Extreme Artists

Browse the current & past Extreme roster below

C-Schulz

(Born 1968, Köln, Germany).1975-1988Secondary Education, highlighting music studiesLessons in Oboe, voice-education and theoryPlaying classical, modern classical and jazz1989"Jahre Spater" (cassette release on Entenpfuhl)1989-1990Civil Serv...

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Christian Kiefer

Christian Kiefer grew up in an area of California famous for the gold rush of the 1840s and 50s. It was a childhood spent around the ever-present detritus of that period of history: abandoned mine shafts, rusting hulks of stamp mills, ruins...

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Christoph Heemann

Christoph Heemann began sound experimentation in 1983, at 18, when he and Achim P. Likhan founded HIRSCHE NICHT AUFS SOFA (H.N.A.S.) to create an unclassifiable style that blends such elements as Musique Concrete, Noise, Minimalism and Avan...

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Claudio Parodi

Claudio Parodi received classical training from the age of 3 and commenced playing jazz from the age of 25. His instruments of choice are piano, Turkish clarinet, cheap electronics and tape. Parodi joined the improvisers' scene in 1991 afte...

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Dario Buccino

Dario Buccino, composer, instrumentalist and vocalist, was born in Rome in 1968 and has lived in Milan since 1994. Starting in 1991 he has elaborated the HN System, a system that integrates notation techniques, performing techniques, compo...

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Ed Pias

Ed Pias earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Washington in 1996 in Percussion Performance completing his Dissertation: 'North Indian Rhythms On The Drum Set'. He received his Masters Degree from the California Institute o...

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Elliott Sharp

Composer/multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp leads the groups CARBON and ORCHESTRA CARBON, gx4, BOOTSTRAPPERS, and TERRAPLANE and has been performing improvised music since 1969 and has lead a variety of ensembles in New York City since 197...

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ether

Ether hail from Salt Lake City, a fascinating place where polygamy, socialism and separatism happily coexist. Brigham Young has added to the anomalies of this city by developing a non-latin alphabet in which several books and the local curr...

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Eugene Thacker

Most of the projects I'm currently involved in have to do with the relationship between the body and technology. This has been dispersed across a variety media and disciplines, including theoretical writing, work for the Web/Internet, multi...

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Fetisch Park

CARLA SUBITO (composer) (born 1965 in Olpe / Germany)1980-1987 apprenticed to a church organist1987 commenced composing with electronic instruments1988-1990 Radio concerts in Berlin with Johannes Schmoelling (Ex TANGERINE DREAM)1989 Founded...

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Groovy

Composed, performed and recorded entirely by Dan Burke, with trumpet by Thymme Jones and vocals by Layna B., GROOVY seeks to attain an inspired amalgam of 70's disco, space music and acid-jazz. Call it Acid-Disco. Call it Progressive-Space-...

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John Rodgers

JOHN RODGERS ( Violinist, improviser, composer.)- B. Mus. (Qld. Conservatorium of Music ) studying violin under John Curro- Was the leader of the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Qld. Theatre Orchestra, and the Hunter Orchestra. With these a...

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Jorge Reyes

Reyes was born in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico, and began his musical studies at the National School of Music, Mexico, (Escuela Nacional de Musica de la UNAM). In 1976 he travelled to Germany and Hamburg, where he studied jazz improvisation w...

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Kato Hideki

Composer, bass player and vocalist Kato Hideki has lived in New York since 1992. Besides playing and recording with some of the best musicians in the New York music scene, he has focused on his own work. In 1994 he released the cd "Karada w...

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Land

Jeff Greinke Jeff Greinke began composing and performing music in 1980 while studying meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. He later moved to Seattle, Washington and , with Rob Angus, formed the production company INTREPID through w...

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Lights in a Fat City

Stephen Kent, originally from the UK, is now a resident of the USA. A founding member of the group having met Sayer in 1984 at the Diorama Arts Centre in London. Kent spent his formative years growing up in Africa, sharing his parents inter...

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Luca Formentini

(born 1968 in Brescia, northern Italy) Formentini played his first note on a piano at the age of 10 and commenced playing guitar at the age of 14.  At this same age he founded his first band, Modus Vivendi, and from that moment on his...

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Maju

Sakana Hosomi started Maju in 1997 with several artists who shared his vision. Since 2003, the group has taken the form of a duo of Hosomi and Masaki Narita.Hosomi, a Hokkaido native, grew up in a rustic town surrounded by virgin forests an...

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Marc Hannaford

Marc Hannaford began performing professionally on the piano in 2001 and has already amassed an impressive list of performance, composition and education credentials.  At just 24 years old Marc was awarded 2nd Prize in the 2006 Nationa...

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Merzbow

Masami Akita was born in 1956 in Tokyo, Japan. His name is stated in the western tradition of first name followed by the family name due to him being well known internationally for his music.Akita is a graduate of Tamagawa University, Art D...

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Mo Boma

CARSTEN TIEDEMANN Composer, multi-instrumentalist from Germany. Attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, U.S.A., completing a B.A. in composition. Studies included classical compositional structures and assimilation of the musical ...

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Mr Geoffrey & JD Franzke

Melbourne based visual artist and DJ Mr Geoffrey has been DJ'ing for 22 years on radio, in bars, clubs and operating theatres. His unique DJ talents have taken him to venues across the globe, from Paris to Shanghai, and back again to Melbou...

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Muslimgauze

For more than two decades, MUSLIMGAUZE has been creating their own mix of Western and Eastern cultures. Influenced by the Middle East, where music, culture and politics are inseparable, their releases are interesting musically as well as th...

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Nobukazu Takemura

Musician, Composer & Visual artistInfluenced by punk and new wave, Takemura started making music when he was in junior high. He played in more than one band at that time. In the 80's, Takemura became interested in Hip-Hop music and had a gr...

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Otomo Yoshihide

One of if not the most adventurous of sound creators within the Tokyo music scene since the mid-eighties is Otomo Yoshihide, turntable and guitar player. From a melting and forging process of sound, he weaves entirely new worlds of explosiv...

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Pablos Eye

Pablo's Eye started working as a collective in 1989, a flexible project in which additional members were always welcome to participate. Making music was important but sharing the same artistic attitude was the main focus. Their wish was to ...

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Paul Schutze

1958 Born Melbourne, Australia1976 Fine Arts Studies, Caufield Institute of Technology1977 Percussionist with Fourth Stream Percussion Ensemble Studied Indian Drumming with Mani Datta1980 Formed LAUGHING HANDS (Experimental mixed media & pe...

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Phill Niblock

Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simult...

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Rik Rue

For Rik Rue, environmental sounds have always provided abstract and subconscious pleasure and an inner understanding of the physical. Since the early 1980's, he has been involved in composing with environmental and found sounds.Utilising an...

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Robert Rich

Robert Rich's music blends influences from Africa, Indonesia and India with electronic soundscapes, ancient tunings, and the cyclic melodies of minimalism. He has performed in caves, cathedrals, planetaria, art galleries and concert halls i...

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Robert Vincs

Robert Vincs performance practice spans a diversity of contexts that include improvised and jazz based music, cross-media performance, experimental and popular music. Vincs currently lectures in Saxophone, Improvisation and Music Technology...

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Scott Tinkler

Scott Tinkler is one of the few trumpeters who, if you close your eyes, will make you think that Miles Davis has somehow been reinvented and is performing in front of you. To quote from renowned Australian jazz music critic John Clare, &ldq...

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Skuli Sverrisson

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland 1966, Sverrisson studied bass and composition with Jon Sigurdsson and made his first recording with his group Pax Vobis in 1984. He later appeared on over 30 recordings with various Icelandic artists.In 1987 Sverr...

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Social Interiors

SOCIAL INTERIORS was formed in 1984 primarily as a studio and recording project. Since 1993 it has become an intersecting space for three core artists Shane Fahey, Julian Knowles and Rik Rue. The group is dedicated to uncovering some of th...

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Soma

DAVID THRUSSELL David Thrussell is a musician, remixer, producer and DJ based in Melbourne, Australia. Thrussell has lent his remixing and producing talents to numerous projects, including the "Infidel" EP by MUSLIMGAUZE, on EXTREME, and tr...

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Stefan Tischler

From 1981 to 1984, cofounded and performed with PORT SAID, the electric-acoustic/percussion duo. From 1984 to 1989, produced the Cinematic Series, five potential movie soundtracks. Currently producing a series of works which appeal directly...

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Terminal Sound System

Terminal Sound System is Melbourne, Australia-based musician Skye Klein. Having paid whatever dues considered necessary by playing in bands for several years, as well as constantly experimenting with various 'nonlinear' musical techniques...

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Vidna Obmana

VIDNA OBMANA, the Belgian composer (aka Dirk Serries), creates and performs atmospheric music in all its aspects. His definition of composing atmospheres (since 1988) is that of working in respect for each separate sound and colour towards ...

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