Johannes Kreidler was born in 1980 in Esslingen / Germany. Musically trained since he was four, he had his first piano lessons at the age of eight. In 1989 he began composing, since 1990 he got lessons in composition and music theory at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart. Additionally, he began playing the violin and organ.

From 2000 to 2006 he had been studying composition and music theory at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, composition with Mathias Spahlinger, theory with Eckehard Kiem, organ with Helmut Deutsch, piano with Felix Gottlieb and electronic music with Mesias Maiguashca and Orm Finnendahl.

Aditionally, he was doing philosophical studies at the Universität Freiburg. From 2004 to 2005, he had been studying electronic music at the institut for sonology of the Royal Conservatory The Hague / Holland. Therefore he received a scholarship of the European Community.

Since 2006 he teaches music theory and electronic music at the University of Music and Theater Rostock / Germany and at the Hochbegabtenzentrum of the University of Music Detmold, since 2010 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover.

Johannes Kreidler lives in Berlin.

Fremdarbeit (2009) is a 23 minute piece for Ensemble, Sampler and Moderator. Kreidler paid a Chinese composer and an Indian audio programmer for composing typical examples of Kreidler´s own music style. The concept deals with the themes of cheap labour and globalized production conditions.

Charts Music (2009) a 3 minute piece, plays melodies derived from Stock Charts, arranged with Microsoft Songsmith. Kreidler subitles the work with “The Billion-Dollar-Song, the most expensive piece of music ever” (pointing to the loss and gains of stocks portrayed with Chart Music).

Product Placements (2008) is a music piece as well as a performance (”music theater”) with 70,200 samples in 33 seconds becoming a 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 did try – as a live performance event – to register a short musical work that contains 70,200 quotations with GEMA using 70,200 forms.

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