is a composer from Hamburg Germany and has been creating music since 1965 when he began manipulating tape-machines. In 1971 he bought a synthesizer, began exploring its possibilities, and has never looked back. In the 70’s he became involved with Sky Records, appearing for example on the album titled, “Cluster & Eno”, but it was not until the 80’s that Tietchens’ own music was released, of which several early Lp’s appeared on Sky.
These records were of playfully rhythmic, often melodic music, but are not actually representative of Tietchens’ ideas about music. In 1984 United Dairies issued “Formen Letzer Hausmusik”, an album of more powerful concrete and industrial compositions, shedding a new light on the composer’s work to both listeners and other musicians unaware of his powerful music. Since then an abundance of material has been issued (close to 20 releases in various formats and about 30 compilation appearances) all in a highly experimental vein. While having a large influence on the explosion of industrial music during the past 15 years, Tietchens has never belonged to any of its musical, philosophical movements, or styles and has never really attempted to create a “style” of his own. Tietchens’ releases are simply the musical exploration of the studio, idea, or collaborative situation at that given time. Website: http://www.tietchens.de