej Gdansk

"Mit diesem einmaligen Instrumentarium entwickeln Gamut Inc mechanische Musik, die hörbar von aktueller elektronischer Musik mitgeprägt wurde, jedoch einen individuellen klanglichen Charakter herausbildet, der derzeit seinesgleichen sucht."
Sascha Bertoncin / Sonic Seducer 2/2015

"Spannend und witzig gelingt den Machern ein digitales Musiktheater als Summe aus Hörspiel, Musik, visueller Kunst, Video und Theater.[...] Gäbe es das Stück nicht, das die Instrumentenerfinder im Grunde nur ersonnen haben, um ihren Instrumenten eine Bühne zu bieten, wären die Zuschauer im Schweren Reiter Zeuge eines wirklich außergewöhnlichen Konzerts. Weil aber auch das Stück einem solchen Konzert gerecht wird, ist man am Ende von einer wunderbaren Datenflut überwältigt."
Dirk Wagner in der Süddeutschen Zeitung, 20.06.15

"Brillant und beängstigend: Wörle und Sledziecki haben hier nicht nur einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Diskussion um das digitale Theater abgeliefert, sondern auch gezeigt, wie intelligentes, dichtes, intensives Musiktheater heute funktionieren kann.
Michael S. Zerban zu ONE MORE PIONEER / Opernnetz Juni 2015

"Die allegorische Dimension des fantastischen Mythos dämmerte erst langsam. Gemeint waren nicht exotische Fernen, sondern wir selbst. Die nacherzählte Kurzgeschichte von David Foster Wallace entpuppte sich als eindrucksvolles Gleichnis auf unser globales Dorf im Digitalzeitalter."
Rainer Nonnenmann zu ONE MORE PIONEER / Kölner Stadtanzeiger 10.06.2015

All four pieces sought to dust off ancient inventions, but the music didn´t feel anachronistic, the way the series described itself. Instead, it reached for new effects, as if trying to cheat the passing of time.
WIRE MAGAZINE 07/2013

The result of the gamut ensemble´s performance was soulful, but very precisely and consequently build, almost subtle in its overwhelming massiveness.
dwutygodnik, June 2013

Wörle and Sledziecki blurred the borders of acousic and electronic music very nicely. Also good, that they were playing their spooky machines live and not automatically.
TAZ, Nov 2013

The computerdriven, self-build instruments on stage are also remarkable: a carillon, similar to a glockenspiel, and some monochords can be seen. Some look like a mixture of a woodinstrument and an assembly kit for an electricity plant - and in some ways they are exactly that. The sound of the duo is low, spherical, gloomy. Sometimes you believe to hear church-bells, then again you think that a tremendous doom-organ drives the sounds thru the Berghain.
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, 01/2014

Vermutlich ist alles an diesem Ensemble einzigartig.
Funkhaus Europa

calender:

Do 29.09.2016, 20:00 Uhr

WIR SIND DIE ROBOTER

Musikbrauerei, Greifswalder Str. 23A, 10405 Berlin

three days of robot music !!!

Fr 30.09.2016, 20:00 Uhr

WIR SIND DIE ROBOTER

Musikbrauerei, Greifswalder Str. 23A, 10405 Berlin

three days of robot music !!!

Sa 01.10.2016, 20:00 Uhr

WIR SIND DIE ROBOTER

Musikbrauerei, Greifswalder Str. 23A, 10405 Berlin

three days of robot music !!!

Fr 28.10.2016, 20:00 Uhr

Stadtfest

Regensburg

archive:

Do 23.06.2016, 21:00 Uhr

aggregate / solid

more

Fr 20.05.2016, 21:00 Uhr

aggregate / gas

acud, Berlin

gamut inc feat. Lucio Capece

The new mini-series AGGREGATE confronts human performers with our music machines. Each evening will focus on a different state of matter.

more

Fr 06.05.2016, 20:00 Uhr

GHOST TAPE XI

Uferstudio 14, Berlin

new release of our music-theatre on the relation of music and war for the first time in Berlin

more

Do 05.05.2016, 20:00 Uhr

GHOST TAPE XI

Uferstudio 14, Berlin

new release of our music-theatre on the relation of music and war for the first time in Berlin

more

Fr 22.04.2016, 20:00 Uhr

TECHNOSPHÄRENKLÄNGE #2

HKW Auditorium, BERLIN

lecture Gamut inc
lecture Andrey Smirnov
talk with John Chowning
talk with Marcus Schmickler & Marc Fell

more

Do 21.04.2016, 20:00 Uhr

TECHNOSPHÄRENKLÄNGE #2

HKW Auditorium, BERLIN

Gamut inc
Andrey Smirnov
Mark Fell & John Chowning
Marcus Schmickler & Carsten Goertz

more

Sa 16.04.2016, 20:00 Uhr

alleestrasse

Deutschlandfunk

music for the radioplay "Alleestrasse" by Roland E. Koch
director Fabian Freier
comissioned by Deutschlandfunk

Do 24.03.2016, 21:00 Uhr

aggregate / liquid

acud, Berlin

gamut inc feat. Hilary Jeffrey

The new mini-series AGGREGATE confronts human performers with our music machines. Each evening will focus on a different state of matter.

more

Di 02.02.2016, 20:00 Uhr

CTM FESTIVAL

HAU 2 / BERLIN

gamut inc / Jerusalem in my Heart

more

Mo 01.02.2016, 17:00 Uhr

CTM FESTIVAL / HACKLAB

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS HQ

gamut inc presentation

more

Fr 15.01.2016, 20:00 Uhr

club amarant

poznan
Do 14.01.2016, 20:00 Uhr

new music festival gdansk

club zak
Fr 11.09.2015, 20:00 Uhr

spektrum

spektrum | art and science society / Berlin
Mi 02.09.2015, 20:00 Uhr

nyMusikk, Bergen / Norway

Do 02.07.2015, 21:00 Uhr

gamut inc @ Dreck: an apparatus

Uferstudios Berlin, Heizhaus / Wedding

more

Sa 20.06.2015, 20:00 Uhr

one more pioneer

Schwere Reiter Musik München

music-theatre free after David Foster Wallace

more

Fr 19.06.2015, 20:00 Uhr

one more pioneer

Schwere Reiter Musik München

music-theatre free after David Foster Wallace

more

Do 18.06.2015, 20:00 Uhr

one more pioneer

Schwere Reiter Musik München

music-theatre free after David Foster Wallace

more

Fr 05.06.2015, 20:00 Uhr

one more pioneer (studio version)

ARTheater Köln

music-theatre free after David Foster Wallace

more

Do 04.06.2015, 20:00 Uhr

one more pioneer

ARTheater Köln

music-theatre free after David Foster Wallace

more

Sa 30.05.2015, 20:00 Uhr

one more pioneer (studio version)

Brotfabrik Berlin

music-theatre free after David Foster Wallace

more

Fr 29.05.2015, 20:00 Uhr

one more pioneer (studio version)

Brotfabrik Berlin

music-theatre free after David Foster Wallace

more

Do 28.05.2015, 20:00 Uhr

one more pioneer (studio version)

Brotfabrik Berlin

music-theatre free after David Foster Wallace

more

Fr 20.02.2015, 22:00 Uhr

gamut inc @ AUXX

K77, Kastanienallee 77 Berlin
Fr 30.01.2015, 00:00 Uhr

EX MACHINA

LP release

first release of gamut inc - coming out on Bółt / satelita ! distributed by monotype

Do 15.01.2015, 21:30 Uhr

EX MACHINA RELEASE CONCERT

NK, Berlin

GAMUT INC (record release)
ANDREA BELFI (record release)
ANDI STECHER (solo)

Mi 07.01.2015, 23:03 Uhr

neue Musik im Radio

SWR2

Konzertmitschnitt aus der attacca-Reihe des SWR vom 15. November 2014 mit werken von Tomomi Adachi, Gamut Inc und Lukasz Szalankiewicz.

Sa 15.11.2014, 20:00 Uhr

attaca

Theaterhaus, Stuttgart

im Rahmen des "Archäologie der Medien" Festivals präsentieren wir EX MACHINA

more

Do 23.10.2014, 20:00 Uhr

Lab30 Festival

Abraxas, Augsburg

more

Mi 17.09.2014, 19:30 Uhr

serious series

Uferstudios Berlin / Wedding

more

Do 04.09.2014, 18:00 Uhr

numusic festival

Stavanger / NO

Norway’s leading festival of electronic music in Stavanger on the west coast of the fjords presents “The History and Future Direction of Electronic Music”. We´ll be playing three shows in an abandoned shopwindow in the city center.

more

Mi 30.04.2014, 20:00 Uhr

ON @ Achtbrücken

Raum 13, Köln

comission for new compositon
for musicmachines at the
Acht Brücken Festival Cologne

more

So 27.04.2014, 20:00 Uhr

festival jauna muzika

Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius

gamut inc performance

Fr 10.01.2014, 00:05 Uhr

AVANT AVANTGARDE - Reihe: Klangkunst

Deutschlandradio Kultur

transmission of selected works of the AVANT AVANTGARDE Festival at Deutschlandradio including gamut inc !

more

Do 07.11.2013, 20:00 Uhr

AVANT AVANTGARDE

Berghain, Berlin

music machines by Gerhard Kern
played by Marion and Maciej

more

Mi 06.11.2013, 20:00 Uhr

AVANT AVANTGARDE

NK, Berlin

music machines by Gerhard Kern
presented by Marion and Maciej

more

Fr 27.09.2013, 20:00 Uhr

AVANT AVANTGARDE

Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw

music machines by Gerhard Kern
played by Marion and Maciej

more

Fr 21.06.2013, 20:00 Uhr

AVANT AVANTGARDE

Bazylika Bozego Ciala, Krakau

music machines by Gerhard Kern
played by Marion and Maciej

more

Do 30.05.2013, 20:00 Uhr

AVANT AVANTGARDE

Stadtgarten, Köln

musicmachines by Gerhard Kern
played by Marion und Maciej in interaction with Philip Zoubek (pno) and Radek Stawarz (vla)

more

Do 13.09.2012, 20:00 Uhr

Gamut

Reihe M, Köln

8 speakers, automated carillons, elektronics, clarinet and percussion with Marion, Maciej, Joris Rühl and Antez

more

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WIR SIND DIE ROBOTER

festival for music-machines and machine-music

Music-machines take over the Musikbrauerei for the world’s first ever robot-music convention! Featuring pioneering music-machine ensemble Logos Foundation, the Roland Olbeter Machines and the modern machines of gamut inc, plus new compositions for machines, sonic installations, etudes, demonstrations, sculptures, midnight lectures, a player-piano concert program and more. 
http://www.z-a-m.eu/wir-sind-die-roboter.html

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EX MACHINA preview

We´re proud to present our first release - EX MACHINA - that will come out on Bółt / satelita in January 2015. Fitting to the retro-futuristic credo of gamut inc, it will be released on vinyl.
Here´s a preview of the album - we hope you enjoy the music as we do !





 

AGGREGATE

ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin

The new mini-series AGGREGATE concentrates on the interaction of human and machine. Each evening will focus on a different state of matter. Looking forward to play with these great musicians.

24.03. Aggregate / fluid gamut inc feat. Hillary Jeffery
20.05. Aggregate / gas gamut inc feat. Lucio Capece
23.06. Aggregate / solid gamut inc feat. Hacklander\Hatam


gefördert durch die initative neue musik Berlin - inm e.V

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gamut inc featured at CDM !

We presented our machines recently at CTM Festival in the HackLab. Peter Kirn from createdigitalmusic.com has written a nice review on gamut inc:

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2016/02/meet-the-peculiar-retro-futuristic-machines-from-gamut-inc/

 

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ONE MORE PIONEER

Musiktheater

 

 

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ONE MORE PIONEER

Musiktheater

We´re pround and happy to present a new music-theatre featuring gamut inc !
28-30th May, Brotfabrik Berlin
4-5th June, ARTheater Köln
18-20th June, Schwere Reiter Musik, München 

see more here:
www.onemorepioneer.de

Medienecho:

Süddeutsche Kritik: überwältigende Datenflut:
sueddeutsche

Kompressor - Deutschlandradio / Musikmaschinen im Dschungeldorf:
http://www.deutschlandradiokultur.de/premiere-von-one-more-pioneer-musikmaschinen-im.2156.de.html?dram:article_id=321096

WDR 3 TonArt - WDR 3:
http://www.wdr3.de/programm/tonartliste1074.html

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EX MACHINA @ Neue Zeitschrift für Musik

Die Neue Zeitschrift für Musik vergibt 5 von 5 Sternen:
www.musikderzeit.de
 

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gamut inc @ gonzo (circus)

we´ve contributed a special edit of EX MACHINA to the MIND THE GAP cd by belgium magazine gonzo (circus)  !!

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gamut inc @ taz

"Es schabt und kratzt und pfeift fast außeridisch" schreibt die TAZ über EX MACHINA.

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gamut inc @ Tagesspiegel

Gamut Inc zeigen einen Weg auf, wie Mensch und Maschine produktiv weiter zusammenarbeiten können, ohne dass dabei einer von beiden überflüssig wird. Mit den technisch-elektronischen Möglichkeiten unserer Zeit machen sie fast schon klassisch zu nennende elektro-akustische Musik.
Tagesspiegel 12.01.15

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gamut inc @ SPEX

Das Instrumentarium wird sozusagen zum Leben erweckt, es atmet und pulsiert und gibt ein ungeheures Maß an Impulsivität frei. Hier artikuliert sich also kein Orchestrion nach Kriterien längst vergangener Dekaden, vielmehr stellt sich bei EX MACHINA eine eigenwillige Symbiose ein, die das automatische in dramaturgische Formen zwängt.
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Big in Cologne

We played with our musicmachines at the opening of the ACHTBRÜCKEN FESTIVAL in Cologne - and look who ended up on the columns...

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gamut inc invited to the MONTREAL / NEW MUSIC 2015 !

We´ll be participating at the Canadian festival with our project THE MAGNETC BEAM !!!
www.festivalmnm.ca



 

AVANT AVANTGARDE review @ Neue Zeitschrift für Musik

http://www.schott-musik.de/shop/5/neue_zeitschrift_fuer_musik/

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Performance at AVANT AVANTGARDE festival

@ Berghain, Nov 2013

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