Name
Band
Country
Biography
48nord
Germany

The combination of electronic and acoustic instruments, and composition and improvisation is characteristic for the Munich-based outfit 48nord (Ulrich Müller, Siegfried Rössert), whereby the use of new technologies plays a decisive role. For their work, Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert received a scholarship for Music and New Media, and a scholarship for Music in public places (both awarded by the City of Munich).

Patrick Schimanski (composition, percussion and voice) joined 48nord in 2013. With him, 48nord performed concerts and radio drama productions.

ABDELWAHED, Deena
Tunesia

Deena Abdelwahed, born in Qatar in 1989, is a DJane and singer. When she was 19, she moved to Tunis to study interior design. At the same time, she began to play in various groups in the Electro Dance Scene. Since 2012 she has also performed as a soloist. She has lived in Toulouse since 2015, where she also works with the free radio station Campus FM. Info at www.deenaabdelwahed.com

ABLINGER, Peter
Austrian

Peter Ablinger, born in Austria in 1959, studied composition in Graz and Vienna. Since 1982 he has been living in Berlin, where he founded the ensemble "Zwischentöne" in 1988. In cooperation with programmers, acoustic specialists and instrument makers, he conceptualises his series of works.

ADACHI, Tomomi
Japan

Tomomi Adachi, born in Kanazawa (Japan) in 1972, lives in Berlin as a vocalist and composer. He was a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme in 2012.

ALBERTS Armeno
Dutch

born 1959 in Deventer, Holland. He studied piano at the Conservatory of Arnhem and later studied composition.
He became artistic director of the CEM-Studio (Centre for Electronic Music) in 1999.
He is also working as editor / producer, for the department of contemporary music at VPRO Radio's Channel 4.

ALEXIS Rodolphe
Français
ALMOGUERA, Pablo Sanz
Spanish

 

AMMER, Andreas
German

Andreas Ammer, born in Munich in 1960, works as an author and television journalist and lives on Lake Starnberg.

ANDRIEU Elise
French

 

ANKERSMIT, Thomas
Dutch

Thomas Ankersmit, born in 1979 in Leiden, saxophonist and sound artist, lives in Berlin.

Atelier Kaye Mortley
Australian

 

ATOUI, Tarek
Lebanon

Tarek Atoui was born in Beirut in 1980 and lives in Paris. He studied contemporary and electronic music in Reims. He was artistic director of the STEIM Studios in Amsterdam from 2007 to 2008. Performances and installations, including in the New Museum, New York (2010), at the Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates (2009), at the dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), in the Auditorium du Louvre (2013) and the Louis Vuitton Foundation (2014). For his "Dahlem Sessions" project, he worked with the musicians Burkhard Beins, Rudi Fischerlehner, Charbel Haber, Katt Hernandez, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Mazen Kerbaj, Magda Mayas, Andrea Neuman, Stéphane Rives, Sharif Sehnaoui and Michael Vorfeld.

AUBRY, Gilles
Switzerland

Gilles Aubry is a Swiss sound artist and musician. He has lived in Berlin since 2002. He completed his master's degree in Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts in 2010. His artistic practice is based on an auditory access to reality on the basis of research in relation to cultural and historical aspects of sound production and reception. Aubry was a guest artist in the Global Prayers Project in 2011. The resulting installations "Pluie de Feu" and "The Laman Encounter" were presented in the NGBK Gallery in Berlin. His film without images "Notes via a Soundscape of Bollywood" was shown in the House of Electronic Arts Basel in 2013. He presented his work at the "5th Marrakech Biennale of Contemporary Arts" and the "International Documentary Festival" (FID) in Marseille in 2014.

AUGST, Oliver
German

Oliver Augst, born in 1965, is an author, vocalist and composer. Since 2005 he has been responsible for the Audio Art Series at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt.

AUINGER, Sam
Austrian

Sam Auinger, born in 1956, lives and works as a composer in Berlin and Linz. He occupies himself with composition, installation, computer music, sound design and psychoacoustics. He has a long-standing cooperation with Bruce Odland (O+A), the bassist and composer Hannes Strobl (tamtam) and the architect Dietmar Offenhuber (Stadtmusik).

Sam Auinger has received numerous scholarships and awards, including the Cultural Award of the City of Linz in 2002, and the SKE Publicity Prize in 2007. In 1997 he was a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme, he was a scholarship holder at the Cité International des Arts in Paris in 2008/2009 and "Bonn City Sound Artist 2010". In 2012 he received a honorable mention at the Prix Ars Electronica together with Bruce Odland (O+A).

In addition to his artistic activity, he is since 2009 'Visiting Professor for experimental sound design' as part of the 'Sound Studies' master's program at Berlin University of the Arts.

AUMÜLLER, Uli
German

Uli Aumüller, born in 1961 in Füssen, is a sound engineer and filmmaker. He lives in Berlin. Since the 1990s he has worked for radio and television with focus on sound art and avant-garde in music.

AVAR, Peter
German

Peter Avar, sound engineer at the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. Various sound art projects in collaboration with Radio Educación, Mexico.

BABA-ALI, Younes
Morocco

Younes Baba-Ali was born in 1986 in Oujda, Marocco.
Graduating from l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg in 2008, and from l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence in 2011, he was recently rewarded by the prize “Léopold Sédar Senghor“, during Dak’Art 2012, 10th Biennial of contemporary African art. He has participated in several international exhibitions and biennials among them “Not a group show“, Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Brussels (Be); “L'MAR9A“, Voice Gallery, Marrakech (Ma); “Traduction, tradition, trahison“, Le Cube, Rabat (Ma); “Travail, mode d’emploi“, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (Be); “Transaction Complete“, FaMa Gallery, Verona (It); “Arrivi e Partenze“, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona (It); “Dak’Art“, 10th Biennial of contemporary African Art, Dakar (Sn); “A5x2“, MAAC, Brussels (Be); “Regionale 12“, Haus für elektronische Künste, Basel (Ch); “Higher Atlas“, 4th Biennial of Marrakech (Ma); “BJCEM“ Biennial, Thessaloniki (Gr); “WRO 09“ New Media Art Biennial, Wroclaw (Pl); “Taverna Especial", Sketch Gallery, London (Uk); “Brick & Mortar International Video Art Festival“, Greenfield (Usa); “Loop“ Video Art Festival, Barcelona (Es); “3 days exhibition concept“, CEAAC, Strasbourg (Fr); “No Signal Found", Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Brussels (Be); “Flowers, Animals, Urbans, Machines", Appartement 22, Rabat (Ma) and “Desencuentros", Sabrina Amrani Art Gallery“, Madrid (Es).

BAGHDASSARIANS, Serge
German

Serge Baghdassarians, born in Fürth in 1972, and Boris Baltschun, born in Bremen in 1974, live and work as musicians and artists in Berlin. They have been working together for more than ten years and have exhibited their works, among other places, at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Diapason Gallery, New York, the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm and the Bridge in Osaka.

BALTSCHUN, Boris
German

Boris Baltschun, born in Bremen in 1974, and Serge Baghdassarians, born in Fürth in 1972, live and work as musicians and artists in Berlin. They have been working together for more than ten years and have exhibited their works, among other places, at the Donaueschingen Music Festival, the Diapason Gallery, New York, the Moderna Museet show in Stockholm and the Bridge in Osaka.

BANKÖVI, Gyula
Hungarian

Gyula Bánkövi, born in 1966, composer, works in the music department of Hungarian Radio.

BASTIN Caroline
Belgian

 

BECKER Hannes
German

 

BEHRENS, Marc
German

Marc Behrens was born in 1970 in Darmstadt. His works mainly consist of concrete electronic music, installations, the occasional photograph or video. Recent activities include field recording trips to remote western China and the Amazon rainforest, founding an incorporated company as a social art work, and staging a rite of passage for an investment banker.

Awards

  • 2013 Atmosphären, ZKM | Institut für Musik und Akustik, Karlsruhe
  • 2010 Production Prize from WDR 3 Kulturradio (as part of the German Sound Art Award 2010)
  • 2006 «Broadcasting Art I» (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, MUSAC & Radio Nacional de España – Radio 3) for “Architectural Commentary 5: Some Models for Resonant Behaviour”
BERGER Sophie
Française
BERGER, Ludwig
German

Ludwig Berger was born in 1986 in Bad Bergzabern, Germany and was raised near Wissembourg, France. In 2012 he received a Master’s degree with distinction in musicology, art history and literature from the Eichstätt-Ingolstadt University (Germany). While studying there he began composing music for film and theatre and performed spokenword-projects throughout Europe. In this context he was awarded a “Netzresidenz” from the Literaturhaus Bremen and the “Poetry-Clip Prize” from the 3Sat / ZDF Theatre Channel. He is currently studying electroacoustic composition under the direction of Robin Minard at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar (Germany).

BERTHIER Julie
Française
BEUMER, Isabeella
German

Isabeella Beumer, born in Herford, currently lives in Düsseldorf. Sound poet, vocal artist, composer and author. A voice of new music in the most extreme vocal ranges on the international stage and with an extremely broad overtone spectrum.

BEYER Patrick
Germany

 

BHAGWATI, Sandeep
India

Sandeep Bhagwati, born in India in 1963, a classically trained composer and developer of computer-based stage projects. He lives and works in Montreal and Quebec in Canada.

BIBERKOPF, J. G. (alias Gediminas Žygus)
Lithunia

Gediminas Žygus, alias J. G. Biberkopf, born in Lithuania in 1991, is a musician.

BICK, Andreas
German

Andreas Bick, born in Marl in 1964, lives and works as a film and radio composer in Berlin. His sound composition "Dripping" was awarded the Prix Ars Acustica 2000 by the WDR. His piece "Windscapes" produced for Deutschlandradio Berlin received the Karl Sczuka Prize in 2002. In 2006 and 2007 the two radio plays fire pattern and frost pattern were created with which Bick won the Phonurgia Nova Award in 2008. The composition Chronostasis received the Silver World Medal for best sound at the New York Festivals Awards in 2009. Andreas Bick also wrote the music for the dance theater choreography The Waste Land by Ismael Ivo, which premiered at the Biennale in Venice in 2009.

BIRKE, John
German / Canadian

John Birke, born in 1981 in Toronto, lives as an author and dramatist in Berlin. He studied Philosophy in Leipzig and Creative Writing and Cultural Journalism in Hildesheim

BIROLINI, Hervé
French

Hervé Birolini, born in Metz in 1969, is a French sound artist and composer, sound engineer, and member of the INA-GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in Paris. His works for concert and radio are increasingly also being played outside France. He has received a number of international awards including at the 2004 Radiobiennale in Mexico. In 2005, he was a winner of the "La Muse en circuit" radio art contest (Now known as the Luc Ferrari Competition). In 2008 he was a winner of the Grand Prix de Lorraine. Since that year he has been the artistic director of Studio Césaré (National centre for musical creation).

BLACK, Colin
Australian

Dr Colin Black is an internationally acclaimed composer, sound artist and radio artist having won the 2015 New York Festivals Awards, 2003 Prix Italia Award and achieving the final round selection in the 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 Prix Phonurgia Nova (France) for his major works. Black has received multiple national and international commissions to create innovative works for installation, performance and broadcast across major Australian and European networks. As part of his doctoral studies at the University of Sydney he spent five years researching the history of radiophonic sound art, its different forms and methods.

BLAKE, William
 

 

BLUME Felix
France
BOHLEN, Hermann
German

Hermann Bohlen was born in Celle in 1963 and lives in Berlin. He is an author and producer of radio plays.

BORDONI, Isabella
Italian

Isabella Bordoni, lyricist, actress and composer, born in Rimini in 1962, founded the "Giardini Pensili" theatre group with Roberto Paci Dalò in 1985 and is also known outside Italy for her live performances. "Da wo der Schatten erscheint" was based on the eponymous performance they staged in Italy.

BORDONNEAU François
BOSETTI, Alessandro
Italian

Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan in 1973. He lives in Berlin, the USA and Italy, and works as a musician, writer for radio, composer and sound artist. Many of his works deal with the sounds, irregularities and "errors" of speaking and translating. Most recently he was awarded the Phonurgia Nova prize 2012 for his composition “636″ (RTBF 2010) and the IDAF prize 2013 for his performance “Mask Mirror” an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting an electronic ventriloquism.

BOULENGER Théo
French

 

BOZINOVSKA JONES, Marija
Macedonia

Marija Bozinovska Jones, alias MBJ Wetware, comes from Macedonia and studied Media Art in London. She works with musicians like Phoebe Kiddo and A Guy Called Gerald.

BRETSCHNEIDER Frank
German

Frank Bretschneider works as a musician, composer and video artist in Berlin. His work is known for precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach. Described as „abstract analogue pointilism“, „ambience for spaceports“ or „hypnotic echochamber pulsebeat“, Bretschneider‘s subtle and detailed music is echoed by his visuals: perfect translated realizations of the qualities found in music within visual phenomena.

BUMSTEINAS, Arturas
Lithuanian

Arturas Bumšteinas is a composer of acoustic and electronic music (graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater), founder-member of ensembles Quartet Twentytwentyone, Zarasai and Works and Days, visual artist with various projects presented in dozens of exhibitions around Europe. The festivals where Bumšteinas participated with his music and audiovisual projects among others include The Holland Festival, Sensoralia/Romaeuropa, Angelica, Avanto, Jauna Muzika, Sonic Circuits, Cut & Splice, Skanumezs, Wundergrund, Full Pull etc... Since the year 2000 Arturas has collaborated with artists as Laura Garbštienė, Jesse Glass, Anton Lukoszevieze, Piotr Kurek, Jeff Surak, Borut Savski, Pure, Max Reinhardt and others. Amongst the publishers of Bumšteinas' music are such labels as Bøłt, Zeromoon, Con-v, NUUN, Cronica Electronica, Nexsound etc... His exhibition-related work is represented by Galerie Antje Wachs in Berlin. Arturas lives and works in Vilnius and Warsaw.

BURDON, TOBY
 

 

BUTZMANN, Frieder
German

Frieder Butzmann, born in Konstanz in 1954, is a composer, musician, sound and performance artist as well as a writer of features and radio plays. He lives in Berlin. He collects sounds, music, noises and impressions, yet mostly does not know whether he should use them to make compositions, film music, recitations, radio plays or entire operas. He tirelessly widens, cuts and transposes analogue and digital sound recordings beyond recognition.

CALON, Christian
Canadian

The Canadian composer and sound artist Christian Calon came to Berlin, where he now lives, on a DAAD scholarship. The subject of his radio works and sound installations which are broadcast in many countries is, in many different ways, time. He received the "Grand Prix Marulic" in 1999 for "The Ulysses Project".

CARL, Rüdiger
German

Rüdiger Carl (vocals, accordion), born in East Prussia in 1944, is one of the most important musicians to have emerged from European free jazz. He is also an improvisation artist and composer.

CARVALHO Ric
South African

Ric is part of factory house, an art and design collective based in Porto

www.factoryhouse.org

CASADAMONT Amandine
France
CEE, Werner
German

Werner Cee, born in 1953, lives in Allendorf near Giessen, and works as a sound artist and composer. He has won numerous prizes at international festivals, most recently the Prix Italia 2010 for "Featuring Schuberts Winterreise". "Maschinerie der Polarlandschaft" (Machinery of the Polar Landscape) received a special commendation at the "Palmarès" in Bourges in 2005.

CHATTOPADHYAY, Budhaditya
Indian

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a sound artist and composer, primarily engaged with experimental music and electro-acoustic composition based on digital manipulation and multi-channel spatialization of sound for installation and live performance. Budhaditya studied Cinema specializing in Audiography at national film-school SRFTI, India, and received Master of Arts in New Media with emphasis in Sound Art from Aarhus University, Denmark. Since studying at film-school he has been involved with practice in experimental music and sonic arts; his works have been widely published and performed. Currently he is engaged with a PhD project at Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, working on sound in Indian cinema.

CHISHOLM, Hayden
New Zealand

Hayden Chisholm was born in Otahuhu near Auckland in 1975. He lives and works as a saxophonist, clarinettist, and composer in Cologne. Chisholm studied at the Cologne University of Music with Frank Gratkowski. He works with his ensemble The Embassadors as well as with musicians such as Jaki Liebezeit, Burnt Friedman and Nils Wogram. He has composed music for the action artist Rebecca Horn since 2002. Since 2003 he has been in a duo with Marcus Schmickler, which released the CD "Amazing Daze" in 2007.

CHMIELORZ, Rilo
Spanish

The composer and visual artist Rilo Chmielorz (born in 1954) currently lives in Berlin and Madrid. For more than ten years, she has occupied herself with scratched notes and characters and their musical deformation through the use of electroacoustics. She received the Production Award from the WDR Acoustic Art Studio in 2002.

COFRECES, Joaquin
Argentinean

Joaquin Cofreces, born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, lives as a composer and writer for radio in Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego). Numerous awards, including Prix Phonurgia Nova 2009.

CONCARI, Sheila
Italian

Sheila Concari studied visual arts and singing in Italy, and today lives and works as a composer, lyricist and sound artist in Paris and Como. In her multilingual works that revolve around the border areas of the psyche, the electro-acoustically transformed voice is usually in the centre. Her works have been broadcast worldwide and performed at festivals. In 2004 she was a finalist at the Prix Italia.

CONRAD, Tony
American

 

COPELAND, Darren
Canadian

Darren Copeland was born in Brampton, Ontario in 1968. He lives in Toronto, and is a composer and sound designer. Since 1985 concerts, works for radio, theatre, dance and installation.

CORCORAN, Frank
Irish

Born in Ireland in 1944, the composer Frank Corcoran lives in Italy and Hamburg, where he has taught composition since 1983. He has created numerous works for orchestra and successful electro-acoustic compositions. ↵His "Joycepeak Music" won a prize from the WDR Studio Akustische Kunst in 1995. In 1999, his piece "Sweeney's Vision" won first prize at the Bourges International Electro-acoustic Music Competition. He won the 2002 EMS Prize in Stockholm with "Quasi Una Missa".

CORDIER, Eric
French

Eric Cordier, born in France, is a sculptor and composer. His works have won several awards, including the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges. He is also active as an artist in the field of electronic music under the name NOL.

CURRAN, Alvin
American

Alvin Curran, born in the U.S. in 1938, is an important composer of live electronic music. He teaches composition at Mills College in California and lives in Rome.
Numerous awards, including 1986 Prix Italia, 1988 WDR Prix Ars Acustica, Leonardo Award for Excellence 1995, Ars Electronica 2004, Phonurgia Nova 2005 ("I Dreamt John Cage Yodeling in the Zurich Hauptbahnhof").

CUSACK, Peter
English

Peter Cusack, born in 1948, lives in London as a radio producer, musician and lecturer. Works on the effect of voice, tone, sound and music in public places.

CUTLER, Chris
British

Chris Cutler (born January 4, 1947 in Washington, USA) is a British drummer, percussionist, composer, writer and music theorist. He has no formal music training, but is autodidact. He is best known for his work with the British avant-rock bands Henry Cow and Art Bears, as the initiator of the Rock in Opposition movement and founder of the record label and distribution network Recommended Records.

CYTTER, Keren
Israeli

 

D'OLIVIER Irvic
Belge
DASKE, Martin
German

Martin Daske, born in 1962, studied composing in the USA, Kràkow and Salzburg. He has written chamber music, tape pieces, sound installations, theatre and film music, and created a form of three-dimensional notation. Radio compositions are a focus of his work. He lives and works on the outskirts of Berlin. 1990 and 1999 awarded a composition fellowship by the Berlin Senate.↵1993 Special commendation at the Prix Europa for "Abfahrt" (Departure). 1990–1993 "Artist in Residence" fellowships at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media Technology.

DATHE Julia
 

 

DECSENYI, Janós
Hungarian

Janós Decsényi, born in 1927, composer, employed by Hungarian Radio since 1951.

DEE, Dickson
Chinese

Dickson Dee, alias Li Chin Sung, has been working as a producer, composer and music blogger in Hong Kong for over 20 years. He has collaborated among others with Zbigniew Karkowski, Otomo Yoshihide, Werner Dafeldecker and Tetsuo Furudate. He runs the Noise Asia and Dicksonia Audio labels.

DELEU Christophe
French

 

DELYS Sherre
American

 

DESALMAND René
Swiss

René Desalmand, born in 1972, lives as a saxophonist and composer in Berlin.

DHOMONT, Francis
French

Francis Dhomont, born in Paris in 1926, composer. Discovered "musique concrète" in the 1940s and gradually moved across to the composition of electroacoustic music. Five-time winner of the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, numerous other awards, the Magisterium Prize in 1988.

DISSE, Iris
German

Iris Disse, born in Lüneburg in 1956, has lived in Ecuador since 1994. She has produced documentaries, theatre projects and radio plays, including "Screaming Mamas" (SFB-ORB 2000).

DJ Spooky
American

DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, born in Washington DC in 1970, is a composer, DJ, multimedia artist, producer and author. Cooperation with Yoko Ono, Iannis Xenakis, Slayer, Sun Ra etc.

DRAESNER, Ulrike
German

Ulrike Draesner, born in 1962, lives in Berlin as a writer, lyricist, and translator 

DROSS, Marcus
German

Marcus Droß, born in 1968, director. Michael Wolters, born in 1971, composer. In their collaborative works Dross and Wolters have been creating art projects together since 1996. Their approach is situated between the genres of opera, music theatre and live art. Based on site- and context-specific observations and research they combine scientific knowledge and everyday-life experiences with strategies of sound production.

DRYHURST, Mathew
USA

Mathew Dryhurst, born 1984, is an artist, curator, hacktivist and co-operator of the PAN label. He lives and works in Los Angeles. He collaborates with Holly Herndon in the media art duo KAIRO.

DUFORT, Louis
French

Louis Dufort, born in Montreal in 1970, is a composer. His electro-acoustic focus expands into multimedia music composition.

DUMAS, Chantal
Canadian

Chantal Dumas, born in Quebec in 1959, sound artist, composer and author of radio plays. She has won a number of awards including the Hungarian Sound Art Prize EAR 1997 and the French Prix Phonurgia Nova in 1997 and 2001. "Les petits riens" was awarded the Prix Bohemia 2010.

EMPTYSET
UK

The Emptyset audio-visual project was formed in 2005 by sound artists James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas. Their sound and installation work deals with the study of spatial and acoustic structures.

ERICKSON, Stephen
American

Stephen Erickson, born in Sacramento, California in 1948, is an audio art artist, feature writer, and producer of radio plays for many international radio stations. Moreover, he is a lecturer in Radio Art and coaches trainees in the EBU Master School on Radio features. He lives in New York and Berlin.

ERLMANN, Veit
German

Veit Erlmann is Professor of Musicology at the University of Texas. He is author of the book 'Reason and Resonance. A Cultural History of the Ear'.

ERTL-SHIRLEY, Christina
Austria


Christina Ertl-Shirley was born in Vienna in 1981. She is a sound researcher, author and curator. Her works deal mainly with the interface between art and science.

FASSION, Xavier
French

Xavier Fassion, born in 1971, lives and works in France as a percussionist, dancer and sound artist.

FERRARI, Luc
French

Luc Ferrari, born in France in 1929, composer, radio play and film producer. An important representative of the French musique concrète. He combined elements of literature with electroacoustic and instrumental music in many compositions. Numerous awards and prizes, including the Prix Italia in 1987 and 1991.

FERREYRA Beatriz
Argentina

 

FERVERS, Andreas
German

Andreas Fervers, born in 1957, composer and musician, lives near Freiburg/Breisgau. Winner of various international composition competitions. Has also produced work for the radio since 1989.

FIEDLER, Frank
German

Frank Fiedler, born in 1958, is a composer, musician and develops sound installations.

FM Einheit
German

F.M. Einheit, born in Dortmund in 1958, is a composer and musician who lives near Lake Chiemsee in Upper Bavaria. He has influenced many musical projects, including "Einstürzende Neubauten", "Abwärts" and "Stein" and has also composed for many theatre productions.

FRICKE, Ellen
German

Ellen Fricke, linguist, actress, speaker, and performer of contemporary music, writer of radio and voice compositions. Her artistic production and theoretical reflection apply to the areas of language, music and all of the forms between them.
She has also held the Chair for Germanic Philology at the University of Freiburg since October 2010. Main areas of research: multimodal grammar, syntax, pragmatics, word semantics, language theory, semiotics, deixis, gestures, language and cognition, culture and media semiotics.

FRIEDL, Reinhold
Germany

Reinhold Friedl, born in 1964, studied mathematics and music. Composes and tours around the world with the Zeitkratzer Ensemble.

FROLEYKS, Stephan
German

Stephan Froleyks, born in 1962, is a composer and musician (drums), and also a designer of new types of musical instruments. Stephan Froleyks has received numerous scholarships and art awards; his compositions, installations, radio plays, multimedia works and theatre music were also created as commissioned works for the WDR, Radio Bremen and Deutschlandradio; they have been performed at numerous festivals (Donaueschingen, Witten, Dresden, London, Amsterdam...). He is professor of drums and percussion at the Music Academy in Munster.

FÜGER Florian
Germany

 

FÜRSTENAU, Tilman
 

 

FURUDATE, Tetsuo
Japanese

Tetsuo Furudate, born in 1958, lives in Tokyo and is one of the most important composers and musicians of the Japanese NOISE movement playing numerous concerts in Europe. "The Auditory Sense of Mr. Roderick Usher" (DLR, Berlin 2004) received a prize in the Dresden competition "Blaue Brücke".

GAL, Dani
Israeli

 

GAMMEL, Marcus
German

Marcus Gammel, born in Bremen in 1975, studied musicology, literature and philosophy in Berlin, Paris and New York. Works as radio producer, dramatruge and music journalist. Since 2009, he directs the sound art programme of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 for "Europas Wahn" (with Viktoria Tkaczyk).

GEISSE, Gunnar
Germany

Gunnar Geisse, born in Giessen in 1962, is a guitarist and composer. As an improvisational musician, he often electronically extends his instrument into a “Laptop Guitar”.

GERWIN, Thomas
German

Thomas Gerwin, born in 1955, is a composer and sound artist focussing on radio composition and sound installation. He is involved in acoustic ecology. Winner of numerous awards, including the Karl Sczuka Prize 1999. Chairman of the "Gesellschaft für multisensoriale Kunst" (Institute for Multisensorial Arts IfMK) since 2001. Since 2004, founder and director of the International Sound Art Festival Berlin.

GIANNOTTI, Stefano
Italian

Stefano Giannotti, born in Lucca, Tuscany in 1963.
He has produced international award-winning radio compositions and radio plays since 1989.
Winner of the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize for the second time for "Geologica" (following "Il tempo cambia" in 2002).

GINTROWSKI Tina Ilse Maria
 

 

GIOMI, Francesco
Italian

Composer and sound projectionist. He is mainly interested in live electronic music and acousmatic music.

In the last year he has collaborated with several musicians as David Moss, Uri Caine, Jim Black, Sonia Bergamasco, Jonathan Faralli, Elio Martusciello, Giovanni Nardi and Francesco Canavese, also by founding the SDENG duo and the ZUM trio projects for electroacoustic music improvisation.

Since 2001 he regularly collaborates with the Italian choreographer Virgilio Sieni; in 2003 and 2009 he obtained commissions for new musical works from GRM of Paris. In 2007 he won the International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music held in Lisbon while in 2011 he has been one of the winners of the Europe Sound Panorama Workshop at ZKM in Karlsruhe . His works are regularly performed in festivals and concerts all over the world.

He is professor of Electronic Music at the Music Conservatory in Bologna; he is also director of Tempo Reale, the centre for music research based in Florence, where he has collaborated with Luciano Berio and other relevant composers, musicians, choreographers and directors besides orchestras and ensembles in Italy and abroad.

GLAHN Marcus
German

 

GOH, Annie
UK

Annie Goh was born in Great Britain in 1984. She lives and works as a curator, sound artist and researcher in Berlin. She read Sound Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2014, she published a contribution in the anthology: 'Archaeoacoustics: The Archaeology of Sound'.

GREHN, Kai
German

Kai Grehn, born in Grevesmühlen in 1969, studied theatre direction and cultural studies in Berlin, founded the Theatre "fleur du mal", has written plays and radio plays, performance projects with the rock group SANDOW.

GRENZLAND, Heiner
German

Heiner Grenzland, born in 1964, lives in Munich. Piano and composition studies in Cologne and New York. Various scholarships and awards. Numerous orchestra, stage and chamber music works as well as experimental and intermedia works. Heiner Grenzland is a member of the Ars Acustica Group of the EBU and, among other things, artistic consultant to the International Antonin Dvorak Society.

GRÖNING, Philip
German

Philip Gröning, born in Dusseldorf in 1959, has worked as a filmmaker since 1982. In all his films, he assumes responsibility – unique in Germany's film industry - for directing, script, editing and part of the camera work. His films have won many awards.

GUIONNET, Jean Luc
French

Jean Luc Guionnet, born in Lyon in 1966, is an artist, musician and composer.

HABER, Charbel
Lebanon

Charbel Haber, born in Beirut in 1978, lives there as a musician, composer and performance artist. He was a co-founder of the Lebanese post-rock group Scrambled Eggs in 1998. Since 2002, he has been co-organizer of the Lebanese improvisation festival Irtijal and a core member of the MILL (Musique Improvisee Libre au Liban) association. He founded the experimental music label "Those Kids must Choke" in 2004, and with Al Maslakh he launched the label "Johnny Kafta's Kids Menu" in 2010. Haber has performed with many of the international big names in improvised music, including Gene Coleman, Michael Zerang, Mats Gustafson and Eddie Prévost. In addition, he has written music for films, video art and performance theatre, also for the piece "Photo Romance" (2010) by Rabih Mroueh and Lina Saneh.

HALAC, José
Argentinian

José Halac is an Argentinian composer and lives in New York. He composes music for dance and theatre as well as multimedia shows. He has received numerous international awards, including first prize at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in 2000.

HAMM, Wolfgang
German

Wolfgang Hamm, born in 1944, studied composition, piano, violin, musicology and cultural studies, has worked as a jazz pianist and theatre musician. Since 1974, he has worked as a composer, author and music producer in Cologne. Numerous scores for film, theatre and radio plays. A productive tension between music and other media (film, radio, literature, theatre, multimedia) as well as non-European cultures characterise Wolfgang Hamm's musical work.

HANNES, Tom
Belgian

Tom Hannes, born in Antwerp in 1970, studied English literature and painting. Since 1993, author and director of theatre and radio plays.

HANUSHEVSKY, Janko
Austrian

Janko Hanushevsky, born in Linz in 1978, lives in Cologne. Electric bass player predominantly within the field of contemporary jazz and free improvisation. Since 2001 he has been intensively involved with "extended techniques", the exploration of alternative methods of sound production on the electric bass by mechanical means. He composes music for the theatre and radio plays and is a permanent member of numerous bands. He has worked with Eva Pöpplein in the Duo Merzouga since 2002.

HARTMAN, Hanna
Swedish

Hanna Hartman, born in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin. Studied dramatics and literature at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm, as well as Radio and Interactive Media at the DI and Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS in Stockholm.

Numerous awards, including Prix Europa (1998), Karl Sczuka Prize (2005), Prix Phonurgia Nova (2006), Swedish Music Publishers' Annual Award (2007) and Rosenbergpriset (2011).

HAUMANN Ludger
Germany

 

HEIM Stefanie
German

 

HEMINGWAY Ernest Miller
United States of America

1899-1966 is claimed to be one of the most famous and praised  writer and journalist of the 20th century in America.

HERBERT, Matthew
UK

Matthew Herbert (alias Radio Boy), born in Pembury/Kent, England in 1972, is a composer and producer of electronic club music.

HINMAN, Tim
English

Tim Hinman, born in London in 1968, film and sound engineer. Since 1997 works for radio, most recently in collaboration with the musicians Lars and Ole Tesch. He lives in Copenhagen. In 2009 he founded the online magazine "Third Ear".

HOFF, James
USA

James Hoff, born 1975 in Fort Wayne, is an artist and curator. He has run the independent publisher 'Primary information’ since 2006. Numerous exhibitions and LP releases. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

HÖFFERL Christoph
Germany

 

HOLDHUS, Lars TCF
Norway

Lars TCF Holdhus, was born in Norway in 1986. The conceptual artist and musician lives in Berlin. He publishes sound compositions which address codes and encryption under the artist’s name TCF.

HUBER, Rupert
Austrian

Rupert Huber, born in Baden / Austria in 1967, lives in Vienna. He is a composer, musician and media artist. He has received several awards, including in 1995 and 2002 at the Ars Electronica Festival.

ISHIDA, Daisuke
Japan

Daisuke Ishida is a Berlin based artist, working with sound and contemporary media. He is interested in the consequence of artistic praxis and theory in sound, space and perception. His multidisciplinary research interest encloses areas such as acoustics, architecture, auditory perception, computer music and other related fields.

ISHIGAMI, Kazuya
Japanese

Kazuya Ishigami, born in Osaka in 1972, is a composer, sound artist and sound engineer, who lives and works in Europe and Japan. Since 1997 he has worked intensively with "Noise Music" and is a member of the worldwide "Noise" movement. He became known through his performances for "Acte Kobe" in Marseille in 1999 and in Berne in 2000, as well as through his work with Johannes Sistermanns. Ishigami's compositions alternate between contemplative spirituality, personal emotionality and political sarcasm. What these pieces have in common is his radical aesthetic of sound and his feeling for suggestive sound pictures which are beyond all categories. Kazuya Ishigami has his own label "NEUS-318", which represents various artists.

IVANOVIC, Luka (alias Lukatoyboy)
Serbia

Luka Ivanovic (alias Lukatoyboy), was born in Belgrade in 1981. He initially worked there as a journalist and radio editor before he began to develop his own artistic projects.

Lukatoyboy’s main sound/music activities include performing electroacoustic
improvised music (based on realtime sampling of various objects, toys, voices and field recordings) using feedback, analogue synthesizers, electromagnetic coils, radio transmitters, walkie talkies and additional small surprises.
On the other side of the groove, he is producing nanotechno and free IDM on a Game Boy.
He has performed and/or taught workshops at various relevant Serbian music festivals and specific events,
but also in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Austria, Turkey, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia,
Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Slovenia, Romania, Sweden, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo,
Portugal.
He has performed and/or recorded with Peter Evans, Sainkho Namtchylak, Svetlana Spajic, Mia Zabelka,
Milana Zaric, Eric Thielemans, Jonas Kocher, Laurent Bruttin, JeanYves
Evrard, Martin Brandlmayr, Johannes Frisch, Georg Wissel, Erhard Hirt, Rinus van Alebeek, Wo0, Branko Dzinovic, Blank Disc, Balazs Pandi, Irena Tomazin and more.
Gives workshops of various kinds of sound and electronic music approaches.to kids.
Since 2010, coordinates Blind Tapes, a participatory and chance dedicated tape label.
Has an award for sound design for the theatre play Bartleby (Mini Teater, Slovenia).
In 2013 he was commisioned by CTM Festival and Deutchlandradiokultur with the project Walk That Sound.
Coruns the artistinresidence/festival retreat MultiMadeira.

JIRGL, Reinhard
Germany

Reinhard Jirgl, born in Berlin in 1953, is a writer. He was awarded the Büchner Prize in 2010 and is a member of P.E.N.

JOHANSSON, Sven Åke
Swedish

Sven-Åke Johansson (vocals, percussion), was born in Mariestad (Sweden) in 1943 and has lived in Berlin since 1968. Composer and musician, poet and artist, author and initiator of various musical productions.

JOHNSON, Bernadette
Swiss

Bernadette Johnson was born in St. Gallen in 1955 and today she lives and works in Basel. Since 1980 autodidact, she produces soundworks for Radio and other acoustical spaces. Bernadette Johnson was awarded the Karl Sczuka Promotion Prize 2007 for the piece: "3 acoustical poems" and also received further awards such as the Prix Phonurgia Nova.

JOVANOVIC, Arsenije
Serbian

Arsenije Jovanovič was born in Belgrade in 1932 and has worked since the 1960s as a composer, photographer, writer, audio artist and director in theatre, radio and TV. His audio art pieces have won numerous awards at radio festivals, including the Prix Italia, Premio ondas (Spain), Acustica international (WDR), Grand Prix (Rust), Bienalderadio (Mexico City). In addition, some of his works were selected for film soundtracks, including films by Terrence Malick.

JOVANOVIC, Ilinka Colic
Serbian

Ilinka Colic Jovanovic is an art historian and writer from Belgrade. Organisation of and participation in many radio projects. Co-founder of the Adriatic Sound Factory with Arsenije Jovanovič.

JOVÉ, Rafael
German

 

KAHRE, Andreas
Canadian

Andreas Kahre from Vancouver is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and designer. He works for dance theatre and music ensembles across Canada.

KALISZ Richard
Swiss

 

katrinem
German

katrinem was born in Augsburg in 1969 and lives and works in Berlin (studio) and Linz.
She studied violin/viola at the Musikhochschule Köln (Cologne University of Music) and at the Kärtner Landeskonservatorium (Carinthian State Conservatorium). Until 1998 she was a member of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra. Her interest in various forms of contemporary music and performance art was already strong during her studies. She has worked on numerous performances (predominantly cross-disciplinary) in different constellations with ensembles and artists. She worked in the field of cultural management from 1998 to 2005, among other things as a producer of the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria. Recently she completed a Master's degree in composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. Since 2004, under the theme 'go your gait!', a series of projects have come into being which occupy themselves with the impressions of our patterns of walking in public.
In addition to her own works, cooperation with Bruce Odland, Sam Auinger (since 2007) and Penelope Wehrli (since 2008).

KEMPKER Anatol
 

 

KHLEBNIKOV, Velimir
Russian

Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922), experimental Russian poet and playwright, co-signatory of the Manifesto of Futurism.

KIRKEGAARD, Jacob
Danish

Jacob Kirkegaard, born in Denmark in 1975, works with the scientific and aesthetic aspects of resonance, time and hearing. His installations, compositions and performances make use of acoustic spaces and phenomena at the edge of perceptibility. Numerous exhibitions, CD releases and lectures.

KLEIN, Georg
German

Georg Klein was born in Öhringen in 1964 and lives as a composer and sound artist in Berlin. He has won several prizes including the 1999 Gustav Mahler Composition Prize and the 2002 German Sound Art Award.

KLING, Thomas
German

Thomas Kling was a German writer who was born in Bingen in 1957 and died in Dormagen in 2005. He lived in Dusseldorf, Cologne, Vienna and Finland. Numerous scholarships and awards for his collections of poetry, which made him one of the important younger poets in Germany.

KOHLSCHMIDT, Kai-Uwe
 

 

KOLBER, David
Canadian

David Kolber, born in Vancouver (Canada) in 1965, is a writer, author of radio plays and sound artist.

KOLLER, Károly
German-Hungarian

Károly Koller, born in Transylvania in 1968, is a German-Hungarian writer, translator and filmmaker. He has been researching unknown caves since 1998. His book of poems "Nachtkarst" (Night Karst) published in 2000 addresses the experiences gathered during these expeditions.

KÖNER, Thomas
German

Thomas Köner, born in 1965, is a media and sound artist. He has received numerous awards, including the "New Media Prize 2000" (Montreal), "NORMAN Prize 2004" (Stuttgart), German Sound Art Award 2004 (WDR), "Goldene Nica" at Ars Electronica 2004, Transmediale.05 Award, International Media Art Festival, Berlin 2005 and was artist in residence at the Villa Aurora, Los Angeles in 2006.

KORABIEWSKI, Konrad
Dutch

Born 1978 – self-taught audiovisual artist and performer

Konrad Korabiewski is originally from Poland but has living in Denmark since 1991.

Not only is he crossing borders nationally, in his music as well he is joggling with, and mixing elements from electro-acustic composition-music with soundinstallation and experiments with classical instruments and other soundmakers, resulting in international collaborations with other artists and pieces of work ranging from audiovisual opera variations to experimantal multimedia projects, concerts and installations.

KORN, Christoph
German

Christoph Korn, born in 1965, is a musician, composer, co-curator of the "pol" Festival of New Music, and lecturer in Aesthetics and Improvisation at the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt. Prizes: 2005 honourably mentioned at the international radiophonic sound art competition Phonurgia Nova (Arles/France) for the audio work "Volkslied" (Folk song) 2008 Phonurgia Nova Award in the Intermedia category for "series invisible" with Lasse-Marc Riek 2009 Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention (Digital Musics) for the intermedia work "Waldstueck" (Section of a forest)

KORZIN, Michail
 

 

KÖTTER, Daniel
Germany

Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl have been working together on different artistic formats such as experimental film, installations, performances and exhibitions since 2008. Their focus however is on full-length musical drama works using multi-channel videos.
In all of their works, Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl have adopted an approach in which they stage and show images and sounds as interrelated and inseparable aspects of specific moments. Actions once considered profane or everyday often play a large role, with their artistic potential being tapped and transferred into formal contexts. In this way, non-artistic activities such as sawing wood, showering, soldering, moving furniture or cooking are construed as repeatable gestures, composable sounds and complex stage events; the casual – in particular as a result of the clear formal structures and shapes which the pieces take on – becomes concise material, which is at the same time always the making of music, being active and producing images, without losing its original purpose; skilled manual work on stage becomes an artistic act not through stylisation but through framing, there is no "as if".
Daniel Kötter's and Hannes Seidl's joint works have been exhibited in major international festivals (e.g. at the Biennale di Venezia, Musicadhoy Madrid, Zukunftsmusik Stuttgart, Ultima Festival Oslo, Warsaw Autumn and others.

Hannes Seidl was born in Bremen in 1977 and lives in Frankfurt as a composer of new music.

Daniel Kötter was born in Bergisch Gladbach in 1975 and lives in Berlin. He is a video artist and director.    

KREBS, Joachim
German

Joachim Krebs, *1952, ☨2013, was a composer and artist of sound art and media art. He lived and worked at Karlsruhe (Germany). He created electro-acoustic sound compositions for mulimedia performances, concertante and installative art works since the 1980s. His successes as a composer and sound space artist include the award of the Beethoven Prize and the fellowship at the Villa Massimo in Rome. At the end of the 1990s, he developed the procedure of sound microscopy, the so-called "EndoMicroSonoScopy". The process permits a virtual investigation of the interior molecular structure of sounds and noises, allowing the previously inaudible to be heard. From 1998 to 2013 Joachim Krebs and media artist Sabine Schäfer together formed the artist-couple <SA/JO>

Artist websites: www.joachimkrebs.de / www.sajo-art.de

Wikipedia: Joachim Krebs  

KROUCHI Floy
Française
KUBIN, Felix
German

Felix Kubin, born 1969, graduate psychotronician. Experimental musician and radio artist. Composes futurstic chamber music and performs live throughout the whole of Europe. He explores the effects of noise phenomena, specializing in Dadatronic and Sci-Fi Pop for his own label "Gagarin Records".

KUCHARCZYK, Wojtek
Polish

Wojtek Kucharczyk, born in Poland in 1969, is an all-round artist who is in the vanguard of Polish Electronic Pop with his record label "mik.musik".

KYON
German

Kyon, born in 1953, works as a writer, performance artist and painter.

LA CASA, Eric
French

Eric La Casa, born in 1968, lives and works in Paris. 1991 first works in the field of 'musique concrète'. His main interest is in soundscapes and sound sculptures. He works regularly for France Culture and has been repeatedly distinguished, among other awards he received first prize at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges in 2002.

LA COSA PREZIOSA
Italian

La Cosa Preziosa (Susanna Caprara) is a sound artist originally from the south of Italy and based in Dublin, Ireland. Her commitment is to produce original work in the form of aural dreamscapes, soundscapes and experimental organic tracks by exploring the intersection between the realism of field recording and the possibilities of dramatic staging.

LABELLE, Brandon
American

Brandon LaBelle, born in the USA in 1969, is a radio artist and media scientist. Sound installations. Numerous publications on sound art and radio theory. Lives in Berlin and Bergen (Norway), where he is a professor in New Media at the National Academy of the Arts.

LAND, Ulrich
German

Ulrich Land, born in 1956, has been a freelance writer since 1987. He writes poetry and prose and is the author of more than 70 radio plays and features. He lives in Cologne.

LANGGUTH, Svann
French

Svann Langguth, born in Talence in 1966, has been working with electro-acoustic and synthetic sound manipulation since 1985. Various individual works and collaborations.

LEICHTMANN, Hanno
Germany

Hanno Leichtman, born in 1970, came to Berlin in the early 90's as a drummer of improvised music, and founded the so-called "EchtzeitMusikSzene" (“RealTimeMusicScene”) with other musicians. In the late 90's he turned to electronic music, released a number of recordings under the pseudonym STATIC and toured Europe, Japan, North and South America.

With Lars Rudolph, he wrote the music for the dance performance and film “Allee der Kosmonauten” by Sasha Waltz & Guests, composed the soundtrack for Christoph Schlingensief's never completed film "African Twintowers", as well as music for radio plays under the direction of Leonard Koppelmann for WDR and NDR.

In recent years, he has presented four works based on (sound) archives, two long-players and two sound installations: Unfinished Portrait of ROEDELIUS Today, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin and PRIMITIVA in the Osthaus Museum Hagen.

Since 2008, he has been active in Denseland (with Hannes Strobl and David Moss), as well as in Groupshow (with Jan Jelinek and Andrew Pekler). His most recent releases include "Minimal Studies" 2013 and "Unfinished Portrait of Youth Today" 2015.

Leichtmann also works as a curator of cross-genre festivals and music series:

MY FAVORITE THING - Festival for drums and electronics
LETRA / TONE - Festival for graphics and music
MINIMAL STUDIES - Festival for contemporary Minimal Music
GRAND JETÉ - a series of events for interdisciplinary electronic music

Hanno Leichtmann lives and works in Berlin.

LENGERER, Achim
German

 

LENTZ, Michael
Germany

Michael Lentz, born in Düren in 1964, is a writer, sound poet, literary scholar and musician. Since 2006 he has been a Professor of literary writing at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig.

LETORT, Bruno
French

Bruno Letort, born in 1963 in Vichy, is a composer, guitarist and producer. He created the record label 'Signature' and the music programme 'Tapage Nocturne' for Radio France.

LEWIS, George
American

The trombonist and composer George Lewis (San Diego/USA) is one of the most innovative personalities in improvised music.

LIMELOH, Thoma
German

 

LINDSAY, Arto
American

Arto Lindsay, American guitarist, singer, producer and composer, founder of the No Wave band DNA and a former member of the Lounge Lizards, kindles infernal noise on his instrument, yet countering his often violent and noisy playing with his very soft voice. He sings in English and Portuguese, his second homeland of Brazil always finding musical reverberation in his compositions. The list of his collaborations is incredibly long, ranging from Animal Collective right up to the Einstürzende Neubauten.

LOPEZ, Francisco
Spanish

Francisco López, born in Madrid in 1964, is an international award-winning sound artist and biologist. He has released more than 200 productions of transformed sound recordings. He won the 2010 Qwartz Award for the best Sound Anthology and has been honourably mentioned at the Ars Electronica Festival three times.

LOPEZ, Pedro
Spanish

The Spanish composer and multimedia artist Pedro López programmes sound environments for installations and radio projects.

LOSSON Nicolas
French

 

LUNCKE, Stella und SCHÄFERS, Josef Maria
German

Stella Luncke and Josef Maria Schäfers live and work together in Berlin. Several radio features and radio plays for ARD institutions have come into being since 2000. In their work they have a particular interest in the mixture of fiction and reality.

MAHÉ, Alain
French

Alain Mahé, born in 1958, is a French saxophonist and composer, plays improvised music and composes for theatre and dance, multimedia projects and radio art projects.

MALESEVIC, Stefan
Serbian

 

MALLIA, John
Americain

The American composer John Mallia was born in Stamford in 1968. His focus is on electro-acoustic music.
Barry Truax is a Canadian composer of electro-acoustic music. He was a prizewinner at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges in 1991

MARTIN, Christoph
Austrian

Christoph Martin, born in Graz/Austria in 1952, studied German and Linguistics. Radio play writer and director, in addition to composing and audio-art performances.

MATALONI, José
Argentinian

José Eduardo Mataloni, born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1965, is a sound artist and composer of electro-acoustic music. He also composes for dance, theatre, performances and sound installations. He has lived in Germany, is now in Spain.

MAUERMANN, Karl Heinz
German

Karl-Heinz Mauermann, born in 1958, works in the border areas between visual art, music and literature.
Karl-Heinz Mauermann und Frank Niehusmann have appeared live as the duo "khmfn" with video-sound performances for some years now.

MAY Mara
Germany

 

MEADOWCROFT, Thomas
Australia

Thomas Meadowcroft, born in Canberra Australia in 1972, is a musician and composer. He undertook studies in music in the USA before moving to Berlin where he has lived since 1998. He works in a variety of music scenes and contexts, including music theatre, contemporary classical music and the Berlin free-improvisation scene.

MENZEL, Wolfgang Peter
Swedish

Wolfgang Peter Menzel, born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, emigrated to Sweden in 1974, where he works as a visual and sound artist

MEYLAN Yves
Swiss

 

MILLER, Philip
English

Philip Miller, born in 1964 in London, composes concert, pop and film music. He is influenced by the music of South Africa.

MILLIKEN, Cathy
Australian

Cathy Milliken, born in Australia, is a musician and composer, and founding member of the "Ensemble Modern", where she has worked with Heiner Goebbels, Peter Eötvös, Frank Zappa, György Ligeti, George Benjamin and Karlheinz Stockhausen among others. She composes for theatre and opera. Since 1990, sound pieces and radio compositions. She was awarded the Prix Marulic for her radio play in 2003, and in 1999 she received the Prix Italia jointly with Hermann Kretzschmar and Dietmar Wiesner.

MILLIS, Robert
USA

Robert Millis was born in New York in 1966. He lives and works as a musician, sound artist and filmmaker in Seattle. Millis is a founding member of the "Climax Golden Twins" experimental music duo. He devotes particular attention to collecting shellac records, which he uses in sound installations and compositions. In 2012 and 2013 he carried out research on Indian music and sound art in India as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar.

MINARD, Robin
Canadian

Robin Minard was born in Montreal in 1953. He studied music composition and electroacoustic music in Canada and Paris. Since the early 1980’s his work has focused in the area of electroacoustic composition and sound installation art. From 1992-1996 he was lecturer on sound installation at the Electronic Studio of the TU Berlin. Since 1997 he has been professor for electroacoustic composition and sound design at the Liszt School of Music and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where he is also director of the Studios for Electroacoustic Music (SeaM Weimar). He has been artist-in-residence of the DAAD Berlin Artists Programme; the Canada Council Studio (Paris); the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada); Künstlerhof Schreyahn and Schloss Wiepersdorf (Germany); the Institut für Elektronische Musik, Graz (Austria); the Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven (Holland); the Villa Serpentara, Olevano Romano (Italy); the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh (USA) and IRCAM / Centre Pompidou (Paris). His works have been presented in festivals, museums and public spaces worldwide.

MOEN, Ola Eseth
Norwegian

Ola Eseth Moen, born in Oslo in 1970, ia a violinist and composer of electro-acoustic music for stage and concert.

MOHR, Marcus
German

Marcus Mohr, born in Giessen in 1964, studied English in Konstanz and Bristol and has worked in broadcasting in Berlin since 1997.

MORGENROTH, Inge
German

Ingeborg Morgenroth, literary scholar and saxophonist, lives in Berlin. From 1993 compositions of electro-acoustic music. Guest in the electronic studio of the Technical University of Berlin. Saxophonist and performer from 1995 to 2000 in the "Zwischentöne" (Nuances) Ensemble for New Music Berlin.

MORROW, Charlie
USA

Charlie Morrow was born in 1942, and is a composer, media artist and developer of the MorrowSound surround sound system.

MORTLEY, Kaye
Australian

Kaye Mortley, born in Australia in 1943, lives in France and is an independent radio producer. Her sophisticated sound features have won many awards, for example Prix Futura  (1979, 1983, 1985, 1991) Prix Europa (1998, 2001) and Prix Italia (2005). She is running a lot of radio documentary workshops in France and abroad - notably at the "université de la radio d'Arles".

MÜLLER Ludwig
Germany

 

MÜLLER, Ulrich
German

The combination of electronic and acoustic instruments, and composition and improvisation is characteristic for the Munich-based outfit 48nord (Ulrich Müller, Siegfried Rössert), whereby the use of new technologies plays a decisive role. For their work, Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert received a scholarship for Music and New Media, and a scholarship for Music in public places (both awarded by the City of Munich).

NALEPPA, Götz
German

Götz Naleppa, born in 1943, director, media artist, translator and author, was sound art editor at Deutschlandradio Kultur until December 2008. Responsible for well over 100 radio drama productions, works for theatre and opera. Own sound art work since 1983. Numerous awards for radio drama productions (Prix Europa, Prix Marulic, "Gold Award" at the New York Festival 2008, Prix Italia 2009, etc.).

NAMTCHYLAK, Sainkho
Russian

Born in Tuva in 1957, Sainkho Namtchylak has been studying Siberian ritual music styles since her childhood. She has worked with musicians such as Peter Kowald, Werner Lüdi, Shelley Hirsch and Jan Garbarek.

NEGATIVLAND
American

The American artists' collective Negativland originated in 1980. In conjunction with their own material, they use quotations from mass culture thus creating works of art, books, recordings, CDs, films and live performances that change the original messages of the rearranged materials. They refer to this working method as "cultural jamming" (a term they coined themselves) or "cultural archaeology".

NETTER Maximilian
Germany

 

NEVEU, Chantal
 

Chantal Neveu, born in 1964, writer and essayist. Radio plays and texts for films, performances and sound installations

NIEHUSMANN, Frank
German

Frank Niehusmann, born in 1960, is an author and composer for theatre and film, video and sound installations, concerts and CD productions. He worked as a radio and television author before he became known internationally as a composer of electronic music and a live performer on open reel analogue tape machines. Winner of numerous awards, including 2002 at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges for "Untertagemusik Nr. 1" (Underground music No. 1). "Maschinen - ein Hörspiel" (Machines - a radio play) which he produced with Karl-Heinz Mauermann won the 2006 Phonurgia Nova competition.

NIKOLAEV, Dmitrij
Russian

Dmitry Nikolaev, born in 1960, is a Russian director and audio art artist, since 1994 a member of the Ars Acustica Group of the EBU. He has received numerous international awards.

NIKOLAIEV Dimitriy
Russian

 

NIKPRELEVIC, Natascha
 

 

NILSEN, Benny
Swedish

Benny Nilsen, born in Sweden in 1975, performs as a musician in collaboration with Chris Watson, Stilluppsteypa, Fennesz and Hildur Gudnadottir among others. His play "Storm" received a special commendation at the Ars Electronica Festival in 2007.

NOISEAU, Etienne
French

 

ODLAND, Bruce
American

Bruce Odland is a composer, and sound artist. He is known for his large scale, public space sound installations which transform city noise into harmony, real- time. Honorable Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2012 together wirth Sam Auginger (O+A) for "Sonic Vista".

ÖZGÖNENC, Tamer Fahri
German

 

PACI DALO, Roberto
Italian

The lyricist, actress and composer Isabella Bordoni and the artist Roberto Paci Dalo founded the "Giardini Pensili" media theatre group in 1985,and are well-known in the radio landscape for their live radio plays.

PALMER, John
English

John Palmer, born in 1959, lives in Stuttgart and London. In the seventies John Palmer was very active as a pianist in the field of improvisation and experimental music. Since 1980 he has composed many works for orchestra and various chamber music ensembles, as well as instrumental, choral and electro-acoustic music. Performances and concert activities as a composer, pianist, sound projectionist and conductor have taken him to Europe, America and Asia.

PASCOAL, Hermeto
Brazilian

Hermeto Pascoal, born in Lagoa de Canoa (Brazil) in 1936, is one of the most popular and most avant-garde composers, multi instrumentalists and sound artists in Brazil.

PATTERSON, Ben
USA

Ben Patterson, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1934, is an artist, musician and co-founder of the New York Fluxus movement. He has lived in Wiesbaden since the beginning of the 1990s.

PERRET, Nicolas / PLONER, Silvia

Nicolas Perret, born 1978 in Nizza, and Silvia Ploner, born 1982 in Innichen/San Candido/Italy – Islands Songs – work since 2011 with recording technologies to sound out mysterious acoustic environments, remote territories and unknown phenomena.

PERRY Nina
English

 

PETER Sebastian
German

 

PETERS, Norbert Walter
German

Norbert Walter Peters, born in Aachen in 1954, is a composer who creates sound installations and radio compositions.

PHIZMIZ, Ergo
British

Ergo Phizmiz, born in 1980 in northern England, is a composer, author, multi-instrumentalist , collagist and filmmaker. With 'The Faust Cycle', he has produced one of the longest albums in recent pop history.

PIETRUSZEWSKI, Marcin
Poland

Marcin Pietruszewski is a composer and performer. He focuses on computer music, algorithmic composition, new music and laptop improvisations. He is currently undertaking doctoral studies in "Creative Music Practice" under the supervision of Florian Hecker and Michael Edwards at the University of Edinburgh.

PINTER, Gyula
Hungarian

Gyula Pintér, born in 1954, is a composer with a focus on electro-acoustic music.

POGATSCHAR, Helga
German

Helga Pogatschar, born in 1966, is a conceptual artist and composer of film and theatre music, as well as of electro-acoustic music. She lives in Munich. She has carried out numerous multimedia music theatre projects.

PONOMAREV, Alexander
Russian

Alexander Ponomarev was born in Dniepropetrovsk, USSR in 1957. The Russian artist lives and works in Moscow and France.

PÖPPLEIN, Eva
German

Eva Pöpplein, born in Munich in 1978, lives in Cologne. She works as a computer musician and sound engineer: freely improvised concerts and composition of electro-acoustic music for intermedia productions in the fields of opera, theatre and radio/radio plays, as well as radiophonic sound art. Since the end of 2006, she has also worked as a sound engineer for Deutschlandfunk in the areas of music production/live broadcasts/artistic features and radio plays.

PROTON SONIC ART GROUP
Finnish

The ProTon Sonic Art Group was founded in Finland in 1987. The art historian Agnieszka Waligórska and her husband Pekka Sirén, lecturer in sound art, research and teach in the field of radio art. The sound engineer Mikko Laasko experiments with new sound effects. Ilkka Toiviainen has worked as a director throughout Europe since 1973. The group has received numerous awards.

RAIMONDO, Anna
Italy

Anna Raimondo was born in 1981 in Naples, Italy. She completed the MA Sound Arts at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) with distinction in 2012. Since then, she has participated in several international exhibitions and festivals including the festival “Espace (Im)Media” in Sporobole Art Center in Shorebrooke (CA), the collective sound exhibition “Dirty Ear” organized by Brandon LaBelle at “Errant Bodies” during “Transmediale” in 2013 (Berlin) as well as “Paraphrasing Babel “ in Maastricht, at “Nouzah Fenia – Festival de Casablanca” curated by Geraldine Paoli in 2012, etc. Her radiophonic works have been broadcast internationally (Kunst Radio in Vienna, Deuthschlandkultur in Berlin, Resonance fm in London, Arte Radio, Mobile Radio Bsp, Radio Grenouille and many others).
Her curatorial projects are mainly focused on sound and radio art and have been presented in different venues, including the “V&A Museum” (London) and “Le Cube- Independent Art Room” (Rabat). She is co-editor with the artist Younes Baba-Ali on the radio and sound art’s platform Saout Radio, based in Morocco. She also initiated Echoes with Amélie Agut, an itinerant pedagogic and artistic project about radio art and sonic memories.

RAPPARD von, Moritz
German

Moritz von Rappard, born in 1965, works as a curator and dramaturg. Co-curator of 'radio tesla'. A number of events series since 2002 about radio in the FRG and the GDR.

RECHENZENTRUM
German

Since 1997, Rechenzentrum (Marc Weiser, music / Lillevan, video), has been working at the intersection of art and pop, between sound and imagery, and sees itself as a multi-art project: Music and audio signals are generated, manipulated live, abstracted and put together to form a dynamic "visual concert". Rechenzentrum performs around the globe with artists of various genres.

REYES, Jorge
Mexican

Jorge Reyes (1952—2009) was a Mexican musician and composer, specialising in pre-Hispanic instruments from various Mexican cultures. He was the member of several music groups as well as a solo performer. His work also includes soundscapes and film scores. He incorporated elements of indigenous Mexican culture into electronic music.

REZZA, Sol
Argentina

Sol Rezza (1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a sound designer and radio producer specialized in radio art, recording, field recording, sound design for media, post-production and audio mixing.

Since early in her life she developed a deep interest in radio and media, which led her to have formal studies in the field of communication and audio. She has been a notable advocate of radio art and radio experimentation in the radio scene in Latin America.

Through different techniques of recording and manipulating sounds she specializes in creating sound environments, electroacoustic compositions, soundtracks, sound effects, experimental radio, sound design for multimedia platforms and sound design for theater and installations.

Her compositions are based on the transformation of field recordings and composition using virtual instruments, indigenous instruments, experimentation with voices and foley.

Her artworks are characterized by the experimentation with microphones manipulation, sound modified objects, field recordings and audio editing using layers of sound. By those means she achieves a wide variety of textures in each of her compositions. Narrative and the constant play with the symbols of the language is a fundamental point throughout her work.

RIEK, Lasse-Marc
German

Lasse-Marc Riek, born in 1975 in Bad Segeberg, works as a sound artist in the field of acoustic ecology, bioacoustics and public recording. Riek is a founder member of the audio publishing company Gruenrekorder.

RIESSLER, Michael
German

Michael Riessler, born in Ulm in 1957, lives and works in Munich. He is a composer and one of the most important German jazz musicians (clarinet and saxophone). He has worked with world-renowned composers (John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich, Morton Feldman and others) and musicians and also composes for radio plays and films. He has received numerous awards.

RINGOOT Sonia
Belgian

 

RITSCHEL Thomas
German

Thomas Ritschel, born in Jena in 1967, is an artist and adult educator.

RITZENHOFF, Jörg
German

Jörg Ritzenhoff, born in 1961, lives in Cologne. He works as a composer, singer and multi-media artist.

RÖHRER, Wolfgang
German

Wolfgang Roehr, born in Freiburg in 1942, has lived in Berlin since 1965. He studied philosophy and media studies. A writer of radio plays, he has been making his own independent productions since 1980.

RONCHETTI, Lucia
Italia

Lucia Ronchetti, born in Rome in 1963, is a composer of electro-acoustic music, and was the recipient of a DAAD scholarship in Berlin in 2005. Her works range from orchestral works to chamber music with live electronics to vocal music and has won numerous awards.

ROSS ADAMS, Franco
English
RÖSSERT, Siegfried
German

The combination of electronic and acoustic instruments, and composition and improvisation is characteristic for the Munich-based outfit 48nord (Ulrich Müller, Siegfried Rössert), whereby the use of new technologies plays a decisive role. For their work, Ulrich Müller and Siegfried Rössert received a scholarship for Music and New Media, and a scholarship for Music in public places (both awarded by the City of Munich).

ROTH, Dieter
Switzerland

Dieter Roth (1931-1998) was a Swiss action and object artist and an important representative of concrete poetry.

ROUX Sébastien
French

 

SADR HAGHIGHIAN, Natascha
German

 

SADR HAGHIGHIAN, Natascha
Germany

Natascha Sadr Haghighian, born in Tehran in 1967, is a German installation artist. Numerous exhibitions including at the Documenta 13.

SAHACIC Haris
of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

SANI, Nicola
Italian

Nicola Sani, was born in Ferrara in 1961, is a composer, director of opera and dance theatre projects, as well as a music editor and author. He lives in Rome.
In many of his pieces he combines electronic and traditional instruments. He has collaborated with Michelangelo Antonioni, Nam June Paik, and Fabrizio Plessi. He was awraded the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in 1990 for his video film Footprint (with Mario Sasso).

SARY, Lászlo
Hungarian

Lászlo Sáry, born in 1940, is a Hungarian composer, pianist and music teacher. Her is a co-founder of the New Music Studio Budapest, and a representative of minimal music. Sáry developed the Sáry method in the mid-1970s, which he called "Creative Music Activities". The method is designed to sensitize students to their acoustic and musical environment and attempts to convey the concepts of New Music in an intuitively accessible way. Sáry has composed more than eighty works, including three chamber operas. He received the Kassák Prize in 1979, the Erkel Prize in 1986 and the Bartók Pásztory Prize in 1993 for his compositions.

SCELLIER Jean-Philippe
French

 

SCHÄFER, Sabine
German

Sabine Schäfer, born in 1957, works as a composer in Karlsruhe, and has developed computer-controlled sound installations and multimedia spatial scenarios. Since 1998, productions by the artist-couple . One of her main fields of activity is the spatial-sound-microscopics of natural sounds and animal noises ("EndoSonoMicroscopics"); since 2007 development of so-called "AUDIO-BIOSPHEREs". Since 2004 Member of the board of the German Society for Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM).

SCHAFFNER, Gabi
German

Gabi Schaffner (aka raw audio), born in 1965, lives and works between Frankfurt and Berlin, Helsinki and Lobo, Texas. She works as a writer, photographer and audio artist. Studies of German and American literature as well as Ethnography and Visual Communication.

SCHEFFNER, Philip
German

Philip Scheffner, born in 1968, has lived and worked in Berlin as a filmmaker, video and sound artist since 1986. From 1991-99 he was a member of the Berlin authors' group and production company "dogfilm". In 2001 he founded the media platform and production company "pong" with Merle Kröger.

SCHIMANSKI, Patrick
Germany

Patrick Schimanski (composition, percussion and voice) joined 48nord in 2013. With him, 48nord performed concerts and radio drama productions.

SCHMICKLER, Marcus
Germany

Marcus Schmickler, alias Pluramon, was born in Cologne in 1968. He lives and works in Cologne and Berlin as a composer, musician and producer. Schmickler studied musicology in Cologne and was co-initiator of the A-Musik record store in 1995, as well as the DJ collective Brüsseler-Platz-10a-Musik with Georg Odijk and Jan St. Werner. He has composed numerous works for electronic sound generators, as well as for choirs, chamber ensembles and orchestras. In 2009, by order of the International Year of Astronomy and the German Music Council, he created "Bonner Durchmusterung", electronic music with projections on the basis of astrophysical data. He has received awards and scholarships, among others from the Ars Electronica, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and he has curated festival programmes in the Berlin Academy of the Arts and the ZKM in Karlsruhe. Schmickler taught at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College in New York and at the California Institute of the Arts.

SCHMIDT Maria Antonia
German

 

SCHÖN Christopher
 

 

SCHUERMANS Magali
Belge
SCHULZE, Phillip
German

Phillip Schulze, born in 1979, lives and works as a composer and media artist in Düsseldorf.

SCHWARZ Anjo
 

 

SEIDL, Hannes
Germany

Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl have been working together on different artistic formats such as experimental film, installations, performances and exhibitions since 2008. Their focus however is on full-length musical drama works using multi-channel videos.
In all of their works, Daniel Kötter and Hannes Seidl have adopted an approach in which they stage and show images and sounds as interrelated and inseparable aspects of specific moments. Actions once considered profane or everyday often play a large role, with their artistic potential being tapped and transferred into formal contexts. In this way, non-artistic activities such as sawing wood, showering, soldering, moving furniture or cooking are construed as repeatable gestures, composable sounds and complex stage events; the casual – in particular as a result of the clear formal structures and shapes which the pieces take on – becomes concise material, which is at the same time always the making of music, being active and producing images, without losing its original purpose; skilled manual work on stage becomes an artistic act not through stylisation but through framing, there is no "as if".
Daniel Kötter's and Hannes Seidl's joint works have been exhibited in major international festivals (e.g. at the Biennale di Venezia, Musicadhoy Madrid, Zukunftsmusik Stuttgart, Ultima Festival Oslo, Warsaw Autumn and others.

Hannes Seidl was born in Bremen in 1977 and lives in Frankfurt as a composer of new music.

Daniel Kötter was born in Bergisch Gladbach in 1975 and lives in Berlin. He is a video artist and director.    

SEIZEW, Jürgen
German

Jürgen Seizew, born in 1967, has played from pop to experimental music in various bands. A trained bookbinder, he studied electronic media at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Since 1994 he has dedicated himself to sound art.

SETZEPFAND Bärbel
Germany

 

SIEBER, Jan
German

Jan Sieber, born in 1975, is employed in the Department of Interface Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

SIKORA, Elzbieta
Polish

The composer Elżbieta Sikora, born in Lvov, Poland, is one of the best-known composers of electro-acoustic music at the international level. Originally a pianist, she became a sound engineer and subsequently studied electro-acoustic music with Pierre Schaeffer and François Bayle in Paris. She has created more than 30 works, including two operas, three ballets, several symphonic works, chamber music and electro-acoustic pieces. She has lived and worked in Paris since 1981.

SINGER, Nathalie
German

Nathalie Singer, born in 1969, studied musicology, communication sciences and psychology in Berlin and Paris. She additionally completed courses in composition for electro-acoustic music at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris and with Beatriz Ferreyra.
Since 1995 she has worked as a radio drama and feature writer, composer, director and producer for radio, has composed music for radio plays, stage and film and has published on the subject of electro-acoustic music and sound art.
Alongside her freelance work, she also worked from 2002 to 2007 as an editor for Deutschlandradio Kultur: Radio Drama Workshop/Sound Art (2002), Radio Drama/Free Play (2003), Project Management Wurfsendung programmes (2004-2007). She received the 2005 RadioJournal broadcast prize for developing the new mini-radio play format "Wurfsendung". At the end of 2006 she was appointed Professor for Experimental Radio at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

SISTERMANN, Johannes S.
German

Johannes S. Sistermanns, born in 1955, is an internationally renowned composer, installation and performance artist, and lives near Cologne. Numerous awards, including the SWR Karl Sczuka Prize in 1997 and the WDR German Sound Art Award in 2008. From 1997 to 2010, he was vice-president of the DEGEM, German Society for Electroacoustic Music.

SOBRALASOLAS!
Various

On the initiative of Jérôme Joy, "Sobralasolas!" is a network collaboration of sound artists that began in 2007. Together they are developing a series of episodes from improvised scripts and musical scores. The project combines networks, live performances, studio work and field recordings.

SOFAR Söhnke
SOFTDAY
Irish

Since 1999 Softday, the art-science collaboration of artist Sean Taylor and computer scientist Mikael Fernström, have engaged with issues relating to natural cycles in time, climate change and its global effects.

Both artists are interested in exploring the cracks between various media and creative genres such as expanded theatre, sound art, socially engaged practice, sculpture, music, dance and the application of new technologies.

SORRENTO, Aureliana
Italia

Aureliana Sorrento, born in Calabria in 1971, is a journalist and radio producer.

Soundwalk Collective
France / USA / Italy

The Soundwalk Collective was created in 2000 and comprises Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli and Kamran Sadeghi.

SPASSOV, Bojidar
Bulgarian

The violinist and composer Bojidar Spassov, born in Sofia in 1949, has lived in Germany since 1990. He lectures at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. His compositions have been performed throughout Europe. He is the prizewinner of composition competitions in Fribourg, Switzerland (1987), and "Valentino Buchi" in Rome (1988).

SPECHT, Dirk
German

Dirk Specht, born in Aachen in 1968, is a composer and sound and media artist. Has been a part of the electronic ensemble "Nook" with Gerriet K. Sharma since October 2004.

SPELTEN Claudius
Germany

 

SPELTEN Claudius
Germany

 

SPITZER Reimund Maria
 

 

STAPLETON Russel
Australian

 

STECKEL, Ronald
German

Ronald Steckel, was born on the isle of Sylt in 1945, and has lived as a freelance writer and radio playwright in Berlin since 1969. He has published several books and numerous radio features and audio works.

STRAEBEL, Volker
German

Volker Straebel, born in 1969, is a musicologist and lives in Berlin as a freelance writer, curator and composer (he has composed realisations of indeterminate works by John Cage as well as his own pieces). He focuses on electro-acoustic music, the American and European avant-garde, performance, intermedia and sound art.
He is a research associate at the Electronic Studio of the Technical University of Berlin and teaches in the Sound Studies course at the University of the Arts (UdK).

STROBL, Hannes
Austrian

Hannes Strobl is a bass player and composer, born in 1966, who lives in Berlin. The starting point for his music is the sound-based potential of the electric bass. Focus of his work on the instrument as well as his compositional work in recent years, has been in particular in the forms of musical expression against the background of the urban world of sounds. Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl work together as a duo under the name TAMTAMCLUB.

SUGAR, Miklós
Hungarian

Miklós Sugár, born in Hungary in 1952, is a conductor, music teacher and composer.

SØNDERGAARD, Morten
Danish

Morten Søndergaard, poet and sound artist, was born in Copenhagen in 1964, where he studied at the "writers' school". He has published numerous volumes of poetry. He has made programmes for Danish radio, in which he examines the relationship between language and sound.

THENIOR Ralf
Germany

 

TKACZYK Viktoria
German

Dr. Viktoria Tkaczyk, born 1976 in Lindenberg (Allgäu), is Assistant Professor for Arts and New Media at Amsterdam University, and researcher at Max Planck Institut for the History of Science Berlin. She has studied theater science in Munich, Berlin and Madrid, and she has worked for major German newspapers as a journalist and theater critic.

TOLAN, Claire
USA

USA-born Claire Tolan is a radio producer and computer activist. She presents her ASMR show ›You Are Worth It‹ once a week on the Berlin Community Radio.

TRICOLI, Valerio
Italian

Valerio Tricoli, born in 1977 in Palermo, composer and sound artist, lives in Berlin.

TRUAX, Barry
Canadian

Barry Truax is a Canadian composer of electro-acoustic music. He was a prizewinner at the International Competition for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges in 1991

UJVARY, Liesl
Slovakian

Liesl Ujvary, born in Bratislava/Slovakia in 1939, read Slavic studies and is a lecturer in Russian language and literature. She has lived as a freelance writer in Vienna since 1971.
Poetry, prose, radio plays, photos, music. Artificial intelligence, computer art.
Work commissioned by Kunstradio/ORF. Translations from Russian into German. Various awards and scholarships.

UNRUH, Endruh
German

Endruh Unruh (actually named Andrew Chudy) was born in New York, USA, and grew up in Berlin, where he still lives and works today. In 1980 as a drummer, with singer and guitarist Blixa Bargeld, he founded the band "Einstürzende Neubauten". Since then, he has preferred to use objects for his music that are found, invented or were designed for another purpose. From 2003, he has developed the Drum Karaoke "Gott sei's getrommelt" (Beating the drum!).

VELASCO, Daniel
German

Daniel Velasco, born in 1958, is a sound engineer for New Music, audio art pieces. He composes for film and television. "Der Humboldt Effekt" (The Humboldt Effect) was his first composition.

VERANDI, Mario
Argentinian

Mario Verandi, born in Buenos Aires in 1960, is a composer and sound artist. His oeuvre encompasses electro-acoustic music, audiovisual installations, radio art as well as music for dance, short films and theatre. His works have received numerous distinctions, such as the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Award, the ZKM Composition Prize (European Bell Festival 2004), the Musica Nova Award in Prague, the CIEJ Musics Electronics Award in Barcelona, the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz and the Stockholm Electronic Art Award.

VETTER, Michael
German

Michael Vetter, born in 1943, studied theology and music. He is a master of overtone singing. His interest is in using different media (language, painting, photography, theatre, music) for the realisation of what he refers to as "Transverbal": Language is movement is music.
After thirteen years in Japan living primarily as a Zen monk, today he lives withdrawn for the greater part of his time, painting, writing and gardening in the middle of his olive grove on the Monte Amiata. He founded his Accademia Capraia here in 1991, a "school in the art of living" operating according to his concepts.

VOJTECHOVSKY, Milos
Czech

Miloš Vojtěchovský, born in Prague in 1955 and lives there as a freelance writer and radio producer, curator, media theorist. Co-founder of independent media art projects.

VÖLKER Ludwig
German

 

VÖLKERT-MARTEN Jürgen
Germany

 

VORKEFELD Julia
German

 

VOWINCKEL, Antje
German

Antje Vowinckel lives as a sound composer, radio playwright and director in Berlin. She has received numerous awards for her works, including the Karl Sczuka Prize and the Prix Europa.

WATERHOUSE, Peter
Austrian

Peter Waterhouse, born on 24 March 1956 in Berlin, is an Austrian writer.

WEBER, Peter
Swiss

Peter Weber, born in 1968, is a Swiss author and writer; he has collaborated with various musicians, writes novels and short stories.

WEI, Wu
Chinese

Wu Wei is considered to be the world's leading virtuoso of the sheng, a Chinese mouth organ. He has performed traditional, contemporary and improvised music with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ensemble Modern, Peter Kowald and Gunter Baby Sommer among others. He has been commissioned for compositions by Musica Viva in Munich, the Fondation Royaumont and the Slought Foundation, Chicago.

WEIS Tristan
Germany

 

WEIS, Ward
Belgian

Ward Weis was born in Antwerp in 1956. He is a filmmaker, sound engineer, sound artist and visual artist.
He sees his latest projects as exploring the limitations of various media and artistic objects, fields and forms of expression such as radio, music, theatre, dance, video, film, etc.

WEISER, Marc
German

Marc Weiser (Rechenzentrum), born in Dusseldorf in 1967, is a media artist.
1999: Establishment of the international festival for electronic music and new media: Club Transmediale, Berlin
1997 – 2009: Creation of the Audio / Video – Duo Rechenzentrum.
2003: Joined the international ensemble for contemporary music Zeitkratzer.
Marc and Nicolas Weiser experimented together with new aesthetic practices within the liturgy in the Canisius Church in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

WEISER, Nicolas T.
German

Nicolas T. Weiser, born in Dusseldorf in 1968, is a former Jesuit and art theologian. He is a member of the Laptoporchester Berlin.
Marc and Nicolas Weiser experimented together with new aesthetic practices within the liturgy in the Canisius Church in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

WEISS, Allen S.
American

Allen S. Weiss, born in 1953 in New York, is a Professor of Performance Studies and Cinema Studies at New York University. He has written numerous publications about radio and avant-garde art.

WEISSBACH Wendelin
Germany


WERTMÜLLER, Michael
Swiss

Michael Wertmüller, virtuoso Swiss drummer and composer, plays worldwide in jazz bands and new music ensembles. Numerous awards and scholarships.

WERTMÜLLER, Michael
Switzerland

Michael Wertmüller, born in Thun in Switzerland in 1966, is a composer, drummer, and improviser.

WESTERKAMP, Hildegard
German

Hildegard Westerkamp, born in Osnabruck in 1946, lives in Vancouver and works as a composer, radio and sound artist.

WESTPHAL Markus
German

 

WIGGER, Friederike
Polish

Friederike Wigger, born in Berlin in 1965, read Slavonic studies and Comparative Literature. She lives and works as a freelance director and writer in Berlin.

WILLIAMS, Christopher
USA

Christopher Williams was born in San Diego in 1981 and studied music at the University of California. He lives and works in Berlin as a composer, bassist and curator.

WILLMS Mario
German

 

WINDEREN, Jana
Norway

Jana Winderen is an artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London, and with a background in mathematics and chemistry from the University in Oslo. Since 1993 she has worked as an artist, curator and producer. She currently lives and works in Oslo.
Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses is brought to the surface. She is concerned with finding and revealing sounds from hidden sources, like blind field recording. In 2011 she received the Goldene Nica of the Ars Eletronica Festival.

WOLTERS, Michael
German

Michael Wolters, born in 1971, composer.
Marcus Droß, born in 1968, director.
In their collaborative works Dross and Wolters have been creating art projects together since 1996. Their approach is situated between the genres of opera, music theatre and live art. Based on site- and context-specific observations and research they combine scientific knowledge and everyday-life experiences with strategies of sound production.

WYSOCKI Jules
French

 

YENCKEN, Andrew
Australian

Andrew Yencken, born in Australia in 1963, is a composer, writer and producer of dance, theatre and film projects. He lives in Melbourne. He travelled through Brazil from 1999-2000 for "Boats of Paper".

YOON, Grace
Korean

Grace Yoon, born in 1952 in Korea, studied from 1969 until 1974 at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts und Design in London. She has lived and worked in Germany since 1975. She works as an author, director, composer, performance artist.

ŽELEZNY, Ladislav
Czech

 

ZIESER Elena
German

 

ZOTT, Veronika
Austrian

Veronika Zott studied at the London Contemporary Dance School (1996-99). Dance theatre work with Milli Bitterli, Christine Gaigg, Felix Kubin, tomato and Inge van Bruystegem. Member of "O is not a Company", Linz.