Berlin-based composer Johannes Kreidler is a leading figure in conceptualism, working at the intersection of composition and conceptual art. In this three-part series for Sounds Unheard, ‘The Art of Ideas in Music’, Johannes explains some of his creative and controversial approaches to creating new music.

In his first masterclass in this series, Johannes introduces us to his work and some of his unique approaches to creating music. We also take a closer look at Charts Music, where Johannes uses Microsoft’s Songsmith program and charts related to the Global Financial Crisis and the tumbling stock exchange to create surprisingly upbeat melodies.

Join us next week for part two, where Johannes will discuss his work Fremdarbeit (‘Outsourcing’) and the questions this piece raises around authorship and exploitation. To learn more about Johannes and to hear more of his music, please visit his websiteSoundcloud or YouTube channel.



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