Bernhard Günter

Bernhard Günter

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Bernhard Günter
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Born 1957, in Neuwied, Germany. Starts playing drums at 12, changes to electric guitar at 17. 1980, moves to Paris and attends lectures by Pierre Boulez at IRCAM and College de France, works in the libraries of IRCAM and Centre Pompidou, studying contemporary compositional techniques. Provides music to the Ensemble Choreographique de Vitry several times. 1986, returns to Germany. 1987, starts to work on music using the computer. 1992, after 4 years of preparation and one year of work, he's releasing his first cd, "un peu de neige salie". 1994, second cd, "détails agrandis". 1995, founds his label Trente Oiseaux. 1996, "home, unspeakable" with John Duncan. He has played concerts in: Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Santa Cruz, San Franciso, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, London, Lyon, Grenoble, Bern, Zürich, Vienna, Rome, Bologna, Berlin, Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Ghent, Reykjavik, Brussels, Barcelona.... 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 is currently (2013) active as an improvising musician, and has been for the last 10 years or so, releasing a number CDs in this gerne. The trio +minus and the duo Klangstaub having ceased to exist, he is 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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Bernhard Günter Discography

Albums

Bernhard Günter Un Peu De Neige Salie (Album) Selektion Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Bernhard Günter Details Agrandis (Album) Selektion Germany 1994 Sell This Version
TOC 964 John Duncan / Bernhard Günter John Duncan / Bernhard Günter - Home, Unspeakable(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 964 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Bernhard Günter Buddha With The Sun Face / Buddha With The Moon Face (Album) Digital Narcis Corporation,. Ltd. Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Bernhard Günter Univers Temporel Espoir (Album) Trente Oiseaux Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Bernhard Günter Brown, Blue, Brown On Blue (For Mark Rothko) (Album) Trente Oiseaux Germany 2000 Sell This Version
TOC 003 Bernhard Günter Time, Dreaming Itself(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 003 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Bernhard Günter Crossing The River (Night Music) (Album) Trente Oiseaux Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LINE_005 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(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 011 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
TOC 015 Bernhard Günter / Steve Roden Bernhard Günter / Steve Roden - Japan(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 015 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
TOC 024 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 Bernhard Günter Redshift / Abschied(CD, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC021 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
LINE_009 Bernhard Günter Monochrome Rust / Differential(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Line LINE_009 US 2002 Sell This Version
TOC 042 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 / Heribert Friedl Bernhard Günter / Heribert Friedl - Ataraxia(CDr, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC 053 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
ES001|ESVAR001 +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 / Heribert Friedl Bernhard Günter / Heribert Friedl - Trans~(CD, Album, Ltd) Non Visual Objects nvo 006 Austria 2006 Sell This Version
KSM 082 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, Gary Smith (3) Bernhard Günter, Gary Smith (3) - Sechs Kleine Stücke(6xFile, FLAC, Album) Klangstaub Musik KSM 081 2008
TOC082 Bernhard Günter Oto Dake(File, FLAC, Album) Trente Oiseaux TOC082 2008
TOC1002 Bernhard Günter, Dorothea Krishnabhakdi Bernhard Günter, Dorothea Krishnabhakdi - Reflection And Resonance(2xFile, MP3, Album, vbr) Trente Oiseaux TOC1002 2010

Singles & EPs

V222 Bernhard Günter & Ralf Wehowsky Bernhard Günter & Ralf Wehowsky - Un Ocean De Certitude(3xCD, Mini) V2_Archief V222 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
MKCD023, MKCD 023 Bernhard Günter Impossible Grey(CD, Mini) Metamkine, Metamkine MKCD023, MKCD 023 France 1997 Sell This Version
TOC 993 Bernhard Günter Slow Gestures / Cérémonie Désir (For Heike)(CD, EP) Trente Oiseaux TOC 993 Germany 1999 Sell This Version