Johannes Kreidler Composer

List of Works


Eleven conceptual pieces (2015)


The impossibility of consciously experiencing the moment of falling asleep (2015)


Fantasies of Downfall (2015)
for Vibraphone, Audio and Video playback

Duration: 14'

fp: 1.8.2016, Hakon Stene, Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik


TT1 (2014/15)
for Orchestra and Electronics

Duration: 17'

fp: 16.10.2015, Donaueschinger Musiktage, SWR Symphonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Peter Eötvös Ltg.


Album (2015)

Photo montages




Audioguide III (2015)

Music theater
Duration: 100'

fp: 7.6.2015, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen [more]

Piano Photo Piece (2015)
for Piano, Audio and Video Playback

Duration: 7'

fp: 6.2016, Heloisa Amaral, Klang Kopenhagen



Five conceptual pieces (2014)


Diminuendo by shame (2014)
for 5 Instruments and Video

Duration: 20'

fp: 2015, Ensemble Asamisimasa


Minusbolero (2010-14)
for Orchestra

Duration: 13'30"

fp: 7.2.2015, Eclat Stuttgart, RSO Stuttgart, Rupert Huber Ltg. [more]

22 music pieces for video (2014)

Duration: 11'30"

fp: 17.10.2014, Donaueschinger Musiktage [more]


Audioguide (2013-14)

Music Theater
Duration: 7 hours

fp: 5.8.2014, Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik [more]


thirteen conceptual pieces (2013)


This tulip of which I am speaking and which I replace in speaking (2013)
for speaker and powerpoint

duration: 17'

fp: 19.10.2013, Stuttgart, Johannes Kreidler [more]

Slide show Music (2013)
for 7 Instruments, Audio and Video Playback

Duration: 16'00"

Premier: 23.1.2014, Champ d'Action / Ultraschall Berlin, HAU 2

Irmat Studies (2013)
Performance for sensor table

Duration: 28'

Premier: 5.10.2013, Haus für elektronische Künste Basel. [Video]

Songifications (2013)

conceptual pieces / song cycle [more]

Sheet Music (2013-)
Graphic Notation Miniatures




Study for Violin and Playback (2013)

Duration: 6'

Premier: 4.8.2013, Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Karin Hellqvist [more]

Rich Harmonies (2013)
Video installation / Performance

Duration: Loop / 100'

Premier: 13.7.2013, Foreign Affairs Festival, Haus der Berliner Festspiele [link]

Shutter Piece (2012/13)
for 8 Instruments, Audio and Video Playback

Duration: 16'

Premier: 27.4.2013, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Ensemble Recherche [more]

The Knots (2012/13)
for 2 Sopranos

Duration: 8'

Premier: 16.5.2013, Blurred Edges Hamburg, HYOID


five conceptual pieces (2012)


Scanner Studies (2011)

Videos of Image-Sound-Programmings [Video 1, Video 2]



Reversibility comes first (2012)
for 2 Guitars

Duration: 6'

fp: 2013, Duo Steuber.Öllinger

Der "Weg der Verzweiflung" (Hegel) ist der chromatische. (2011/12)
for nine instruments, audio and video playback

Duration: 16'

fp: 20.10.2012, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Nadar Ensemble / Daan Janssens, Ltg. [more]

Split Screen Studies (2011)

Duration: 9'

fp: 19.10.2012, Donaueschinger Musiktage [more]



Die "sich sammelnde Erfahrung" (Benn): der Ton (2012)
for flute (piccolo), bass trombone, halfacoustic guitar, percussion, drumpad sampler, piano, audio and video playback

Duration: 14'

fp: 18.7.2012, Darmstadt, Nadar Ensemble / Daan Janssens, Cond. [more]


two conceptual pieces (2011)


Money (2011)
for Clarinet, Violin, Guitar, Piano and Sampler

Duration: ca. 8'30''

fp: 16.3.2012, Borealis Bergen / Norway, Ensemble Plus Minus, Mark Knoop, Cond.

kinect studies (2011/13)

Videos of conceptual pieces with the Microsoft Kinect 3D Sensor [Video 1, Video 2, Video 3]



study for piano, audio and video playback (2011)

Duration: 6'

fp: 24.11.2011, ZKM Karlsruhe, Rei Nakamura [more]



four conceptual pieces (2010)


untitled performance #3 (2010)
for four computer keyboard soloists

duration: ca. 12'

Commission by Klangwerkstatt Berlin [more]

Arbeitsmarktplatz Esslingen. Musik für alle, Vermittlung vermittelt. Tragödie des Hörens, erste Roboterdemonstration (2010)
Happening with children, teenagers, 5 singers and robots

Duration: 50'

performed at the market place Esslingen, festival "Zukunftsmusik" [more]

Stil 1 (2010-)
for variable instrumentation and tape

duration: ca. 10'

Since now as version Stil 1a for zither, cello and tape, Stil 1b for flute, bass clarinet, accordion and tape, Stil 1c for Vibraphone, Baritone Saxophone, Piccolo Flute and Tape, Stil 1d for Bass Clarinet, E-Zither and Tape, Stil 1e for Baritone Saxophone, E-Guitar and Tape, Stil 1f for piccolo Flute, Cello, Piano and Tape, Stil 1g for Piano 6 Hands and Keyboard (4 Pianists). [more]

Feeds. Hören TV (2009-10)
Web-TV Show

duration: ca. 120'

A new music talk show, produced at Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen. [more]

Living in a Box (2010)
for Ensemble, Sampler and Video

Duration: 29'30''

fp: 29.1.2011, Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern/ Hartmut Keil, Ltg. [more]

Music for a solo Western Man (2010)
for Performer, Moderator, Ensemble and Electronics

Duration: 22'

Alvin Lucier's piece extended - the performer has to relax while listening porn and other stuff [more]


Fremdarbeit (2009)
for Ensemble, Sampler and Moderator

Duration: 23'

Johannes Kreidler lets a chinese and an indian guy compose for himself. [more]

Slot machines (2009)
for piano and Mp3-Player

Duration: 7'10"'

Compression Sound Art (2009)
Musical Zip-Files

Duration: 3'30"

Comments on Sound, musical Zip-Files. [more]

Charts Music (2009)
music with visualization

Duration: 3'

Melodies derived from Stock Charts, arranged with Microsoft Songsmith. [more]


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. (2008)
for big Ensemble und Sampler

Duration: 13'30"'

fp: 10.5.2009, Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern/ Johannes Kalitzke, Ltg. [more]

Call Wolfgang (2008)
Installation / Internet Activity

Duration: permanent

Two Computers phone with each other, generating terrorist's content. [more]

Der Che "Guevara des Copyrights" (taz) vor seinem Laster voller Papier am Tag der Aktion. Foto: Julia Seeliger

product placements (2008)
Music piece / performance ("music theater")

70,200 samples in 33 seconds: nightmare for GERMAN RIAA

If you want to register a song at GEMA (RIAA, ASCAP of Germany) you have to fill in a form for each sample you use, even the tiniest bit. On 12 Sept 08, German Avantgarde musician Johannes Kreidler will – as a live performance event – register a short musical work that contains 70,200 quotations with GEMA using 70,200 forms.



in hyper intervals (2008)

For violin, clarinet / bass clarinet, percussion, piano and tape

Duration: 21'

fp: 24.10.2008, Danzig, Ensemble Kwartludium

One more work dealing with fragmenting and overwriting sound files. [more]

Farben: Untersagt (2008)
for Tuba and Tape

Duration: 5'

fp: 18.10.2008, Robin Hayward, Tuba; Internationales Klangkunstfest Berlin



cache surrealism (2008)
For baritone saxophone, accordion, cello and tape

Duration: 6' 55"

FP: 30.9.2008, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, Z-Kontinuum


randgruppen's highway tour (2008)
Performance for two accordions   [link]

Duration: ca. 15'

FP: Oktober 2008, Duo Randgruppe, on German motorway service areas


Dekonfabulation (2007/08)
For accordion, percussion, female speaker and tape

Duration: 29'

FP: 26.2.2008 Unerhörte Musik Berlin; Annette Rießner, acc.; Hjölli Johnsson, perc.; Cathrin Romeis, speaker.



Theatermusik zu "_himbeergeist: #01 BEGIERDE" (2008)
for SpokenWord-Performer, female voice and Computer

Duration: 4' 30"

fp: 22.2.2008, 100°-Festival, Theaterdiscounter Berlin, Peh, Franziska Rummel, Johannes Kreidler

Zwischenmusiken zur Theaterproduktion von Leowee. [more]



3300 Klänge (2007 / rev. 2008)
for 12 players

Duration: 12'20"

fp: 15.11.2008, Leipzig, Musikhochschule, Ensemble Musik & Gegenwart

First piece with big numbers. [more]


Kontinuum mit Melodie (2007)

Duration: 3'10"

CD "Orpheus 400" der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik

Mein Beitrag zur DEGEM-CD "Orpheus 400". Die gleiche Idee wie im Film "Browser" nun auf Audio angewandt. Über 100 verschiedene Algorithmen reihen sich zu einer "zweiten" Melodie über der Vorlage, Monteverdis. [more]


London (2007)
Performance for Computer and Film

Duration: 10'

fp: 19.11.2007, _himbeergeist: #00 BEGIERDE, vorWien Berlin, Johannes Kreidler

Performance with a fetish film. [more]


I am sitting in Kreuzberg / Test (2007)
Performance for MIDI-Keyboard / Computer and Film

Duration: ca. 16'

fp: 18.5.2007, Luzia Berlin, Johannes Kreidler

Performance with a film of US- atomic bomb tests  [more]



5 Programmings of a MIDI-Keyboard (2006)
Performance for MIDI-Keyboard / Computer and live-Video

Duration: ca. 16'

first conceptual work   [more]



untitled performance #1 (2006)
Performance for Keyboard / Computer

Duration: ca. 9'

fp: 15.6.2007, Boxhagener Straße Berlin, Johannes Kreidler

Performance with a computer keyboard, playing over 9000 Soundfiles.  [more]

Klavierstück 6 (2006)
for piano

Duration: 10'30" [more]

windowed 3 (2006)
for Cello and Computer with small loudspeaker

Duration: 9' 30"

fp: 18.8.2006, Darmstadt, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik; Philipp Schiemenz, Vc., Johannes Kreidler, Computer


windowed 1 (2006)
for percussion and tape

Duration: 2x 5' 05"

fp: 10.7.2006, Freiburg, Musikhochschule; Max Riefer, Mariko Nishioka, Schlgzg.

First piece with fragmented soundfiles. [more]



Tonspur zur Mondlandung (2005)

Duration: 8'

fp: 7.2.2006 Kommunales Kino Freiburg

First film with a new soundtrack.   [more]


Klavierstück 5 (2005)
for piano and 4-channel-tape

Duration: 11' 50"

fp: 12.1.2006, Freiburg, Musikhochschule; Sebastian Berweck, Klv.

For the first time: Music with Music   [more]


RAM microsystems (2005)
Performance for Joysticks / Computer

Duration: ca. 7'

fp: 19.3.2005, Galerie Andersen, Arhus / Dänemark, Johannes Kreidler

Joystick performance   [more]

Vorübergehen (2005)
for Clarinet (B-flat), Cello, Accordion und Percussion

Duration: 11'

fp: 1.11.2005, Frankfurt, Villa Mumm; Mehrklangorchester Berlin, Tammin Lee, Ltg.

Farben: auf der Nadelspitze (2005)
for snare drum and cello

Duration: 4'

fp: 12.3.2005, Rotterdam, Mark van Louden, Schlgzg., Christopher LeRoy, Vc.

here is  [more]


Klavierstück 3 (2004)
for piano and live-electronics

Duration: 9'20"

fp: 21.12.2004, Den Haag, Conservatorium. Red Wierenga, Klv.

The laser pointer piece. [more]


Klavierstück 2 (2004)
for piano

Duration: 11'20"

fp: 19.12.2005, Tübingen, Universität; Ji-Hye Son, Klv.

The 2nd piano piece. [more]


Privataufführungen (2004)
for Cello and Accordion

Duration: 16'

fp: 15.6.2005, Berlin, Ballhaus Naunynstraße; Philipp Schiemenz, Vc.; Annette Rießner, Akk.





Klavierstück 1 (2004)
for piano

Duration: 9'30"

fp: 2.7.2004, Freiburg, Musikhochschule; Yi-Chun Chen, Klv.

the first piano piece.. [more]


Display (2004)
for Clarinet (B-falt), Guitar and Percussion

Duration: 8'30"

fp: 11.10.2004, Oslo /Norwegen, ULTIMA-Festival; ensemble asamisimasa

Written for Ensemble Asamisimasa  [more]


complement deformation browser (2003)
for string quartet

Duration: 10'30"



Bordeux (2003)

Duration: 3'40"

Early Film. [more]




vier vielleicht (2003)

fp: März 2003, Freiburg, Alban-Stolz-Haus

After a poem of Eugen Gomringer   [more]




Cordes sensibles (2002)
for Clavichord

Duration: 6'

fp: Heinrich Walther, Clv.


Anlässe, sich eine zu drehen (2002)
for guitar

Duration: 9'

fp: 29.1.2003 Freiburg; Alexander Lehner, Git. Verlag: Hoche-Musikverlag

With masturbation in the end  [more]


Stücke (2001)
for Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Trombone and Piano 

Duration: 7'30"

fp: 24.1.2002 Freiburg; Ensemble des Instituts für Neue Musik Freiburg; Alistair Zaldua, Ltg.


Baum und Landschaft (2000)
for Viola and Guitar

Duration: 7'30"

fp: 26.11.2000 Halle, Hallesche Musiktage; Ensemble Sortisatio


Musik für Klavier (1997)
for Piano

Duration: 8'

fp: 17.3.1998 Esslingen; Johannes Kreidler, Klv