A conversation about Conrad Schnitzler, his influence, his philosophy and the on-going impact of his work. Prior to the talk, a program of approximately 30 minutes with videos from and about Conrad Schnitzler will be shown.
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co-founded the politically influential band Ton Steine Scherben and worked frequently with Conrad Schnitzler, founder both of the Zodiak Free Arts Lab and Kluster (later Cluster), and a former member of Tangerine Dream. Seidel himself was also involved in the Zodiak in his youth, and ranked among the few people Schnitzler personally authorized to perform his music. Seidel aka Sequenza keeps the spirit of the Zodiak alive with his own improvisation project, Free Arts Lab
, his book about Ton Steine Scherben, was published in spring 2005.
is a Berlin-based electronic musician with an affinity towards the artistic heritage of the so called "Berliner Schule" (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ash-Ra Temple, Agitation Free and others). He is also a co-founder of the m=minimal record label that releases original works by Conrad Schnitzler as well as reworkings of the pioneering artist’s material by contemporary artists, including his own renditions created in collaboration with Christian Borngräber (see Borngräber & Strüver
). He is a member of the trust that manages Schnitzler’s musical estate and knew Schnitzler during his lifetime.
In 1980, Thomas Fehlmann
co-founded the band Palais Schaumburg, which was to have a major influence on Neue Deutsche Welle. He later joined both The Orb and, together with Gudrun Gut, the radio collective Ocean Club. He was one of Conrad Schnitzler’s students shortly before hand, at a time when Schnitzler served a brief but influential appointment at Hamburg’s Hochschule für Bildende Künste. Fehlmann has worked with Robert Fripp, Juan Aktins, Moritz von Oswald, Sun Electric, Teutonic Beats, Stephan Remmler, and Erasure, and has released several albums on Kompakt.
writes frequently on the intersections between sound, visual art, and technology for major publications, including a.o. The Wire, Frieze, The New York Times, Wired, Rhizome. Her first book, Another Green World
, on the musician Brian Eno, was published by Continuum in 2009. She is currently at work on a new book on the history of electronic music.