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Beins Burkhard

Burkhard Beins

Born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer, working in the non-academic fields of experimental music, he is known for his widely abstracted use of percussion instruments in combination with selected objects. Since the late 1980's he is performing at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, North America, Australia/NZ and Asia as diverse as the LMC Festival (London), SKIF (St. Petersburg), Donaueschinger Musiktage, Musique Action (Nancy), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), Liquid Architecture (Australia), Taktlos (CH), Computing Music (Cologne), MoMA (New York), or Maerzmusik (Berlin). He is a memberof groups like Perlonex, Activity Center, Polwechsel, Trio Sowari, Phosphor, BBB and The Sealed Knot, and also works with Keith Rowe, Sven-Åke Johansson, Phil Minton, Orm Finnendahl, John Tilbury, Charlemagne Palestine and many others. Meanwhile he has released more than 30 CDs and LPs on labels like 2:13 Music, Zarek, Erstwhile, HatHut, Potlatch, Absinth or Confront. His first Solo-CD "Disco Prova" has been released in 2007 and combines field recordings and percussion material with digital multitracking, followed in 2009 by "Structural Drift", a result of a sound art residency at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, based on e-bowed and propelled zither, analogue synth, objects and small electronics.

" … simply one of the most imaginative percussionists around, indeed making the tag 'percussionist' seem hopelessly deficient." All Music Guide

"Beins transforms percussions fundamentally into resonators aimed at amplifying the sound produced by a series of different objects." Musiche

"Burkhard Beins has proven to be one of those players delivering consistently intriguing releases." Signal To Noise

"One of the strengths of Beins' playing is his ear for the strange." The Wire

events in 2009 with Burkhard Beins
  Date Day Time Location Event Details
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5Thu 8.00 pmAberdeenBurkhard Beins and Bill Thompson, Resonant Frequencies
7Sat 8.00 pmAberdeenBurkhard Beins, Will Guthrie, Bill Thompson and Mark Wastell, Resonant Frequencies
8Sun10.30 amAberdeenResonant Frequencies: Connect