Ftarri / Ftarri Festival 2019

Michael Thieke

The Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work. Concert tours took him all around Europe and to China, Canada, Lebanon, Japan and the U.S.A., and his work has been documented on over 50 releases on such labels as Staubgold, Ftarri, Leo Records, Erstwhile and Another Timbre. Some of his current projects are: The International Nothing, The Magic I.D., The Pitch, Splitter Orchester, Hotelgäste and Der Lange Schatten, as well as duos with Biliana Voutchkova and Luigi Marino.


Michael Thieke on the Ftarri, Hitorri, Meenna, and Improvised Music from Japan labels

Last updated: November 1, 2019


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