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. In 2008 he received broad attention for an art performance action in which he delivered 70,200 forms by truck to the GEMA head office (the German performance rights authority) in order to officially register his recent 33-second electronic piece comprised of 70,200 samples of other artists' work.

Since 2006 he has taught music theory, ear training, composition and electronic music 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's works have been featured at numerous international music festivals, including the Donaueschingen and Darmstadt festivals, Ultima Festival Oslo, Musica Strasbourg, Gaudeamus Music Week, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Johannes Kreidler lives in Berlin. His music usually employs computer-assisted processes and electroacoustic elements.

Awards / Scholarships

  • 1998/99 und 1999/00 Laureate of the 14th und 15th German Federal Competition
       "Pupils Compose" Weikersheim
  • 2000 First prize of the composition competition "Hans-Stieber-Preis", Halle
  • 2004 First prize of the German "Hochschulwettbewerb"
  • 2004/05 Scholarship of the European Community
  • 2006-2008 Graduate Scholarship ot the Musikhochschule Freiburg / Federal State of Baden-Württemberg
  • 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
  • Performances (Selection)

  • Donaueschinger Musiktage (2012+2015)
  • Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik (2013)
  • Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (2006+2010+2012+2014)
  • Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam (2010)
  • Ultraschall Berlin (2013+2014)
  • MaerzMusik Berlin (2016)
  • Eclat Stuttgart (2015)
  • Darmstädter Frühjahrstagung (2015)
  • Klangwerkstatt Berlin (2009+2010)
  • Warschauer Herbst (2015)
  • Biennale Lyon (2014)
  • Ultima Festival Oslo (2004+2010+2014)
  • Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2009+2011)
  • Musica Straßburg (2010)
  • ISCM World New Music Days Stuttgart / Ghent (2006/2012)
  • ICMC International Computer Music Conference Ljubljana (2012)
  • ZKM Karlsruhe (2005+2010+2011)
  • MusicAcoustica Festival Peking (2005)
  • Goethe Institute Chicago: Portrait concert (2013)
  • Borealis Bergen: Portrait concert (2012)
  • SPOR Aarhus: Portrait concert (2012)
  • Rainy Days Luxemburg: Portrait concert (2011)
  • Broadcast

    Portrait features on DeutschlandRadio Kultur (2007+09), SWR2 (2011+12), WDR3 (2011), HR2 (2010), RBB Kulturradio (2011), Schweizer Radio DRS2 (2011), BBC2 (2010) and PRI The World (2011). On TV, 3Sat Kulturzeit (2008+09+10+12) and Deutschen Welle (2009) reported on works of Kreidler.

    Broadcasts include CNN, ARD, ZDF, 3Sat Kulturzeit, Deutsche Welle, DeutschlandRadio, DeutschlandFunk, SWR, WDR, HR, BR, MDR, RBB, BBC, and Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian radio as well as in several independent radio stations, web TV shows, and web radio networks.


    Essays by and interviews with him have appeared in MusikTexte, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, KunstMusik, Musik & Ästhetik, Positionen, Neue Musikzeitung, Dissonance, Musik-Konzepte, Darmstädter Beiträge zur Neuen Musik, Musiktheorien heute, New Music and Aesthetics in the 21st Century, Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie, FAZ, SZ, Berliner Zeitung, and TAZ.
    In 2012, Wolke Publishing House releases "Loadbang. Programming Electronic Music in Puredata"
    In 2012, Wolke Publishing House releases collected writings of Johannes Kreidler: "Musik mit Musik - Texte 2005-2011".

    Press material

    Press photo - Credit: "Photo: Esther Kochte"

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