‘lingua franca’
tape composition and Improvising ensemble
premiere concert at Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne on December, 6th 2017
Dušica Cajlan – Wissel, prepared piano
Etienne Nillesen, extended snare drum
Georg Wissel, prepared altosax, composition
video by Basa Vujin – Stein

For about one year Georg recorded tongue-twisters in his home town Cologne and during his tours all over the world.
By layering, filtering particular frequencies and surgical procedures the sounding qualities of those tricky phrases serve as acoustic material for this electro-acoustic tape compostion ‘lingua franca’.
In the premiere concert trio CAJLAN-WISSEL-NILLESEN sublimely nests in the sound scape of ‘lingua franca’.


lingua franca from Georg Wissel on Vimeo.