Sebastian Meissner


Sounds Move

Sebastian Meissner works as over 10 yeras as music composer and media artist using sound, video, photography site specific and participatory elements.
Employing multiple artistic personas (Autokontrast, Bizz Circuits, Ghetto Ambient, Klimek, Random Inc), his works deal with and negotiate urban/cultural/social scenarios, acoustic psychogeography, historical music archives and strategies of networking. He works with computer music sources, sampling and moving photography assembling their interrelation within geographic/historical/political discourses.

Meissner's works have been released by music labels such as Mille Plateaux, Kompakt, Anticipate, Raster Noton, Sub Rosa and Crónica Electronica. He realized numerous stage & theater productions, soundtracks for fictional and documentary films, installations and concerts (among others) for Forsythe Ballet (D), Transmediale (D), Portikus (D), Schirn Kunsthalle (D), Festival for Jewish Culture (PL), Rai Cinema (IT), ARTE (GER/FR), Sonar (ES + BR + AR), Mutek (CA), United Colors Of Benetton (IT), Goethe Institut Inter Nationes (Buenos Aires, Almaty, Ramallah, Stockholm u.a.), Kunsthaus Graz (A), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (ES), ORF musikprotokoll at Steiricher Herbst (A) und Lincoln Center New York (USA).

He worked for the Deleuze/Guattari influenced media label Mille Plateaux. He established the network platform Intifada Offspring that is looking for new perspectives on the middle-east region. His work has been released by labels such as Mille Plateaux, Kompakt, and Sub Rosa.

Sebastian Meissner studied Education, Sociology, Psychology and American Cultural Studies at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main (D). In the past years he realized workshops, seminars and lectures for University of Michigan (USA), Goethe Institute Ramallah (PAL), DJ-School Of Contemporary Music, Tel Aviv (IL), Internationale Sommerakademie, Mousonturm Frankfurt (D), Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music (IL) and International School of New Media, Luebeck (D).
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