Pharmakustik is the project of Germany based Siegmar Fricke.
In 1981 first musique-concrète-experiments with magnetophones and shortwave-radio signals have been recorded on various cassettes, followed by intense activities in the European tape-scene between 1985 and 1993. Together with Stefano Barban (Italy) and Miguel A. Ruiz (Spain) Siegmar Fricke founded the industrial projects AMBULATORIO SEGRETO and EFFICIENT REFINERIES. Further collaborations with the Italian sound artists Maurizio Bianchi and Giancarlo Toniutti were realized.
Since 2001 Siegmar Fricke characterizes his musical universe as "Pharmakustik": audioclinical investigation; sound-research; implantation and re-implanation of acoustic fragments; exclusion of harmonies/melodies/traditional song-structures; generation of completely electronic and highly abstract tissues; intermodulating soundpools related to medical subjects; neurochemical ambiences; formantmodulation of selected voice-particles, bitcrushed fractures of rhythm; complex combinations of plugins/modulators/effect-periphery.
GRAIN NUCLEATION by PHARMAKUSTIK contains six movements in electronic audio-sputtering: ejection of acoustic atoms by granular bombardment. Within the complexity of microexplosions and collisional processes, the obscure ambiences and rhythmic granules permanently melt and re-melt and change the state from solid to liquid (and vice versa). Radiovoices become the multicomponent target for prolonged mechanical treatment and physical sputtering. Grain Nucleation is the most energetic and uncompromising Pharmakustik-album to date and introduces a new form of spectrometric ambiences, sputtered vocosynthesis, molten micro-granules and electron collisions.
Exclusive electrodramatic collaboration with QUORPEX on 'Electron Diffraction'.
artist link: Pharmakustik at blogspot