Helmut Schäfer and Zbigniew Karkowski
'Eminent Risk Factor'
(ALKU 65, 2008)


Internationally acclaimed sound artists Helmut Schäfer and Zbigniew Karkowski met for the first time in 1997. From then on, they maintained a close friendship and worked together on several collaborations, performances and music projects. Then years later, in April 2007, Helmut passed away. "Eminent Risk Factor" gathers recordings from the last 2 concerts and studio session they ever made together. The master was finished on the last day they ever saw each other.

In memory of Helmut Schäfer (1969 - 2007)
In memory of Zbigniew Karkowski (1958 - 2013)

Helmut and Zbigniew during the editing of 'Eminent Risk Factor'.
Photo by Joe Colley.