Thomas Lehn & Marcus Schmickler


The electroacoustic duo of Thomas Lehn and Marcus Schmickler first came together at the 1998 Music in Movement Electronic Orchestra premiere in Cologne Germany. Longtime figures of Germany’s improvisational analogue synthesizer and electronics scene, the two share an affinity for mixing the organic and electronic and composing on stage in real time. Their celebrated 2000 collaboration BART is often credited as a milestone of modern analog synth improvisation. Their most recent album, Live Double Séance [Antaa Kalojen Uida], captured live in 2010 at Helsinki’s Äänen Lumo Festival for New Sounds, meanwhile, marries modern computer techniques with intense analog synthesizer improvisations projected through a 6-channel loudspeaker. The duo talks here about the incisive moments in their respective artistic careers, the relationship between sound, space, and performance, and the difference between experiencing music via recorded medium and live performance.



A4 - Space for Contemporary Culture
Karpatská 2 (YMCA Building)