Stadtmusik is a collaboration between the Berlin based composers Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl with the media artist Dietmar Offenhuber, currently researcher at the MIT Media Lab. Stadtmusik deals with sound in cities, by analysing sound structures which are triggered by urban buildings and facilities. They focus on the aspect of movement in the city, which reinforces a dynamic experience of the urban soundscape: particular sounds emerge through movement, sound and its timbre evolves from material and space.

Their work has been extensively shown at international festivals and venues, including the Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid, the seoul media art Biennial, Transmediale and the Tesla Gallery in Berlin, the Museumsquartier Vienna and the ZKM in Karlsruhe.

Awards include a nomination for the ZKM international media art award 2003, a honorary mention at Transmediale 2002 and at the 12th International Media Art Biennale in Wroclav 07.

Sam Auinger

Born: Linz, Austria in 1956. composer, performer,sound artist. Since the early 80´s Auinger has been a leading innovator in the fields of composition, computermusic, sounddedsign and psychoacoustics.  His abilities in the dual role of conceptualist and composer have allowed him to make important contributions in film, theater, radio, video, exhibitions, internet performance, art and music festivals across Europe and USA and as a musical producer for the noted Austrian band, “Attwenger”.

Over the years Sam Auinger has received numerous prizes and awards for his work.  Most recently he became the youngest artist to receive the Kultur Preis der Stadt Linz (2002) to honor his body of work.  He was a jury member for the Prix Ars Electronica, and lectures at festivals, universities and symposiums. Since 1997 He has made Berlin the center of his activities.

Dietmar Offenhuber

Dietmar Offenhuber has a background in architecture and is interested in issues of perception and spatial representations. He has been a founding Member Ars Electronica Futurelab, where he worked from 1995-2004, most recently as Key Researcher for interactive exhibition environments. In 2004, Dietmar was a Japan Foundation Fellow at the IAMAS institute in Gifu, Japan, followed by a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg. From 2006 to 2008 he has been Research Assistant at the MIT Media Lab, and since 2008 Professor at the Art University Linz as well as Key Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann institute for Media Art Research. Dietmar holds a degree in Architecture from TU Vienna (2002), and a Master in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab (2008). Residencies include Los Angeles (2000), Werkleitz, Germany (2003), and Ogaki, Japan (2004).

Hannes Strobl

born 1966, lives in berlin
bassplayer and composer
starting point for his musical language is the abstract potential on the e-bass and e- uprightbass. for the past years,the main focus on the instrument and the compostional activity, are musical forms of expressions. in connection with our urban soundscape.
works for radio, dance, theater, film and soundinstallations.
hannes strobl has played, toured or recorded with, among others ,sam auinger (tamtam ,stadtmusik), stefan betke (pole), tony buck, christof dienz, rupert huber, chris kondek, hanno leichtmann, michael moser, david moss, toshimaru nakamura, dietmar offenhuber (stadtmusik), bruce odland