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Marcus Popp

Musician Markus Popp’s early album releases sent shockwaves through the “electronica” landscape in the late 1990’s—introducing a unique, new sound and digital production aesthetic.

With an undeniable instinct for the pleasantly irritating, the drastic and the dreamy, Popp pioneered “glitch” and “clicks & cuts,” inspiring and provoking an entire generation of musicians. Popp has continuously refined his signature style in numerous musical collaborations, most notably with the long-running projects MICROSTORIA (duo with Mouse On Mars’ Jan St. Werner) and SO (with Japanese songwriter Eriko Toyoda).

Popp has also worked for and with Björk, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Apparat, Tortoise, Mouse on Mars, Warren Suicide, and Squarepusher. He designed his own music software (Ovalprocess, his interactive audio platform, won Prix Ars Electronica), contributed a bonus stage to Tetsuya Mitsuguchi’s visionary video game REZ (Sega/Sony) as well as original sound tracks for contemporary dance pieces, art house movies and TV commercials (Armani, Comme Des Garcons, Prada, Harmony Korine, Amberley Productions and Masako Tanaka).