berghain column: unresolved problems

the berghain column: stefan goldmann’s july 2015 piece for the program flyer of berlin’s emblematic club institution.

berghain 05/2015

presets – digital shortcuts to sound

bookworm Stefan Goldmann‘s first book: in conversation with Robert Henke, Mike Daliot, Cory Arcangel, Michael Wagener, the Korg M1 developer team, Dinis Schemann and others – on presets, automation and genre-defining gear.

Bookworm, London 2015. Paperback, 220 pages. For details: click here. Available now – through direct order, from the Touch Shop, or Amazon DE, UK, USA and through many fine bookstores.

inverted audio techno mix

podcast. read the interview by tom durston here.

berghain 10

berghain 10
Carsten Nicolai in conversation with Stefan Goldmann.
Berghain 10, Hatje Cantz, DE. 208 pages. Published September 2015.

input: weimar and donaueschingen


weimar’s frühjahrstage festival has commissioned ‘input‘, to be performed on april 10, 2015. the work represents an inverted remix scenario, in which the ‘remix’ comes first and subsequently three composers envision their ‘originals’, backwards-engineering ensemble scores that are derived from the material embodied in the ‘remix.’ the composers involved are johannes k. hildebrandt, christian diemer and erik janson. the project’s first performance is at weimar spring festival

input will also be presented at upgrade festival donaueschingen through two of the backwards-engineered scores for ensemble by erik janson and johannes k hildebrandt.


industry stefan goldmann news for fall 2014: “0% sound design – 100% presets” 

industry (macro m40) – lp, cd, 3.5” midi floppy disk

presets – digital shortcuts to sound (the bookworm) – paperback, 220 p.

udk & folkwang lectures

on november 25, 2014, stefan goldmann will hold a lecture at the techno studies symposium at universität der künste berlin. titled ‘tool contours’, he will examine the links between electronic music instrument features and layouts and the emergence of house and techno. an extended article based on the lecture will be published in the techno studies anthology, planned for 2015 by b books.

on may 19th, 2015 he will hold a lecture on presets, instrument layouts and their influences on aesthetics at folkwang university bochum.