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Release: Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Tim Motzer – Ruminations over Tea

BWMAT202028 | released August 7, 2020 | Materiaal Series, Part XXVIII | Recorded live on September 23, 2012, broadcast of Chuck van Zyl’s STAR’S END Ambient Radio on WXPN 88.5FM in Philadelphia, USA.

This performance was part of the Umlaut-Tour 2012 of Tim Motzer and Bernhard Wöstheinrich.

“As memory serves, a very busy hectic day & night during our Umlaut Tour 2012 in which Bernhard Wöstheinrich, and I (along with visualist Dejha Ti) played an expansive electronic/avant garde concert set at Orion Studios in Baltimore, Maryland. Afterwards, we packed up all the gear, and hurtled up I-95N to WXPN studios in Philadelphia. After such a long day of running, traveling, packing and unpacking, and playing two concerts, I must say it was a relief to end our day with this set of soaring emotions, ruminative explorations and epiphanies, as we do from time to time in the studios of WXPN.  It is wonderful to have this musical document of where we were musically back then in 2012. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.” – TM, August 5, 2020

Further releases resulting from recordings of the Umlaut Tour 2012:




Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Keyboards and virtual synthesizers,
Tim Motzer – Guitars, electronics

Audio recorded by Jeff Towne
Editing and mastering: Markus Reuter
Illustration: Christine Kriegerowski

Special thanks to Chuck van Zyl and the whole crew that was around at the studio of WXPN in Philadelphia


Release: Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Ombient – Live at the Gatherings 2019

BWMAT201920 | released September 15, 2019 | Materiaal Series, Part XX | Performed and recorded live at The Gatherings concert series in St. Mary’s church, Philadelphia, USA, April 13, 2019

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Video: Live at STAR’S END, 13 April 2019, W/OMBIENT (excerpt)

Recorded live on the 14 April 2019 broadcast of STAR’S END Ambient Radio on WXPN 88.5FM in Philadelphia , USA

“In tones edged in platinum the collaboration between Bernhard Wostheinrich & Ombient rings of a far-ranging sonic intelligence – which is felt in its unrestrained directness of expression. By overcoming the limitations of contemporary music this duo better expresses their un-conforming ideas of the cosmos and infinite space” – Chuck van Zyl


Audio recorded by Roycee Martin & Jeff Towne
Video by Chuck van Zyl

Live in Concert: centrozoon 20th anniversary tour

cz_01In 1996, Markus Reuter and Bernhard Wöstheinrich began collaborating as centrozoon; to celebrate these 20 years of collaboration, centrozoon will be performing the following select shows in the United States (*all times local time zone, check radio show pages for streaming links). Continue reading Live in Concert: centrozoon 20th anniversary tour