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Burkhard Beins

Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, 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 sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers, plays bass guitar, and has conceived several sound installations. Since the late 1980's Beins performs at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia, Asia and has released more than 60 CDs and LPs by now. Next to his solo work he is a member of several ensembles like Activity Center, Sawt Out, Perlonex, The Sealed Knot, Polwechsel, Trio Sowari, Slurge, Tree and the 23-piece Splitter Orchester. 

"Burkhard Beins is best known as one of the most distinctive percussionists in European free music."
The Wire

"A polymath who has moved among noise, notated and electronic sounds plus semi-acoustic improvising Beins expresses atonality in a unique fashion on each disc."

"One of the strengths of Beins' playing is his ear for the strange."
The Wire

"Simply one of the most imaginative percussionists around, indeed making the tag 'percussionist' seem hopelessly deficient."
All Music Guide



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