Last month SAY YES and On Stage teamed up for bringing Francesco Tristano Live to Shanghai. If that wasn't enough for you, we're bringing a much bigger one this month which is absolutely a much higher level. People say it's an amazing booking, probably one of the best of the year: Moritz von Oswald(Basic Channel, Maurizio, Rhythm & Sound - GER) Tresor, Berlin，the legendary master of electronic experimentalism and technical exactitude who has an unassailable place in the modern history of forward-thinking music. We heard many people who live in other cities in China are flying over to Shanghai for his show. Sept 26th is also his birthday day, let's make a good one for him.
To follow his career is to take a guided tour through some of the most important developments, places and people in the history of electronic music. In the 1980s, he was percussionist for Palais Schaumburg and Associates, but moved into electronic music by the late 1980s. He did this first in 2MB and 3MB (with Thomas Fehlmann), and later he co-founded the Basic Channel label with Mark Ernestus, whose various releases came to epitomize -Dub Techno/ European minimal techno.
As a central figure in the Berlin techno scene which coalesced around the Tresor club and label, von Oswald helped initiate and develop the famous Berlin-Detroit access, collaborating with pathbreaking artists in the burgeoning Techno scene across the Atlantic such as Juan Atkins, Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes, Jeff Mills and many others. As half of both Maurizio and Rhythm & Sound (again with Mark Ernestus) he transformed this new sound in respectively minimal and dub-inflected directions, originating traditions in electronic music that continue to this day. Von Oswald’s influence on the fledgling music scene in Berlin also had a more concrete dimension flowing from his tireless work as a mastering and cutting engineer at the legendary Dubplates & Mastering studio.
Since the new millenium, von Oswald has branched out into more experimental and improvisational contexts: a landmark release for Deutsche Grammophon which commissioned him and Carl Craig combine to recompose music from Ravel and Mussorgsky, a critically acclaimed collaboration with Norwegian jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer for Universal Music as well as continued recorded and live work as The Moritz von Oswald Trio. Moritz von Oswald’s long time collaborator Max Loderbauer and Nigerian drumming legend Tony Allen round out the latest configuration of the critically acclaimed Moritz von Oswald Trio. of recorded material which they look forward to debuting in a special live show in early 2014.