Friedrich Greiling, geboren 1978 zwischen Wesel und Gelsenkirchen. Abgebrochene Studien in Visueller Kommunikation (Aachen, Potsdam) und Kulturwissenschaften (Hildesheim). Seit 2001 selbsternannter Musiker und Produzent dreier Band s von Techno bis Country: Mittekill, Freedarich, Die Bäume. Seit 2008 Musik für Theater-Produktionen von und mit: Turbo Pascal, Interrobang, Eva Plischke, Geheimagentur, Cora Frost, Fräulein Wunder AG, Wenzel & Zybowski, Winterakademie 2015 (Theater an der Parkaue) und Theater Freiburg. Außerdem Teilnahme an der Expedition “Sound Development City 2015” in Belgrad und Athen mit “From A to Be – Transport/Art for Free”.
1.What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Huah! It doesn´t get any bigger..
Love, tolerance or just music?
Sounds so bad..
I´ve always thought to myself, that I do it because of tolerance?
Maybe all these „no-gos“ are just because of this?
My music is often like a personal dialogue.
Aspects, you can´t talk about, you can sing.
2.How and when did you get into making music?
a) Around 6, I heard my father saying to my sisters´ piano-teacher: my
son would also like to get lessons, now. Uh, what?
b) Around 14 a friend showed me how to play guitar power-chords. I never
learned much more, sorry.
I was too proud of my first 200 little songs.
One of my first ones was:
I´m playing you the whole song
I´m playing you the whole song
half an hour long (x30)
A lie. It took just 4 minutes.
3.What are your 5 favorite albums of all time?
There are a lot of single songs, but albums??
I don´t listen to them anymore, but I still remember the impression.
Lawrence: Absence of blight
Johnny Cash: uh..
Beastie Boys: Check your head
7 Seconds: The Crew
Toco: Digital ist besser
4.What do you associate with Berlin?
Destruction and (bad) reconstruction.
East and West united by techno.
5.What’s your favorite place in your town?
On the dirty water with an old DDR-kayak.
And some bars.
6.If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Maybe I´d be the founder of the world´s first „Make Some Noise“-Party.
Or the owner of a canoe-rental-service in croatia.
7.What was the last record you bought?
Raze de Soare: Albatros (EP)
8.Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9.What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
I tell you about the worst one.
There were these potheads in hangover.
The day before they had their club-anniversary.
So they really had a kater.
We did our stressy techno-nazi-party-show.
I played the stage-aggressor: get on that stupid dancefloor.
Something like this.
First they were confused.
Then they got angry.
Finally they switched off the volume and justified: c´mon you´re bad.
Only this – „c´mon – you´re bad“.
As we got out with our heavy bass-amp, they tripped us.
We had several great evenings like this.
10.How important is technology to your creative process?
10 years ago it was everything.
Now it´s nearly nothing.
For the future I´d like to use it more, again.
But only for the creative process.
For productions and live-performance, I need it mostly
I´m a bad manual workman.
11.Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
C´mon, it´s private.
Four. Elder. Sisters.
Yes, it was good.
I never wanted to make any career.
So I didn´t.
Link: Website | Mittekill website