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BIO

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chfs = Christian F. Schiller (*1977 in Gmunden/UpperAustria and grown up in Vöcklabruck/UpperAustria) studied Composition from October 1998 to September 2004 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz/Austria with Gerd Kühr (1998 - 2002), Younghi Pagh-Paan (Klangwege 2003) and Georg Friedrich Haas (2002 - 2004). | Diploma Thesis | Numerous different projects in form of conceptual sound-installations, concerts, performances and cooperations with e.g. Peter Jakober (composer), Kristina Landrichter (stage designer), Alfred Lenz (mediaartist), Florian Meixner (Countertenor), Helmut Schäfer (Computer Artist), Garfield (musician/photographer), DD Kern (musician), Mamela Nyamza (choreographer), Zbigniew Karkowski (composer), Robert B. Lisek (scientist), Manuel Knapp (mediaartist), Klangforum Vienna, Ensemble Piktogramm, Ensemble Recherche and Studio Dan. Head of in-dust.org (room to move + organisation), Schlagschatten (finishing composition of Graz03 - cultural capital of Europe) and the Festival-Project SAKRA!. City of Graz Promotional Music Award 2004. StudenzenStudios (experimental studio) together with Alfred Lenz since 2006. Austrian Grant for Composition 2008 & 2013. Participant at e.g. Klangspuren 2005, Elevate 2005, steirischerherbst 2006 & 2014, Styriarte 2008, the international Workshop Crossings in Johannesburg/Southafrica 2010, the Festival iFIMPaC in Leeds/UK 2012, the Vienna Roomservice Festival 2012, the series Mariboring in Maribor/Slovenia 2013, the Mediations Biennale in Poznan/Poland 2014 and the Kunststation St.Peter in Cologne/Germany 2016. Lives and works in Graz. | Press |

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PAST

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"händ"

for Piano / two- three- four-handed

(1998)

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"exit x"

E-Guitar and Zoom-Player

~ for Sandra ~

(2000)

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" "

for 6 Trompets and Piano / fragmentary finished

(2000)

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" ... - - - ..."

for four BeerBottles, Laserpointer and Fog /// Part of SAKRA!2003 / St.Andrä Church Graz

(2000)

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"Zug 1876"

algorithmic Composition / Part of IEM Soundreport CD (2002 / 3´24" - excerpt) / airplayed on Radio Helsinki

(2002)

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"Kopfschlag"

for Countertenor, Drumset and Super8-Film /// Part of Hörfest 03 / together with Florian Meixner (Countertenor) / Forum Stadtpark Graz

(2003)

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"inhale"

for Underwatervoice /// Installationbox /// Part of in-dust.org - Feuertaufe / Postgarage Graz

(2003)

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"Vronlichnam = Herrenleib"

Performative Soundinstallation /// Part of in-dust.org /// commissioned by St.Andrä Church Graz / together with Helmut Schäfer

(2003)

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"Reisz"

for Sopransaxophon, Bassclarinet, Piccolotrompet, Basstrombone, 2 Drumsets, 2 Violins, Doublebass
Part of Klangwege 03 / realised by the Klangforum Vienna / Orpheum Graz / airplayed on Radio Ö1 (Zeitton)

(2002/2003)

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"Schlagschatten"

Composition + Performance for the ShadowObject Uhrturmschatten (Markus Wilfling) / Part of in-dust.org
finishing composition for Graz03 - Cultural Capital of Europe / together with Helmut Schäfer

(2003)

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"zur Zeit leider"

for Answering Machine and Electronics
Part of Hörfest 04 / Forum Stadtpark Graz /// Zwischenbilanz / Minoritensaal Graz / airplayed on Radio Ö1 (Zeitton)

(2004)

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"schwarz gestreift"

for E-Bass and Drumset /// Part of Komprovisation / played with Peter Jakober´s "abwartend" / MUWA Graz

(2004)

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"Pflichtwatschn"

for Electronics /// Part of the lee - Labelsampler #2 - 2005 / airplayed in London : http://www.frequenzen.co.uk / selected for the SoundDevicesDublin 2013

(2004)

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"drunt"

for Electronics /// Part of Hörfest 05

(2005)

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"dust basst"

for DoubleBass and Assistent

(2005)

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"(i)d"

Installation /// Part of elevate Festival / together with DD Kern (Fuckhead, ...) / Stallbastei, Schloßberg Graz

(2005)

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"un"

for Drumset, ChurchOrgan, Cello and Assistents /// commissioned by Klangspuren Schwaz 2005 / Cooperation with the Ensemble Recherche (Freiburg / Germany) / St. Laurentius Church, Wattens (Tirol)

(2005)

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"aus(r)asten"

for Piano and BassDrum /// Phase1

(2006)

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outdoor noiseaction for ~ 30 Ratschen /// commissioned by PSALM Festival (a division of styriarte)

(2006)

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"Gsicht"

Signation /// commissioned by the Festival STYRIARTE

(2007)

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"aus(r)asten"

for Piano and BassDrum / GRAFENAST = 100 / Tirol

(2007/2008)

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"flussleere"

for Mur (River), Sirens, Electronic, 7 FemaleVoices / commissioned by the Festival STYRIARTE

(2008)

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"rrrr"

Soundaction for numerous Ratschen

(2009)

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"voces"

Sound for a Documentary by Mischa G. Hendel

(2009)

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"wehrt"

Sound for a sculpture by Giovi

(2009)

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"nd"

for the 250th Friedrich von Schiller´s

(2009)

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"schlaff"

Wax-Candle-Sculpture

(2009)

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"rrrr"

Soundaction for numerous Ratschen + Vuvuzelas

(2010)

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"JA"

chfs remix of thunder by Jakuzi´s Attempt

(2010)

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"rrrr"

(2011)

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"bund"

for E-Bass & Snare-Drum

(2011/2012)

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"tschüs"

[tʃyːs]

(2012)

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"and"

(2012)

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"(T)ERROR"

for Computer-Crash

(2012)

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VIENNA ROOMSERVICE

(2012)

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"hinab"

(2013)

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"ihr"

(2013)

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"Schlagschatten"

(2013)

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"Modularity"

(2014)

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"Gleichung"

(2014)

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INDIVIDUUM-COLLECTIVUM

(2014)

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PROJECTS

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"CUM"

Bandproject together with Mike Mairinger (The Brewed)

(1996/1998)

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"Vöckes"

for 2 Pianos und Electronics /// "Scandal" - Concert together with Peter Jakober / Stadtsaal Vöcklabruck (OÖ)

(1999)

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"noom"

for Piano and Electronics /// Soloperformance / Parkhouse Graz

(2001)

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"liquid underground"

Mehlsilo - Installation together with Kristina Landrichter (stagedesigner) / Marienmühle Graz

(2001)

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"volume"

Improvisation Concert for Drumset and Electronics /// together with Alfred Lenz + Schauer / Kristallwerk Graz

(2002)

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"pianofeedbackdistortion"

(since 2002)

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"Galle"

experimental Brunch with pfd, Marco Siciliani, more / SUB Graz

(2003)

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(since 2003)

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SAKRA!

(since 2003)

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"Die Besachwalterung"

Exhibition of Photoworks by chfs and Garfield / EXIL Graz

(2005)

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StudenzenStudios

(since 2006)

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chfs - Profil

(since 2007)

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chfs adé

(2008)

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chfs - Profil

(since 2008)

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chfs - Profil

(2009)

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(2011)

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"NULL0"

chfs & Garfield

(2012)

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PARTICIPATED

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"Banderra Nerra"

by Slobodan Kajkut /// as Bass-Voice /// Part of Hörfest04 /// Forum Stadtpark Graz

(2004)

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"Jubbookov Revolt"

by Slobodan Kajkut /// as big Drum /// Part of Zwischenbilanz /// Minoritensaal Graz

(2004)

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"vertikal infostruktur vögel feeling"

by Markus Krispel /// as 2 hanged E-Guitars /// Part of Hörfest04 /// Forum Stadtpark Graz

(2004)

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"styriarte"

18 Hours - Eric Satie - Vexations - Project /// e.g. on the Piano /// Minoritensaal Graz

(2004)

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"Zerfall der Europäischen Union"

by Slobodan Kajkut /// as Drummer /// Stefaniensaal Graz

(2005)

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"GOPO"

GrazerOrganPipesOrchestra by Peter Jakober

Avantgarde Festival Schiphorst, 2006 / Radiokulturhaus Vienna, 2011 / Cd, 2015

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JAKOBER PORTRÄT

as part of GOPO / Radiokulturhaus Vienna

(2011)

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