February 19th in Nuremberg / West Germany.
||Begin of classical
composers: MOZART, CHOPIN, DEBUSSY and BARTOK.
||Discovery of electronic
pop-music (KRAFTWERK, TANGERINE DREAM, later
R.SAKAMOTO and VANGELIS), and the dream of playing the
||Abitur - German High
School Graduation at Pirckheimer Gymnasium
||Refuses to do military
service and opts for civil service in a school for the
physically handicapped in Nuremberg.
||Move to Berlin / West
Study of sound engineering at the Technische
Universität Berlin and study of composition at
Hochschule der Künste Berlin.
||His electronic work
meets the beginning of Techno/Housemusic in
||Creation of a radio
play for Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), together with
author and director Helmut Marko ("Asyl"
concerning xenophobia. Premiere: March 1990). More
plays for WDR follow, from now on as freelance
on Techno-parties under the pseudonym "COSMIC
BABY". The enthusiasm in the internationally
networked techno scene for making music and the
success of the first record releases create the energy
and spirit which frees the way for the evolving Cosmic
Baby school of music composition within the techno
scene. From now he terms himself a "freelance
The media response breaks all barriers. („Premier
Star of Technomusic“,
solo-album-debut: "Stellar Supreme"
||Lead actor in the
ZDF/ARTE-Documentary "Lost in Music:
||Reader surveys carried
out by the leading techno magazines in Germany, GROOVE
and FRONTPAGE, name Cosmic Baby 'Best Live-Act', and
'Best Project/Producer'. The New York cult magazine,
'BRAND X' talks of the "Best Live Performer of
the Year 1992".
Performances on the most
significant parties, raves and festivals all over
Europe and the USA and Australia.
projects in cooperation with other outstanding
artists, which become so called "all-time
classics": "ENERGY 52", "VISIONS
OF SHIVA", "FUTURHYTHM".
|| Lives in the USA,
England and Australia, domestic releases there. During
the next months he is the subject of cover stories in
English magazines such as "GENERATOR" and
gets full-page spreads in "NME",
"Melody Maker", "DJ Magazine" and
"Mix Mag". TV-Feature on Cosmic Baby appears
in "Kulturweltspiegel" in Erstes Deutsches
||The single, 'LOOPS OF
INFINITY' gets into the German charts and stays three
months in the Top 30.
||World premiere of the
Techno-Musical 'FUTURA', by the PYRO SPACE BALLET
(Conception & direction from Kerstin Rehberg) in
the AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE, Berlin.
| June 1994
||Establishes his own
music publisher, COSMIC ENTERPRISES MUSIC &
| December 1994
Stay and concert-tour in the USA and Mexico ending
|Setting up of the own
label, TIME OUT OF MIND - RECORDS.
|Named as BEST
ELECTRONIC DANCE ACT by the American
|Stay and concert in Mexico City.
|| First release on his
own label: the 40 minute composition "STUNDE
NULL" is an answer to the increasingly brazen
exploitation of his style by others.
||Work on realizing his
live acts, which transcend the content of normal
techno events: Planetary Leningrad (St. Petersburg),
"Zen Festival", Orlando/Florida,
Open-Air-Solo Konzert at "Würzburger
||Premiere of ANDORRA
from Max Frisch in the Staatstheater Stuttgart,
directed by Crescentia Dünsser & Otto Kukla,
Music: Harald Blüchel / Cosmic Baby.
||Piano compositions for
the documentary titled "Mit Haut and Haar",
screened in 1999 on TV by Arte and ZDF and at numerous
European film festivals.
|| First concert tours
with own crew and special light-concept by the
light-architect Stefan Hofmann through 22
| Setting up of own
factory space including an extensive new studio: apart
from MIDI- compositions, capability to reherse, create
and produce pieces for classical instruments on
live-performance in front of 10.000 people in
||Two month stay in
Zurich working on a 60 minute composition for a string
quartet to accompany the video-opera,
"MEMORY" at the Theater Neumarkt/Zürich
under the direction of Otto Kukla, performed by
After this, total withdrawal from public and work on
new musical directions.
||Definition of the
concept. Announcements of works to be released in the
very near future, which become withdrawn later without
||Start of the musical
cooperation with the German musician & producer
Christopher von Deylen ("SCHILLER") as
"BLÜCHEL & VON DEYLEN".
||Composition for Susan
Sontag's stage play "Frau vom Meer"
("THE MERMAID") at Theater Neumarkt/Zurich,
directed by Otto Kukla: "COMPOSITION FOR SOPRAN,
COUNTERTENOR, INSTRUMENTS &
"BLÜCHEL & VON DEYLEN"-CD-album
"bi polar", followed by live-performances in
Germany and at the "JAZZFEST
"Step by step"-setting up of the website
http://www.harald-bluechel.com as the official new
information and communication platform in conjunction
with Rainer Schlesselmann / Berlin, Stefan Sell /
Nuremberg, Kai Waldowski and Cornelius Voigt /
- March 2006
Composition for Max Frisch's "Andorra"
directed by Tina Lanik, Schauspielhaus Hamburg.
Release of Harald Blüchel's CD-album "Die
Toteninsel", the first part of
"Zauberberg-Trilogy". Part 2 "caged"
and part 3 "Electric Chamber Music" will
follow in March and June 2007.
- February 2007
Composition for Federico García Lorca's "The
House of Bernarda Alba" at Schauspiel
Köln. Director: Hans Neuenfels.
Beginning to release all Cosmic Baby work in MP3 format
on download platforms like iTunes and Beatport.
Joining the artist group "Gühne und Kollegen" which
combines the fields of literature, stageplay, music,
documentation and society questions. First performance:
"Danach: Wie Robinson ?! - Arno Schmidt für 2
Spieler, eine Leserin und ein E-Piano". Premier: 8th of
May, theatre "unterm Dach", Berlin.
Premiere of "Ice scating with Inge Müller" on
18/Feb/2010 theatre "unterm Dach", Berlin, produced by
"Gühne und Kollegen".