What does the Swabian Alb actually sound like? The music producer Christian Maile asked himself this question. A short time later he grabs his recording equipment, mixing desk & co. and drives to Bad Urach with the sound designer Frieder Maurer. They are both ready for the adventure: Composing a piece of music outdoors in one night!
They are both on the road in the Mercedes-Benz Citan. Christian is impressed: “The vehicle is great! It has enough room for all of our equipment and we are perfectly prepared for our spontaneous project. We have also packed a QUQUQ camping box so we have everything from the bed to the gas cooker with us!” QUQUQ combines a bed with a comfortable cold foam mattress, a cooking drawer module with a 2- burner stove, 20 liters of fresh water, stainless steel bowls and storage space in one single box. The box is made of aluminium, waterproof plywood and stainless steel. Simply put QUQUQ in the trunk and the mini-motorhome is ready for the trip. For reasons of safety the QUQUQ box should be fixed with straps, for example by using the side handles.
Once they arrive at a glade on the Swabian Alb the two multi-instrumentalists, who can play almost any instrument, set up their camp and begin recording the sounds. The twittering of birds, creaking branches, the Urach waterfall… They soon have the sounds of the Swabian Alb in their ears and as a recording. The time has come for the final mixing.
Yet when Christian opens the QUQUQ box he has another spontaneous idea. The sound of the kitchenette being pulled out can be perfectly integrated into the creative music concept. Said and done! The other features of the QUQUQ box are quickly tried out and many of them end up being recorded. Christian and Frieder stay up far into the night, sitting around the campfire where they combine their sounds to create an electronic music composition. Thanks to the practical QUQUQ box in the back of the Citan, Christian Maile’s TONFALL music studio is at home in nature for one night and successfully completes the “One Night, One Song” challenge!
Christian Maile founded his own music production company TONFALL in 2014. Since then he has produced and composed for advertising films, image films, short films and feature films. He is often supported by the sound designer Frieder Maurer. They are both determined by the constant search for creative ideas to compose and produce music. Testing the QUQUQ in a Mercedes-Benz van is not the first enterprise involving both TONFALL and Mercedes-Benz. Christian Maile and Frieder Maurer composed the birthday sound for the “20 years Sprinter” birthday sound.