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Beins, Burkhard
Disco Prova

Beins, Burkhard: Disco Prova (Absinth Records)
Label: Absinth Records    
Released in: Germany    

Composer/performer Burkhard Beins, currently living in Berlin, plays percussion, objects and small electronics. Since the late 1980's has has played at international festivals, concerts and tours with experimental music throughout Europe and overseas. He is a member of several ensembles like Perlonex, Activity Center, Polwechsel, The Sealed Knot, Misiiki, Phosphor, Trio Sowari and also works with Keith Rowe, Sven-Åke Johansson, Orm Finnendahl, Charlemagne Palestine and many others. He has released more than 30 CDs and LPs on labels like 2:13 Music, Zarek, Absinth, Erstwhile, Potlatch, Hat Hut, Confront, and Rossbin.

"Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations.

Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia as diverse as the LMC Festival (London), Int. Ferienkurse (Darmstadt), SKIF (St. Petersburg), Musiktage (Donaueschingen), Musique Action (Nancy), Choppa Festival (Singapore), Cave 12 (Geneva), The Now now (Sydney), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Kaleidophon (Ulrichsberg), Kid Ailack Music Hall (Tokyo), Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), Liquid Architecture (Australia), Meteo (Mulhouse), Taktlos (CH), Berghain (Berlin), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf), Serralves (Porto), Wien Modern (Vienna), MoMA (New York), New Music Festival (Hanoi), Irtijal (Beirut), or Maerzmusik (Berlin).

Alongside his solo work he is a member of the ensembles Polwechsel, Activity Center, The Sealed Knot, Perlonex, Sawt Out, Trio Sowari, Tree, Junk Orbit, Fracture Mechanics, and Splitter Orchester and also works with composers/musicans such as Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Keith Rowe, Axel Dörner, Tarek Atoui, John Tilbury, or Charlemagne Palestine.

Burkhard Beins gives workshops based on his graphic score system Adapt/Oppose, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book "Echtzeitmusik Berlin - Self-Defining a Scene" as well as the curator of a follow-up 3CD compilation featuring the Berlin Echtzeitmusik scene. Meanwhile he has released more than 50 CDs and LPs on labels like Zarek, Erstwhile, 2:13 Music, Hat Hut, Potlatch, Absinth, alt.vinyl, God Records, Mikroton, or Confront."

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Limited and Numberd Edition of 300

Label: Absinth Records
Catalog ID: 013
Squidco Product Code: 8098

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Germany
Packaging: CD inside handmade 7" foldover, in hand stitched vellum sleeve
All music composed and edited by burkhard beins, Rome in July-Dec. 2005 (EQ-20, Igniter) and Jan.-March 2006 (Schaltkreis, Reel); Berlin in Jan./Feb. 2005 (For Ian Curtis), April-June (Slope) and July 2006 (Sekante).


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Track Listing:

1. EQ-20 2:15
2. Igniter 3:37
3. Schaltkreis 3:01
4. Reel 5:56
5. Slope 5:28
6. Sekante 11:46
7. For Ian Curtis 3:21