Hannes Buder - Solo Guitar
Hannes Buder’s solo guitar work is an exciting, evocative journey through undreamed of musical
worlds. Influenced by contemporary and classical music, rock and avantgarde jazz, the Berlin
based guitarist and composer experiments with the varied sound potential of the guitar to create
a music that ranges from ecstatic ferocity to fragile beauty. His style is unmistakable and his
compositions dazzle with sentiment and authenticity.
Buder studied music in Dresden and has released four solo albums. He performs in Europe and
the United States, both solo and with a variety of bands.
"… wonderfully balanced sound-art, versatile, lively and uncompromising in its musical
"... a musical firework, virtuous, rich in variety and profoundly emotional."
"His music is one of the most authentic I ever experienced."
"Sometimes his playing is very beautiful, sometimes the opposite, always very intriguing
and entertaining with a large spectrum of emotion in it from fun to hardcore serious."
(Gearóid Ua Laoghaire)
It's been almost a decade since Buder's self released solo CD "openyoureyescloseyoureyes". In
these ten years the Berlin based musician performed a few hundred solo shows around the globe,
collaborated with a long list of improvisors, composed for both large and small ensembles and
released several CDs with different bands and projects. Many of these influences found their way
into the music documented on this album.
The disc features compositions and improvisations by the guitarist himself alongside a collection
of lesser known German Folk songs, which reveal themselves as abstract bits of Blues in Buder's
hands. Although most of these pieces were recorded in one take without overdubs, the work is
the result of a long search, a process of trial and error until conditions were satisfied for a clear
and deeply felt statement. Seemingly simple in its appearance, the music unfolds a stunning
complexity the deeper you listen. To make his point, Buder utilizes a diverse array of means:
not only does he treat his 1950s Herbert Wurlitzer guitar with cello bow, effects and preperations,
also a pump organ and a flute can be heard.