musician, improviser - soundtable, sax, piano, clarinet
Heiner Metzger lives and works in Hamburg.
He is involved since the early eighties in improvisation and experimental music, where he plays soundtable, saxophon, clarinet, synthesizer and piano with ensembles and once only groupings. At that time he co-founded the groups: vis, tyrrn, Timeta and worked with dancers and visual artists. Later he joined the TonArt-Ensemble, a group of hamburg improvisers where he explored the graphical notation as chance of an open composition for about ten musicians. At 2005 he created the soundtable, an instrument with whom he zooms in on the sounds of objects and the table, sometimes amplified by piezo pick-ups. He performs the soundtable in duo with Birgit Ulher (tp) and the Stark Bewölkt Quartett with Gregory Büttner, Michael Maierhof, Birgit Ulher and collaborated with musicians invited to the h7-club: Ofer Bymel, John Butcher, Simon Camatta, Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga, Gene Coleman, Julia Eckhardt, John Hughes, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Tim Hodgkinson, Bonny Jones, Christian Kesten, Goh Lee Kwang, Sebastian Lexer,Lugiano Maggiore, Ulrich Phillipps, Ernesto Rodrigues, Keith Rowe, Lars Scherzberg, Wolfgang Schliemann, Christoph Schiller, Damon Smith, Olivier Toulemonde, Jonas Kocher, Nate Wooley, Seymour Wright... a.o.
blurred cages, Goh Lee Kwang: stereo dj-mixer, Heiner Metzger: soundtable, objects | records 2010-05-10 bandcamp
blinzeln, Birgit Ulher, Heiner Metzger | © 2008 Creative Sources Rec. CD 155
Murmúrios, TonArt Ensemble & Ernesto Rodrigues | © 2010 Creative Sources Rec. CS 170
Beside his musical work he organises concertseries: Stark Bewölkt, h7-club, is activ in the Verband for contemporary Music - Hamburg
and moderates the monthly radio transmission klingding at the local radio station FSK.
With Judith Haman he creates installations, performances, radioshows and organised/curated the artist run spaces Blinzelbar and Frappant(ended 2009).
Heiner Metzger’s tracks