Home | Deutsch    


Born February 19th in Nuremberg / West Germany.
1969 Begin of classical piano instruction.
1970 Conservatory Nuremberg.
1975 First favorite composers: MOZART, CHOPIN, DEBUSSY and BARTOK.
1976 Discovery of electronic pop-music (KRAFTWERK, TANGERINE DREAM, later R.SAKAMOTO and VANGELIS), and the dream of playing the Synthesizer himself.
1982 Abitur - German High School Graduation at Pirckheimer Gymnasium Nuremberg.
1983 Refuses to do military service and opts for civil service in a school for the physically handicapped in Nuremberg.
1986 Move to Berlin / West Study of sound engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin and study of composition at Hochschule der Künste Berlin.
1988 His electronic work meets the beginning of Techno/Housemusic in Berlin.
1990 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 productions.
1991 First live-appearances 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 composer".
1992 The media response breaks all barriers. („Premier Star of Technomusic“, „Techno-Wunderkind“).
September 1992 Legendary solo-album-debut: "Stellar Supreme"
November 1992 Lead actor in the ZDF/ARTE-Documentary "Lost in Music: "Tekkno-Trance".
1993 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.
Releases of projects in cooperation with other outstanding artists, which become so called "all-time classics": "ENERGY 52", "VISIONS OF SHIVA", "FUTURHYTHM".
1994 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 Fernsehen (ARD).
February 1994 The single, 'LOOPS OF INFINITY' gets into the German charts and stays three months in the Top 30.
1. April 1994 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 & PUBLISHING GMBH.
December 1994 Stay and concert-tour in the USA and Mexico ending April 1995.
Setting up of the own label, TIME OUT OF MIND - RECORDS.
July 1995
Named as BEST ELECTRONIC DANCE ACT by the American magazine,"Project X".
September 1995
Stay and concert in Mexico City.
October 1995 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.
1996 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 Festspiele".
February 1997 Premiere of ANDORRA from Max Frisch in the Staatstheater Stuttgart, directed by Crescentia Dünsser & Otto Kukla, Music: Harald Blüchel / Cosmic Baby.
November 1998 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.
March 1999 First concert tours with own crew and special light-concept by the light-architect Stefan Hofmann through 22 cities.
July 1999
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 site.
September 1999 Last international live-performance in front of 10.000 people in Tampa/FL.
2000 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 Amar-Quartett/Zürich.
After this, total withdrawal from public and work on new musical directions.
2001 Definition of the "white-black- red-blue" concept. Announcements of works to be released in the very near future, which become withdrawn later without any comment.
October 2002 Start of the musical cooperation with the German musician & producer Christopher von Deylen ("SCHILLER") as "BLÜCHEL & VON DEYLEN".
August 2003 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 & HD-RECORDING".
January 2004 Release of "BLÜCHEL & VON DEYLEN"-CD-album "bi polar", followed by live-performances in Germany and at the "JAZZFEST MONTREUX"/Switzerland.
June 2005 "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 / Halle/Saale.
January 2006
- March 2006
Composition for Max Frisch's "Andorra" directed by Tina Lanik, Schauspielhaus Hamburg.
September 2006 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.
December 2006
- February 2007
Composition for Federico García Lorca's "The House of Bernarda Alba" at Schauspiel Köln. Director: Hans Neuenfels.
June 2007 Beginning to release all Cosmic Baby work in MP3 format on download platforms like iTunes and Beatport.
March 2009 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.
February 2010 Premiere of "Ice scating with Inge Müller" on 18/Feb/2010 theatre "unterm Dach", Berlin, produced by "Gühne und Kollegen".