upcoming events


Sculptress of Sound live at

YUP – Young Urban Performances

Saturday 11 November 2017 at 8:00 pm
Haus der Jugend Osnabrück 


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Sculptress of Sound live at

O&O Depot – “Die Stadt als Bühne” im Rahmen der
Berlin Art Week 2017

Friday 15 September 2017 at 9:00 pm
Ortner & Ortner Baukunst, Leibnizstr. 60, Berlin 



Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Köln


Sculptress of Sound live at

TAVIDAN – Artistic Dialogue between Georgia and Germany

Friday 16 June 2017 at 9:00 pm
CCA Center for Contermporary Art Tbilisi, Georgia


We are happy to announce our next release:

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12 inch transparent vinyl

official release 2 June 2017

Initially the music by The Knob, The Finger & The It was conceived as some sort of ritual background ambient during extensive electroacoustic picnics by the river or in the fields. In the course of these sessions, The Knob, The Finger & The It make use of battery powered miniature electronics, DIY synths and acoustic bricolage, which mingle with the sounds of the open space: some wind, a crackling campfire, a train passing by over a bridge nearby…

However, local weather conditions as well as annually recurring festivities made The Knob, The Finger & The It escape to their inside homes now and again, where they started to explore the miraculous possibilities of modern studio technique.

Two tracks on this album – F. F. Erde and Grasebene 3, were taped live outside, and no posterior changes were made. All other pieces were recorded in the studio. Astro Camping is based on recordings from 2012-2016. The first 50 copies come with an interstellar gimmick.

The Knob, The Finger & The It are: Tobias Grewenig, Andreas Oskar HirschVolker Hennes. Cover photographs by Andreas Oskar Hirsch.

Preorder via Bandcamp


(…) It’s a very accomplished set of tracks with a sound that manages to be both distinctive and familiar at the same time, a bubbly but not jokey set of electronics that are bordering on the timeless. Stuart Bruce / Chain D.L.K.

A ranger entre The Residents et certaines oeuvres de Mouse On Mars, Astro Camping joue avec les ressorts de l’improvisation, créant des zones perméables dans lesquelles les mélodies faites de brisures et de conglomérats éparses, forment une entité étrange naviguant dans des marécages de fin du monde, à la faune bizarroïde. Roland Torres / Silence and Sound

Astro Camping straalt een naïef aandoend SF-sfeertje uit dat wel past bij een hallucinatie aan een rivieroever. Gonzo Circus


We are happy to announce our upcoming release in February 2017

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Andreas O. Hirsch: ROW 
12 inch LP | 180g Vinyl | b/w Inlay

ROW goes back to a collecting of field recordings that Hirsch took for Oerol, an annual theatre festival taking place on the West Frisian island of Terschelling / NL. The recording was taken aboard the ARAD, a lifeboat of the Dutch rowing team Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie during a training exercise on 25 April 2011. The course stretched from the harbour of West-Terschelling out into the Wadden Sea and back again. The focus is on the coxswain’s commands which resemble a funk singer’s ones and which make the team become one body working their way through the waters.

Steersman: Cees Plug

Rowers: Iense Roos, Rein Jan Buren, Iemke Ruijg, Jelle Cupido, Cor Langerak, Rik Plug, Jauk Hek

In memoriam Cees Plug † 2013



This is some highly conceptual record from the world of field recordings and it is also a highly fascinating piece of sound art.
Frans de Waard,
 vital weekly

The first time I heard this, I became somewhat over-stimulated and I have enjoyed it more every time I have played it. This is the best straight field recording record I have heard since Davide Mosconi’s La Musica Dell’Anno Zero, the foghorn LP. Scott Foust / Swill Radio

 Geweldige muziek, werkelijk waar. Je komt er als luisteraar van in trance en als je niet zo wars van lichamelijke inspanning zou zijn als ondergetekende zou je er bijna zin in krijgen om mee te doen. Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten

Official release Friday, 17 February 2017
Preorder via Bandcamp

With particular thanks to Oerol as well as the cultural office of the city of Cologne for making this record possible.


Friday 28 October 2016 at 8 pm (approximately)


Andreas Oskar Hirsch
Drei Stücke für 7 Fenster (Early Carbophonics)

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 8:30 pm
C/O AIC @ Jagla Ausstellungsraum 
as part of the exhibition ISMUS by Tamara Lorenz
8 October – 4 November 2016



25 June 2016 at 7 pm
St. Gertrud-Kirche, Krefelder Str. 57, 50670 Cologne


22 June 2016 at 6 pm

live at The Paradox of Knowing Universals by Ralf Baecker
Kasseler Kunstverein


SOS Bredelar



Sculptress of Sound
Live at Sculptuur Bredelar Bredelar Monastery (Germany)
As part of the exhibition Hybrid Modus
Saturday 28 May 2016 at 4 pm


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Andreas O. Hirsch: Minimal Sauvage
Live at Maximiliansforum Munich
As part of the exhibition zeige deine Wunde
Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 7 pm


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The Knob, The Finger & The It

Live at Favorit Bar
Monday 18 April 2016 at 8:15 pm

Image by Gerald Schauder, drawn from Microchiroptera: POND


Sculptress of Sound
Sculptress of Sound live at Totale 19

Friday 11 March 2016 at 8:30 pm
Maschinenhaus Essen


Andreas O. Hirsch: Concert as part of
‘The Details Made Me Do It’

Thursday 10 March 2016 at 7:30 pm
Kunstverein Leverkusen


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Andreas O. Hirsch: Summe 1
12 inch officially released on May 7, 2015

Summe 1


Obwohl auf ‘Summe 1’ nichts konventionell arrangiert ist, die Stücke vielmehr auf avancierten Klangversuchen fußen, ist die Musik sehr anschaulich geraten, nicht wuchtig und schroff, sondern immer gut durchhörbar, offen und skizzenhaft, wie eine Einladung, sich der Reise ins Innere zu stellen.
Felix Klopothek / Stadtrevue

Seems this Cologne-based artist studied film as his first discipline, and it’s possible a certain cinematic sense has passed into his first solo release Summe 1 which has been released as a very nice and not-overlong slice of 12-inch vinyl. On it, he’s shooting for some sense of other-worldly travel, the voyager surveying the more exotic and remote parts of the globe – some tracks do indeed convey “instant jungle danger” or “blistering desert heat” if viewed as a slightly unusual form of library music. You’ve only got to look at the cover art also, with its faux-naif imaginary maps, where important landmarks (or imagined connections between such landmarks) are apparently designated with kitchen implements, such as four egg whisks and a funnel.
Ed Pinsent / The Sound Projector

Poco più di trentacinque minuti di musica che mescolano visioni da quarto mondo alla My Life in The Bush of Ghost con un’attitudine naif degna del più visionario Felix Kubin. Brian Eno se ne innamorerebbe all’istante.
Roberto Mandolini / Rockerilla

Andreas Oskar Hirsch prend nos sens pour les plonger dans un magma de viscéralité mouvante, voyage incessant entre sonorités ethniques et démarche conceptuelle à l’immédiateté accrocheuse, bain bouillonnant de textures acoustiques et de synthétique climatique, d’allers-retours sur des cimes escarpées dont chaque conquête est une ode à la liberté.
Roland Torres
/ Silence and Sound

Two tracks & videos here

The 12 inch is available via a-musik or here
Digital versions on BandcampJunoother platforms

Andreas O. Hirsch: Summe 1 
12 inch LP | 180g Vinyl | 14,90€

After numerous concerts and performances throughout the last years, Summe 1 is Andreas O. Hirsch‘s first release on makiphon. The album concentrates on peculiar soundscapes and drony pieces, carefully interwoven by means of pitched harmonicas, electric guitars, mini fans, delays and the electric palm leaf, an electroacoustic invention of the artist. The eight titles evoke a space somewhere between interstellar geography (Maxwell Mountains – a plateau on planet Venus), abstract physics (Teilchenbeschleuniger), botanical scenery and animality: Kemeri 5 am features nocturnal crane calls that Hirsch recorded on a bike trip in a swamp near Riga while he was busy with decoding bird messages via morse code. Opossum Pravda is dedicated to the tenacious marsupial that likes to wander around at night and which is able to hang from trees by its tail. Kautschukwaage seems to suggest an exotic setting and provides a link to the rubber bands which one hears resonating in the miniature. Sleeve designed by the artist. 300 copies. Mastered by Joseph Suchy. 



Side A
In A Seldom Land  3’09
Konnektor  2’40
Kemeri 5 am  4’21
Opossum Pravda  3’39
Kautschukwaage  1’57

Side B
Summe 1  5’50
Maxwell Mountains  3’45
Teilchenbeschleuniger  9’04



Sculptress of Sound at Marta Herford

Friday February 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm 

at the opening “(un)möglich! Künstler als Architekten”

Goebenstr. 2–10
32052 Herford



Andreas O. Hirsch at Nocturne 60: Klanglaborians – past & present

Friday January 30, 2015 at 8 pm

Aula der Kunsthochschule für Medien
Filzengraben 2
Köln Altstadt



Sculptress of Sound at Weltkunstzimmer

Saturday November 29, 2014 at 8 pm, closing event of TAVIDAN 

Ronsdorfer Str. 77a
40233 Düsseldorf



Sculptress of Sound at MOFF’s 5th anniversary

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 7 pm

Kyotobar – Projektraum Schilling
Gereonswall 75, 50670 Köln



Der Flüsternde Raum
A project by Andrés Krause & Maria Wildeis

The Knob, The Finger & The It
Natascha Nike
Joseph Suchy
Holger Mertin

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm (door will close at 8 pm) 

St. Gertrud Kirche
Krefelder Str. 57, 50670 Köln



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SOS News Spectodrama


Sculptress of Sound: SPECTODRAMA
makiphon ist höchst erfreut, die erste Veröffentlichung anzukündigen!

Mit ihrem Debut SPECTODRAMA schreiben Julia Bünnagel, Patricia Koellges und Tamara Lorenz ihren ungewöhnlichen Sound auf Vinyl: 3 Stücke geprägt von Wortcollagen, brüchigen Klängen und minimalen Noise-Elementen.


makiphon is very pleased to announce the first release!

Julia Bünnagel, Patricia Koellges and Tamara Lorenz release their extraordinary sound on vinyl: The debut SPECTODRAMA contains 3 tracks formed by word collage, brittle sound and elements of minimal noise.



Un maxi aussi extraordinaire qu’intriguant qui aurait figuré si j’en avais fait un, dans mon top 10 de 2014. Sorti donc en ce début d’hiver 2014, ce “Spectodrama” présente trois titres autour de la voix, sur une musique entre électroacoustique et compositions, présentée dans une enveloppe en forme de collages et de musiques industrielles. On croirait, sans aucune mauvaise critique ou intention, cette musique sortie du milieu des arts plastiques. Dans une approche très détachée de ce trio allemand, comme peuvent aussi bien le faire Ezramo sur Corvo Records ou The Jist sur Va fongool. Avec une sacrée touche no-wave qui offre un savoureux mélange à l’ensemble. 
CYRILLE LANOË / Revue & Corrigé

A l Eriside – 4’27
A ll Andy – 2’54

B l Moi – 7’50

12 inch EP | 45 rpm | 180g Vinyl

Erhältlich / available via
a-musik oder / or hier

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