Stefan Goldmann

Stefan Goldmann (born 1978) is a German-Bulgarian DJ and composer of electronic music. His work has been described as intelligent minimal techno. [1]

Stefan Goldmann
Stefan Goldmann 2017.jpg
Background information
Birth nameStefan Goldmann
Also known asSimitli, Barricade
Born1978 (age 43–44)
OriginBerlin, Germany / Sofia, Bulgaria
GenresMinimal house, techno, avant-garde
Occupation(s)Composer, DJ, record producer
Years active2001–Present
LabelsMacro, Perlon, Cocoon, Innervisions, Ovum, Classic Recordings
Associated actsVinyl
Websitewww.stefangoldmann.com

CareerEdit

Since 2001 Goldmann's music has been released through labels such as Perlon, Innervisions and others. [1] Since 2006 Goldmann has also been closely associated with Berlin's Berghain / Panorama Bar club, for which he writes a column,[2] is a co-author of its book[3] and conceived the Elektroakustischer Salon event series.[4]

In 2010 he collaborated with choreographer Kevin O'day on a ballet commissioned by Nationaltheater Mannheim.[5] Since then he has realized several commissioned and site-specific works outside the club circuit, including performances at Honen-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan (also released as a recording),[6] the Los Angeles County Museum of Art[7] and Zollverein in Essen.[8] In 2016 he premiered the large format music theater work Alif at Berlin's MaerzMusik festival[9] and wrote the soundtrack to Swiss experimental documentary film A1 in the same year.[10] In 2020 he was invited to curate the Philharmonie Berlin's first electronic music program, Strom Festival, where he also performed in the Grand Hall.[11]

Goldmann has written essays on digitization[12] and the aesthetics of electronic music and has written a book on sound presets.[13] He has held lectures and workshops on invitation of DAAD,[14] the Berlin University of the Arts[15] and other institutions. In 2012 he was artist in residence at Goethe Institut's Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan,[16] and in 2017 at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.[17]

Macro RecordingsEdit

Based in Berlin, Germany, Macro was founded by Goldmann in 2007[18] and Finn Johannsen.[19] Its releases range from techno tracks to symphonic recordings[20][21] and include multiple live bands such as Elektro Guzzi[22] and KUF[23] in addition to releases by artists such as KiNK, Maria Chavez, Peter Kruder, Pete Namlook, Raudive, Santiago Salazar and remixes by Pépé Bradock, Ricardo Villalobos and The Knife's Oni Ayhun.[24] The label has also released archival recordings such as the previously unreleased[25] Patrick Cowley album Catholic. Several of its releases have been nominated for the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, including works by Stefan Goldmann and Maria Chavez,[26][27] and have entered annual polls of media such as Resident Advisor,[28][29] De:Bug [30] and Groove Magazin (Germany).[31][32]

Personal lifeEdit

Goldmann is the son of German composer and conductor Friedrich Goldmann. [1]

Discography (selected)Edit

AlbumsEdit

  • The Transitory State (Macro 2008, double CD)
  • Voices Of The Dead (Macro 2008, 5x7" box set)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps Edit (Macro 2009, CD)
  • Haven't I Seen You Before (Tapeworm 2010, Cassette)
  • 17:50 (Macro 2012, 2x12" and CD)
  • Live At Honen-In Temple (Macro 2013, CD)
  • Industry (Macro 2014, LP and CD)
  • A1 (Macro 2016, CD)
  • Tacit Script (Macro 2019, CD)
  • Veiki (Macro 2019, CD)
  • Live at Philharmonie Berlin (Macro, 2020, CD)

Mix CDsEdit

  • The Empty Foxhole (Mule Electronic 2009, mix CD)
  • Macrospective (Macro 2011, mix CD)

DVDsEdit

  • Parameter (Macro 2012, DVD)

Singles & EPsEdit

  • The Shnic Shnac EP (Classic 2002, 12")
  • Macroply/Submerge (Classic 2003, 12")
  • Pain (Classic 2004, 12")
  • Shimmer EP (Ovum 2004, 12")
  • Blood (Perlon 2005, 12")
  • Sleepy Hollow (Innervisions 2006, 12")
  • Aurora / Beluga (Macro 2007, 12")
  • Lunatic Fringe (Macro 2007, 12")
  • Radiant Grace (Macro 2008, 12")
  • Art Of Sorrow (Victoriaville 2009, 12")
  • Yes To All / Under The Beam (Cocoon 2009, 12")
  • The Maze (Macro 2010, 12")
  • Remasters Vol.1 (Victoriaville 2010, 12")
  • The Grand Hemiola (Macro 2011, 2x12")
  • Emptying The Vaults 1 – 3 (Victoriaville 2011, 3x12")
  • Adem EP, (Macro 2012, 12")
  • Ghost Hemiola (Macro 2013, 2x12")
  • Signs Taken For Wonders (Macro 2014, 12")
  • Anchors EP (Macro 2015, 12")
  • A1 Tools (Macro 2016, 12")
  • An Ardent Heart (Macro 2018, 12")
  • Tears Of Joy (Macro 2020, 12")

RemixesEdit

Remixes include works for Christian Fennesz, Igor Stravinsky, Santiago Salazar, Kenny Hawkes, Freaks, DENA, Marc Romboy, Sergey Rodionov, Tuomi and others.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Rob Young: “Stefan Goldmann – Close to the edit”, WIRE Magazine, #314, April 2010
  2. ^ Thomas Winkler: “Stefan Goldmann steuert mit schrägen Tönen auf die Tanzfläche”, Die Tageszeitung, 21 September 2012
  3. ^ Brill, Balzer, Goldmann et al: Berghain – Art In The Club, Hatje Cantz (Berlin) 2016, ISBN 3775739815
  4. ^ "Stefan Goldmann on the Institutional Weight of Techno Music". Telekom Electronic Beats. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  5. ^ Performance announcement: The Grand Hemiola at Nationaltheater Mannheim / Jetztmusikfestival 2010
  6. ^ "textura". www.textura.org. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Stefan Goldmann – VATMH (en)". www.vatmh.org. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  8. ^ Essen, Theater und Philharmonie. "Philharmonie Essen | Theater und Philharmonie Essen (TUP)". www.theater-essen.de. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  9. ^ Festspiele, Berliner. "alif – MaerzMusik". www.berlinerfestspiele.de. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Film Music Site – A1 Soundtrack". www.filmmusicsite.com. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  11. ^ Philharmoniker, Berliner. "Strom − Festival for Electronic Music | Berliner Philharmoniker". www.berliner-philharmoniker.de. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  12. ^ Earbuds, Little White. "Everything popular is wrong: Making it in electronic music, despite democratization – Little White Earbuds". Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  13. ^ Stefan Goldmann: "Presets – Digital Shortcuts to Sound", The Bookworm, London, UK, 2015. ISBN 978-1-874104-02-5
  14. ^ "Daad 日本".
  15. ^ Berlin University of the Arts, Studium Generale: Stefan Goldmann lecture 2012
  16. ^ "Villa Kamogawa (Residenz in Kyoto) – Goethe-Institut Japan". www.goethe.de. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  17. ^ "Grant Recipient Details – VATMH (en)". www.vatmh.org. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  18. ^ "Simon Ackers: Porträt: Macro – Innovation als gemeinsamer Nenner. Feature at DJ Lab". DJ Lab. July 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Finn Johannsen at XLR8R". XLR8R. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  20. ^ "Tokafi". Tokafi. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  21. ^ "Der Spiegel on Stefan Goldmann's Le Sacre Du Printemps Edit". Der Spiegel. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  22. ^ "Elektro Guzzi interview at The Quietus". The Quietus. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  23. ^ "12 Berliner Musiklabels von Ostgut über Macro bis Deutsche Grammophon". Tip Magazin. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  24. ^ "Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen: Macrospective". Textura. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  25. ^ Lefebvre, Sam (5 August 2016). "Waking The Spirit of a Disco Innovator: the New York Times on Patrick Cowley". New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  26. ^ "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, longlist 1/2020" (PDF). schallplattenkritik.de. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  27. ^ "Resident Advisor on Stefan Goldmann and Dave Aju nominations for Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2008". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  28. ^ "RA Poll: Top 30 tracks of 2007". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  29. ^ "RA Poll: Top 20 compilations of 2008". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  30. ^ "De:Bug Leser-Poll 07: Album & Single des Jahres". De:Bug. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  31. ^ "Groove Leserpoll 2014". Groove. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  32. ^ "Groove Leserpoll 2015". Groove. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2021.

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