Christian Thomé, born in 1970 in Düsseldorf, lives in Cologne and works as a drummer, composer, music arranger, producer, and teacher. His projects range from contemporary jazz and freely improvised music to world music, experimental electronics, pop music, and classical music. He is currently working on “abstract.club”, a concert series for experimental club music, and with the Tarabya Ensemble and the Duo Vesna with the Ukrainian singer Mariana Sadovska. He is also a permanent member of Hans Lüdemann’s Trio Ivoire and the Markus Stockhausen Group. The focus of his work is the constant further development of unconventional, multi-faceted and timbre-rich drumming. Thomé works as a lecturer for jazz drums, jazz ensembles, and specialist didactics at the Institute for Music at the University of Osnabrück.
Christian Thomé was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from July to December 2016 and from February to March 2018.