Biography

The work of Joshua Weitzel (*1989 in Kassel) is rooted in a social understanding of art and encompasses Improvisation, electro-acoustic and experimental composition, installation art, jazz, inter-media projects, curating and art mediation. 

His work as a musician is documented on ten CDs to date on labels such as gruenrekorder, 577 Records, Edition Degem and Creative Sources. Besides collaborations with over 200 musicians as an improvising guitarist and shamisen player he is a member of the groups Takatsuki Trio Quartett, Contemporary Shamisen Duo, Duo Nagai-Weitzel, as well as the sound art collective Tan Bone, with whom he has taken part in exhibitions in Germany, France, UK and Thailand. In 2021, he was commissioned by the Hessischer Rundfunk (Radio Frankfurt) to realise the electro-acoustic piece "Lohfelden - Transportwege im Speckgürtel".

 
He is responsible for the concert series "Chamäleon Konzerte" for which he was awarded with the culture prize of Kassel (Kulturförderpreis) in 2020. From 2019 to 2020 he was artistic director interim of Gallery Feiertag in Kassel. 
Currently he is artistic research associate for sound art and sound research at the Hochschule für Musik, Mainz and works on his PhD thesis about the history of sound art at documenta exhibitions at the Edinburgh College of Art.