source: The World Hum Map

Der Brummton • text composition • concert 40' • musician: Markus Krispel (electric bass, baritone saxophone, snare drum)

bumm bumm tschak. Size Matters, Vienna, AT

  1. The hum [Brummton] is an unexplained phenomenon, or collection of phenomena, involving widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise for which obvious sources have been ruled out. It is not audible to all people and it is also not clear whether it is an internal or external perception.

    Although the hum has been reported worldwide it is interestingly described very similar by affected people. My text Der Brummton is the notation of these enigmatic sounds and is composed with the influence of the acoustic descriptions written by listeners. The notation was the starting point for the saxophonist Markus Krispel to sound the text within a free interpretation.