Hans-Joachim Roedelius was born in Berlin in 1934 and lives in Baden bei Wiens since
1990. He was trained as a physiotherapist and masseur at a German
clinic, the Charité Berlin. He worked in these professions, as well as
a hospice attendant from 1961 to 1967 when he decided to become an
artist. Since then, he has devoted himself to the creative arts as a
composer, musician, poet and writer. He has also served as the
director of the More Ohr Less symposium
which he founded at Lunz am See in 2004.
Since 2005, he has served as
the honorary president of the Moving Cultures festival in Tirana,
Albania. He is the co-founder and member of bands such as Kluster, Cluster and Harmonia.
His name appears on over 160 LP and CD releases, including cooperative
projects with artists such as Conrad Schnitzler, Dieter Moebius, Brian
Eno, Tim Story, Holger Czukay, Konrad Plank and many others.
His musical career
began with the application of electrically-generated sound material,
which is to say the use of any kind of sound or noise for musical
purposes. As a student of Joseph Beuys and Conrad Schnitzler, he is a
member of the Fluxus movement. He is the creator of more than 1000
registered works, texts, poems and visual art. He has also been
involved with various dance and theatre productions, as well as radio
plays and film soundtracks.
His new studio album "Ex Animo" has been released in August 2010 on Fabrique. Joachim Roedelius is currently working on a new album project together with Christopher Chaplin.