Jochen Gutsch is a Sydney-based musician and composer. His ongoing bands are Hinterlandt, Recalibrate and Snob Club:

Hinterlandt is a Sydney-based ensemble of classically trained musicians playing Jochen’s original compositions, combining influences from classical chamber music, contemporary jazz and indie songwriting. Recalibrate is a Sydney-based trio blending heavy riffs with dub effects and progressive arrangements. Snob Club is a Bremen-based trio playing intense, instrumental noise rock.


Jochen Gutsch grew up in Germany but relocated to Australia more than ten years ago. He grew up surrounded by classical music, playing the trumpet in orchestras, chamber groups and solo, winning several youth music awards. As a teenager, he switched to electric guitar and shifted his attention to progressive and experimental rock music. 

Since then, Jochen has played more than 500 shows, mostly in Germany and Australia, but also in London, Bangkok, Jakarta, Helsinki, Tampere, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Rome, Bologna, Cesena, Pescara, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Enschede, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Lisbon and other places.

His discography spans more than 40 releases of original music, published by independent labels around the world.

In addition to his ongoing bands, Jochen engages in collaborations and other creative projects, such as commissioned compositions and solo ambient works.

Jochen sees beauty in diversity. His work is about the creation of organic arrangements based on a variety of methods, instruments, and compositional concepts. Combining, merging and blending seemingly contrasting influences, he takes care to create coherent and accessible compositions, arrangements and songs.