Glasperlenspiel (band)

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Glass bead game
Glasperlenspiel, 2016
Glasperlenspiel, 2016
General information
origin Stockach ( Germany )
Genre (s) Electropop
founding 2003
Current occupation
Carolin Niemczyk
Vocals, keyboard
Daniel Grunenberg
Live members
Silvia Dias
Markus Vieweg
Nico Schliemann
Bene Neuner

Glass Bead Game is a German electro - duo from Stockach . It consists of the singer Carolin Niemczyk and the singer and keyboardist Daniel Grunenberg. When performing, they are supported by other musicians.


Singer Carolin Niemczyk (2016)
Keyboardist and singer Daniel Grunenberg (2016)
Band on stage in concert. (2019)

Carolin Niemczyk (born July 24, 1990 in Singen ) andDaniel Grunenberg (born November 8, 1988 in Stockach) were both members of the Stockach church pop band Crazy Flowers, whose repertoire ranged from contemporary cover songs to pop music with Christian content. Then came the seven-member Stockach band project “No Time”, which had both Christian and secular themes in its repertoire and also presented their own compositions by Niemczyk and Grunenberg based on German texts. On January 18, 2010, they won the Radio ENERGY Newcomer Contest 2009/2010 with their song Versinke and thus got their first record deal.

After that, Niemczyk and Grunenberg, who have been a couple since 2006, formed a duo. They named themselves after the novel Das Glasperlenspiel by Hermann Hesse . On September 29, 2011 Glasperlenspiel took part in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2011 for the state of Baden-Württemberg and achieved fourth place with Echt . On March 16, 2012, the duo released their second single Ich bin ich , the second single from their album Move With Me , which reached number 32 in the German charts.

On August 10, 2012 the video for the third single friendship premiered. Again an exclusive single version was produced for the single release. The single entered the top 20 of the German iTunes charts one day before its release date and finally reached position 17 in the German single charts. In the Austrian charts, the song reached the top 50 and at the same time the duo was also able to place in the Swiss charts for the first time. On April 26, 2013 Glasperlenspiel released their fourth single Never Forget and occupied ninth place in the German charts and 43rd place in Austria. On May 10, 2013, they released the album Grenzlos , with which they were eighth in Germany and 61st in Switzerland The single of the same name Grenzlos was released on September 6, 2013. On July 4th, 2014 Glasperlenspiel published a deluxe edition of Limitless with the title Limitless in this Moment . The single Moment was released two weeks earlier .

Glasperlenspiel have been singing the theme music on RTL Soap Gute Zeiten, Schleappen Zeiten since 2014 . The song Let's move something has been the theme song of the RTL II documentary soap at home in happiness since 2014 . Since 2015, Niemczyk and Grunenberg have been involved as ambassadors for Herzenssache eV , the children's aid campaign run by SWR, SR and Sparda-Bank.

Glasperlenspiel appeared in 2015 as the opening act for the Tour Farbenspiel - The Stadium Tour by Helene Fischer . At the beginning of May 2015, Paris was the first release from their third studio album. The studio album Tag X was released on May 29, 2015 . The second single Geiles Leben followed on August 28, 2015. With the single Geiles Leben they took part again in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2015 for Baden-Württemberg on August 29, 2015 and came in sixth.

In 2018, Niemczyk acted as a juror in the fifteenth season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar . On March 2, 2018, Royals & Kings was the first single from their fourth studio album. This is a collaboration with the Gladbach rapper Summer Cem . The duo's fourth studio album was released on April 20, 2018, Licht & Schatten .

In April 2020 I Dare You (Trau Dich) by Kelly Clarkson was released , on which Niemczyk sings the German version of the title I Dare You together with Clarkson . As part of the single release, in addition to the English and German version, Clarkson had also recorded a French, Arabic, Spanish and Hebrew version with artists of these native languages ​​and sang in this language himself.

Due to Carolin Niemczyk's Polish roots, Glasperlenspiel took part in the Free European Song Contest for Poland in May 2020 and came in 11th.


Studio albums

year Title
music label
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sources
(Year, title, music label , placements, weeks, awards, notes)
2011 Move with me

(26 weeks)DE
- -
First published: September 30, 2011
Sales: + 100,000
2013 Limitless ( aka : Limitless In This Moment )

(23 weeks)DE
- CH61 (1 week)
First published: May 10, 2013
Sales: + 100,000
2015 Day X

(37 weeks)DE

(5 weeks)AT
CH49 (13 weeks)
First published: May 29, 2015
Sales: + 107,500
2018 Light & Shadow
DE5 (10 weeks)
AT23 (2 weeks)
CH40 (1 week)
First published: April 20, 2018



  1. Jörg Braun: “Crazy Flowers” ​​celebrate their first 5 years . In: Südkurier of November 11, 2005
  2. Matthias Biehler: “No Time” takes the time . In: Südkurier of July 26, 2006
  3. Press release ( Memento of the original dated May 16, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. (sg): "No time" wins . In: Südkurier from January 20, 2010
  5. ^ "Friendship" by Glasperlenspiel celebrates its video premiere on August 10th. Retrieved August 10, 2012 .
  6. The new GZSZ title song: Listen to "I see in your heart" by Glasperlenspiel here. Universal Music , June 20, 2014, accessed July 19, 2014 .
  7. DSDS 2018: Dieter Bohlen, Ella Endlich, Carolin Niemczyk and Mousse T. sit in the DSDS jury 2018 . November 24, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  8. DSDS "2018:" Germany is looking for the superstar ": The jury colleagues of Dieter Bohlen , Augsburger Allgemeine , December 31, 2017
  9. 1 song, 6 languages ​​and a strong message: Kelly Clarkson's new song "I Dare You" . WarnerMusic. April 16, 2020. Accessed April 18, 2020.
  10. Glasperlenspiel receive the “Liedergut Award” ( memento of the original from May 15, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  11. Glasperlenspiel receive the "Wild and Young Award" ( memento of the original from January 10, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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