Lars Scherzberg | 1972 | Hamburg | Germany


alto saxophone






He lives in Berlin, where he works with different musicians improvising and playing new music. He has studied classical and new music, playing classical guitar, at the Hamburg Conservatory and the Hochschule für Künste, Bremen. It was this academic experience that led him to abandon the guitar in favor of the alto saxophone, leading him to approach sound purely rather then the too often stiff, technical world of modern composition. He was impacted by contact with bassist Torsten Müller, who introduced him to possibilities of freely improvising. Lars has played since in festivals and concerts all over Germany and Europe. Including, Acoustic Room Proportion, Venice, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, Total Music Meeting 2000 (Berlin), Stig Um Bindet Weiter Ver, Wuppertal, Klangaktionen 99, München, - & in the U.S.A.: Improvised & Otherwise, New York, Knitting Factory, New York, Redroom Baltimore. He is a founding member of the x-pol-batterie and ilinx ensembles. Scherzberg works with musicians such as Serge Baghdassarians, Boris Baltschun, Conny Bauer, Alberto Braida, Dror Feiler, Chris Forsyth, Wolfgang Fuchs, John Hughes, Jeff Arnal, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Michael Moser, Bernhard Lang, Robert Lepenik, Giancarlo Locatelli, Christoph Ogiermann, Dimitrios Polisoidis, Chad Popple and Jacob Thein. Scherzberg can be heard on Oaksmus, and Generate Records.