Möbius Werner

General Information

Year of Birth:  1965
Date of Birth:  5. June 1965
Place of Birth:  Innsbruck
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Werner Möbius turns sounds, beats and files into acoustic, intermedia and social events and positions himself through this in the aesthetic coordinate system between conceptual art, contemporary music, improvised electronica and pop. From mysterious abstracts of sound material he creates a versatile collection of sound curiosities of great clarity, strict form and sensual presence.
Various projects and work as a percussionist, drummer, vocalist, creator of sound objects, electronic multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer and producer, DJ, curator, event manager and freelance music journalist.
Compositions for radio, film, video, multi-image shows, television and numerous record releases.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1986 - 1988

International School of Percussion: Latin-percussion (with Cesar Granados, Julio Miron and Omar Belmonte, further studies with Guigou Chenevier, Dudu Tucci, Freddie Santiago and Gilson de Assis)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1985

school leaving examination, experiments with photography, graffiti, music and DJing, first exhibits and concerts

1986 - 1988

jam sessions with Chester Washington, Florian Bramböck, Daryl Jones, and Joe Malinga, among others

1990

co-founder of art project "Workstation"

1991

founder of the experimentally oriented industrial band N.W.O. (with Christoph Kurzmann and Gernot W. Koza)

1991

specialisation in electronic percussion, especially in the octapad

1992

founder of the concept pop duo "Play The Tracks Of" (with Frenk Lebel)

1992

performances with F.M. Einheit, David Moss, Jason Khan, N.U. Unruh, Cornelie Müller, and Alexeij Sagerer, among others

1992

more intense involvement with improvised electronic music connected to pop music and visual arts

1993

numerous concerts in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and England

1993

moved to Berlin

1994

solo-staging of the music performance "Die Alleinunterhalterin"

1995

Pay the Cheques of, Familienalbum and Plag dich nicht: co-founder of Electronica-Pop label

1995

Play The Tracks Of: production and release of album "Beautycase" in co-operation with Christian Fennesz

1996

appearances at Music Unlimited and Steirischer Herbst, among others

1996 - 1997

member

1997

art projects in co-operation with Oliver Hangl, Ulli Koscher and Gelatin

1998

Aprés Ski: conception of space installation (in cooperation with Paul Divjak and Georg Wagenhuber)

1998

CD-release on Syntactic

1999

composition commission

1999

co-operation with the label

2000

more intense co-operation with Christoph Hinterhuber

2001

8th Biennaleat Cairo: Sound design for space work by Christoph Hinterhuber - further exhibits in Italy and France

2002

work on real-time compositions connected with feedbacks and a customised "Plastic tube", sound performances in Transart 02 in Italy, etc.

2003

collaborations with Hans Joachim Roedelius, Phillip Quehenberger and Gameboy Music Club

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1991

Kunststraße 91

1991

Regionalprogramm

1992

Künstlerwerkstatt Munich: Trommeln in Strömen

1993
1994

St. Johann in Tyrol: The Art of Solo

1995

Jadengasse

1995

SOLOLALA - International Festival for Soloists

1996
1996
1996

Kommunikationsbüro

1996

Ladengalerie Virus

1996

"Wir werden es gemacht haben können"

1997

Gosh City

1997

Kunstverein Ludwigsburg

1998

Kunstbuero 1060

1998

Künstlerhaus Vienna/Passagegalerie

1998

the audioroom

1998

Trabant Vienna

1999
1999

Fast forward

1999

Kunsthalle Exnergasse: Among_others 3

1999

Kunstraum

2000

Center of Contemporary Art, Belef

2000

Dom Omladine Gallery

2000

Sounds & Files

2001

8th International Biennale

2001

MAK nite

2001

Nouvelle Galerie, Grenoble

2001

emerging artists

2001

Symposion Lindabrunn

2002

Galerie im Taxispalais: Variable Stücke

2002

Galleria Plastica & Covo

2002

empire your biedermeier

2002

Kunstverein Bregenz: 19 Räume

2002
2003
2003

Fluten Vienna

2003
2003

Moving Patterns, New York - Vienna

2003

Selfware

2003

Soho in Ottakring

2003

Generator#6

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
1991

Tyrol: Wasser & Stein

1991

Kunststraße 91, Innsbruck

1992

Innsbrucker Kultursommer: Litera Tour' 92

1993

Ötztal/Tyrol: Mut zur Phantasie

1994

Cultural Initiative Feuerwerk, Tyrol

1994
1995

Theater Pandora, Innsbruck

1996

Vienna: Little Stars of Bethlehem

1996

Transit

1997
1996
1996

Innsbruck: Projekt 96 at the Art-gallery Pembaur

2000

Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck

1999
1999

Garage Span

2001

Galerie Museum, Bolzano

2001

A cultural reserve

2002
2003

ZOOM Museum for Children

2003

Symposion Lindabrunn

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1988

scholarship

1999

work scholarship and composition support by the culture office

2003

promotional award for music

2003

composition sponsorship

2004

composition sponsorship

Description of Style

In my current sound performances I work on real time compositions on two levels simultaneously under varying acoustic conditions. I play loops and samples back from digital sources, the form of which I influence constantly over time through the use of different filters. On the analogue level I simultaneously use a prepared "plastic tube" with which I capture emerging sound structures, modulate them with a microphone and effects and release them back into the room as monochrome sound escapades and bizarre feedback loops.

 

Werner Möbius, 2003

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