Benj Hartwig is a Zurich based multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. His music is an idiosyncratic and elegant synthesis of Avant-Pop, Left-Field Electronica and Neo-Contemporary.
First of all he's interested in sounds. Second of all he's interested in a soundpicture. Third of all he's interested in emotions. Fourth of all he likes a message, preferably meaningful message. What else could be important in live? Good fellows? Being healthy? Have a good home? Be safe?
Katharina Busch, Produced by Benj Hartwig - Year 2021
Benj Hartwig - Straight Ahead (feat. Luke L) - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig Remix - Dry Bones, Song by Two and the Sun - Year 2020
Benj Hartwig - Album Marionette - Year 2015
Benj Hartwig - Everything is Better - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig - A Thing, Amazing (feat. Miss C-Line) - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig Remix - Leap in the Dark (What Josephine Saw - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig - One Take Synthesizer Session Nr. 1 -Year 2018
Benj Hartwig - Trans Burns - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig Remix - Licht aus (Chiquanne) - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig Remix - Colour 13, Song by Susurration - Year 2019
About me, Gear and Workflow
I work with Ableton Live. I play a Dominik Meyer violin and a Fender Custom Shop 61' Precision Bass. My go to analog synth is the Sequential Circuits OB6 and I appreciate Max for Live Tools as well as Serum and Spectrasonics Sample VST's. I use Ableton, Soundtoys and Waves Plugins. All acoustics are recorded over a RME Fireface via a BAE 1073. I also use a lot of different sample libraries with sampled analog gear aswell as atmos and selfrecorded stuff. In my studio, I have the Neumann KH120 monitors.
Education: Classical Violin from 7 to 18 Bachelors Degree in Jazz Violin ZHDK Masters Degree in Pop/Rock Bass and Songwriting ZHDK Extensive Touring in Switzerland and Europe with several Pop Acts Performing and Composing for Theater (Zurich, Cologne, Berlin, St. Gallen) Synthesizer and Sounddesign with Analog and VST's
Own Past and Current Projects: Ernest Artless, Betapartner, Franka Town Poypunk, Benj Hartwig
Studio, Producing and Mixing-Jobs: Bonaparte, Katharina Busch, TYST, Christoph Trummer, Fiona Daniel, Sinplus, Ongatu, Baba Shrimps, Pillow, Kapoolas, Amélie Junes, Kunz, ZID
Theater and Sounddesign: Leonie Graf, Graf Hartwig zu Frei, Annina Polivka, Emanuel Tandler, Eveline Ratering, Lisa Gerig, Experitheater,
Past and Current Sideman-Live-Jobs: Danzas Criollas, James Gruntz, Kunz, ZID, Tobias Jensen, Loco Escrito, Veronica Fusaro, Katharina Busch, Lea Lu, Luca Little, Amélie Junes, Marylane, Fiona Daniel, Ana Scent, Levin, Martina Linn, Tobey Lucas, ZEBRA, Zettel (Milian Otto), Kejnu, Sandhofer, Moira, Nu Facette, Labrador City, A-Live, Sinplus, Michael Fehr, Kejnu, Myself when Young,