Felix Kubin

Felix Kubin

Felix Kubin is one of electronic music’s most dynamic and versatile performers. A lovechild of the home recording era, his activities include futuristic pop, radio plays, electroacoustic music, and works for chamber orchestra. Kubin’s music is saturated with enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise, and 20th-century avant-garde music. In the last 20 years, he has released a diverse array of albums and played over 100 electronic music festivals. He likes to move between high and low culture, clubs and concert halls, as his main concern is the shifting of contexts and expectations.

Felix has started at the age of 12 to compose electronic 4-track music with a synthesizer, an organ, a cheap casio keyboard and a drumcomputer. He wrote his own lyrics and performed live on Punk and New Wave festivals when he was 14. Since then he was fascinated by experimental pop music and especially electronic sound machines. Hamburg’s impresario Alfred Hilsberg (founder of the ZickZack label) had invited his band “Die Egozentrischen 2” several times to play on his notorious festivals.

In the 1990s Felix turned to electroacoustic noise music and formed “Klangkrieg” with Tim Buhre. The group developed an atmospheric and “cinematographic” style of music that became more abstract over the years. From 1992-1994 Kubin co-organised artistic political interventions with the Dada-communist Party KED and the “Liedertafel Margot Honecker” singing group, whose notorious actions received wide media coverage. In 1998 he started to produce futuristic pop music and launched the independent record label “Gagarin Records”.

Since 2001, Felix has been writing and producing radio plays (in Germany called “Hörspiele”) for national radio stations WDR, BR, DLR, SWF and Vienna’s ORF Kunstradio. He has composed music for several film and theatre productions as well as chamber orchestras.

Apart from his music activities, Felix Kubin has been invited as a visiting professor for lectures and seminars to art institutions and universities in Europe, the USA, Canada and South America.