Christian Tschuggnall worked as a composer, arranger as well as a studio- and livedrummer with many internationally renowned and diverse artists, bands and orchestras, such as the The Cinematic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Shackleton, Manu Delago and the LSO, Percussive Mechanics, Magnetic Ghost Orchestra, and many more.
Together with Michael Edwards and 3b-production, he recently won "Best Youtube Clip of the Year" (2017) from ADC peaks awards, as well as a Finalist certificate for the „Golden Award of Montreux“ as well as was nominated for the Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation 2017 for the composition for #klangberlins-webseries composed for the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
Christian is known for his connection to the avant-garde and contemporary music scene in Berlin and for his work with cutting-edge projects like Sunrise Over A Dystopic Future City.
... ein massives und überwältigendes Klangerlebnis: Eine zeitgenössische Klangarchäologie voll elektrischer Vibrationen, schwerer Reibungen, puslender Sirenen, explodierender Klangsalven, kristalliner Töne und elegischer Laute, die den Echos und Geistern post-industrieller Landschaften nachlauscht,…“ Thomas Glaessner 2016
In 2015, he graduated from UdK Berlin with a Master degree (with excellence) in Jazz-composition and jazz drums.
In 2014, he was nominated for the New German Jazz-Price with his own led group Snooze-On
„Christian Tschuggnall’s compositions are a melodic, but full of tasty rhythmic interplay that makes them perfect for this type of new music. No grandstanding or ego trips are present. Just exciting music filled with surprises, meaning and groove.” – Greg Cohen said Greg Cohen on Snooze-On’s debut record.
While still studying classical percussion in Innsbruck, Austria, he won 4 nationwide 1st prices as a solo-percussionist as well as in percussion-ensembles.
Christian is also a member of the Kim Collective for composed and improvised music in Berlin.