Daniel and Henrik met in the Czech republic summer 2010 as part of the Czech-Norwegian-Austrian «Önczkekvist improvising orchestra». The 30-piece orchestra recorded a CD at ORF Radiokulturhaus in Vienna the same summer, and the project led to several new collaborations, one of them this particular duo.
«TH_X» was composed for a concert series in Trondheim mid 2011, and revisited and recorded in april 2012 at Amann studios in Vienna. One of the main focuses in the composition process was finding acoustic sounds on the trombone that could merge with the electronics and vice versa. After agreeing on the basic sound material Lercher programmed a software which enables him to analyze the sound spectrum of the trombone in real time, and then processing the data through electronic synthesis-methods (sine waves, resonators, filtered noise..). The result is two sound sources independent of each other, but still with the possibility of sounding almost like one.
«TH_X» consists of five parts, each with a defined basic framework and sound material, though still containing space for spontaneity and change. The goal is to create a silent intensity and balance perfection with the existing possibility of chaos.
Daniel Lercher was born in the Austrian countryside, and now lives and works in Vienna. He is a graduate of the course in computermusic and electronic media at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Lercher’s work focuses on electroacoustic composition/improvisation, live-electronic, phonography, installations, radioart, music for dance & film, etc. He has collaborated with numerous national and international musicians & artists.
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø lives in Oslo, where he is currently doing a masters degree in improvised music. An ongoing love/hate releationship with the trombone has led him to explore both the boisterous and brassy side of the instrument, as well as it’s microscopic and ‘electronic’ sound possibilities. His varying interests comes to play in bands/ensembles like As deafness increases, Lana trio, Raymond Strid/Nina de Heney/Nørstebø, Whirl (with Tobias Delius), Skadedyr, Aksiom and in duo collaborations with a.o. Rasmus Borg, Adrian Myhr and Daniel Lercher, projects that are ranging from so-called reductionism and free improv to free jazz and contemporary composed music.