Underground and Improvisation. Alternative Music and Art after 1968

Frank Bretschneider

Frank Bretschneider (born 1956) is a musician, composer and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Bretschneider's subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: perfectly translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena. In 1986, Bretschneider founded AG Geige, a successful and influential East German underground band. Though limited to the East before the wall came down, they were invited to perform across Germany and internationally after 1989 and released three albums before splitting in 1993. Bretschneider was co-founding raster-noton in 1996 and has released numerous solo albums since then.

 

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