Biography

Stefan Winter (Sound-, Object- and Video Art, Music Production)
born January 26th, 1958, Tegernsee, Germany
Autodidact Winter created and produced music, noises, soundscapes and video since the early 1980s. He directed the recordings for the labels JMT (Jazz Music Today) and Bamboo from 1985 through 1995. Together with Mariko Takahashi he founded Winter & Winter after 1995. For this multidisciplinary music label he developed the AudioFilm (the magazine Spiegel titled: Cinema for closed eyes). Winter turned music-, sound-, and noise-recordings into one work of art. Winter & Winter has amassed numerous awards including the annual German Record Critics’ Prize, Edison Award (Holland), Gramophone Award (Great Britain), Diapason d’or (France), Académie Charles-Cros (France). Winter was honored with the annual prize German Record Critics’ Prize and the Schwabinger Kunstpreis (art award Schwabing) from the Cultural department of the Munich Town council (Germany).

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Photo © Jean-Baptiste Millot

Music productions with Hans Abrahamsen, Teodoro Anzellotti, Irvine Arditti, Jim Black, Theo Bleckmann, Uri Caine, Stefano Gervasoni, Forma Antiqva, Mauricio Kagel, Paul Motian, Schoenberg Ensemble, Barbara Sukowa, Ernst Reijseger, Fumio Yasuda u. a. Since 1985 Winter produced over 300 music and sound recordings including „Blue Skies“ by Cassandra Wilson, the AudioFilm „Venezia la Festa“, „Urlicht“ after Gustav Mahler and „Wagner e Venezia“ by Uri Caine, film scores and soundtracks with Ernst Reijseger for Werner Herzog and Alex & Andrew Smith, „Let me tell you“ by Hans Abrahamsen with Barbara Hannigan, „On Broadway“ by Paul Motian, „Rien“ by Noël Akchoté, Vivaldis „Le quattro stagioni“ by Aarón Zapico and Forma Antiqva, all Schubert Trios with La Gaia Scienza, „The Goldberg Variations“ with Teodoro Anzellotti, as well as „Nightlife – Sounds of the City“, 10 short soundscapes about the great metropolitan cities of the world.

Performances/Installations by Stefan Winter (selected works) :
2004 : »Der Kastanienball-Der Fall der Lucrezia Borgia« (»The Chestnut-ball-The Fall of Lucrezia Borgia«), Festspiel+ of the Munich Opera Festival/Germany
2012 : »Eroberung des Nutzlosen« (»Conquest of the Useless«) by Werner Herzog, Volksbuehne Berlin/Germany

Sound and Room Installations by Stefan Winter (selected works) :
2011 : »Wanderung« (»Rambling«) Ludwig Beck, Munich/Germany
2012 : Werner Herzog’s »Hear Say of the Soul« in collaboration with Ernst Reijseger, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, N.Y.C./U.S.A.
2013/2014 : Werner Herzog’s »Hear Say of the Soul« in collaboration with Ernst Reijseger, Whitney Museum, Paul Getty Museum, L.A./U.S.A.
2013 : »Wanderung« (»Rambling«), Le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux/France
2013 : »Klangvision Botanischer Garten«, Pinakothek der Moderne (Schaustelle), Munich/Germany
2013 : »On the Path of Death and Life« with Fumio Yasuda and works by Nobuyoshi Araki, MaximiliansForum, Munich/Germany
2014 : »Die Weinende« (»The weeping Woman«), group exhibition Singing Sculptures, Kunsthalle Rathausgalerie, Munich/Germany
2014 : »Vor der Stille« (»Before the Silence«), Kunsthalle Rathausgalerie, Munich/Germany
2015 : »Die Weinende« (»The weeping Woman«), Le Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux/France
2015 : Werner Herzog’s »Hear Say of the Soul«, in collaboration with Ernst Reijseger, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne/Germany
2017 : Noriko Kura and Stefan Winter »Living Colors«, whiteBOX, Munich/Germany
2017/2018 : »Gedicht einer Zelle« (»Poem of a Cell«) (funded by German Federal Cultural Foundation), San Sebastian/Spain, Haifa/Israel, Munich/Germany, Bordeaux/France