A Synonym For Living Music
The label Biber Records is a trade mark of Vollton Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG. Originally, the beaver had built his lodge in Stuttgart. But after seventeen years in the Swabian metropolis, he moved to Bollschweil, a small village near the city of Freiburg in Southern Germany in 1997. The Biber logo stands for high quality musical content and standards of production which defy superficial categorisation and cannot easily be filed into neat cubby-holes.
For Biber productions, both instrumental and vocal, are always an independant musical synthesis of pop, jazz, folk or world and classical music. They break down the barriers between the different categories and also between so-called classical and popular styles. And as a matter of course delightful contrasts are created between the various cultural areas of the performing artists. The Biber musicians surmount constricting categories and forever surprise the listener with refreshing and exciting musical journeys.
The musical variety is accompanied by skilled recording methods. For as far as the sound quality is concerned the label meets the highest standards: Biber productions are internationally recognised as a quality standard for all musical productions of a similar type. The musical press has given numerous awards and the highest ratings to the exceptional recording technique of sound engineer Johannes Wohlleben, who right from the start was responsible for the excellent recording quality in the beaver's lodge and the beaver has long since become a synonym for subtle, multi-faceted and intelligent – in short, for living – music without stylistic blinkers or short-sighted sales gambits.
One single artist is particularly successful: Friedemann Witecka. He occupies such an outstanding position in the Biber catalog because he is both owner of the label and managing director of Vollton Musikverlag. His own CD productions, which he releases under his first name Friedemann, are a striking proof of how successful bridge building between art and commerce can be without the need for bad compromises. Friedemann's music, which can be seen as the prototype for all productions of the Biber label has found an enthusiastic audience the world over, shown by the substantial worldwide record sales.