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Steffen Basho-Junghans

Guitarist/Composer  ...


Steffen Basho- Junghans, painter, guitarist, composer and free author, living in Berlin and Thuringia -one of the innovators and protagonists of the guitar- scene in East- Germany since the late '70s.

  • 1978 -co-founder of the folkband WACHOLDER/ solo-concerts since 1979
  • 1981 -father of the first GDR All-style Guitar-Festival in Potsdam, Initiator and organizer of various projects, workshops and festivals
  • 1984 -Organization and Direction of the All-style Guitar Festival in Berlin
  • 1986-1991 -Head of the Berlin Guitar-Center
  • 1991-1995 -2nd Chairman of PROFOLK,Germany
Photo Steffen Basho-Junghans
SBJ with doublebottom 6 string, made by Eberhard Kreul

...Music on 6 & 12 strings, between "Folk-Western-Raga" & "Minimal-Trance-Folk"

- The real 12 string and open tuning master fascinates with unorthodox styles and sound-ideas,combining northamerican steelstring traditions, european classic, american indian, oriental, northern and fareastern influences and textures, celebrating archaic sounds of the steelstring 6 & 12, sometimes nearly hypnotic and orchestral, to express a wide range of emotions and colours.Playing techniques of Indian stringed instruments like Vina and Sarod were blended on Guitar with American Indian and Oriental scales and rhythms into atmospheric paintings.In his newer works he often uses uncommon playing techniques to develop new possibilities for his compositions like at "Landscapes in Exile" where he uses "wrong playing techniques" and "sounds of mistakes" as basic elements for the developement of the music, or he explores the possibilities of a new stringed, but still untuned 12string guitar - the result is the 3,5 hours long "Virgin Orchestra No 1".

    doublebottom 6 string, made by Eberhard Kreul, Erlbach
    12 string Lakewood M18-12
    12 string Bozo B80
    6 string Washburn Parlor R306

related artists, main influences:
Robbie Basho | John Fahey | Leo Kottke | Peter Lang(the "old TAKOMA- school") | Ali Akbar Khan | S.Balachander |
Aphaia-Publishing House | Raga - Guitar | Psyche van het folk/Basho | Cul De Sac | SBJ on UBL.COM - Music's Homepage | Strange Attractors/SBJ-Index | Sublingual/SBJ
ONE No1,Part3, Real Audio | Waters, Part II, Real Audio | Inside the rain-MP3 | CDNOW Inside tracks | ARTISTdirect Network | In Search Of The Eagles Voice
..and see Discography or The Hasenburg Legend (Listening Room)
for Reviews see the Articles/Review sites

Special works for guitar:

  • THE VIRGIN ORCHESTRA No1 (October 1998)
  • -I.-Part 1-8
  • -II.-Part 9 -18
  • -III.-Part 19 -31
  • -IV(PS).-Part 32 -34
  • FILLING THE SKY (November 1998)
  • 100 BIRDS COURTING THE PHOENIX (Nov 1998)(on CD: Landscapes in Exile/2001)
  • -Part a +b
  • LANDSCAPES IN EXILE (Nov 1998)(on CD: Landscapes in Exile)
  • -Part I +II
  • WILD GEESE ALIGHTING ON THE SANDY SHORE(Nov 1998)(on CD:Landscapes in Exile)
  • -Part a +b (+c -FLOWERY MOONLIGHT)
  • INSIDE (Jan 1999)(on CD: INSIDE/2001)
  • -1st movement -2nd movement part a,b,c -3rd movement
  • ONE No1 (Feb 1999),Mantra for 1 finger (CD: Waters in Azure/2002)
  • -Part a,b,c
  • AZURE No1- THE SUNTREADER (March 1999)(CD: Waters in Azure)
  • AZURE No2 (March 1999)
  • -Part a,b,c,d,e
  • AZURE No3 (March 1999)
  • AZURE No4 (March 1999)
  • -Part a,b,c
  • WATERS (March 1999)(CD: Waters in Azure)
  • -Part a,b,c
  • INSIDE THE RAIN (March 1999)(CD: Waters in Azure)
  • OCEAN No1 (April 1999)
  • GREAT PLAINS LAMENT (06/ 1999)
  • -Part I +II
  • WAITING SKIES (06/ 1999)
  • SEVEN BOOKS (06-09/ 1999)(on 2CDS: 7 BOOKS/2004)
  • -I,II, III, IV, V, VI, VII
  • AZURE No 7 - No 12 (Feb 2000)
  • UNKNOWN MUSIC 1 (Feb 2001)
  • UNKNOWN MUSIC 2 (Feb 2001)
  • UNKNOWN MUSIC 3 (Summer 2003)
  • UNKNOWN MUSIC 4 (Autumn 2003)

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