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Volkmar Klien

Growing up in Vienna (Austria) Volkmar Klien spent his childhood engulfed in the city’s rich musical life with all its glorious traditions and engrained rituals. Working from this background he strives to extend traditional practices of composing, producing and listening far beyond the established settings of concert music. As a composer and visual artist he works in various areas of the audible and inaudible arts navigating the manifold links in-between the different modes of human perception, the spheres of presentation and the roles these play in the communal generation of meaning.

His works have been widely recognized: He has received commissions from institutions truly varied in nature. For the Volksoper Wien, he composed music to a ballet, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (Troy, USA) invited him to produce multi-channel electronic sound works and for Transitio_MX (Mexico City, MX) he produced a mixed media installation acoustically surveying landscapes. In his installation Aural Codes he turned the radio sphere over London into his exhibition space inviting residents to tune in and also interact.