About 48nord


48nord examines the border, according to the current sense, exposing to realities. Creating contradictioness from it and counteracting any kind of purism. Experimental Music, New Music, Postpop, Neorock are flowing together and amalgamating. Drifting apart, breaking reciprocally in movable contexts. Indetermination meets determination. Open forms are confronting written-out structures with improvisational. Live Electronics expands soundspaces and transcends the instrumental basis. Literatures are interlacing sounds and condensing into sub- or meta-text. Freeing themselves as fragmented tones. Referring to the rough sonority. Melody is past. Rhythm pushes forward. Noise is now.


Ulrich Müller

Composer, guitarist and author. As co-founder of the group 48nord the central focus of his work is on computer-based sound processing of guitar and theremin. Initially a rock musician, he took lessons in composition with Klaus K. Hübler, took part at the "Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik", visited workshops with Clarence Barlow and worked together with Josef Anton Riedl since 1987. In 1988 he won the Karl-Hofer-Award of the HdK-Berlin. In 1995 he was a guest artist at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie / ZKM / Karlsruhe. 2000 to 2010 he was one of the curators of the "t-u-b-e" sound gallery, Munich. As author he mainly works for the editorial department "Neue Musik" of the Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Siegfried Rössert

Composer, bassist and singer. He studied musicology, history and ethnology at the LMU, Munich as well as Bass at the Munich Jazz School with Adelhard Roidinger, later Double Bass with Caius Oana.
From 1978 to 1998 he worked as a composer, bass player, singer and producer in a multitude of rock-bands, "Engel wider Willen", as well as in ensembles for early music.
The musician turned increasingly to experimental and electronic music. In 1998 he was co-founder of 48nord. In his work the main focus lies on sound processing of double bass and electric bass.

Patrick Schimanski

Drummer, producer, director and composer. The student of Pierre Favre worked on numerous projects with experimental music and lyrics, composed incidental music. As a freelance director and musical director he realized numerous theatre productions. He worked as a director and composer for theatres in Bielefeld, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Bochum, Essen, Zurich, Wuppertal, Bremen and Munich. He realized the premiere of the opera "Erwin, the natural talent" of Mike Svoboda at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and the German premiere of the opera "Hanjo" by Toshio Hosokawa at the Bielefeld Opera. Since 2003 Patrick Schimanski is a permanent member of the group 48nord.