R.I.P. Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011)

Posted: August 6, 2011 in News

I am very sad to inform you that Conrad Schnitzler passed away two days ago, on August 4th, 2011, at the age of 74. He had cancer and was given a maximum of six months to live, but death came to him much sooner than we expected.

I was in touch with Conrad as late as one week before he passed away. In one of his last e-mails he wrote about death. He said he wanted to go fast. And he ended the e-mail by saying «I want to make no-one sad. Everybody must go, so no prob for me.» I can’t tell you how hard it is to follow this last wish right now.

Conrad left us his works, a huge contribution to the music history through more than 40 years. It was a great honour and an immense pleasure working with Con. He was a fantastic musician, and a truly great man. His music will live on, and our memories of him will never fade.

Bjørn Hatterud

“The music here is unfailingly simple and effective and so ingeniously obvious you wonder why no-one else thinks of these brilliant solutions to making electronic music (…) Order a copy of this release instantly!”
– Ed Pinsent, The Sound Projector, 2011-04-17 | Read the review | Listen to the radio show

7/10 “Conrad Schnitzler (Tangerine Dream, Kluster, Eruption) is moving toward the future, entering a series of disjointed collaborations with Norwegian Noise Orchestra performer and critic, Bjorn Hatterud. (…) For a collection of unwanted tracks, Hirschgebrull is a rather thought-provoking and forward-looking release.”
– Nicholas Zettel, Foxy Digitalis, 2011-05-02 | Read the review

Now in stock and ready to ship is the vinyl version of Conrad Schnitzler & Bjørn Hatterud‘s album Hirschgebrüll, co-released by [OHM] Records, Synesthetic Recordings and TIBProd. The LP is pressed on 180 gram vinyl and includes free download of the whole album plus 16 bonus remixes by PK101, André Borgen, Helene Rickhard, Iversen, Origami Boe, Static Electrician, Daniele Santini, Monolab, Torstein Wjiik, Sten Ove Toft, Center Of The Universe, NXP, Beglomeg, Lasse Marhaug, O. Melby and Alexander Rishaug.

About half of the 100 copies on red vinyl are available exclusively via Looop and Tiger in Oslo, while the rest are used as promos by the labels and artists. The 400 copies on black vinyl are made available to shops worldwide, along with the CD version released by Fysisk Format.

CONcert tonight at Sound of Mu

Posted: March 10, 2011 in News

To celebrate the release of Conrad Schnitzler & Bjørn Hatterud‘s album Hirschgebrüll there will be a CONcert tonight, March 10, at Sound of Mu in Oslo. Maja S.K. Ratkje, Petter Flaten Eilertsen, Ole Hermann Melby and Bjørn Hatterud will play material specially prepared by Conrad Schnitzler. There will also be live remixes of the album by Kjetil Hanssen and Helene Rickhard, plus nice industrial music played by DJ Halvard Haldorsen (Sadomaoistan/The Machines). Free entrance!