Saturday, December 28, 2002


A German electroacoustic composer and musicologist, Rainer Burck works in the contemporary classical field but with a background in alt-rock and an interest in jazz and experimental music. He is keen to communicate and is eclectic in his references and musical concerns (like NewFrontEars), but he has no interest in compromise…

In my eyes it would be absolute nonsense to state that "serious" contemporary music is "difficult" to understand and, for this reason, could only attract an academic audience. The problem some people have with this music is rather due to the fact that it lacks cliches they want to recognize.

Rainer will continue to tour in the US and Europe in 2003. There are some fine sound samples on his website.

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