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

Joshua Weitzel was born in Kassel, Germany in 1989.
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 a number of internationally recognised artists, among them improvisers, composers, noise musicians, fine artists, filmmakers, dancers, poets and Jazzmen and has performed on various occasions across Europe, Israel, Taiwan and Japan. 
From 2015-2016 Joshua organised the Chamäleon Concerts at Lolita Bar in Kassel, a monthly series for experimental music that is still ongoing.

He has played with musicians such as Eddie Prévost, Klaus Bru, Christian Wolff, Matthias Schubert, Martin Speicher, Ross Lambert, Nicola Hein, Brad Henkel, Hada Benedito, Toshimaru Nakamura, Sam Andreae, London Improvisers Orchestra, Antoine Mermet, Rabito Arimoto, Maegaki Yuki and many more. He works recurringly with Chie Nagai, Ken Ikeda, Massimo Magee, David Stockard, Eric Petzoldt, Ulrike Lentz, Sebastian Koisser, Ove Volquartz and Saito Ryota.

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.

He is currently based in Kassel and Sosa, Japan.