Hannes Strobl

Hannes Strobl, born in 1966, is a bassist, composer, and sound artist; he lives in Berlin. A key starting point of his music is the sound-based potential of electric bass. Strobl expands its characteristic expressive potential using special playing techniques in combination with live electronics. He works in various acoustic as well as audiovisual realms. Emphases of his work on the instrument as well as his compositional activity over recent years have increasingly been in musical forms of expression against the backdrop of urban sound space. With Sam Auinger, Strobl founded the project tamtam in 2001; for their sound installations they were nominated for the Deutscher Klangkunstpreis in 2008. Together with Dietmar Offenhuber, he founded the artist group stadtmusik in 2005.
He has also created works for international festivals like Sundance Festival (2008), International Media Art Festival Hong Kong (2008), and the Media Art Biennale in Seoul (2006). Strobl has worked with Stefan Betke, Tony Buck, Christof Dienz, Reinhold Friedl, Rupert Huber, Chris Kondek, Michael Moser, Toshimaru Nakamura, Bruce Odland, Reynold Reynolds. His compositions can be heard at Tiroler Landesmuseum, Innsbruck, HAU 3 Berlin, at the Sonar Festival Barcelona, Kunstenfestival Brüssel, and Rotterdamse Schouwburg.