Biography

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Markus Reuter, born in Lippstadt, Germany in 1972.

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2013
introduction 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
2013
North America and Europa tours with Stick Men
2013
Japan shows with The Crimson ProjeKct
2012
US tour and Russia shows with the Crimson ProjeKct
2012
US, South America, UK and Europe tours with Stick Men
2011
first long tour with centrozoon
2011
US tour with the Crimson ProjeKct
2011
joins Stick Men (with Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto), tours across South America, Europe and the US
2010
first album production of the classical composition "Todmorden 513"
2009
founds the Touch Guitar Circle
2008
founds Touch Guitars®, develops the first "U8 Deluxe" prototype
2007
coining of the term "The Family" for the approach to touch style playing
2005
first collaboration with Pat Mastelotto (as TUNER)
2005
beginning development of the current set of compositional techniques
2002 - 2006
teaching classes in "The Psychology of Creativity" at the University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Germany
2002
first record as producer
2001 - 2003
concerts & festivals with centrozoon featuring Tim Bowness
2000
centrozoon debut album 'blast'
1999
first collaboration with Ian Boddy
1998
teaching touch guitar seminars in Spain, Belgium, and the USA
1998
debut album release 'Taster'
1996
first solo performance with all original compositions
1996 - 2000
Europe and US concerts with Europa String Choir and String Unit (with Dagobert Böhm and Zoltan Lantos)
1996
joins centrozoon and Europa String Choir
1995
studies with Daniel Schell and Pandit Ashok Pathak
1993 - 1996
free improv studies with Prof. Gerd Lisken and member of 'Chaos Orchester Bielefeld'
1993
starts playing touch style instruments
1993 - 1999
Studies of Psychology at University of Bielefeld
1991 - 1998
Guitar Craft with Robert Fripp
1985
first compositions
1975 - 1991
studies mandolin, guitar, and piano with various teachers, numerous solo performances and ensemble/orchestra participation