" Somewhere in-between John Cage, Helmut Lachenmann and British guitarist Derek Bailey (Georg Pepl, HNA 2016)"

Joshua Weitzel, musician, curator and researcher, was born in Kassel, Germany in 1989. Plays Guitar, Shamisen and Tenor Banjo. Performs improvised and written music.

His work is work is based on deep exploration of dynamics and contrasting parameters such as stasis and progress, linear and spatial development, control and unexpectedness. He has worked with many internationally recognised artists, among them improvisers, composers, noise musicians, fine artists, filmmakers, dancers, poets and Jazz musicians and has performed on various occasions across Europe, Israel, Taiwan and Japan.

 

He curates the concert series "Chamäleon Experimente" in Kassel which is currently funded by the federal ministry of culture and media and the city of Kassel. He organises also the series "Chamäleon Konzerte" and "Kassel Experimental Music Productions". He has organised several other projects, concerts and exhibitions in Germany, the UK and Japan.

He obtained a degree in musicology and political science from Goettingen University with a thesis on pluralistic tendencies within Japanese experimental music and an MA in arts education from King`s College London. During the time in London he was a regular at the improvisation workshop by Eddie Prévost and the London Improvisers Orchestra.