Konrad Kuechenmeister is surely one of the most captivating artists of the contemporary
underground music scene. While being live on stage he personifies the harmony of
traditional musician`s skills and the multimedia techniques of the new millenium.
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This multi-instrumentalist is composing, arranging, creating, mixing and does all that LIVE
on stage. While doing so he uses traditional instruments like guitar, bass guitar,
melodica, djembe, didgeridoo, Brasilian percussion and shakers which he plays and
records with his loopstation. Then adding his vocals and some beatboxing with modern
effects the loopstation is converting all those several recordings into an „endless loop“.
With this loopstation Konrad can easily re-arrange the order of the single loops and by
doing that creates a sound that you would usually expect to be played by a band.
Konrad Kuechenmeister`s music completely goes without pre-fabricated samples but
instead creates sounds in a rather abstract way using bottles, pots, bowls, spoons, caketins,
milk frothers and other unusual „instruments“. By leaving enough space for
improvisations every single show is unique and special.
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Konrad started his career as a street musician in Berlin and since those days he played
more than 850 shows in Europe, USA, China, South Africa and Brazil where he was
supporting Manu Chao at the Arena in Brasilia.
All the impressions and inspirations he was subject to during his touring culminated in this
very unique style which is as well-rounded as concise. His music is a very own
interpretaion of styles like Drum`nBass, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, House, HipHop, Latin
Music, Ska and Breakbeat and is the reason why each of his shows is and unforgettable