Review of the CD Mondweiß (Edition RZ Berlin):
"Finnish composer Patrick Kosk remains a musique concrète purist, and "Mondweiß" makes the ideal Kosk primer. Beginning in 1981 with the so-so Transmissions in a... (system of coordinates), Kosk's ear becomes increasingly cultivated as his imagination cooks up riskier gambits. A set of pieces written in 2005 derive from transformed, spliced and re-mulched recordings of gamelan instruments. The title piece, Mondweiß
(2008), deals up an information overload of beautifully framed sounds; then Kosk narrows the aperture, plunging listeners down to the core of what had previously been incidental detail. Exhilarating, passionate music: a welcome antidote to university academic electronica."
Philip Clark, Gramophone
A small profi-bio:
Autodidact with studies in Helsinki University and YLE (Finnish radio), INA-GRM/Paris and TU/Electronishes Studio, Berlin. Own compositional works and different kind of team-works and performances. Prices & mentions in France & Italy and some commissions. YLE-Experimental studio, DAAD-Berliner Künstlerprogramm, EMS/Stockholm and IMEB/ Bourges have been the four pillars during the long run. Recidential stays in Berlin, France, Visby (Sweden) and Rome (Circolo Scandinavo).