Bernhard Günter

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Bernhard Günter
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Born 1957, in Neuwied, Germany, Bernhard Günter began playing drums at 12, switching mostly to the electric guitar at 17. In 1980, he moved to Paris to study contemporary compositional techniques at RCAM and College de France and work in the libraries of IRCAM and Centre Pompidou. While he lived in Pairs, he would work with the Ensemble Choreographique de Vitry several times, providing music for performances. In 1986 he returned to germany where, in 1987, he began to work on his first compositions for computer music, releasing his first cd, "un peu de neige salie," in 1992, after 4 years of preparation and one year of work, releasing a second cd, "détails agrandis"shortly after. In 1995 he founded the label Trente Oiseaux to release his own work and that of similar artists.

Since the mid 90s, he has played concerts all over the world. His music is regularly played (in absentia of the composer) at the Futura Festival de musique acousmatique in Crest, France, and "the ant moves / the black and yellow carcass / a little closer" has received one of twelve Honorable Mentions at the 1999 Prix Ars Electronica.

Bernhard remains active as a performer and recording artist, largely switching from composing to improvising. After briefly working with the trio +minus and the duo Klangstaub, he now performs with the duo brachklang and as a solo improviser, mainly on soprano and alto saxophone, alto clarinet and electric guitar, all combined with live electronics.

An updated biography and a full discography can be found on his website.
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SCD 012 Bernhard Günter - Un Peu De Neige Salie album art Bernhard Günter Un Peu De Neige Salie (Album) Selektion SCD 012 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
TOC 964 Bernhard Günter - Home, Unspeakable album art John Duncan / Bernhard Günter John Duncan / Bernhard Günter - Home, Unspeakable(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 964 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
34 Se, TOE-CD-34 Bernhard Günter - Details Agrandis album art Bernhard Günter Details Agrandis (Album) Selektion 34 Se, TOE-CD-34 US 1998 Sell This Version
DNCD005 Bernhard Günter - Buddha With The Sun Face / Buddha With The Moon Face album art Bernhard Günter Buddha With The Sun Face / Buddha With The Moon Face (Album) Digital Narcis Corporation,. Ltd. DNCD005 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
TOC 991 Bernhard Günter - Univers Temporel Espoir album art Bernhard Günter Univers Temporel Espoir (Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 991 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
TOC 001 Bernhard Günter - Brown, Blue, Brown On Blue (For Mark Rothko) album art Bernhard Günter Brown, Blue, Brown On Blue (For Mark Rothko) (Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 001 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
TOC 003 Bernhard Günter - Time, Dreaming Itself album art Bernhard Günter Time, Dreaming Itself(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 003 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
TOC 014 Bernhard Günter - Crossing The River (Night Music) album art Bernhard Günter Crossing The River (Night Music) (Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 014 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LINE_005 Bernhard Günter - Monochrome White / Polychrome W/Neon Nails album art Bernhard Günter Monochrome White / Polychrome W/Neon Nails(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Line LINE_005 US 2001 Sell This Version
TOC 011 Bernhard Günter - Then, Silence album art Bernhard Günter Then, Silence(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 011 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
TOC 015 Bernhard Günter - Japan album art Bernhard Günter / Steve Roden Bernhard Günter / Steve Roden - Japan(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 015 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
TOC 024 Bernhard Günter - (For Morton Feldman) album art Richard Chartier / Bernhard Günter / Steve Roden Richard Chartier / Bernhard Günter / Steve Roden - (For Morton Feldman)(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 024 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
TOC021, TOC 021 Bernhard Günter - Redshift / Abschied album art Bernhard Günter Redshift / Abschied(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux, Trente Oiseaux TOC021, TOC 021 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
LINE_009 Bernhard Günter - Monochrome Rust / Differential album art Bernhard Günter Monochrome Rust / Differential(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Line LINE_009 US 2002 Sell This Version
TOC 042 Bernhard Günter - Message Urgent album art R. Friedl*, B. Günter*, M. Vorfeld* R. Friedl*, B. Günter*, M. Vorfeld* - Message Urgent(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 042 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
TOC 053 Bernhard Günter - Ataraxia album art Bernhard Günter / Heribert Friedl Bernhard Günter / Heribert Friedl - Ataraxia(CDr, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 053 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
ES001|ESVAR001 Bernhard Günter - L'Écoute Libéré album art +minus : Bernhard Günter, Mark Wastell, Graham Halliwell +minus : Bernhard Günter, Mark Wastell, Graham Halliwell - L'Écoute Libéré(CDr, Album, Ltd) Esquilo Records ES001|ESVAR001 Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
nvo 006 Bernhard Günter - TRANS~ album art Bernhard Günter / Heribert Friedl Bernhard Günter / Heribert Friedl - TRANS~(CD, Album, Ltd) Non Visual Objects nvo 006 Austria 2006 Sell This Version
KSM 082 Bernhard Günter - Mellom Paradis Og Helleviga album art B. Günter* / G. Smith* / M. Vorfeld* B. Günter* / G. Smith* / M. Vorfeld* - Mellom Paradis Og Helleviga(File, FLAC, Album) Klangstaub Musik KSM 082 2007
KSM 081 Bernhard Günter - Sechs Kleine Stücke album art Bernhard Günter, Gary Smith (3) Bernhard Günter, Gary Smith (3) - Sechs Kleine Stücke(6xFile, FLAC, Album) Klangstaub Musik KSM 081 2008
TOC082 Bernhard Günter - 音丈 (Oto Dake) album art Bernhard Günter 音丈 (Oto Dake)(File, FLAC, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC082 2008
KSM 085 Bernhard Günter - Lone Looper album art Bernhard Günter Lone Looper(8xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Klangstaub Musik KSM 085 2008
et le 005 Bernhard Günter - Improvisations album art SAP(e) Feat. Bernhard Günter SAP(e) Feat. Bernhard Günter - Improvisations (Album) Et Le Feu Comme Matière Formatable Technologiquement et le 005 Belgium 2009 Sell This Version
TOC1002 Bernhard Günter - Reflection And Resonance album art Bernhard Günter, Dorothea Krishnabhakdi Bernhard Günter, Dorothea Krishnabhakdi - Reflection And Resonance(2xFile, MP3, Album, vbr) Trente Oiseaux TOC1002 2010
none Bernhard Günter - Explorative Music [Locus Solus II] album art Bernhard Günter Explorative Music [Locus Solus II](3xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Trente Oiseaux none Germany 2016