Ulrich Krieger | Germany









He is a composer and saxophone player. His pieces are widely performed by ensembles in Europe and the USA. Krieger’s recent interest lies in the experimental fringes of contemporary pop culture, the limbo between noise, metal, ambient and silence. So did he transcribed and arranged Lou Reeds 'Metal Machine Music' for classical instruments. He has won several awards and residencies for: New York, Los Angeles, Venice, Rome, Bologna, Darmstadt and others. Collaborations include: Lou Reed, Lee Ranaldo, LaMonte Young, Phill Niblock, Christian Marcley, Mario Bertoncini, Merzbow, Michiko Hirayama, John Duncan, Zbigniew Karkowski, DJ Olive, Alan Licht, Kasper T Toeplitz, Radu Malfatti etc. He calls his way of saxophone playing 'acoustic electronics' and often uses his instrument as an 'analogue sampler' from which he can call his quasi-electronic sounds, which then get processed.
His composition also research ‘instrumental electronics’.
Recent projects are Metal Machine Trio (with Lou Reed), Text of Light (with Lee Ranaldo), and zerfall–gebiete (with Thomas Koner) - somewhere in the nirvana between experimental rock, ambient and contemporary composition.