Cristian Vogel

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Cristian Vogel is a composer, music producer and sound artist, known for his experimental DJ and Live performances, compositions for contemporary dance and studio productions. Born in Chile 1972 and raised in the UK, he is currently based between Barcelona and Geneva and holds the post of Muscial Director at the CIE Gilles Jobin company of contemporary dance . In 1995 he graduated in 20th Century Music Studies at Sussex University, under the tutor-ship of the British composers, Johnathan Harvey and Martin Butler. Since then, he has recorded many unique albums, releasing on eminent experimental techno labels such as Tresor Berlin, Novamute, Mille Plateaux and other underground vinyl labels. Cristian has been touring worldwide since 1993 as DJ and live improvisation, both as solo artist and for a period with Jamie Lidell in Super_Collider. Of late, he has been singing and playing guitar in his song-based band project Night of the Brain. As studio remixer, he has been invited to reinterpret songs by artists as diverse as Radiohead, Maximo Park, Thom Yorke, Juan Atkins, Pedro Carneiro among many others. Cristian Vogel’s album producer credits include albums for Kevin Blechdom, Chicks On Speed, Cafeneon, Panico, Virüs, Las Perras del Infierno and others. In 2003, Cristian began working in contemporary dance with the composition of original scores and live soundtracks for the renound Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin. To date, he has collaborated on five critically acclaimed pieces for Jobin, which have been performed in theatres around the world, such as the Theatre de la Ville in Paris and the Spiral in Tokyo: Two Thousand and Three for the Geneva Ballet (2003), Delicado for the Gulbenkian Ballet (2004), Steak House (2005), Double Deux (2006), Text To Speech (2008), Black Swan (2009). As well as dance, Cristian has been involved in sound interventions, soundtracks and art projects of his own and with international multi-media artists – Arrebatadas (2010) EatMeat Gallery, Gessami (2009) sitespecific sound and visual installation for the Theatre de Arsenic, Lausanne, Artificiel’s ‘Bulbes’ for the Montreal museum of Contemporary Art (2003), Stefan Bruggeman’s ‘A Production of Nothing’ (2005), ‘ 1000 beats 1 beat’ with Pieter-jan Ginckels (2007). Film scores and featured music include Hands (2008) short film soundesign and soundtrack for Xavi Jose/Sony PSP, and original music featured in Gaspar Noe’s film, “Enter The Void” (2010). In 2009, Edicioned Minimas published a limited edition hand bound book and CDr of his lyrics and poetry, “9:09″. He is an alpha tester for Symbolic Sound Kyma X music and sound design expert system, and organised the first International Kyma Users Symposium in Barcelona, in October 2009. He has been behind four independent record labels over the years, Station 55 Records , Rise Robots Rise Records, Mosquito Records and Sleep Debt Records, as well as hosting a long running independent internet community known as Erutufon.

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