Johannes Kreidler Composer

List of Works

chronologic / medial


Two conceptual pieces (2022)


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Concert Installation

Duration: 71'

fp: 16.12.2022, Essen, E-MEX Ensemble


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Exhibition Installation

fp: 22.9.2022, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Kontakte Festival


All Synthesizers (2022)


fp: 22.9.2022, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Kontakte Festival


Welcome (2022)

for percussion trio and videos

fp: 19.8.2022, Arts House Melbourne, Speak Percussion


Master/Slave Feedback (2022)

for 5 Instruments, live-Elektronics and Video

Duration: 16'

fp: 27.4.2022, Dampfzentrale Bern, Container Ensemble



Four conceptual pieces (2021)


20:21 Rhythms of History (2021)

movie theater film

duration: 46'

Premiere: 15.10.2021, Donaueschinger Musiktage


Sheet Music 2 (2021)

sheet music pictures



734 Films (2021)

projector installations



Rhythms in Rooms (2021)

tablet installations



Twosoundwaves (2021)

sound wave pictures





Oscillations (2021)

sound wave pictures




Two conceptual pieces (2020)



BOW (2020)

for violin, audio and video playback

duration: 6'

premiere: 2.10.2021, Brussels, Dejana Sekulic


Music-19 (2020)

Graphic Scores

instrumentation and duration free



Beton (2019)


Duration: 8'


Selbstausloeser (2019)

Music theater

Duration: 115'

Premiere: 28.9.2019, Volksbuehne Berlin / BAM!Festival



Two conceptual pieces (2018)


Piece for Harp and Video (2018)

Duration: ca. 9'

Premiere: 9.9.2018, Gaudeamus Music Week, Miriam Overlach


Film 3 (2018)

Duration: 17'30"

Premiere: 24.7.2018, Darmst�dter Ferienkurse f�r Neue Musik


My State as Friend and Beloved (2017/18)


Duration: 90'

Premiere: 27.4.2018, Oper Halle


Toccata Manifest (2018)


Duration: 5'

Premiere: 23.3.2018, Gessnerallee Z�rich


Infinissage (2018)

Performance Concert

Duration: 75'

Premiere: 2.2.2018, Eclat Festival Stuttgart



Two conceptual Pieces (2017)


Film 2 (2017)

Duration: 21'

with Ensemble LUX:NM

Premiere: 18.1.2018, Ultraschall Berlin


Das >DING< an sich (2017)

Solo Performance

Duration: 8'

Premiere: 2.2.2018, Eclat Festival Stuttgart



for 12 voices, piano, digital audio and video

Duration: 80'

Premiere: 5.12.2017, Heimathafen Berlin, Ensemble Phoenix16


Film 1 (2017)

Duration: 17'

Premiere: 1./2.9.2017, Big Data Weekend Hamburg



Two conceptual pieces (2016)





The Wires (2016)
for Cello, digital audio und video

Duration: 16'

Premiere: 12.3.2018, Borealis Bergen, Tanja Orning


Industrialisation of the Romantic (2016)

Scenic Essay on Wagner and Marx
Duration: 75'

Premiere: 1.11.2016, Operncaf� Halle [more]


Listomania (2016)
Radio Play

Duration: 40'

first broadcast: 22.10.2016, HR2 Kultur [more (german only)]

rationalization-irrationalization (2016)
for Glissando Flute, Audio and Video Playback

Duration: 11'

Premiere: 11.1.2018, BKA Berlin, Erik Drescher


Typogravitism (2016)
for Electric Guitar, Audio and Video Playback

Duration: 19'

Premiere: 25.3.2017 De Bijloke Gent, Nico Couck


Instrumentalisms (2016)
Version A and B for string instrument and video, Version C for keyboard and video


2 pieces for clarinet and video (2016)

Duration: 9'

Premiere: 2.9.2016, Carola Schaal, SMC Hamburg [more]


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: 13'

Premiere: 1.8.2016, Hakon Stene, Darmst�dter Ferienkurse f�r Neue Musik


TT1 (2014/15)
for Orchestra and Electronics

Duration: 17'

Premiere: 16.10.2015, Donaueschinger Musiktage, SWR Symphonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Peter E�tv�s Ltg.


Album (2015)

Photo montages




Audioguide III (2015)

Music theater
Duration: 100'

Premiere: 7.6.2015, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen [more]

Steady Shot (2015)
for Piano, Photo Camera, Audio and Video Playback

Duration: 7'

Premiere: 17.6.2016, Heloisa Amaral, Klang Copenhagen



Five conceptual pieces (2014)


Diminuendo by shame (2014)
Film with live music for 5 instruments

Duration: 20'

Premiere: 13.5.2017, Donaueschingen, Ensemble Asamisimasa


Minusbolero (2009-14)
for Orchestra

Duration: 13'30"

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

22 music pieces for video (2014)

Duration: 11'30"

Premiere: 17.10.2014, Donaueschinger Musiktage [more]


Audioguide (2013-14)

Music Theater
Duration: 7 hours

Premiere: 4.8.2014, Darmst�dter Ferienkurse f�r 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'

Premiere: 19.10.2013, Stuttgart, Johannes Kreidler [more]

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

Duration: 16'00"

Premiere: 23.1.2014, Champ d'Action / Ultraschall Berlin, HAU 2 [more]

Irmat Studies (2013)
Performance for sensor table

Duration: 28'

Premiere: 5.10.2013, Haus für elektronische Künste Basel. [more]

Songifications (2013)

conceptual pieces / song cycle [more]

Sheet Music (2013-)
Notation Graphics




Rich Harmonies (2013)
Video installation / Performance

Duration: Loop / 100'

Premiere: 13.7.2013, Foreign Affairs Festival, Haus der Berliner Festspiele [more]

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

Duration: 16'

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


Five conceptual pieces (2012)


Scanner Studies (2011)

Videos of Image-Sound-Programmings [more]



Reversibility comes first (2012)
for 2 Guitars

Duration: 6'

Premiere: 7.7.2014, Duo Steuber.Öllinger [Video] [Score]

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

Duration: 16'

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

Split Screen Studies (2011)

Duration: 9'

Premiere: 19.10.2012, Donaueschinger Musiktage [more]



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

Duration: 14'

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


Two conceptual pieces (2011)


kinect studies (2011/13)

Videos of conceptual pieces with the Microsoft Kinect 3D Sensor [more]



study for piano, audio and video playback (2011)

Duration: 6'

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


Earjobs (2011)
Listeners get paid for listening to music

Premiere: April 2017, Free!Music Festival Berlin [more]



Four conceptual pieces (2010)


Stil 1 (2010-)
for variable instrumentation and tape

Duration: ca. 10'

So far 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), Stil 1h for Oboe, Alto Saxo, Trombone, Guitar, Piano and Tape, Stil 1i for piccolo Flute, Oboe, Melodica, Alto Saxo, Viola and Tape, Stil 1j for Recorder, Saxo, Trombone, Drumset, Double Bass, Piano and Tape, Stil 1k for soprano sax, tuba, percussion, piano and tape. [more]

Feeds. Hören TV (2009-10)
Music Theater

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''

Premiere: 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 four Instruments 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"'

Premiere: 14.3.2011, Huddersfield, Sebastian Berweck [more]

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"'

Premiere: 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")

Action: 12.9.2008, Berlin

70,200 samples in 33 seconds: nightmare for GERMAN RIAA. [more]



in hyper intervals (2008)

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

Duration: 21'

Premiere: 24.10.2008, Gdansk, Ensemble Kwartludium

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

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

Duration: 6' 55"

Premiere: 30.9.2008, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, LUX:NM [more]

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

Duration: ca. 15'

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


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

Duration: 29'

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



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

Duration: 12'20"

Premiere: 15.11.2008, Leipzig, Musikhochschule, Ensemble Musik & Gegenwart [more]

Kontinuum mit Melodie (2007)
Stereo Soundfile

Duration: 3'10"

Contribution for the CD "Orpheus 400" of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik [more]

London (2007)

Duration: 10'

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

Sound track for a fetish film. [more]



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

Duration: ca. 16' [more]




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

Duration: ca. 9'

Premiere: 15.6.2007, Boxhagener Straße Berlin, Johannes Kreidler

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

Piano Piece 6 (2006)
for piano

Dauer: 10'30"

Premiere: 2.6.2015, BKA Berlin, Martin Tchiba, Klv [more]


windowed 1 (2006)
for percussion and tape

Duration: 2x 5' 05"

Premiere: 10.7.2006, Freiburg, Musikhochschule; Max Riefer, Mariko Nishioka, Perc.

First piece with fragmented soundfiles. [more]



Piano Piece 5 (2005)
for piano and 4-channel-tape

Duration: 11' 50"

Premiere: 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'

Premiere: 19.3.2005, Galerie Andersen, Arhus / Dänemark, Johannes Kreidler [more]


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

Duration: 4'

Premiere: 12.3.2005, Rotterdam, Mark van Louden, Schlgzg., Christopher LeRoy, Vc. [more]


Piano Piece 3 (2004)
for piano and live-electronics

Duration: 9'20"

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

The laser pointer piece. [more]

Piano Piece 2 (2004)
for piano

Duration: 11'20"

Premiere: 19.12.2005, Tübingen, Universität; Ji-Hye Son, Klv. [more]

Piano Piece 1 (2004)
for piano

Duration: 9'30"

Premiere: 2.7.2004, Freiburg, Musikhochschule; Yi-Chun Chen, Klv. [more]



Bordeux (2003)

Duration: 3'40"

Early Film. [more]





Anlässe, sich eine zu drehen (2002)
for guitar

Duration: 9'

Premiere: 29.1.2003 Freiburg; Alexander Lehner, Git.

With masturbation in the end  [more]


Music for Piano (1997)
for Piano

Duration: 8'

Premiere: 17.3.1998 Esslingen; Johannes Kreidler, Klv