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Dietrich Eichmann

OccupationComposer, Teacher
CategoriesContemporary, Electronic, Jazz

Dietrich Eichmann’s works as a composer have been performed on international festivals by renowned ensembles. As a pianist and improviser he is actively involved in many international collaborations and as an organizer he runs the oaksmus CD label and produced the associated concert series in Berlin. Furthermore he has designed several education projects, for instance for Universität der Künste Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. His roots in jazz and improvised music combine with his radical aesthetic approach to musical composition resulting in the unmistakable language of an unusual spirit. Recent works include a concerto for Peter Brötzmann and the Ensemble Modern, “Prayer to the Unknown Gods of the People Without Rights“. Currently, he works with Ensemble Modern’s bassoonist, Johannes Schwarz, researching instrumental techniques and live electronics. Eichmann’s work as an improvising pianist, particularly his duet with New York-based percussionist Jeff Arnal, and recently as the leader of the Dietrich Eichmann Ensemble , is increasingly taken note of and documented in several releases on Leo Records and brokenresearch. He has been commissioned by SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Lyon Opéra Ballet, MaerzMusik Berlin, and has received grants from Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, and others. CD releases of his compositions can be found on Wergo and oaksmus.

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