Into the Universe of Finnish Motor Music. From the Archives of Martti Mauri 1935-2003.
Biography project and series of compositions/radio play, 40 min./55 min. HR2 Kultur 2012. Award "Hörspiel des Monats", August 2012 by the Akademie der Darstellenden Künste.
Text, photography, design, compositions: Schaffner. Contributing composers: Martin Moritz, Dirk Hülstrunk, Ovro, Michaela Schimun, Jani Purhonen, Op:l Bastards, Pink Twins. Broadcast on all major German speaking radio stations, including Swiss and Austria.
Research for the project started in 2009 during my HIAP residency in Helsinki with first recordings of lawnmowers and a tractor championship in Finland. In 2011, with the support of the Kone Foundation, a series of compositions and text evolved, all focused on the life and work of the avant-garde composer Mauri. Apart from contemporary issues like "women composers in electronic music (most of Mauri's colleagues were women)", the decline of combustion engines and non-authorship, I was interested in the "making of a myth" i.e. the linguistics and style of a celebrity report. The initial impulse for Mauri's bio is owed to Martin Moritz, who also composed the title track.
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