* 1984 im Schwarzwald, ist ein deutscher Künstler, Neue Musik Komponist [Dipl.], Konzeptentwickler, Kulturbotschafter und Influencer. Er lebt und arbeitet in Essen. Seit 2017 komponiert er sein breites Schaffen in Slide Kompositionen sowie Vortrags- und Podcast Formaten - als transmediales  Musiktheater »  entlang Bewegtbild, zeitgenössischer Musik, Text, Software und Erfahrung.

Winkler ist u. A. Preisträger des internationalen Soundart-Preises 'Karl Marx' BCMG (Birmingham/ London/ Trier), des ZKM Supercollider Code-Marathons sowie Initiator und Dozent des südindisch-deutschen Netzwerk Konnakol Deutschland. Mit hunderten von 'Slide Kompositionen' auf Social-Media Präsenzen influenced er sein zukünftiges Schaffen (3D Übersicht & Links). Portrait im WDR 3 Studio Neue Musik. Im März 2023 startete Winkler den YouTube Podcast deconstructed.stories in welchem sein modulares Slide-Oeuvre weiter-komponiert wird, sowie Kollegen- und Follower Feeds präsentiert werden.




  2023 / 2024 / +++    Foyer: Johannes Winkler
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  31.07.2023    Neuer Johannes Winkler Blog:
Blog: Score of Influence

  11.06.2023    Großes Update im S.C. Gesamtkunstwerk:
• Neue Musik Pianist Juan Carlos Maskerados
• Polytemporale Metronome
• E-Scooter Unfall, Dalle2, Bleistift
Links zur 'Cloud' in Version 2.4. der Score of Influence

  08. 09. & 10.05.2023 Masterclass 2023:
mit dem karnatischen Großmeister B.C. Manjunath
at: | Kunsthaus Essen

  20.04.2023    Ex Machina: Johannes Winkler
Vortrag über das SCORE of INFLUENCE Gesamtkunstwerk
Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen
Kammermusiksaal / ICEM | 19:30

  29.03.2023    UPDATE:
including now the 5th and last account:

  01.03.2023    Erste YouTube-Episode jetzt online!!
in epilogue: guest-feed of John Starosta
composer, North-Carolina US
#extendedpianotechniques #artificialintelligence

  22.12.2022    translocal installation
at: Neue Musik Zentrale Essen, NRW
Interactive Augmented Score: VIRTUAL ANUSHAANT

New slide-compositions on:

  06.08.2022    Lecture-Performance at 'Ya Festival für aktuelle Musik'
Dreifaltigkeitskirche Essen | Now on
article, videos, documentation

  02.06.2022    article & media published at Kultur- & Designmagazin
'POSTR' | read Quantisiertes Blau here.

  28.02.2022    - NEW UPDATE:
Portrait Interview - WDR 3 'Studio Neue Musik'







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September 2023 | Version 2.4 - Johannes Winkler 2017 - 2023 +




DEMO (for non Instagramers):

The Score of Influence is an interactive overview of the creative processes in Johannes Winkler's transmedial Slide Compositions Gesamtkunstwerk. Since 2017, it has been continuously updated, documenting the current aesthetic, philosophical and technical influences between the shown subprojects (read the new blog). On the 7 Instagram accounts, Winkler has been composing hundreds of 'narrative miniatures' as posts (music, videos, images, texts), that are interacting inside and outside its social-media bubbles. Instead of influencing followers, the primary goal is ... read more

START - interact in your browser
3D ROTATE - 1 Finger bewegen
ZOOM - 2 Finger ziehen
MOVE - 2 Finger halten & bewegen
RESET CENTER - 1 Finger Tap in leeren Bereich
AUGMENTIEREN - 'augment it' klicken
RESIZE AUGMENTED - tap Model + 2 Finger ziehen
ROTATE AUGMENTED - 2 Finger halten + drehen
RECORD AUGMENTED - Tap: Photo - Hold: Video

... instead of influencing followers, the primary goal is to influence the creation itself - using Instagram as a kind of oeuvre-repository and dynamic sketch-board. On Winkler's Werkverzeichnis can be swiped: Each numbered post represents a multi-page work and is telling, documenting, anticipating - about the cybernetic everyday, metaphysics and aesthetics: people and art - people and numbers - people and nature - people and people. A transmedial narrative emerges along autobiographical points in time, streams and archives - in an interplay with presence formats. Via 'Inter-Influencing' between his accounts, Winkler creates a 'sub-bubble' network. From there new forms and works are inspired and augmented towards further 'bubbles' like YouTube - as well as the local situation at the Here & Now (which is a bubble, too). Directly in front of his/your nose(s).

All artworks of the Slide Compositions Gesamtkunstwerk are available in the following public cloud, primary spread over Instagram accounts (carousel-posts, reels, stories) - with local copies on Winkler's harddrives for his further presence slide performances and video-podcasts. Uninspired and inspired by Instagram, Winkler developed 'Maxgram' in 2022: an interactive, independent offline-feed presentation environment (programmed in MAX8). There are no followers, APIs, ranking algorithms nor Likes - so the focus relies more on content evolution. It can be seen in action on Winkler's Video Podcasts.



u.a.: Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen, ZKM Karlsruhe, Fournos Center Athen, Musica Acoustica Peking, Pact Zollverein, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Borbeck, Folkwang Udk Essen, C.A.R. - Contemporary Art Ruhr, Atelierfrankfurt, Landesmusikakademie NRW


Gewinner Stück - Internationaler Kompositions-Wettbewerb 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder' Sound-Art: 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - mit Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance)
Erster Preis Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community).




video-podcast | composed transmedial stories
about music, art, love, swiping machines ...
© Johannes Winkler | Essen, Germany | 2023
presenting emerging results from the  Score of Influence 

2 track audio: english & deutsch

YouTube has announced to run this new feature for all video-uploads in 2023 (new audio/language switch option in the video settings). I will add my overdubbed english tracks for each episode as soon as the feature will be available. Stay tuned!

First Episode 'PYRAMIDEN' has started now 03/01/2023 - with feed-guest at the end: John Starosta (*1969 US, Ohio) - contemporary music composer, music theorist, piano teacher [#composer, #artificialintelligence, #piano, #robotics, #extendedpianotechniques] - join & support the channel ...

If you enjoy the podcast and the artform I create - or if you want your own work to be presented in an episode, please show your support by contributing. So I know that you're getting a benefit from it, and can move on and improve things even further on a solid basis. You can support the podcast in 7+ different ways - just do what is suitable for you:

join the podcast yourself

You are a professional/studying or engaging contemporary composer, -musician, artist, researcher, entrepreneur, philosopher or podcaster? You feel connected to the aesthetics and topics of my work? You would like your own work to be presented by me in an upcoming episode? Then you are ready for the following casting process (currently (2023) chances are quite high):

  • follow/support on social media: Instagram, YouTube

    multiply your chances for a successfull casting by the amount of your given likes - this 'love' will flow back to you equally.

  • watch some of the podcasts to see how interesting guest are presented towards the end of each episode.

  • write me an email with:

    • your short cv

    • your website or social-media profiles

    • which of your works/profiles should be presented

    • your payment proposal - starting at 25 EUR
      - at less than 50 followers on my channel ...

      ... minimum will increase with the numbers of my YouTube followers. So: "the early clever birds catch the cheapest most delicious worms" (german saying - modified a little bit)

podcast sponsoring

If you want to sponsor the podcast, I will present your service/product - either with links on top of the video-description or as a personal statement at the end/beginning of the video. BUT: I will never ever present your "platin garden grill" just for the money itself - even if you offer me 10.000 EUR. The only chance for this to happen would be to de-functionalize/deconstruct this ad as ad, which seems to be impossible these days - I don't know any of such attempts that has reached the domain of free beauty: Even the most creative ad still smells like an ad. But it is such a nice paradox ... and the world is full of possibilities. I'm sure there are even several solutions for this ... maybe you just start supporting my channel via patreon here (consider there the membership-tier: "embracing future: 99 EUR/months") - without any reference to your "platin garden grill"? Maybe by this way, we really become friends, and you could invite me to a garden party at some day ... and suddenly ...

But if you are an institution, start-up or engaging person I know well and respect (we also might already have worked together), I would be very happy to welcome you as a sponsor :-) - just write me an email

podcast mailing list

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about the podcast

deconstructed.stories is the new free youtube video-podcast (better: "postcast-") format by composer & media-artist Johannes Winkler (Essen, NRW, Germany) - about music, art, love, swiping machines ... our contemporary life. Re-composing his slide-composition oeuvre and insights into works of benevolent followers. Winkler presents the podcast via his software 'Maxgram': "a 'maximized Instagram' (written in Max) - with transmedial social features."

» involved network: interactive 3D Chip
» Info: 2D Chip

© Johannes Winkler, 2023
Slide-Composition Oeuvre / Repository: | - 2023


In seinen Lecture Performances re-arrangiert J. Winkler lokale offline Versionen der Slide Kompositionen mittels seiner Software 'Maxgram'. Hierdurch entstehen neue Narrative, welche der Score of Influence ggfs. rückgeführt werden:

Auswahl (Video-Folien)

2023 - Folkwang Universität der Künste

Kammermusiksaal - Ex Machina mit: Johannes Winkler

2022 - Ya Festival

Dreifaltigkeitskirche Borbeck - Quick Runthrough (!)

2021 - Pact Zollverein

Residenz-Gastvortrag: #SWIPING DIGITS - Ganzzahlige Verhältnisse in Musik, Bild und Slides - Quick Runthrough (!)

2018 - Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany

TETRALEMMA KLANG I - Workshop, Tamilisches Essen, Konzept-Soundart, südindische Zeitzählkunst


Kaiser | Winkler (seit 2009)

Contralto Opera-Voice & konzeptuelle Elektroakustik
Komposition | Performance | Installation

Elisabeth Anna Maria Kaiser
Contralto, Composer-Performer, Konzept

Johannes Winkler
Komposition, Programmierung, Konzept


'Auferstehung Banana' (2019) - für Contralto, Elektronik und Percussion (Voice: E.A.M. Kaiser, Komposition: J. Winkler)

'Tetralemmatic Roses for a Birthday' (2018) - für Contralto, Rosen und Elektronik (Voice-Performance: E.A.M Kaiser / Elektroakustik Komposition: J. Winkler)

'Vogel' (2013) für Contralto und Tape (Komposition: J. Winkler Video/AudioProgrammierung)

'Random Graph' (2009) für 4 Sänger, Video und Live-Elektronik (J. Winkler Video/AudioProgrammierung)

Netzwerk Konnakol Deutschland (seit 2018)

Erforschung & Vermittlung erweiterter Rhythmusfertigkeiten & Strukturen mittels südindisch-karnatischer Techniken

Infos, Videos, Team, Hintergründe, Kurs-Termine:

Seit 2018 lehrt und forscht unser wachsendes Team aus erfahrenen südindischen und deutschen Künstlern erweiterte Zähl-Techniken musikalischer Zeitstrukturen („Konnakol“ / „karnatische Rhythmik“). Inspiriert auch von Rafael Reinas PhD-Thesis (2014) über die Anwendung spezieller südindisch-karnatischer Rhythmik-Techniken zur Inkorporation und Kreation komplexer westlicher (zeitgenössischer) Musik, haben wir ein Kursmodulsystem mit verschiedenen Inhalten entwickelt, das auf typische Bedürfnisse westlicher Musiker, Komponisten, Dirigenten, Tänzer und Musikpädagogen abgestimmt ist.
Wir arbeiten auch mit Zeitbeziehungen zwischen Körper, Geist und Software ('Digitus Manus - Digitales Zählen') und bieten eine Andockstelle für die Sprach- und Sprechforschung (Neuropsycholinguistik, Logopädie).

Johannes Winkler - Initiator / Co-Founder / Dozent / Content-Creator
Anushaant Nayinai Wijayan - Master of Mridangam, Co-Founder of 'Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany'
Magnus Dauner - Jazzdrummer
Nagushaant Nayinai Wijayan - Advisor/Autor
Stanko Coaching - Therapiematerialien

Weitere (seit 2020)


Erforschung & Entwicklung von Therapiematerialien (Konnakol inspiriert) - mit Anita Stanko (Gestaltpsychotherapeutin / staatl. anerk. Logopädin):

Urbanolix Artobot

lokale Kunst mit Roland Scheel, Nevfel Cumart, Ernest Flatter und Weitere:


Johannes Winkler *1984, lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Künstler und Komponist in Essen. Sein jüngeres Werk erforscht rekursive Verhältnisse von 'Zählen und Träumen' und umfasst visuelle, auditive sowie konzeptuelle Arbeiten. Seit 2017 re-komponiert er sein breites Schaffen in lecture-performances und audiovisuellen slide compositions - als künstlerische Forschung in Bild/Film, Text und Musik.

Gewinner-Stück - internationaler Kompositions-Wettbewerb 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder', 'Soundart' - 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - mit Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance) 1. Preis Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community)

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, ZKM Karlsruhe, Fournos-Center Athen, Pact Zollverein Essen, Musica-Acoustica Peking, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Borbeck, Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany, GNMR Ruhr, C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr

Dipl. Komposition | Folkwang Udk Essen

Klasse Prof. Dirk Reith, Prof. Thomas Neuhaus, Roman Pfeifer

Freie Forschung at Home
TCFA Germany - Grade 4


J. Winkler unterrichtet auch privat: Komposition, Klavier klassisch, diverse Programmiersprachen & algorithmisches Komponieren, Badisch, tetralemmatische Kreativität, Konnakol.

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