Siegmar Fricke's earliest musical experiments (1981) involved reel-to-reel recordings of short-waves and acoustic noises that were arranged in the stereo-field to complete compositions of musique-concrète. After various activities within the worldwide tape-scene from 1985-1993 he mainly concentrated on his solo-works and on collaborations with important originators of the experimental scene who are specialized in idiosyncratic sound-architecture, decomposition and innovation: CONRAD SCHNITZLER, MAURIZIO BIANCHI from Milano, GIANCARLO TONIUTTI from Udine, EBERHARD KRANEMANN (ex-Pissoff, co-founder of KW) from Germany, BRENT GUTZEIT from USA and ATOM™. PHARMAKUSTIK is related to medical subjects because the working-methods on sound have similarities to surgical procedures: cutting acoustic particles, decomposing, involving granular-synthesis and complex parameters for complete dissection and re-implantation of electronic fragments.

Beside all musical activities Siegmar Fricke has been continously working on mixed-media collages and paintings since 1984; his current decomposed works involve fleece-material, combined with colours, paper, cardboard, filling compound etc. to form complex organic textures. 41 mixed-media-collages were shown during his solo-exhibition 'Modulierte Materialität' at Staublau-gallery Germany between May and June 2019.  Siegmar Fricke recently started a series of collages with 'high-dosed political impact', consisting of overpainted / chemically treated  newspapers which are later re-scanned for a blown-up digital print on canvas.


ESSENTIAL RELEASES:

GIANCARLO TONIUTTI + SIEGMAR FRICKE '*KO/USK-', book + CD, private release by Giancarlo Tonuitti, 1998

PHARMAKUSTIK 'Neurochemie' (vinyl-LP, Rotorelief, France, 2010)

PHARMAKUSTIK 'Cryosection' (private vinyl-EP, lim. edition 6 copies, 2013) CONRAD SCHNITZLER + PHARMAKUSTIK 'Kontraktion' (vinyl-LP, Rotorelief, France, 2016)

CONRAD SCHNITZLER + PHARMAKUSTIK 'Extruder' (vinyl-LP, Rotorelief, France, 2016

CONRAD SCHNITZLER + PHARMAKUSTIK 'Schubkraft' (vinyl-LP, Rotorelief, France, 2021)

PHARMAKUSTIK 'Propulsion' (vinyl-EP, VIS, Germany, 2019)

SIEGMAR FRICKE 'Energy is eternal delight' (double-vinyl-LP, Calaxrecords, Japan, 2020)

BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT 'Glandular formations' (vinyl-LP, Verlagsystem, Spain, 2020)

AMBULATORIO SEGRETO 'Sezione trasversale' (vinyl-LP, Verlagsystem, Spain, 2021)

EBERHARD KRANEMANN + PHARMAKUSTIK 'Electric fluxus' (vinyl-LP, Verlagsystem, Spain, 2022