Hans Tammen

Hans Tammen calls his style of performance ENDANGERED GUITAR because of the extreme alterations he enacts upon his instrument's sound and construction. His THIRD EYE ORCHESTRA compositions for large ensembles and live sound processing are inspired by Charles Ives’ polytonality, Steve Coleman’s rhythmic complexity, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s organization of sounds and Earle Brown’s approach to form.

He plays, as a critic observed, with his “...fingers stuck in a high voltage outlet”. Signal To Noise called his works “...a killer tour de force of post- everything guitar damage”, All Music Guide recommended him: “...clearly one of the best experimental guitarists to come forward during the 1990s.”

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...a monster of a player ...a killer tour de force of post everything guitar damage. (Larry Nai, Signal To Noise)

...clearly one of the best experimental guitarists to come forward during the 1990s. (François Couture, All Music Guide)

Hans Tammen has his own way of playing the guitar... (New York Times)

...one of the most ferociously talented and inventive guitarists to emerge in the last ten years. His technique is noisy and percussive, his energy relentless and unstoppable. (Richard Cochrane, Musings)

White-hot solo guitar work... Recent years have seen a slew of fine free guitarists emerge..., but nothing they've done so far packs this kind of punch..

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