photographer: Igor Ripak ©

Dufek Hannes


# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat - Ein Singspiel nach dem gleichnamigen Kinderbuch von Werner Holzwarth und Wolf Erlbruch 2014
2 "… una flor …" 2012 5m
3 Unstern 2011 ~ 13m
4 non-being 2010 ~10m
5 grosse Musik 2009 ~ 13m 30s
6 landschaft_ _interpretation; wiederkehr, neuanfang, spiegelung; verdopplung___ bild. (die strahlkraft des augenblicks) 2009 ~19m
7 (Inner) Solare Musik 2007 ~ 8m
8 parfois, je vois l'infini... - für improvisierte Percussion und Violoncello 2007 ~ 14m
9 (Annäherung) An den Horizont I 2007 ~ 8m 30s
10 Sonnige Einöde (...le roi est mort...) 2007 8m
11 ... bleu sur bleu ... ce qui reste 2007 ~ 7m
12 Études faciles et doutables à la mémoire de Satie 2007 ~ 7m
13 Brot und Salz - Music for 2 alto recorders 2007
14 weitung der seele (freiheit) / extrapolation 2006 ~ 11m
15 Space Musik für 3 2006 ~ 7m
16 ...Maschinen und Dämonen, im Herzen und in der Welt... 2006 5m
17 Intermezzo 2006 4m
18 lichtstück 2006 13m
19 ... Desonanza 2006 ~ 6m 30s
20 Kleine Kopf-Varianzen für und wider Herrn Mozart 2006 ~ 7m
21 Drei astrale Duette 2006 ~ 9m
22 Koan 2005 6m
23 ...auf dem Rücken der Erde... 2005 7m
24 Aurora 2005 ~ 7m
25 Zwei Kosmen 2005 5m
26 Licht 2005
27 Momo oder Die Legende vom Jetzt 80m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1984
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Hannes Dufek, born in Vienna in 1984, started learning piano early in his life and received lessons in playing recorder and singing. Later, he also took guitar lessons and his first lessons in counterpoint and harmony. Early original musical activities include, in particular, piano and guitar improvisations. He also founded an Alternative Rock band and an electronica/improvisation duo. At the age of 17, he wrote down his first compositions. After finishing school, he took up philosophy studies, which he interrupted in 2005 in order to study music. In 2006, Dufek founded the Association "Platypus" in cooperation with Fernando Riederer and Christoph W. Breidler. The association's first project, the composers' marathon, which was presented to the public in May 2007 for the first time, got underway in 2006/2007. Hannes Dufek is busy with composing and concerts and he lives and works in Vienna.
Continuous collaboration with various artists and keen interest in cross-media concepts and projects. In addition to the compositional work continuously organization, planning and implementation of his own as well as of Platypus-projects.


Hannes Dufek ©, 2011


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1988 - 2004

private lessons

1988 - 2004

private lessons

1988 - 2004

private lessons in music theory


since then private lessons in composition, music theory and aural training

since then composition

since then composition and music theory

electro-acoustic composition



foundation and since then chairman - programmatic/conceptual work, external represention the association, planning and organization of projects, financing, project implementation, communication, writer



organising projects for and in cooperation with young composers, organisation of the composers' marathon I + II (May 2007 / October 2007)


Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Sylvie Brandstätter: one piece for violin solo, ca. 10 min., technically complex


 new piece, no time limit for the helicopter ensemble (2 recorders, cello, piano) commissioned for the festival the small symposium II


a new piece, about 15 minutes, for a cast of maximum of quintet, for performances at one of the three "Gesprächskonzerte" in the context of Vienna modern  2009 (1./8./15.11.2009)


musical versions of poems by Charlotte Weinmann, commissioned by DI Artur Paul Duniecki


 nusic for the Music Theatre MOMO, for three to four instruments, commissioned by make make productions/Sara Ostertag


 a new piece for small choir (2/2/2/2) dedicted to a hormone, commssioned by the Oxbridge Singers


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First Prize at the composition - competition of MusikTriennale Köln (Cologne)


STELLA12 - Perfoming.Arts.Award for young audience in the category "outstanding music", awarded by Assitey Austria - Young Theatre Austria

Description of Style

Led on by improvisation, fragile, fragmentary, sensual sound, supported by clear formal intentions, haphazard, mostly quiet, but sometimes quite noisy, complex, polychrome, profound, poetic, subtle, layered, post-modern, humane, intelligent, beautiful, touching, expressive, creating space.

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