Peter Frohmader

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Peter Frohmader
Born (1958-05-09) 9 May 1958 (age 61)
OriginMunich, Germany
GenresElectronic music
Occupation(s)Musician, Painter
Years active1971–present
WebsiteOfficial Site

Peter Frohmader (born 9 May 1958) is a German electronic composer, musician and visual artist.[1] He is also known by the pseudonym Nekropolis, a name under which he released several early works.[2] Taking cues from Carl Orff, Magma, Glenn Branca, and Black Sabbath, Frohmader was recognized for his nightmarish and gothic compositions and as an important figure on the European progressive electronic scene.[3]


Peter Frohmader was born on 9 May 1958 in Munich, Germany and began listening to electronic music such as Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel when he was twelve years old.[4] He quickly began composing music of his own and started several bands such as Alpha Centauri, an avant-garde band, Electronic Delusion, a Tangerine Dream inspired electronic band and Kanaan, which was an electronic music outfit with jazz rock leanings.



  1. ^ "The Oneiric Prospections of Peter Frohmader". Munnshe, Jorge. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Freeman, Alan; Freeman, Steve (1996). The Crack in the Cosmic Egg. Audion. p. 89. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  3. ^ Schaefer, John (May 27, 1987). New Sounds: A Listener's Guide to New Music. Harper & Row. p. 259. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Parker, C. (1995). "Peter Frohmader". The Wire. Vol. 137-142. C. Parker. p. 16. Retrieved September 23, 2014.

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