I see, you are a part of the Sonar Kollektiv. How long you are a part of
this organization and what is it that Sonar primarly does – organizing
concerts, releasing records…?
at sonarkollektiv since march 2000.it is a colectiv of
producers,musicians and djs,founded by the jazzanova guys.
have about 8 labels,releasing 12” and cds of all sorts of jazz related
club music.they organize parties,radio sets,ect.
have a look at www.sonarkollektiv.com
something more about yourself. Are you born in Berlin? Are you a dj
also? Is Ronald Lippok your friend? (I know that he is from the band To
Rococo Rot, because they are one of my favourite bands)
am not a native Berliner ,and moved to berlin in 1994.i worked about 2
years as a real dj to earn money,when I was studiing jazz drums with
gerri granelli and david friedman. but nowadays I prefer performing live
on stage.i also dj sometimes but not dance oriented any more,but relaxed
interesting music,from electronica to film scores or free jazz or so
called urban dub.
know Ronald for years,we toured together (paloma and tarwater)in 1997.
we know and respect our musical work.
I wrote a black of dirty white,I heard his voice all the time on top of
the song,so I showed him the song and he sang on it and on headphones
and all was perfect,just like I had imagined.
do you think about the German/Berlin electronic scene? There are many
names and labels coming from there: Jan Jelinek, Pole (~scape),
Kitty-Yo, Static (you), Ulrich Schnauss, Christian Kleine…, and they
are releasing very enjoyable music.
think there are very interesting things going on here,cause many people
move to berlin and make music or labels.most of the people you mentioned
are friens of mine and of course we all know each other somehow.
are your past and present influences? What have you been listening to in
the past, and what music you like to listen to in the present; what are
you listening to today, right now, while you are writing this interview?
are many different influences.
time favs used to be kraftwerk,sun ra,cool jazz,miles davis, free
jazz,john cage,morton Feldman,then club music and techno like ch.vogel
im listening to a song of mine ,thinking of who I could invite for
singing,I like to have a sort of jane birkin singing on it.
I listen a lot to lali puna,Thomas gave me a week ago,it’s a great
im listening to an old snd cd.
i was reading one interview with Brian Eno, he said that he tells 3
kinds of things in the interviews: 1) the most interesting; 2) less
interesting; 3) and the most boring things; - and the journalists always
print all the boring stuff and nothing from the interesting things. So,
i guess one of the most interesting things is what did you use (what
software, hardware, instruments…) to make the music on your album
Eject Your Mind? Tell me about your gear?
have a mpc,a nord modular, a Rhodes piano,my drums and some delays.
a g3 laptop.
play everything into a protools system and mix it .
listening your album Eject Your Mind right now, and i like the sound
very much, because it's alive. But i wonder, why did you have to use the
vocals? I, personally, don't like vocals in the electronic music so
much. But, on the other hand, the vocals of Ronald Lippok and Justine
Electra are very nicely merged with the sound. Why did you decide to use
vocals? I think that the songs with vocals on your latest album as
Static would be nice enough without the vocals.
funny.some love the vocals ,some hate it.
I love them.i mean there are some songs where I had to put vocals
on,like I have to put in an other song a piano or a bassdrum.it was a
quite simple decision:I heard a voice on some songs and asked them to
sing it.the problem I always had with vocals were the lyrics,cause they
give a song a message or direction which is more open when you have an
instrumental.but both Justine and Ronald write very open minded
lyrics,so I don’t have this feeling.and besides I just love the sound
of their voices and how they fit into my music.
Your Mind is the only album that I've heard from you. But you have
released more music under many different names, such as Paloma, Ich
Schwitze Nie, Dj Attache & The Beige Oscillator, Dawn… Why do you
use all those names?
is my solo work.
is with hannes stobl.
osc….is with Nicholas bussmann
was a band with Rupert huber from tosca and hannes from paloma.
ich schwitze nie is a trio with lars Rudolph and Nicholas bussmann.
completely different things and styles of music,too much and too
different to realize in one band or project.
will send you my list of Top 20 albums for 2001 (I am a part of one
local radio station here, so I had to make a list). What do you think
about my album list and what is your list? Do you have your favourite
album(s) for the past year or maybe some all-time-favourite albums?
don’t know all of your acts on the list,but some of them I like a
lot,like the aphex twin album.these piano pieces are great.
some all time favs.
evans and steve lacy:paris blues
reich :music for 18 musicians
ra strange celestial road
Mayfield,there is no place like America today
Rollins blue note 1642
the rhythm and sound stuff
cage pieces for prepared piano
are many more but too much to list
do you think about the world music scene? Lately, I am very much
interested in this so called post-rock music, bands like Tristeza,
Tortoise, Couch, Town & Country, Chicago Underground Duo/Quartet,
Mogwai, Sea & Cake, Mouse on Mars, Microstoria, Windy & Carl,
Labradford, Papa M, Jim O'Rourke and many more. Do you like some of
I like mouse on mars,microstoria,jim o rourke.some pieces of
tortoise.the rest I don’t know.
me something more about the German post-rock scene!
not into the postrock thing.does it still exsist?
song Northrop is recorded live at Der Leiseste Club Der Welt in Berlin,
september 2000. How and where do you play/perform your music live?
song was recorded with my old live setup,a mpc 2000 xl.
im playing with a g3 laptop using a patch written in super collider by
Nicholas bussmann,heiko gölzer an me.it’s a 12 track realtime patch
whrer you can really fuck up everything,very nice.its very inspiring.
just editing some of my live tracks wich I recorded on harddisk.
play in clubs or in concert halls wherever its cool.
can book me under email@example.com
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you need some more infos about me,just go to www.google.de and search
for hanno leichtmann.
this is ok