Burkhard Beins

Time of residency at Muong Studio: From 8 – 14 February, 2015.

Burkhard Beins was born 1964 in Lower Saxony/Germany. He lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected objects. Furthermore he works with electronics, electroacoustic instruments and devices. Since the late 1980’s he performs at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He works solo and in collaboration with Keith Rowe, Sven-Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Chris Abrahams, Orm Finnendahl, Clayton Thomas, John Tilbury, Charlemagne Palestine. He is also a member of groups like Activity Center, Polwechsel, Mensch Mensch Mensch, The Sealed Knot, Phosphor, Tree, Perlonex, Glück, Trio Sowari, DNB, and Splitter Orchester. Meanwhile he has released more than 40 CDs and LPs. Burkhard Beins gives lectures and workshops, has published several articles on music theory, and is a co-editor of the book „Echtzeitmusik Berlin – Self-Defining a Scene“ and the curator of a follow-up 3CD-compilation.


Homepage: www.burkhardbeins.de


“Burkhard Beins is best known as one of the most distinctive percussionists in European free music.”

The Wire


“Burkhard Beins has proven to be one of those players delivering consistently intriguing releases.”

Signal To Noise