Author Archives: Koenraad Ecker

About Koenraad Ecker

Koenraad Ecker (°1986) is a composer and performer of electro-acoustic music & creator of multidisciplinary performances. His output ranges from studio albums to multidisciplinary performances, audiovisual installations, music for contemporary dance & theater and soundtrack work. He has received commissions from renowned institutions such as ZKM, Göteborgs Opera, Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, Zero Visibility,... and has presented his work in venues ranging from freezing squats to plush opera houses in Europe, the Americas and Asia. In 2017, one of his spatial audio compositions was nominated for the „Prix Ars Electronica“. His sound design work has been used in major film projects such as Black Mirror (2016) and Annihilation (2018). His sound-work revolves around the tactility of sound, spatial audio and its scenographic possibilities , electro-acoustic hybrids, a non-traditional use of foley techniques, alternative tuning systems, the narrative techniques of editing and the paradoxical qualities of silence. The dominant themes in his works are : the relationship between the body & sound, transformation, the uncanny, the politics of community, empathy & alienation in a performance space and exploring the porousness of the boundaries between the inside/mental and outside/physical worlds through sound.

New album is out

I’m very proud to announce that my latest album is out now on In Aulis, my own little label. Many thanks to Audrey Chen (voice), Michael Thieke (clarinet), Kai  Fagaschinski (clarinet), Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet), Luca Marini (drums) and Alex Rendall (voice) for their exceptional, generous and beautiful contributions. Extra special thanks to Alison Darby for the extraordinary artwork and shoutout to Rashad Becker for the precise mastering. Head over to bandcamp to get a digital or vinyl copy.

 

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Sound design work featured in Annihilation OST

annihilationI’ve had the the honor of contributing a few sounds to Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow’s score for Alex Garland’s new film Annihilation. Too bad I will never be able to see it on the silver screen, as the film won’t be released in cinemas outside of the US & China…

Cello work featured in Ben Salisbury’s and Geoff Barrow’s score for Black Mirror : Men against fire

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I’m very proud to announce that some of my experimental cello work has been used in Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow’s score for “Men against fire”, an episode of Charlie Brooker’s third series of Black Mirror.

The sound track is available here : https://invada.bandcamp.com/album/black-mirror-men-against-fire-original-soundtrack

A short announcement on FACT magazine can be found here : http://www.factmag.com/2016/10/21/geoff-barrow-ben-salisbury-black-mirror-soundtrack/