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Michael ROTHER

Composer / Musician

Michael Rother is a composer and multi-instrumentalist (primarily guitar, keyboards and electronic treatments) renowned across the world for his contributions to the development of a unique and innovative experimental German music since 1971. Rother was a member of Kraftwerk and started his own projects NEU! with Klaus Dinger in 1971 and the band Harmonia in 1973 with the Cluster musicians Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius. Starting from 1976 Rother released nine solo albums. His first three albums were co-produced by sound engineer legend Conny Plank and the first four albums all feature Jaki Liebezeit (of CAN) on drums. In his career Rother has also collaborated with a number of international musicans such as Brian Eno, Red Hot Chili Peppers/John Frusciante, Secret Machines/Benjamin Curtis, Herbert Groenemeyer, Steve Shelley/Sonic Youth - to name a few. Many contemporary bands claim to have taken inspiration from Rother's music.

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