Hannes Seidl

Make Ur Own (Music Box Kit)

Video / Mixed Media
Germany, 2014

"The mechanical music box kit is a great way to learn and create music. The kit includes...
a music box
3 melody strips
a hole punch
...along with an instruction booklet and a premade sample music strip"
The box has been a birthday present, I guess in order to challenge my creativity within these limited possibilities of variation.
So far I have not punched a single hole into the stripes.

Video: Daniel Kötter

Hannes Seidl

Born in Bremen, Germany in 1977, Hannes Seidl studied composition in Essen and Graz and received various scholarships for his work including from the Darmstadt Summer Courses, Akademie der Künste Berlin, and the DAAD.
Hannes Seidl has worked with well-known ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien or the Neuen Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. His compositions have been performed internationally at the ultraschall festival Berlin, ultima Oslo, Steirischer Herbst Graz, ECLAT, Warsaw autumn and others.

Since 2002 he founded the electronic duo dis.playce together with Maximilian Marcoll in which they have been performing since. Since 2008 he has been working on different projects with video artist Daniel Kötter, including music theater ("Falsche Arbeit" 2008, "Falsche Freizeit" 2010, "Freizeitspektakel" 2010, "Fernochester" 2012 and "KREDIT" 2013), installations ("Galerie" 2010, "Treppe" 2011), short films ("Film für übers Sofa" 2009, "Anschlussfilm" 2010, "Vorderbühne" 2012) as well as the radio play "Studio"(2013).

Hannes Seidl lives in Frankfurt/Main.