Trey Gunn & Markus Reuter in Conbersation
Reuter’s long running podcast “Living The Dream” (50 episodes to date) is now featuring a series of in-depth conversations with Trey Gunn.
Reuter and Gunn has long been friends and collaborators. This 10-part series is a true dialogue where the topics emerge and flow as these two lead and follow it.
Trance States and leaving space within the music
Trey’s entire musical history from early childhood through punk bands, King Crimson, David Sylvian and solo projects
Music Education The Creative Process
Composition and the variety of strategies they use
Trey’s project archiving tapes back to his very first 4-track recording
Music coaching, teaching and practice
King Crimson – details of performing and recording with the band
Trey turns the dial on Markus and interviews him about his musical experiences and education
Card magic and the psychology related to performing and composing music
Quadraphonic audio Performing under duress
Martial Arts and musical practice – Trey is a black belt in Aikido and practices Brazilian Jui-Jitsu
Punishment Farm and aggressive hecklers
Exotic Dancers at Prog Shows
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A native Texan who resides in Seattle, Gunn is known for the unusual 10-string touch guitar that he plays. From the blistering live recordings at the Royal Albert Hall in London with David Sylvian and Robert Fripp (“Damage”, Virgin Records) to ten years recording and touring with King Crimson – a group many contend as the most aggressively, adventurous rock band of all time – Gunn is associated with a constant stream of cutting edges projects.
In addition to the powerful performances and recordings of his groups TU, KTU, 3Below, The Security Project, The Trey Gun Band and the multi-mediators Quodia, Gunn has toured and/or recorded with John Paul Jones, Maynard J. Keenan’s “Puscifer”, Vernon Reid, Azam Ali, David Hykes of the Harmonic Choir, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree and many others.
When not on the road or in the studio, Gunn continues his work scoring for tv/film, runs his own media label (7d Media) and coaches musicians in the creative process (Original Voice Coaching).
Markus Reuter is a German multi-disciplinary musician, composer, record producer and instrument designer.
Reuter's work as recording artist, solo performer and collaborator spans (and frequently fuses) electrophonic loop music, contemporary classical music, progressive and art rock, industrial music, world jazz, jazz fusion, pop songs and pure improvisation. Over the course of a two-decade career, he has been a member of multiple bands, ensembles and projects (including Centrozoon, Stick Men, Tuner, The Crimson ProjeKct and Europa String Choir) as well as a solo artist. Since 2011 Reuter has begun to establish himself as a contemporary classical composer, starting with the performance and recording of his large-scale orchestral piece Todmorden 513.
A specialist in touch guitar playing, Reuter became known as a leading player of the Warr Guitar and Chapman Stick during the 1990s and 2000s before developing, adopting and marketing his own U8 and U10 Touch Guitar instruments. In collaboration with former King Crimson member Trey Gunn, he runs the Touch Guitar Circle, a teaching and support network for touch guitar players.
As well as further collaborations with artists including Tim Bowness, Lee Fletcher, Ian Boddy and Robert Rich, Reuter has produced records by numerous musicians and released several solo recordings as both performer and composer. He is also part of an artist-owned production consortium which encompasses Iapetus Media, Unsung Productions and Unsung Records.