Conrad Schnitzler

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Conrad Schnitzler
Born 17 March 1937
Origin Germany
Died 4 August 2011 (aged 74)
Genres Electronic music, krautrock, ambient, Berlin School, new-age
Occupations Sound designer
Musician
Foley artist
Performing artist
Instruments Tape recorder, synthesizer, cello, violin, keyboards, drums
Years active 1960–2011
Labels Schnitzler Private Pressing
Associated acts Tangerine Dream
Berlin Express
Eruption
Kluster
Mi.T.-CON
Website http://www.conrad-schnitzler.de

Conrad ("Conny") Schnitzler (17 March 1937 – 4 August 2011) was a prolific German experimental musician. Schnitzler's father was German, his mother was Italian. He had a wife and they had three children,[1] one of whom is son Gregor Schnitzler, who was born in 1964 in Berlin and who is a film director.[2]

Life[edit]

Schnitzler was born in Düsseldorf. A co-founder of West Berlin's Zodiak Free Arts Lab,[1] he was an early member of Tangerine Dream (1969–1970) and a founder of the band Kluster. He left Kluster in 1971, first working with his group Eruption and then focusing on solo works. Schnitzler participated in several collaborations with other electronic musicians.[3]

Conrad Schnitzler died from stomach cancer on 4 August 2011 in Berlin.[4]

Discography[edit]

Note: Schnitzler's full discography would be difficult to catalog, as he had many private, limited and one-off releases.

1970

1971

1973

  • Rot
  • Slowmotion

1974

  • Blau
  • Work in Progress
  • The Red Cassette
  • The Black Cassette

1978

  • Con

1980

  • Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal (EP)
  • Consequenz (with Wolfgang Seidel)
  • Die Wandelnde Klangwolke Aus Berlin

1981

  • Contempora
  • Con 3
  • Conrad & Sohn (with Gregor Schnitzler)
  • Conal
  • Control
  • Gelb (reissue of The Black Cassette as an LP)
  • Grün
  • Context

1982

  • Convex
  • The Russians Are Coming (EP, with Peter Baumann)
  • Container

1983

  • Con 3.3.83

1984

  • Con '84

1985

  • Con '85

1986

  • Concert
  • Consequenz II (with Wolfgang Seidel)
  • Micon in Italia (with Michael Otto)
  • Face On Radio (with Wolfgang Hertz)
  • Con '86
  • GenCon Productions (with Gen Ken Montgomery)
  • Conversion Day

1987

  • Congratulacion
  • Contrasts (with Wolfgang Hertz)
  • Black Box 1987
  • Contra-Terrene
  • Conditions of the Gas Giant
  • Deathcrush (Silvester Anfang intro) (with Mayhem)

1988

  • ConGen: New Dramatic Electronic Music (with Gen Ken Montgomery)
  • CS 1 – CS 13: January 1988 – December 1988
  • Concho (with Michael Chocholak)
  • GenCon Dramatic (GenCon Live) (with Gen Ken Montgomery)

1989

  • Constellations
  • CS 89/1 – CS 89/12: January 1989 – December 1989
  • The Cassette Concert (with Gen Ken Montgomery)

1990

  • Kynak (Camma) (with Giancarlo Toniutti)
  • CS 90/1 – CS 90/12: January 1990 – December 1990
  • Confidential Tapes
  • 00/001 – 00/004: Confidential Tapes

1991

  • Contempora 00/014 – 00/031

1992

  • Tolling Toggle (with Jorg Thomasius)
  • Tonart Eins (with Tonart)
  • Ballet Statique (reissue of Con)
  • Contempora 00/032 – 00/039

1993

  • Clock Face (with Jorg Thomasius)
  • Tonart Zwei (with Tonart)
  • Con Brio
  • Contempora 00/040 – 00/044

1994

  • Blue Glow
  • Con Repetizione
  • Contempora 00/045 – 00/053

1995

  • Charred Machinery
  • Electronegativity

1997

  • 00/106
  • The Piano Works 1
  • 00/44

1999

  • Construction
  • 00/071: Piano
  • 00/063: Piano
  • Con/Solo/1
  • 00/121: Piano
  • 00/139: Concert
  • Con/Solo/2
  • Computer Jazz

2000

  • The 88 Game
  • 5.5.85 (Concert)

2001

2002

  • Con '72

2003

  • Live Action 1997
  • Gold
  • Contakt

2004

  • Con '72 Part II

2005

  • Mi.T.-Con 04 (with Michael Thomas Roe)

2006

  • Moon Mummy
  • Zug
  • Aquatic Vine Music (with Michael Thomas Roe)
  • Conviction
  • Con 2+
  • ElectroCon
  • Klavierhelm
  • Trigger Trilogy

2007

  • Mic + Con 07 (with Michael Thomas Roe)

2008

  • Kluster 2007 (with Michael Thomas Roe and Masato Ooyama)
  • rare tracks 1979–1982 (with Remixes by Dompteur Mooner) Erkrankung durch Musique Records
  • 20070709 (with Bernhard Woestheinrich)

2009

  • Aquafit (with Big Robot) – Karisma. Norway
  • Kluster 2008: Three Olympic Cities Mix (with Michael Thomas Roe and Masato Ooyama)
  • Horror Odyssee (with Big Robot) – TIBProd. Italy

2010

  • Kluster 2009: Three Voices (with Michael Thomas Roe and Masato Ooyama)

2011

  • Consequenz 010B (with Wolfgang Seidel) – Mirror Tapes
  • Kluster CMO 2010 (with Michael Thomas Roe and Masato Ooyama)
  • Against The Grain (with Håvard Tveito, Ole Christensen, Kjetil Manheim, Johannes Stockhausen Hektoen, Fredrik Owesen, Tord Litleskare, Nils Martin Haugfoss, Marius Håndlykken, Shawn Ytterland and Vigleik Skogerbø)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011) by Geeta Dayal (20 August 2011)
  2. ^ Gregor Schnitzler at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Deathcrush at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  4. ^ "R.I.P. Conrad Schnitzler"

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