Philipp Rumsch is a German Leipzig-based composer, pianist, and sound designer. He is inspired by composers like Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi and Elaine Radique and by the music of William Basinski, Tim Hecker, Brian Eno and Ben Frost. Reflections is the debut full-length is out on March 2nd via Denovali Records. “Reflections – Part IV” is a new excerpt. Listen below.
On Reflections, Philipp Rumsch explores the reduction of sound and its alteration through compositional parameters, the use and gradual overlaying of repetitive structures of rhythms like patterns or grooves. These rhythms are used as a narrative concept and as an alternative way of arranging time structures, like breathing cycles in contrast to clear metric grids. Starting from the idea of translating the sound language of Ambient, Minimal Music and Pop in an abstract way into an orchestral format, Philipp Rumsch formed an ensemble in autumn 2015, in order to explore this kind of music with a compositional-conceptual approach, while integrating the idea of improvisation at the same time.