Schaltkreis Wassermann playing live at Neuwestberlin on May 13th 2016.
The very successful premiere of the new Schaltkreis Wassermann live act happened in Lucerne, Switzerland, at Klub Kegelbahn on April 8th, 2016. You can hear snippets of this concert on the top of this web page or at Soundcloud.
The next gigs were at Record Store Day in Basel vinyl store Plattfon and then in Berlin at Neuwestberlin on May 13th, 2016. On all three gigs, VJ Asteriza displayed her visuals – collages of old Schaltkreis graphics and photos from the early 80s and other trippy pictures and videos.
The new live repertoire consists of tracks from the new vinyl double album „SKW“, the Psychotron album, singles from the first period of Schaltkreis and then some completely new music. Tracks like LUX and Hyperspace have been produced a new, partly using original samples. Generally, my favorite synths from the 80ies have been used, like ARP 2600, ARP Avatar, Roland 100M and Prophet 6 (in place of the original Prophet V that is defective, unfortunately). The old tracks have partly been treated with additional 808 drums and old samples.
In my live set I play these instruments:
– the new guitar synth Boss SY-300,
– the Roland Voice-Transformer VT-3,
– the Mopho analog synth and the
– KORG Kaossillator.
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Space Rock from 2008 to 2010
When Stella was still alive Schaltkreis Wassermann had a couple of live performances from 2008 to 2010, this time as a multimedia space rock live act with completely new repertoire. We played a series of international concerts, for instance at SYNCH festival Athens in 2009 and in Ibiza, Formentera and several Swiss venues. Although very successful with the live public Stella didn’t really like this new repertoire, she often said “this is not really Schaltkreis”. We had lots of arguments about this as she wanted the Schaltkreis sound to be purely synthesizers and I wanted to play guitar. But then sadly Stella with her beautiful voice and her far-out ideas passed away in 2011. So currently this live concept is in hibernation state.
Schaltkreis Wassermann back to analog: live gig in Antwerpen October 2013.
The multimedia space rock persona of Schaltkreis Wassermann: live version of “LFO” in 2010, Stella’s last live concert.