Torsten Müller (musician)

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Torsten Mueller

Torsten Müller (born November 25, 1957 in Hamburg, Germany) is a free improvising bassist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He plays a five-string double bass.

From 1976 to 2001 he lived in Bremen and Hamburg, where he started his musical career and worked as a radio host and producer at Radio Bremen, a public radio and television broadcaster. He entered the free improvised music scene in the 1970s, playing with Free Music Communion (an ensemble with guitarist Herbert Janssen and pianist Udo Bergner) and recording three LPs on their Fremuco Records label. He was a member of the large improvising ensemble King Ubu Orchestra for ten years.

Müller has performed concerts all over the world with Evan Parker, John Russell, Jon Rose, Joelle Léandre, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Lol Coxhill, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Paul Lovens, Phil Minton, Charles Gayle, Melvin Poore, Paul Rutherford, Peter van Bergen, and Alfred Harth.

He moved to Vancouver, Canada, in 2001 and has performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and was co-curator of the annual Time Flies Improvised Music Festival. He plays in various ensembles, including Vancouver based drummer Dylan van der Schyff's Bande X and his ensemble, Hoxha, with British trombonist Paul Rutherford and Dylan van der Schyff.