LEICHTMANN, Hanno Germany
Hanno Leichtman, born in 1970, came to Berlin in the early 90's as a drummer of improvised music, and founded the so-called "EchtzeitMusikSzene" (“RealTimeMusicScene”) with other musicians. In the late 90's he turned to electronic music, released a number of recordings under the pseudonym STATIC and toured Europe, Japan, North and South America.
With Lars Rudolph, he wrote the music for the dance performance and film “Allee der Kosmonauten” by Sasha Waltz & Guests, composed the soundtrack for Christoph Schlingensief's never completed film "African Twintowers", as well as music for radio plays under the direction of Leonard Koppelmann for WDR and NDR.
In recent years, he has presented four works based on (sound) archives, two long-players and two sound installations: Unfinished Portrait of ROEDELIUS Today, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin and PRIMITIVA in the Osthaus Museum Hagen.
Since 2008, he has been active in Denseland (with Hannes Strobl and David Moss), as well as in Groupshow (with Jan Jelinek and Andrew Pekler). His most recent releases include "Minimal Studies" 2013 and "Unfinished Portrait of Youth Today" 2015.
Leichtmann also works as a curator of cross-genre festivals and music series:
MY FAVORITE THING - Festival for drums and electronics
LETRA / TONE - Festival for graphics and music
MINIMAL STUDIES - Festival for contemporary Minimal Music
GRAND JETÉ - a series of events for interdisciplinary electronic music
Hanno Leichtmann lives and works in Berlin.