Frank Bretschneider

Portrait of a man
Year of birth, place
1956, Obercrinitz, Sachsen, Germany
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
Institute for Music and Acoustics
At the ZKM
  • 2016
Frank Bretschneider is a musician, composer and video artist based in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Described as »abstract analogue pointillism«, »ambience for spaceports« or »hypnotic echochamber pulsebeat«, Bretschneider’s subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: Perfect translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena. He performs at music/new media festivals worldwide.

Most of Bretschneider’s early solo albums were under the alias komet, the first, »ssat«, appearing in 1996. Since then, Bretschneider has released his work on various labels including raster-noton, 12k, line, mille plateaux or shitkatapult, and contributed to some well-known compilations like »clicks & cuts« on Mille Plateaux and raster-noton’s »20' to 2000« series.