Cristian Vogel (born 1972, Santiago, Chile ) is an experimental electronic musician.
Vogel first began working with electronic compositions in the late 1980s with the Cabbage Head Collective, where he worked with Si Begg, among others. He attended the University of Sussex under the tutorship of Martin Butler (composer) and Jonathan Harvey (composer), graduating with a degree in 20th century music. He began to suffuse techno compositions with influences from musique concrète and other avant-garde styles.
In the early 1990s, Vogel issued two EPs on Dave Clarke's Magnetic North Records label, the first of which was the underground success, Infra. After further solo EPs and collaborations with emerging UK techno artists such as Neil Landstrumm and Dave Tarrida, Vogel released his debut full-length, Beginning to Understand, in 1994 on Mille Plateaux, and subsequently became the first UK techno artist to be signed to Berlin's Tresor Records. He also started the vinyl only label Mosquito with Si Begg, on which he released both his own music and other artists'.
Vogel is considered to be one of the main founders of the No-Future collective that was active in Brighton during the mid-nineties.
Alongside Jamie Lidell, he formed the group Super Collider, who... Read More|
... released two albums before Jamie Lidell saw fame with his Warp Records album Multiply. Cristian Vogel also sings and plays guitar in his band project Night of the Brain, whilst continuing to maintain a presence on the underground techno scene.
From 2003 to 2010, he worked with the Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin, composing electronic music scores for 6 of his contemporary dance pieces.
Over a 20-year career, Vogel has also worked as a remixer and album producer, having worked with artists such as Radiohead, Maxïmo Park, Chicks on Speed, and Thom Yorke.
A long-term innovator in the design, composition and performance of electronic sounds.
His professional career as an independent creator working in advanced music and technology, has established him as an outstanding influence in the fields of composition for stage, club culture and studio.