Dylan van der Schyff
live at 8EAST, vancouver, b.c. - photos by sonya muller
(born November 25, 1957 in Hamburg, Germany) is a free improvising bassist who entered the free improvised music scene in the mid 70s playing with Free Music Communion and worked for over a decade with the King Ubu Orchestra (Berlin).
Müller has performed throughout the world with improvisers Evan Parker, John Russell, Jon Rose, Joelle Léandre, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Lol Coxhill, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Paul Lovens, Phil Minton, Charles Gayle, Melvin Poore, Paul Rutherford, Peter van Bergen and Alfred Harth. In 2001 he moved to Vancouver, BC where he has performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and acts as co-curator of the annual Time Flies Improvised Music Festival. He plays in various ensembles, including Vancouver based drummer Dylan Van Der Schyff's Bande X and his own ensemble, Hoxha.
DYLAN VAN DER SCHYFF
(born Johannesburg, South Africa 1970) Dylan van der Schyff lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife, the cellist and composer Peggy Lee and their two children. Van der Schyff attended the schools of music at the University of Victoria and, briefly, McGill University; and he studied military drumming while with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa. He received his MA from Simon Fraser University and is currently engaged in graduate research in music psychology at the University of Sheffield in the UK.
As a performer and producer, van der Schyff has appeared on close to 100 recordings spanning the genres of jazz, electro-acoustic, improvised, experimental and new music; he has performed in almost every major centre in Europe and North America including international festivals in Berlin, Lisbon, Stockholm, New York, Chicago, Montreal, Trento (Italy) and Molde (Norway); and he has collaborated in numerous interdisciplinary projects involving theatre, dance and film.