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Peter Kienle

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Bio:

Born July 23rd 1960 in Metzingen, Germany. Playing guitar since age 13. Two semesters of Jazz School Munich. Founded the band BeebleBrox in 1983 in Albstadt, Germany. Extensive studio work as a musician, engineer and producer. Worked as a private guitar instructor from 1979 to 1988. Computer programming starting in 1983 on Commodore 64 using Assembly language.

Meets Monika Herzig, his future wife and keyboardist of BeebleBrox in 1986. Toured southern Europe with mallet player Bill Molenhof in 1987 and 1988. Moved to Tuscaloosa, AL, USA in 1988 where a new incarnation of BeebleBrox recorded two cassettes.

Moved to Bloomington, IN in 1991 so wife Monika could pursue a master’s degree. BeebleBrox reformed and recorded one more cassette and five CDs. Performances with BeebleBrox in countless cities around the midwest. TV appearances on Reggie Miller Show and WTIU’s Btown Sounds.

Germany tours in 1997 and 1999 with BeebleBrox and award winning saxophonist Peter Lehel. Chapman Stick added to instrumentarium in 1998. Published informal instructional guide for Chapman Stick using his own tuning in 2004. Formation of 3rd Man and Freesome in 1997 and 1999, respectively. Co-founder of Kwyjibo in 2002.
First solo CD Peter’s Money released January 2009. Formation of Splinter Group and Earplane in 2009. Since 2008 intensive study of seven string guitar and brazilian music. Founder and owner of Level Three Music Publishing since 2005.

As of Summer 2015 composer of more than 950 tunes in many styles, 94 works for classical guitar and author of several instruction manuals for guitar. Published J. S. Bach’s Two Part Inventions for 7 String Guitar in 2012 and The Well Tempered Clavier for 7 String Guitar in four volumes in 2014.

Teaches select students. Video and animation work since 2001. Professional music engraving for David Baker (since 1991), Bill Banfield (since 1992), Fred Hersch, Jamey Aebersold and many others.

Since 2012 transforming material from BeebleBrox, 3rd Man and Kwyjibo repertoire into Big Band arrangements which were premiered by Wueste Welle Big Band at the Tuebinger Jazz & Klassik Tage 2014. Since 2009 involved in 3D-Printing, CNC Manufacturing from the software and hardware side. Plugin development for Cinema 4D 3D software.

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