Klaus Schulze

Klaus Schulze (* 4. August 1947 in Berlin) is a German pioneer of the electronic music. It is considered as typical representatives of the so-called citizens of Berlin school.

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Klaus Schulze was first a Schlagzeuger of the citizens of Berlin formation Psy Free also Alex Conti. Admits became it as a Schlagzeuger with Tangerine Dream around Edgar Froese and participated in their first album “electronics Meditation”. Klaus Schulze was inspired among other things by the minimalists Terry Riley and Steve realm, as well as the American composer Morton Subotnik, as well as throughclassical music. By Edgar Froese he learned some over electronic sound production and created its own volume Ash RA temple. Also of this it separated however, since it was hardly possible to arise with the electronic equipment at that time live. He dedicated himself from now onthe composition of atmospheric sound carpets like “time wind”, “Moondawn” or “Mirage - an electronic winter landscape”, with which it became one of the most influential Wegbereiter of the electronic music. Together with Tangerine Dream among other things it ranks among so-called “citizen of Berlin school “, which is enough itself by, hypnotische TRACKs andhigh artistic requirement distinguishes. At the beginning the musicians in museums and with art vents played. 1971 decided the electronics pioneer not to play in the future no more into groups and knock own ways. “I was from the discussions in the groups, which persisted often longer, as thoseTime, in which we made music, gene FFS ", so Schulze in an interview of 2004.1973 gave its first solo concert to Schulze. For its LP “time wind” it received the French “Grand Prix international” to 1975. An expanded route led it in the same year by Germany and Italy. It1976 concerts with the internationally occupied group of “Go” followed in Paris and London. 1977 it composed the film music to the Erotik film “Body Love” from director leaves brown. The Soundtrack LP of the same name reached the 2. Place in the import Charts the USA of the Billboard (magazine).

1978 basedSchulze the disk label innovative Communication and produced apart from the volumes ideal among other things also Robert Schröder, Lorry and Baffo Banfi. he built a second Studio and a video Studio for 1979 on for innovative Communication. Then a two-month route followed by Europe with the singer Arthur Brown. 1980 did not give the opening concert of the “acres to Klaus electronica “with the “Linzer steel info. ever”, which found predominantly negative press echo. The LP “Dig it”, first completely digitally produced album at all, appears in the same year. “Dig” became it of the technical periodical “stereoplay” 1981as “the best Klaus school CPU album at all”, as well as reference admission for modern Synthesizer productions as “LP of the monthly” rated. Schulze was at that time the first owner at this time revolutionary “CRUMAR of GDS computer”, with which one could take up different clay-pure for the first time parallel. “The time of similar wheelchair electronics is finalpast ", so the specialized magazine.

1983 were sold the disk label innovative Communication and based in the following year the disk label INTEAM. In the same year Schulze wrote the sound TRACK for the film fear.

Starting from 1986 Schulze set strengthened on the use of Midi and Sampling. 1988a CO production with the Pop group of Alphaville followed. In Dresden Schulze gave 1989 a concert before 6800 listeners, to 1991 a concert in Cologne cathedral and a concert in the Londoner Royal festival resounds. In addition it produced its last Vinyl in this year - LP.

Schulze gave 1994 solo concerts in Lille, Paris and Rome (with standing Ovation in Paris, before KS had played also only one note). 1995 took place productions and photographs with the Pop group of SNAP!

1996 gave a concert to Schulze to Derby, England and 1999 concerts to Techno - & Ambient - festival in Hamburg and Cologne.

In the year 2000 Schulze composed the music for the Millennium - celebration in Peking, People's Republic of China.

2001 developed in Osnabrück in the context of a much praised live-concert the admission “live one RK kind of sound, part of 1 and2". In November 2003 Schulze in Poland gave a concert together with the light artist to Gert yard.

Schulze received the rights of earlier albums in the year 2004 from the labels at that time back and publishes now during one period of several years altogether 100 albums than Deluxe editionson the German label “SPV” again. Last the retake “Moonlake” appeared in October 2005, which is very much praised by music journalists. Among other things also “Dig did not appear it” in complex rem branch ring garbs, again contained is also a DVD, with photographs of the legendary “Linzer steel info. ever” of 1980 as well as inadditional, so far unveröffentliches piece of Klaus Schulze.

In the year 2006 he was to be seen several times in film cutouts as well as interview partners in the six-part series “herb and carrots” in the WDR. To 17.3.06 the WDR program a detailed interview with Schulze as well as cutouts of a rare concert showed inFrame a detailed documentation over the emergence of the electronic music in Germany, in also different Synthesizer pioneers such as Edgar the Froese, Michael red ago, members of the groups power station, La Duesseldorf, Neu, Cluster, Popol Vuh, the rock musician Achim Reichel and othersto word come. This series was concerned with the German skirt and Popgeschichte in the 70's. Without this pioneer work current trends would be such as Techno etc. hardly conceivablly.

to Klaus Schulzes bend Moog

Klaus Schulzes bend Moog modular system is one the legendary Synthesizerthe seventies. From the hands of Florian the Fricke coming approx. 100 kg heavy system was during the second half of the seventies up to the appearance of the album Dig it Schulzes Hauptsynthesizer. This Moog Modularsynthesizer III p with sequencer addition B possesses on a surfaceof 1.16 square meters more than 100 rotary buttons, switches and cable connections. By the programmable Doepfer interface MCV 24 the system was midifiziert to a large extent.

The system was still at the beginning of March 2005 for the The Dark simmers OF the Moog X in full use. To 23. March 2005 becameit on Ebay auctioneers.


  • Michael Schwinn: Klaus Schulze… a musical burr migration (book publishing house Michael Schwinn, ISBN 3-925077-04-9, 1986, out of print)
  • Klaus Schulze: The Works (collection of all KS-activity constantly updated. Available over the KS-web page)
  • KS-Circle (by post office of sent away liable to pay the costs new type character for subscribing.Available over the KS-web page)


solo albums

  • erring light (1972)
  • Cyborg (1973)
  • Blackdance (1974)
  • Picture music (1975)
  • time wind (1975)
  • Moondawn (1976)
  • Body Love (sound TRACK) (1977)
  • Mirage (1977)
  • Body Love of volume. 2 (1977)
  • “X” (1978)
  • dune (1979)
  • … live ones… (Live ones) (1980)
  • Dig it (1980)
  • Trancefer (1981)
  • Audentity (1983)
  • fear (sound TRACK) (1984)
  • Inter*Face (1985)
  • Dreams (1986)
  • En=Trance (1988)
  • Miditerranean Pads (1990)
  • The Dresden performance (live one) (1990)
  • Beyond Recall (1991)
  • Royal festival resound volume. 1 (live one) (1992)
  • Royal festival resound volume. 2 (live ones) (1992)
  • The of cathedrals Event (live) (1993)
  • LeMoulin de Daudet (sound TRACK) (1994)
  • Goes Classic (1994)
  • dead day (opera) (1994)
  • Wagner the disaster - live ones - (live ones) (1994)
  • in Blue (1995)
  • acres You Sequenced? (1996)
  • DOS castle on-line one (1997)
  • live one @ kind of sound 1 (live one) (2001)
  • live one @ kind of sound 2 (live ones) (2001)
  • Andromeda (Promo CD) (2003)
  • Ion (Promo CD) (2004)
  • Moonlake (2005)

Wahnfried albums

  • Time Actor (1979)
  • Tonwelle (1981)
  • megaclay/tone (1984)
  • Miditation (1986)
  • Trancelation (1994)
  • drink Appeal (1996)
  • Drums “n” of ball (The Gancha Dub) (1997)

further publications

  • Macksy (1985)
  • Berlin 1 (1986)
  • Unikat (1989)
  • Face OF MaeWest (1990)
  • large Gaukler of God (1994)
  • Vas Insigne Electionis (1994)
  • Conquest OF of Paradise (1994)
  • Soirée Académique (1996)
  • Les Bruits of the Origines (1996)
  • Dédié à Hartmut (1996)
  • Ooze Away (1996)
  • a worthy conclusion (1996)
  • three and a half hours (1996)
  • sky and earth (1996)
  • the fourth kiss (1996)
  • TheSchulzendorf Groove (1998)
  • Manikin Jubilee (2002)
  • pacesetter (2004)

“Dark simmers OF the Moog” - series (with Pete Namlook)

  • The Dark simmers OF the Moog I (1994)
  • The Dark simmers OF the Moog II (1994)
  • The Dark simmers OF the Moog III (1995)
  • TheDark simmers OF the Moog IV (1996) (with Bill read-wave)
  • The Dark simmers OF the Moog V (1996)
  • The Dark simmers OF the Moog VI (1997)
  • The Dark simmers OF the Moog VII (1998)
  • The Dark simmers OF the Moog VIII (1999)
  • The DarkSimmer OF the Moog IX (2002)
  • The Dark simmer OF the Moog X (2005)


  • Mindphaser (1981)
  • star Action (1982)
  • 2001 (1991)
  • History (1988)
  • The Essential 72-93 (1994)
  • Trailer (1999)
  • The evolution OF The Dark simmers OF the Moog (with Pete Namlook) (2002)

CD set

  • Silver edition (10 CDs) (1993)
  • Historic edition (10 CDs) (1995)
  • Jubilee edition (25 CDs) (1997)
  • The Ultimate edition (Sampler) (50 CDs) (2000)
  • Contemporary Works I (10 CDs) (2000) - CD “Vanity OF sound” as “Deluxe edition” in December 2005
  • Contemporary Works II (5 CDs, if necessary. with sixth, limited bonus CD) (2002)

co-operation with other artists

  • electronics Meditation (with Tangerine Dream) (1970)
  • Ash RA temple (with Ash RA temple) (1971)
  • Join Inn (with Ash RA temple) (1973)
  • Tarot (with walter way Mueller) (1973)
  • lord Krishna of Goloka (with Sergius Golowin) (1973)
  • The Cosmic Jokers (with The Cosmic Jokers) (1974)
  • planet Sit in (with The Cosmic Jokers) (1974)
  • Galactic Supermarket (with The Cosmic Jokers) (1974)
  • Sci Fi party (with The Cosmic Jokers) (1974)
  • Gilles time ship(with The Cosmic Jokers) (1974)
  • Go (with Stomu Yamashta) (1976)
  • Go live From Paris (with Stomu Yamashta) (1976)
  • Go Too (with Stomu Yamashta) (1977)
  • Dziekuje pole and (live, with Rainer bare) (1983)
  • Aphrica (with Rainer bare and Ernst Fuchs) (1984)
  • drive Inn (alsoRainer bare) (1984)
  • transfer station Blue (with Michael Shrieve and Kevin Shrieve) (1984)
  • Babel (with Andreas's large one) (1987)
  • Friendship (with Ash RA temple) (2000)
  • to Gin Rosé RK the Royal festival resound (with Ash RA temple) (2000)
  • tvs2 (with tvs) (2002)
  • Guestbook (also Solarly Moon system) (2003)

Remixes of pieces of other artists

  • the sun (Blixa cash) (1996)
  • incoming goods of acres what incoming goods of acres (Armageddon Dildos) (1996)
  • Electrosonic (Amp) (1998)
  • Outer Canal Street (solar Moon system) (2000)
  • Trasyyqhu (Wave World) (2002)

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