As an artist, Thomas Schreiber has been cultivating and refining his sensibilities during a lifelong exploration of seldom traveled trails. His playful character and endless curiosity combine to inform the countless micro decisions made before each new musical element enters the mix. The challenge of improvising on technique and content propels him in the puzzling task of provoking thought and stirring emotion on the dance floor. Sharing selections of stripped-down rhythms and body moving grooves, backdropped by a tapestry of strange and sexy soundscapes, Thomas takes delight in guiding us along an ever unraveling thread and lighting the way for a mutual exploration of the path less traveled.
A DJ and aficionado since the mid-1990s, Thomas Schreiber is the co-founder of rizumu, one of Philadelphia's longest-standing underground house and techno collectives. Spanning the last twelve years, rizumu has fostered Philadelphia’s underground community by setting the stage for forward thinking musicians from around the world to spread their stardust of inspiration at sweaty, dark and intimate undergrounds; sparking a dialogue over the very quintessence of existence, or rather, life in the moment.
Seeking new horizons, Thomas left Philadelphia for isolation in the high deserts of New Mexico, but a only year later found himself making a transatlantic move to Europe. After soaking it out in Madrid for a few years longer, Thomas is now residing in Berlin and has resumed focus on his lifework of musical expression and dissemination.