Steffen Dix started playing saxophone at the age of 10 and first was trained in classical music. His teenage years made him move further to Jazz as he got struck by improvised and funky music. He
also began to play piano and guitar intuitively and got into DJ-ing and beat producing.
From 2003 on, Steffen Dix studied Jazz at the „University of performing Arts and Music“ in Stuttgart and a semester abroad in Vienna. He also learned flute and clarinet, researched world music, and finally graduated summa cum laude in 2009.
While taking his first steps as a freelance musician and touring with several Jazz and Brass bands from 2010 on, he started recording sounds and experimenting in live performances with musicians and visual artists of various backgrounds and genres for his ambient project „ENDLESS“ which resulted in his first conceptual electro-acoustic released in 2018.
He also started to work as a professional composer and sound designer for video animation, image films, and theater.
His consistent interest in improvisation and rhythmic concepts made him travel to India in 2014, where he became friends with his teachers – a family of musicians from Varanasi – and founded the group „NeckarGanga“ which played several tours in Europe and recorded two albums so far.
In 2015 Steffen Dix joined the „La_Trottier Dance Collective“ as a composer and performing artist. So far, he was involved in writing, producing, performing music for numerous productions, and continued working with the company.
Steffen Dix also performs hardware techno live sets which he approaches with a hybrid setup of digital sequencing and sampling combined with the unpredictable rawness of an analog modular system.