Uhren is an album of twelve, individual five-minute clocks, totaling one hour. Composed of field recordings, found sounds and altered instruments, each clock also references time in content and/or structure. Some of the sonic materials used include recordings of a prehistoric, solstice-measuring monument, passing trains, a mnemonic for remembering how many days in a month, two juxtaposed cemeteries, an exhibit of extinct animals and five minutes after midnight reversed.
Gregory Kramer is a multidisciplinary artist working with sound and space. Taking inspiration from his archaeological curiosity of abandoned places and his interest in mythology, he searches for ghosts among the ruins and seeks to unearth evidence of forgotten histories through sound. He composes with field recordings, found materials, electronics, musical instruments and radio transmissions, and sometimes extends his work into physical installations.