Jan Heinke was born in Dresden in 1968. He describes himself as a world musician, playing percussion from africa, didgeridoo from australia and doing harmonic singing from mongolia/Tibet.

Jan began his musical training at the children's choir of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden. Later he studied saxophone at the Dresden University of Music. In addition to these studies he has developed interests in harmonic singing and ethnic instruments.

Jan's fascination with the sound characteristics of metal began early. A musical encounter with the American artist Bob Rutman in the mid-90s gave him the impulse to develop more complex instruments.

Jan lives as a freelance musician in Dresden, builds sound sculptures and composes for various groups.

In 2003 he founded Lausch-Rausch, an international festival for harmonic singing including concerts and workshops with international artists.
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