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Kurzmann, Christof: Then & Now [VINYL] (Trost Records)


Christof Kurzmann has been a part of Extended Versions, The Magic I.D., Made to Break, El Infierno, Trio x 3, &c; this double LP collects unreleased tracks from a diversity of projects with collaborators B. Fleischmann, Ken Vandermark, Robert Wyatt, Mats Gustafsson, Tony Buck, &c. &c.
 

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UPC: 9120036681767

Label: Trost Records
Catalog ID: TROST 120LP
Squidco Product Code: 19973

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Austria
Packaging: Vinyl LP in a Gatefold Sleeve
Various Recordings


Personnel:

Andrea Neumann-Inside Piano

Bernhard Fleischmann-Drums, Electronics, Sampler

Christof Kurzmann-Alto Saxophone, Electric Bass, Vocals, Acoustic Laptop, Amplified Rubber Band, Lloopp, Ppooll Live Processing

Clayton Thomas-Bass

Eden Carrasco-Alto Saxophone

Eva Reiter-Viola Da Gamba

Gerard Grisey-Composition

Heike Aumuller-Organ, Vocals

Helmut Heiland-Electric Guitar

Johannes Frisch-Acoustic Bass

John Butcher-Soprano Saxophone

Kai Fagaschinski-Clarinet

Ken Vandermark-Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet

Leonel Kaplan-Trumpet

Marcello Silvio Busato-Drums

Margareth Kammerer-Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals

Martin Brandlmayr-Vibraphone

Martin Siewert-Electric Guitar, Sampler

Mats Gustafsson-Soprano Saxophone

Michael Thieke-Clarinet

Oliver Stotz-Electric Guitar

Paul Kling-Vibraphone

Robert Wyatt-Trumpet

Sofia Jernberg-Vocals

Thomas Weber-Electric Guitar

Tony Buck-Drums

Werner Dafeldecker-Acoustic Bass, Double Bass

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Side A:

1. Extended Versions: I Never Knew

Christof Kurzmann-Electric Bass, Vocals
Helmut Heiland-Electric Guitar


2. Oliver Stotz & Christof Kurzmann & Robert Wyatt: Noah's Song

Oliver Stotz-Electric Guitar
Robert Wyatt-Trumpet
Christof Kurzmann-Vocals


3. Margareth Kammerer: You're My Thrill

Christof Kurzmann-Alto Saxophone
Werner Dafeldecker-Double Bass
Marcello Silvio Busato-Drums
Margareth Kammerer-Vocals, Electric Guitar


4. Year Of, The: Alone

Werner Dafeldecker-Acoustic Bass
Bernhard Fleischmann-Drums, Electronics
Martin Siewert-Electric Guitar
Paul Kling-Vibraphone
Christof Kurzmann-Vocals


5. Christof Kurzmann: 4 Rooms

Tony Buck-Drums
Christof Kurzmann-Electronics [Ppooll Live Processing]
Andrea Neumann-Piano [Inside]

Side B:

1. Kammerflimmer Kollektief & Christof Kurzmann: Till The Rain Will End The Drama

Johannes Frisch-Acoustic Bass
Thomas Weber-Electric Guitar
Heike Aumüller-Organ, Vocals


2. Christof Kurzmann: Places

Gérard Grisey-Composition
Christof Kurzmann-Electronics [Ppooll Remix]

Side C:

1. El Infierno Musical: Te Recuerdo Amando

Clayton Thomas-Bass
Ken Vandermark-Clarinet
Martin Brandlmayr-Vibraphone
Eva Reiter-Viola Da Gamba


2. Edén Carrasco & Christof Kurzmann: Track 1

Edén Carrasco-Alto Saxophone
Christof Kurzmann-Electronics [Ppooll]


3. Sofia Jernberg & Christof Kurzmann: She

Christof Kurzmann-Electronics [Ppooll], Vocals
Bernhard Fleischmann-Sampler
Sofia Jernberg-Vocals


4. Magic I.D., The & John Butcher: Something

Margareth Kammerer-Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Kai Fagaschinski-Clarinet
Michael Thieke-Clarinet
Christof Kurzmann-Electronics [Lloopp], Vocals
John Butcher-Soprano Saxophone


Side D:

1. Ken Vandermark & Christof Kurzmann: Track 2

Christof Kurzmann-Electronics [Lloopp]
Ken Vandermark-Tenor Saxophone


2. Leonel Kaplan & Christof Kurzmann: Live At Musikprotokoll 2012

Christof Kurzmann-Electronics [Acoustic Laptop]
Leonel Kaplan-Trumpet


3. Mats Gustafsson & Christof Kurzmann: Live At Klingt.Org Gala 2014

Christof Kurzmann-Electronics [Amplified Rubber Band]
Mats Gustafsson-Soprano Saxophone


4. Bernhard Fleischmann* & Christof Kurzmann: Every Day I Write A Book

Bernhard Fleischmann-Electronics
Martin Siewert-Sampler
Christof Kurzmann-Vocals




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descriptions, reviews, &c.

Christof Kurzmann, Austrian musician and composer, curator, label-founder (Charhizma), co-founder of the legendary Viennese bar for electronic music (Rhiz) with many releases/bands/projects over the years, turns 50. A perfect time for a big multi-variant collection of his unreleased work: solos, duos, special collaborations, groups, for instance with B. Fleischmann, Ken Vandermark, Robert Wyatt, Mats Gustafsson, Tony Buck, and many more. From electronica to avant-garde and improvisation to political chansons.


Artist Biographies:

"Born 1968 in Freiburg, grew up in Hamburg. Piano lessons since 1974. Studied piano at "Hochschule der Kunste" in Berlin. Since 1996 primarily active as improviser and composer in the areas of experimental and new music.

In the process of exploring the piano for new sound possibilities, she has reduced the instrument to strings, resonance board and metal frame. With the help of electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds (sometimes to make parts of the sound audible which are inaudible without amplification), she has developed numerous new playing techniques, sounds, and ways of preparing the dismantled instrument. Because the original inside piano is very heavy, a piano builder (Bernd Bittmann, Berlin) constructed a new and lighter one for her.

She has worked intensively in the crossover area between composition and improvisation, and in the field between electronic and handmade sounds, with Berlin musicians such as Annette Krebs, Ignaz Schick, Axel Dörner, Robin Hayward and Burkhard Beins. She has composed for inside piano for interdisciplinary projects including film, dance, performance, etc."

-Improvised Music from Japan website (http://www.japanimprov.com/profiles/aneumann/)
3/27/2017

"Christof Kurzmann (vocals, lloopp, clarinet, alto sax), is an Austrian musician, performer, composer currently living in Buenos Aires. Beginning in 1994 he started his work in the field of experimental electronic music. Since that time Christof has collaborated with some of the most significant artists working in contemporary music and improvisation- including Toto Alvarez, Martin Brandlmayr, John Butcher, Eden Carrasco, Sebi Ciurcina, Werner Dafeldecker, Kai Fagaschinski, Fernanda Farrah, Bernhard Fleischmann, Michaela Grill, Margareth Kammerer, Leonel Kaplan, Bernhard Lang, Andrea Neumann, Fernando Perales, Eva Reiter, Marina Rosenfeld, Ursula Rucked, Burkhard Stangl, Michael Thieke, and Clayton Thomas- in groups such as El Infierno Musical, The Magic I.D., and Schee. During the course of his career, Christof has performed throughout Europe, Japan, North and South Amercia. He has also been a music curator since the mid 1980's, and in 1999 founded the record label, Charhizma, which has released more than 30 cds."

-http://kenvandermark.com/2013/10/made-to-break-biography/ (Ken Vandermark Website)
3/27/2017

"Double Bassist Clayton Thomas was born 1976, in Hobart, Australia. Inspired by the sound, velocity and social movements of jazz, Clayton has dedicated his musical life to finding a personal truth that links his own cultural life as a white Australian, with the radical, far reaching pursuits found within the creative music. What he can't find as a bass player, he searches for in the organisation of unreasonably large ensembles.

Clayton Thomas relocated in Sydney, Australia, in 2014. Clayton is currently not a regular member of the Splitter Orchester, but he was part of the 2014 concert @ MaerzMusik and he'll also take part in the 2015 concerts in Berlin and Huddersfield."

-Splitter Orchester Website (http://www.berlinsplitter.org/index.php?article_id=104)
3/27/2017

"John Butcher's work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics.Originally a physicist, he left academia in '82, and has since collaborated with hundreds of musicians - Derek Bailey, John Tilbury, John Stevens, The EX, Akio Suzuki, Gerry Hemingway, Polwechsel, Gino Robair, Rhodri Davies, Okkyung Lee, John Edwards, Toshi Nakamura, Paul Lovens, Eddie Prevost, Mark Sanders, Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide, Phil Minton, and Andy Moor - to name a few.

He is well known as a solo performer who attempts to engage with the uniqueness of place. Resonant Spaces is a collection of site-specific performances collected during a tour of unusual locations in Scotland and the Orkney Islands.His first solo album, Thirteen Friendly Numbers, includes compositions for multitracked saxophones, whilst later solo CDs focus on live performance, composition, amplification and saxophone-controlled feedback.

HCMF has twice commissioned him to compose for his own large ensembles. Other commissions include for Elision (Australia), the Rova (USA) & Quasar (Canada) Saxophone Quartets, reconstructed Futurist Intonarumori (USA), "Tarab Cuts" (based on pre-WWII Arabic recordings, and shortlisted for the 2014 British Composer's Award) and "Good Liquor .." for the London Sinfonietta. In 2011 he received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists.

Recent groupings include The Apophonics with Robair and Edwards, Anemone with Peter Evans, Plume with Tony Buck & Magda Mayas and a trio with Okkyung Lee & Mark Sanders.Butcher values playing in occasional encounters - ranging from large groups such as Butch Morris' London Skyscraper and the EX Orkestra, to duo concerts with David Toop, Kevin Drumm, Claudia Binder, Paal Nilssen-Love, Thomas Lehn, Fred Frith, Keiji Haino, Ute Kangeisser, Matthew Shipp and Yuji Takahashi."

-John Butcher Website (http://www.johnbutcher.org.uk/Biog.html)
3/27/2017

"The Berlin-based clarinetist and composer/performer focuses on a subtle musicality of sound and noise phenomena. As an autodidact he has developed dubious manners on his instrument. His music is rooted in abstractness, including increasingly an insidious expressivity and a pre-melodic quality. He works on the borderline of composition and improvisation, with a preference for long-term collaborations.

His projects are The International Nothing - clarinet duo with Michael Thieke (cd: Mainstream, ftarri 2006 / less action, less excitement, less everything, ftarri 2010 / the dark side of success, ftarri 2014), los glissandinos with klaus filip (cd: Stand clear, creative sources 2005), the magic i.D. - Song Project with margareth kammerer, christof kurzmann & michael thieke (cd/vinyl: Till my breath gives out, erstwhile 2008 / i'm so awake - sleepless i feel, staubgold 2011), duo with Burkhard Stangl (cd: Musik - ein portrait in sehnsucht, erstwhile 2009), the dogmatics with Chris Abrahams (lp: The sacrifice for the music became our lifestyle, monotype 2012), here comes the sun with gunter schneider & barbara romen (cd: Here comes the sun, mikroton 2012), Kommando Raumschiff Zitrone with Christof kurzmann (cd: First time ever i saw your face, quincunx 2006), duo with Bernhard Gal (cd: Going round in serpentines, charhizma 2005), rebecca with michael renkel (cd: Rebecca [two variations], charhizma 2003), No Furniture with Boris Baltschun and Axel Dörner (cd: No furniture, creative sources 2003), and (exceptionally) solo.

Kai has been the commander of Raumschiff Zitrone from 2000 to 2006, joined by christof kurzmann in 2002. Recently both commanders have been retired and closed the legendary raumschiff zitrone which has presented concerts of countless international artists. In 2001 he co-initiated together with gregor hotz and conrad noack berlin's experimental music platform www.Echtzeitmusik.De.

Kai was artist-in-residense at quartier21 (part of museumsquartierwien, vienna) in 2004. As a result of fruitful collaborations and good friendships vienna feels like a second home for him."

-Kai Fagaschinski Website (http://kylie.klingt.org/bio.html)
3/27/2017

"Born in Warwick, Rhode Island on September 22nd, 1964, Ken Vandermark began studying the tenor saxophone at the age of 16. Since graduating with a degree in Film and Communications from McGill University during the spring of 1986, his primary creative emphasis has been the exploration of contemporary music that deals directly with advanced methods of improvisation. In 1989, he moved to Chicago from Boston, and has worked continuously from the early 1990's onward, both as a performer and organizer in North America and Europe, recording in a large array of contexts, with many internationally renowned musicians (such as Fred Anderson, Ab Baars, Peter Brötzmann, Tim Daisy, Hamid Drake, Terrie Ex, Mats Gustafsson, Devin Hoff, Christof Kurzmann, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Joe McPhee, Paal Nilssen-Love, Paul Lytton, Andy Moor, Joe Morris, and Nate Wooley). His current activity includes work with Made To Break, The Resonance Ensemble, Side A, Lean Left, Fire Room, the DKV Trio, and duos with Paal Nilssen-Love and Tim Daisy; in addition, he is the music director of the experimental Pop band, The Margots. More than half of each year is spent touring in Europe, North America, and Japan, and his concerts and numerous recordings have been critically acclaimed both at home and abroad. In addition to the tenor sax, he also plays the bass and Bb clarinet, and baritone saxophone. In 1999 he was awarded the MacArthur prize for music."

-Ken Vandermark Website (http://kenvandermark.com/2013/10/made-to-break-biography/)
3/27/2017
"Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden.Saxplayer, improviser and composer. Solo artist and international tours and projects with a.o. Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Ken Vandermark and in working groups The Thing, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Fake (the facts). Large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra,FIRE! Orchestra and the NU - ensemble.over 1800 concerts and over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.Collaborations with contemporary dance, theater, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.Discaholic - running the discaholic corner website.Producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as work with own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records."-Mats Gustafsson Website (http://matsgus.com/archives/category/bio)
3/27/2017

"The Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work.

Some of his current Projects are: The International Nothing (with Kai Fagaschinski cl, CD on ftarri), The Magic I.D. (with Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Margareth Kammerer, CD/LP on ErstPop and staubgold), The Pitch (with Boris Baltschun organ, Koen Nutters b, Morten Olsen dr, LP on gaffer), Der lange Schatten (with Håvard Wiik p, Antonio Borghini b), Voutchkova/Thieke (with Biliana Voutchkova vl), Splitter Orchester, Toulemonde/Thieke (with Olivier Toulemonde acoustic objects), Hotelgäste (with Derek Shirley b, Dave Bennett g, CD on schraum, LP on self), Michael Thieke Unununium (with Luca Venitucci acc/p, Martin Siewert g, Christian Weber b, Derek Shirley b, Steve Heather dr, Eric Schaefer dr, CD on charhizma), motif (with Atle Nymo sax, Håkon Mjåset Johansen dr, Eivind Lønning tp, Ole Morten Vågan b, Håvard Wiik p), Porta Chiusa (with paed Conca cl, Hans Koch cl), Spirit Songs (with Mike Cooper voc/g, Elio Martusciello el, Fabrizio Spera dr, Luca Venitucci acc/el.), Roman Tics (with Burkhard Beins, Luca Venitucci, CD on Cathnor), Cowards Bend The Knee (Live Music in different setups with the film Cowards Bend The Knee by Guy Maddin), Gebhard Ullmann's The Clarinet Trio (with Gebhard Ullmann bass clarinet, Jürgen Kupke clarinet) and Uli Gumpert Workshop Band."

-Michael Thieke Website (http://www.michael-thieke.de/e/biographie.htm)
3/27/2017

"Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945) is an English musician, and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine, with a long and distinguished solo career. He is married to English painter and songwriter Alfreda Benge.

Wyatt was born in Bristol. His mother was Honor Wyatt, a journalist with the BBC, and his father, George Ellidge, was an industrial psychologist. Wyatt had two half-brothers from his parents' previous marriages, Honor Wyatt's son, actor Julian Glover, and George Ellidge's son, press photographer Mark Ellidge. His parents' friends were "quite bohemian", and his upbringing was "unconventional". Wyatt said "It seemed perfectly normal to me. My father didn't join us until I was six, and he died ten years later, having retired early with multiple sclerosis, so I was brought up a lot by women." Wyatt attended the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, Canterbury and as a teenager lived with his parents in Lydden near Dover, where he was taught drums by visiting American jazz drummer George Neidorf. It was during this period that Wyatt met and became friends with expatriate Australian musician Daevid Allen, who rented a room in Wyatt's family home.

In 1962, Wyatt and Neidorf moved to Majorca, living near the poet Robert Graves. The following year, Wyatt returned to England and joined the Daevid Allen Trio with Allen and Hugh Hopper. Allen subsequently left for France, and Wyatt and Hopper formed the Wilde Flowers, with Kevin Ayers, Richard Sinclair and Brian Hopper. Wyatt was initially the drummer in the Wilde Flowers, but following the departure of Ayers, he also became lead singer.

In 1966, the Wilde Flowers disintegrated, and Wyatt, along with Mike Ratledge, was invited to join Soft Machine by Kevin Ayers and Daevid Allen. Wyatt both drummed and shared vocals with Ayers, an unusual combination for a stage rock band. In 1970, after chaotic touring, three albums and increasing internal conflicts in Soft Machine, Wyatt released his first solo album, The End of an Ear, which combined his vocal and multi-instrumental talents with tape effects. A year later, Wyatt left Soft Machine and, besides participating in the fusion bigband Centipede and drumming at the JazzFest Berlin's New Violin Summit, a live concert with violinists Jean-Luc Ponty, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Michał Urbaniak and Nipso Brantner, guitarist Terje Rypdal, keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner and bassist Neville Whitehead, formed his own band Matching Mole (a pun, "machine molle" being French for 'Soft Machine'), a largely instrumental outfit that recorded two albums.

In 1966, the Wilde Flowers disintegrated, and Wyatt, along with Mike Ratledge, was invited to join Soft Machine by Kevin Ayers and Daevid Allen. Wyatt both drummed and shared vocals with Ayers, an unusual combination for a stage rock band. In 1970, after chaotic touring, three albums and increasing internal conflicts in Soft Machine, Wyatt released his first solo album, The End of an Ear, which combined his vocal and multi-instrumental talents with tape effects. A year later, Wyatt left Soft Machine and, besides participating in the fusion bigband Centipede and drumming at the JazzFest Berlin's New Violin Summit, a live concert with violinists Jean-Luc Ponty, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Michał Urbaniak and Nipso Brantner, guitarist Terje Rypdal, keyboardist Wolfgang Dauner and bassist Neville Whitehead, formed his own band Matching Mole (a pun, "machine molle" being French for 'Soft Machine'), a largely instrumental outfit that recorded two albums.

The injury led Wyatt to abandon the Matching Mole project, and his rock drumming (though he would continue to play drums and percussion in more of a "jazz" fashion, without the use of his feet). He promptly embarked on a solo career, and with musician friends (including Mike Oldfield, Ivor Cutler and Henry Cow guitarist Fred Frith) released his solo album Rock Bottom on 26 July 1974. The album, the title of which was an oblique reference to his paraplegia, was largely composed prior to Wyatt's accident. The album was met with mostly positive reviews.

Two months later Wyatt put out a single, a cover version of "I'm a Believer", which hit number 29 in the UK chart. Both were produced by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. There were strong arguments with the producer of Top of the Pops surrounding Wyatt's performance of "I'm a Believer," on the grounds that his use of a wheelchair 'was not suitable for family viewing', the producer wanting Wyatt to appear on a normal chair. Wyatt won the day and 'lost his rag but not the wheelchair'. A contemporary issue of New Musical Express featured the band (a stand-in acting for Mason), all in wheelchairs, on its cover. Wyatt subsequently sang lead vocals on Mason's first solo album Fictitious Sports in 1981 (with songwriting credits going to Carla Bley).

His follow-up single, a reggae ballad remake of Chris Andrews's hit "Yesterday Man", again produced by Mason, was eventually given a low-key release, "the boss at Virgin claiming that single was 'lugubrious', the delay and lack of promotion denting Wyatt's chances of a follow-up hit."

Wyatt's next solo album, Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard (1975), produced by Wyatt apart from one track produced by Mason, was more jazz-led, with free jazz influences. Guest musicians included Brian Eno on guitar, synthesizer and "direct inject anti-jazz ray gun". Wyatt went on to appear on the fifth release of Eno's Obscure Records label, Jan Steele/John Cage: Voices and Instruments (1976), singing two Cage songs.

Throughout the rest of the 1970s Wyatt guested with various acts, including Henry Cow (documented on their Concerts album), Hatfield and the North, Carla Bley, Eno, Michael Mantler, and Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, contributing lead vocals to lead track "Frontera", from Manzanera's 1975 solo debut Diamond Head. In 1976 he was featured vocalist on Michael Mantler's settings of the poems of Edward Gorey, appearing alongside Terje Rypdal (guitar) Carla Bley (piano, clavinet, synthesizer), Steve Swallow (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums) on the album 'The Hapless Child and Other Stories'.

His solo work during the early 1980s was increasingly politicised, and Wyatt became a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1983, his original version of Elvis Costello and Clive Langer's Falklands War-inspired song "Shipbuilding", which followed a series of political cover-versions (collected as Nothing Can Stop Us), reached number 35 in the UK Singles Chart and number 2 in John Peel's Festive Fifty for tracks from that year. In 1984 Wyatt provided guest vocals, along with Tracey Thorn and Claudia Figueroa, on "Venceremos" (We Will Win), a song expressing political solidarity with Chilean people suffering under Pinochet's military dictatorship, released as a single by UK soul-jazz dance band Working Week, also included on an album released the following year.

In 1985 Wyatt released Old Rottenhat, his first album of original songs since Rock Bottom. The album featured strongly political songs with relatively sparse arrangements played largely by Wyatt alone.

In the late 1980s, after collaborations with other acts such as News from Babel, Scritti Politti, and Japanese recording artist Ryuichi Sakamoto, he and his wife Alfreda Benge spent a sabbatical in Spain, before returning in 1991 with a comeback album Dondestan. His 1997 album Shleep was also praised.

In 1999 he collaborated with the Italian singer Cristina Donà on her second album Nido. In the summer of 2000 her first EP Goccia was released and Wyatt made an appearance in the video of the title track.

Wyatt contributed "Masters of the Field", as well as "The Highest Gander", "La Forêt Rouge" and "Hors Champ" to the soundtrack of the 2001 film Winged Migration. He can be seen in the DVD's Special Features section, and is praised by the film's composer Bruno Coulais as being a big influence in his younger days. [...]"

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wyatt)
3/27/2017

"Werner Dafeldecker was born in Vienna in 1964 and studied the double bass which he plays with passion. As a musician, composer and sound artist he takes advantage of the manifold possibilities offered by electro-acoustics. His musical projects are often inspired and deduced by outside influences such as architecture, science, photography and film - partially resulting in the creation of graphical scores for various ensembles and instrumental performers. Werner also focuses on site specific projects, field recording and opposing natural and environmental sounds with synthetic variants. He has built up an extensive sound archive and created several electroacoustic pieces for radio and film. Around ninety sound-recordings are documenting his artistic framework. He held lectures and workshops presenting his work i.a. at University Bellas Artes-Madrid, Hochschule für Gestaltung-Karlsruhe, RMIT University-Melbourne and Edith Cowan University-Perth.

Commissions / Exhibitions / Performances:

Kammermusiktage Witten; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Berliner Festspiele Maerz Musik Festival; Sound field Festival, Chicago; Festival Wien Modern; Festival Hörgänge, Wien; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Steirischer Herbst, Graz; What is Music Festival, Australia; International Music Festival, Vancouver; LMC Festival, London; Dundee Media Festival; Ultraschall Festival, Berlin; SWR; ORF; Salzburger Festspiele; Liquid Architecture Festival, Australia; Darmstädter Ferienkurse; Serralves Festival, Porto, ZKM, Karlsruhe; Museum of Contemprary Art, Zagreb; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Gronland Kammermusikk Festival, Oslo; Festival Mikromusik, Berlin; Borealis Festival, Oslo; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Klangspuren Schwaz, Tirol; Transmediale Festival, Berlin"

-Werner Dafeldecker Website (http://www.dafeldecker.net/information/biography-english.html)
3/27/2017

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Phillips, Simon James
Blage 3
(Mikroton Recordings)
Hubweber / Schubert / Schlippenbach / Thomas / Wllers
Intricacies [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Ercklentz / Neumann
LAlienation
(Herbal International)
Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm
Resistance [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm
Resistance
(Bocian)
Contest of (More) Pleasures, The (Dorner / Pallandre / Butcher / Sassi / Charles)
Ulrichsberg
(Confront)
Russell, John / Phil Durrant / John Butcher
Conceits (1987/1992)
(Emanem)
Gustafsson, Mats w/ John Russell & Phil Minton
a duo(s) [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Wooley, Nate / Ken Vandermark
East By Northwest
(Pleasure of the Text Records)
Butcher, John / Burkhard Beins / Mark Wastell
Membrane
(Confront)
Cooper, Lindsay
Rarities Volumes 1 & 2
(Recommended Records)
Thing, The With Thurston Moore
Live [VINYL]
(The Thing Records)
Frith, Fred / John Butcher
The Natural Order
(Northern Spy)
Kellers, Willi Quartet
Life In A Black Box
(FMR)
Margots, The
Sople
(Okka)
DKV Trio
Baraka
(Okka)
Gustafsson / Oehlan
Jukebox-Series 001 [7-INCH VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Dorner / Hayward / Krebs / Neumann
The Berlin Series No. 3
(Another Timbre)
Gallio / Streuli
Road Works [CD & DVD]
(Percaso)
Fire! Orchestra
Enter
(Rune Grammofon)
Gustafsson, Mats / Lasse Marhaug
The Oslo Tapes [VINYL 12"]
(Bocian)
Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson
Sin Gas [Vinyl]
(Bocian)
Yoshihide, Otomo / Sachiko M / Evan Parker / John Edwards / Tony Marsh / John Butcher
Quintet/Sextet/Duos
(Otoroku)
Wastell, Mark
Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hands
(Confront)
Nilssen-Love, Paal / Mats Gustafsson
Con Gas [2 x 7-inch SINGLES]
(Bocian)
Made to Break
Cherchez la Femme [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Daisy, Tim Trio
A Fine Day In Berlin
(Relay Records)
Rutherford, Paul
Chicago 2002
(Emanem)
Various Artists
The All Angels Concerts [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Laddaga, Reinaldo
Things That A Mutant Needs To Know [BOOK + 2 CDs]
(Unsounds)
Various Artists
Freedom of the City 2001 - small groups [2 CDs]
(Emanem)
Moore, Thurston & Mats Gustafsson
Vi Ar Alla Guds Slavar [VINYL]
(Otoroku)
Polwechsel
Traces Of Wood
(Hatology)
Thing, The
Boot!
(The Thing Records)
Various Artists
Amalgam(e): 10 Years of Red Toucan [2 CDs]
(Red Toucan)
Strike (Clayton Thomas / Jon Rose / Mike Majkowski)
Wood, Wire & Sparks [VINYL]
(Monotype)
Thieke, Michael Unununium
Nachtlieder
(Mikroton Recordings)
Kammerer, Margareth
Why Is The Sea So Blue
(Mikroton Recordings)
DKV Trio + Gustafsson / Nilssen-Love / Pupillo
Schl8hof [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Margots, The (Vandermark / Daisy / McPhee / Reid / &c)
Pescado
(Okka)
Vandermark's, Ken Topology Nonet w/ Joe McPhee
Impressions of Po Music
(Okka)
Made to Break
Lacerba [VINYL]
(Clean Feed)
Thieke / Gregorio / Baker / Zerang
Sack of Rice
(Peira)
Correction with Mats Gustafsson
Shift [VINYL]
(NoBusiness)
Rose, Jon
Rosin [3 CDs + 1 Data Disk + Book]
(Recommended Records)
Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert
(Fake) The Facts [VINYL 7-inch]
(Trost Records)
Thieke & Toulemonde / Capece & Drouin
Berlin Series #1
(Another Timbre)
Made to Break (Daisy / Hoff / Kurzmann / Vandermark)
Provoke
(Clean Feed)
Butcher, John
Vortices & Angels
(Emanem)
Leichtmann, Hanno
Minimal Studies
(Mikroton Recordings)
Fire! Orchestra
Exit!
(Rune Grammofon)
Gustafsson / Russell / Strid
Birds
(Den Records)
Revis, Eric's 11:11,
Parallax
(Clean Feed)
Romen / Fagaschinski / Schneider
Here Comes The Sun
(Mikroton Recordings)
Cherry, Neneh & The Thing
Cherry Thing Remixes
(Smalltown Supersound)
Double Tandem (Vandermark/ Baars / Nilssen-Love)
OX
(Den Records)
Lytton / Wooley + Ikue Mori and Ken Vandermark
The Nows [2 CDs]
(Clean Feed)
Dogmatics, The (Abrahams / Fagachinski)
The Sacrifice For The Music Became Our Lifestyle [VINYL]
(Monotype)
Butcher / Viltard / Prevost
"All But" - Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists -- Volume 2
(Matchless)
Morris, Joe
Perpetual Frontier The Properties of Free Music [BOOK]
(Riti Publishing)
Platform 1
Takes Off
(Clean Feed)
Various Artists
The Intelligent Dancer [DVD]
(Absinth Records)
Dafeldecker, Werner & Theo Nabicht
vessels
(Absinth Records)
Fire! with Oren Ambarchi
In The Mouth - A Hand
(Rune Grammofon)
Butcher, John & Mark Sanders
Daylight
(Emanem)
Double Tandem (Baars / Vandermark / Nilssen-Love)
Cement
(PNL)
Neumann, Andrea / Bonnie Jones
Green Just As I Could See
(erstwhile)
Kurzmann, Christof
The Air Between
(Charhizma)
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Henry Cow
Vol. 3: Hamburg
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Henry Cow
Vol. 2: 1974-5
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Trio Kimmig (Kimmig / Studer / Zimmerline / John Butcher)
Raw
(Leo)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Butcher, John / Thomas Lehn / Matthew Shipp
Tangle
(Fataka)
Dorner / Schroder / Thomas / Steidle
Das Treffen
(Jazzwerkstatt)
Dogmatics, The (Abrahams / Fagachinski)
The Sacrifice For The Music Became Our Lifestyle [VINYL]
(Monotype)
Jerman / Barnes
Versatile Ambience [VINYL]
(IDEA Intermedia)
Ossatura
Maps And Mazes
(Recommended Records)
Butcher, John / Stale Liavik Solberg
So Beautiful, It Starts To Rain
(Clean Feed)
Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]
(Leo)
Toop, David
Entities Inertias Faint Beings [VINYL]
(Room40)
Rara Avis (Ken Vandermark / Stefano Ferrian / Simone Quatrana / Luca Pissavini / Sec)
Rara Avis
(Not Two Records)
Fire! Orchestra
Ritual
(Rune Grammofon)
Slobber Pup
Pole Axe [VINYL]
(Rarenoise Records)
Gustafsson, Mats
Piano Mating [VINYL]
(Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records)
Fire!
She Sleeps, She Sleeps
(Rune Grammofon)
Vandermark, Ken
Site Specific [2 CDs + BOOK]
(Audiographic Records)
Audio One (Vandermark/Adasiewicz/Berman/Bishop/Rempis/Williams/Mazzarrella/Daisy/Macri/Paulson)
An International Report [VINYL]
(Audiographic Records)
Chippendale, Brian / Mats Gustafsson / Massimo Pupillo
Melt [VINYL]
(Trost Records)
Thing, The
Shake [VINYL 2 LPs]
(The Thing Records)
Chicago Reed Quartet (Mazzarella / Rempis / Williams / Vandermark)
Western Automatic
(Aerophonic)
Hubweber / Schubert / Schlippenbach / Thomas / Wllers
Intricacies [2 CDs]
(NoBusiness)
Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm
Resistance [VINYL]
(Bocian)
Vandermark, Ken / Fred Lonberg-Holm
Resistance
(Bocian)
Contest of (More) Pleasures, The (Dorner / Pallandre / Butcher / Sassi / Charles)
Ulrichsberg
(Confront)

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