An outstanding double bill at Berghain’s Kantine next week with two D/B faves from the local scene Schneider TM, who will present his new collaboration with Conrad Schnitzler, and the ever excellent Golden Diskó Ship who is celebrating her new album on Karl Records.
The German pioneer of electronic music Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011) amassed a vast archive of sounds for use in combination with each other in live performances. In 2011 the idea came up of con-structing new compositions, not remixes, from this material. The Con-Struct series was born. The second release of the series features con-structions by Schneider TM. “I am very happy and honored to be invited to do an album for the Con-Struct series and wanted to do something special and genuine in this posthumous collaboration with Conrad Schnitzler. I wanted to get as close to his spirit as possible, so I created a musical situation as if we were actually collaborating together in the same room, with Conrad playing his pre-recorded sound-files or modular system and me dubbing and processing it live on the fly… almost as if it was a live-concert situation.”
Schneider TM is a multidimensional music project of Dirk Dresselhaus, named after his nickname Schneider. Since the late 80’s, Dirk has been active in different musical fields. From 1989 until 1997 he played and sang in adventurous rock and pop bands like Hip Young Things and Locust Fudge (both on Glitterhouse Records) before he became more active in electronic music around 1996. Schneider TM is responsible for a couple of experimental electro-freak-pop albums (on City Slang / Mute) including underground-hits like ‘Reality Check’, ‘Frogtoise’ and a cover version of a song by The Smiths called ‘The Light 3000’, a collaboration with Kptmichigan that was hugely acclaimed by the alternative media like John Peel, The Wire etc.. Schneider TM has been credited as one of the main innovators of a music genre called Indietronic or Indietronica.[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=2195636711 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small]
Golden Diskó Ship is Theresa Stroetges, a young Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and video artist who performs live as a one-girl orchestra. Her imaginative soundscapes, shifting from delicate melodic lines steeped in nostalgia to the feedback arcs and textured distortion of machine abuse, evoke lucid dreams and have won critical praise for their fresh, eclectic collages of electronic and acoustic sound. Her debut solo album, Prehistoric Ghost Party, was produced at the legendary Faust Studio, home of the Klangbad label, and her tracks have also been released on Monika Enterprise’s City Splits # 1 and The Wire Tapper’s June 2012 compilation.
Golden Diskó Ship. Conrad Schnitzler/Schneider TM – Double Record Release Concert
Friday, 24th March 2017 | 20:00 CET
Kantine am Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin–Friedrichshain