NEOS is a new label for contemporary music, launched in mid-May 2007. The focus of the new releases is on compositions from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, many of which are world premiere recordings. In order to achieve a high level of artistic and editorial quality, great value is placed on selecting the performers and collaborating exclusively with renowned ensembles and cultural institutions. The new label NEOS (Greek for "new") is the responsibility of Wulf Weinmann, who was previously the owner and label manager of col legno. NEOS will release approximately twenty-five CDs and SACDs a year.
Varied in his interests, Weinmann is constantly seeking out discoveries in the wilds of New Music. He considers himself particularly fortunate to have arranged future collaborations with long-standing partners such as the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), the Donaueschingen Festival of the SWR and musica viva (Bayerischer Rundfunk). As a confessed lover of the arts Weinmann places great importance on the technical quality of the recordings and their visual presentation. All of the productions will be released in attractive Digipacks with extensive textual information.
Wulf Weinmann managing director/corporate partner
Former owner and label manager of COL LEGNO.
Brigitte Weinmann editor
Brigitte Weinmann cares about all material to be printed in our CD booklets, and communicates with our artists, texters, translators, publishers, radio stations, and other institutions. Furthermore she is responsible for updating artists’ biographies, photographs, and work texts as well as adapting this material for layout previews to be discussed with our commercial artists.
Dominik Weinmann graphics & design
Dominik Weinmann is responsible for our corporate design and layout and the maintenance of our website. In Munich he runs his own company, but works half-time as a freelance for NEOS, and as our supervisor for other part time commercial artists. Additionally administrative activities (like sales statistics, calculation of cost, negotiation with manufacturers) are becoming part of his job.
Robert F Schneider sound engineer
Robert F Schneider places great emphasis in his productions that render the music offered in a way that is both authentic and emotionally appealing. One of his specialities is contemporary music, resulting from years of practical experience with avant-garde music as pianist and composer. Robert F Schneider's productions benefit from more than fifteen years of experience in mastering music and SACD mastering and DVD authoring.