“In 1999 I began to work with audio information besides the visual ones. The computer provides the possibility to cut up noises, sounds and music, to analyse them and work with these fragments. I am especially interested in conditions under which they come into being, in which context they exist and what kind of effect they have on the listener. My work begins with searching, finding, or producing of acoustic material. By experimenting with this I get various acoustic fragments, which are later combined in a composition, improvisation or sound installation. This results are created in interaction with the structure of the noises and sounds. Interaction is meant as an adaptation of the composition to the structure (dynamics, timbre, pitch, tune) of the sounds and noises or the other way round the sounds are changed for compositional decisions.
In my visual work I use the same method. So I usually use found images or situations as a starting point.“




CV Gregory Büttner:

1972, lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.
1997 - 2004 Communications Design Studies at the University of Applied Sciences, Department of Design in Hamburg, with a specialization in audiovisual works and sound art.
2004 launch of the label 1000füssler, which releases experimental music. 1000fussler.com
2004 co-founder of the organisation ‘Verband für aktuelle Musik Hamburg‘, vamh.de
since 2006 he taught several times at the school project‚ ‘Klangradar 3000 - Composers in the Schools‘.

2013 composer in residence (2-16. September) at EMS in Stockholm with a grant by Goethe-Institut.
2014 concert tour to Prague with Birgit Ulher & Pražsky´ Improvizační Orchestr. Supported by Goethe Institut Prague and Kulturbehörde Hamburg.
2016 Arc artist residency (23-27.3.) in Romainmôtier, Switzerland. Together with Simon Whetham and Francisco Meirino.

Concerts (selected):
Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Stockholm (Fylkingen, Goethe-Institut), Bergen (Ny Musikk), Kopenhagen, Malmö, Prague, London, Lausanne, Genf (Cave12), Basel, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, Köln, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Dresden, Freiburg, Heidelberg (Prinzhorn Sammlung), Kiel, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Kassel.

Festivals (selected):
Stream Festival 2016, Klub Katarakt 2014, 2013 and 2012, Reeperbahn Festival 2013, Dancekiosk 2011, Avantgarde Festival 2011, Moers Festival 2011, Surviving Dance Symposium 2011, Ahornfelder Festival 2009, International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2007, 8. Festival Garage 2004, The Art of Overhead 2005+2009, blurred edges - Festival für aktuelle Musik Hamburg 2006 / 2008 -2016.

Exhibitions (selected):
2015
group Exhibition "Die Welt Ist Gans: Von A – Z", Galerie Melike Bilir, Hamburg.
2014 ‘Chiasma pink noise‘ together with Magdalena Sadziak, Underdog Gallery, Hamburg.
2011 group exhibition ‘Paper Cut. Shanghai / Hamburg', Creative Centre of Shanghai Artists Association, Shanghai, China.
2011 ‘Glitzer, Staub und Rauschen‘ together with Magdalena Sadziak, Frappant e.V., Hamburg.
2010 group exibition ‘Scherenschnitte II + III‘ (engl. silhouette, cut-out art), Frappant e.V., Hamburg.
2008 ‘Kleine Versammlung mit Geistern + 1 Hund‘. Photo exhibition with found footage, together with Stefanie Becker, Walk of Fame, Hamburg
2008 ‘Walze 1‘ is selected for the sonorous art section of the Madrid Abierto festival for public- art and artistical-interventions, Madrid.
2007 participation at the project ‘Microton - Science and Sounds‘ new sounds for historic science movies, Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg.
2006 video screening from ‘23 ZOOMS‘ at 2:13 Festival, Athen.
2004 ‘La Nuit - 15 Feldaufnahmen aus der Nacht‘ together with Lasse-Marc Riek and Costa Gröhn, Dada de Nada at Trottoir, Hamburg.
2004 video screening from ‘23 ZOOMS‘ at ‘gefunden, geklaut und ausgedacht‘, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg.

Dance, Performance or Movies (selected):
2017
music for the performance
"PALEDDE.reenact reality - Experiment mit Barbetrieb". "Die Palette - Ein performatives Kneipenprojekt", based on the novel Palette‘ by Hubert Fichte. 30.4 - 28.5.2017, Gängeviertel Hamburg
2015 sound/music for the performance ‘Fallstudie II: In-Bewegung-Sein‘ by Jonas Leifert.
2015 sound/music (with Clemens Endreß) for the experimental short movie ‘Hochbrücke Brunsbüttel‘ by Karsten Wiesel.
2011 music for the performance ‘Ok Space, Skip‘ by Anja Winterhalter.
2010 music for the performance ‘Wenn uns jemand sieht, sag, wir haben einfach kurz Luft geschnappt‘ by Anja Winterhalter.

Groups:
since 2008
, duo with Birgit Ulher (trumpet, speaker, mutes). Gregory Büttner plays sounds from a computer through various small speaker, which Birgit Ulher uses as mutes for her trumpet.
since 2010 ‘Stark Bewölkt Quartett‘ with Birgit Ulher (trumpet, speaker, radio, mutes), Heiner Metzger (soundtable), Michael Maierhof (cello), Gregory Büttner (computer, speaker, objects).
since 2011 ‘Guy & Gregory‘ mit Guy Saldanha (ukulele).
2001 - 2011 ‘für diesen abend‘ with Stefan Funck (computer), Gregory Büttner (computer), Katrin Bethge (projections).

Discography:
2015
‘Wenn uns jemand hört - sag- wir haben einfach kurz Luft geschnappt‘, CD, 1000füssler
2015 ‘Tarpenbek Kontinuum‘, split LP with Richard Chartier + 12 prints by Jan Schaab, Materialverlag HfbK
2014 ‘ZweimalZwei‘, Quartet with Gunnar Lettow, Ernesto Rodrigues, Nuno Torres, CD, Creative Sources
2014 ‘Araripepipra‘, duo with Birgit Ulher (trumpet, speakers, objects), CD, Hideous Replica
2014 ‘Pochen - Oder: mit nachschleifendem Zwirnsfaden die Treppe hinunterkollern ‘, CD, Herbal
2014 ‘Kaktus‘, CDR split 'Radical Demos #4' Obs*
2014 ‘Flakes‘, duo with Gunnar Lettow (e-bass, electronics, objects), 3“CDR, 1000füssler
2013 ‘Scherenschnitt‘, 3“CDR, 1000füssler
2013 ‘A‘, duo with Guy Saldanha (ukulele), CDR, Knistern
2012 ‘Ripsnorter‘, duo with Ofer Bymel (drums), CDR, Obs*
2010 ‘Tehricks‘, duo with Birgit Ulher (trumpet, speakers, mutes), 3“CDR, 1000füssler
2009 ‘3 Harp Treatments‘, collaboration with Rhodri Davies (harp), CD, Anthropometrics
2008 ‘Walze 1-8‘, CD, Fireworks Edition Records
2008 ‘Saturday Night‘, MP3, compost and height
2007 ‘Nil_audio‘, 3“CDR, AIC
2006 ‘23 ZOOMS‘, DVD-R + CDR, 1000füssler
2006 ‘Für Diesen Abend - Live‘, with Stefan Funck, Katrin Bethge, CDR, Alulatonserien
2005 ‘Every‘, 3“CDR, 1000füssler
2004 ‘3/1‘, 3“CDR, 1000füssler
2004 ‘Alugeige‘, MP3, plakatif.net
2004 ‘Für Diesen Abend‘, with Stefan Funck, CDR, 1000füssler

Compilations:
2017
‘Music will ruin everything‘ (working title), CD, Sub Jam.

2016 ‘aufabwegen50. ausgewählte geräusche‘, 2 CD, Aufabwegen / Deutscher Musikrat.
2015 ‘OtO VA 2015‘, Cassette, OtO

2012 ‘Archaic Variations - Localization‘, CD, Obs*
2009 ‘Sightseeing For The Blind‘ Rui Costa & Friends, CD, 1000füssler
2008 ‘Music for the Williamson Tunnels‘, CD, Alan Dunn & Arts Council England
2007 ‘Heizung Raum 318‘ CD with S.Funck, A.Tietchens, N.Stephan, 1000füssler
2005 ‘Verfassung‘, LP, Hörbar e.V. 2005
2005 ‘Der Michel und der Dom‘, CD, Grünrekorder
2004 ‘Prosit zur letzten Tide‘, 2 CDR, Hörbar e.V.

Radio Broadcast (selected):
2013
'Pochen - Oder: mit nachschleifendem Zwirnsfaden die Treppe hinunterkollern'

premiere at WDR 3 open: Studio Akustische Kunst
2011 ‘Heiz‘ at Klangkunst, Deutschlandradio Kultur.
2010 ‘Walze 5‘ at Klangkunst, Deutschlandradio Kultur.
2009 ‘Zuetsch‘ at ‘Newcomer Werkstatt‘ Klangkunst, Deutschlandradio Kultur.
2008 ‘Walze 1‘ at ‘La Ciudad Invisible‘ (Madrid Abierto), Radio 3 Madrid.

Curatorial Activities (selected):
since 2009
concert series ‘Stark Bewölkt‘ in Hamburg. Together with M.Maierhof, H.Metzger, B.Ulher.
2005-06 ‘Werkstatt Bild + Ton‘ series of movie events around the topic: ‘sound and picture‘ at Metropolis Kino, Hamburg. Together with Sebastian Reier.
since 2004 for the experimental music label ‘1000füssler‘.


Concert Collaborations or Ad Hoc Improvisations with:
Jørn Erik Ahlsen, Liz Albee, Alok, Felipe Araya, Adam Asnan, Gaudenz Badrutt, Pascal Battus, Ilia Belorukov, Johannes Bergmark, Heddy Boubaker, Rudi Burr, Gunnar Büttner, Ofer Bymel, Benoit Cancoin, Rob Curgenven, d'incise, Rhodri Davies, Nicolas Desmarchelier, Dj Sniff, Marcus Doverud, Jamie Drouin,
JD Zazie, Julia Eckhardt, Eddie135, Elisabeth Flunger, Mathias Forge, Stefan Funck, Emilio Gordoa, Forbes Graham, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Jürgen Hall, Reinhart Hammerschmidt, Chris Heenan, Olaf Hochherz, Tore Honoré Bøe, Bill Hsu, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, John Hughes, Giuseppe Ielasi, Bonnie Jones, Byung Jun, Leonel Kaplan, Robert Klammer, Jonas Kocher, Sylvi Kretschmar, Goh Lee Kwang, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Ulrike Lentz, Gunnar Lettow, Sebastian Lexer, Patryk Lichota, Kurt Liedwart, Liu Xinyu, Mai Mai, Michael Maierhof, Enrico Malatesta, Svetlana Maras, Wade Matthews, Francisco Meirino, Heiner Metzger, Helge Meyer, Tisha Mukarji, Rie Nakajima, Nelly Boyd, Thomas Österheld, Pražský Improvizační Orchestr, Michael Petermann, Mathias Pontévia, Eddie Prévost, Ann-Kathrin Quednau, Sebastian Reier, Gino Robair, Ernesto Rodrigues, Guy Saldanha, Lars Scherzberg, Christoph Schiller, Wolfgang Schliemann, Rishin Singh, Damon Smith, Malte Steiner, Clayton Thomas, Piotr Tkacz, Olivier Toulemonde, Birgit Ulher, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Antje Vowinckel, Ute Wassermann, Nusch Werchowska, Simon Whetham, Nicolas Wiese, Wong Chung-fai (Sin:Ned), Hainer Wörmann, Jack Wright, Seymour Wright, Xu Cheng, Yan Jun, Ge-Suk Yeo, among others.


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