November 6th 1957 in Vienna, Austria, Helmut Neugebauer is eight years
when he starts playing the piano, with twelve the guitar and at the age of fifteen
the flute which is besides the altosax his favourite instrument to this day.
After four years of studying grafics and painting at the Academy of applied Arts
in Vienna he switches back to music, starts playing the saxofon,decides to become a profesionell musician and goes to Los Angeles to study flute with James Newton for half a year.
Back in Vienna he works as a jazz and studio musician and becomes the leader of several projects a. o. DIE VÖGEL EUROPAS one of the first artrock bands in Austria and maybe one of the first who used samplers on stage (87 !) together with his partner at that time, Martin Stepanik, they invite FM Einheit from Einstürzende Neubauten;the result is the album BEST BEFORE (creative works –89).
an increasing interest in electronic music, drm’n’bass
and sampling technology. During the nineties which results in concert
tours all over Europe and invitations to big festivals (a.o.Töne-Gegentöne-Vienna,Les
Temps Modernes. Le Mans, Festival Tardor-Barcelona, Artrockfestiaval
Frankfurt, Dancas na cidade, Lissabon).
as THE FLAKE ATTRACTOR (97) and a multimedia-“realtime“-
His recent studio/live project is LOP:NOR a partly virtuell drm’n’bass
Further Helmut works as a composer for film/theater/dance in various
with a.o.: Peter Weibel, Georg Herrnstadt, Ferdinand Stahl, Elisabeth
Schimana & Internationales Thereminorchester, Akemie Takeya, Aurelia
Staub & Konnex, Teresa Prima & Company, Elio Gervasi Dancecompany,
Daniel Aschwanden & Bilderwerfer, Anita Kaya & Oya, Sabine Sonnenschein, Thomas
Deszy & Zoon, Peter Rosmanith und Marwan Abado, Sohyi Kim, Michaela Stankovsky, Erwin Wagenhofer, Tina Lanik