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TT(homthom) GEIGENSCHREY

Electrical Violinst;Musician, Componist, U+E Musician;Songwriter;Accompanying;Impro Musician;;, Musiker, Violinist aus Berlin

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TT GEIGENSCHREY - also called Mister Atmosphere (named by Mary Rose Crook after joining the Renderers on their first - winter - in - berlin Live Gig )- is a master of listening and adhoc composition and improvisation.His violin technique and his speciality of accompanying bands and songwriters of several styles without any practice and preparations, without even knowing their songmaterial is outstanding/unique.
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TTs self given name makes programmatical sense: intense, free, psychedelic, screaming loud & emotional, but lalso gentle sensitive fragile and silent, strolling thru experimental and borderless variety.
First TT worked as kindergardener (that's what he did examination in) for 6 years and parallel s (...) Mehr anzeigentarted writing enthusiastically for Berlin based music papers which brought me to Berlins big"Tageszeitung" TAZ.
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After that to several bigger musicmags like SHARK, ME/SOUNDS a.o. and finally the Indiemag ZILLO, he was the Berlin editor for then. At the same time he also wrote for locals like Tip -magazine and later, now for 10 years for Berlins big daily "Berliner Morgenpest". ;)
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TT worked for Radio 100, Berlins first underground radio... Beside of this I worked as freelance music-biz-supporter in many other terms: band promoter, tour booker, manager for many (inter)national artists likePaul James Berry (from the U.K.Goths The Rose of Avalanche ), a fabulous One man-Motörhead-Folkster, for bands like the fab psychedelic L.A. based , Mooseheart Faith Interstellar Groove Band (with members of ANGRY SAMOANS and a Motown band) or The Sharing Patrol - comrades/brothers of Seattle based (and "Presidents of the United States" friends') "The Young Fresh Fellows"(whose guitarist is in the R.E.M. Liveband).
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In 1986 TT did the first Berlin livegig for Sonic Youth in legendary "Sputnik" Kino,which he played support act for too with his band "Die Passagiere im Zwischendeck des Lebens", and many concerts more for (inter)national bands in other locations, until he finally joined the now-with my help- legendary East-Berlin club, "Die INSEL" , which is located on an island in the Berlin river Spree. A strange monk tower with 3 levels, where a wide spectrum of international underground culture-mix takes place.

TT was the clubs' booker and promoter (two jobs and extremely underpaid ) - a hard enthusiastic, busy- idealist .
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In the 5 years of the "Die INSEL" TT did - beside many others - concerts with: Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion, Superchunk, Yo La Tengo, Blumfeld, The Notwist, Swell, Treponem Pal, Cordelias Dad, Die Sterne, Sonia Hunter, Cleaners from Venus (with XTC's David Gregory), Kiwisex (the first Live Techno act), Band of Susans, Mooseheart Faith, Smog, The Cranes, Mecca Normal, and some wonderful, legendary Kiwi-artists like Chris Knox (from Tall Dwarfs),The Cakekitchen (Graeme Jeffferies), Peter Jefferies (both from Kiwiband: This Kind of Punishment), Alistair Galbraith, Bill Direen (Kiwis Lo-Fi-pioneer), and Sandra Bell (New Zealands' PJ Harvey) - whom he married 1996, when he visited New Zealand to report about the fab Kiwi Indie- label Flying Nun Records....for a well known german music magazine..
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After leaving the INSEL TT continued supporting the international music scene, searching new challenges. Beside of this I also began exploring Avantgarde, Rock, Jazz and other playgrounds as a musician myself. After I threw my classic lessons - fed up, neurotic and bored - I played the violin with Zappa-like bands and other experimental, controversial underground acts.

This brought him back to the roots of essential tunes, pop and music creation itself, and to my own style, which has - more than classical roots
- a lot in common with the minimalism of Steve Reich or Glen Branca or a neighbourhood to brothers-in-minds like Nash the Slash, Faust or other international "Krauts with attitude" from:

Flaming Lips to Giant Sand to Julia Cope to Sonic Youth, Tuxedomoon, Residents, Adrian Belew, Snakefinger, all the New Zealanders I mention, and some extraordinary violinists like Sugarcane Harris, Patrick Wolf or Stephan Grapelli ......

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After several main or guest-roles in bands TT nowadays only plays with people he likes (musically and personally: brothers in mind) and continuously with a band called "Namrellob" - Berlin's finest Kraut(s) ..or Bollerman. And he develops totally improvised solo performances as "Thomthom Geigenschrey's Blausäurekuss" or "TT G INFORMEL" or " TTG TRAUMWANDLER" or "TTG TINNITUS" inspired by all previously mentioned and more music such as John Carpenter, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Zappa, Peter and Caspar Brötzmann (the sax and the guitar-shaman), Gunter Hampel, John Zorn, Danny Elfman, Renaldo & the Loaf, Fred Frith, Snapper, Can, NEU!, The DEAD C. , Ornette Coleman and the Einstürzende Neubauten (I went to Kindergarden with N.U. Unruh, their machine builder + percussionist). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Explanation/selfinterpretation of one of the projects/bands' names: "TThomthom Geigenschreys Blausäurekuss (Erfahrung)"

> Geigenschrey is a scream of a violin in german language (in my case - sometimes - a violent scream)
Thomthom is one part of the drumset and is the rhythm to the violin, the melody-instrument, means: its a whole band in my full name

Blausäure is an acid called cyanide in english, a chemical, which is deadly

Blau Blue - is a sentimental melancholic blue(s)colour- my favourite colour

Säure acid - can burn and destroy the beauty and the beast .., the art and the trash ... thats Yin & Yang

Kuss - Kiss - can be satisfying or not.... uplifting, life-bringing or - in combination with acid or poison like in Batman's Poison Ivy impersonification - absolutely deadly - another two sides of the coin by which I am fascinated like Batmans sad counterpart TWO FACE

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Besides other mentioned own projects TThomthom Geigenschrey's Blausäurekuss (Erfahrung) is TThomthom Geigenschreys Soloproject with open space and openmindness to guest musicians, with project character-ambitions and intentions: spontaeous and alltime ready to go for a good jam or live-performance, to appear all of a sudden everywhere, wherever he might be needed and make stands and statements; as Intro or Outro for every band/artist he likes in his openminded pool of interests. Possible appearances in all shapes and formats: as band or bigband with different, changing bandmembers or just solo alone on himself - violent violin screaming.... gentle sensitive or offensive controversial and psychedelic krautrockish at the same time

NOWADAY he firms under the LOGO > TT Geigenschrey

(TT written as the greek letter Pi = π)

> with several extra projectnames added.. (like TTRAUMWANDLER or TINNITUS or STAUBFINGER or TRAUMA etc pp)

> Some brothers in mind, influences and favorites in TTs cosmos
- see above, plus:

Brian ENO, JAPAN,BILL NELSON, KING CRIMSON and esp. FRIPP and many Newzealand hometaper-Lo-Fi-geniusses like BILL DIREEN, The RENDERERS, DAVID MITCHELL ( and the 3 D's), David & Hamish Kilgour (THE CLEAN), SNAPPER, STEVEN KILROY, CHRIS KNOX THE DEAD C., HDU , MINK, CLOUDBOY, SUKA ....or the Manic Canadian NASH THE SLASH ,CAN, Hoelderlin, Zappa, Cpt. Beefheart, Van der Graf Generator, Ashra Tempel (the godfathers of Tekkno Ambient), VELVET UNDERGROUND, DAVID SYLVIAN, PETER BRÖTZMANN (the freejazz anarchist genius) and his son Caspar BRÖTZMANN >

The Length of a TTG- Solo-Performance is between 10 and 40 Minuten......

The length of Bandsets: the same or longer unto 2/ 3 hours like all good Krautjams:
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The whole musical (His)Story of TT GEIGENSCHREY -
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Thomthom Geigenschrey threw down his 6-year classic-education as he was 15 and left mother and home to get - inspired by Glam, Kraut, Art and Progrock - into the underground.

When he was 17 and in south German boarding school (were his Over-Ego-Psycho-mother did send him as a punish for bad schoolnotes and behaviour against her) a funny Zappa fan named him Thomthom (from the classic "Tom Tom turnaround" in glamdays covered by The Sweet.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Back from boarding-school where they taught him smoking hash how to be cool, a rebel with (out) a cause, and a broad multicultural, musical taste (means - how cool it is to better listen to music like Roxy Music, King Crimson, Camel, Curved Air,Coltrane, Grapelli, Eno, Grobschnitt, Klaus Schulze, Hoelderlin and Brainticket Televison and Patti Smiththan Rolling Stones and Mike Batt -so in general how to survive with quality) he did put the "own" (german="Eigen") into the apostrophed gap of his surname. Over this inner- and outer- and programmatical name changes he found his self-definition, Identity and aims:
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From now on finding real fun and ecstasy only in genetic drugs - simply and effective in his own temper and passion for good art and music.

Thats the way he liked it and how he found the essential basics of the musical recepture and definition he was after.

Jamming with Jazz, Avantgarde, Experimental, Free, Noise and blues-related musicians he then developed his own style.

As time went by he played as Jam, Studio, Concert and Tour violinist with stilistical as contrary as interesting Projects and musicians like (EXCERPTS only):
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BOLLERMAN ( Ex - Jazz-Fusion-Geniusses Alganon- today: Namrellob)
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KIWISEX aka KX Noi zEXPERIENCE (with Johnny Morphine / the first Live-Tekknoband ever - Date: 1988!) - (sev gigs ua support to TOMMI STUMPF)
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VIC CHESTNUTT and GIANT SAND (with both CALEXICO founders) - one of the most gifted Singer-songwriter and the best US-desertrockers after Crazy Horse)//
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MOOSEHEART FAITH INTERSTELLAR GROOVE BAND -
(the only official Psychedelic band in Syd Barret and White Noise - tradition -
a competent terrestrian U.F.O. delegation from L.A./USA with Ex-EX- ANGRY SAMOANS Todd Holmer + MOTOWN Musician Larri )
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TOM LIWA (of Flowerpornoes) / TT G supporting his sologig in Berlin ARENA 1998
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GÜNTER SCHICKERT (beside Manuel "Ashra Tempel" Göttsching Berlins best Solo-Kraut-Guitar-Tranceman ) (sev. Gigs)
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>SANTRRA OXYD (akkordion/Chanteuse Legend from Berlin)//
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>HARRY HR COLTELLO (from the semipopular first grungeband ever (LOVE & PEACE - nowadays guitarplayer with german noise-legend MUTTER/former band: and solo: "the german Nikki Sudden/Neil Young")//
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>CLIVE PRODUCT (british songwriter from Billy Bragg surrounding), Clive + TT were supporting for example: TV Smith + Berlin Lacht Festival
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>ARTWORK(artrockish Sideproject of todays gothfathers Goethes Erben on tour 1997)
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>SANDRA BELL (Newzealands' female Lo-Fi / Beatpoetry Legend)/***/
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>KATHY BULL (Newzealands other female Lo-Fi Legend)
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>SUKA (Newzealands hope in new Kraut and Psychedelik-spacedrifting)
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TIGER HINTER GITTERN (Ex-V.E.B. Sehnsucht - Berlins only Elektronik- Blues&Bolan-Glam-pioneers)
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>SEPULCRUM MENTIS(Berlin Goth/Church-Sisters/CD & Tour '96)/
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>ELECTRIC BATCAVE - live Planetarium Berlin Shortfilmfestival (Gothpop)
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>ExEdrA (Berlins best Bowie/ Bauhaus-Goth brothers- supporting for example: Long Fin Killie Berlin/96 )
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>Projekt Gutsmuths -
(Exedra - Follower - Projekt with Andre Gutsmuths + TTG)
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>Killed On X-Mas (best, psychedelic Ambient-Kraut-Core from Rostock)
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>ZINNOBER (following project from Killed Guitarist) -KING KONG Club +Berlin Lacht festival a.o. (psychedelia)
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>fAUST (the Krautrock legend, Tour'97)
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>Francoise Asukaten Tendeng (organizer of Africa events and Karneval of Cultures) - XP (AFRO-pop,rock,psychedelic and chansons) - OXFAM Festival
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>EMMANUAL ENI- famous Berlin-African sculpturalist and painting artist on his new record"Africanize" (Afro-Blues)
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>PAUL JAEMES BERRY (Ex-Rose Of Avalanche )
live and on his CD: GINNEL 1997)
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>BILL DIREEN (aka The Builders aka Billdireens Newzealands' genius Syd Barrett-Brother and first Lo-Fi-Legend/Pioneer live on r
recordrelease parties and other gigs 95/96/2006/2008)
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>The HITMEN 3 - Finnlands best Punkrockband/ on CD and tour ..95), /
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>THAU - (Denmarks Noisepop geniusses on tour '95)/***/
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>CHRISTOF GRIESE Quintett - one of Berlins and international most variable and gifted talents of contemporary Jazz)/***/
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RATIBOR THEATER-Project Berlin - 1983
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ANTONIN ARTAUD Theater Berlin (theatre-music for expressionistical Performances),/***/ (directed by SUSANNE HUSEMANN)
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diverse - musical soundtracks for Theater-Projects of the artschool Berlin "Hochschule der Künste"(today: U.D.K.) (directed by PETER WEITZNER)
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PZL - DIE PASSAGIERE IM ZWISCHENDECK DES LEBENS
(Dadapoetical children of Herbert Achternbusch and Zappa, Neue Deutsche Welle-band and Geniale Dilletantten like Der Plan)/***// sev. Gigs

with: UDO ERDENREICH (ZIGURI EGO ZOO/R.A.M.M.Theater(TUYA YA MORA)
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EN HAFKOKKT in FOLIE - (electronic Dada Band from Sweden)
@Berlin Lacht Festival - 2006
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>TT GEIGENSCHREY GEIGERZÄHLER @ MYFEST Berlin

supporting DOTA & STADTPIRATEN + PR KANTATE

TTG with HR COLTELLO,MOTSCHMANN (aaargh);Bernhardbass (17 Hippies);

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DER FREMDE - (Strange, weird german guy inspired by Godley & Creme and NDW-talents S.Y.P.H. friend and soundalike from the so called Hamburg school
like Blumfeld)
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EMBRYO - sev Gigs Berlin
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>TT GEIGENSCHREY / Playing supports / to Sonic Youth '86 / Berlin a.o gigs), plus: several "wake- up" - Solo-performances on diverse occasions (Festivals and Supportoccasions) =>
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>TT GEIGENSCHREY PROJEKTT( - TTG Solo Violin Project Performances) - supporting acts like = KIRLIAN CAMERA,CALVA Y NADA, die UNTOTEN, VELJANOV, GOETHES ERBEN, Das ICH, TANZWUT,KNORKATOR, Ooomph, IRON HENNING,LOTTE OHM, HR COLTELLO; DIVE, EXEDRA and others. - /
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Livejam with Berlins Live Drum'n'Bass-Project MULO-NATION
(1998 live into Internet via Border 2000 Internetradio)
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Several Contributions Participations & Projects as a Electric Violinist:
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>GHETTO RAGA - sev. Gigs and Film-Live-Soundtracks to selected silent movies and readings (2001; SYMPHONIE EINER GROSSSTADT; AELITA;HP LOVECRAFT a.o.)- 2004-2005/***/
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>TT GEIGENSCHREY: TTraumwandler - Live Chill Out Trance Impro Band at FUSION Festival 2008 --with: Kraut Legend Günther Schickert (on Echo-Loop Guitar) and Mareike Kroschel (aka re'em/on electric Harp + Voice)

Günter Schickert: echodrive.gmxhome.de
Mareike Kroschel/re'em: soundcloud.com/reem-1
:lastfm.de/music/re'em

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> TT GEIGENSCHREY:TTRAUMWANDLER
- with: Matija (Django Lassi Guitar player) + Andreas von Garnier (Synthies) @THEATERKAPELLE BERLIN

Andreas von Garnier: synthasis.de

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> TT GEIGENSCHREY:TTRAUMWANDLER - with Andreas Garnier (SYNTHASIS) + Werner Soranjo Lang (Sax)
@ KIRCHE Danzigerstrasse Berlin / 2009
@THEATERKAPELLE Berlin /EXPLORATORIUM Berlin - 2009 a.o.
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> Cosmic Sound System at Osterkirche Berlin (with C-Laus Eigenfeld on bassoon; Artus Unival on guitar and son Nemo Gschrey on drums) April 2008
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> Atanauma Sound DJ/LiveTool- System (NU UNRUH - Rhythmusfest Berlin 2008)/***/
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> TT GEIGENSCHREY:TINNITUS - Einstürzende Neubautens NU Unruhs Rhythmusfest 2008 at Camp Tipsy Area (with Shazam(Nomad Sound System /Bass) and Fränkie Neumayer (Ex-Caspar Brötzmann/Stan Red Fox/Wuhling/Sissy Metal / Drums)./***/
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>THE RENDERERS (NZL// 2008/2009/Berlin Germany Gigs)
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>TT GEIGENSCHREY & The Migraine Men (feat Diego Ferri(Baritone Guitar + Guests like Robert S (Drums) + Viktor Pavel/Vocals) (2011)
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>TTGEIGENSCHREY: ALIAS - at Mica Moca Berlin (with: Martin Buchholz/Ex- Schwefel)/Heiko Röder (Ex-Tante Dille/Ex-Demokratischer Konsum)/C-Laus Eigenfeldt (Bassoon)/(2011)

Heiko Röder = aovital.de

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>(TT GEIGENSCHREYs) BERLIN BILDERS - Record Release Party for Bill Direen new "MINDFUL" record (w.:TT Geigenschrey)- (TTGeigenschey + Diego Ferri ) Schokoladen Berlin - Fall 2011
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>Expedition into the burning Brain (with Volker Hartmann Langenfelder + Diego Ferii + Julieta Figuera + C-Laus Eigenfeldt) (Theaterkapelle)
(Free Form Noise Avantgarde Performance)

Volker Hartmann Langenfelder => hartmann-langenfelder.de
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>P.A.S. (New York ) Experimental Ambient and Free Form) - sev Gigs
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>SCHWEFEL & GEIGENSCHREY (glam and psychedelia based Duo with Mannheims Psychedelical Marc Bolan - brother-in - mind Norbert Schwefel (Metropolis a.o.) sev Gigs King Kong Theaterkapelle Galerie Klötze & Schinken u.a.)

=>Norbert Schwefel =www.norbertschwefel.de/
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>TT GEIGENSCHREY:DRONES - Johnny Kenner (Drums) + Micha Rohde (keyboard) + Andre Gutsmuths (Exedra)
LIVE @ Theaterkapelle Berlin
+ 48 Stunden Neukölln Event - Berlin @ GALERIE of Berlin EAST SIDE GALLERY Painter KANI ALANI

=> Micha Rohde => michael-h-rohde.de
=> Jonny Kenner w/ The Hollow Men(Australia) on youtube:
youtube.com...e=results_video
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>TT GEIGENSCHREY PROJEKTTS
- div. Live Performances @Theaterkapelle Berlin with sev special guests & Guestbands - on Every wednesday / month 2011
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DIE VERRÜCKTE TTGESELLSCHAFT presents:
w/ TT GEIGENSCHREY PROJEKT:TTRAUMWANDLER (Ind/D/Chile)
+ > UN ESCARGOT VIDE? (FRANCE) - HP: 1escv.eu
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TTG - Guests:
:Julieta Figuera (Chile/Dancer);
:Leon Griese (Berlin Jazz Legends son);
:C_Laus Eigenfeld (Berlin E Music creativist / bassoon);
:Diego Ferri (Berlins underground innovator / baritone guitar / Italy).
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> GEIGENSCHREY & FERRI:POLLOCK
@(CCCP/Berlin -Fete de La musique 2011)

(TT Geigenschrey with Diego Ferri (PARO / CHINAWOMAN)

=> Chinawoman:facebook.com/Chinavoomen
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>CHRIS REINHARD (recording a new record 2011/2012 - with the famous Berlin Kinderlieder/Chanson Artist

Chris Reinhard => chrisreinhard.de
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MARTIN BUCHHOLZ - (Ex - SCHWEFEL / HORACZ)
=> sev. recording sessions - modern mutated chambermusic

Martin Buchholz: regioactive.de...raczbluminth
:myspace.com/horacz
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REBENTISCH - (Goth + Electropop) Berlin Live 2013

rebentisch.de
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PARO -(USA/Berlin) - contributions to new PARO record 2013

PARO: paroberlin.de
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JOHN WHITE (NZL) - tba 2013 Tour
=> Songs for Livegigs & chambermusic for 2 experimental violins

(John White: amplifier.co.nz...lt,18155.sm)
:muzic.net.nz...ists/2834.html
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BILL DIREEN

- Live Music to READING of new BILL DIREEN book Tourtagebuch //
Fall 2012 with TT GEIGENSCHREY FAMILY (Nemo Valentin (percussion/Drums) Milan (keyboard/Melodica)

Bill Direen=> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Direen
=> william.direen.free.fr/
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PAUL JAMES BERRY - Return to Berlin Live - 2013 in April

Paul James Berry: facebook.com/PJBKnighthood
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TT GEIGENSCHREY:TANTE DROLL - @ KING KONG Club - Berlin
with C-Laus Eigenfeld, Diego Ferri (PARO/CHINAWOMAN u.a.),a.o.
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Some comments from the audience of TTG Solo gigs:
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" Hey ... you took away my headache with your performance.." "Excuse me: Are you mad or...?"-- "Can I hire/book you for a show in my club.. How much do you cost?" "Very spaced out this...!" "This man just did the devils violin and electrical violint rider in the storm.!" The "One man Sonic Violin - Performance in fog and Strobolightning...was a creative outburst, a rage attack, and adventurous-violin-happening of electrical sensitivity & toughness-thunder & lightning, storm and elegies-opposites. ".
"Thats the spirit of Can !" (NU Unruh/Einstrzemde Neubauten)
" You remind me of Mogwai " (Berlin concert organizer )
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Berlin/Germany 2008/2009
Kontakt: Thomthom Geigenschrey c/o: Kulturtäter -Büro Kulturtäter-Büro for Freelance-Journalism Event&Artist-Booking +Kulturmanagement+Promotion:
KULTURTÄTER & GEIGENSCHREY
Postfach 420405 - 12064 BERLIN
Germany ---- E-Mail:TTPromo@web.de
TTG-Homepage: myspace.com...schreyprojektts
Fon+Fax: 0049+030+34665986
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"LOVE & PEACE & NOISE!"
(TThomthom Geigenschrey)

"its better to burn out than to fade away ... "(Neil Young) " its better to tune up than to faint away....." (TT Geigenschrey)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TTs self given name makes programmatical sense: intense, free, psychedelic, screaming loud & emotional, but lalso gentle sensitive fragile and silent, strolling thru experimental and borderless variety.
First TT worked as kindergardener (that's what he did examination in) for 6 years and parallel started writing enthusiastically for Berlin based music papers which brought me to Berlins big"Tageszeitung" TAZ.
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After that to several bigger musicmags like SHARK, ME/SOUNDS a.o. and finally the Indiemag ZILLO, he was the Berlin editor for then. At the same time he also wrote for locals like Tip -magazine and later, now for 10 years for Berlins big daily "Berliner Morgenpest". ;)
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TT worked for Radio 100, Berlins first underground radio... Beside of this I worked as freelance music-biz-supporter in many other terms: band promoter, tour booker, manager for many (inter)national artists likePaul James Berry (from the U.K.Goths The Rose of Avalanche ), a fabulous One man-Motörhead-Folkster, for bands like the fab psychedelic L.A. based , Mooseheart Faith Interstellar Groove Band (with members of ANGRY SAMOANS and a Motown band) or The Sharing Patrol - comrades/brothers of Seattle based (and "Presidents of the United States" friends') "The Young Fresh Fellows"(whose guitarist is in the R.E.M. Liveband).
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In 1986 TT did the first Berlin livegig for Sonic Youth in legendary "Sputnik" Kino,which he played support act for too with his band "Die Passagiere im Zwischendeck des Lebens", and many concerts more for (inter)national bands in other locations, until he finally joined the now-with my help- legendary East-Berlin club, "Die INSEL" , which is located on an island in the Berlin river Spree. A strange monk tower with 3 levels, where a wide spectrum of international underground culture-mix takes place.

TT was the clubs' booker and promoter (two jobs and extremely underpaid ) - a hard enthusiastic, busy- idealist .
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In the 5 years of the "Die INSEL" TT did - beside many others - concerts with: Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion, Superchunk, Yo La Tengo, Blumfeld, The Notwist, Swell, Treponem Pal, Cordelias Dad, Die Sterne, Sonia Hunter, Cleaners from Venus (with XTC's David Gregory), Kiwisex (the first Live Techno act), Band of Susans, Mooseheart Faith, Smog, The Cranes, Mecca Normal, and some wonderful, legendary Kiwi-artists like Chris Knox (from Tall Dwarfs),The Cakekitchen (Graeme Jeffferies), Peter Jefferies (both from Kiwiband: This Kind of Punishment), Alistair Galbraith, Bill Direen (Kiwis Lo-Fi-pioneer), and Sandra Bell (New Zealands' PJ Harvey) - whom he married 1996, when he visited New Zealand to report about the fab Kiwi Indie- label Flying Nun Records....for a well known german music magazine..
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After leaving the INSEL TT continued supporting the international music scene, searching new challenges. Beside of this I also began exploring Avantgarde, Rock, Jazz and other playgrounds as a musician myself. After I threw my classic lessons - fed up, neurotic and bored - I played the violin with Zappa-like bands and other experimental, controversial underground acts.

This brought him back to the roots of essential tunes, pop and music creation itself, and to my own style, which has - more than classical roots
- a lot in common with the minimalism of Steve Reich or Glen Branca or a neighbourhood to brothers-in-minds like Nash the Slash, Faust or other international "Krauts with attitude" from:

Flaming Lips to Giant Sand to Julia Cope to Sonic Youth, Tuxedomoon, Residents, Adrian Belew, Snakefinger, all the New Zealanders I mention, and some extraordinary violinists like Sugarcane Harris, Patrick Wolf or Stephan Grapelli ......

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After several main or guest-roles in bands TT nowadays only plays with people he likes (musically and personally: brothers in mind) and continuously with a band called "Namrellob" - Berlin's finest Kraut(s) ..or Bollerman. And he develops totally improvised solo performances as "Thomthom Geigenschrey's Blausäurekuss" or "TT G INFORMEL" or " TTG TRAUMWANDLER" or "TTG TINNITUS" inspired by all previously mentioned and more music such as John Carpenter, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Zappa, Peter and Caspar Brötzmann (the sax and the guitar-shaman), Gunter Hampel, John Zorn, Danny Elfman, Renaldo & the Loaf, Fred Frith, Snapper, Can, NEU!, The DEAD C. , Ornette Coleman and the Einstürzende Neubauten (I went to Kindergarden with N.U. Unruh, their machine builder + percussionist). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Explanation/selfinterpretation of one of the projects/bands' names: "TThomthom Geigenschreys Blausäurekuss (Erfahrung)"

> Geigenschrey is a scream of a violin in german language (in my case - sometimes - a violent scream)
Thomthom is one part of the drumset and is the rhythm to the violin, the melody-instrument, means: its a whole band in my full name

Blausäure is an acid called cyanide in english, a chemical, which is deadly

Blau Blue - is a sentimental melancholic blue(s)colour- my favourite colour

Säure acid - can burn and destroy the beauty and the beast .., the art and the trash ... thats Yin & Yang

Kuss - Kiss - can be satisfying or not.... uplifting, life-bringing or - in combination with acid or poison like in Batman's Poison Ivy impersonification - absolutely deadly - another two sides of the coin by which I am fascinated like Batmans sad counterpart TWO FACE

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Besides other mentioned own projects TThomthom Geigenschrey's Blausäurekuss (Erfahrung) is TThomthom Geigenschreys Soloproject with open space and openmindness to guest musicians, with project character-ambitions and intentions: spontaeous and alltime ready to go for a good jam or live-performance, to appear all of a sudden everywhere, wherever he might be needed and make stands and statements; as Intro or Outro for every band/artist he likes in his openminded pool of interests. Possible appearances in all shapes and formats: as band or bigband with different, changing bandmembers or just solo alone on himself - violent violin screaming.... gentle sensitive or offensive controversial and psychedelic krautrockish at the same time

NOWADAY he firms under the LOGO > TT Geigenschrey

(TT written as the greek letter Pi = π)

> with several extra projectnames added.. (like TTRAUMWANDLER or TINNITUS or STAUBFINGER or TRAUMA etc pp)

> Some brothers in mind, influences and favorites in TTs cosmos
- see above, plus:

Brian ENO, JAPAN,BILL NELSON, KING CRIMSON and esp. FRIPP and many Newzealand hometaper-Lo-Fi-geniusses like BILL DIREEN, The RENDERERS,DAVID MITCHELL ( and the 3 D's), David & Hamish Kilgour (THE CLEAN), SNAPPER, STEVEN KILROY, CHRIS KNOX THE DEAD C., HDU , MINK, CLOUDBOY, SUKA ....or the Manic Canadian NASH THE SLASH ,CAN, Hoelderlin, Zappa, Cpt. Beefheart, Van der Graf Generator, Ashra Tempel (the godfathers of Tekkno Ambient), VELVET UNDERGROUND, DAVID SYLVIAN, Peter Brötzmann (the freejazz anarchist genius) and his son Caspar BRÖTZMANN >

The Length of a TTG- Solo-Performance is between 10 and 40 Minuten......

The length of Bandsets: the same or longer unto 2/ 3 hours like all good Krautjams:
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The whole musical (His)Story of TT GEIGENSCHREY -
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Thomthom Geigenschrey threw down his 6-year classic-education as he was 15 and left mother and home to get - inspired by Glam, Kraut, Art and Progrock - into the underground.

When he was 17 and in south German boarding school (were his Over-Ego-Psycho-mother did send him as a punish for bad schoolnotes and behaviour against her) a funny Zappa fan named him Thomthom (from the classic "Tom Tom turnaround" in glamdays covered by The Sweet.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Back from boarding-school where they taught him smoking hash how to be cool, a rebel with (out) a cause, and a broad multicultural, musical taste (means - how cool it is to better listen to music like Roxy Music, King Crimson, Camel, Curved Air,Coltrane, Grapelli, Eno, Grobschnitt, Klaus Schulze, Hoelderlin and Brainticket Televison and Patti Smiththan Rolling Stones and Mike Batt -so in general how to survive with quality) he did put the "own" (german="Eigen") into the apostrophed gap of his surname. Over this inner- and outer- and programmatical name changes he found his self-definition, Identity and aims:
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From now on finding real fun and ecstasy only in genetic drugs - simply and effective in his own temper and passion for good art and music.

Thats the way he liked it and how he found the essential basics of the musical recepture and definition he was after.

Jamming with Jazz, Avantgarde, Experimental, Free, Noise and blues-related musicians he then developed his own style.

As time went by he played as Jam, Studio, Concert and Tour violinist with stilistical as contrary as interesting Projects and musicians like (EXCERPTS only):
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Bollerman ( Ex - Jazz-Fusion-Geniusses Alganon- today: Namrellob)
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Kiwisex aka KX Noiz Experience (the first Live-Tekknoband ever - Date: 1988!) - (sev gigs ua support to TOMMI STUMPF)
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Vic Chestnutt and Giant Sand - one of the most gifted Singer-songwriter and the best US-desertrockers after Crazy Horse)//
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Mooseheart Faith (the only official Psychedelic band in Syd Barret and White Noise - tradition - a competent terrestrian U.F.O. delegation from L.A./USA with Ex-Angry Samoans Todd Holmer + Motown Larri )
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Tom Liwa (of Flowerpornoes) / TT G supporting his sologig in Berlin ARENA 1998
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Günther Schickert (beside Manuel "Ashra Tempel" Göttsching Berlins best Solo-Kraut-Guitar-Tranceman ) (sev. Gigs)
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>SANTRRA OXYD (akkordion/Chanteuse Legend from Berlin)//
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>Harry Coltello (from the semipopular first grungeband ever (in the 80's!!/nowadays guitarplayer with german noise-legend MUTTER/former band:Love & Peace and solo: "the german Nikki Sudden/Neil Young")//
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>Clive Product (british songwriter from Billy Bragg surrounding), Clive + TT were supporting for example: TV Smith + Berlin Lacht Festival
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>Artwork (artrockish Sideproject of todays gothfathers Goethes Erben on tour 1997)
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>Sandra Bell (Newzealands' female Lo-Fi Legend)/***/
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>Kathy Bull(Newzealand)
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>Suka (Newzealands hope in new Kraut and Psychedelik-spacedrifting)
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Tiger hinter Gittern (Ex-V.E.B. Sehnsucht - Berlins only Elektronik- Blues&Bolan-Glam-pioneers)
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>Sepulcrum Mentis(Berlins Cult-Gothrockers/Church-Sisters on CD & Tour '96)/
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>ELECTRIC BATCAVE - live Planetarium Berlin Shortfilmfestival (Gothpop)
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>Exedra (Berlins best Bowie/ Bauhaus-Goth brothers- supporting for example: Long Fin Killie Berlin/96 )
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>Projekt Gutsmuths
(Exedra - Follower - Projekt with Andre Gutsmuths + TTG)
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>Killed On X-Mas (best, psychedelic Ambient-Kraut-Core from Rostock)
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>ZINNOBER (following project from Killed Guitarist) -KING KONG Club +Berlin Lacht festival a.o. (psychedelia)
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>Faust (the Krautrock legend, Tour'97)
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>Francoise Asukaten Tendeng (organizer of Africa events and Karneval of Cultures) and his band XP with AFRO-pop,rock,psychedelic and chansons
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>Emmanuel Eni - famous Berlin-African sculpturalist and painting artist on his new record"Africanize" (Afro-Blues)
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>Paul James Berry (Ex-Rose Of Avalanche )
live and on his CD: GINNEL 1997)
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>Bill Direen (aka The Builders aka Billdireens Newzealands' genius Syd Barrett-Brother and first Lo-Fi-Legend/Pioneer live on r
recordrelease parties and other gigs 95/96/2006/2008)
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>The Hitmen 3 Finnlands best Punkrockband/ on CD and tour ..95), /
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>Thau (Denmarks Noisepop geniusses on tour '95)/***/
Christof Griese Quintett - one of Berlins and international most variable and gifted talents of contemporary Jazz)/***/
Ratibor Theater-Project Berlin
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Antonin Artaud Theater Berlin (theatre-music for expressionistical Performances),/***/ diverse - musical soundtracks for Theater-Projects of the artschool Berlin "Hochschule der Künste"(today: U.D.K.)
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Die Passagiere im Zwischendeck des Lebens (Dadapoetical children of Herbert Achternbusch and Zappa, Neue Deutsche Welle-band and Geniale Dilletantten like Der Plan)/***/
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EN HAFKOKKT in FOLIE - electronic Dada Band from Sweden) Berlin Lacht Festival

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Der Fremde (Strange, weird german guy inspired by Godley & Creme and NDW-talents S.Y.P.H. friend and soundalike from the so called Hamburg school
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Playing support to Sonic Youth '86 / Berlin a.o gigs), plus: diverse "wake- up" - Solo-performances on diverse occasions (Festivals and Supportoccasions):

>TT Geigenschrey Project ( - TTG Solo Violin Project Performance) - supporting acts like Kirlian Camera, Calva Y Nada, die Untoten, Veljanov, Goethes Erben, Das Ich, Tanzwut, Ooomph, Dive and others. - /Livejams with Berlins Live Drum'n'Bass-Project Mulo-Nation (1998 live into Internet via Border 2000 Internetradio)
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Several Contributuons and Projects as a Electric Violinist:
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>Ghetto Raga - sev. Gigs and Film-Live-Soundtracks to selected silent movies (2001; SYMPHONIE EINER GROSSSTADT; AELITA a.o.)- 2004-2005/***/
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> TT Geigenschrey TTraumwandler - Live Chill Out Trance Impro Band at FUSION Festival 2008 --with: Kraut Legend Günther Schickert (on Echo-Loop Guitar) and Mareike Kroschel (aka re'em/on electric Harp + Voice) > TT Geigenschrey TTraumwandler+ and Matija (Django Lassi Guitar player)in THEATERKAPELLE BERLIN
> TT Geigenschrey TTraumwandler- with Andreas Granier + Werner Soranjo Lang (Sax)@ KIRCHE Danzigerstrasse Berlin / THEATERKAPELLE/EXPLORATORIUM 2009 a.o.
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Cosmic Sound System at Osterkirche Berlin (with C-Laus Eigenfeld on bassoon;Artus Unival on guitar and son Nemo Gschrey on drums) April 2008
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Atanauma Sound DJ/LiveTool- System (NU UNRUH - Rhythmusfest Berlin 2008)/***/
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TT Geigenschrey Tinnitus - Einstürzende Neubautens NU Unruhs Rhythmusfest 2008 at Camp Tipsy Area (with Shazam(Nomad Sound System /Bass) and Fränkie Neumayer (Ex-Caspar Brötzmann/Stan Red Fox/Wuhling a.a ) on Drums./***/
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The Renderers (2008/2009/Berlin Germany Gigs)
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TT Geigenschreys The Migraine Men (feat Diego Ferri(Baritone Guitar + Guests like Robert S (Drums) + Viktor Pavel/Vocals) (2011)
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TT Geigenschrey ALIAS - at Mica Moca Berlin (with: Martin Buchholz/Ex Schwefel)/Heiko Röder (Ex Tante Dille/Ex-Demokratischer Konsum)/C-Laus Eigenfeldt (Bassoon)/(2011)
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BERLIN BILDERS - Bill Direen Tribute Band (TTGeigenschey + Diego Ferri ) Schokoladen Berlin
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Expedition into the burning Brain (with Volker Hartmann Langefelder + Diego Ferii + Julieta Figuera + Eigenfeldt) (Theaterkapelle) Free Form Noise Avantgarde)
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P.A.S. (New York ) Experimental Ambient and Free Form) - sev Gigs
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SCHWEFEL & GEIGENSCHREY (glam and psychedelia based Duo with Mannheim psychedelia Bolan brother in mind Norbert schwefel (Metropolis a.o.) sev Gigs King Kong Theaterkapelle Galerie Klötze & Schinken u.a.)
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TT GEIGENSCHREY DRONES - Johnny Kenner + Micha Rohde Theaterkapelle + 48 Stunden Neukölln Berlin
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Geigenschrey&Ferri:POLLOCK ( CCCP Berlin - Fete de al musique 2011)
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Some comments from the audience of TTG Solo gigs:
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" Hey ... you took away my headache with your performance.." "Excuse me: Are you mad or...?"-- "Can I hire/book you for a show in my club.. How much do you cost?" "Very spaced out this...!" "This man just did the devils violin and electrical violint rider in the storm.!" The "One man Sonic Violin - Performance in fog and Strobolightning...was a creative outburst, a rage attack, and adventurous-violin-happening of electrical sensitivity & toughness-thunder & lightning, storm and elegies-opposites. ".
"Thats the spirit of Can !" (NU Unruh/Einstrzemde Neubauten)
" You remind me of Mogwai " (Berlin concert organizer )
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Berlin/Germany 2008/2009
Kontakt: Thomthom Geigenschrey c/o: Kulturtäter -Büro Kulturtäter-Büro for Freelance-Journalism Event&Artist-Booking +Kulturmanagement+Promotion:
KULTURTÄTER & GEIGENSCHREY
Postfach 420405 - 12064 BERLIN
Germany ---- E-Mail:TTPromo@web.de
TTG-Homepage: myspace.com...schreyprojektts
Fon+Fax: 0049+030+34665986
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"LOVE & PEACE & NOISE!"
(TThomthom Geigenschrey)

"its better to burn out than to fade away ... "(Neil Young) " its better to tune up than to faint away....." (TT Geigenschrey) Weniger anzeigen

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