Markus Reuter is a German musician, composer and record producer, specialising in touch guitar playing and loop music. Recently he has expanded his activities by moving into instrument design. Initially trained as a guitarist, Reuter subsequently studied Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft and learned to play the Chapman Stick, later moving onto the Warr Guitar. He now favours the U8 Touch Guitar, which he co-designed with Texan luthier Ed Reynolds.
Reuter has released several solo recordings and worked extensively with other musicians. He is one of the two core members of the electronic music duo Centrozoon (alongside Bernhard Wöstheinrich), is half of the duo Tuner (with King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto) and was also a member of Europa String Choir. Reuter has collaborated with Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, No-Man singer Tim Bowness (both in and out of Centrozoon), and producer Lee Fletcher amongst many others.
Besides his own material, Reuter has produced records for Yoshi Hampl, UMA, Tovah, The Season Standard, Skin Diary, Lake Cisco, Chrysta Bell and The Redundant Rocker. He served as producer for the Toyah Willcox-related project This Fragile Moment, in which he was also one of the main contributing musicians.
In early 2011 Markus Reuter has joined the trio Stick Men with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.