2021-04-06 AESTATE digital reissue albums out april 16, 2021
more or less exactly ten years after the release of AESTATE´s last album ‘carbonized’ and about 14 years after the debut album zany music releases digital reissues of the three iconic albums. each bundle contains the original album tracks in maximum sound quality completed by bonus material expanding the running time of each album to about 90 minutes. additionally the reissues feature processed or reworked cover artworks reflecting the history of the releases.
zany music originally released all albums primarily on compact disc while putting the maximum quantity on the disc. the albums were therefore limited and optimized for their medium. the label also put out the albums as digital download but delivering only medium quality mp3s because of web space issues. now the albums are available via bandcamp, added to the record of tides discography and no longer limited in length.

let´s have a closer look to the digital reissues:

AESTATE (debut album, 2007)
contains the original album plus bonus track ‘plad 4040’. the cover features a darker colour at the lower edge of the font.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/aestate

SUPERFLAT (2008)
contains the original album plus an approximately 22 minute excerpt of AESTATE´s live set as performed at ruhr in love open air techno festival in oberhausen in 2008 as line out recording as bonus track. the album originally featured two cover versions for the compact disc version, the digital version also contained an alternate cover. the reissue cover merges these three versions creating a more colourful appearance.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/superflat

CARBONIZED (2011)
contains the original album plus bonus tracks ‘tync shaft’ (originally released on the 5th anniversary label sampler by digital kunstrasen in 2010) and ‘renites’ (originally released on the 10th anniversary audio visual label sampler by crazy language in 2016).
the original cover featured sven piayda´s ‘herbarium show’ tableau (2010) but as the group has never been happy with this choice, the reissue cover shows renderings done during the same production period using the same input material delivering different abstract structures while keeping the original colours.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/carbonized

all covers are supposed to be optimized for downscaled presentation as well for print. you may like to read the press release and collected reviews:

AESTATE digital reissue albums press release

collected reviews on the 2011 album CARBONIZED by AESTATE
collected reviews on the 2008 album SUPERFLAT by AESTATE
collected reviews on the 2007 debut by AESTATE


the first announcement of digital reissues has been posted on april 1st on AESTATE´s mostly inactive facebook site. as you see, this has not been april fool´s… however, chris huff and sven piayda are not working on new AESTATE material, ‘renites’ may remain the group´s final track.


roger rohrbach made a great job in curating 'stadt park haus' and writing texts again, you can have a look at some impressions of the show over at the exhibitions section. more soon.

studio.svenpiayda.com


after a remix ep and collaborative releases with primal scapes, all notes off and 1satzleiter, ’black album‘ is still the current and last solo album by record of tides. as piayda announced skipping a new release we are happy to finally present a new video directed by matthias danberg for the track ‘vogh beats2’ from the 2020 album. danberg and piayda have finally brought results to their long term announced collaboration, the new video is based upon danberg´s ‘bee’ movies which had been in recent exhibitions is only slightly edited to fit the music. as the credit still above indicates, there might be more than one video done from merging the black album with bee movies.

instead of promoting new music, the video focuses on the recent solo work released about one year ago. recently there is no info on plans for releasing new music.

because of unexpected technical difficulties
the video will be available by march 28, 2021.

‘vogh beats2’ video on vimeo
‘black album’ is available from bandcamp

recordoftides.com


the kunstverein kunst.werden scheduled to open the new solo show by sven piayda called ‘needle in the multiverse’ in november 2020. caused by the second lockdown the show was postponed only three weeks before scheduled opening. still there are no new plans announced on how or when to open the show.




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





AESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
click here

2021-03-25 'stadt park haus' car park art show to feature 'abyss' sound work
on saturday and sunday, march 27 and 28, 2021, 10 am to 6 pm, we invite you to visit our art exhibition in the underground parking lot at the kulturzentrum herne (KUZ). the exhibition is designed as a drive-in and allows you to experience art from your car. access to the exhibition is via shamrockstraße. admission is free.

with an emerging pandemic in the spring of 2020, photos of car-free streets, smog-free blue skies, and tourist-free cities circulated through social media. this gave rise to the slogan ‘nature is healing, we are the virus’. the change in everyday life created a powerful catalyst for decades-old socio-political issues. from then on, there was also a stronger focus on the repurposing of metropolitan spaces: sidewalks and parking lots were used as new outdoor areas by restaurants, streets were closed to car traffic and converted into temporary bicycle paths.

the exhibition STADT PARK HAUS picks up on these impulses and shows works that deal with the theme of nature and contrast with the austere concrete architecture of the underground car park. curator roger rohrbach has put together 18 positions by contemporary artists from north rhine-westphalia. they show paintings, sculptures and objects, installations as well as videos and photographs. participating artists are havin al-sindy, anna lena anton, jaana caspary, young-soo chang, nanja gemmer, nikola hamacher, paulina hoffmann, judith kaminski, stefanie klingemann, vera lossau, ulrich möckel, benjamin nachtwey, karla paredes k., sven piayda, mira sasse, dirk schlichting, maximilian siegenbruk and petra deta weidemann.
STADT PARK HAUS is an exhibition of the emschertal museum in cooperation with the cultural office of the city of herne.

sven piayda contributes a sound piece called 'abyss' (2021). the hour-long audible work slowly fuses lower pitched birdsong with the steadily falling shepard tone, all in the ambient hiss of saturn's rings. into its nadir ring 12 chimes, reflecting the 12 semitone steps of the entire octave retraced downward. the sound installation was created exclusively for ‘stadt park haus’ on request of katrin lieske and contrasts natural sounds with artificial provision and processing in relation to the given space.

all info at the bottom of this post.


after a remix ep and collaborative releases with primal scapes, all notes off and 1satzleiter, ’black album‘ is still the current and last solo album by record of tides. as piayda announced skipping a new release we are happy to finally present a new video directed by matthias danberg for the track ‘vogh beats2’ from the 2020 album. danberg and piayda have finally brought results to their long term announced collaboration, the new video is based upon danberg´s ‘bee’ movies which had been in recent exhibitions is only slightly edited to fit the music. as the credit still above indicates, there might be more than one video done from merging the black album with bee movies.

instead of promoting new music, the video focuses on the recent solo work released about one year ago. recently there is no info on plans for releasing new music.

because of unexpected technical difficulties
the video will be available by march 28, 2021.

‘vogh beats2’ video on vimeo
‘black album’ is available from bandcamp

recordoftides.com


in november 2019 the sg1 in duisburg opened the sven piayda solo show ‘if and only if’. next to cgi, photograpy and video the show featured a 60 minute soundtrack to drone through the exhibition called the ‘if and only if mash-up’ combining different sound works into one sound piece to escort and complete the show. now the studio is working on bringing back this mash-up. the studio is recently negotiating with partners possibilities of putting it back to display. it is also possible to bring it back via /CAMP.

next to bringing back this mash-up piece, the studio is recently working on a new immersive sound piece to be featured in an upcoming group show. more info soon.


studio.svenpiayda.com


in august 2020 the studio started the ‘little dancer’ video project dealing with degas´ famous sculpture which turned out to be a very ambitioned production challenge. caused by the covid pandemic the production took longer than expected and is still only half done. it is still not clear if the project can be finished as drafted. the result may also be a reedited version, however the studio is still focussing on finishing the piece as drafted.
recently we are making plans which may make it possible to take up production again in summer or autumn. however, we do not expect to present the piece before 2022.

studio.svenpiayda.com


in reaction to closed museums and galleries within the pandemic caused lockdown situation, galerie clowns & pferde has found a way to tackle this preposition. in the week of february 21 to 27 the gallery presented six video pieces by six artists in the gallery’s windows. 'spirit with thorn' (2017) was screened as hd version march 25, 2021. escorting events have not scheduled, nevertheless there was a corona conform meet and greet outside the gallery with gallery head bianca wickinghoff, sven piayda and further guests during the screening. we have collected some installation views and a video documenting the installation over at the exhibitions section.

more impression in the exhibitions section


the kunstverein kunst.werden scheduled to open the new solo show by sven piayda called ‘needle in the multiverse’ in november 2020. caused by the second lockdown the show was postponed only three weeks before scheduled opening. still there are no new plans announced on how or when to open the show.




sven piayda | abyss
STADT PARK HAUS

kulturzentrum herne (tiefgarage)
2021-03-27 – 2021-03-28, 10 am – 6 pm

kulturzentrum-herne.de

kulturzentrum herne (tiefgarage)
willi-pohlmann-platz 1
44623 herne




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





AESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
click here

2021-03-17 announcement of discontinued and recurring projects
after two remarkable releases with primal scapes and lockdown based studio projects we like to announce discontinuation of certain projects. as it has been mentioned in the journal and facebook, piayda finished a new record of tides album which was supposed to be released as ‘post internet’ in spring. the album was believed to be released on the hamburg based netlabel kreislauf.organisation. even if label and artist have anticipated the release, negotiations on how to do it have come to nothing back in january.
now piayda has decided to skip the release even if putting it out on zany music would have been an option. just like ‘yellowcake’ the new piece ‘post internet’ will remain finished but remain in the archive. tracks of both albums have been features in live sets but are not available apart from bootlegs. the reduction of releases is supposed to help focussing on a future release featuring different formats and even videos. ‘yellowcake’ and ‘post internet’ will remain unavailable until further notice.

zanymusic.recordoftides.com
recordoftides.com


within the second lockdown in germany sven piayda studio developed the ‘video master class: sound and vision in art’. this has been an opportunity for every creatively working person to apply for a master class put into practice via video conference tools. with the end of march the video master class ends. the studio is now moving on to future projects and will take the teaching format via video conference tools into evaluation. after reflecting this experience the studio will consider if there will be a second master class. for now, please do not apply anymore.
we hope all participants have taken developed principles and shared experience to enhance you professional work as an artist or any other conceptual or productive context.

sven piayda studio


fellowship artist and sven piayda collaborator matthias danberg has launched his new website. here you can have a look at numerous projects in different disciplines, now you can even watch his conceptual animation movies. here we like to draw your attention on the ‘order’ cycle, which is a movie divided into three chapters. for the last one sven piayda contributed music based upon productions originally done with AESTATE.
back in december 2019 rumours on a new collaboration appeared when the record of tides logo appeared on danberg´s instagram channel next to hand-drawn portraits of each other. however, there hasn´t been any common output since. now there are indications that this long term project is finally taken up again (which might indicate now music by record of tides). recently no detailed information is available.

matthias-danberg.com
the 'order' cycle



in this spring of 2021 we are planning future works and shows again while looking back on one year of pandemic. fortunately and surprisingly the pandemic situation made many shows possible by financial programmes for artists as well as donation possibilities. while making projects the studio has never puts profits first, nevertheless not every project can be done for free.
sven piayda studio would like to thank everyone who made cultural events possible within the pandemic and (co-)financed them.



in november 2019 the sg1 in duisburg opened the sven piayda solo show ‘if and only if’. next to cgi, photograpy and video the show featured a 60 minute soundtrack to drone through the exhibition called the ‘if and only if mash-up’ combining different sound works into one sound piece to escort and complete the show. now the studio is working on bringing back this mash-up. the studio is recently negotiating with partners possibilities of putting it back to display. it is also possible to bring it back via /CAMP.

next to bringing back this mash-up piece, the studio is recently working on a new immersive sound piece to be featured in an upcoming group show. more info soon.


studio.svenpiayda.com


in august 2020 the studio started the ‘little dancer’ video project dealing with degas´ famous sculpture which turned out to be a very ambitioned production challenge. caused by the covid pandemic the production took longer than expected and is still only half done. it is still not clear if the project can be finished as drafted. the result may also be a reedited version, however the studio is still focussing on finishing the piece as drafted.

studio.svenpiayda.com


more or less exactly ten years ago we discovered the mudam luxembourg museum and this is the picture sven piayda took in this very first moment of seeing it back in march 2011. the show on display featured artists like david claerbout and laurent montaron.
in retrospective, this discovery changed everything.
next to frequent returns it resulted in an undeniable impact on sven piayda studio and its work.

mudam.com




primal scapes has just released ‘white twin’ featuring alternative versions of songs from the debut album ‘entertain’. the collaboration for the ‘euclids’ releases has ended and zany music decided to not put out new music by record of tides but primal scapes mastermind michael schreiber and sven piayda have confirmed to work on a follow-up album schreiber´s project.

primal-scapes.de

zanymusic.recordoftides.com
recordoftides.com


in reaction to closed museums and galleries within the pandemic caused lockdown situation, galerie clowns & pferde has found a way to tackle this preposition. in the week of february 21 to 27 the gallery presented six video pieces by six artists in the gallery’s windows. 'spirit with thorn' (2017) was screened as hd version march 25, 2021. escorting events have not scheduled, nevertheless there was a corona conform meet and greet outside the gallery with gallery head bianca wickinghoff, sven piayda and further guests during the screening. we have collected some installation views and a video documenting the installation over at the exhibitions section.

more impression in the exhibitions section


the kunstverein kunst.werden scheduled to open the new solo show by sven piayda called ‘needle in the multiverse’ in november 2020. caused by the second lockdown the show was postponed only three weeks before scheduled opening. still there are no new plans announced on how or when to open the show.




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





AESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
click here

2021-03-01 primal scapes x record of tides ‘sweven euclids’ ep out now


following their highly appreciated collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ using mostly generative sounds and structures, primal scapes x record of tides release the appendix ep ‘sweven euclids’ using similar production methods without creating any beats within their ambient pieces. once again both claim to have not played the major part in the production. the collaborative ep was not mentioned but was already produced in january and february 2021. michael schreiber and sven piayda have already announced to work on further common projects while looking for a new sound again.
the release comes without any announcement in advance and is uncommonly placed on a monday.
‘sweven euclids’ is released by zany music and distributed via bandcamp only two months weeks after ‘revenant euclids’ which the ep is supposed to expand.

‘revenant euclids’ is still available and highly recommended. the album features ten tracks mostly based upon randomized euclidian pattern. the collaborative album was not mentioned but was already produced in november and december 2020. primal scapes and record of tides released their collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ without any announcement in advance on new year´s day via zany music and distribution via bandcamp.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/sweven-euclids

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/revenant-euclids

recordoftides.bandcamp.com
zanymusic.recordoftides.com

recordoftides.com
primal-scapes.de


in reaction to closed museums and galleries within the pandemic caused lockdown situation, galerie clowns & pferde has found a way to tackle this preposition. in the week of february 21 to 27 the gallery presented six video pieces by six artists in the gallery’s windows. 'spirit with thorn' (2017) was screened as hd version march 25, 2021. escorting events have not scheduled, nevertheless there was a corona conform meet and greet outside the gallery with gallery head bianca wickinghoff, sven piayda and further guests during the screening. we have collected some installation views and a video documenting the installation over at the exhibitions section.

more impression in the exhibitions section




primal scapes released the new ‘white twin’ ep featuring mostly alternative versions of songs from the album ‘entertain’ next to two new tracks. the familiar tracks are once again featuring sven piayda on guitar and chris huff on bass. even if michael schreiber has created new mixes with new drums and vocals the songs feature bass and guitar tracks recorded during sessions in summer and autumn 2020, which have been slightly rearranged only. so this ep is an appendix to the album expanding the range of styles.
michael schreiber states on his intention: ‘the principle of keep it simple in matters of music means to cut an idea down to the vital core. as a positive side effect of condensation new space appears to rethink and recreate a track. this is where the idea for these six previously released tracks came from.’
'white twin' is available digitally only via primal-scapes.de and zany music. you can still get your physical copy of ‘entertain’ on compact disc, please write to studio[at]svenpiayda.com

primal-scapes.de

zanymusic.recordoftides.com
recordoftides.com


the szeniale festival is scheduled to return to gelsenkirchen on june 19, 2021. sven piayda is supposed to contribute a new video for presentation in public space (curated by nancy e. watt) and will also bring back a record of tides audio visual live set, hopefully escorted with contemporary dancers. caused by the recent pandemic situation we cannot guarantee the festival will actually taking place and if record of tides will be able to play. at least zany music considers to release the 2019 performance at szeniale as live bootleg as compensation for cancelled shows. all info concerning on-going developments will be communicated here when available.

live section


within the current lockdown situation the studio will remain closed. we announced the temporary closing back in november 2020 expecting to reopen in february while now heading for april. now it is clear that big productions, software renting, personal interaction among assistances and internship students does not make sense within the pandemic and the lockdown situation. piayda is recently working on new work drafts and show concepts, but no show is scheduled with a fixed date recently. the studio will remain closed until further notice.

piayda has taken up a concept which was at first announced in the news back in autumn 2018. here the idea was given to reduce producing and exhibiting for turning to consulting. now the time is up: the studio offers a digital master class, piayda will be teaching sound and vision in the context of art. the master class will be offered as a digital format using video conference tools, so you will be able to join form everywhere without any threat of the covid-19 virus. please check the studio website for applying, the master class will be free, please apply by sharing your portfolio via website link and a short statement of motivation.
please note: the master class will end march 26, 2021.

please enter via sven piayda studio website


we are sad to announce the postponement of the new sven piayda solo exhibition at essen-based kunstverein kunstwerden which was originally scheduled to be opened on sunday, november 8 at 4 pm. the show entitled ‘needle in the multiverse’ as curated by petra steinhardt combines multiple disciplines and aesthetic impressions. on october 21 the kunstwerden directorate has decided to close their rooms in reaction to rising infection cases of the covid-19 pandemic. the show is supposed to be opened when infection numbers go down again. the kunstverein kunstwerden and piayda considered working together back in 2013 and have scheduled a 2020 show back in autumn last year. as a result of the covid-19 pandemic a fixed opening date had not been announced as the pandemic development might have delayed announced dates. the studio has been working on this project for over a year now. during the lockdown certain sneak peeks have been posted via news and journal.




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





AESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
click here

2021-02-19 clowns & pferde gallery returns ‘spirit with thorn’ to display
in reaction to closed museums and galleries within the pandemic caused lockdown situation, galerie clowns & pferde has found a way to tackle this preposition. in the week of february 21 to 27 the gallery will present six video pieces by six artists in the gallery’s windows. within this week each video will be screened one day only form 2pm to 8pm, fixed screening schedules are supposed to be announced. participating artists of ‘video kunst ausstellung’ are anabel jujol, joscha x ende, mr. maribel, andré schiegler, bianca wickinghoff, rosh zeeba and sven piayda. we are glad to announce the screening of 'spirit with thorn' (2017) within this group show.
it is screened on one day only, on march 25, 2pm to 8pm. you are invited to visit the gallery (but not to step inside) and enjoy the pieces through the windows. escorting events are not scheduled, you may meet artists and gallery head bianca wickinghoff during screening spans.

in the black and white video 'spirit with thorn' the camera circles in a slow endless ride around the metallic mirroring sculpture known as ‘boy with thorn’ in the barren martian landscape. the work captures the moment of being stopped. the situation of uncertainty transfers the sculpture in steady persistence, reinforced through the endless loop of the video. by its title and the stony, lifeless landscape the work refers to the mars rover 'spirit', which is stuck in a sand crater since 2009. it is also captured in perpetual perseverance and uncertainty. the metallic reflecting surface of the boy is reminiscent to the T-1000 of the ’terminator 2 ' blockbuster: a superior and seemingly unstoppable killing machine fails on its supposed inferior victim. as often in his video works piayda merges in ‘spirit with thorne’ references to art, science and pop culture, here he quotes a classic motif as contemporary allegory and questions the possibilities of modern technology.

in the context of the pandemic ‘spirit with thorn’ predicts a dark future: as the boy with thorn is the perfect allegory of being trapped with a certain constitution, he has not changed his pose ever since. also mars rover spirit did not manage to get off it´s trap again and still remains in the place it could not leave.

clownsundpferde.de
facebook.com/ClownsUndPferde
facebook event



‘spirit with thorn’ debuted in the 2017 annual exhibition by mülheim based and local artists in the kunstmuseum mülheim. above you can see some impressions taken during the show.


the video returned in context of other video works in ‘adaptation (you´re mine)’ at galerie gublia in essen and ‘if and only if’ at SG1 duisburg.


update 2021-02-22: the video exhibition started yesterday with the first piece on display. now we like to share the galleries schedule for the upcoming works and dates. (click for larger view) enjoy!


the timing for the return of ‘spirit with thorn’ could not be better: yesterday nasa´s new mars rover ‘perseverance’ landed on mars exploring the planet to search for evidence of life in the past. the screening of ‘spirit with thorn’ on march 25 is a week after the new mission´s landing, hopefully not predicting the future of ‘perseverance’ but reminding of the limitations even in advanced technology.


selected stills are also part of the ‘multiverse memory’, a variation of the well known ravensburger memory card game. it features 48 cards produced by ravensburger while appearing slightly different than the original game, while playing the players will have to modify the rules to get along with the game. as the game is not on sale, the studio offers ‘multiverse memory card set’ editions consisting of three memory cards featuring works from different (and previously unreleased) mini series. while the sets will be offered as editions escorting the ‘needle in the multiverse’, you can purchase them now already for bargain price. as you see, the multiverse memory card sets consists of three original six by six centimetre ravensburger memory cards with the typical blue typography in rapport. (click image for full view and backside)

please contact the studio for purchase. facebook.com/svenpiaydastudio
studio.svenpiayda.com



back in 2013 galerie clowns & pferde opened sven piayda´s solo show ‘imaginary black forest’ dealing with the idea of constructed perception featuring well-known works like ‘panamera’ and ‘dormancy’ which had actually been taken in the black forest.




today primal scapes releases the new ‘white twin’ ep featuring mostly alternative versions of songs from the album ‘entertain’ next to two new tracks. the familiar tracks are once again featuring sven piayda on guitar and chris huff on bass. even if michael schreiber has created new mixes with new drums and vocals the songs feature bass and guitar tracks recorded during sessions in summer and autumn 2020, which have been slightly rearranged only. so this ep is an appendix to the album expanding the range of styles.
michael schreiber states on his intention: ‘the principle of keep it simple in matters of music means to cut an idea down to the vital core. as a positive side effect of condensation new space appears to rethink and recreate a track. this is where the idea for these six previously released tracks came from.’
'white twin' is available digitally only via primal-scapes.de and zany music. you can still get your physical copy of ‘entertain’ on compact disc, please write to studio[at]svenpiayda.com

primal-scapes.de

zanymusic.recordoftides.com
recordoftides.com


watch the ‘blackland (white twin mix)’ music video as directed by michael schreiber. feel free to share.


zany music released an unlimited and unsigned edition of the video collection on dvd. the dvd features well-known and previously unreleased music videos by sven piayda for AESTATE as they were fitting into the context of ‘imaginary black forest’. the dvd was released on commission and will be available via the gallery only for the time of exhibition. the dvd package contains a transparent cover with a white dvd featuring auto start function. the dvd contains six music videos plus opening and credits. the disc is labelled with ‘SP IBF AE’. even when the dvd is not part of a limited edition it was produced in limited quantities and was sold out during the span on display of the art show.


the szeniale festival is scheduled to return to gelsenkirchen on june 19, 2021. sven piayda is supposed to contribute a new video for presentation in public space (curated by nancy e. watt) and will also bring back a record of tides audio visual live set, hopefully escorted with contemporary dancers. caused by the recent pandemic situation we cannot guarantee the festival will actually taking place and if record of tides will be able to play. at least zany music considers to release the 2019 performance at szeniale as live bootleg as compensation for cancelled shows. all info concerning on-going developments will be communicated here when available.

live section


within the current lockdown situation the studio will remain closed. we announced the temporary closing back in november 2020 expecting to reopen in february while now heading for april. now it is clear that big productions, software renting, personal interaction among assistances and internship students does not make sense within the pandemic and the lockdown situation. piayda is recently working on new work drafts and show concepts, but no show is scheduled with a fixed date recently. the studio will remain closed until further notice.

piayda has taken up a concept which was at first announced in the news back in autumn 2018. here the idea was given to reduce producing and exhibiting for turning to consulting. now the time is up: the studio offers a digital master class, piayda will be teaching sound and vision in the context of art. the master class will be offered as a digital format using video conference tools, so you will be able to join form everywhere without any threat of the covid-19 virus. please check the studio website for applying, the master class will be free, please apply by sharing your portfolio via website link and a short statement of motivation.

please enter via sven piayda studio website




without any announcement in advance and definitely surprising primal scapes and record of tides released their new collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ via zany music and distributed via bandcamp. the album features ten tracks mostly based upon randomized euclidian pattern. michael schreiber a.k.a. primal scapes has been busy within the last weeks in illustrating the production method or even using it live via streamed performance. the collaborative album was not mentioned but was already produced in november and december 2020.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/revenant-euclids

recordoftides.bandcamp.com
recordoftides.com
primal-scapes.de


we sad to announce the postponement of the new sven piayda solo exhibition at essen-based kunstverein kunstwerden which was originally scheduled to be opened on sunday, november 8 at 4 pm. the show entitled ‘needle in the multiverse’ as curated by petra steinhardt combines multiple disciplines and aesthetic impressions. on october 21 the kunstwerden directorate has decided to close their rooms in reaction to rising infection cases of the covid-19 pandemic. the show is supposed to be opened when infection numbers go down again. the kunstverein kunstwerden and piayda considered working together back in 2013 and have scheduled a 2020 show back in autumn last year. as a result of the covid-19 pandemic a fixed opening date had not been announced as the pandemic development might have delayed announced dates. the studio has been working on this project for over a year now. during the lockdown certain sneak peeks have been posted via news and journal.


sven piayda | spirit with thorn
VIDEO KUNST AUSSTELLUNG

clowns & pferde, essen
2021-02-21 – 2021-02-27 [2021-02-25]
daily 2pm – 8pm

clowns & pferde, gallery for contemporary art
frankfurter str 33
45145 essen

clownsundpferde.de
facebook.com/ClownsUndPferde
facebook event




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





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2021-02-12 new 1satzleiter album 'kontrast' featuring record of tides out now


we are happy to announce the release of the new album by 1satzleiter entitled ‘kontrast’ on recordjet. the album features guests as danny grease, valerian and record of tides. sven piayda has contributed a remix for the song ‘eltern’ which can be found next to the original version on the album. the album is distributed digitally only via spotify, apple music, amazon music and youtube.


you can already watch the promo video directed by dean heuke. it features next to the song´s german lyrics the logos of both artists. enjoy.


sven piayda´s and 1satzleiter´s a.k.a. dean heuke´s plans of working together had been announced back in 2017 (see picture above) and have been postponed ever since. now they have finally managed to do so, future collaborations are possible.

all info over at 1satzleiter.de


update 2021-02-14: next friday, february 19, primal scapes will release a new ep ‘white twin’ featuring mostly alternative versions of songs from the album ‘entertain’ next to two new tracks. the familiar tracks are once again featuring sven piayda on guitar and chris huff on bass. even if michael schreiber has created new mixes with new drums and vocals the songs feature bass and guitar tracks recorded during sessions in summer and autumn 2020, which have been slightly rearranged only. so this ep is an appendix to the album expanding the range of styles. michaell schreiber states on his intention: ‘the principle of keep it simple in matters of music means to cut an idea down to the vital core. as a positive side effect of condensation new space appears to rethink and recreate a track. this is where the idea for these six previously released tracks came from.’
'white twin' will be available digitally only via primal-scapes.de and zany music. you can still get your physical copy of ‘entertain’ on compact disc, please write to studio[at]svenpiayda.com
you can already enjoy ‘blackland (white twin mix)’ as directed by schreiber.

primal-scapes.de
zanymusic.recordoftides.com


zany music announces to have a lot of material to release in different formats for 2021, primarily but not only new music by record of tides, material by primal scapes and re-releases from AESTATE. even if there will be not shows, a lot of music will be available at fair prices but mostly for free.

zanymusic.recordoftides.com


the szeniale festival is scheduled to return to gelsenkirchen on june 19, 2021. sven piayda is supposed to contribute a new video for presentation in public space (curated by nancy e. watt) and will also bring back a record of tides audio visual live set, hopefully escorted with contemporary dancers. caused by the recent pandemic situation we cannot guarantee the festival will actually taking place and if record of tides will be able to play. at least zany music considers to release the 2019 performance at szeniale as live bootleg as compensation for cancelled shows. all info concerning on-going developments will be communicated here when available.

live section


within the current lockdown situation the studio will remain closed. we announced the temporary closing back in november 2020 expecting to reopen in february while now heading for april. now it is clear that big productions, software renting, personal interaction among assistances and internship students does not make sense within the pandemic and the lockdown situation. piayda is recently working on new work drafts and show concepts, but no show is scheduled with a fixed date recently. the studio will remain closed until further notice.

piayda has taken up a concept which was at first announced in the news back in autumn 2018. here the idea was given to reduce producing and exhibiting for turning to consulting. now the time is up: the studio offers a digital master class, piayda will be teaching sound and vision in the context of art. the master class will be offered as a digital format using video conference tools, so you will be able to join form everywhere without any threat of the covid-19 virus. please check the studio website for applying, the master class will be free, please apply by sharing your portfolio via website link and a short statement of motivation.

please enter via sven piayda studio website




without any announcement in advance and definitely surprising primal scapes and record of tides released their new collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ via zany music and distributed via bandcamp. the album features ten tracks mostly based upon randomized euclidian pattern. michael schreiber a.k.a. primal scapes has been busy within the last weeks in illustrating the production method or even using it live via streamed performance. the collaborative album was not mentioned but was already produced in november and december 2020.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/revenant-euclids

recordoftides.bandcamp.com
recordoftides.com
primal-scapes.de


we sad to announce the postponement of the new sven piayda solo exhibition at essen-based kunstverein kunstwerden which was originally scheduled to be opened on sunday, november 8 at 4 pm. the show entitled ‘needle in the multiverse’ as curated by petra steinhardt combines multiple disciplines and aesthetic impressions. on october 21 the kunstwerden directorate has decided to close their rooms in reaction to rising infection cases of the covid-19 pandemic. the show is supposed to be opened when infection numbers go down again. the kunstverein kunstwerden and piayda considered working together back in 2013 and have scheduled a 2020 show back in autumn last year. as a result of the covid-19 pandemic a fixed opening date had not been announced as the pandemic development might have delayed announced dates. the studio has been working on this project for over a year now. during the lockdown certain sneak peeks have been posted via news and journal.




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





AESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
click here

2021-01-21 studio remains closed & master class launch
within the current lockdown situation the studio will remain closed. we announced the temporary closing back in november 2020 expecting to reopen in february. now it is clear that big productions, software renting, personal interaction among assistances and internship students does not make sense within the pandemic and the lockdown situation. piayda is recently working on new work drafts and show concepts, but no show is scheduled with a fixed date recently. the studio will remain closed until further notice.

piayda has taken up a concept which was at first announced in the news back in autumn 2018. here the idea was given to reduce producing and exhibiting for turning to consulting. now the time is up: the studio offers a digital master class, piayda will be teaching sound and vision in the context of art. the master class will be offered as a digital format using video conference tools, so you will be able to join form everywhere without any threat of the covid-19 virus. please check the studio website for applying, the master class will be free, please apply by sharing your portfolio via website link and a short statement of motivation.

please enter via sven piayda studio website

good luck!


even if the studio is closed we have updated the portfolio site and have added a first video piece and the first tableau works for 2021. updates to 2020 series have also been added. find out yourself.

svenpiayda.com/photography


sven piayda is once again in negotiations with the szeniale staff to place a video piece outside on a digital billboard for the festival period. curator nancy e. watt is recently working with the studio to pick, modify and produce the right piece for it. more soon.


the studio has been working on ‘little dancer of fourteen years’, a complex video piece which is half done. the production needs some extra software and maintenance, so the finishing of the piece is supposed to happen somewhere in the future. it was supposed to be done in 2021, it is possible that it may be even later. cross you fingers.


do you miss visiting art shows or even making them? we do. for the meantime we have updated the press kit, you can open and/or download it from the resources section.




the multiverse memory created one year ago and was supposed to be presented within the postponed ‘needle in the multiverse’ show. it is available from the studio site but has not been exhibited or playable (it is supposed to be played!). please be patient.




update 2021-01-23: as there is not much going on in the winter lockdown michael schreiber is now coming up with a music quiz on youtube called ‘paul´s quiz’. he will be hosting a live broadcast playing stretched (while shifting slowly to original tempo) versions of well known pop songs. he is going to use a software called ‘paul’s stretch’ which has been already in production of sven piayda´s sound piece ‘la mer’ in 2013. you are invited to join the interactive show, sven is also supposed to participate. all you need to know by michael:

'paul´s stretch' is a tool to stretch audio material beyond recognition. since we have nothing better to do at the moment in the evening, I want to start for about an hour a small fun quiz with tracks (1970ies –2000s) that you can realize on youtube in the live stream and guess in the chat. you can win fun and a relaxed hour. therefore: keep the drinks cold, the more people participate the more fun it will be.

here you can watch the live stream: youtube.com, 2021-01-29, 8 pm

you can already train your ears and test yourself with this example deliverd by michael. listen to this 1.18 min sample, the earlier you´ll guess the track the better.

paul´s quiz sample track

you may like to send your guess to studio[at]svenpiayda.com
see you on friday for paul´s quiz!




without any announcement in advance and definitely surprising primal scapes and record of tides released their new collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ via zany music and distributed via bandcamp. the album features ten tracks mostly based upon randomized euclidian pattern. michael schreiber a.k.a. primal scapes has been busy within the last weeks in illustrating the production method or even using it live via streamed performance. the collaborative album was not mentioned but was already produced in november and december 2020.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/revenant-euclids

recordoftides.bandcamp.com
recordoftides.com
primal-scapes.de





update 2021-01-25: in case of being bored from lockdown we would like to draww your attention on our updated podcast section. it is always surprising what you find in the archives. we have now updated a podcast done back in 2010 featuring music by AESTATE.
the section features links to podcasts featuring music by AESTATE, record of tides and primal scapes as well to conversations with chris braucks and sven piayda.

podcasts section


we sad to announce the postponement of the new sven piayda solo exhibition at essen-based kunstverein kunstwerden which was originally scheduled to be opened on sunday, november 8 at 4 pm. the show entitled ‘needle in the multiverse’ as curated by petra steinhardt combines multiple disciplines and aesthetic impressions. on october 21 the kunstwerden directorate has decided to close their rooms in reaction to rising infection cases of the covid-19 pandemic. the show is supposed to be opened when infection numbers go down again. the kunstverein kunstwerden and piayda considered working together back in 2013 and have scheduled a 2020 show back in autumn last year. as a result of the covid-19 pandemic a fixed opening date had not been announced as the pandemic development might have delayed announced dates. the studio has been working on this project for over a year now. during the lockdown certain sneak peeks have been posted via news and journal.




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





AESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
click here

2021-01-01 heavy rotation 2020: braucks, richter, schreiber, schlüsi, sturm & sp
first of all: happy new year to all of you. this year once again teaching movie director and vinyl addict dietmar sturm, global thinker and local activist grischo schlüsi as well as programmer and electronic musician michael schreiber (stage name ‘primal scapes’) - next to sven piayda - tell their favourite and most played albums of the year 2021.
we are also happy to present two new names in this category: event technology manager and podcaster chris braucks (‘natürliche ausrede’) and music nerd and musician guido richter (a.k.a. ‘kratzwerk’) are debuting their cultural review on the past year. next to their top 5 albums, a song is chosen to be the song of the year. if needed, further categories are added to the list. as you can see, 2020 forced a lot of variation in modification to come up.
we are happy to have all these guys here, this definitely the heavy rotation list featuring the most contributors since starting it in 2004. let´s see where it may take it in the years to come.

so here are this year´s contributors and their 2020 lists:

chris braucks
01 calexico – the black light
02 miles davis – kind of blue
03 jazz is dead 3 – marcos valle
04 diverse – red dead redemption 2 (soundtrack)
05 billie eilish – when we all fall asleep, where do we go?

best song: d‘angelo - unshaken
best book: steven pressfield - the war of art
best show: the expanse
best documentary: jeff orlowski – the social dilemma

guido richter
01 reflections – willow
02 northlane - alien
03 2814 – rain temple
04 ??? – Ikari-LP
05 thugwidow – ambivalent voices

michael schreiber
01 gorillaz - song machine

favourite tracks
01 noisex – and it's getting darker
02 trentemoller – never fade
03 binkbeats – the humming / the ghost
04 gorillaz ft. goldlink – severed head
05 257er – bis einer weint

best art show: thanks to covid 19 - I did not visit a single show best movie: thanks to covid 19 - I did not visit a cinema in 2020

grischo schlüsi

01 french 79 – joshua
02 romare – home
03 king gizzard & the lizard wizard – k.g.
04 agoria – drift
05 oliver tree – ugly is beautiful

top 5 singles
01 shlomo – heaven inc.
02 romare – dreams
03 dj koze – blume der nacht
04 french 79 – hometown
05 eddy current supression ring – get up morning

top 5 video conference software (sorted by frequency of usage):
01 jitsi
02 whatsapp video
03 webex
04 skype
05 zoom

dietmar sturm
01 holger czukay – on the way to the peak of normal
02 tom liwa – ganz normale songs
03 max richter – memoryhouse
04 talking heads – stop making sense
05 kxm – scatterbrain

best song: tom liwa – leute

best art show:
peter lindbergh – untold stories.
kunstpalast düsseldorf; sichtweisen – die neue sammlung fotografie.
kunstpalast düsseldorf
best films: andrej tarkovskij – solaris, mirror, stalker, nostalghia
best book: peter hein – geht so. essays

sven piayda
01 prefuse 73 – security screenings / sacrifices
02 boards of canada – hi scores / peel session
03 turner – disappearing brother (lukin orgel / a pack of lies)
04 funeral for a friend – casually dressed & and deep in conversation
05 videotapemusic – souvenir

bonus:
bon iver – 22 a million
mura masa – someday somewhere
tycho – weather
autechre – sign
nightmares on wax – smokers delight (25th anniversary edition)

best song: prefuse 73 – nuno
nightmares on wax – les nuit

best rediscovery: prefuse 73, mourning widows, kelly moran
best discovery: kelly lee owens

best art show:
K20 düsseldorf – thomas ruff
de pont museum, tilburg – ’pictures from another wall’
casino luxembourg – ben whele 'deep | dark | dank'
mudam luxembourg – anri sala ’the last resort’

best movie: christopher nolan – tenet
best show: better call saul, community, rick and morty, the mandalorian

have a good start in 2021!




without any announcement in advance and definitely surprising primal scapes and record of tides released their new collaborative album ‘revenant euclids’ via zany music and distributed via bandcamp. the album features ten tracks mostly based upon randomized euclidian pattern. michael schreiber a.k.a. primal scapes has been busy within the last weeks in illustrating the production method or even using it live via streamed performance. the collaborative album was not mentioned but was already produced in november and december 2020.

recordoftides.bandcamp.com/album/revenant-euclids

recordoftides.bandcamp.com
recordoftides.com
primal-scapes.de


michael schreiber has directed and produced a video for the track ‘p110_fracture’. the video features the full track as featured on the album. schreiber states: ‘sometimes being a human in an urban environment feels like being part of the matrix and I start thinking of giant 3d printers creating all these monotone structures.’
watch it over at youtube.




update 2021-01-09: we are delighted to announce that the final track from ‘revenant euclids’, the current collaborative album by primal scapes x record of tides, entitled ‘p73_aic_closing’ is featured on the recent episode (#554) of the weekly sundae podcast as hosted by stefan schulz. back in august he record of tides track ‘exxa’ was already featured on episode 534 followed by two instrumentals from the ‘entertain’ album in episode 549.

syndae.de/episodes/932-episode-554
soundcloud.com/syndae/syndae-episode-554



in november 2018 the galerie treppenhaus in erlangen opened ‘hochhaus - hütte – hinterhof, der reiz des ungeliebten‘ by thomas r. hoeß, gabriella héjja and karla köhler. the exhibition featured collaborative works by karla köhler and sven piayda like the ‘granada interface’ music video for record of tides, the ‘from new york to los angeles’ series and the ‘k-city’ series. the exhibition ended in february 2019 but returned now as permanent exhibition in the first floor of galerie treppenhaus. this permanent version of the show only featured köhler´s and piayda´s ‘k-city’ series. with the ending of 2020 the group show in erlangen ended, too.
many thanks to gallery head gabriella hejja and all participating artists for having this great show together.

galerie-treppenhaus.de


we sad to announce the postponement of the new sven piayda solo exhibition at essen-based kunstverein kunstwerden which was originally scheduled to be opened on sunday, november 8 at 4 pm. the show entitled ‘needle in the multiverse’ as curated by petra steinhardt combines multiple disciplines and aesthetic impressions. on october 21 the kunstwerden directorate has decided to close their rooms in reaction to rising infection cases of the covid-19 pandemic. the show is supposed to be opened when infection numbers go down again. the kunstverein kunstwerden and piayda considered working together back in 2013 and have scheduled a 2020 show back in autumn last year. as a result of the covid-19 pandemic a fixed opening date had not been announced as the pandemic development might have delayed announced dates. the studio has been working on this project for over a year now. during the lockdown certain sneak peeks have been posted via news and journal.


back in 2015 sven piayda was asked to do an online exhibition at gallerie tellerand, a gelsenkirchen based online only gallery project. after being very sceptical at first, the studio developed a show dealing with the issues of digital presentation and reduced dimensions presented in disciplines like photography, cgi, video and sound.
the show was launched on november 1st 2015 and was extended to be shown until january 2016, featuring introduction text and conversation with gallerist michael em walter. the digital show vanished from the web and after the following show the gallery quit business. now, the gallery has updated the achieves and ‘#howdeepisyourlove’ has returned to the digital screen, you experience the virtual only show as it was drafted and presented back in 2015, see links below.
also: ‘four seasons after arcimboldo’ have been part oft he show, they are now on display as postcard versions at galerie gublia in essen.

sven piayda
# H O W D E E P I S Y O U R L O V E
galerie tellerrand, gelsenkirchen
2015-11-01 — 2016-01-31

sven piayda @ galerie tellerand
#howdeepisyourlove (archive of complete online show)
galerie tellerand




sven piayda | aftermath
KURZstummfilmfestival

zeche carl, essen / youtube, worldwide
2020-09-26, 3pm at zeche carl
2020-09-25 on youtube

kurz-stumm-filmfestival.de
'aftermath' on youtube
youtube.com
facebook.de/kurzstummfilmfestival
facebook event


sven piayda
NEEDLE IN THE MULTIVERSE

kunstwerden e.v., essen
2020-11-08 – 2020-12-11
opening 2020-11-08, 4 pm

postponed

opening hours sun 3 – 6 pm
fri 8 – 11 pm

ruhrtalstr. 19 in den werdener toren – tor 2
45239 essen

kunstwerden.de





AESTATE
questions? complaints? ideas? contributions? collaborations?
click here