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The page collects videos serving as an extension of the crvx. archive.
All videos and clips are uploaded to YouTube and can be publicly accessed there too.

See the list below for all entries in chronological order.


crvx. movie I (2021)
Thorsten Soltau
Diligence And Tendency

A short documentary about Thorsten Soltau, narrated by himself. Here he talks about the origins of his interest in electronic music, the development of his compositions and the importance of small studio spaces.

The movie features several original compositions from archive and unreleased cues of recent works.

musical improvisations.

crvx. movie V (2021)
Thorsten Soltau
Kleine Etude (For Pulses, Spring Reverb & Gates)


Fourth improvisation in a serie of ten.
›One single pulse is modulated in speed and density by a sequencer. The pulse signal is routed into a equalizer with single frequency shifts adding overtones and resonances. The output is further enhanced by a filterbank and spring reverb. A granulated version of the output is fed into the feedback path of the reverb adding spectral ambiences.‹

crvx. movie IV (2021)
Thorsten Soltau
Shorelines (For Spoken Word & Modular System)

Dedicated to Lisa Kurcharski

Third improvisation in a serie of ten.
›A merely concert-related setup for the modular system. I improvise a listener piece which is fed into the filter and delay section of the modular. The effects are tweaked with one hand on the fly. The background is a slowed down whistling and sing song recorded on the granular unit and softened with the spring reverb.

This entire piece is dedicated to Lisa Kurcharski. Her music of half musique concrete, half spoken word is among the most beautiful I ever heard. She deserves way more recognition. Not only for her unique and intimate way of composing. Thank you for all dear Lisa!‹

crvx. movie III (2021)
Thorsten Soltau
Fungus Arch (For Tenori-On, Vocal Samples & Modular System)


Second improvisation in a serie of ten.
›The Tenori-On was used in ‚Bounce‘ mode, allowing notes and sequences to be played like jumping marbles. The Tenori is equipped with various chorale and solo voice vocal samples, some short in duration, others long (≈ 500 ms). The composition is routed to the modular system and treated live with equalizers and spatial delays. A second channel has the highpass audio routed to a filter bank/spring reverb allowing to add overtones to the mix.‹

crvx. movie II (2021)
Thorsten Soltau
Ivy (For Feedback, Modular System & Spring Reverb)


First improvisation in a serie of ten.
›This piece was composed with the help of a self oscillating patch. Play/replay into a spring reverb channel and careful tweaking with equalizer shaped the basic sound gradually. The harmonic iterations were created with a granular sampler triggered by the high pass filter of the feedback sound.‹