Terre Thaemlitz

Terre Thaemlitz

Infobox musical artist
Name = Terre Thaemlitz

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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
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Alias = Miss Take
Born = 1968 in Minnesota, U.S.
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Genre = Ambient
Avant garde Glitch
Occupation = Musician Artist Queer philosopher
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Label = [http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] Mille Plateaux
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URL = [http://www.comatonse.com/thaemlitz/ Terre Thaemlitz]

Terre Thaemlitz is an award-winning multi-media producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ and owner of the [http://www.comatonse.com/thaemlitz/ Comatonse Recordings] record label. His work critically combines themes of identity politics - including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race - with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz' wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club-oriented deep house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer-composed neo-expressionist piano solos.

His audio projects have found release on an eclectic variety of record labels ranging from Mille Plateaux, to YMO founder Haruomi Hosono's Daisyworld Discs, to Bill Laswell's Subharmonic Records, to Universal Music Germany's Classical Division, to the UK dance label Disorient, and so on. Graphic design, photography, illustration, text and video also play an important part in Thaemlitz' projects. His writings on music and culture have been published internationally in a number of books, academic journals and magazines.


As a speaker and educator on issues of non-essentialist transgenderism and pansexual Queer sexuality, Thaemlitz has participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan, as well as held numerous cross-cultural sensitivity workshops at Tokyo's [http://www.uplink.co.jp/factory/ Uplink Factory] , near his current residence in Kawasaki, Japan.

Terre Thaemlitz's "Soil" and "Tranquilizer" releases in the early and mid-1990s served to introduce a "political" form of ambient music, continued in later releases such as "Couture Cosmetique" and "Means from an End", which aim to recast the usually passive artist-listener-environment equation. Thaemlitz' colleagues in the political ambient music front include the sound activist group Ultra-red. Following their remixes of Thaemlitz' "Still Life with Numerical Analysis" in 1998, Ultra-red joined Thaemlitz on the German label Mille Plateaux for their first two albums; "Second Nature: An Electroacoustic Pastoral" (1999) and "Structural Adjustments" (2000).



*"Terre Thaemlitz presents... You? Again?"
Mule Electronic, 2006, MED05
*"K-S.H.E (Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion): Routes Not Roots / Ruutsu De Ha Naku Ruuto"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2006, C.013.CD
*"Trans-Sister Radio"
Grain of Sound/Base Recordings, 2005, GOS018/BRCD00505
*"Lovebomb / Ai No Bakudan"
Double Disc DVD & Audio CD Re-issue
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2005, D.001
*"Lovebomb / Ai No Bakudan"
Mille Plateaux, 2003, MP117
*"Oh, No! It's Rubato"
Mille Plateaux, 2001, MPCD103/MPLP103
Mille Plateaux, 2000, MP94
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2000, C.007
*"Replicas Rubato"
Mille Plateaux, 1999, MPCD71 and MPLP71
*"Love For Sale"
Mille Plateaux, 1999, MPCD53
*"Means From An End"
Mille Plateaux, 1999, MPCD53
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 1997, C.003
*"Couture Cosmetique"
Caipirinha Productions, 1997 (US)
Daisyworld Records, 1997 (Japan)
*"Die Roboter Rubato"
Mille Plateaux, 1997, MP34
Instinct Ambient, 1995, AMB:007-2
Instinct Ambient, 1994, EX-283-2

12" EPs

*"You? Again? 3"
*"You? Again? 2"
Mule Electronic, 2006, M020
*"You? Again? 1"
Mule Electronic, 2006, M019
*"K-S.H.E (Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion): Route 3 EP"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2006, C.013.EP3
*"K-S.H.E (Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion): Route 2 EP"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2006, C.013.EP2
*"K-S.H.E (Kami-Sakunobe House Explosion): Route 1 EP"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2006, C.013.EP1
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2004, C.000.R2
*"The Opposite Of Genius Or Chance"
EN/OF, 2003, EN/OF 013
*"Teriko: Hystoric Trace ("Fake")"
Hysteric Trace, 2003, INEX-002
*"Terre's Neu Wuss Fusion: A Crippled Left Wing Soars With The Right"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2002, C.010
*"Social Material: Class/Consciousness"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2001, C.009
*"DJ Sprinkles: Bassline.89"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2001, C.008
*"DJ Sprinkles: Sloppy 42nds"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 1998, C.006
*"Terre's Neu Wuss Fusion: She's Hard"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 1998, C.004
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 1997, C.000.R1Translucent vinyl re-issue of C.000 with previously unreleased outro "Pretty Mouth (He's Got One)"
[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 1993, C.000Contains "Raw Through A Straw" and "Tranquilizer."

7" Singles

*"Chugga: A Big 7-Inch"
Austria: Klanggallerie, 2003, GG73
Netherlands: Bottrop-Boy, 2000, B-BOY 003
Germany: A-Musik, 1999, A-14

DJ mixes

*"DJ Sprinkles: DEEPERAMA (Module Party 5)"
Japan: [http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2003, DCM5
*"DJ Sprinkles' DEEPERAMA (Module Party 8)"
Japan: [http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2004, DCM8
Japan: [http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2004, DPP1
*"DJ Sprinkles' DEEPERAMA (Module Party 9)"
Japan: [http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2004, DCM9
*"DJ Sprinkles' DEEPERAMA (Module Party 10)"
Japan: [http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2004, DCM10
*"DJ Sprinkles' DEEPERAMA (Module Party 14)"
Japan: [http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2005, DCM14


Internet-only releases

" [http://www.comatonse.com/releases/belowcode/cover.html Below Code] "

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Comatonse Records, Terre Thaemlitz released a free best-of compilation CD. Physical copies are no longer in print, but MP3s are available for [http://www.comatonse.com/releases/belowcode/soundfiles.html free download] (along with a [http://www.comatonse.com/releases/belowcode/00-demos.mp3 bonus track] that did not fit on the original release).

[http://www.comatonse.com/ Comatonse Recordings] , 2006, C.012

Radio dramas

"Trans-Sister Radio"Germany: Hessischer Rundfunk Radio, Channel HR2, Frankfurt M, 2004. Premier airdate November 17, 2004. Hörspiel, Redaktion: Manfred Hess. Also released on CD (Portugal: Grain of Sound/Base Recordings, 2005, GOS018/BRCD00505).
The Laurence Rassel Show (with Laurence Rassel), (Germany: Hessischer Rundfunk Radio, Channel HR2, Frankfurt M, 2006). Premier airdate April, 2006. Hörspiel, Redaktion: Manfred Hess.


* "ffwd_mag" (DVD + Magazine)Italy: .::invernomuto::., 2005, Issue 3. Audio and photography.
* "Lovebomb / Ai No Bakudan" (Full-length film/music videos) Written, directed, filmed and edited by Terre Thaemlitz. Originally released on VHS (Japan: Comatonse Recordings, 2003, V.002). In English and Japanese.Japan: Comatonse Recordings, 2005/2003, D.001.NTSC | D.001.PAL.
* "Interstices" (Short film/music videos) Written, directed, filmed and edited by Terre Thaemlitz. Commissioned by Lovebytes and funded by the National Arts Council of England. Released with "Silent Passability" on DVD (Japan: Comatonse Recordings, 2005, D.000.NTSC). Originally released on VHS (Japan: Comatonse Recordings, 2001, V.001) and DVD ("Volatile Media," UK: Lovebytes, 2002, DSP2).Japan: Comatonse Recordings, 2005/2001, D.000.NTSC.
* "Silent Passability (Ride to the Countryside)" (Music video) Written, directed, filmed and edited by Terre Thaemlitz. Released with "Interstices" on DVD (Japan: Comatonse Recordings, 2005, D.000.NTSC). Originally released on VHS (US: Comatonse Recordings, 1997, V.000).Japan: Comatonse Recordings, 2005/1997, D.000.NTSC.
* "Modulations" (documentary) Directed by Iara Lee, produced by George Gund, (US: Caipirinha Productions, 1998). Interview.
* "Neue Kraft, Neues Werk (Transcodeur Express)" (documentary) Directed by Ninon Liotet and Olivier Schulbaum, (Germany: ZDF 2002). Interview and music.
* "Synthetic Pleasures" (documentary) Directed by Iara Lee, produced by George Gund, (US: Caipirinha Productions, 1995). Three tracks featured on soundtrack. Sound engineering for trailer.


* Honorable Mention In Digital Musics, 1999 ORF Prix Ars Electronica
* Best Ambient/Experimental Artist 1997, 1997 Readers Poll Results in "URB Magazine" (US: March/April 1998)
* Best DJ 1991, Underground Grammy Award from the House of Magic, Midtown Manhattan drag circuit


* [http://massard3.blogspot.com/2007/12/terre-thaemlitz-questionnaire.html "The Questionnaire by Thierry Massard"] - Dec, 2007
* [http://www.gopopular.com/music_web/_tereinterview.html "Exclusive Interview with Terre Thaemlitz by Gabriel Brunner"] - gopopular.com, 2007
* [http://www.comatonse.com/reviews/soundrec0102.html "Private Studio 2002: Terre Thaemlitz"] - Sound & Recording Magazine: 249, Jan. 2002
* [http://www.comatonse.com/reviews/wire206.html "Terre Thaemlitz's polymorphous electronica exercises its right to be perverse"] - The Wire: 206, April 2001
* [http://www.furious.com/perfect/terrethaemlitz.html "An Interview with Terre Thaemlitz"] - PERFECT SOUND FOREVER, Feb. 1998
* [http://www.spiderbytes.com/ambientrance/thaemlitz.htm On: "Means From an End"] - AmbiEntrance, 1998
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External links

* [http://www.comatonse.com/thaemlitz/index.html Tebbe Tubbitz - Terre Thaemlitz Official Homepage]

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