Name Franz Pomassl
|Role Recording Artist|
|Instruments Homebuilt analog instrumentation|
Albums Spare Parts, Retrial Error, Skeleton
Genres Avant-garde music, Improvisation, Glitch, Noise music
Record labels Raster-Noton, Ash International, Mille Plateaux, Nexsound
Similar Carl Michael von Haus, Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Leif Elggren, Frank Bretschneider
baumarktmusik set #02: Franz Pomassl (AUT) & Richard Eigner (AUT)
Pomassl is an electronic sound and recording artist and DJ residing in Vienna, Austria, and is a co-founder of the Austrian Laton experimental techno label.
- baumarktmusik set 02 Franz Pomassl AUT Richard Eigner AUT
- Sound installations
Pomassl has inspired many other analog and digital electronic artists, including members of Pansonic and Carsten Nicolai, as well as collaborated with a number of important artists across disciplines, including Carl Michael von Hausswolff, J. G. Thirlwell and Kodwo Eshun. In addition to Laton, he has released with seminal electronic labels, such as Raster-Noton, Mille Plateaux, Ash International, Sex Tags Mania, Craft, Sabotage and Nexsound.
Pomassl improvises using all manner of homebuilt analog electronic equipment, often inserting or connecting patch cables with parts of his body to introduce a deliberate and violent character of noise into dancefloor rhythms.
In addition to being notable for absurd, violent, dadaist performances that satirize the artificial interaction between player and electronic instrument, he also creates custom instrumentation to examine the edges of human-perceptible audio and uses these tools to "elaborate and process radical moments", such as aircraft blackbox data collected from crash sites.