arnold dreiblatt ensemble
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Arnold Dreyblatt: Modifizierter Kontrabass, Laptop| Jörg Hiller: Schlagzeug, Automatisierte E Gitarre | Joachim Schütz: E Gitarre

Last year New York minimalist composer Arnold Dreyblatt (Excited Strings Bass, laptop) formed a new trio with Jörg Hiller/ Konrad Sprenger (motor-guitar, drums )and Joachim Schütz (electric guitar). The ensemble has recently performed at the Club Berghain and at the Neue Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin; the MIMI Festival in Marseille; the Face E Festival in Geneva; the Time Zone Festival in Bari; the impakt Festival in Utrecht; Kunstencentrum Hasselt, Belgium and at the Nymusikk Festival in Oslo. Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953) is an American media artist and composer. He has been based in Berlin, Germany since 1984. In 2007, Dreyblatt was elected to lifetime membership in the visual arts section at the German Academy of Art (Akademie der Künste, Berlin).

He is currently Professor of Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art and Design in Kiel, Germany. His early activities in music and performance included the albums "Nodal Excitation", "Propellers In Love" and the opera project "Who's Who in Central and East Europe 1933". One of the second generation of New York minimal composers, Dreyblatt studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young,and Alvin Lucier and media art with Woody and Steina Vasulka. Arnold Dreyblatt has charted his own unique course in composition and music performance. He has invented a set of new and original instruments, performance techniques, and a system of tuning. Often characterized as one of the more rock-oriented of American minimalists, Dreyblatt has cultivated a strong underground base of fans for his transcendental and ecstatic music with his Ensembles. His music has been performed by the Bang On A Can All-Stars, Jim O'Rourke, Pellegrini String Quartet and the Crash Ensemble. He has recorded for such labels as Tzaddik, Hat Hut, Table of the Elements, and Cantaloupe. Upcoming is a 5-CD box set on Table of the Elements, and a CD on Important Records. /