Thomas Köner

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Thomas Köner
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Thomas Köner, born 1965 in Germany, attended the Music college in Dortmund and studied electronic music at the CEM-Studio in Arnhem. Until 1994 he worked with film sound as sound engineer. 2000 the Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media awarded him the "New Media Prize". While studying, he dedicated himself to intensive sound research in the recording studio. His first impulse consisted in avoiding rhythm and melody and focusing instead on the phenomenon of sound colour. To intensify the experience of sound, he decided to work with other media, resulting at first in the collaboration with film artist Jürgen Reble and the live performance Alchemie (1992). Following this, he started to compose film soundtracks and electronic live music to accompany old silent films for the Louvre Museum, Paris. Köner's interest in combining visual and auditory experiences and in extending the effectiveness of his sound works was conducive to an involvement with installation work and led to the collaboration with Max Eastley in which the combination between sound sculpture and performance became central. "List Of Japanese Winds" , a collaboration of Max Eastley and Thomas Köner, is an installation piece that was commissioned by the Hayward Gallery, London. The Centre Georges Pompidou commissioned him the sound work for an installation with filmmaker Yann Beauvais. Another field of sound exploration and radical sound design presents itself in today's club culture, which Köner sees as an ideal milieu for intensive and physical listening. As Porter Ricks, a collaboration with Andy Mellwig, he became an acclaimed producer of progressive techno, resulting in remix commissions for "nine inch nails" and a Claude Debussy remix for Universal Music.
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BAR 002 Nunatak Gongamur — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Nunatak Gongamur (Album) Barooni BAR 002 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
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BAR 005 Teimo — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Teimo (Album) Barooni BAR 005 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
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BAR 009 Permafrost — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Permafrost (Album) Barooni BAR 009 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
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BAR 013, bar 0013 Aubrite — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Aubrite (Album) Barooni, Barooni BAR 013, bar 0013 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
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MP CD 49 Kaamos — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Kaamos(CD, Album) Mille Plateaux MP CD 49 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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DS43 Unerforschtes Gebiet — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Unerforschtes Gebiet (Album) Die Stadt DS43 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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MP 107 Daikan — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Daikan (Album) Mille Plateaux MP 107 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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MP 118 Zyklop — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Zyklop(2xCD, Album) Mille Plateaux MP 118 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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MPM 003 Nuuk — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Nuuk (Album) MillePlateauxMedia MPM 003 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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fario cd 09 La Barca — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner La Barca (Album) Fario fario cd 09 France 2009 Sell This Version
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DEN148 Novaya Zemlya — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Novaya Zemlya (Album) Touch DEN148 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
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den215 Tiento De Las Nieves — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Tiento De Las Nieves (Album) Denovali Records den215 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
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Tone 51D Cloître — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner & Jana Winderen Thomas Köner & Jana Winderen - Cloître (Album) Touch Tone 51D UK 2014 Sell This Version
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none Tiento De La Luz — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Tiento De La Luz (Album) Denovali Records none Europe 2016 Sell This Version
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none Motus — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Motus (Album) Mille Plateaux none Germany 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

DS38 Untitled — Thomas Köner Asmus Tietchens / Thomas Köner / Illusion Of Safety / Ditterich von Euler-Donnersperg Asmus Tietchens / Thomas Köner / Illusion Of Safety / Ditterich von Euler-Donnersperg - Untitled(2x7", Ltd, Num) Die Stadt DS38 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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DS50 Untitled — Thomas Köner Illusion Of Safety / Thomas Köner Illusion Of Safety / Thomas Köner - Untitled Die Stadt DS50 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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DS113 Untitled — Thomas Köner Ditterich Von Euler-Donnersperg / Asmus Tietchens / Thomas Köner Ditterich Von Euler-Donnersperg / Asmus Tietchens / Thomas Köner - Untitled(CD, EP, Ltd, Num) Die Stadt DS113 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
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Compilations

MP 035 CD Teimo / Permafrost — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Teimo / Permafrost(2xCD, Comp) Mille Plateaux MP 035 CD Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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ABB 1000CD Driftworks — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner / Nijiumu / Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine-Reusch / Paul Schütze Thomas Köner / Nijiumu / Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine-Reusch / Paul Schütze - Driftworks(4xCD + Box, Comp) Big Cat ABB 1000CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
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TYPE072 Nunatak • Teimo • Permafrost — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner Nunatak • Teimo • Permafrost (Album, Comp) Type TYPE072 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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Videos

VON 022, VON 022 DVD The Futurist Manifesto — Thomas Köner Thomas Köner The Futurist Manifesto (Album) Von, Von VON 022, VON 022 DVD Italy 2015 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

ABB1000CDP Driftworks (Sampler) — Thomas Köner Paul Schütze / Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine- Reusch* / Thomas Köner / Nijiumu Paul Schütze / Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine- Reusch* / Thomas Köner / Nijiumu - Driftworks (Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Big Cat ABB1000CDP UK 1997 Sell This Version

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yendor73

yendor73

November 25, 2017
Will we ever see an Aubrite reissue? That would be lovely.
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tcharollais

tcharollais

February 27, 2004
Very rich, complex and relaxing music, each time you listen to it is a new opportunity to appreciate it. Koner has also taken part to theater music, video installations or films projects. Some of them have been released.

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