Jochen Arbeit is closely linked to the history of Teutonic experimental rock music over recent decades.
Guitar player with Einstürzende Neubauten and former member of another mythical band on the 1980s Berlin scene, Die Haut, Arbeit also boasts a solo career which, though not so well known outside Germany, is full of rich ingredients and striking attitudes.
Pieces for dance, film and theatre, work with artistic activists such as
AADK (Abraham Hurtado/Vania Rovisco),
Supercosy Klangwerkstatt (Yuko Matsuyama, Kotomi Nishiwaki),
Soundscapes (Live Improvisation Concert Series) and
Aufladetechnische Konferenz (Paul Lemp, Mark Boombastik, Brian Mitchell).
His hyperactive production is driven by a punk and dada spirit, with forays into electronica and the elegant finish of a meticulous tailor.