Cluster - One Hour

One hour

Moebius and Roedelius have been performing live works as well as studio recordings since 1969, when they embarked on their respective careers as musicians/composers in the group Kluster, with former member Konrad Schnitzler. From 1971 to the present, Cluster (the anglicized version of their name) have performed countless times in concert as a duo, and have released a total of fourteen evocative albums, wich defined much of the "soundscape" or "ambient" electronic music wich was to follow. Two of this albums were recorded in collaboration with Brian Eno in 1977 and 1979.

Two albums were also released under the name of Harmonia in collaboration with Michael Rother of Neu. In addition to these works, both have collaborated on individual and collective projects with other musicians / composers / choreographers such as Holger Czukay, Brian Eno, Asmus Tietchens, Mani Neumeier, Ax Genrich, Arnd Sebastian, Helmut Hattler, Tony Morley, Gini Ball, Nicola Alesini, Jurij Novoselic, Fabio Capanni, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Andres Gil, Alain Wergifosse, Francesc Diaz Melis, Peter Baumann, Alexander Czjzek, Gerd Beerbohm, Christoph Bühring- Uhle, Lutz Oldemeier, Caroline Carlsen, Roberto Castello, Esther Linley, Mark Lintern- Harris, Joao de Bruco, Karl Renziehausen, Raffaella Giordano, Tjitse Letterie, Stanislaw MichalaK, Hermann Rid, Arden Viten Boogard, Laszlo Von Ramhorst, Stephan Steiner, Franz Thamer, Yuko Matsuzaki, Dominique Greenberg, Jamir Prica Razra, M.Joso Christo, Arno Steffen, Majo Thompson, Okko Bekker, Peter Wolbrand and many others.

However the most creative input and personal support over the years came from Konrad Plank, who was, in effect, a “silent member in the background”. The intention of both musicians from the beginning was to compose by operation with every kind of sound, to find out an individual musical language/expression. And this is still Cluster’s aim. “One Hour” was played and recorded live in two sessions, two hours long each, from where they selected and edited the more interesting / homogeneous parts, with Eric Spitzer- Marlyn.

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