Ludger Kisters: amazonas-froesche

amazonas-froesche is an unedited recording that I took during a two-week expedition at night in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Some of the frogs and insects that can be heard produced their sounds very close to the microphones. The result was an aural image of extraordinary density, which shows the high biodiversity of this threatened ecosystem; it is touching by its tonal variety and intensity.”

Ludger Kisters studied composition with Michael Obst in Weimar and Jack Body in Wellington, where he studied intensively Maori music, as well as electroacoustic composition with Robin Minard in Weimar and Germán Toro-Pérez in Zurich. His works have been performed by the Ensemble Modern, the Arditti Quartet, Claudia Buder, unitedberlin, the Staatskapelle Weimar and the MDR Symphony Orchestra, among others. In 2019, Kisters initiated the festival Mühlenbecker Klanglandschaften as artistic director with Gisela Nauck and Uli Aumüller.