Wittmann, André

Percussionist, Germany
 
 

Born in April 1988 André Wittmann grew up in Geisenhausen (Bavaria/Germany). His first drumming lessons are given at the age of 9 years. Since 2002 he plays in the indie - space rock band pandoras.box. In the following years he took part in various teachers with very different musical focuses.

As a member of the YouthJazzOrchestra (LJJO) Bavaria, he has a pronounced inclination to jazz, but also classical drums - always searching for new sounds and noises - being taught by Christian Obermeier (Rundfunkorchester Bayerischer Rundfunk) and Jörg Hannabach (Munich Philharmonic).

This diversity of influences is responsible for Andrés's range of stylistics and the openness to newness.

With 17 worn first walking attempts with electronic music, the interest in composition with computers, synthesizers and effect devices is unmanned.

In February 2013 André completed his Bachelor of Music at the Lübeck Music Academy with Johannes Fischer with the main drums and timpani with top marks. Since 2014 he has been working towards his Masters Degree at the MH Lübeck, where he also developed multimedial compositions under the direction of Alexander Schubert and Sascha Lemke.

He received masterclasses e.g.. With the internationally renowned drummer Evelyn Glennie.

He played, among others. Ensemble Laboratorium (International), Decoder Ensemble (Hamburg), Das Neue Ensemble (Hanover), and is to be found on stages such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, the provincial noise - Festvial Eckernförde, the Reeperbahnfestival and the Biennale für contemporary music Salzburg. His repertoire covers a wide range: from drum solo literature to multi - media compositions to electronic club music. In 2015, he started working with the worlds ́ first Techno - Marching - Band, called MEUTE.

A variety of different projects such as HipHop - Bands, Techno Marching Band, Improvisation, Contemporary Ensembles, repeated participation in symphony orchestras, performances with different jazz formations, compositions, string arrangements and live performance with "pandoras.box", concert tours across Europe and Russia, multimediale compositions And a solo project for percussion music in the context of contemporary music, jazz and experimental electronics under the artist name "Spur" reflects his own interests.In February 2015, André published his debut solo - album „Nowhereland" under the moniker „Spur“ on the Berlin label "Antime". 

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