Konrad Sprenger's relationship with composer and performer Arnold Dreyblatt has represented an intense meeting of musical generations and genres. Since 2000 Sprenger has collaborated with composer Arnold Dreyblatt in many performances and recording projects, including the production of his current Ensemble. He has also been involved in editing and mixing recordings of Dreyblatt's music, and in the production of many of his sound installation and performance projects.
His own label "Choose Records" has recently issued a retropective LP of live Dreyblatt recordings entilted "Choice" and an LP recording of the current ensemble (which includes Sprenger) is in development. Dreyblatt has initated contacts which have resulted in many of the recordings on Choose and their dialog has extended into many realms of music making and based on years of discussion and collaboration.
Konrad Sprenger has played a pivotal role in the Arnold Dreyblatt Ensemble (now again called "The Orchestra of Excited Strings") which was formed in 2009 for a performance organized by Nymusikk in Oslo , followed by numerous performances in Berlin, Utrecht, Hasselt, Bari, Geneva, Marseille, The Hague and St. Petersburg and Dortmund. In 2014 the Ensemble performed at the MaerzMusik Festival at the Berghain in Berlin. The ensemble performs in two formations, with three or four musicians, including Arnold Dreyblatt on Excited Strings Bass and Laptop; Konrad Sprenger on Percussion and digitally controlled Electric Guitar ; Joachim Schütz, on Dreyblatt's prepared Electric Guitar and often Robin Hayward on microtonal Tuba. A DVD of a live performance has been issued by the Neue Berliner Kunstverein in 2010.
Recoding Production with Arnold Dreyblatt:
2013: "Choice" LP, Choose, Berlin
2009: “Who is Who“ CD, Tzadik, New York
2007: “25 years“ limited edition CD, Gelbe Musik, Berlin
2006: 5 albums box set, Replica Records, Berlin
2003: “Point Source/Lapse“ LP, Table of the Elements, New York
2001: “The Adding Machine“ CD, Cantaloupe Music, New York
Performance and Installation Projects:
2000 Ludwigslust Festival Hamburg
2002 The Scribes, Berlin (Installation)
2003 Galerie Pankow
2004, 2007 Ausland, Berlin
2009 Nymusikk, Oslo; Neue Berliner Kunstvererein, Berlin; Time Zone Festival, Bari; Face E Festival, Geneva; Impakt Festival, Utrecht
2010 MIMI Festival, Marseilles; Berghain, Berlin; State-X/New Form Festival,The Hague; Stadtgarten, Cologne
2011 MANALESE editions Kunst als Klang, Berlin;
SKIF Festival, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
2013 Mex21 Festival, Dortmund
2014 MaerzMusik Festival, Bergain, Berlin