Josef (Seppo) Gründler

© Seppo Gründler

© Seppo Gründler

Born 1956, lives in Graz. Sound and media artist, “Maker” of software and electronics.  Main instruments are guitar, electronics and software.  Holds a PhD in medicine and is visiting professor of sound design at Donau-University Krems and assisting professor at the FH JOANNEUM-university of applied sciences. Board of directors member of the Institute for Media Archeology and of the Society for Dissemination and Distribution of New Music. Teaches sound- and interaction design at the Institute of Design and Communikation/FH  JOANEUM. Workshops on topic  improvisation, software and elektronics für designers and artists. Since 1982 working in the field of new media like music for computer games, theatre, film, media and sound installations. Works have been presentet at Ars Electronica, Wiener Festwochen, Steirischer Herbst, the Knitting Factory New York, Sonambiente Berlin, Transmediale Berlin, City of Women Festival Ljubljana, Fine senca fine – Venice, Trentino, Budapest, Graz, etc. Creator of various CDs. Current live acts include the Klammer&Gruendler Duo, the Urban Sound Band, solo concerts, 6To6decibel, and „the nomadic producers“ and co-organising the Styrian Improvisers Orchestra.

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“IMA is for me the place to combine my interests in the theoretical/media oriented part of my work with historical and gender issues. Beeing more interested in onthology than archeolgy seems for me a good supplement to IMAs other topics.”