Bernd Friedmann

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Bernd Friedmann
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Friedman at Festival Pomladi in Ljubljana (2008)
Background information
Birth name Bernd Friedmann
Also known as [see below]
Born 1965
Origin Coburg, Germany
Genres Electronic music
Glitch
IDM
Techno
Experimental
Occupations Musician, producer
Years active 1978–present
Labels Various

Bernd Friedmann (also Burnt Friedman) (born 1965 in Coburg, Germany) is a German musician and producer who works under a variety of project names in the fields of Electronica, Dub and Jazz.

Friedmann was raised in Kassel where he studied painting, performance and video at the Kunsthochschule Kassel from 1984 to 1990. His first recordings of found and self-built instruments, done with Wolfram Der Spyra from 1978 to 1982, were released under the name TOXH in 1989. Since then the ever-growing list of projects includes:

Some More Crime (1990 - 1995, Friedmann and Frank Hernandez)
Drome (1991 - 1995, Friedmann and Frank Hernandez)
Nonplace Urban Field (1992 - 1997)
Flanger (1999 - , Friedmann and Atom Heart)
Nine Horses (2005 - , Friedmann and David Sylvian)

Friedmann's music defies easy categorisation. His instruments include ambient noise and speech samples, analogue synthesizers and organs, as well as toy piano, steeldrum, kalimba, vibraphone or Melodica. Over the years his trademark sound became easily recognizable even in his remix work for other artists. Often complex polyrhythmic patterns stand beside long passages without audible drums.

Since 2000 Friedmann runs his own "nonplace" label. He lives in Berlin.

Selected discography[edit]

  • Drome - Anachronism (1992)
  • Drome - The Final Corporate Colonization Of The Unconscious (1993)
  • Nonplace Urban Field - N.U.F Said (1994)
  • SMC (Some More Crime) - Fuzzysets (1995)
  • Drome - Dromed (1995)
  • Nonplace Urban Field - Nonplace Urban Field (1995)
  • Nonplace Urban Field - Raum Für Notizen (1996)
  • Nonplace Urban Field - Golden Star (1996) (Remix)
  • Flanger - Templates (1997)
  • Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players - Just Landed (1999)
  • Burnt Friedman - Plays Love Songs (1999)
  • Flanger - Midnight Sound (1999)
  • Burnt Friedman - Con Ritmo (2000)
  • Flanger - Inner Space/Outer Space (2001)
  • Replicant Rumba Rockers (2002) (Friedmann's Remix of Atom Heart-Material)
  • Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Playing Secret Rhythms (2002)
  • Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players - Can't Cool (2003)
  • Flanger - Spirituals (2005)
  • Nine Horses - Snow Borne Sorrow (2005) (with David Sylvian and Steve Jansen)
  • Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Secret Rhythms II (2005)
  • Nine Horses - Money For All (2007) (with David Sylvian and Steve Jansen)
  • Flanger - Nuclear Jazz (2007)
  • Burnt Friedman - First Night Forever (2007)
  • Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Secret Rhythms III (2008)
  • Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Secret Rhythms IV (2011)
  • Burnt Friedman - "Zokuhen" (2012)
  • Burnt Friedman - "Bokoboko" (2012)
  • Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - Secret Rhythms V (2013)

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