composition . soundart . improvisation – cello . electronics . objects
"how can we compose without destroying more than we are able to evoke?
how can we improvise without just repeating the same patterns (while feeling 'so free')?"
1970 born in Steyr [AUSTRIA]
1978 first cello lessons out of bourgeois family tradition
1988 moving from Steyr to Vienna after finishing school - random studies in natural sciences.
1990 first contact with experimental cello playing - namely a concert of "Tom Cora and the Ex".
1990 –1997 absorbing the experimental Viennese underground scene while starting various bands [experimental pop/rock etc..], touring Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria, composing electronic music for countless dance and theater performances.
1994 first performance at an international music festival, starting to develop an obsession for field recording.
1994 – 2004 studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, graduated with master in music & mathematics.
2004 first solo CD release, first SoundArt Installation, since then living and working as a independent artist. Appearances at various international music & SoundArt festivals, CD releases, comissioned compositions, residencies, etc..
2004 – 2015 member of the kleylehof13 artist group.
Since 2007 curating / organizing: for reheat festival [2007-2015], an annual SoundArt exhibition in Nickelsdorf [since 2009], performance series DerBlödeDritteMittwoch [since 2012].
Since 2010 teaching in Multi Media Art at University of Applied Science, Salzburg.
he performes among others with:
Klaus Filip, Elisabeth Schimana, Marina Dzukljev, Matija Schellander, Angelica Castello, Joe McPhee, Ryu Hankil, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Susanna Gartmayer, Taku Unami, Okkyung Lee, o.blaat, Marco Eneidi, Axel Doerner, Christian Weber, Cecilia Quinteros, erikM, dieb13, Burkhard Stangl, Yan Jun, Franz Hautzinger, Carl Stone, mattin, Billy Roisz, and many more
The composer, sound-artist, cello player and improvisor understands his work as fundamental research, leading to a wide range of contradictory outcome, spanning from cello-solo and tape-pieces to compositions for ensembles, improvisation scores or performances with electronic or hybrid instruments, from sound-installations to videos and imaginary music.
Consequently ignoring the border between soundart and music, his main interests are the research on space and his lifetime occupation with the cello.
some exhibitions & festivals:
music unlimited wels A 2019, 2015, 2014 2009 2007 2004 | ji.hlava international documentary film festival, CZ 2019 | audiograft festival oxford GB 2019 | electric eclectics, meaford, ontario CAN 2018 | tuned city messene GR 2018 | shut up & listen vienna A 2018 | dotolimpic festival mullae art space, seoul KOR 2017 | sanatory of sounds sokolowsko PL 2017 | dark sounds in white nights st. petersburg RU 2016 | werkschau 15jahre kleylehof13 nickelsdorf A 2015 | Tsonami valparaiso CL 2014 | steirischer herbst graz A 2014, 2011 | mikroton #3 moskow & st.petersburg RU 2014 | Festival de Artes Mediales "Lumen" punto arenas CL 2013 | konfrontationen nickelsdorf A 2019 2018 2016 2014 2013 2011 2010 2007 2006 2005 | KIBLIX maribor SLO 2013 | dotoplimpic seoul KR 2015, 2013 | soundlab#3 - seeing sound brussels B 2012 | scores#5 tqw wien A 2012 | cynetart dresden D 2011 | FLUSS wolkersdorf A 2011 | imago dei krems A 2011 | kaleidophon ulrichsberg A 2011 | table setting seoul KR 2010 | tokyo wien modern tokyo JP 2010 | personal & collective ljublijana SLO 2010 | festival vibrational TPS santiago de compostella ES 2009 | cycling'74 user conference san francisco USA 2009 | ars electronica linz A 2008 | ftarri festival kyoto & tokyo JP 2008 | relay @ art center nabi seoul KR 2008 | kunstenfestivaldesartes brüssel B 2007 | festival montpellier danse monpellier F 2007 | sound forest riga LT 2007 | pushing the medium topolo I 2006 | komponistenforum mittersill A 2006 2005 | festival garage stralsund D 2005 | [...]
q-o2 brussels B 2019 | tuned city messene GR 2018 | improstor novi sad RS 2018 | Bolivia Sostenible Cochabamba BOL 2014 | tsonami Valparaiso 2014 | chela Buenos Aires ARG 2014 | Binauralmedia Nodar PT 2008 | Komponistenforum Mittersill A 2005