Born in Vienna, Austria, Helmut Neugebauer is eight years old when he starts playing the piano, with twelve the guitar and at the age of fifteen the flute which is besides the altosax his favourite instrument to this day. After four years of studying grafics and painting at the Academy of applied Arts in Vienna (76-80) he switches back to music, starts playing the saxofon, decides to become a profesionell musician and studies flute with James Newton in Los Angeles.
Back in Vienna he works as a jazz and studio musician and becomes the leader of several projects a.o.
DIE VÖGEL EUROPAS one of the first artrock bands in Austria and maybe one of the first who used samplers on stage (87 !) – BEST BEFORE (creative works –89).
During the nineties increasing interest in electronic music, drm’n’bass and sampling technology.
Concerts all over Europe and invitations to big festivals (a.o.Töne-Gegentöne-Vienna,Les Temps Modernes. Le Mans, Festival Tardor-Barcelona, Artrockfestival Frankfurt, Dancas na cidade, Lissabon).
Special live- equipment (soft and hardware) “to get a maximum of realtime- processing possibilities” – SHORT STORIES (z.o.o.media 92).
THE FLAKE ATTRACTOR (97),electronic soloperformance
PICTURETRAX (99), multimedia- Project with visual artist Fritz Fitzke
LOP : NOR , a partly virtuell drm’n’bass flavoured funky lounge jazzband. LOP NOR – ECLIPSE-EP (ecco chamber-03), 41°30’N 88°30’E CD(ecco chamber 04)
concerts at JazzfestSaalfelden, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Porgy & Bess-Short Cuts Festival
LOP : NOR : Launch as own label (05)
works as a composer for film :
WE FEED THE WORLD (06) by Erwin Wagenhofer,
LET’S MAKE MONEY (08) by Erwin Wagenhofer.
and theater :
DER ZERBROCHNE KRUG (Heinrich v. Kleist), Residenztheater München (09), directed by Tina Lanik
HAMLET (William Shakespeare), Schauspielhaus Graz (10), directed by Theu Boermans
DAS WEITE LAND (Arthur Schnitzler), Residenztheater München (11/12), directed by Martin Kušej