“CONTRAST AND SYNTHESIS” between the sounds of the classical guitar and those of the Buchla synthesizer, which is occasionally also referred to as classical, between compositions/improvisations of contemporary guitar music and tonal areas of an electronic instrument from the 1960s. Besides displaying the specific qualities and strengths of the respective instrument, the possibilities of finding space and resonance in the tonal domain of the counterpart are to be explored.

on 26 September 2022 at 7:30 pm

in Salon Krenek
Minoritenplatz 4
3500 Krems/Stein

Tickets: EUR 10.– (payment at the box office)
Reservations by e-mail at or by telephone +43/2732/71570


Portrait Gunter Schneider

Gunter Schneider, guitar

studied guitar and musicology (PhD), taught guitar, improvisation, and contemporary music at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He has given concerts in Europe, the USA, and Japan. Soloist with various orchestras (Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, West German Radio Symphony Orchestra), with Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, Klangforum Wien; his own projects (including Call Boys Inc., ENIF, Schneider/Romen, Quadrat:sch). Compositions for renowned ensembles, publications of sheet music and recordings. “Improvisation, namely the so-called free, not the idiomatic, is for me an essential aspect of musical development also in my compositions.... The combination of a recognizable form with certain details transferred into the musicians’ area of responsibility creates for me the field of tension in which I develop my music.”




Portrait Günther Gessert

Günther Gessert, synthesizer

performs throughout Europe, including with the International Theremin Orchestra, currently above all with the Live Film Music Collective Okabre; development of sensor interfaces for performance management; media art projects; in 2002–06 lectureship at the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, course of study: Hardware Software Systems Engineering, member of the Institute of Media Archeology: “Archeology produces historical context and occasionally brings to light things that make supposedly new things look old.”


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