Bio

Born in Hamburg

Studies:

Drummers Collective (New York/USA/1996) under Zach Danziger and Kim Plainfield // Hoogeschool vor de Kunsten (Arneim/NL/1996-1998) under René Cremers // Hochschule für Musik (Hamburg/D/1998) under Professor Udo Dahmen

Cooperation projects:

with Stefan Schneider, Shabaka Hutchings, Marc Ribot, Sofia Jernberg, Nils Frahm, John McEntire, Dr. Hauschka, F.S. Blumm, Alexander Schubert, Bernd Begemann, Samy Deluxe, a.o.

Selected discography:

2001 field // “cocoon”, Cylence Records
2003 field // “trespass”, Maxelect Records
2007 Sven Kacirek // “The Palmin Sessions”, Pingipung
2011 Sven Kacirek // “The Kenya Sessions”, Pingipung
2012 Sven Kacirek // “Scarlet Pitch Dreams”, Pingipung
2013 New Recordings… //”Mukunguni”, Honest Jons Records
2014 Sven Kacirek // “The Nutcracker Sessions”, Naive Records
2014 Ogoya Nengo // “Rangala”, Honest Jons Records
2015 Schneider Kacirek // “Shadows Documents”, Bureau B
2015 Sven Kacirek // “Songs From Okinawa”, Pingipung
2016 Sven Kacirek & Th. Klein // “Rhythmus I – IV”, Bureau B

Selected composition works for theatre and dance:

2005 Angela Guerreiro // Memory Play, Premiere: Hamburger Botschaft
2007 Angela Guerreiro // Tracing Dance, Premiere: GI Nairobi
2008 Antje Pfundtner // Reset, Premiere: Kampnagel
2009 Johnny Lloyd // Animation, Premiere: Kampnagel
2010 Antje Pfundtner // Tim Acy, Premiere: Kampnagel
2011 Antje Pfundtner // Vertanzt, Premiere: Kampnagel
2012 Antje Pfundtner // Nussknacker, Premiere: Kampnagel
2013 Antje Pfundtner // Dating My Memory, Premiere: Staatsth. Braunschweig
2014 Meine Damen u. Herren // Schwarzweiss, Premiere: Kampnagel
2015 Antje Pfundter // Aus der Reihe tanzen, Premiere: Kampnagel
2016 Johnny Lloyd // Zwischen den Seiten, Premiere: Oper Köln
2016 Johnny Lloyd // Other Tales From the Underground, Premiere: Parktheater Eindhoven

Composition for film:

2010 // Dario Aguirre, 5 Ways to Dario
2013 // S. Held / T. Pütz, Montessori I and II

Concerts:

Solo Concerts at Überjazz Festival (Hamburg), Ese Festival (New York City), Dancity Festival (Foligno/Italy), Umlaut/Radial System (Berlin), Homework Festival (Bologna), Saint-Ghetto Festival (Bern), Soy Festival (Nantes), Paisagem Sonora (Cachoeiro, Brazil), Africolor (Paris), a.o.

With Schneider Kacirek at Frameworks Festival (Munich), Kampnagel Sommerfestival (Hamburg) / Other concerts in London, Glasgow, Brüssel, Kuala Lumpur, Sidney, Melbourne, Perth, a.o.

Book releases:

2000 Drum´n bass – Creative Concepts For Drummers Alfred Verlag
2004 Secret Drum Grooves Alfred Verlag

Awards and prizes:

2011 “Award of the German Record Critics” for the album “The Kenya Session”
2011 Preis des Rates für Nachhaltige Entwicklung for the album “The Kenya Session”
2014 “Award of the German Record Critics” for the album “Rangala”
2015 Nominated for the Music Award HANS in the category “Best Musician 2015″
2015 Nominated for the VIA Music Award with the album „Songs From Okinawa“ in the category “Best album 2015”

Teaching activity:

Since 2005: Lecturer at the “Hamburg School Of Music”