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In the current edition of the German "Keyboards" magazine (06/08), you can find a gleanings of the first "Electronic-Circus" festival (see search item " Electronic-Circus " within this blog).
The article has been written by colleague Bernhard Woestheinrich aka "Redundand Rocker". Notably, the guests are also mentioned (of which I have been one).
But even more important: the next "Electronic-Circus" is at the same place in Bielefeld probably in September 2009...
Friday, November 28, 2008
You had asked for the latest news? Here is a small one.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Today I will look some years back again to the year 1989.
".. in the following months Olaf Zimmermann (famous radio moderator) played my music on his radio show "Electronics" with increasing frequency. The series was accompanied by periodic "Electronics Live" festivals. Planning for the third one was underway; this time it was to be really big. Sponsored jointly by radio station DT 64 and the "Interessengemeinschaft Elektronische Musik - IGEM" ("Interest Group for Electronic Music"), it took place on the “Junge Garde" open-air stage in Dresden in East Germany. Of the four acts invited, two were the well-known East German groups Pond and Servi, and two were from West Germany, the main act Klaus Schulze and myself.
Sales and publicity were launched months in advance, and it was soon clear that the show would be a hit. In addition to the East German fans, many fans from Belgium, the Netherlands, and West Germany attended. Ultimately all 6800 seats of the Junge Garde were filled.
At this time such a festival in East Germany was somewhat of an adventure; still we had to admit that it was perfectly organized.
Finally the day arrived. I was accompanied by my current wife (eagerly taking photographs of the proceedings) and Mario Schoenwaelder. The border crossing into East Germany, the "German Democratic Republic", went very smoothly, particularly after the border guard checked things out over the telephone. The hotel and the reception were just perfect, only the weather was a bit recalcitrant: cool and cloudy.
I got to know Klaus Schulze personally for the first time. We had occasionally talked on the telephone, but the first personal contact was in Dresden. He turned out to be a very likable fellow, and we had a lot of fun.
Set-up began early Saturday. The stage was gigantic, and we had plenty of room to spread out, which was useful considering the amount of equipment we had. Interviews were held after the rehearsals. I felt grateful and quite nervous, for I had never played before so many people. Klaus also seemed excited, as this was his first major performance in several years.
However, everything went perfectly. The audience was enthusiastic and the mood was fabulous. It was a one-of-a-kind experience.
In the evenings we sat in the hotel restaurant, talking and having fun. It was difficult to say goodbye..."
Please let me also add, that the situation had been of more historic importance, as we really could guess, but only a few months later, in november 1989, the Berlin Wall came down ...
The music of "Dresden 08/89" can now be listened at Last.Fm .
© Frits Couwenberg
© Sabine Kistenmacher
Sunday, November 16, 2008
...with Christian Piednoir
Michel Le Stum
... with Olivier Bégué
© Christian Piednoir
Saturday, November 1, 2008
During my visit of the first "Electronic-Circus" festival in Bielefeld (Germany) in last september, Stefan Erbe did an interview with me for Lokalvision. The interview has now been published on the website of "Lokalvision" as well as on the "Electronic-Circus" website.
The interview is done in german language. So it may only be interesting for a part of you.
Anyway, many thanks again to Hans-Hermann Hess, Frank Gerber and of course Stefan Erbe.
More interesting links
- Alpha-Lyra blogspot
- Amazing Sounds
- Amazona - Online magazine
- BSCMusic - German label for New Age and electronic music
- Babyblaue-Seiten - Prog Reviews
- Bandforum.de - Blog
- Echoes - Radio and more...
- Electroalquimia - E.M. Blog from Spain
- Electroambient Space - website by Phil Derby
- Electroland - E.M. radioshow from Denmark
- Elmuzyka - E.M. blog from Poland
- Empulsiv - das Webzine zur elektronischen Musik!
- En el Aire - Online Radio from Spain
- Encore - blog for electronic music from France
- Encyclopedia of Electronic Music
- GRP Synthesizer - Analogue Synthesizers from Italy
- Geiger.dk - Music-website from Denmark
- Guts Of Darkness
- Hessischer Rundfunk Crossover: Voyager
- KEYS - Magazin für Musik und Computer
- Last Radio Poets - American website for interesting interviews
- Lauflicht - Step Sequencer Plug-In from Germany
- Manikin Electronic - Home of the Memotron
- Margen Records
- Marienberg Devices - High End Modulars from Germany
- Matrixsynth - One of the best ressources for Synth-Freaks
- MellowJet Records
- Michel Le Stum
- Moog Music - Nothing more to tell...
- Music waves - french webzine
- Music-Transformation - e-m. video portal
- Mygale Films - Website of James L. Frachon
- Nordwest Radio - A channel of Radio Bremen for rock- and alternative music
- OneThousandPulses - home concert music zone by Darren Bergstein
- Plattenbesprechungen- German blog for records
- Radio Goethe - Culture from Germany
- Radio Jena - Homebase of "Sounds vom Synthesizer"
- RadioEins - Electro Beats
- Radiomodul - Webradio für elektronische Musik aus Berlin
- Releasetime - German website for musicproduction and artists
- Ricochet Dream - Electronic Music and Beyond...
- Roland Germany
- Roland Systems Group - Pro Audio
- SDIYcut - The right thing before christmas - and after!
- SMD - Synth Music Direct
- Schallwende e.V.
- Sonic Curiosity - Website from Matt Howard
- Sonic Immersion
- SoundCloud - Music platform
- Sounds-of-Syn - e.m. radioprogramme
- Star's End - Famous Ambient Radio
- Studio Nagran - Website for E.M. from Poland
- Syndae - EM-Podcast
- Synth & Sequences - Blog by Sylvain Lupari
- Synth Sunday - UK Radio Show from Bruce Gall
- Synthesizer Magazin
- Synthesizers.com - Modular Synthesizers
- Terry Hawke Chill Out Sessions
- Zeiss Planetarium - Bochum
- Zeiss Planetarium - Muenster
- Zeiss Planetarium am Insulaner - Berlin
- u-he - Synthesizer plugins from Berlin