In 1981 first musique-concrète-experiments with magnetophones and shortwave-radio signals have been recorded on various cassettes, followed by
intense activities in the European tape-scene between 1985 and 1993. Together with Stefano Barban (Italy) and Miguel A. Ruiz (Spain) Siegmar Fricke founded the industrial projects AMBULATORIO SEGRETO and EFFICIENT REFINERIES. Further collaborations with the Italian sound-artists Maurizio Bianchi and Giancarlo Toniutti were realized.
Since 2001 Siegmar Fricke characterizes his musical universe as "Pharmakustik": audioclinical investigation; sound-research; implantation and re-implanation of acoustic fragments; exclusion of harmonies/melodies/traditional song-structures; generation of completely electronic and highly abstract tissues; intermodulating soundpools related to medical subjects; neurochemical ambiences; formantmodulation of selected voice-particles, bitcrushed fractures of rhythm; complex combinations of plugins/modulators/effect-periphery. Actual release: GRANULOMATOSIS [C-30 audiocassette on Craniotapes; January 2013]
MODULAR PROSTHETICS catapults PHARMAKUSTIK's audiosurgical interventions into a new, yet unheard era of prosthetic sound-synthesis developed by a complex plugin-apparatus within the last months at Pharmakustik-studio. Resection, replacement and restoration of audio-fragments, simultaneous interaction of dissected voice-particles and powerful convulsive electronics form the main basis of the seven tracks on which all abscesses of harmonies, repetitive rhythmic forms and conventional structures have been completely removed. Instead periprosthetic fracture-mechanics, modular sound-expansions, processed electrical signals and endosonic research are the main structural components of the album. MODULAR PROSTHETICS combines multislice, mediglitch, granular sputter, speech-processing, infradrones, antiseptronics, vocoblast, microchop and tone-crunch for the new auditory conscience. Released in August 2012 on PHARMAFABRIK RECORDINGS
Nuklearmedizin concentrates on Pharmakustik's current studies in radiopharmaceutical audio-processing and interventional radiology of seven neuroacoustic movements. Nuclear ambiences, molecular sound-orbitals and aneurysmic voices labeled with radioactive tracer have been combined to complex systems of resomagnetic ultrasound. Fluctuating radio-signals interacting in acoustic rooms of multiplanar imaging and industrial CT-scanning. Protonic algorithms for radiologic technologists.
GRAIN NUCLEATION by PHARMAKUSTIK contains six movements in electronic audio-sputtering: ejection of acoustic atoms by granular bombardment. Within the complexity of microexplosions and collisional processes, the obscure ambiences and rhythmic granules permanently melt and re-melt and change the state from solid to liquid (and vice versa). Radiovoices become the multicomponent target for prolonged mechanical treatment and physical sputtering. Grain Nucleation is the most energetic and uncompromising Pharmakustik-album to date and introduces a new form of spectrometric ambiences, sputtered vocosynthesis, molten micro-granules and electron collisions.
Exclusive electrodramatic collaboration with QUORPEX on 'Electron Diffraction'.
PHONOSURGERY by PHARMAKUSTIK contains eight phonomicrosurgical movements exploring the cartilaginous frameworks of radionecrotic audio-tissues and granular procedures. Phonation treshold pressure by decimated bitcrushing, functional reconstruction of implanted trauma and micronized granulisation form the main character of the album. Rheometric investigation of phonatory frequencies, viscoelastic ambiences and hyaluronic rhythms.
Granular Computing features radical new techniques in granular transformation of audio-particles, clinical rhythms and robotic voices for a powerful, innovative and harsh electronica-sound-perspective 2011.
The album involves excessive use of new software and imposing plug-in-machinery.
IMPULSANTWORT + PHARMAKUSTIK are back with a new album of subclinical epileptiform structures, electronically engineered during intense nocturnal sessions at the hermetic Bunker-studio.
NEPCHYL consists of five progressing movements involving a wide range of dark wave patterns and periodic impulses, embedded into paraneoplastic ambiences and abandoned pyogenic organisms. Potential voltage-impact of pulse-wave encephalopatia and cluster-forms of high amplitude-drones.
Formantprothetik by Pharmakustik offers five intracranial bullets of formantshifting, voiceprocessings and intermodulated malformations. The surgical approaches and techniques inside the teratoma regions led to a new acoustic result of clinico-topographical correlation. Pilocytic neurosurgical storms of decompressed dynamics.
In the oliguria of acute sonoric insufficiency which occurs as a result of trauma and catharsis was born Nephrospasis, a horizontal acoustic area of extracellular fluids and blood-plasma-fractions. After reverberating fluid intake has been permanently increased and vasopressor response accelerated, the oliguric listener enters the acoustic phase of nephron nephrosis and uremic ambience. Absorption of harmonies by antiseptic cleansing.