Wolfgang Seidel grew up in Berlin-Kreuzberg. At the age of 16, he was a drummer in a beat band. In 1970, he was a musician in the youth theatre project Rote Steine, co-founded the band Ton Steine Scherben, which emerged from that context, and played the drums on Ton Steine Scherben’s first record. In 1972 he and the band went their separate ways.
Seidel 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 was also involved in Zodiac in his youth, and so ranked among the few people Schnitzler personally authorised to perform his music. He worked a great deal with sequences, which gained him the nickname Sequenza. Seidel keeps the spirit of Zodiak alive with his own improvisation project, Free Arts Lab.
Seidel was previously a musician at the apprentices' theatre, Rote Steine, where he co-founded the band Ton Steine Scherben, on whose first album he played drums. In 2005 Ventil Verlag published his book about the band's political and cultural repercussions, Scherben. Musik und Politik - Die Wirkung der Ton Steine Scherben.
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