I'm Claus Rogge. I've been working with homerecording since 1977 and have now got a fully digital studio (Ardour/AVLinux) at home and an analog one (Fostex M80, Tascam 308) for fun. I play a variety of guitars and basses, Chapman Stick (on newer pieces only!). Some of my pieces are mainly vehicles for improving my improvisational skill (like improvising in 15/8 or on real crazed changes) and some are composed and have been thought about for a long time before I record them.
Born 58, started playing guitar 68. Studied classical guitar with the great Heinz Irmler in Graz for 8 years, got into jazz with Martin Wiederhofer. Teaching guitar in a music school since 1994.
Bass and guitar in a Rock Band , Bass in a Jazz Trio and in a Big Band (small people Big Band). Do I like it? No! I LOVE it!!
Too many to mention - Bach, the Beatles, Beethoven, Bill Bruford, Miles Davis, Stravinsky, John McLaughlin, di Lasso, Pat Martino and Metheny, Deep Purple, Frank Zappa, ELP, Yes, Joe Diorio, Henry Cow, John Coltrane, Bruckner, Mahler, Messiaen, Jethro Tull. Forgot some I guarantee.
DAngelico EXL-1SH, H-P.Bamberger 8string classical guitar, Nussko and Ramirez classical guitars, Parker Fly Bass from 2003, Warwick Fortress One Fretless Bass guitar, Aria Pro II Steve Bailey six string fretless Bass Guitar, Ovation Celebrity CS-347, Levin 12string, Line6 POD2, Roland GR30, Chapman Stick SN570; digital studio: AVLinux running Ardour; analog studio: Fostex M80 8-track reel to reel, Tascam m-308 8 channel mixing console, Sony TC-850 2 track master