Dominik Grenzler is a sound designer with a soft spot for ambient and experimental soundscapes. Born in 1977 in Gdynia. Raised on a soundtrack of bubbly 80’s synth pop and early 90’s guitar music. Playing e-bass in several bands in Germany's former coal-mining hub, the Ruhr district, from 1993 to 1995, he gained experiences in a wide variety of musical genres. This is followed by numerous performances with supporting acts for Whitney Houston, Joe Cocker, Marla Glen and Daniel Denecke amongst others from 1998 through to 2001. After a three-year creative break and thanks to his old friend Benjamin Maciej Pawlowski he finds his way back to electronic music. In 2004, they formed the BigBeat/Electro duo known as Nation of Clang.
Inspired by many experiences during travels, encounters and further training Dominik started to explore the sound in different ways. In 2008 / 2009 he began with the initial recording sessions for AN MOKU - The sound landscape is formed by synthesizer and acoustic sounds as well as field recordings. The accentuation is provided by tweaks, clicking loops and drones. The result is a lush visceral collage. The literal translation of the Japanese word «Anmoku» is "tacit, unsaid, implicit" conveying that an idea or thought cannot be put into words but is subconsciously understood. Inspired and animated, with this approach, Dominik gives the listener a lot of room for imagination and interpretation.
In 2009, he composes the music for Goethe’s «Faust», an experimental puppet theatre play in Switzerland’s capital Berne. Currently, Dominik is cooperating with sound artist Grzegorz Bojanek to create soundscapes and founds ambient projects jointly with Marcus Beutner and Kid Schurke. Since August 2010, he and Benjamin have been putting together new material for Nation of Clang.
Privately, Dominik Grenzler is living and working in his adopted hometown of Zurich.