A portal for my work as a musician, record producer and soundtrack composer. Check below and you will find concert listings and updates for my various projects. Thanks for stopping by.


VIDEO: Dirtmusic - God is a Mystery

Near in the Distance 2 

I was part of an unforgettable performance put together by my good friend Rupert Huber (from Tosca and Long) and the visionary folks at net:art. Rupert, Richard Dorfmeister and drummer Maria Petrova played in front of an audience in Vienna and myself and several others sang/played along in real-time via super high speed internet. Vienna, Ljubljana, Barcelona, Prague, NYC and Judenburg, Austria were all part of the soundscape.


Glitterhouse releases Walkabouts reissues 

Deluxe Reissues of their 1996 and 1997 classics with re-worked and extended artwork plus a bonus CD containing five unreleased tracks of that period. Comes in a multifold digipak with 16 page booklet and as a two-LP set (180 gram heavyweight vinyl, gatefold sleeve) plus two CDs! Also available is a boxed set with both albums plus the live album from the 1997 orchestra tour: Bruxelles.

Dirtmusic's new album "Lion City" is out! 

"Global fusion at its most democratic and exhilarating"
MUSIC OMH (UK): ****
"Lion City is a strong, viscerally stirring album and a true highlight of intercultural awareness in the contemporary music climate."

"Like Troubles, Lion City does attempt a new, thrilling kind of fusion, gathering everything from blues to dub, rock to electronica together, and confidently pulling it all forward. It’s an album of real vision. Step by step, Dirtmusic are building a new world sound."
AUDIO (DE): ****
"A psychedelic trip of hand-played strings, ambient electronical sounds, uninterrupted dark rhythms and whispering echoes." 
 "Dirtmusic just keep getting better. With every release they seem to delve deeper into the heart and soul of their music and keep developing new ways to hypnotize and entrance the listener. This is music that has gone beyond and takes the listener with it."
"This extraordinary album ends with September 12, a song of love to the grandmother of a young senegalese singer Ibrahima Douf who reveals a rare sensitivity as an interpreter ...the echo of his singing seems to propagate a fascinating and mysterious African night."
"dark and sensual, Lion City indulges in the eddies of the night. Built on electronic strata, Malian acoustic instruments and vintage guitars, Lion City confirms the validity of their approach: by dipping into the dust, their hands come back with traces of gold nuggets."
"The brilliance of Troubles clearly wasn’t a one-off, and I thought long and hard about what score to give this album. In the end, it was easy, Lion City is another classic."

Previous events

Date Event Location
Distance, Light & Sky Kulturflut, Hamburg (D) Kulturflut, Hamburg (D)
Distance, Light & Sky Feinkostlampe , Hannover (D) Feinkostlampe , Hannover (D)
Distance, Light & Sky Laboratorium, Stuttgart, DE Laboratorium, Stuttgart, DE
Distance, Light & Sky Bogen F, Zurich, CH Bogen F, Zurich, CH
Distance, Light & Sky Die Wohngemeinschaft, Cologne, DE Die Wohngemeinschaft, Cologne, DE
Distance, Light & Sky De Studio, Antwerp (B) De Studio, Antwerp (B)
Distance, Light & Sky House Concert, Ghent (B) House Concert, Ghent (B)
Distance, Light & Sky Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL) Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag (NL)
Distance, Light & Sky Fluister, Haarlem (NL) Fluister, Haarlem (NL)
Chris Eckman w/ Bernard Kogovšek Poeszika Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia Poeszika Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
Chris Eckman w/ Žiga Golob João D´Óliva Monteiro., Alcobaça, PT João D´Óliva Monteiro., Alcobaça, PT
Chris Eckman w/ Žiga Golob Casa das artes de arcos de Valdevez, Arcos de Valdevez, PT Casa das artes de arcos de Valdevez, Arcos de Valdevez, PT
Chris Eckman w/ Žiga Golob Salão Brazil, Coimbra, PT Salão Brazil, Coimbra, PT
Distance, Light & Sky Dreikönigskirche, Dresden, DE Dreikönigskirche, Dresden, DE
Distance, Light & Sky Kino, Ebensee, AT Kino, Ebensee, AT
Distance, Light & Sky Hotel Alte Post, Worgl, AT Hotel Alte Post, Worgl, AT
Distance, Light & Sky ISC, Bern, CH ISC, Bern, CH
Distance, Light & Sky Schlachthof, Kassel, DE Schlachthof, Kassel, DE
Distance, Light & Sky Knust, Hamburg, DE Knust, Hamburg, DE
Distance, Light & Sky Roter Salon, Berlin, DE Roter Salon, Berlin, DE