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
Christian is also a well-booked studio- and live drummer playing drumset, mallets, percussion and live-electronics. His latest
recordings he did with Jocelyn B. Smith, Sun Dew and Lety ElNaggar.
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.
Christian received his Bachelor diploma from the UdK Berlin in jazz drums in 2013, where he was studying with John Hollenbeck, Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel and David Friedman.
Christian also visited the Popakademie Mannheim from 2008-2009, where he studied drums with Udo Dahmen, Benny Greb and Jost Nickel.
From 2007-2009, he was a member of The Next Step Percussion-group in Austria, which took him into his first international tour to the Taiwan International Percussion Convention in Taipeh in 2009.
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.
"Snooze-On - Drawn"
Composer, Producer, Drummer, Pianist, Percussionist, Vibraphonist, Lap-Steel Guitarist;
"SOADFC - Dystopia" - Dolby 5.1 Music DVD
Composer, Producer, Drummer, Lap-Steel Guitarist, Electronics;
"Sunrise Over A Dystopic Future City"
Drumset, Electronics, Lap-Steel-Guitar
Daniel Ott (2014)
Hinterm Horizont (2015-2016)
Joey Baron (2014)
Jonathan Kluth Ophelia Tour (2014)
Lety ElNaggar - Out Of Nations Tour (2017,2018)
Manu Delago Manuscripts (2012)
Percussive Mechanics (2016)
Robyn Schulkowsky (2014)
Shackleton presents Powerplant (2014-2016)
The Next Step (2007-2009)
Wolfgang Mitterer (2014)