Funkturm began recording in 1996, and is processed, programmed and produced by
Richard Gallon. Originally a studio project, in the last few months Gallon
has been joined by dj and sound manipulator Timothy Evans to enable Funkturm
to perform live. In a performance setting, Funkturm's mesh of skewed tunes
and hypnotic electronic rhythms are re-created and re-configured using
various analogue and digital technologies, turntables and samples. This
duo have created well-received improvised sets at Baggage Reclaim, The
Foundry, and a recent live-to-air radio broadcast on ResonanceFM. More
appearances will follow in the coming months.
Funkturm's organic electronica extracts and re-assembles strands of various
ambient and electronic music, creating a stimulating and unique montage
of free-flowing structures, exciting rhythms and evocative sounds, conjuring
images and sound collisions that seem simultaneously strange yet reassuring.
The 14 recordings on new release Strata
herald a more improvised approach, reflecting the current live set up,
which blends planned, improvised and accidental inputs. Tracks are structured
around sparks which retain their original intent and energy. Layers of
other atmospheres were then added.
Meet visual artist, website coordinator and sound designer Richard Gallon
via his own
Funkturm at Sonar
Cinematography by Martin Picton
Editing by Richard Gallon
Music - Spooncurve "Hurt Me (Dirty Funkturm mix)"
Copyright 2007 D.O.R. and Martin Picton and Richard Gallon All Rights Reserved