* 1984, Blackforest, is a german media artist, contemporary music composer [dipl.], concept developer and cultural ambassador. He lives and works in Essen. Since 2017 he has been re-composing his wide ranging work in slide compositions and lecture formats - as transmedial narratives along moving images, contemporary music, text, software and experience.
Winkler has won the international sound art prize 'Karl Marx' (BCMG, UK), the ZKM Supercollider Code Marathon and is the initiator and lecturer of the South-Indian/-German Network Konnakol Germany. With his numerous slide compositions on Instagram-Accounts (complete oeuvre on: @winkler.works + augmented 3D Score here), he influences his future works: Portrait in WDR 3 Radio Studio Contemporary Music. Recently he is inventor and transmedial-vibrational element of the 'B.O.R. BACK Oscillator'. In march 2023 Winkler started his youtube podcast deconstructed.stories where he re-composes his modular slide-oeuvre (+ some interesting feeds from collegues and followers are presented there, too).
06.03.2023 OUT NOW:
SCORE of INFLUENCE
01.03.2023 Erste YouTube-Episode jetzt online!!
22.12.2022 translocal installation
at: Neue Musik Zentrale Essen, NRW
Interactive Augmented Score: VIRTUAL ANUSHAANT
22.09.2022 New 'advanced-counting' courses in 11/2022 | NRW, GER:
at: Kunsthaus Essen, LMA NRW, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Borbeck:
Dates & Tickets: www.konnakol.de
31.08.2022 4x New:
New Blog on Medium.com: johanneswinkler.medium.com
Interact YOURSELF with my slide-composition No.153: EXIT
New slide-compositions on: winkler.works
06.08.2022 Lecture-Performance at 'Ya Festival für aktuelle Musik'
Dreifaltigkeitskirche Essen | Now on Medium.com:
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'
29.03.2022 Konnakol Deutschland Symposium
Kunsthaus Essen - mit B.C. Manjunath
SCREENINGS | LECTURES | CONCERTS
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
winning soundart-piece at 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder' international composition competition, 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - with Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance)
First prize Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community)
In 2019, Winkler began re-composing his oeuvre as audiovisual 'slide compositions' on social media (Instagram). Each 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.
Uninspired and inspired by Instagram, Winkler developed 'Maxgram' in 2022, a tool for his lecture performances: an interactive, independent 'feed' offline presentation environment (programmed in MAX/MSP), which only uses the visual 3x3 feed-grid approach from Instagram. There are no followers, ranking algorithms or likes, so the focus relies more on content [See: Maxgram's birthday video]
All 150+ compositions can be seen in full on Instagram:
Using 'Augmented Reality', Winkler's Slide Composition No.153 can now be entered and exited anywhere:
interact here with No.153: EXIT »
+++ NEW [08/2022] +++ ... now composed further on YouTube:WINKLERWORKS »
In order to keep them alive, the 'slide compositions' are deconstructed again in different contexts: e.g. in presence lectures (see below) and on different plattforms ...
This graphic illustrates the entire process ("from digital bubble to empiric trouble" - and back ...)
video-podcast | composed transmedial stories
about music, art, love, swiping machines ...
© Johannes Winkler | Essen, Germany | 2023
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
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:
@winkler.works | www.johanneswinkler.de - 2023
In his lecture performances, J. Winkler creates events in the form of lectures and situations. The 'slide compositions' are rearranged / modified around a core theme (and re-integrated later). This generates open learning experiences / 'aesthetic learning contexts'.
2021 - Pact Zollverein, Essen
residency guest-lecture: #SWIPING DIGITS - Integer ratios in music, images and slides - quick runthrough (!)
2018 - Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany
TETRALEMMA KLANG I - Workshop, tamil food, concept soundart, southindian counting-art
Kaiser | Winkler (since 2009)
contralto opera-voice & conceptual electroacustics
composition | performance | installation
Elisabeth Anna Maria Kaiser
contralto, composer-performer, concept
composition, programming, concept
'Auferstehung Banana' (2019) - for contralto, elektronics and percussion (voice: E.A.M. Kaiser, composition: J. Winkler)
'Tetralemmatic Roses for a Birthday' (2018) - for contralto, roses and elektronics (voice-performance: E.A.M Kaiser / elektroakustic composition: J. Winkler)
'Vogel' (2013) for contralto and tape (composition: J. Winkler video/audio-programming)
'Random Graph' (2009) for 4 singers, video and live-elektronics (J. Winkler video/audio-programming)
Network Konnakol.de (seit 2018)
Advanced Carnatic-Rhythm Transfers: Researching & Teaching - Out of Germany, Essen
Infos, videos, team, backgrounds, course dates:
Since 2018, our growing team of experienced southindian and german artists is teaching & researching advanced techniques of counting musical time-structures ('Konnakol' / 'carnatic rhythm'). Inspired also by Rafael Reina's PhD thesis (2014) about the application of special southindian-carnatic rhythm-techniques to the incorporation and creation of complex western (contemporary) music, we developed a course module-system with various contents specialized for typical needs of western musicians, composers, conductors, dancers and music-pedagogues aimed at students/professionals and step-by-step courses for beginners.
We are also working with time-relations between body, mind and software ('Digitus Manus - Digital Counting') and offer a docking station for language- and speech research (neuropsycholinguistics, speechtherapy).
Johannes Winkler - initiator / co-founder / docent / content-creator
Anushaant Nayinai Wijayan - master of mridangam, co-founder of 'Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany'
Magnus Dauner - jazzdrummer
Nagushaant Nayinai Wijayan - advisor/author
Stanko Coaching - therapymaterialien
Further (since 2020)
Research & Development of therapymaterials (Konnakol inspired) - with Anita Stanko (Gestaltpsychotherapist / Speechtherapist (staatl. anerkannt)): www.hantala.de
local art with Roland Scheel, Nevfel Cumart, Ernest Flatter and more: www.urbanolix-artobot.de
* 1984, lives and works as a freelance media artist and composer in Essen. His more recent work explores recursive relationships between 'counting and dreaming' and includes visual, auditory and conceptual works. Since 2017 he has been re-composing his wide-ranging work in lecture performances and audiovisual slide compositions - as artistic research in images / films, text and music.
winning piece - international composition competition 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder', 'Soundart' - 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - with Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance) 1st prize Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community)
SCREENINGS | PERFORMANCES | LECTURES
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
Composition (Dipl.) | Folkwang Udk Essen
Klasse Prof. Dirk Reith, Prof. Thomas Neuhaus, Roman Pfeifer
Self-taught studies at home
TCFA Germany - Grade 4
J. Winkler also teaches privately (composition, classical piano, programming, badisch, tetralemmatic creativity, Konnakol)
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