sonifer – analog electronic dance music

sonifer loves noise and sound as sound is sound is sound…



sonifer started as Michael Schweigers project on sound and analog electronic music.  sound as medium and/or material and listening as sense found my interest many years ago and I still like to use different ways of generating, extracting or simply grabbing sound and play with it as I like to listen and compose sounds even only in the head while my attention gets cought by a sound while walking, waiting ….

sonifer is refers  the aocustic counterpart of lucifer, the light donor, denoted by religions as the prime evil, while light itself stayed as the prototype of the good,  goodness and divinity. don’t hit the runner seems not been know these times or simply ignored.

enlightenment and  other concepts and terms prolonged “our” common sense of light as beeing good while darkness is dangerous and/or evil.

in the shadows there are monsters awaiting for us, similar is the biforked notion of sound, or noise versus silence.

and similar, still, the widespread tendency of worship tone and “harmony” while sound and noise still are located in the realms of evil unmusical (evil) chaos.

therefore i started this blog, to contribute my  ideas concerning sound, noise and art, as well as my works related to sound and noise asnd its relations.

as result of beeing witness of a quite strange scene at an arts exam where the dull question for physical and technological defniition and separation of musical tone against nonmusical sound I decided to call it “sonifer”, as i will leave here works, ideas, links and other traces, which all will concern the audible realm and our acoustic sensory instruments which,  enable to think with the ears, and thus offer amounts of audible, of course never seen, information concerning individual as well as societal situation. Or more general we can learn a lot by active listening and trying to understand the realtions between what we hear and what we do and contribute to the current shape of the acoustic commons.


update 2014:

sonifer loves noise and sound as sound is sound is sound…

meanwhile the focus shifted and sonifer is concentrated on analog electronic live music, while reading and writing is paused, or better put, handed over to Michael Schweiger as well as the more experimental / soundart related works, to keep the two approaches from getting to much blurred.

hope you enjoy what you find here..

sound(turtles) after all ;)

update 2015:

sonifer leaves the long held dogm of pure analog sound works and started to bring different setups with resulting different musical and audible characteristics and possibilities together, not anymore keen to stay 100% analog.

further out of sonifer a new artistic id emerged, as contact with intersting visual oriented people fostered the idea of see the sound, and therefor SoniLumatrice made its way as a realtime AV 100% analog audiovisual concept. all signals remain 100% analog till the visible stream gets in the projector.



sonifer live @ STWST 21_09_2013

launch of sonifer’s new approach in his homebase linz. i’m so satisfied to go for the STWST PA … loads of bass-power and the dry accoustic …

drones meet beats, some shimmering / scearming / sizlling sounds and wobbly shaking bass … emerging from a cloud of noise, slowly but accleratively expanding and growing density… then screasming and shouting…and yet hiding in the mist of noise again…

100% analogue sound genesis and processing … sounds originated from the “bridge” of a wrecked stellar-vessel…

stagetime 21:30 … please get there in time.





here a pic of my setup used at STWST … it really made STWST shake

my setup @ STWST

thx to Andre Z for the pic!!!