In late 1969 Edgar Froese met Conrad Schnitzler (born in 1937 in Düsseldorf), a performance artist and student of Beuys at a Joseph Beuys exhibition in Berlin, who made a living from unsettling his colleagues with strange art happenings. Edgar Froese invited him to a recording session to play cello and a cash register – which sounded crazy enough – so Conrad Schnitzler accepted the offer. The result of this session, with Klaus Schulze on drums, they sent to the Berlin based Ohr label who were interested enough to sign the band and, in 1970, released their debut album Electronic Meditation. Soon after Conrad Schnitzler parted ways with TD and joined Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius to form Kluster. He recorded three albums with that group, before he started a solo career in 1972. Since that time he released more than 100 productions.
Conrad Schnitzler passed away from stomach cancer in the evening of August 4th, 2011.