Name: Jack Hertz
Diskographie (Auswahl): Earth (2021), Simulacra 4 (2021), Baroque Astronaut (2022)
Inspired by the mysteries of life, Jack Hertz manipulates sound to create organic-techno impressions, that fall somewhere between music and artful noise. Jack has been composing & recording music for 30+ years and he finds a sonic middle ground between the real & the artificial. Jack utilizes machines, instruments, found objects, field recordings, and effects processing to designs sounds, spaces, and atmospheres for deep listening.
Jack is a unwavering composer who finds sound design utterly fascinating, from early percussion instruments to present day hardware and software innovations. By trade, Jack is professional software architect, developer, expert electronic music synthesist (digital and analog), visual artist, and composer having published more than 200 full-length albums of
his own work.
Jack has a degree in Computer Science and he is founder of the thematic music label Aural Films. He is also the Founder of Sound For Good Records, that uses the power of sound for good causes, and they have planted over 10,000 trees to date. Furthermore, Jack is working hard to archive all things Electronic Music on the Encyclotronic project.
About My Track Submission: Much like Bach did in his day. Klaus Schulze’s fusion of music composition, sound synthesis, and visions of the cosmos transformed what music could be. Decades later, these threads are still being used by contemporary composers in so many ways.
This album release is bittersweet for me. I was working on my personal 75th birthday tribute to the innovative work of Klaus Schulze when he passed away unexpectedly in April of this year. Sadly, this is now my requiem for him.
The compositions on this album were composed before and after his passing. I hope you will join me in remembering the great life and work of Klaus Schulze with this personal tribute to the early, modern, mournful, and ecstatic sides of the Baroque Astronaut.
The Track “Stimmrhythmus” is my very intimate relection of the of the beauty and complexity that could be created with Electronic Music and convergence of compostion, synthesis and sound design.