Burkhard Beins, born in 1964, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer of experimental music he is known for his individually developed use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers and has conceived several sound installations. Alongside his solo work he is a member of numerous ensembles, e.g. Polwechsel, The Sealed Knot and Splitter Orchester and also works with composers/musicans such as Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner or Charlemagne Palestine. Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia.