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Frank Bretschneider

© Sylvia Steinhäuser

Year of birth, place


Role at the ZKM

  • Guest Artist

Institute / Department

  • Institute for Music and Acoustics


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.


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