Thomas Köner (born 1965 in Bochum, Germany) is a multimedia artist whose main interest lies in combining visual and auditory experiences. He's been noted for his use of low frequencies. The BBC, in a review of Köner's work in 1997, calls him a "media artist," one who works between installation, sound art, ambient music and as one half of Porter Ricks dub techno.
During his exhibition at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, the museum called him a major innovator in the contemporary music scene, as well as noted his collaborative practice which has led to his working with musicians, filmmakers and visual artists on installations and sound performances, and to his creation of six video works produced in two cycles, starting in 2003.
2009 Köner created The Futurist Manifesto, a digital opera, to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the famous manifesto published in 1909 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. This work has been performed live several times in festivals across Europe with Carl Faia and Iris Garrelfs.
- 1990 Nunatak Gongamur (Barooni)
- 1992 Teimo (Barooni)
- 1993 Permafrost (Barooni)
- 1995 Aubrite (Barooni)
- 1997 Teimo/Permafrost (re-release by Mille Plateaux)
- 1997 Nuuk (part of the Driftworks box)
- 1998 Kaamos (Mille Plateaux)
- 2001 Unerforschtes Gebiet LP picture disc (Die Stadt)
- 2002 Daikan (Mille Plateaux)
- 2003 Zyklop (Mille Plateaux)
- 2003 Unerforschtes Gebiet (CD release) (Die Stadt)
- 2004 Nuuk (re-release) CD/DVD (MillePlateauxMedia)
- 2009 La Barca (Fario)
- 2012 Novaya Zemlya (Touch)
- Thomas Koner :: Ambience for the Masses
- BBC - Experimental Review - Thomas Köner, Nuuk
- Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal ::: Newsroom ::: Thomas Köner
- "WDR3 - Station Eismite".
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