Olicía & Gunther Kleinert
“The Frame” is the first of a series of collaborative singles with artists from other disciplines. It is Olicía’s result of collaborating with Hamburg based designer and generative artist Gunther Kleinert, who in return created a graphic artwork based on audio signals converted into visual structures and amending them with pigmented ink. “The Frame” has unconventional melody lines, long arcs, an angularity inspired by visual expressions, and slight traces of 90ies Grunge transferred into Olicía’s aesthetic universe of voices, loops, analogue synths and acoustic guitar.
“We were thinking about, what it would be like to climb across the frame and into a painting – slight tendencies of Alice in her colorful wonderland, escape from daily routine into a song, walking around the corner and finding yourself with a completely new perspective of your once-familiar surroundings”, is how Fama M’Boup describes Olicía’s approach to the song.
Gunther Kleinert explains his process as follows: “My approach was to form ‘groups’ of instruments or vocals in order to deconstructively depict a graphic arrangement of the song. I was hoping to create an aesthetic image that makes it possible to visually experience the song as a whole - something that would normally not be possible because of the linear chronological nature of listening to music.”
The whole audiovisual process of song and graphic artwork can be experienced in an animated digital Augmented Reality Layer. Access information is included with the purchased artwork.
Song by Olicía
Anna-Lucia Rupp - vocals, loops, guitar, moog, brushes
Fama M’Boup - vocals, loops, synths
Written and recorded by Olicía
Mixed by Jakob Hegner | Mastered by Bernhard Range
℗ + © 2023 by o-cetera, o-cetera.com, o-cetera006
Graphic artwork by Gunther Kleinert
High resolution scan of the original drawing
Fine Art Giclée Print on Paper
Limited Edition of 50, numbered and signed
Certificate of authenticity + access to a digital Augmented Reality Layer of Song & Artwork included
Gunther Kleinert is a designer and visual artist from Hamburg, Germany. He works in product as well as room design and creates works of generative art and visualizations of music within different series and projects. His artistic work concerned with sound is an attempt to make the complexity and multi-layeredness of music visually tangible. For the purpose, he employs codes, algorithms and a self-programmed software to digitally extract physical parameters, such as frequency values or dynamic ranges. His intervention translates these physical values into a form of visual score consisting of form, colors and lines. The final work is created by a drawing machine from 1980ies.
“The Frame“ Original Drawing (+2 AP), Pigmented ink pens on paper, 50x70 cm, 2023
→ If you are interested in purchasing the original drawing, please contact Gunther Kleinert.
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue will be a cycle of songs and corresponding works of art that are born from dialogue – from conversation and exchange between the two musicians in Olicía and artists in other genres, such as painting, fashion, dance, literature, film making, design, or arts and crafts. The works are gradually developed, ping-ponged back and forth, playfully shaped into their final form. Learning and borrowing from one another in the process - adapting strategies, materials, structures, or approaches. From an exchange of ideas and sentiments and their - at times - vague and fuzzy articulations into dots and notes, shapes and chords, textures, patterns, configurations, and designs. In the end, the result will be two separate works of art, existing on equal footing, sharing the same seed, still conversing with one another, complementing one another, or simply exploring the same ideas while venturing out into opposite directions.