stefan fraunberger is a composer and sound-performer with a distinct interest in transformation and approximation. Engaging in a dialogue with unconventional instruments as dulcimers or howling old organs, he is trying to reshape the liminal conditions of culture and perception, while evoking images of a pre-modern future. in expanding and transgressing sonic tongues and musical languages, fraunberger offers an acoustic laboratory for distorting hegemonial veils and rational cages.
interested in the recontextualisation of archetypal musical architectures and the shaping of fluid sonic sculptures, fraunberger aims to translocate the polarities of difference. his compositions and performances work their way through permutating realms, suggesting multiperspectivity while capturing the bewilderment of otherworldly movements.
having studied different languages and electronic music, fraunberger works as well in the fields of soundart, film and humanistics. he has performed at different festivals in europe and the middle east and released on various international labels. He lived and worked in cities as aleppo, sana'a, london, tehran, sibiu, brussels and istanbul and is currently based in Vienna. fraunberger received different prices and scholarships.
his work has been described as "poetic conceptualism", "horizons off the beaten track" "intermediating dialectic images". he recently premiered the commissioned work "barzakh - at the gates of the union" at donaufestival, krems and works on his next release "Quellgeister #3".