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Jonathan Segel


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Jonathan Segel is a multi-instrumentalist perhaps most known as the violinist of Camper Van Beethoven. His first solo album, the 2 lp set Storytelling, came out in 1988. Since that time he has worked in the bands Hieronymus Firebrain, Jack and Jill, and Dent (all on the Magnetic Records label he co-runs with Victor Krummenacher of CVB). In recent years, Segel has expanded his performance repetoire with a diverse range of experimental, electronic and improvisational works. He has released a number of short-run releases, worked on collaborations with Fred Frith,Joelle Leandre, and others. He continues to make music as a solo artist in numerous genres, while continuing to make music with Camper Van Beethoven. He has also scored a number of films, both features (notably “The Invisibles” a film in which he has a cameo as the ghost of John Lennon) and shorts, and done work for modern dance performances.


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  • nooneastern

    Storytelling is still one of the best albums ever ...

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
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  • fluxkit

    When I downloaded some stuff from Magnetic's download thingy, the Dr. Firebrain stuff is just listed under Jonathan's name now. And on emusic, it comes up something like Hieronymus Firebrain/Jonathan Segel. It's enough to break the scrobbles.

    25 Jul 2007 Reply
  • fluxkit

    some songs just don't show up in the charts here, even though I know I played them and they show up in my list.

    5 Feb 2007 Reply

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