NSI. Non Standard Institute
NSI. is the partnership of Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer, and if you know these names, you will know to expect only the unexpected from their collaboration. On recordings for Cadenza, Sähkö and Freund’s own Non Standard Productions label, they have ranged from convulsive experimentation to ultra-minimal techno, from test-tone fugues to electro-acoustic improvisation involving piano and live electronic processing. And the recordings are only half the story: while NSI's live performances are scarce, owing to the intimidating heft of the duo's expansive setup, they have been equally non-standard affairs, examples of the true potential of live electronic performance, rather than Ableton-aided experiences in playback.
Max Loderbauer studied sound engineering, was Germany’s serviceman for the Fairlight Sampler, toured Europe, America and Japan as Sun Electric together with Tom Thiel from 1990 to 2000, one of his latest releases was Chica and the Folder and Moritz von Oswald Trio.
Tobias Freund worked as a sound engineer for 18 years, is Sieg über die Sonne together with Martin Schopf (Dandy Jack) and releases projects as Pink Elln with Uwe Schmidt aka Atom™ and his latest project, tobias.