The Flippy Genius of Moebius


In memory of Dieter Moebius who passed away last week, the Guardian published an article tracing the artist’s immense influence on experimental music, from his work in Cluster and Harmonia through his solo projects. “‘I was more of the ‘flippy’ one,’ he joked when I interviewed him for Frieze in 2012,” writes the author of the piece. Moebius continued the interview, saying, “Still am. That works a lot with rhythms. ‘Flippy’, that’s German. I guess it means crazy or something.” Read about and listen to five great songs from his long-spanning career, which is most definitely worth celebrating.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →