/// NEW (updated) | portrait interview in WDR 3 'Studio Neue Musik' ///
/// 15.02. | New slide compositions 120 - 126 on @winkler.works ///
/// 29.03. | Konnakol Deutschland Symposium in mit B.C. Manjunath ///
WINKLER.WORKS PORTFOLIO 2022
Here you get an insight into the work of Johannes Winkler as a media-artist, composer, lecturer, researcher, concept developer and cultural ambassador. Essen, Germany
Johannes Winkler * 1984, lives and works as a freelance media artist, composer and lecturer in Essen, Germany. 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 oeuvre in audiovisual works and lectures - as artistic research in image / film, text and music.
/// 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, 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)
On Instagram, Johannes Winkler re-composes his oeuvre as audio-visual 'slide compositions'. 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.
See all 100+ compositions on Instagram:winkler.works
In order to keep them alive, the 'slide compositions' are deconstructed again in different contexts: e.g. in lectures (see below) and on his second Instagram account @ deconstructed.stories ...
This graphic illustrates the entire process ("from digital bubble to empiric trouble" - and back ...)
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
contralto opera-voice & conceptual electroacoustics
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)
Advanced Carnatic-Rhythm Transfers: Researching & Teaching - Out of Germany, Essen
Infos, videos, team, backgrounds, course dates:
J. Winkler's motivation: backgrounds
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 - therapymaterials
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
J. Winkler is happy to receive inquiries by e-mail
please refer: contact
Depending on interest and needs, J. Winkler expands or reduces his tool selection: on a digital-, analog- or mindset level. There were phases in which he programmed with the latest software tools, as well as phases in which paper and pen helped better to realize ideas. In the meantime, the following core set has been established:
composition: Supercollider, Reaper DAW/VST, MaxMSP/8, Musescore, furthers | video: DaVinci Resolve, furthers | image: Photoshop, Adobe Suite, furthers | 3D: Blender, furthers | scripting/programming: FFMPEG, SCLang, HTML/CSS, furthers - VIM/gVIM, Visual Studio Code
semi-digital: tetralemmatic thinking, 'subjective autocollages' - an experimental-creative procedure, Pencils & a lot of clipboards
* 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.
Awards: 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)
Screening / Performances / Lectures (2010-2021): Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, ZKM Karlsruhe, Fournos-Center Athens, Pact Zollverein Essen, Musica-Acoustica Beijing, German-American Institute Tübingen, Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany, GNMR Ruhr, C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr
study: composition, Folkwang Udk Essen (dipl.)
self-taught studies at home
TCFA Germany - Grade 4
for info, contact, booking, commissions: