REINHOLD FRIEDL & DIRK DRESSELHAUS (Schneider TM)
Reinhold Friedl on Inside-Piano with Dirk Dresselhaus on Electronics, Modular system and other devices processing the piano sounds through a system of effect loops.
Born in Baden-Baden, lives in Berlin. Studied piano in Stuttgart with Renate Werner and Paul Schwarz, in Berlin with Alan Marks and Alexander von Schlippenbach. Composition with Witold Szalonek and Mario Bertoncini. He also studied pure mathematics (set theory, logic and topology). Scolarships in Paris, Rome, Marseille, Amsterdam. Concerts in Europe, North-America, Australia and Japan. Numerous CDs and broadcasting recordings, as well as professional articles and radio features (WDR Cologne etc). Reinhold Friedl is founder and artistic director of zeitkratzer. As a composer he got commissions a.o. from the Berlin City, Wien Modern Vienna (Xenakis[a]live!), the BBC London (1st string quartet), Berliner Festspiele & ZKM Karlsruhe (“Neo-Bechstein”), the French State (2nd String Quartet). He developed new techniques of playing a grand-piano on the strings and invented for that the term “Inside-Piano”.
Schneider TM / Dirk Dresselhaus – short bio: Dirk Dresselhaus was born 1970 in Bielefeld, Germany. Since the late 80’s he is active in different musical fields. From 1989 until 1997 he played and sang in indie-noiserock- and pop-bands like Locust Fudge or Hip Young Things before he became more active in electronic music around 1997 with his project Schneider TM, which is responsible for a couple of experimental electro-freak-pop albums and mini-hits like ‚Reality Check’ or a coverversion of a song by The Smiths called ‚The Light 3000’ (w/ Kptmichigan). Next to many one-off projects like composing and recording music for movies (1. Mai, 66/67, Polnische Ostern etc.), theater (The Scorpionfish, Louis & Bebe w/ Joanna Dudly) or radioplays (Release, Hochhaus w/ Paul Plamper), he plays & records with freeform noise-projects like Angel (w/ Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic), Mr. Schmuck’s Farm (w/ Hildur Gudnadottir of Lost In Hildurness / Mum etc.) and Real Time (w/ Reinhold Friedl of Zeitkratzer) on a regular basis. Since quite a while he frequently plays improv concerts on varying instruments like guitar, electronics, balaphon or using fieldrecordings, sometimes solo and other times together with Jochen Arbeit (of Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut), Damo Suzuki (ex-Can), the japanese dancer Tomoko Nakasato and others. In 2007 Dirk Dresselhaus and Michael Beckett started their own (online-) label MirrorWorldMusic.