DIETER MOEBIUS

Dieter Moebius (1944–2015) was one of the most important protagonists of avant-garde electronic music in Germany. He was founder member of Kluster/Cluster (with Conrad Schnitzer and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and Harmonia (with Michael Rother and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and worked together with several artists such as Brian Eno, Conny Plank, Mayo Thompson, Hellmut Hattler, Asmus Tietchens, Gerd Beerbohm, Karl Renziehausen, Mani Neumeier, Arno Steffen, Jürgen Engler, Jean Hervé Peron, Zappi Diermaier, and Chris Karrer. On July 20th, 2015 Dieter Moebius died.

In 2012 Dieter Moebius was invited to perform music to Fritz Lang’s legendary silent film “Metropolis”. For this purpose he produced pre-arranged tracks and samples to be treated with effects and combined during live improvisation according to the dramaturgical setting of the film. His impressive work reveals its full power and depth in combination with the images from the film.

It was his plan to create an album-length version of this music for release. Unfortunately, Dieter Moebius passed away on July 20, 2015 and was not able to complete the project. With the help and support of Dieter Moebius’ widow Irene and two longtime musical partners, Tim Story and Jon Leidecker, the Berlin musician Jonas Förster finished the remaining work and completed the production.


RELEASES

In CLUSTER (with Roedelius):
Cluster 71 (BB58)
Sowiesoso (BB39)
Cluster & Eno (BB31)
After The Heat (with Brian Eno) (BB30)
Grosses Wasser (BB26)
Curiosum (BB38)

Solo:
Tonspuren (BB40)
Blue Moon (BB59)
Blotch (BB209) – out March 25, 2016
Nurton (BB210) – out March 25, 2016

With Conny Plank:
Rastakraut Pasta (BB48)
Material (BB49)
En Route (BB120)

With Gerd Beerbohm:
Double Cut (BB56)
Strange Music (BB57)

With Karl Renziehausen:
Ersatz (BB91)
Ersatz II (BB92)

With Asmus Tietchens:
Moebius & Tietchens (BB109)



PICS


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LINKS

artist's page

Wikipedia on Dieter Moebius

MUSIC

Snippets from "Musik für Metropolis" (2017)


Snippets from "Blotch" (1999)


Snippets from "Nurton" (2006)


Other Moebius releases on Bureau B


LATEST RELEASES


Cluster
9 album box set 1971—1981



Dieter Moebius
Blotch



Dieter Moebius
Nurton



MOEBIUS & RENZIEHAUSEN
Ersatz



MOEBIUS & RENZIEHAUSEN
Ersatz II



MOEBIUS+TIETCHENS
Moebius+Tietchens