Manuel Göttsching

German musician and composer (1952–2022) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Manuel Göttsching (9 September 1952 – 4 December 2022) was a German musician and composer.[1]

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Manuel Göttsching
Background information
Born(1952-09-09)9 September 1952
West Berlin, West Germany
Died4 December 2022(2022-12-04) (aged 70)
Berlin, Germany
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Years active1970–2022

As the leader of the groups Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra in the 1970s and 80s, as well as a solo artist, he was one of the most influential guitarists of the Krautrock (also known as Kosmische Musik) genre. He also participated in the Cosmic Jokers sessions. His style and technique influenced dozens of artists in the post-Eno ambient and Berlin School of electronic music scenes in the 1980s and 1990s.