"They don't call it techno. They call it social music. Togetherness is the driving force for GEBRÜDER TEICHMANN and their extremely versatile activities. In the minds of Andi and Hannes Teichmann, music is a playground, a network of interdependent improvised DIY scenes.
Their approach turns a club or a concert venue into a meeting ground, forming a temporary space for shared ear-opening experiences. In Berlin alone, you can list Suicide Circus, Staatsoper, Berghain, HAU and Hamburger Bahnhof as places where GEBRÜDER TEICHMANN allowed for this kind of exchange to happen. Their DJ sets reflect social and sonic relations, resonating experiences over continents and traditions. They push borders, are always in the making, never finished, never done. Between the two of them and their communication with the audience, the Teichmanns prefer anarchic motion over pilots.
But their vision is a global one: establishing grassroots connections from Pakistan to Angola, Sri Lanka to Mexico, taking in influences from Chicago house to contemporary music and electro-acoustic experiments. Noland--the name of Teichmann's label - couldn't reflect this approach any better." Arno Raffeiner / 2022
"We grew up in times when Berlin still was a playground for improvised DIY scenes.
Clubs occupied temporary spaces and moved from one place to the other. Music tried to push borders as well.
One thing that many people of the early days say about the scene is that it was the first space where people from east and west Germany met and created something together.
A lot of our inspiration comes from that and we tried to scale it with our projects, onto a global level.
We see a strong energy and need to unite people. It is an attempt to soften the effects of divide and rule from political and economic factors, alongside a continued effort to add old-school spontaneity against a backdrop of "globally franchised culture and entertainment." Gebrüder Teichmann
Gebrüder Teichmann Bio
Brothers Andi & Hannes Teichmann, aka Gebrüder Teichmann are electronic musicians, DJs and initiators of various music related projects and situations. Rooted in Berlin's underground scene and DIY-culture since the late nineties, they are driven by a vibrant curiosity and love for music and sound and its social relations.
Andi & Hannes got into Djing around 1995 back in their hometown Regensburg, where they organized first parties and started to produce electronic music. Their current DJ-Sets connect and reflect social and sonic relations of three decades - personal journeys, resonating experiences over continents and traditions. You can feel the early days of Berlin clubs like Berghain/Panorama Bar, WMF, Watergate, Bar25, as well as their intense collaborations and travels from Pakistan to Angola and from Chicago house, contemporary music to yoruba rhythms and electroacoustic experimentations.
As electronic live musicians the brothers have collaborated with numerous artists across a variety of genres and traditions.
Collaborations have included hip hop, contemporary, traditional and experimental music with collaborators including Robyn Schulkowsky, Ensemble Extrakte, Ensemble Modern, Embryo, Teknotika, Jahcoozi or their father, multi-instrumentalist Ulrich Teichmann. Interdisciplinary collaborations reach from Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Staatsoper Berlin to contemporary dance institution Tanzfabrik, Berlin.
Andi and Hannes have put together several projects in cooperation with Goethe-Institute, like TEN- CITIES, BLNRB & SOUNDCAMP in Sri Lanka, Pakistan & Mexico, and established the intercultural electro ensembles FIELDLINES (India / Rajasthan), KARACHI FILES (Pakistan/Europe), BLNRB (Nairobi/Berlin) & MONDMASCHINE (Mexico/Central America/Europe).
Their musical activities from DJing, giving workshops and playing live sets have taken them to more than 60 countries as far as Afghanistan, Honduras, Sibiria or Angola. Home in Berlin they´ve been curating several festivals, such as the ,,From Inside To Way Out" at HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, the African Music Convention 2014 or parts of the WORLDTRONIC Festival at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Since 2015 Hannes is hosting the series Audiovisionen for electroacoustic live music at Kulturraum Zwinglikirche, Berlin.
With their label NOLAND they are compressing this diversity.