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Trautonia was born in Vienna, where she studied Musical Theatre at the Schubert Conservatory. In 1990, she moved to Hamburg, attending the Vocaline School for Pop Vocals. In 1996, she met Matthias Schuster who influenced her to move into the electronic music scene. Soon after, she started processing her voice through electronic effects, creating songs and psychedelic sound scapes. Trautonia Capra and Matthias Schuster have been working together ever since, composing, producing and performing weird electronic pop music in their projects “Das Institut” and “Capra”.
In 2000, Trautonia first saw a Theremin and fell in love at once. Two weeks later she had her own. She took Theremin-lessons from Barbara Buchholz and later also from Lydia Kavina.
Trautonia made several Art-Installations called “Der geheime Wald” (The Secret Forest), an artificial indoor-forests made of real trees, light and photo-projections, where she also performed with her bands Capra, Das Institut and the experimental vocal quintet Voicenoise back in 2008.
Since 2010, she composed and performed theatre-music, the soundtracks for several short films and played live improvisations to several silent movies and at the moment, is working on her solo project Trautonia Capra.
Matthias Schuster was born 1953 in Hamburg. In 1973, he studied Art at the Boyes-Pulley Institute and the HfbK Hamburg. Since 1975 he has become a well known composer and producer of electronic music.
In 1980, he founded the GF-Studio where he recorded his own projects like Bal Paré, Capra, Das Institut, Geisterfahrer, Im Namen des Volkes and Matthias Schuster´s Atemlos and a variety of bands like, Abwärts, Andreas Dorau und die Marinas, Bazookas, Brosch, Büttner/Oehlen, Chocolate Factory, Herbst, Ostzonensuppenwürfel machen Krebs, Saal II, Rapu Morgenstern, Sabotage Q.C.Q.C., The Red Crayola … and many more.
Since 1996 he has been working together with Trautonia Capra on various art projects and their bands “Das Institut” and “Capra”.
Recently he has been working on the soundtrack for FRAKTUS – The Cult Movie from Hamburg, the new CD- release of Bal Paré ‘Ein Tag am Meer’ and the soundtrack for the theatre production of Heiner Müller´s Hamletmachine directed and designed by Ines Ortner (with Trautonia Capra).