My name is Björn Gögge. I am an author and musician. I've been touring and performing on literary stages for almost five years now. But I also like to host events in that area and have been doing so for about the same time. What originally got me on stage was music. On Christmas Eve 1999 I got my first keyboard and was hooked ever since. At the age of 14 puberity decided that it was cooler to play base and guitar. I started playing concerts with various bands of different genres.
When I turned 17 or 18 I really got into beat making and started to produce my own tracks, that had a jazzy/oldschool-vibe. Simultaneously, I went on a week long tour with my band back then for the very first time. And for someone who had only been playing in his hometown, this was a big deal.
Now I am playing solo piano music mixed with a little bit of electronica and ambient. There really has been a shift in my life from performing with other people (like in bands, theater-groups, or the school's choir) to being on stage completely alone. And in addition to all the art-madness, I give workshops at schools and universities (or generally interested people) in the field of creative writing.
If you are into accomplishments, listings and whatnot, please take a look at the "works"-section. You will find a list of stuff that I have been lucky to do. If you're looking for more basic info or photos, you can download the press kit provided below.
Please credit Jakob Kielgaß, who took the photos, if you're going to use them.