Eberhard Klunker

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Pressetext---------- Mons-Records------------------------- Eberhard Klunker

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Eberhard Klunker kann auf eine so eigenwillige wie beachtenswerte Karriere und Lebensgeschichte zurückblicken. Er wird mit kaum neunzehn Jahren Profimusiker als Gitarrist der Modern Soul Band. Zeitgleich lernt Klaus Lenz kennen und unternimmt mit dessen Bigband Tourneen durch die DDR, bei denen auch die Sängerinnen Veronika Fischer, Christiane Ufholz und Uschi Brüning sowie der Sänger Klaus Nowodworski mitwirken.
1974 wechselt er zur Hansi Biebl Blues Band, mit der er 1975 die LP Savannah aufnimmt. Er spielte in dieser Zeit auch mit vielen namhaften Jazzmusikern wie Ernst-Ludwig Petrowski, Conny Bauer und Ulli Gumpert.
Anfang September 1975 unternimmt er mit einem Freund eine spektakuläre Flucht aus der DDR mit einem Schlauchboot über die Ostsee.
Im damaligen West-Berlin gründet er mit anderen Ex-DDR-Musikern die Gruppe Windminister. Er arbeitet mit u.a.Klaus Renft, Christiane Ufholz, Thomas Schoppe, Pete Wyoming Bender und trifft später Bluesgrößen wie Chris Farlowe und Alexis Corner.
2004 kommt es zur Veröffentlichung des Albums " Bootsmann" des Gitarrenduos Eberhard Klunker und Olaf Wegener.
Zu seinen musikalischen Wurzeln kehrt er 2010 zurück, als er mit der Sängerin Christiane Ufholz das Album Live 2010 aufnimmt, das für den „Deutschen Schallplattenpreis“ nominiert wird.
2014 folgt das Studioalbum " Beautiful Machines", ebenfalls mit Christiane Ufholz.
Sein akustisches Soloalbum "Lietzensee" (2015), sowie seine rein akustischen Konzerte werden von Kritik und Publikum sehr postitiv aufgenommen.
Mit Solo-Gitarre und nur sparsam punktuell eingesetztem Scat-Gesang zeichnet er wahre Klanglandschaften, die sich als hörbare Essenz von filigranen Tongespinsten bis hin zu percussiven up-tempo Nummern dreidimensional entwickeln. Eberhard Klunker ist ein Visionär, der Einlüsse aus vielen musikalischen Genres zu einem einzigartigen und individuellen Stil zusammenführt.
Neben vielen sehr positiven Kritiken, erhielt er für sein Album "Lietzensee" den Akademia Music Award (Los Angeles) Jan. 2016 in der Kategorie "Best Jazz Album".

VÖ: April 2015 Vertrieb: New Arts, Finetunes Label: Mons Records - LC06458

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Eberhard Klunker is heralded as a master guitarist and a virtuoso of improvisation.
Highly respected by his audience and in professional circles, the musician can look
back on a career and life story that is as unconventional as it is remarkable. What sets him apart, besides his musical virtuosity, is his ability to keep looking forward. Even today, he gazes with curiosity towards the future.
Born in 1952 in Herzberg, Klunker was initially self-taught and in 1971, then barely
nineteen, he replaced the guitarist Hansi Biebl in the Modern Soul Band. In addition to that, he earned his certification as a professional musician from the Friedrichshain
School of Music, something much coveted in the former East Germany. Through the
Modern Soul Band he got to know Klaus Lenz, and with Lenz's big band, in which the
singers Veronika Fischer, Christiane Ufholz, Uschi Brüning and Klaus Nowodworski were involved, took part in numerous tours within the GDR. In 1974, he joined the Hansi Biebl Blues Band, with whom he recorded the LP Savannah in 1975. He belonged to the elite of the East German rock, jazz and fusion scene, where he played with the likes of Ernst-Ludwig Petrowski, Conny Bauer and Ulli Gumpert. His musical star was shining bright and his path seemed clearly marked...
But Eberhard Klunker wanted something else from life. In early September 1975,
together with his friend Olaf Wegener, a drummer and guitarist who also played in the
Hansi Biebl Blues Band, he made a spectacular escape from East Germany. As night
fell, they rowed a rubber dinghy from Poel Island to the Bay of Lübeck, where they
landed on shore the next day near Dahme; a journey of sixteen hours. The 23-year-old then began his life and musical career all over again in West Berlin, which has been his home ever since.
Here he founded the band Windminister with fellow ex-GDR musicians. He recorded in he RIAS studios (with Klaus Renft, Christiane Ufholz, Klaus Lenz and Pete Wyoming Bender) among others, and later met blues greats like Chris Farlowe and Alexis Corner. He returned to his musical roots in 2010, when he recorded Live 2010 with his longtime collaborator Christiane Ufholz, an album which was nominated for the "Deutschen Schallplattenpreis" (German Record Critics' Award).
Eberhard Klunker, who over the course of his musical development has devoted
himself completely to the acoustic guitar, also found in West Berlin the challenge and
inspiration for his latest solo album Lietzensee.
"Looking for a good sounding room for the recordings, I found the Kirche am Lietzensee (Church on Lietzen Lake) in 2013. My goal was to record the guitar sound
very naturally. Two microphones recorded the guitar sound directly, and were also
attuned to pick up the ambient sound as well" said Klunker about this production." In
my music, improvisation plays a very important role. Some pieces are completely
improvised without any guidelines. And others develop their form around a theme and from a spontaneous situation. Each piece is unrepeatable in its arrangement" he
added.
If you ask Eberhard Klunker after the intent and musical background of the
compositions on Lietzensee, you will quickly realize that the one is dependent on the
other. The individual pieces emerge from one another, and as much as they are
capable of standing alone, they are all sensitively interconnected with each another.
Using solo guitar with sparingly and selectively applied scat singing, he sketches true
soundscapes. From the audible essence of delicate and gossamer-like sounds to
uptempo percussive numbers, they all develop three-dimensionally. In the first piece,
he includes the Lietzensee church bells ringing for six o'clock. He even gives the
ringing bells the main role in this aural landscape by improvising freely and swinging
his guitar through the air to strengthen the effect. A more beautiful "acoustic portrait"
of a recording space doesn't exist!
Eberhard Klunker is a visionary at home in many musical genres. A man and a
musician who does not baulk at infringements, and who always remains true to
himself and his instrument. A man who sensitively yet challengingly creates new
worlds with his compositions and improvisations on the guitar, and who reconnects
those worlds which already exist.
One who gives his sounds the freedom which he as a young man and musician
dared to attain.
VÖ: April 2015
Vertrieb: New Arts, Finetunes
Label: Mons Records - LC06458

Pressetext---------- Mons-Records------------------------- Eberhard Klunker

( scroll down for English version )

Eberhard Klunker kann auf eine so eigenwillige wie beachtenswerte Karriere und Lebensgeschichte zurückblicken. Er wird mit kaum neunzehn Jahren Profimusiker als Gitarrist der Modern Soul Band. Zeitgleich lernt Klaus Lenz kennen und unternimmt mit dessen Bigband Tourneen durch die DDR, bei denen auch die Sängerinnen Veronika Fischer, Christiane Ufholz und Uschi Brüning sowie der Sänger Klaus Nowodworski mitwirken.
1974 wechselt er zur Hansi Biebl Blues Band, mit der er 1975 die LP Savannah aufnimmt. Er spielte in dieser ...

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Eberhard Klunker on Tour

  • 27 | 01 | 2017 Weinstadt, "Armer Konrad" Kossowska Klunker Rummel-Band
  • 18 | 09 | 2017 Berlin, Jadgschloss Grunewald Berlin Solokonzert

Past Gigs Eberhard Klunker

  • 11 | 2016 Coburg Kossowska Klunker Rummel-Band
  • 10 | 2016 Speiche Berlin Kossowska Klunker Rummel-Band
  • 10 | 2016 erlin Guitar Night Solo - Berlin Guitar Night
  • 09 | 2016 Lietzenseekirche, Berlin Solokonzert
  • 09 | 2016 Oelbergkirche, Berlin Solokonzert
  • 09 | 2016 Musikschule Köpenick Konzert
  • 09 | 2016 Musikschule Köpenick Konzert
  • 07 | 2016 Kirche Teupitz Solokonzert
  • 04 | 2016 Loreney, Berlin Soloauftritt
  • 03 | 2016 Kirche Am Lietzensee , Berlin Solokonzert
  • 02 | 2016 Speiches Rock und Blueskneipe Hendrix akustisch
  • 09 | 2014 Dorkirche Alt-Schöneberg Berlin Solokonzert
  • 08 | 2014 Hiddensee Konzert mit Beata Kossowska
  • 08 | 2014 Hiddensee Konzert mit Beata Kossowska
  • 07 | 2014 Dorfkirche, Kleinbeeren Musiksommer -Solokonzert
  • 05 | 2014 Neu-Helgoland Berlin Mit Christiane Ufholz und Beata Kossowska
  • 04 | 2014 Kirche Am Lietzensee, Berlin Solokonzert
  • 03 | 2014 Café Blume Konzert
  • 03 | 2014 Puave, Polen Puave,-Bluesfestival mit Beata Kossowska
  • 03 | 2014 Warschau Kulturclub mit Beata Kossowska
  • 12 | 2013 Dresden, Kirche St. Nikolai Konzert mit Christiane Ufholz
  • 11 | 2013 Ringelnatz/Warnemünde Konzert mit Christiane Ufholz
  • 10 | 2013 Turm, Königs Wusterhausen Solokonzert
  • 10 | 2013 Amsterdam Concert, Solo
  • 10 | 2013 Seehotel Zeuthen Konzert mit Christiane Ufholz
  • 09 | 2013 Magdeburg Impro Revival , Burg Magedeburg
  • 09 | 2013 Berlin Cafe Grössenwahn; Maschinenhaus Kulturbrauerei
  • 08 | 2013 Zeltkino Hiddensee Konzert mit Hans Peter Salentin
  • 08 | 2013 Zeltkino Hiddensee Solo Konzert
  • 08 | 2012 Reitwein Live in Reitwein

Discography Eberhard Klunker

  • 2015 Lietzensee Album | Mons Records
  • 2014 Beautiful Machines, Ufholz & Klunker Album | Marktkram/Buschfunk
  • 2011 LIVE 2010,mit Christiane Ufholz Album | Marktkram/Buschfunk
  • 2009 Savannah, Hansi Biebl Band Album | Nasoni
  • 2007 Klaus Lenz, MS Bigband Album | Sony/Amiga
  • 2004 Bootsmann, Windminister Album | Harp

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  • Berlin DE

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  • 2009

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