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Soundscapes around silence

Dix spent his childhood in Machern near Leipzig where he began to play the drumset in 1970. He studied at the Leipzig Music Academy and with Günter Kiesant a. o. From 1975 to 1989 Dix collaborated with groups like Con Fuoco, Manfred-Schulze-Formation, Joe-Sachse-Quartet, Osiris, Andreas Altenfelder-Quintet, Hannes Zerbe-Brassband, 37. 2 Degrees, Cäsar's Rockband, Tett, Gustav-Schuster-Combo, Manfred Hering-Trio and Zentraleuropäische Spielvereinigung Fortschritt a. m. o.

Supported by the collaboration with international well-known artists such as A. Garrison Fewell, Toto Blanke, Pierre Dorge, Carmel Jones, Etta Cameron, Wolfgang Schlüter, Charlie Mariano, Jiggs Whigham, John Tchicai, Joe Zawinul, Anca Parghel, Anatoly Vapirov, Leo Wright, Willem Breuker, a. o., Dix has been able to broaden his musical and personal mind. (for further information: 'Rowohlt-Jazzlexikon')

Dis has been teaching drumset, jazz - percussion and rhythmical training at Leipzig College of Music and Theatre since 1989. Many workshops and other educational activities are filling his yearly schedule as well. In his role as a working musician in the fields of recording and theatre Dix is able to look back at many collaborations with a large variety of projects inside and outside of Germany. With the release of his solo-CD 'DIX - PERCUSSION & VOICE in 1998, he begins a new journey in his artificial development. On this path, Dix explores what he calls Improvised Music Concept, which emphasizes connecting and amalgamating the conceptional and intuitive elements of artistic performance.

Dix has successfully participated in various festivals in Leipzig, Bucarest, Bremen, Warszaw, Peitz, Weimar, Debrecen, Berlin, Erding, Nanjing, Darmstadt, Tabarka, Donaueschingen, Bratislava, Burghausen and Münster a. o.

Currently Dix is performing as a soloist with the New Leipzig Jazz Trio, the LeipJAZZig-Orkester, the Trio Novum, Smart Metal Hornets, HiddenSounds, David Timm – Quartet, Tapshot a. m. o.

Solo-CD ': 'DIX - PERCUSSION & VOICE' CD 98 05 04

DIX also participated in the following recordings:

'Rondo à la Fried' Zerbe-Blechband BVHAAST CD 9207

'Pulse' Michael Sievert & Friends DE 002

'Exploration' Jens P. Carstensen http: //www. q-tip-musik. de

'In Babel' Born/Bartzsch CD 99 15 01

'Which three' Neues Leipziger Jazz Trio NLJT 2001

'BigBand Explosion' Nina Hagen & L. B. B. SPV CD 085-11432

'Fusionierter Zwiefacher' Smart Metal Hornets & Dix Extraplatte 2007

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