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Roedelius

Biography

Born in 1934, Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a Krautrock pioneer and a godfather of ambient music. A member of the groups Harmonia, Cluster, Kluster and many more, he has recorded and collaborated with Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, Michael Rother, Konrad Plank, Dieter Moebius and Konrad Schnitzler, among others. Roedelius began composing and playing in the late '60s, when the winds of political change favored a more experimental musical approach, one he has described as "anarchic musical actionism." Based in Berlin since 1978, Roedelius continues to compose music for stage, dance and screen, and well into his 70s he could be found working alongside far younger talents like Patrick Pulsinger, Werner Dafeldecker or the Orb's Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann. In 2008, he released Inlandish, a delicate chamber-music collaboration with Tim Story.
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