Johannes Kretz (Austria - exploring South Africa)

Johannes Kretz (Austria - exploring South Africa) 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
• co-founder of NewTonEnsemble Vienna, of the international composers group PRISMA, of and of aNOther festival Vienna
• 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, since 2001 also music theory, since 2004 also composition, since 2009: habilitation in composition, associate professor
• Since 2008: Head of ZiMT ("center for innovative music technology") of the university for music and performing arts Vienna, since 2013 dean/head of department of the Institute for composition and electro-acoustics
• Co-curator of aNOther festival Vienna together with Wei-Ya Lin und Mahdieh Bayat. Performances in Austria, Germany, Poland, France, Czechia, Turkey, Lithuania, Argentinia, Mexico, Canada, USA, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China
• regular broadcasts in Austrian and German radio
• commissions of works from Konzerthaus Wien, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble On Line, Vienna Flautists, quartett22, Internationale Lemgoer Orgeltage, Haller Bachtage, Triton Trombone Quartett, Wiener Kammerchor
• numerous grants and prizes.