Concert: Window Magic
Window Magic is the ambient/tape music project of Andreas Bonkowski. With an arsenal of cassettes, tape loops, analog synths, trusty fx units and escapist tunes he creates lo-fi collages and mystical soundscapes.
Sometimes you hear a sound and may be not quite sure what it is. Or what it was. If you are fascinated by the mystery of noise, tape music is an artichoke, a rough diamond, a welcome phantom with many faces. Window Magic melts found sounds, manipulated source material and field recordings into tape deck ghosts and drones that haunt, flutter and sing. From a very early age growing up in East-Berlin, Andreas Bonkowski was fascinated by tape recorders and shortwave radio stations, filling C60s of his late night finds and experimenting with cutting techniques to make his own versions of songs and broadcasts. This fascination never left, though his other musical adventures with Corwood Manual or Siva. somehow took very different routes to explore other territories. Window Magic opens a portal to someplace else, channeling sounds that move outside the workings of time.