Floating Sound Gallery

Seppo Gründler

seppo_500Seppo Gründler
born 1956, lives in Graz, musician, composer, tinkerer, main instruments guitar and computer, different live projects solo/duo/ensembles, music for theatre, film and dance, sound and media installations. Head of the Master Studiums Media and Interaction Design at FH-Joanneum Graz, Visiting Professor at Donauuuniversität Krems – Zentrum für Neue Medien.

Seppo Gründler Elisabeth Schimanathe great score.

Broadcast live on air in 5.1 Surround Sound and on line: Ö1 Kunstradio – Radiokunst, January 1st, 2006.

„Great score“ was performed in Budapest (2001), Moscow (2002), Amsterdam (2004), Linz (2004), Vienna (2005), Ljubljana (2005) and Graz (2005) leaving the basic structure of the piece for interpretation to varying artists and musicians. These artists contributed to the last version of the „great score“ which took place in form of a net concert by sending sound streams from their respective locations.
With their radio version in 5.1 Surround, Seppo Gründler and Elisabeth Schimana finally combined the different musical interpretations of the defined structure on air. At the ORF Funkhaus in Vienna, they were making a live mix of the incoming sound material from the network, namely from the Budapest-based artists Zsolt Sores and Pal Toth who were performing live at Radio Tilos in Budapest, from Yuri Spitsin, a Moscow-based artist who was streaming from Dartmouth College in the USA; in Hainburg, Anne Wellmer, an artist from Amsterdam, was performing at the IMA Institute of Media Archeology whilst Günther Gessert was participating at Radio FRO in Linz and the artist group alien productions were performing at the ORF Funkhaus in Vienna. Borut Savski and Brane Zormanwere sending their sound contributions from the premises of Radio Student in Ljubljana and finally the Austrian media artist Reni Hofmüller was performing live at Radio Helsinki in Graz.