Johannes Kretz

Johannes Kretz

Composer, Electronics Performer, Artistic Researcher

Born 1968 in Vienna.

Studies (composition, pedagogy) at the music academy Vienna with F.BURT and M.JARRELL and mathematics at the University Vienna • 1992/93:  studies at IRCAM, Paris with Marco Stroppa and Brian Ferneyhough.

1996-2001: teacher for music theory and composition at the conservatory of Vienna. Since 1997: teacher for for computer music at the university for music and performing arts Vienna (mdw), since 2001 also music theory, since 2009: habilitation in composition, associate professor. 2013-2021 dean/head of department of the Institute for composition, electro-acoustics and Tonmeister education of mdw • 2018-2021: project leader of „creative (mis)understandings, a 3-year artistic research project funded by FWF-PEEK. Since 2020 head of the artistic research center (ARC) of mdw.

Founding member of NewTonEnsmble Vienna, of the European Bridges Ensemble, the international composers group PRISMA, and of ikultur.com. Co-curator of aNOther festival Vienna.

Scholarships and Awards: e.g. Austrian Federal Grant 1997, Stiftung Delz (CH, 2001), Theodor Körner Prize 2004.

Commissions of work & performances at/with National Theater Hall, Taipei, Festival Ars Electronica, Konzerthaus Wien, Eclat festival Stuttgart, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble On Line, Vienna Flautists, quartett22, Internationale Lemgoer Orgeltage, Haller Bachtage, Triton Trombone Quartett, Wiener Kammerchor.

Performances in Austria, Germany, Poland, France, Czechia, Hungary, Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania, Argentinia, Mexico, Canada, USA, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Uzbekistan, Iran, India.