About 48nord


The Munich based collective 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 moving contexts. Indetermination meets determination. Open forms are confronting written-out structures with improvisational. Live Electronics expands soundspaces and transcends the instrumental basis. Literatures interact with 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. The co-founder of 48nord was originally a rock musician, he took composition lessons with Klaus K. Hübler, attended the "Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik" and workshops on computer music with Clarence Barlow. Since 1987 close collaboration with the composer Josef Anton Riedl. In 1988 he was awarded the Karl Hofer Prize of the HdK-Berlin, was a guest artist at the Zentrum für Kunst- und Medientechnologie / ZKM / Karlsruhe in 1995 and taught at the HdK (today UdK) Berlin and the University for Film and Television Munich.

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, bassist, singer and producer in a variety of rock bands, such as "Engel Wider Willen", as well as for various film, television and theatre productions. He dealt intensively with early music and at the same time turned to experimental and electronic music. In 1998 he co-founded 48nord.

Patrick Schimanski
Drummer, composer and director. Pierre Favre's master student works in numerous projects with experimental music and texts, composes drama music and works as a freelance director. He began his musical career as a drummer in numerous rock and fusion bands in the Rhine-Main area. He has staged the world premiere of the opera "Erwin, das Naturtalent" by Mike Svoboda at the Stuttgart State Opera, as well as the German premiere of Toshio Hosokawa's opera "Hanjo" at the Bielefeld Opera.
Patrick Schimanski joins 48nord as a new member in 2013.

Sounds Like Now-Festival / New York – Biennale für Neues Musiktheater / München – Biennale Danza / La Biennale di Venezia – Deutschlandradio Kultur / Berlin – Mica Moca / Berlin – Art Institute of Chicago – Haus der Kunst / München – Mex / Dortmund – Goethe Institut / New York – Bayerischer Rundfunk Hörspiel / München – Jazz em Agosto / Lissabon – ZDF/ARTE / Mainz – Sydney Opera House – Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) / Glasgow – Nederlands Dans Theater / Den Haag – Bockenheimer Depot / Frankfurt – RAI Funkhaus / Lugano – Teatro Real / Madrid – SWR New Jazz Meeting / Baden Baden – Festival für Improvisierte Musik / Luzern – Spielart Festival / München – Royal Danish Playhouse / Kopenhagen – Open Systems Festival Flottman-Hallen / Herne – u.v.a.