ThomasKoener  
 
Country:   Germany
URL:   http://www.koener.de/
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Thomas Köner attended the music college in Dortmund and studied electronic music at the CEM-Studio in Arnhem. Until 1994 he worked for the film industry as editor and sound engineer. He extended his concept of time and sound colour to images, resulting in video installations, photography and net art. His point of departure was composition of sound in which aspects of a performance and visual language were gradually integrated. At first in the collaboration with film artist Jürgen Reble and the live performance Alchemie (1992). Following this, he started to compose film soundtracks and music to accompany historic silent films for the Louvre Museum and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris. 2000 the Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media awarded him the "New Media Prize". 2004 the Prix Ars Electronica awarded him the "Golden Nica", and he was awarded the "Produktionspreis WDR / Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis" (german sound art award). His media installation "Suburbs Of The Void" received the Transmediale 2005 award in Berlin and was presented at La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro La Fenice as a live performance in the same year. Köners video "Nuuk" received the Tiger Cub Award (best short film) during the International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2005. The Rimbaud Museum commissioned Thomas Köner five permanent sound installations for five rooms of the "Maison Rimbaud" in Charleville-Mezières, France. Several significant museums acquired his audiovisual works for their collection. In 2008 he was a participant of the Media Art Biennal in Seoul. Accessed 04.08.2009 from http://www.koener.de/cv.htm
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ALCHEMIE A-V Performance Germany Germany Edit
LIST OF JAPANESE WINDS Performance Germany Germany Edit
TABULA SMARAGDINA Performance Germany Germany Edit
KONTAKT DER JÜNGLINGE Performance Project Germany Germany Edit
Multiple CD Releases Soundworks 1996 onwards 1990 International Edit
PORTER RICKS Sound Performance Project until 1999 1996 International Edit
Various Soundworks Radio 2006 2005 Germany Edit
IMAGINATION MORTE Performance Recombinant Media Labs 2006 USA Edit