Burkhard Stangl, a co-founder of the jazz ensemble Ton Art in 1985 and of the avantgarde chamber ensemble Maxixe in 1991,
and a member of the improvisation ensemble
cellist Michael Moser, bassist Werner Dafeldecker and trombonist Radu Malfatti that released
Polwechsel (september 1994 - Hat Hut, 1998),
Polwechsel 2 (january 1998 - Hat Hut, 1999), with Malfatti replaced by
saxophonist John Butcher, and
Polwechsel 3 (july 2001 - Durian, 2001), debuted solo with
Recital (Durian, 1999) that collects four of his
compositions for guitar and piano, notably the twenty-minute Teint and the 14-minute
He formed the duo Schnee (december 1999 - Erstwhile, 2000) with
Christof Kurzmann on laptop. The four lengthy jams
Sans Soleil (20:46),
Passion (14:01) and
In Einem Jahr Mit 13 Monden (23:48)
straddled the border between free jazz, digital soundsculpting and progressive
Schnee also recorded Neuschnee (2009).
After An Old-Fashioned Duet (Slub, 2002) with Taku Sugimoto, and the collaboration Eh (Erstwhile, 2002) with
computer musician Dieter "Dieb13" Kovacic, and
Can't Illumination (Musica Genera, 2003) with electronic musician
Robert Piotrowicz and alto saxophonist Anna Zaradny,
Compositions For Guitars (april 2003 - A Bruit Secret, 2003) collected
performances of compositions by Sugimoto and Brett Larner.
Stangl, Kurzmann, Bernhard Fleischmann,
Martin Siewert and Werner Dafeldecker formed The Year Of, that released
Slow Days (Morr, 2006) in a more conventional synth-pop style.
I Was (Hibari, 2006) was a collaboration between Stangl and
computer musician Taku Unami.
SSSD was the quartet of Martin Siewert, Burkhard Stangl, Taku Sugimoto and Werner Dafeldecker that released
Burkhard Stangl also released
Wrapped Islands with Polwechsel and Fennesz,
Eh with Dieb13,
and Musik - Ein Portrat in Sehnsucht (august 2007), featuring
Kai Fagaschinski on clarinet, piano and acoustic guitar and Klaus Filip on field
The triple-disc set Hommage à Moi contains
compositions for ensemble:
Concert for Saxophon and Quiet Players (composed in 2007),
Wolken.Heim breathing/clouds (composed in 2009),
My Dowland (2009) for countertenor and ensemble,
Los Vestidos Blancos de Merida (2009),
and the monumental
Hommage à moi,
an electroacoustic composition for vibraphone, audio feeds, trumpet-solo, church organ, electronics, guitar, piano, trombone and a symphonic orchestra.
In 2011 Burkhard Stangl (guitar, devices), Angelica Castello (paetzold flute, cassettes, radios, toys, ukulele), Mario de Vega (electronics) and Attila Faravelli (electronics through modified speakers) formed Squid that released the double-disc SQID (august 2014) mixing field recordings, ambient noise, electronic soundscapes and improvisations,
Greifer - New Music For 3 Zithers
(Idyllic Noise, 2012) features old works by Manuela Kerer,
Helga Pogatschar, Burkhard Friedrich, Christian Wolff and Burkhard
Stangl performed on zither by Reinhilde Gamper, composer
Leopold Hurt and Martin Mallaun.
Unfinished (Touch, 2013) contains music
for electric guitar, electronics and field, notably
the live 34-minute Mellow and
the 17-minute Sailing,
The live On Ear (december 2010) and
Consuelo (Mikroton, 2018) document the duo Chesterfield, i.e. Stangl (guitars, piano) and Mexican composer Angelica Consuelo (who plays paetzold, recorders, tapes, electronics, cello and viola on the latter).
ZWOLF (february 2017) is a solo guitar album.
Jardin Des Bruits (may 2019) documents another collaboration between Stangl (guitar and electronics) and Dieb13 (aka Dieter Kovacic) on acoustic and electronic gramophones and electronics,
Schnee, i.e. the duo of Burkhard Stangl (guitars, tapes) and Christof Kurzmann (lloopp, vocals, rubberbands), released
Schnee (december 1999) and, two decades later,
the live Cher (september 2018).
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