Markus Reuter, born in Lippstadt, Germany in 1972.
2016World premieres of the piano piece "His Last Decade" and of "Daimon Fu" for mixed ensemble
2015Development of "playnotes", a recursive compositional software tool; Stick Men tour in North America, South America, and Europe
2014world-wide touring with The Crimson ProjeKCt and Stick Men
2014release of CD/DVD edition of Todmorden 513 as performed by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra
2013introduction of the umbrella term "Modus Novus" in reference to techniques and attitudes used in Markus' work
2013"Todmorden 513" world-premiere performance by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra
2013North America and Europa tours with Stick Men
2013Japan shows with The Crimson ProjeKct
2012US tour and Russia shows with the Crimson ProjeKct
2012US, South America, UK and Europe tours with Stick Men
2011first long tour with centrozoon
2011US tour with the Crimson ProjeKct
2011joins Stick Men (with Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto), tours across South America, Europe and the US
2010first realization of the classical composition "Todmorden 513"
2009founds the Touch Guitar Circle
2008founds Touch Guitars®, develops the first "U8 Deluxe" prototype
2007coining of the term "The Family" for the approach to touch style playing
2005first collaboration with Pat Mastelotto (as TUNER)
2005beginning development of the current set of compositional techniques
2002 - 2006teaching classes in "The Psychology of Creativity" at the University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Germany
2002first record as producer
2001 - 2003concerts & festivals with centrozoon featuring Tim Bowness
2000centrozoon debut album 'blast'
1999first collaboration with Ian Boddy
1998teaching touch guitar seminars in Spain, Belgium, and the USA
1998debut album release 'Taster'
1996first solo performance with all original compositions
1996 - 2000Europe and US concerts with Europa String Choir and String Unit (with Dagobert Böhm and Zoltan Lantos)
1996joins centrozoon and Europa String Choir
1995studies with Daniel Schell and Pandit Ashok Pathak
1993 - 1996free improv studies with Prof. Gerd Lisken and member of 'Chaos Orchester Bielefeld'
1993starts playing touch style instruments
1993 - 1999Studies of Psychology at University of Bielefeld
1991 - 1998Guitar Craft with Robert Fripp
1975 - 1991studies mandolin, guitar, and piano with various teachers, numerous solo performances and ensemble/orchestra participation