Steve Diet Goedde, internationally renowned erotic photographer, and Robert Waechter, concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra/Opera de Nice, France, have released an audio/visual collaboration entitled GoeddeConcerto. The CD features 21 concertos inspired by 21 photographs by Steve Diet Goedde.
Robert personally picked the photographs which inspired him and then composed and conducted each individual piece for the CD. The CD contains a 24-page booklet of the photographs to accompany the music.
"In 25 years of reviewing fetish products, this new CD by Robert Waechter is one of my all-time favourites. I'm listening to it as I write this. Not only beautiful and haunting dungeon music, but beautiful music full stop I simply can't recommend it highly enough." -Tim Woodward, Skin Two
STEVE DIET GOEDDE on GoeddeConcerto:
"Music is a very large part of my life but I was never blessed with the gift of creating music. Visual art is the talent I was given. To make up for this, I often think of my photographs in musical terms. Varying degrees of focus, as the result of low depth-of-field, provide bass tones while subject matter acts as lyrical content. Composition, perspective, lines, and curves often act as rhythmic and percussive points. Robert has the masterful ability to 'hear' my photographs and interprets them into true aural representations of my vision."
ROBERT WAECHTER on GoeddeConcerto:
"I think that neither music nor a single image can tell a story. But both can bring into focus the 'fingerprints' that a story leaves behind. These marks are a common notion of music and image. There is no interpenetration between time and space and it is the inability to think of one without the other, which creates the screen for the projection of each person¹s intimate movie. A more technical aspect is the similarity of the appeal to the sense of touch. By mastering light and other secrets, Steve Diet Goedde's photography presents the perfect illusion of a sensation of texture and materials. The timbre of an instrument or a voice can also provoke sensual associations. When I press the tightened hair of my bow against the metal or nylon of my violin strings, I don't imagine colours but rather, materials - like wood, stone or steel. There are probably more aspects in the perceptions of sound, because the association of femininity and the sounds of a violin is surprisingly frequent in the symphonic repertory. The most famous violin solos are in fact portraits of women.