1989 - 1999

Started playing piano as a kid and soon discovered that fun thing called composing. At 17 I wrote my first "real" pieces for piano...

Piano - Ariane Pollo
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2002

... followed by the inevitable singer-songwriter-phase in my twenties.

Angela / Forever Thing - Ariane Pollo
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2004 - 2006

I was lucky enough to live in Berlin where I studied screenplay. My fellow student Chris introduced me to her friends Elmar Farchmin and Ygal Gleim who, like me, enjoyed the occasional improv-session.

F minor - Farchmin / Gleim / Pollo
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Für Elise - Farchmin / Gleim / Pollo
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2008

Several improv-sessions with Frank Bierlein, Elmar Farchmin, David Loscher, Marc Teuscher, and Amos Unger of Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.

various - improv Karlsruhe
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2009

First steps in recording songs by playing every "instrument" myself, using a Yamaha Motif 6, an analogue multi-track recorder - and no metronome.

Angry Robot Polka - Ariane Pollo
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Love Is An X - Ariane Pollo
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2010 - 2013

First steps with DAW Ableton & Audacity, experiments with Korg's Kaossilator Pro and my roommate's electric piano (when he wasn't home). Briefly played in a Balkan-Gypsie group with guitarist Roman Hosek and saxophonist/singer Florian Medimorec, doing (backing) vocals and Melodica.

Near To You (N. Simone) - Kaossilator - Gypsy - Ariane Pollo
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2014 - 2015

First "album" Du Sollst Nicht Tanzen as alter ego Olga Rhythmus (11 songs, self-produced). Basically a way to get to know GarageBand and exploit the countless Kaossilator-loops I had created before. But it can also be read as an interpretation of modern Schlager music such as Helene Fischer.

Du Sollst Nicht Tanzen (Medley) - Olga Rhythmus
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2016 - 2017

Been (and still am) playing synth bass and keys for my friend Thomas' band TOM UND DIE TOURISTEN. Always fun to hang out with those guys.

2018

I decided to finally try and focus on what really matters to me, i.e. keep writing music, playing, singing, recording, and mixing - and get better at it. So I created this website and chose a new name for my future projects: LINEAR LOOP.

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