Friday 21.10

Salle des Fêtes,
Casino de Montbenon

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

“Anarchic musical actionism” a term he himself coined, chosen when opting for the career of composer. Before becoming one of the most crucial pioneers of electronic music worldwide, he was, amongst other things Monsieur Le President’s masseur. In 1969 with Dieter Moebius and Conrad Schnitzler, he founds Kluster (later Cluster, then Qluster), Harmonia with Michael Rother (Neu!), then Brian Eno. His influence was far-reaching, triggering Krautrock and quantities of other things. His name appears on more than 150 records. He is the mind behind an œuvre (texts, poems, visual arts) which counts more than a thousand references. Hans-Joachim will grace us of his presence, a few days before his eighty-second birthday.