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Profile of Blixa Bargeld on Famous Like Me

Name: Blixa Bargeld  
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Date of Birth: 12th January 1959
Place of Birth: Berlin, Germany
Profession: Composer
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Blixa Bargeld, born Christian Emmerich on January 12, 1959 in West Berlin, Germany. Composer, author, actor, singer, musician, performer and lecturer in almost any field of interpretative art. Best known for his studio work and tours with the groups Einstürzende Neubauten and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

In 1980 he founded the music group Einstürzende Neubauten which released numerous albums and singles, performed all over the world, and still exists.

From 1984 to 2003, Blixa Bargeld was a long-time guitarist and backing vocalist in Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Cave's popular "Weeping Song" is sung as a duet between Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld.


  • Blixa is a German brand of felt pen. Bargeld translates from German to English as cash or money.


  • Blixa Bargeld had a short romance with Cinema of Transgression's Lung Leg, documented in Nick Zedd's Totem of the Depraved.
  • Blixa Bargeld's is married to Erin Zhu and lives in San Francisco, Shanghai and Berlin.

Solo discography

  • 1995 "Commissioned Music"
  • 1996 "Die Sonne" (with Gudrun Gut and Members of the Ocean Club, album and single)
  • 2000 "Recycled" (Soundtrack composed by Blixa Bargeld, arranged and directed by Tim Isfort and performed by his orchestra)
  • 2001 "Elementarteilchen": Audioplay based on Michel Houellebecq's novel Les Particules élémentaires.


  • Dandy (1998, directed by Peter Sempel)
  • Recycled
  • Die Totale Therapie
  • Die Terroristen!
  • Nihil oder Alle Zeit der Welt
  • Kalt wie Eis


  • Blixa Bargeld Homepage
  • Einstürzende Neubauten Official Website
  • Erin Zhu's letters to Blixa Bargeld
  • Blixa Bargeld at the Internet Movie Database

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