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GONZO WEEKLY #193: Jon meets Martin Birke

Martin Birke is an electronic percussionist and composer of electronic/experimental and ambient music who started out as a gifted drummer at age 7 playing in talent shows, church bands and eventual...

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Martin Birke's original compositions began getting nationally published in 1990. His history as a drummer, keyboardist, programmer, songwriter and vocalist is in a current variety of US & European releases.

Starting as a drummer in the late 70s, Martin now specializes as an electronic percussionist, composer and performer.  While with the Frank Mark Arts label in Germany during the mid- to late-90s, Martin was recording and touring in the bands Casualty Park, Sandbox Trio and studio project Birke/Leykam/Panasenko.  He has also done several releases with such labels as Cyberdelia-Records, Matchbox Recording UK, Arts-Industria, Priority Records, Ladd-Frith Records and The Music Independant. Along with various radio work international performances, he has done commissioned scores for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Oxygen Cable Network and LionsGate Films (Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Retribution).  He has also co-scored two films in collaboration with Sandbox Trio: Animals and Heartbeat.  Martin currently records and performs with several acts, recently with singer Percy Howard in the trip-hop duo Hardboiled Wonderland, as electronic percussionist with the improv quartet Know Hassell Project and as producer, keyboardist/percussionist in the electro-ambient duo Microsphere.  

With Genre Peak, Martin Birke and his fellow collaborators bring a unique sound to dark electronic, trance and rock compositions.  Visit Genre Peak and Hardboiled Wonderland’s official websites for news, music, videos and downloads.



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