Conrad Schnitzler (1937 – 2011) has been a prolific German experimental musician, he has been a major, though reclusive, figure on the European music scene since the late 1960s. Schnitzler was an early member of Tangerine Dream (1969 – 1970) and a founder of the band Kluster. He left Kluster in 1971, first working with his group Eruption and then focusing on solo works.
Bernhard met Conrad to do an interview for the German KEYBOARDS magazine in 2007.
There was an instant connection between the two, so Conrad gave Bernhard 4 CDs to to work on, i.e. to produce a new record from the source material.
The re-mix was done using an automatic self-referential audio process, the result of which was slightly re-arranged by Wöstheinrich afterwards.
A compelling abstract 62 minute landscape of industrial beauty.
released January 1, 2009
conrad schnitzler: source recordings 00/079, 00/186, 00/194, 00/223bernhard wöstheinrich: interactive remixing
mastered by markus reuter
Vacuum Love, Vol. 1-5 is the first batch of centrozoon’s archival releases. It was recorded live to 2-track DAT in and around October 1998, years before centrozoon released their first official album. The music is presented as is, uncensored. These sessions (some of which were recorded live in the studio, some live on stage) hint unmistakably at what was to come.
We’re proud to finally being able to present this music in its entirety. There are some technical flaws with some of the recordings, but we’ve left them untouched in order to not mess with the flow of the improvisations. This music is the seed of centrozoon as we know it.
released December 2, 2007
markus reuter – touch guitars, processing
bernhard wöstheinrich – synthesizers, sequencers
cover artwork by maria garofalo
layout by bernhard wöstheinrich
Recorded live to 2-track in Düsseldorf on 31/12/2005
Played Live by Bernhard Wöstheinrich
released January 5, 2006
Recording engineer: Uwe Brameier
Editing and mastering: Markus Reuter
Artwork: Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Live in Düsseldorf is a recording of a house concert at Uwe Brameier’s place. Uwe is a long-time supporter of my music, but also the founder and main figure behind modul303.com; a German radio station specializing in electronic music of all kinds.
This music was composed and arranged entirely in real time, using the live looping method, where musical phrases can be recorded spontaneously during the performance without interrupting the ongoing flow. Loops of recorded phrases can be played back together and combined into complex polyphonic arrangements.
Live in Düsseldorf was still performed without a computer, so it had to be done within the limitations of the given hardware on which it was performed on (EMU XL7; BOSS VF-1).
Another notable feature was the use of a ZTar as a general input device, instead of an usual keyboard.
released May 1, 2002
Musicians: Bernhard Wöstheinrich, Phillip Münch
Producer: Markus Reuter
Mastering: Stephen Petrus
released May 1, 1998
All tracks composed and produced by Bernhard Wöstheinrich.
Markus Reuter plays 8-string touch guitar on track 6.
Digitally remastered by Philipp Quaet-Faslem.