Burkhard Beins, born 1964 in Lower Saxony, lives in Berlin since 1995. As a composer/performer working in the fields of experimental music and sound art he is known for his definitive use of percussion in combination with selected sound objects. Furthermore, he works with live-electronics/analog synthesizers, plays bass guitar, and has conceived several sound installations. Since the late 1980’s Beins performs at internationally renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, America, Australia, Asia and has released more than 60 CDs and LPs by now. Next to his solo work he is a member of several ensembles like Activity Center, Sawt Out, Perlonex, The Sealed Knot, Polwechsel, Trio Sowari, Slurge, and Splitter Orchester. Beins conducts workshops based on his graphic score system Adapt/Oppose and is a co-editor and one of the authors of the book Echtzeitmusik Berlin – Self-Defining a Scene.