die ANGEL (or just ANGEL in the early days), the duo project of Ilpo Väisänen (ex-Pan sonic) & Dirk Dresselhaus aka Schneider TM, was born in 1999 during a joint European tour of Pan sonic and Schneider TM with the aim to (exclusively!) improvise with electronics, string instruments and effect loops to develop a sonic world that goes beyond fixed structures and clearly defined genres.



  • March 23, 2023  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Angelicus (John Duncan / Dirk Dresselhaus / Ilpo Väisänen / Zappi W Diermaier), Sonic Protest Festival, Paris, France

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  • May 6, 2023  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    The Shape of Minds to Come: John Duncan, Schneider TM, Scot Jenerik, Chandra Shukla + special guest: Ulrich Krieger - 2220 Arts, Los Angeles, USA

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  • June 15, 2024  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    krautfuzz (Imari Kokubo/Dirk Dresselhaus/Derek Shirley) + very special surprise guest /// Tavare (Aidan Baker/Tristen Bakker/Angela Muñoz), The Church, Herrfurthplatz 14, Berlin, Germany

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Coming from different musical backgrounds proved quite an advantage for the duo as it meant that they had to find their particular modus operandi: communication through noise and action, instant composition, spirit.

Over the course of over 2 decades now, die ANGEL crafted a catalogue of numerous albums released on labels like Editions Mego, Edition Telemark, Erototox Decodings or Karlrecords that were studio- or live-recordings of either the core duo or featured like-minded artists like cellist Hildur Gudnadottir, Oren Ambarchi, Lucio Capece, BJ Nilsen, John Duncan or Faust drummer Werner “Zappi“ Diermaier and played numerous international headlining shows and festivals. die ANGEL delve deep into the microcosms of tones, shaping nuanced layers of abstract sound that integrate elements of Musique Concrète, Minimal Music, Industrial, Noise, Blues and Psychedelia, and yet bear the unmistakable die ANGEL signature.


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