Thursday, December 15, 2011

The German Series #16 - Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Hans-Joachim Roedelius, born in Berlin in 1934, starred as a child in a number of UFA films. He fled Berlin in 1943, moving from one place to another before being conscripted into the National People's Army (NVA) of the German Democratic Republic. Again he took flight, only to end up in prison. 
He trained as a male nurse, then as a hospice orderly. Having relocated from East to West Berlin, he went on to meander through Europe (as a thatcher, detective, masseur, bartender, cleaning toilets), before finally becoming a freelance artist, with avant-garde music his prime focus. Co-founder of Berlin's first free art studio, the Zodiak Arts Lab (1967), he was also a founder member of various groups: Human Being, Kluster, Cluster, Harmonia, Tempus Transit and Lunzprojekt.


  1. Interesting post, slightly unrelated to Hans but have you ever blogged about Discovery Channel presenter Jamie Hyneman? He's pretty famous for his Beret.

  2. Unrelated to Hans..?

    And yes, the Mythbusters found their place here: