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Kreidler, Johannes

Born in 1980, he studied composition, electronic music and music theory at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg im Breisgau and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, notably with Mathias Spahlinger and Orm Finnendahl (2000–6).

His works have been featured at numerous international music festivals, including Donaueschingen, Darmstadt, Ultima, Musica Strasbourg, Gaudeamus Music Week, and Huddersfield. In 2012, he was awarded the Kranichsteiner Prize of the Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt.

Currently he teaches composition and music theory at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. In 2012, a collection of his essays Musik mit Musik, was released by Wolke Publishing House.


Major works: Music for Piano (1997), Baum und Landschaft for viola and guitar (2000), Pieces for viola, cello, double bass, trombone and piano (2001), Anlässe, sich eine zu drehen for guitar (2002), Cordes sensibles for clavichord (2002), vier vielleicht, video installation (2003), Bordeux, film (2003), complement deformation browser for string quartet (2003), Display for clarinet, guitar and percussion (2004), Klavierstück 1 for piano (2004), Privataufführungen for cello and accordion (2004), Klavierstück 2 for piano (2004), Klavierstück 3 for piano and live electronics (2004), Klavierstück 4 for MIDI piano (2004–5), Farben: auf der Nadelspitze for snare drum and cello (2005), RAM microsystems, performance for joysticks and computer (2005), Vorübergehen for clarinet, cello, accordion and percussion (2005), Tonspur zur Mondlandung, film (2005), Klavierstück 5 for piano and four-channel tape (2005), windowed 1 for percussion and tape (2006), Klavierstück 6 for piano (2006), untitled performance #1 for keyboard and computer (2006), Five Programmings of a MIDI-Keyboard, performance for MIDI keyboard / computer and live video (2006), I am Sitting in Kreuzberg / Test, performance for MIDI keyboard / computer and film (2007), London for computer and film (2007), Browser, film (2007), Kontinuum mit Melodie, stereo tape (2007), 3300 Klänge for 12 players (2007), Dekonfabulation for accordion, percussion, female speaker and tape (2007– 8), randgruppens raststätten-tour for two accordions (2008), cache surrealism for baritone saxophone, accordion, cello and tape (2008), in hyper intervals for violin, bass clarinet, percussion, piano and tape (2008), product placements, performance (2008), Call Wolfgang, installation (2008), Kantate. No future now: 1. Hard / Lichtenstein / 2. gekürzt / 3. Ehe und Arie / 4. selbst / ganzer Film / Kreidler (ePlayer) / Club / Dr. Meissner / 5. Barock, Choral / Singspiel. for big ensemble and sampler (2008), Charts Music, music with visualisation (2009), Slot Machines for piano and mp3 player (2009), Fremdarbeit for ensemble, sampler and moderator (2009), Feeds. Hören TV, web TV show (2009–10), Stil 1 for variable instrumentation and tape (2010–), Music for a Solo Western Man for performer, moderator, ensemble and electronics (2010), Arbeitsmarktplatz Esslingen – Musik für alle, Vermittlung vermittelt. Tragödie des Hörens, erste Roboterdemonstration, happening for children, teenagers, five singers and robots (2010), Living in a Box for ensemble, sampler and video (2010), Vier konzeptuelle Stücke, sound files and video (2010), untitled performance #3 for four keyboard instruments (2010), kinect studies, video films (2011), Studie für Klavier, Audiound Videozuspielung (2011), Money for clarinet, violin, guitar, piano and sampler (2011), Zwei konzeptuelle Stücke, tape and video (2011), Die „sich sammelnde Erfahrung” (Benn): der Ton for piccolo flute, bass trombone, half-acoustic guitar, percussion, drumpad sampler, piano, audio and video playback (2012), Split Screen Studies, video (2012), Der „Weg der Verzweiflung” (Hegel) ist der chromatische for nine instruments, audio and video playback (2011–12), Reversibility Comes First for two guitars (2012), Scanner Studies, video (2012), Fünf konzeptuelle Stücke, video (2012), The Knots for two sopranos (2013), Shutter Piece for eight instruments, audio and video playback (2012–13), Rich Harmonies, video installation / performance (2013), Irmat Studies, performance for sensor table (2013), Slide Show Music for seven instruments, audio and video playback (2013), Dreizehn konzeptuelle Stücke, video (2013), Audioguide, music theatre (2013–14), 22 Music Pieces for Video (2014), diminuendo by shame for five instruments and video (2014), Minusbolero for orchestra (2010–14), TT1 for orchestra and electronics (2014–15), Beginninglessness multimedia performances and videos (2009-15).