Born on October 26th, 1934, in Friedenau/Berlin, he has lived in Baden, south of Vienna, since 1978 where he began his career as a professional composer/musician/writer in the late sixties, with sound-experiments described as "anarchic musical actionism".
He has worked with choreographer Caroline Carlsen for the "Theatro e Danza la Fenice" in Venice, with Esther Linley, Mark Lintern-Harris and Joao de Bruco for the "Wiener Festwochen", the "Donaufestival", the "Eurokaz" in Zagreb, the "Szene Salzburg" and other Festivals.
He was a founding member of many experimental groups and projects including "Geräusche", "Plus/minus", "Per Sonare", the free artslab "Zodiak" in Berlin, "Kluster", "Cluster", "Harmonia", "Meeting Point Vienna", "Friendly Game", "Aquarello" and "Tempus Transit".
Well regarded as a collaborator, he has worked with many composers and musicians including Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, Michael Rother, Konrad Plank, Peter Baumann, Dieter Moebius, Fabio Capanni, Jurij Novoselic, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Andres Gil, Felix Jay, Nicola Alesini, Konrad Schnitzler, Alexander Czjzek, Eric Spitzer-Marlyn and many others.
In 2011, Roedelius and Dieter Moebius broke-off formal ties with one another and Cluster. Roedelius went on to form a new variant of Cluster called Qluster. The new lineup consists of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Onnen Bock.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius Discography
- 5 Remix
- 14 Vocals
- 100 Instruments & Performance
- 181 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 64 Production
- 24 Technical
- 21 Visual
- 9 Acting, Literary & Spoken