Markus Mehr

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Markus Mehr
OriginAugsburg, Bavaria, Germany
GenresAmbient music, Experimental music, Soundart, Phonographie
Years active1989–present
LabelsHidden Shoal Recordings
WebsiteOfficial website

Markus Mehr (born 1965 in Augsburg, Bavaria) is a German electronic music composer and sound artist.

History[edit]

Mehr played guitar in the new wave band The Unemployed Ministers from 1989 until their dissolution in 1997.[1] In 2001, he began a solo project under the name Aroma, releasing three albums over five years.

As of 2008, Mehr has been writing and performing under his own name as an electronic composer. In 2010, he signed to the Australian record label Hidden Shoal Recordings.[2]

Mehr has been performing live under his own name since 2009, playing shows in his native Germany as well as in Netherlands, Dubai, Sweden, Italy, Marokko and Canada.[3] He often collaborates with visual artist Stefanie Sixt in his shows.

Mehr and Sixt have also collaborated on a number of audiovisual and sound art installations.[4][5] In 2013, Mehr scored the theatrical production First Life.[6] Since 2014 he works very often with field recordings and hydrophones to use these materials as a sound source for his electro acoustic compositions. The album Dyschronia was part of the A Closer Listening Top Ten 2017.[7] On October the 15th 2018 he released the album Liquid Empires which contains only music made out of underwater recordings.[8]

Discography[edit]

As Unemployed Ministers:

  • Spirit (1989)
  • Selfish (1992)
  • Parasite (1994)
  • Not Kaputt Really (1994)

As Aroma:

  • What Do You Mean Aroma Approaching? (2001)
  • The Current Music Of ... (2004)
  • A Hole Called Rock 'n' Roll (2006)

As Markus Mehr:

  • Lava (2010)
  • In (2012)
  • On (2012)
  • Off (2013)
  • Off"- Live in Bari (2013)
  • Binary Rooms" (2014)
  • To Set The River On Fire" (2014)
  • In The Palm Of Your Hand -EP" (2015)
  • Re-Directed (2016)
  • Dyschronia (2017)
  • Liquid Empires (2018)

Performance[edit]

  • Synchron (2010)
  • Komo (2011)
  • Transit (2011)
  • First Live - Ein Melodram (2013)
  • B/C/H/I/J (2013)
  • Sublimity Water (2013)
  • Irrigatis (2013)
  • Items/Stille (2013)
  • Re-Directed (2015)
  • Nach Hause Kommen (Bertold Brecht Lyric) (2016)
  • Dyschronia (2017)

Installation[edit]

  • From A to B to A (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Unemployed Ministers at Discogs". Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Markus Mehr signs to Hidden Shoal Recordings. 03-22-2010" (PDF). Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Markus Mehr live". Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "B C H I J Press Release" (PDF). Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Stefanie Sixt website". Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "First Life". Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "ACL". Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Liquid Empires" (PDF). Retrieved September 12, 2018.

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