Performing Apart is a high quality event recording Martin Hall and the Danish electronica act Tone.

The two otherwise unrelated artists collaborated at a concert performance during the Apart Audio-Visual Festival at Platform 4 (Aalborg, Denmark) in September 2009, an arrangement at which names like Goodiepal, Jacob Kierkegaard and White Pony also performed.

1. Introduction (8:46)2. Devastating Irony (3:51)3. Pierrot Declining (1:58)4. Version 8 (8:40)5. Metabolism at Work (5:31)6. Eroded Foil (5:14)7. GFY (1:35)8. Serienummer (3:53)9. Explosure (4:02)10. Yeux d’Océan (6:32)

“An absolutely exciting musical experience.”
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Gaffa – Ole Rosenstand Svidt (September 2009)

“The German recitations, the magnificent opera pieces and the small crackling curls – the sounds blend in and out of each other in a kind of interplaying electronic improvisation that somehow all melts together into a higher form.”
Geiger – Mads Kampp Christiansen (November 2009)

“This is not an album packed with radio hits, and if you know the two names behind the release, this probably won’t come as a surprise. What you get is an hour of atmospheric and mood-filled music which comes around most corners in the emotional register.”
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Gaffa – Ras Bolding (February 2012)

“Striking soundscapes, fragments of speech and at times actually “real” music: Performing Apart is tailor-made for the listener to wear headphones, close their eyes and fold out their ears.”
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Lydtapet – Peter Krogh (February 2012)

“You don’t have to be a neither a connoisseur or a aficionado to realize Martin Hall’s monumental significance to Danish avant-garde culture … the album becomes neither too monotonous nor too fragmented.”
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Undertoner – Jeppe Jørgensen (March 2012)

“Performing Apart is a complex game with sound landscapes and not least with the limits of what music is and can be … a tour de force in electronic audio play. It’s beautifully conceived.”
Geiger – Gudrun Hagen (March 2012)

Martin Hall: Vocals, electronics
Sofie Nielsen: Vocals, electronics
Herbert Zeichner: Pre-recorded recitation

Design: Kenneth Schultz
Photo: Territorium

Performing Apart features equal amounts of online adaptation of original source material and live performance. The sound quality on the album is extraordinary good and the material features fragments from both artists’ former productions as well as a couple of new tracks.

During the performance at the Apart Audio-Visual Festival Kristian Ravn-Ellestad contributed with the visual part of the concert.