Hans Christian

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Hans Christian
Born (1960-05-20) May 20, 1960 (age 56)
Hannover, Germany
Genres World, fusion, chamber jazz, new-age, classical
Occupation(s) Music producer, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Bass guitar, cello, nyckelharpa, sarangi, balalaika, banjo, santoor, sitar, tambura
Years active 1987-present
Labels Allemande Music

Hans Christian (also seen as Hans Christian Reümschuessel or Hans Christian Reumschüssel and other variations[1]) is a German-born musician and producer now based in the U.S. in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Christian is a multi-instrumentalist (often bass guitar, cello, nyckelharpa, and sarangi, but also balalaika, banjo, santoor, sitar, tambura, etc.) usually associated with Indian world music, ethnic fusion, chamber jazz and sometimes new-age music, but who also plays classical music. His production work includes projects in a range of genres, from classical to bluegrass, folk, rock, and devotional chants. He operates a recording studio in Sturgeon Bay, WI called STUDIO 330 and a record label named Allemande Music.[2]

Since his 1994 debut album, Christian has recorded twelve solo albums, plus six albums as part of the duo Rasa. Formerly a session musician in Los Angeles in the 1980s, he also collaborated since the 1990s as a guest musician on albums from prominent artists such as experimental pop band Amoeba, alternative world band Vas, singer Krishna Das, and ambient musician Robert Rich. Christian also did technical work (producer, engineer, mastering) for artists such as Jai Uttal, Ancient Future, Habib Khan, Silvia Nakkach, Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson, Suzanne Teng, and many others.

On October 2009, Hans was interviewed at KFAI radio's Sangam program in Minnesota.[3] It is about the formation of RASA, Arati, and the journey with devotional music.

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 1994: Phantoms (Paraiso)
  • 1996: Surrender (Allemande Music)
  • 2004: Light & Spirit (New Earth Records)
  • 2007: Cinema of Dreams (Allemande Music)
  • 2008: Sancta Camisia: Cello Improvisations at Chartres Cathedral (Allemande Music)
  • 2010: Undefended Heart: Live Cello Improvisations with loops (Allemande Music)
  • 2011: All Is Well: Live Cello improvisations with loops (Allemande Music)
  • 2011: Rumi Symphony (with Andrew Harvey)(Allemande Music)
  • 2012: You Are The Music Of My Silence (with Harry Manx) (Allemande Music)
  • 2014: Hidden Treasures (Allemande Music)
  • 2015: Nanda Devi (New Earth Records). This album has been nominated for 'Album of the year 2015' by ZMR.
  • 2016: Moments Of Grace (Sounds True)

With Rasa[edit]

Main article: Rasa (band)
  • 2000–2007: six albums (see discography)

Collaboration albums[edit]

Music sessions include:

Guest performances include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hans Christian - Variations at discogs.com
  2. ^ "Hans Christian bio" (PDF). Allemande Music. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Interviewing Hans Christian of RASA at KFAI Radio's Sangam Program". Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

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