Andreas Usenbenz is self-taught.
Since 2000, he is working in the field between field recording, composition and improvisation.
For his work, Usenbenz primarily uses sounds from his immediate surroundings. These sounds, be sampled directly from the environment serve as starting material for his compositions. Drone Music, music concréte, Ambient or sound art are genres which are heavily connected to Andreas work. In 2010 he graduated as audio engineer and has since worked as a freelance sound designer, location sound recordist and composer as well as filmmaker for theater, museums, industry, and multimedia-art in a very wide range. He played concerts, performances, preferably under improvised setups with renowned artists from the contemporary music, jazz and electronic music scene between germany and Austria.
He also accompanied musically contemporary dance performances for various choreographers. He also produces several multichannel sound installations in germany and Austria. Releases on his own Label (Klanggold Editions), various online and CD releases on Fassade, Tina, unfinfinished monkey records, tonAtom, Laridae, Sozialistischer Plattenbau, Aosmosis, Dinzu Artifacts and Steep Gloss Records are reflecting his versatile work again.
Since 2021 he is part of the multimedia art collective AUVIKOGUE.