Dr. Reinhold Friedl
Composer, Performer, Researcher, Leader of Zeitkratzer
Reinhold Friedl studied with piano with Renate Werner and Paul Schwarz in Stuttgart, Alexander von Schlippenbach and Alan Marks in Berlin, composition with Mario Bertoncini (nuova consonanza) and Witold Szalonek. He collaborated with musicians like Phill Niblock, Elliott Sharp, Alvin Lucier, Keiji Haino, Lou Reed, Carsten Nicolai, Laurie Anderson and released more than fifty CDs. Beside his activities as composer and as leader of the internationally acclaimed new music group zeitkratzer, Reinhold Friedl is renowned for his passionate and peerless piano performances. He invented numerous new techniques of playing a grand piano directly on the strings and baptised it “inside piano”. “Reinhold Friedl has developed his “inside piano” technique to such a level of delicacy and precision that the tonalities extracted from the instrument bear little resemblance of their acoustic source.”, wrote The Wire Magazine London. Phosphormagazine stated: "Unbelievable that one can creates such sounds with a grand piano!" and the Australian Realtime attested “tremendous power. Overwhelming!” Reinhold Friedl live in Berlin and Vienna.