Bernhard Gál

Residence: Austria

The Austrian artist, composer and musicologist Bernhard Gál is equally at home within the domains of contemporary music, installation art and media art. Gál has created around 80 sound installations and intermedia art projects, presenting multidimensional and often site-specific art works. He also composes music for acoustic instruments and electroacoustic music, as well as performing live as a (laptop) musician. Gál runs the art production platform Gromoga and serves as the Artistic Director of the Viennese “shut up and listen! festival. In 2006–07 he taught sound art at the Universität der Künste Berlin and from 2010–13 he held a research position at the Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary doctoral college Art and the Public. Currently he is working on a PhD about sound installation art. His work has been presented in concerts, sound installations, exhibitions, and radio portraits around the world, and made available on ca. 30 audio publications as well as various catalogue books and DVDs.

Date: December 20, 2014

Source: eContact! 16.3

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