Art            Lip               Welcome                  to my universe
I‘m a: singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist/trumpetplayer, producer/performer, photographer/visual artist, science fiction writer
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History of my Bands:

Some crossconnections to other bands by former members of my bands pre Year 2000 as far as I found out: "Phantoms of Future" "You can drive I must drink" "Carnival of Souls" "Bescai" "Embryo" "Amon Düül" "Klangkombinat Braunstein" "All4jazz" "Culture Pool" "Funny Bones" Band history Year 2000 and later I made a studio job for Wolfgang Seifert in 2000 that was paid but not published (Wolfgang and his promtion agency offered a version with too many compromises to the manufacturers of soft matrasses - and failed. What I had foretelled them. Matrasses are selled by sex and my favorite version of the promotion jingle is very sexy:) ... a break ... At the end of 1997 I had not reached my self-set goal: to be able to get my income by making music alone over the course of 10 years. Actually it had been more than 15 years. I had played in serveral bands at the same time, I had given lessons in trumpet-playing and vocal-singing. Still - the income was too small. And starting in the midst of the 90s the DJs came like a flood rushing over mankind. People stopped listening to live acts and went to dance their frustration away in clubs. Underlayed by music from the can. I stopped. I took up a job in the camera-selling scene again. I played about 100 egoshooters. I didn't touch my trumpet. I didn't sing. I lead a completely different life for about 10 years. Okay - to be honest: they were intervalls. A studio job. Some new compositions now and then. Two and a half years of resampling all my keyboards-sounds and generating new special sounds by combining them genuinely. Organizing my song archive. Such things. I also did a collaboration with a befriended musician that I knew from the times of my very beginnings: Paul, who had played the sax in the first bands. It was 2002 and Paul (who always had played keyboards too and who had an analogue Moog already when I first met him) was now making electronic music. A sample is in the collaboration section on this site. But - generally - I was in a kind of musical hibernation. * Then, in 2008, I met a woman. I didn't say "I am in the camera-selling-biz" to her when dating her - I said "I am a musician". First time after years. She heard my music. She fell in love with me. She pushed me to start again... I started to be active in the web, beginning on a German review site, following the motto: "Last time all the time was spent in making music. Promotion was neglected. Let's turn that upside down" I started playing again, practicing again, composed new pieces. I did a lot of collaborations ( Approaching No 100 soon) - you  may listen to some in the collaborations' section here. In the year 2010 I also started doing live gigs again:) Video covering of the concerts are in the concert section here on the page. * The majority of the above mentioned concerts was done with electronics specialist Jörg Hütteman as it turned out after a while. Jörg knows a lot of people in the visual arts scene and did the booking. In July 2011 we did a first gig with bassplayer Lothar Blum, and in April 2012 we decided to do more gigs with that personell and found the name "Firefly" for the project. Firefly is by the far the best documented of my bands (all with video and 8-track live sound) Jörg + Lothar decided in 2015 to make more rock oriented music on their own. For this reason Firefly concerts are as rare to see now as their name giving natural cousins appear to observers Bands and Projects following Year 2000: Collaborations 1999 - today Special Concerts 1988 - today Look Into My Eyes Band (Nino Motta + Art Lip) 2009 - today (virtual online band) AaaL (Andrew Austin + Art Lip) 2013 - today (virtual online band) Firefly 2011 - today, last concert in 2016: Art Lip - trumpet + voice Jörg Hüttemann - keyboards and machines Lothar Blum - bass
© All works and content under Creative Commons License BY NC ND
Art Lip                Welcome to my universe

History of my Bands:

Details:
Some crossconnections to other bands by former members of my bands pre Year 2000 as far as I found out: "Phantoms of Future" "You can drive I must drink" "Carnival of Souls" "Bescai" "Embryo" "Amon Düül" "Klangkombinat Braunstein" "All4jazz" "Culture Pool" "Funny Bones" Band history Year 2000 and later I made a studio job for Wolfgang Seifert in 2000 that was paid but not published (Wolfgang and his promtion agency offered a version with too many compromises to the manufacturers of soft matrasses - and failed. What I had foretelled them. Matrasses are selled by sex and my favorite version of the promotion jingle is very sexy:) ... a break ... At the end of 1997 I had not reached my self-set goal: to be able to get my income by making music alone over the course of 10 years. Actually it had been more than 15 years. I had played in serveral bands at the same time, I had given lessons in trumpet-playing and vocal-singing. Still - the income was too small. And starting in the midst of the 90s the DJs came like a flood rushing over mankind. People stopped listening to live acts and went to dance their frustration away in clubs. Underlayed by music from the can. I stopped. I took up a job in the camera-selling scene again. I played about 100 egoshooters. I didn't touch my trumpet. I didn't sing. I lead a completely different life for about 10 years. Okay - to be honest: they were intervalls. A studio job. Some new compositions now and then. Two and a half years of resampling all my keyboards-sounds and generating new special sounds by combining them genuinely. Organizing my song archive. Such things. I also did a collaboration with a befriended musician that I knew from the times of my very beginnings: Paul, who had played the sax in the first bands. It was 2002 and Paul (who always had played keyboards too and who had an analogue Moog already when I first met him) was now making electronic music. A sample is in the collaboration section on this site. But - generally - I was in a kind of musical hibernation. * Then, in 2008, I met a woman. I didn't say "I am in the camera-selling-biz" to her when dating her - I said "I am a musician". First time after years. She heard my music. She fell in love with me. She pushed me to start again... I started to be active in the web, beginning on a German review site, following the motto: "Last time all the time was spent in making music. Promotion was neglected. Let's turn that upside down" I started playing again, practicing again, composed new pieces. I did a lot of collaborations ( Approaching No 100 soon) - you  may listen to some in the collaborations' section here. In the year 2010 I also started doing live gigs again:) Video covering of the concerts are in the concert section here on the page. * The majority of the above mentioned concerts was done with electronics specialist Jörg Hütteman as it turned out after a while. Jörg knows a lot of people in the visual arts scene and did the booking. In July 2011 we did a first gig with bassplayer Lothar Blum, and in April 2012 we decided to do more gigs with that personell and found the name "Firefly" for the project. Firefly is by the far the best documented of my bands (all with video and 8-track live sound) Jörg + Lothar decided in 2015 to make more rock oriented music on their own. For this reason Firefly concerts are as rare to see now as their name giving natural cousins appear to observers Bands and Projects following Year 2000: Collaborations 1999 - today Special Concerts 1988 - today Look Into My Eyes Band (Nino Motta + Art Lip) 2009 - today (virtual online band) AaaL (Andrew Austin + Art Lip) 2013 - today (virtual online band) Firefly 2011 - today, last concert in 2016: Art Lip - trumpet + voice Jörg Hüttemann - keyboards and machines Lothar Blum - bass