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Foto: Esther Kochte 2013
Johannes Kreidler Composer

Johannes Kreidler (1980) studied from 2000 to 2006 at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany where teachers included Mathias Spahlinger (composition), Mesias Maiguashca and Orm Finnendahl (electronic music), and Eckehard Kiem (music theory). During this time he was also a Fellow of the European Union from 2004 to 2005 and a visiting student at the Institute of Sonology at the Koninklijk Conservatorium at The Hague in the Netherlands. He also attended seminars in philosophy and art history at the University of Freiburg.

Johannes Kreidler lives in Berlin. His work is described as conceptual music and usually employs multimedial elements.

Performances (Selection)

Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Ultraschall Berlin, MaerzMusik Berlin, Foreign Affairs Berlin, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Eclat Stuttgart, Darmstädter Frühjahrstagung für Neue Musik, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Biennale Venedig, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam, Warschauer Herbst, Biennale de Musique en Scène Lyon, Ultima Festival Oslo, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Musica Straßburg, ISCM World New Music Days Stuttgart + Ghent, ICMC International Computer Music Conference Ljubljana, ZKM Karlsruhe, MusicAcoustica Festival Peking, Liquid Architecture Melbourne

Broadcast

Portrait features on DeutschlandRadio Kultur, Deutschlandfunk, SWR2, WDR3, HR2, RBB Kulturradio, Schweizer Radio DRS2, BBC2 and PRI The World. On TV, 3Sat Kulturzeit and Deutschen Welle reported on works of Kreidler.

Publishing

Essays by and interviews with him have appeared in MusikTexte, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Musik & Ästhetik, Positionen, Neue Musikzeitung, Dissonance, Musik-Konzepte, Darmstädter Beiträge zur Neuen Musik, Kunst-Musik, Österreichische Musikzeitschrift, New Music and Aesthetics in the 21st Century, und in der Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie. Interviews and reports in ZEIT, FAZ, SZ, Berliner Zeitung and TAZ.

In 2009, Wolke Publishing House released Loadbang. Programming Electronic Music in Puredata
In 2012, Wolke Publishing House released collected writings of Johannes Kreidler: Musik mit Musik - Texte 2005-2011.
In 2012, Wolke Publishing House released collected writings of Johannes Kreidler: Sätze über musikalische Konzeptkunst - Texte 2012-2018.

Awards / Scholarships

  • 1998/99 und 1999/00 Laureate of the 14th und 15th German Federal Competition
       "Pupils Compose" Weikersheim
  • 2004 First prize of the German "Hochschulwettbewerb"
  • 2008/09 Selected Composer for the International Composition Seminar of the Ensemble Modern Academy.
  • 2009 Winner of the music theatre Prize "Operare".
  • 2009/10 Winner of the music theatre Prize "Fonds experimentelles Musiktheater NRW".
  • 2010 Winner of the German Author's Award, Category "Young Talent Prize"
  • 2010 Scholarship Prize of the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music
  • 2011 Scholarship Prize of the Academy of Arts Berlin
  • 2012 Kranichstein Music Prize
  • 2013 Scholarship of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg
  • Teaching

    Since 2006 he has taught music theory, composition, electronic music, multi media, ear training and score reduction in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, in the advanced training division of the Musikhoch-schule Detmold, at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, and, since 2013, at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.

    Kreidler has given composition master classes at music academy Seia / Portugal (2007), WARP Sint-Niklaas / Belgium (2010), FH Furtwangen (2011), Handelsbeurs Antwerp / Belgium (2012), Artesis Hogeschool Antwerp (2013), Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam / Holland (2013), LAbORATORIUM Antwerp (2013), Nizhniy Novgorod / Russia (2013), Musikhochschule Trossingen (2014), Norges Musikhøgskole Oslo / Norway (2015), Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart (2015), Syntetis Radziejowice / Poland (2016 und 2018), RMIT University and Monach University Melbourne / Australia (2016), Hochschule der Künste Bern / Suisse (2016), Bruckner-Universität Linz / Austria (2016).
    In 2018, he was composition teacher at the Darmstadt Summer School.

    Personal Data Sheet

  • 1980 born in Esslingen
  • 1998/99 and 1999/2000 award Bundeswettbewerb "Schüler komponieren" Weikersheim
  • 2000-2006 studying composition and music theory at Freiburg Music University, with mathias spahlinger and Orm Finnendahl, philosophy and art history at the University of Freiburg.
  • 2004-2005 studying sonology (computer music) at the Royal Conservatory The Hague / Holland
  • 2000 Hans-Stieber-Preis of Hallische Musiktage
  • 2004 first prize at the German College Competition in the discipline "composition"
  • Since 2006 University teaching positions (HfMT Rostock, HfM Detmold, HfMTM Hannover, HfMT Hamburg)
  • 2008 perforamance product placements
  • 2008/09 selected composer of the International Composition Seminar of the Ensemble Modern Academy
  • 2009 Charts Music
  • 2009 winner of the music theater realization competition "Operare"
  • 2009 book Loadbang. Programming Electronic Music in Pure Data
  • 2009 Fremdarbeit
  • 2009/10 winner of the realization competition "Fonds experimentelles Musiktheater NRW"
  • 2010 German Music Author's Prize in the category "Nachwuchsförderpreis"
  • 2010 member of the academy of music authors
  • 2010 stipend prize of Darmstadt Summer School
  • 2011 stipend of the Academy of Arts Berlin
  • 2012 book Musik mit Musik
  • 2012 Kranichstein Music Prize
  • 2012 Der "Weg der Verzweiflung (Hegel) ist der chromatische at Donaueschinger Musiktage
  • 2013 premiere of Shutter Piece at Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik
  • 2013 stipend of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg
  • 2013 invitation to Harvard University, Lecture Sentences on musical concept-art
  • 2014 music theater Audioguide
  • 2014 month-long concert tour Norway-Iceland-Australia-Argentina
  • 2015 premiere orchestra piece Minusbolero at Eclat Festival Stuttgart
  • 2015 premiere orchestra piece TT1 at Donaueschinger Musiktage
  • 2015 portrait CD/DVD Musik mit Musik at Edition Zeitgenössische Musik of Deutscher Musikrat
  • 2016 master classes in Melbourne, Linz and Warsow. Month-long concert tour through Australia.
  • 2017 Film 1 and Film 2
  • 2018 Book Sätze über musikalische Konzeptkunst
  • 2018 Opera My state as friend and beloved (Oper Halle)
  • 2018 Teacher at Darmstadt Summer School
  • Press material

    Press photo - Credit: "Photo: Esther Kochte"

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