Gregory Kramer

Gregory Kramer

As a teen sparked by a basement punk show in West Philadelphia, Gregory Kramer was inspired to explore music through various iterations, eventually connecting it with his passion for art. As a child he played piano, and later gravitated toward guitar. Through guitar, he was drawn to noisier styles and investigated other forms of sound making. He currently composes and performs with field recordings, found materials, and electronics and also builds electronic sound devices, often from repurposed materials. As a recording artist, he has been in numerous publications including The Wire, Pitchfork, Signal to Noise and Decibel.

Artist Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Soundscapes [audio tracks] On-site June 3rd and online June 11th

Emission is taken from Unearthing, an album composed from field recordings, electronics and found objects. The album is themed on environmental exploitation and its repercussions and was released on MuteAnt Sounds.

That Train Has Already/Will Never Arrive [excerpt] 
This piece, composed from field recordings, is taken from Uhren, an album of twelve five-minute clocks totaling one hour; released on Pharmafabrik.

Soundscapes [audio tracks] On-site and online June 4th

Melting Neapolitan (excerpt)
Melting Neapolitan is a soundwork made from field recordings of three distinct ice cream trucks. For many people, the sounds of ice cream trucks are evocative of a time and place. These three ice cream truck sounds (representing strawberry, chocolate and vanilla flavors of Neapolitan ice cream) are processed to be distant and atmospheric, yet familiar.

From unseen and invisible worlds, Confluence is composed of recordings from the sewer under Brussels, Belgium as traffic plays rhythm overhead, mixed with a landscape of electromagnetic noise.

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