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Johannes Kretz (born 8 May 1968 in Vienna) is an Austrian composer and teacher for computer music and music theory. He lives and works in Vienna and created various compositions in the fields of new music, among those: music theatre, orchestra works, chamber music, sacred music and works with electronics. He won an Austrian State Prize for music in 2004.
- studies of composition at the music academy in Vienna (with Francis Burt and Michael Jarrell), also pedagogy, and mathematics at the University of Vienna.
- 1992-93 studies of computer music at IRCAM, Paris with Marco Stroppa and Brian Ferneyhough
- commissions commissions of work / performances at/with National Theater Hall, Taipei, Festival Ars Electronica, Wiener Konzerthaus, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble On Line, Internationale Lemgoer Orgeltage, Haller Bachtage, Triton Trombone Quartett, Wiener Kammerchor
- performances in Austria, Germany, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Canada, Mexico and Argentina.
- founding member of NewTonEnsemble and the international composers group "PRISMA"
- member of the European Bridges Ensemble
- Vice President of the Austrian Section of ISCM
- 1994-2003 assistant/professor for computer music at the International Bartok-Seminar in Szombathely (Hungary)
- 1996-2001 teacher for harmony, counterpoint and composition at the conservatory in Vienna
- since 1997: teacher for computer music at the university for music and performing arts Vienna, since 2001 also for harmony and counterpoint, form analysis and ear training, since 2004 also composition.
- 2005/06: guest professor for sacred music composition at the university for music and performing arts Graz
- since 2013: dean/head of department of the Institute for composition and electro-acoustics, later renamed into Department of Composition, Electroacoustics, and Tonmeister Education
- 2008: head of the "center for innovative music technology" (Zentrum für innovative Musiktechnologie - ZiMT)
prizes and grants
- Austrian Federal Grant for composers 1997,
- Prize of Delz foundation, Switzerland 2001
- Theodor Körner Prize 2003
- Austrian State Prize 2004