BIO (EN)

Gudrun Gut’s CV is an eclectic one, spanning a wide range of media and collaborations.

While still a student at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (1978-84) Gut first came to prominence in the early eighties as part of a scene the media dubbed „ingenious dilettantes“. A member of Mania D (with Bettina Koester and Beate Bartel) and an early incarnation of Einstürzende Neubauten she soon formed successful eighties all-female art rock band MALARIA! with Bettina Koester, then touring Europe and the USA with a 5 piece line up including Manon P.Duursma, Susanne Kuhnke, Christine Hahn. ‚Malaria!‘ is still talked about and even reached the charts in 2001 via a “Kaltes Klares Wasser” remix by „ChicKs on Speed“, incidentally.
In the late eighties Gut was part of three women band MATADOR (with Manon P. Duursma and Beate Bartel) and started to use a computer for her compositions – since the early nineties Gut has been responsible for some film scores, videos and radio plays. In 1991 she started a international mixed media collaboration with Myra Davies (Canada) with the albums Davies/Gut: Miasma 1. 2. 3.
Two years later she founded the OCEANCLUB, a loose collective of likeminded souls with a unique approach for music, taking it from a variety of angles. A result was the Electronic-Pop CD G.Gut: Members of the Oceanclub which was recently rereleased on Moabit Musik including an extra cd with remixes.

Founder and owner of two labels (Monika Enterprise and Moabit Musik) Gut promotes unconventional attitude.
Moabit Musik (est. 1990) reissues material by Malaria!, Matador, Miasma and other projects with a personal involvement, while Monika Enterprise supports young artist in the realm of new electronic/independent music (est. 1997, over 80 releases to date) such as Quarks, Barbara Morgenstern, Cobra Killer, Contriva, Michaela Melián, Islaja.
A skilled audio engineer, programmer and record producer Gut is active in the technical production and commercial sectors of the recording industry.

Introduced to internet broadcasting and new media communications Gut curated or produced live electronic media events all over Europe, featuring both her own work (as a DJ / Music selector) and that of other artists (Monika Label Nights, Oceanclub Nights, Marke B – a Berlin Label gathering curated by oceanclub- Gudrun Gut, Thomas Fehlmann and Daniel Meteo).
Together with Thomas Fehlmann Gut hosted and co-produced 600 x OCEANCLUB Radio „musica obscura“ on Radio Eins 1997-2012 in Berlin.

Apart from her eclectic DJ appearances in Clubs and at Festivals Gut finally released her first solo album „I Put a Record on“ in April 2007. Since then she is doing live performances with her laptop and microfone accompanied by her videoclips.
In 2009 she started working on a music collaboration with Antye Greie (AGF) for BBC Late Junction. The result was the beginning of their album „Baustelle“. The album was released in 2010 and „Greie Gut Fraktion“ were performing Baustelle with live videos on various Festivals. 2011 they released the album „ReKonstruktion“ with fine Remixes.
2011 Gudrun Gut received the v.u.t. Goldene Indieaxt „to praise her unconventional approach as labelworker, as an artist and networker”.

Gudrun Gut started writing her new album „Wildlife“ (released october 2012) with a follow-up of international concerts.
2013-14 part of the advisory committee of the new Berlin Musicboard. She became active with female:pressure.

2014 she started a new Collaboration with Hans-Joachim Irmler (known from FAUST) as GUT und IRMLER. They recorded the album „500m“ at Faust Studio in Scheer which was released by Bureau B . Many live performances followed, in February 2015 they played at the Nrmal festival in Mexico City.

2015 solo concerts in Columbia, beginning of Monika Werkstatt events around Germany combining talk, music and improv with different labelartists from monika and moabit. She started the studiowork “Vogelmixe” for Heimatlieder aus Deutschland summer 2015 till spring 2016.

2016 Australia/Vietnam tour supported by Goethe Institut. Monika Werkstatt events and recording session, 2.nd of September „Vogelmixe“ Album release with Run United. Studiowork Myra Davies album.

 

A quote from UK magazine ‘The Wire’ (by Philip Sherburne) :

“This is a story about a ‘geniale dilettante’; a punk and a No Waver and an early adopter of computer pop; a girl from German heatherlands who moved to Berlin to become one of the city’s central figures – feminist agitator, festival organizer, entrepreneur. Plus of course musician, performance artist, DJ, radio presenter, club organizer, cultural ambassador and label owner. She has done all of this largely by maintaining her independence. Not in the rejectionist strain that characterizes knee-jerk American individualism, but rather by creating and attending to niches and spaces of possibility in the interstices and the margins.” 

 

KURZE BIO (DE)

Gudrun Gut ist Aktivistin der Berliner Underground Szene seit den frühen 80er Jahren- von Post Punk über Techno bis Indietronics.
Sie war Gründungsmitglied legendärer Bands wie Mania D., Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria! und Matador.
1991 begann sie zusammen mit Myra Davies das Spoken Word, Musik und Multimedia Projekt Miasma.
1995 erschien ihr Album „Members of the Oceanclub“ mit Verbindungen von Clubumfeld, live Konzerten und Dj Gigs.
1997 – 2012 machte sie zusammen mit Thomas Fehlmann die „Oceanclub Radio Show“ auf Radio Eins. Im gleichen Jahr gründete sie das Label Monika Enterprise mit Fokus auf die Entwicklung weiblicher Künstlerinnen.
Mit dem OceanClub Team produzierte sie in den Folgejahren kleine und grosse Events und Festivals – wie z.b. markeB – mit dem Ziel, die Berliner Musikszene zu spiegeln und zu festigen.
2007 erschien ihr Solo Album „I Put A Record On“ mit beachtlichem Feedback von Presse und Fans aus dem In- und Ausland.
Es folgten viele Konzerte in der ganzen Welt – z.b. in USA, Russland, China, Neuseeland, Australien, Skandinavien, UK, Frankreich, Italien, Spanien usw.
2009 startete die Cooperation mit Antye Greie als Greie Gut Fraktion mit dem Album „Baustelle“ und „Rekonstruktion“ sowie internationalen Konzerten.
2011 begann die Arbeit am neuen Soloalbum – Wildlife erschien im Ende 2012 bei monika. Internationale Konzerte folgen.
2011 Gudrun Gut erhält die V.U.T Goldene IndieAxt  „to praise her unconventional approach as labelworker, as an artist and networker“.
2013-14 Beirat des Musicboard Berlin. Aktivistin bei female:pressure.
2013 Zusammenarbeit mit Hans-Joachim Irmler – das Album „Gut und Irmler: 500m“ erscheint 2014 bei bureau B. Eine Tour folgt sowie ein Workshop und Konzert auf dem Nrmal Festival in Mexico.
2015 erfand sie die Monika Werkstatt unter dem Motto „Leben und Arbeiten“.
Abende voll Musik, Improvisation und Gesprächen mit unterschiedlichen Künstlerinnen aus dem Labelumfeld Monika/Moabit in diversen Städten.
Weitere Solo Konzerte zb in Columbia, Tour Australia/Vietnam.
Im Sommer 2015 begann die Studioarbeit an den Vogelmixen für Heimatlieder aus Deutschland – mixing the world?!
2016 „Vogelmixe“ Album release 2.September bei Run United. Monika Werkstatt in div Städten und Monika Werkstatt Studiosession, Arbeit an neuem Myra Davies Album.

 

SHORT BIO (EN)

grew up in the lüneburger heide (north german heatherland), in berlin since 1975, studied visual communication at the hochschule der künste, active in the music-scene since the 80ies, founding member of the bands mania d, malaria!, matador. since 1993 spoken word + performance project miasma together with myra davies. various record releases and live appearances worldwide. 1994 initiator of the oceanclub, started the monika enterprise label (barbara morgenstern, contriva, cobra killer etc) in 1997. produced and presented 600 times the oceanclub radio show for radioeins together with thomas fehlmann. since 2007 solowork with the album i put a record on, 2010/11 greie gut fraktion „baustelle“ with antye greie (agf). 2011 received v.u.t. golden indie axt – „to praise her unconventional approach as labelworker, as an artist and networker”. 2011/12 work on new solo album wildlife – which was released in october 2012 with a follow-up of international concerts. activist at female:pressure. since 2013 working with hans-joachim irmler on a new collaboration gut und irmler – album „500m“ was released 2014 on bureau B followed by a tour and a workshop/concert on “nrmal” festival mexico. 2015 solo concerts in columbia, australia/vietnam. started “vogelmixe” for heimatlieder aus deutschland in 2015. album released september 2nd 2016 with run united.

 

SELECTED PERFORMANCES and activities:

2016
– „Le Petit Heimatlieder feat Gudrun Gut“ Live at Um-Festival and c/o Pop Cologne
– Australia and Vietnam tour
2015
– Visiting Artist in Medellin/ Colombia – talk and openig concert for the music hall at the Museo de Arte Moderno Medellin
– Working week in Mexico with Hans-Joachim Irmler and Gebrüder Teichmann’s mondmaschine in Malinalco and playing as Gut und Irmler at Nrmal Festival Mexico City
2014
– Gut und Irmler Tour
– a small Australia and New Zealand Solo Tour in February 2014
2013
female:pressure Activity Year: involvement in the counting of Female Artists on Festivals and in the Music Industrie for 3.3.13 Women’s Day and Pressrelease, co-curating the first female:pressure perspectives-berlin festival together with the Berlin female:pressure crew, involvement in the female:pressure Pussy Riot Freedom compilation
– part of the advisory committee of the new Berlin Musicboard
– div solo shows
2012
– Visiting Artist in Lima, Peru – Concert and Workshop, Goethe Institut in November 2012
– div solo shows and shows with Greie Gut Fraktion
2011
– Gudrun Gut received the V.U.T Golden Indie Axe award 2011 „to praise her unconventional approach as labelworker, as an artist and networker“

– PARADIESISCHES TOR Berlin / Istanbul – A collage of film, music and text curated by Sonja Bender + Gudrun Gut. August 27th 2011, Kesselhaus (Kulturbrauerei) Berlin- Ramadan Festival.
ISTANBUL: Alper Maral, Gözen Atila, Videos by Bengü Karaduman / BERLIN: Matador playing „Paradise“ – a rare opportunity to see Gudrun Gut, Beate Bartel & Manon Pepita perform together again live on stage. Visuals by Sonja Bender – w. special Guest: Myra Davies, Annika Reich (text), Andrea Hanna Huenniger (text)

– div shows with Greie Gut Fraktion

2010
– President of Qwartz Electronic Music Awards at Palais Bourse, Paris FR
– solo concerts in Amsterdam NL, Istanbul Babylon TK, w. Lillevän at Kaleidoscope Festival Castel Sant’Elmo Naples IT, 28.12.2010
– oceanclub live radio with Myra Davies live, Greie Gut Fraktion live, Thomas Fehlmann live at Open Broadcast Basel CH, 14.-16.june 2010
Greie Gut Fraktion: Baustelle live Wie Es Ihr Gefällt Festival Berlin, 20.3.2010, at Ether Festival Queen Elisabeth Hall London UK, 23. april 2010, at SteirischerHerbstGraz AT, 9.oct 2010, at Volksbühne Berlin 22.10.10
2009
Merz Akademie Stuttgart visiting artist dec 2009
– solo Concerts in Berlin DE, Le Lieuunique Festival Nantes FR, Offenbach De, Brisbane Room40 Powerhouse AUS, Melbourne AUS, Audiofoundation New Zealand Christchurch NZ, Wellington NZ, Auckland NZ, Peking Yugong Yishan CN, Torino IT, Boulder Communikey Festival US, San Francisco Mezzanine US, Portland Holocene US, Umea made festival SE, Chemnitz DE, w. T.Fehlmann Berlin Heute Festival Paris FR, Frankfurt/Main DE, w. Antye Greie/AGF Strom Festival Kopenhagen DK, Helsinki flow festival FI, oceanclub at SteirischerHerbst AU, w. T.Fehlmann Torino IT, Sarajevo BH, w. T.Fehlmann Bologna IT, w. T.Fehlmann Venecia IT, St.Petersburg Electro-Mechanica Festival RU, sylvester Berlin maria DE.
University of Colorado, Boulder visiting artist april 2009, Communikey Festival
– 7Women No Cry – curating lineup for opening of Worldtronic Festival 26. Nov 08 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2007-8

– live performances on div. festivals in Spain, Sweden, Russia etc.
– Monika Labelnight at Unsound Festival Krakau, Poland. with Chica and the Folder, Gudrun Gut, Nov 24th 2007
– Monika 10 year label celebration at Volksbühne Berlin. with live sets by: Quarks, Chica and the Folder, Gudrun Gut, Cobra Killer, Michaela Melian, Masha Qrella, Barbara Morgenstern. Nov 4th 2007
2003-6
– Gute Musik an unerhörten Orten – „Tiefsee-Wellen“ Radio live aus dem Berliner Aquarium mit dem Oceanclub am 27.10.06 von 21:00 – 1:00 auf RadioEins – DJsets: Thomas Fehlmann, Olaf Zimmermann, live: Barbara Morgenstern, Moderation: Gudrun Gut
– GUTaRIST aka Gudrun Gut + Pipilotti Rist for Sonambiete Festival – a video + sound installation at the Polnische Botschaft Berlin, Unter den Linden 72, 1st of June till 15th of July 2006
– Gudrun Gut DJ at Transmediale Berlin 11th of February 2006
– OceanClub in Tokyo – presented by German Sounds and Third Ear with Bus, Morgenstern/Lippok, Le Petit Orb, Gudrun Gut, Kaito, Cappablack, Amerika Ruby + Third Ear live Acts + DJs 9th of October 2005 at Club Unit Tokyo, Japan

markeB05 Berlin Label Festival curated by oceanclub (Daniel Meteo, Thomas Fehlmann, Gudrun Gut)
– Monika Nights/Club Oceano in Buenos Aires with Barbara Morgenstern (live), Chica + the Folder (live), Gudrun Gut (DJ) and ChicaPaula (DJ) 18.09.04 with Brandon at Niceto and 19.09.04 at Pophotel.
– worldwide simultaneous DVD release Party for „Monikas Ascension“ on 29th of May 2004 div. Ascension Day with partys in China, Russia, US, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland etc.

markeB03 Berlin Label Festival curated by oceanclub (Daniel Meteo, Thomas Fehlmann, Gudrun Gut)
– Gudrun Gut supports Martin L. Gore Live Gigs in Germany with a special DJset: 24.4.03 Köln E-Werk, 26.4.03 Hamburg Docks
2000-2

– marke B : Berlin Label Festival curated by oceanclub (Daniel Meteo, Thomas Fehlmann, Gudrun Gut) and discography – the Book, Hsg: oceanclub, Verbrecher Verlag
– OceanClub in China – Bejing 5th November 2002 with Thomas Fehlmann (DJ + Live), Bus (Live), Gudrun Gut (DJ)
– Monthly OceanClub nights at the WMF Lounge, Berlin (voted best German Club in several music magazines).
– Regular Dj guest appearances with the OceanClub around Europe
– Co-producer and host of the successful OceanClub volk.1-3 events at the Berlin Volksbühne, featuring electronic artists from seminal independent label/ shop/ distribution company Kompakt („KölnKompakt“, June 2000), a huge label night for Mute Records („StumMute“, November 2000) and a loving display of the broad range of Berlin-based artists in a comprehensive Berlin-label night („Bärenmarken“, November 2001, MarkeB in december 2003, may 2005)
– Oceanclub at ARTEPLAGE EXPO Schweiz 19.+ 29. July 2002
First Story Symposium and Concerts, Porto 2001 OPENING Galeria do Pal‡cio October 13th 2001 Concert by Barbara Morgenstern, DJ Selector: Gudrun Gut
– Cyberfeminism Festival, Bruxelles, Oct 2000 with workshop and performance.
1998-99
– Ocean Club at the Meltdown Festival of German Music hosted by Daniel Miller, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1999
– Berlin Biennale Congress 2000, Brillenschlangen etc- a collaboration with Swiss performance artist Pipilotti Rist at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Culture), 1998