since i was 10 (1973)
invented the ridiculotron-guitar at age 22
invented proletarian-jazz at age 25
Am i a musician, an artist or just crazy? I don't know.
Some people collect stamps, play soccer, watch tv, paint, swim or do whatever they think they need to do... I create "soundwaves" (as i call it) as a "psychological self-defense" to get in balance and keep my mind clear in a world of insanity and daily struggle...
Better than getting drunk, taking drugs or watching tv, i guess.
Or being an asshole..
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Udo Lindenberg at Grugahalle, Essen 1978
What gear do you use?
Different Ridiculotron-Synthesizers, BOSS RC 50 Loopstation, Fender Telecaster (modified ridiculotron-version, Squier Telecaster (modified ridiculotron-version), Squier Stratocaster (modified ridiculotron-version), Gibson ES 347 (modified ridiculotron-version)), Ovation Legend, Dekley 10-string pedal steel guitar, Squier Jazz Bass, Framus 12 String acoustic, Peavey Bass, Peavey DPM 3 SE-Synth, different old CASIO SK models, Hohner KS 47, AKAI Synthstation, AKAI MK 2, CASIO SK 200, Fender Squier Jazz Bass, BOSS RC 505 Loopstation, IPad, midi keyboard/synth, various self-built instruments, Laney VC 30 Tube-Amp, Line6 POD classic, Line6 POD HD 300, Line6 Bass POD, ROLAND VG8, ROLAND GR-20 Guitar-Synth, BOSS DD7 digital-delay, BOSS CE-3 Chorus, ZOOM-Multieffect-Rack, Digitech RP 350, Digitech RP 250, Digitech RP 150, Digitech BP 250, Electro Harmonix Microsynth for guitar, Electro Harmonix Big Muff, Dunlop Cry Baby Wha,-Wha, Nobles A/B switcher, BOSS expression pedals, MXL 9000 Micro, Sure SM 57, LOGIC Pro X DAW, Technics MK 2 Record Player, Fender Modern Player Tele (Special Ridiculotron Version),
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
attention? musicians to cooperate with? a way to rule the world?
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Henry Kaiser, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Fred Frith, Robert Fripp, Bimbo Band, Guru Guru, Elliot Sharp, Zoogz Rift, Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide, Kawabata Makoto, John Trubee, Arto Lindsay, David Lindley, Ry Cooder, Derek Bailey, Caspar Broetzmann, Sonny Sharrock, Steve Reich, Zoot Horn Rollo, David Gilmour, Robin Trower, Todd Rundgren, Alan Holdsworth, Bill Frisell, David Torn, Bill Bruford, Brand X, Phil Collins (only as a drummer!), Miles Davis, Anton Webern, Stockhausen, Can, John Goodsall, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin, Jaco Pastorius
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
"MOEM is one of the most interesting artists we've ever played on my BBC Introducing radio show and we like his music so much that we'll be playing "Yo Meisner" again this Saturday night/Sunday Morning 1st/2nd Nov - and no doubt again in the future. The world needs more "sonic madness, anti-capitalism, anti-religion and anti-kick-assism"
(Tom Robinson, BBC 6music)
"Better than taking drugs or watching TV"
1980-1982: KULTURELLE ENTGLEISUNG
1986-today: MOEM (Solo-Project)
1995: with J.J. Cooper: LIQUID LOUNGE - "Urban Soulscape"
2006-2011: XHORPH ZERO (with S.K. PYZZM)
2008: Melek & The Evil Lightbulb From El Shaddei
2006-2011: DILDO FACTORY
2009-today: DIE DEPRESSIVVEN DADAISTEN
and Liveimprovisations in different incarnations
(WURSTKIND, DER STERILE RAUM, AYA, DAS GEHEIMNIS DER FIRMA, RICKY KONG TRIO, VULTURE CLUB and many more)
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Kawabata Makoto, Fred Frith, Yoshida Tatsuya, Groucho Marx, the cro -magnon guy who created the first flute
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Biggest: 3500 people
Smallest: 1 Cat
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Massacre - Killing Time (Fred Frith, Bill Laswell, Fred Maher)
King Crimson - Discipline