Johannes Kreidler Composer

Audioguide (2013/14)

Music Theater, production of Darmst�dter Ferienkurse f�r Neue Musik, Ultima Festival Oslo and Fonds experimentelles Musiktheater NRW

Duration: Seven Hours

Tammo Messow, Tom Pilath, Andrea Seitz, Peer Blank
neoN Ensemble: Heloisa Amaral, Inga Byrkeland, Karin Hellqvist, Ane Marthe Holen, Yumi Murakami, Kristine Tj�gersen
Wieland Hoban + Philipp Blume
Ruben Mattia Santorsa, Eric Moreira
Felix Dreher, Sound | Littlebit Production
NMZ-Media + Ole H�bner


Some scenes and parts are also available as single videos on YouTube zu sehen.

Interview with Johannes Kreidler about Audioguide.


Photo Gallery



Audioguide is a staged talk show about aesthetic effects of terrorism, turbo-capitalist art pro duction, hypermodern numbers, music psychology, feminism, circular movement, hatred of old things, social media conversations about political performance art, ideals of beauty, forest outings, money, virtual foreign labor, Macbeth, Stockhausen, Derrida, and the functional specialization of society.

At the same time it is a conceptualist opera, Sonatas and Interludes for prepared hearing, format exposition and the practice of an expanded definition of music.

Trigger warning:
A large amount of violins will be destroyed

FSK 18

The piece lasts for 7 hours, without a break (coming and going is possible).


Texts on Audioguide:

"The beautiful and the political", Lauren Redhead, Contemporary Music Review 34 (2015)

"Imaginary Musical Radicalism and the Entanglement of Music and Emancipatory Politics", von Federico Reuben, Contemporary Music Review 34 (2015)

"Music in the Abyssal Maw of Autophagia", von Seth Kim-Cohen (Polygraph, 2016)

"Polemisches auf der (virtuellen) Neue-Musik-Bühne der Gegenwart", von Nina Noeske (Tanz & Archiv Heft 9, 2019)

"Darmstadt und das schwarze Loch der Verbl�dung", von Jonas Reichert (Blatt 3000, 2014)

"Audioguide. Johannes Kreidler: Musik als streitbare Bühnenkunst der Gegenwart", von Bernhard Günther (Positionen 101, 2014)

Kreidler (1), von Monika Pasiecznik (in polish)

Kreidler (2), von Monika Pasiecznik (in polish)

"Konzept und �sthetische Erfahrung - Strategien konzeptueller Musik", von Tobias Schick, in Seiltanz 11

"Darmstadt's New Wave Modernism", von Celeste Oram (Tempo 69)

Besprechung auf SWR2 (B. Zimmermann und C. Haffter), November 2014

Besprechung des ersten Aktes, von Stefan Hetzel, Weltsicht aus der Nische 2014

Brandon Snyder: The Internet is a strange Place for Music

Andy Ingamells: Grandchildren of Experimental Music � performing the compositional act by creating intriguing situations in which musical sound may occur


Related works:
Feeds. H�ren TV
Audioguide III
My state als friend and beloved