Martin Kohlstedt (DE)

Improvisation and the joy of the experiment are for fans well known foundations of Martin Kohlstedt's so-called »modular compositions«. Between frantic passages on the piano and wrenching synthesizer chords Martin Kohlstedt does not simply perform pop dressed up as jazz or classical music but, in an effort as exerting for the audience as for himself, presents taxing rituals of contemplation, of ecstasy or even failure. Still, catchy melodies and a passion for the beauty of simplicity are not absent — he does after all rather follow his gut than his head. One thing is certain, though: Martin Kohlstedt's baggage is already quite heavy.
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