About CON music (excerpt from CON's email)
by Conrad Schnitzler (19.3.06)
Though I Con-fronted myself with musical theories in the world of
and worked on it, I wouldn't like to take them into my work and
be influenced by them. Neither do I want my audience to step into
world of sounds over theories.
I'm composing with all my senses, using
no aesthic criterions.
Just my free decisions and the technical
possibilities, that are available
to me at that moment, determine my working
A lot of my creations come into existence by try and error.
as for example the composing of music for running pictures, are
within my intention. The timefactor, of course, has a big
in my work. With a lot of time for experimenting the results
come out to be
Some pieces , that had to be finished before their
final completion, only
exist as fragments.
Time pressure is one reason why
I Con-structed a lot of Solo-electrics
in the last years.
I 'm able to go
into work relatively fast to create a short piece of Solo-
without caring about the reference sound or frequency.
I even can be occupied
with a Solo-voice with the intention to mix that voice later with
Within the piano-works I work step by step or bar by bar to stop in
between not loosing the flowing line.
Actually my work can't be counted
and compared to popular works of
the musical world.
It seems impossible
to classify my Con-positions into the normal schemes
and patterns of
There is no box to put my person and my works in, except the
That's the main reason why my works are rather often
live and why my records are nearly nowhere
There is no big money to earn with it. The friends, who tried
and nearly had to suffer from financial bankrupt.
nowerdays everything depends on me. I compose, produce the CDs,
correspondence and the sale.
So therefore it's reasonable that I just
care for my special friends,
who love my music. I try to give them the
opportunity to order all
Con-positions they want and of course I know ,that
the whole amount
of my works exceed the financial means of most of my
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