Chris Karrer

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Christoph "Chris" Karrer (born 20 January 1947, Kempten, Germany) is a German guitarist and composer. He also plays oud, saxophone and violin. He is known as co-founder of Amon Düül (later participating in the related and much more commercially successful project Amon Düül II) and for his collaboration with Embryo.[1] With his band Amon Düül II he composed film music for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Niklashauser Fart (de) and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's film San Domingo (Deutscher Filmpreis 1971 for film music).

Karrer was born in Kempten in Bavaria.




  • Missus Beastly (LP 1970) with Missus Beastly
  • Patchwork (CD 1999) with M.T. Wizzard
  • Dunarobba (LP 2000) with Militia
  • Temporale (CD 2005) with Alhambra
  • Fitzcarraldo (CD 2005) with Popol Vuh
  • Portrait (2009) with Uli Trepte
  • PSY (2008) with Guru Guru


  1. ^ Freeman, Steve; Alan Freeman (1996). The crack in the cosmic egg: encyclopedia of Krautrock, Kosmische musik & other progressive, experimental & electronic musics from Germany. Audion. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-9529506-0-8. 

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