Johannes S. Sistermanns (Germany)

Johannes S. Sistermanns

Johannes S. Sistermanns
(*1955 Cologne, Germany)

He stages his composition as Electroacoustic (multi channel) Performances,
SoundPlastic, Radioart, Music Theatre and Urban Environment.

He was taught in ‚Tao of Voice method by Prof. Stephen Cheng, New York, as
well as in Classical North Indian Singing at the Banares Hindu University
B.H.U. and in Calcutta. 1976-84 he studied at the Musikhochschule Köln New
Music Theatre with Mauricio Kagel, Piano with Klaus Runze and Rhythmik with
Holmrike Leiser. Doctorate 1989 in Musicology. Performances, exhibitions,
teachings, stipends and artist/composer-in-residence took him to Japan,
China, Australia, USA and Europe. He performs/exhibits in International
Festivals, including Knitting Factory New York 1995, Melbourne Festival
1997, Goethe-Institut Tokyo 1997/Kyoto 1998, Worldexhibition EXPO 2000
Hannover, Adelaide Festival 2000, International Summercourse Darmstadt 2004
/ 2006, Turning Sounds Warshaw 2005, Donaueschinger Musiktage
1996/1999/2005, 1. Shanghai International Electroacoustic Music Festival
2006, ISCM World New Music Festival Stuttgart 2006, Australasian CompMusic
Conference ACMC 2008 Sydney, Klangbiennale2 HR Radio Frankfurt – in Radio
Stations (WDR, SWR, HR, SR, DLR, RBB Berlin, ORF Kunstradio Vienna, ABC
Radio Sydney). He received Grants like the Kunststiftung NRW Duesseldorf,
Ministry for Culture NRW Duesseldorf, Heinrich-Strobel-Foundation/SWR Radio
Freiburg, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Berlin, The Japan Foundation Tokyo,
Filmfoundation NRW Duesseldorf, ZKM Karlsruhe, Artist-in-Residence CACSA
Adelaide, University Wakayama Japan, Composer-in-Residence at VICC
Visby/Gotland and EMS Stockholm/Sweden, Awards a.o.’Zeitgleich’ Composition
Award ORF Radio + TRANSIT Innsbruck 1995, Karl-Sczuka-Foerderpreis (support
grant winner) SWR Radio 1997, 2. Prize Memorial Kehl/Germany and the ‚German
Soundart Award 2008’ Skulpturenmuseum Marl / WDR Radio.

2004 + 2006 he is Lecturer at the ‚International Summer Courses for New
Music’ in Darmstadt, Germany.