Bernhard Gal (Vienna/Berlin)
Computer, Mozarella cutter
(Cologne/Taipei) Gu-Zheng, Elektronics
A first encounter in Vienna in 2002 was the starting point of a musical
dialogue between Austrian composer / sound artist Bernhard Gál
and German-based Taiwanese composer Tung Chao-Ming. Coming from quite
different backgrounds (contemporary composition, traditional Chinese music,
sound art, etc.), in their duo project tunGal they attempt to combine
their musical interests in an improvisational context. While Chao-Ming
Tung plays the traditional Chinese instrument Guzheng (partly modified
using the audio software MAX/MSP), Bernhard Gál
uses a laptop computer and an amplified mozarella cutter.
2002, tunGal has been presented in concerts in Austria, Germany
and the USA, including a featured event at the Night of Museums
at the Museum of Eastasian Art in Cologne in November 2003. 2004 appearances
include concerts in Vienna, Los Angeles, San Diego and Chicago.