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E2-E4 live again!
Manuel Göttsching's next concert of his E2-E4 will take place during the Digitale Art Festival on November 16, 2017 in the Tonhalle Düsseldorf. Here a sample of the visualisation / video projection made by Lisa Heldmann, Patrick Kruse, Jonathan Rösen, Stephan Schröder, Linda Weidmann under the direction of Anja Vormann and Christian Banasik, HSD - institut bild.medien.

Don't miss to buy a ticket!
Previous concerts of E2-E4 with links to video excerpts:
10. UK premiere in Hebden Bridge, see also Inkfolk and The Wire
9. The Netherlands as the opening act of the Dekmantel Festival on July 30, 2015. Some video excerpts see here: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, Video 5, Video 6
8. 8. Poland premiere at the festival Sonic Fiction/przemiany on September 8, 2012. at the festival Sonic Fiction/przemiany on September 8, 2012.
7. E2-E4-Japan - Dommune's benefit concert on August 11, 2012.
6. E2-E4 at Museum Abteiberg on June 23, 2012. Interview before the concert and 10 min. excerpt of the performance here
5. Spain premiere at Electrónica en Abril in Madrid on April 12, 2012
4. China premiere in Peking at Art Zone 798 on November 1, 2008, filmed by fans
3. US premiere with the legendary Joshua Light Show in New York's Lincoln Center on August 15, 2008
2. Germany premiere on it's 25th birthday, December 12, 2006 in Berlin at Berghain
1. World premiere in Japan at Mt. Fuji (the first performance EVER) on August 27, 2006
Special Event on March 25, 2005 at Volksbühne Berlin with the contemporary music ensemble Zeitkratzer (also known from the performance of Lou Reeds' Metal Machine Music)

And here at UK music channel FACT tv, Manuel is talking on 15th September 2013 about the making of E2-E4

Olaf Zimmermann from RBB-radio has dedicated an hour program to Manuel's releases and concerts. The one in Düsseldorf is mentioned too, all in German language.

Other press before the concert at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf: Westdeutsche Zeitung on October 30th, 2017, see here and here. More willl follow.

And here is the book about Manuel's music, that is selling quite well. It was written by Christian Wheeldon from UK and can be bought on his site. Have fun!

In Japan Manuel has also quite young fans!

Young Japanese fan

This is Mion, Mami Konishi's daughter, who - you won't believe it - loves Manuel's music and plays herself on piano:-). Her mother Mami Konishi is a known musician from Japan, known under her artistic name MINGUSS. Here is Minguss' contact, in case you want to know her next musical plans....

On October 8, 2017, Olaf Zimmermann dedicated Manuel 1h in his programme Elektro Beats
Manuel talks about the new release Ash Ra Tempel Experience, his music from the concert at the Arts Center, Melbourne, Australia that he performed with Oren Ambarchi, Ariel Pink and Shags Chamberlain. He also informs the fans about the next concerts and other releases, and of course you can hear some music. The whole programme can still be heard on the Radio Eins website (in German)!
The Ash Ra Tempel Experience release
Ash Ra Tempel Experience Live in Melbourne, our new release (recorded in 2015) will be available in record shops on CD and Vinyl from 29 September 2017. If you want to get it earlier, you can already order it in our own shop.

cover picture
9th September 2017 was Manuel's 65th birthday!
May all his dreams come true, may he enjoy his next year of life and this wonderful present!
Here are the first congratulations in the press!
This article (in German) was published on Manuel's birthday in the Swabian Heilbronner Stimme. Thank you, Jürgen Kümmerle!
For the first time, Louis Vuitton Ready-to-Wear will be available for purchase online
Watch the video for a sneak peek! Music written and performed by Manuel Göttsching (E2-E4, 1981)
Inventions For Electric Guitar in Szczecin
On April 27, 2017 Manuel performed for the first time his music from the album Inventions for Electric Guitar together with the Danish guitar band CIRKLEN. The concert took place at the Philharmonie of Szczecin. And here are two videos made from the public by Aleksandra Przybylska Kursa. Enjoy!

Quasarsphere:

Encore:

A poem to Manuel's music!
Ahmet Mithat Ayeren dedicates a poem to Manuel's music "Dream" from the Album Dream & Desire. Look at its discography entry.
Christian Wheeldon's book about Manuel's music is out!

The front side of the book The back side of the book
  • 156 pages
  • 95,000 words
  • Four pages of colour photographs
  • 12 black and white photographs/images throughout the text
  • Limited edition print run
Well over six years in the writing, this has been painstakingly pieced together but was also a real labour of love.
It covers the early years, Ash Ra Tempel, The Cosmic Jokers, Ashra and Manuel's solo career to date, and includes exclusive contributions from Harald Grosskopf, Lutz Ulbrich, Steve Baltes, Joaquin Joe Claussell, Steve Hillage and concert recollections from fans. More information on the author's page.
Here is a review on Factmag with two video interviews, but also The Wire announces it.

The book is priced:
UK: £11.99 + £3.00 p&p, Total = £14.99
Europe: £11.99 + £5.00 p&p, Total = £16.99
USA and Rest of World: £11.99 + £7.00 p&p, Total = £18.99
It is also available on Amazon and in our shop.
A one-hour contribution on radio BR2-Zündfunk to Manuel's E2-E4 by Ralf Summer
"It is the link between the Krautrock of the 70s and the electronic music of the 80s: the album "E2E4" by Manuel Göttsching from 1981. Based on only two chords it became the blueprint for Electronic Music and synth sounds in general."
Ralf speaks in his program from November 1, 2015 with Manuel about this legendary composition and what it meant for the development of music. And as background you can hear 1h long Göttsching's music:-)

Manuel Göttsching in ELEKTRO BEATS
On Wednesday, September 16, Olaf Zimmermann dedicated his entire program to Manuel and his music. The interview between him and Manuel was based on Christian Wheeldon's book DEEP DISTANCE - Manuel Göttsching's musical life which has been released this spring in UK. But Olaf spoke with Manuel also about his first concert in Australia, where he played with LA underground innovator Ariel Pink on bass and vocals, with multi-instrumentalist Shags Chamberlain and internationally renowned Australian artist Oren Ambarchi on drums (GER/USA/AUS). A landmark performance incorporating Manuel's legendary music from Ash Ra Tempel albums SCHWINGUNGEN and SEVEN UP as world premiere.
Another subject was Manuel's next concerts and plans for 2016, which are quite a few:-)
But now enjoy the entire program:




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