Micha Renkel

Berlin - Germany

Michael Renkel: guitar, composition, electronica, video art

Born 1972 in north Germany he is based in Berlin since 1996. Renkel studied classical guitar in Hamburg. The main emphasis of his work is an interest in open methods of composition, improvisation and live electronics.

His guitar playing straddles tradition and the development of a personal language that includes extended playing techniques, performance and the preparation of the acoustic guitar. In a logical continuation he also extends the instrument via computer technology and he’s the first classical guitarist who connected the instrument in realtime-live processing to the computer. The acoustc guitar is modified in a way that blurs the delineation between acoustic preparation and electronic variance.

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