Mathias Fuchs
Registered as:

Fuchs Mathias

General Information

Year of Birth:  1956
Date of Birth:  20. October 1956
Place of Birth:  Erlangen
Country of Birth: 


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1982 - 1985

electronic music

1982 - 1985

electronic music


diploma in computer science (Heinz Zemanek)

1987 - 1988

composition (Lars Gunnar Bodin)

1987 - 1988




freelancer in the fields of science, radio art, culture journals


project manager media studio



teacher for communication theory

Performances (Selection)




Galerie Theuretzbacher


Muu Galleria

Vienns Museum Karlsplatz

numerous performances, among others in Turku, Budapest, Norwich, Cairo


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

scholarship for Stockholm




scholarship on the topic of "Migration", movement of sound in space and time


scholarship for Fujino, Japan

Description of Style

My main compositional interest lies in the study of musical development potentials at the intersection of carefully prepared material and spontaneously formed structures. The piece "Gangart", I g´have written in 1986 for a performance in a riding hall, in this sense put rhythmically and spatially composed music which was coming from a tape against the live sounds that have been generated by the performers. There have been four mounted percussionists and two percussionists on foot who had to move to a score at the riding school, while they passed free-floating sounding bodies they had to hammer on with drumsticks. While the tape and the lines of movement of the riders were following an accurate score, an unpredictable level of experience slipped into the music, motivated by the immediate reaction of riders and horses to the sonic event. For many years, I am also concerned with another aspect of musical communication: In a number of projects a lot of possibilities have been tried to further the communication of musical material on the network. On the one hand, this can be an exchange or joint institution of tonal base material, as well as on the other hand the concert performance of spatially separated instrumentalists who are only linked by the means of a network.  In the project "Gaia" (ars electronica '89 ) and in "Geometrie des Schweigens" I worked together with Roy Ascott modes of sound exchange between communication partners who have been more than 1000 km apart, but in regard to their tele-presence grew together in the electronic space. For the project "Entrée/Sortie" 15 musicians from nine countries exchanged some basic musical vocabulary before they got to work on parts of compositions for a radio piece. The most recent work in the field of tele-music is the installation "Hausmusik" which was shown in Vienna and Munich in 1993. Stock market data of a commercial news provider have been received by a modem, got interpreted and implemented in real-time into sound events. In this way, the economic processes of the world budget should turn into the processes of Hausmusik, played by robotic instruments (violin and MIDI-piano). 


Mathias Fuchs 1994