The Carbon Files is a solo project from award-winning visual artist Dirk Dzimirsky (born 1969 in Germany) started in 2017. In the art world he is best known for his hyper-realistic drawings and paintings of the human condition. In The Carbon Files he plays all instruments, from piano to various acoustic instruments to electronic gear.
The Carbon Files is a project in the truest sense because Dirk does not plan to explore just a single type of music therein. His electronic and ambient music which is primarily led by piano passages and melodies is rather dark, sometimes in melancholy fashion, and it mostly feels rather metro and thoughtful.
Dirk's love for music started almost as early as his love for drawing. Age 10 he started taking piano lessons but convinced his parents quickly to sell the family organ to buy a synthesizer instead. It was a monophonic Yamaha CS01. He also started writing music and experimenting with 4 track tape machines. Later on he played bass guitar in various bands from Jazz to Hard Rock. But he decided that he rather enjoys composing electronic music in his own studio than practicing Rock music in a small rehearsal room filled with smoke.
Dirk lives and works in a former school house in Warmsen, Germany where he has his art studio and his music studio.