DIENZ ZITHERED

DIENZ ZITHERED

Vienna based musician and composer CHRISTOF DIENZ (“Die Knödel”) steps with his new project into new musical dimensions. With an old traditional austrian instrument, the zither (remember the theme of Harry Lime out of the Third Man Soundtrack!), he beats new strings! 2002 the Festival für new music „Klangspuren Schwarz“ commissioned a composition for zither solo. Because the premiere was more then frustrating Christof Dienz decided to play the zither by himself. And so he started with a Loopgenerator and different tools (eg office clips, tuning forks, woodensticks….) playing solo concerts and performances with different arists – together with Marc Ribot, DJ DSL, Rupert Huber, Zeena Parkins, Hannes Strobl, Christian Martinek, Wolfgang Puschnig, Hubl Greiner, Lorenz Raab and many more. He uses 100 % analogoue, acoustic tools like officeclips, wooden sticks, tuneforks, plectrons etc and creates complex rhythmic soundfields, which are close to electronic music. Further he uses a loop-generator, which allows him a orchestral work with the zither, loop by loop, field after field.

DIENZ ZITHERED live at Cult.urnacht 10, Stadttheater Bozen 2014

DIENZ ZITHERED live in Leon, Teatro Maria Greever, Mexico 2007

CD – DIENZ ZITHERED

CD1 – PURE ZITHER
Christof Dienz, Zither

CD2 – ZITHER REMIXED

DJ DSL (G-Stone)
Rupert Huber (Tosca)
Hubl Greiner / Sax arr., Ewald Hügle / Bass, Jens-Peter Volk
Cay Taylan (Couch Records)
Louis2000 (Frikyiwa)
Martin Brandlmayr (Radian)
MTFloyd (Transdubmassiv)
Christian Martinek (Musikpark)
Johannes Strobl (Paloma, Berlin)
Andi Haller
Luigi Archetti
Bo Wiget
Tom Watson
Bernhard Lang

ALBUM DETAILS

Label: GECO
Producer: Hubl Greiner
Distribution: Austria: Hoanzl, Germany: Grooveattack, Switzerland: RecRec,
Benelux: Lowlands, UK: Shell Shock, Potugal: Naked, Spain: Ventilador,
Japan: Popbizz, USA: emo

AWARDS

> AWARD – „PASTICCIO PREIS“ FOR DIENZ ZITHERED ORF 2005
> FM4 Soundselection
> Nr. 8 at SPEX -Charts
> Rob da Bank show BBC London
> US Release
> Nominiated for Amadeus / FM4 Alternative Award 2006
> Dienz in New York – live at Radio WNYC

DIENZ ZITHERED – LIVE

Klangspuren Schwaz, Zeitzone Wiener Festwochen, Rhiz and Chelsea, Vienna, Stadtwerkstatt Linz, SXSW, Austin, TX, Knitting Factory NYC, Tonic NYC, Tacheles Berlin (Popkomm05), Tour in Spain, Portugal, UK, USA, Gemany (with Asian Dub Foundation), Benelux

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