Stefan Goldmann

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Stefan Goldmann
Birth name Stefan Goldmann
Also known as Simitli, Barricade
Born 1978 (age 39–40)
Origin Berlin, Germany / Sofia, Bulgaria
Genres Minimal house, techno, avant-garde
Occupation(s) Composer, DJ, record producer
Years active 2001–Present
Labels Macro, Perlon, Cocoon, Innervisions, Ovum, Classic Recordings
Associated acts Vinyl
Website www.stefangoldmann.com

Stefan Goldmann (*1978) is a German-Bulgarian DJ and composer of electronic music. His works focus on close re-examinations of the aesthetic and technological core parameters of techno, such as sample, loop, editing, grid rhythm and track.[1] His music was released on records since 2001 through labels such as Perlon, Innervisions and others before founding his own imprint, Macro, in 2007.[2] Since 2006 Goldmann has also been closely associated with Berlin's Berghain / Panorama Bar club, for which he writes a column,[3] is a co-author of its book[4] and conceived the Elektroakustischer Salon event series.[5]

In 2010 he collaborated with choreographer Kevin O'day on a ballet commissioned by Nationaltheater Mannheim.[6] Since then he has realized several commissioned and site-specific works outside the club circuit, including performances at Honen-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan (also released as a recording),[7] the Los Angeles County Museum of Art[8] and UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein in Essen.[9] In 2016 he premiered the large format music theater work Alif at Berlin's MaerzMusik festival[10] and wrote the soundtrack to Swiss experimental documentary film A1 in the same year.[11]

Goldmann has written essays on digitization[12] and the aesthetics of electronic music and has written a book on sound presets.[13] He has held lectures and workshops on invitation of DAAD,[14] the Berlin University of the Arts[15] and other institutions. In 2012 he was artist in residence at Goethe Institut's Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan,[16] and in 2017 at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.[17]

Discography (selected)[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Transitory State (Macro 2008, double CD)
  • Voices Of The Dead (Macro 2008, 5x7" box set)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps Edit (Macro 2009, CD)
  • Haven't I Seen You Before (Tapeworm 2010, Cassette)
  • 17:50 (Macro 2012, 2x12" and CD)
  • Live At Honen-In Temple (Macro 2013, CD)
  • Industry (Macro 2014, LP and CD)
  • A1 (Macro 2016, CD)

Mix CDs[edit]

  • The Empty Foxhole (Mule Electronic 2009, mix CD)
  • Macrospective (Macro 2011, mix CD)

DVDs[edit]

  • Parameter (Macro 2012, DVD)

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • The Shnic Shnac EP (Classic 2002, 12")
  • Macroply/Submerge (Classic 2003, 12")
  • Pain (Classic 2004, 12")
  • Shimmer EP (Ovum 2004, 12")
  • Blood (Perlon 2005, 12")
  • Sleepy Hollow (Innervisions 2006, 12")
  • Aurora / Beluga (Macro 2007, 12")
  • Lunatic Fringe (Macro 2007, 12")
  • Radiant Grace (Macro 2008, 12")
  • Art Of Sorrow (Victoriaville 2009, 12")
  • Yes To All / Under The Beam (Cocoon 2009, 12")
  • The Maze (Macro 2010, 12")
  • Remasters Vol.1 (Victoriaville 2010, 12")
  • The Grand Hemiola (Macro 2011, 2x12")
  • Emptying The Vaults 1 - 3 (Victoriaville 2011, 3x12")
  • Adem EP, (Macro 2012, 12")
  • Ghost Hemiola (Macro 2013, 2x12")
  • Signs Taken For Wonders (Macro 2014, 12")
  • Anchors EP (Macro 2015, 12")
  • A1 Tools (Macro 2016, 12")

Remixes[edit]

Remixes include works for Christian Fennesz, Igor Stravinsky, Santiago Salazar, Kenny Hawkes, Freaks, DENA, Marc Romboy, Sergey Rodionov, Tuomi and others.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Young: “Stefan Goldmann – Close to the edit”, WIRE Magazine, #314, April 2010
  2. ^ Rob Young: “Stefan Goldmann – Close to the edit”, WIRE Magazine, #314, April 2010
  3. ^ Berghain flyer archive
  4. ^ Brill, Balzer, Goldmann et al: Berghain – Art In The Club, Hatje Cantz (Berlin) 2016, ISBN 3775739815
  5. ^ Rob Young: “Stefan Goldmann – Close to the edit”, WIRE Magazine, #314, April 2010
  6. ^ Performance announcement: The Grand Hemiola at Nationaltheater Mannheim / Jetztmusikfestival 2010
  7. ^ Textura.org: Stefan Goldmann: Live At Honen-In Temple review (April 2013)
  8. ^ Stefan Goldmann live at LACMA
  9. ^ Now Festival: Stefan Goldmann at Zollverein
  10. ^ Alif at MaerzMusik Berlin
  11. ^ A1 at Filmmusicsite.com
  12. ^ Stefan Goldmann: Everything popular is wrong, LittleWhiteEarbuds.com 2011
  13. ^ Stefan Goldmann: "Presets - Digital Shortcuts to Sound", The Bookworm, London, UK, 2015. ISBN 978-1-874104-02-5
  14. ^ http://tokyo.daad.de/wp/termine-archiv-2013/
  15. ^ Berlin University of the Arts, Studium Generale: Stefan Goldmann lecture 2012
  16. ^ Goethe Institut Villa Kamogawa Kyoto, resident artists 2012: Stefan Goldmann
  17. ^ Villa Aurora Los Angeles, fellows 2017: Stefan Goldmann

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