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Bernhard Gal - Book & DVD 'Zwischenbrücken', 2015...Bernhard Gal - CD 'same difference', 2010.. Gal - CD 'relive', 2008 - illustration by Nalan Yirtmac.. DVD 'Installations' , Gromoga, Austria 2007.. CD 'Installations' , Gromoga, Austria 2005.. Kai Fagaschinski and Bernhard Gál - 'going roaund in serpentines', Charhizma, Austria 2005.. Book & Audio CD 'Installations'  (Kehrer / Gromoga, 2005).. CD 'Hinaus:: In den, Wald.'  (Klanggalerie, 2004).. CD 'relisten'  (Intransitive Recordings, 2001).. CD 'Defragmentation/blue' (Plate Lunch, 2000).. CD 'bestimmung new york' (Durian, 1999)














































Austrian artist, composer and musicologist Bernhard Gál is equally at home within the domains of contemporary music, installation art and media art. As of now, Gál has created around 80 sound installations and intermedia art projects, combining sound, light, objects, as well as architectural concepts and video projections into multidimensional and prevalently site-specific art works. He also composes for acoustic instruments and electroacoustic music. As a laptop musician, Gál has performed extensively on five continents, and worked with numerous musicians of the electronic and improvised music scenes. Another aspect of his work is interdisciplinary collaborations, e.g. with the choreographers/dancers Christian Aichinger and Akemi Takeya, the writer Róbert Gál, the visual artists Susana Gaudêncio, Mandy Morrison, John Roach and Silwa Sedlak, the architects Yumi Kori and P. Michael Schultes, the directors Ludwig Wüst and Dietmar Lenz, the film makers Emre Tuncer and Hervé Nisic, the sound engineers/technicians Günther Bernhart, Götz Dihlmann and Martin Murauer, as well as collaborative projects with fellow musicians such as Chao-Ming Tung, Kai Fagaschinski, Jennifer Walshe and Belma Bešlić-Gál.

Born in Vienna, Austria in 1971, Gál began to nurture his interest in music and (sound) art around 1985. After studies at Vienna’s University of Music (Sound Engineering) and the University of Vienna (Musicology), and a year-long residency in New York City in 1997–98, he has focused on his compositional and artistic activities. Since 2006, Gál has also been the creative head behind shut up and listen! - Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art, in Vienna. He runs the art production hub Gromoga and serves as the artistic director of the Austrian art organization sp ce. Between 2006 and 2007 he taught sound art at the University of Arts in Berlin. From 2010-13 Gál held a research position at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary doctoral college ‘Art and the Public’. Currently he is working on a PhD concerning sound installation art.

Gál's work has been presented in concerts, sound and intermedia installations, exhibitions and radio portraits around the world, and performed by ensembles such as the China Found Music Workshop Taiwan, the NewTon-Ensemble Vienna, the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, the Ensemble Noamnesia Chicago, the OENM-Ensemble Salzburg and the Ensemble Kontrapunkte Vienna. He has been invited to international music and art festivals including Wien Modern, Vienna; MaerzMusik, Berlin; Sonambiente, Berlin; Donaueschinger Musiktage; Nuova Consonanza, Rome; MATA, New York; Soundfield, Chicago; Mutek, Montreal; Musicacoustica, Beijing; FILE, São Paulo, and frequently gives lectures and workshops. For his music and art projects Gál has received several awards, including the Karl Hofer Prize Berlin 2001, an annual composer fellowship from the DAAD Artists in Berlin Programme 2003, the Austrian State Scholarship for Composition 2004 and 2016, and the Outstanding Artist Award for Music of the City of Vienna 2010. His work has been made available on ca. 30 audio publications and documented with various catalogue books and DVDs.

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Artist | Composer | Curator | Researcher


Awards | Residencies

2016 Austrian State Scholarship for Composition
2013 Official representative of Austria at the World New Music Days 2013 (selected work: flut, together with B. Beslic-Gal)
2010 Outstanding Artist Award for Music, City of Vienna
2010 Acquisition Award, State Art Collection of Austria
2005 Award 'The New Austrian Sound of Music', Austrian Foreign Ministry, Dep. of Culture
2004 Austrian State Scholarship for Composition
2003 Theatre Award 'Intercultural Accents 2003', Vienna
2003 Composer-in-Residence, DAAD Artists in Berlin Program, Berlin
2002 Artist-in-Residence, Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg, Austria
2001 Karl-Hofer-Prize, University of the Arts, Berlin
2001 The ar+d award for emerging architecture (recognition), London (together with Y. Kori)
2000 Artist-in-Residence, Werkstadt Graz, Graz
2000 Composition Award, Initiative Minderheiten, Vienna
1999 Max-Brand-Prize, Austria (recognition)

Grants | Scholarships

2017 Composition Grant, Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
2015 Composition Grant, Art Section of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
2015 Composition Grant, Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
2014 Composition Grant, Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
2013 Publication Grant (Visual Art), Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
2013 Composition Grant, Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
2013 Composition Grant, Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
2012 Composition Grant, Cultural Department of the City of Salzburg
2012 Composition Grant, Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
2012 Composition Grant, Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
2011 Composition Grant, Cultural Department of the State of Salzburg
2011 Composition Grant, Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
2010 Publication Grant (Music), Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
2010 Interdisciplinary Art Grant, Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
2009 Research Scholarship, University Mozarteum, Salzburg
2008 Composition Grant, Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
2008 Composition Grant, Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
2004 Publication Grant (Visual Art), Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
2002 Annual Grant (Jahresstipendium) of SKE-Fonds, Vienna
2000 Composition Grant, Art Section of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
1999 Publication Grant (Music), Arts Division of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
1999 Research Scholarship, University of Vienna
1997 Travel Grant, Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft, Vienna


Exhibitions / Intermedia Art Projects

Under the Jazz Nut Tree, Kritzendorf (Austria)
homesweethomes #3; Nestroyhof (private apartment), Vienna
sprachklanggesetzt; Festival EUROPA, Arena, Vienna
Das himmlische Kind; Zurich University of the Arts (Toni Campus), Zurich
Alsógál; Sound Art Group Exhibition 'On the Edge of Perceptibility', Kunsthalle Budapest
Revelator | Boxed Secret | Neon Pier; Group Exhibition 'Earlids', Sheila Johnson Design Center, New York City
It's like...; Group Exhibition 'Ueber das Scheitern'; enter: Raum für Kunst, Salzburg
Silence is quiet. Listening; Radio Art Project; Kunstradio, Austria
textur #8 (premiere); Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna
homesweethomes; Espace Projet, Montreal
solo (Košice); Festival Sound City Days, Košice
textur #7 (premiere); Institut für neue Medien, Frankfurt
textur #6 (premiere); Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna
Sterngucker; Festival Sláturtíð, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland
vibrate space, Festival Coded Cultures, Vienna
Sterngucker; Festival Liquid Music, Judenburg, Austria
earlift; KunstQuartier, Salzburg, Austria
Sterngucker; Planetarium Judenburg, Austria
¡Pasarán!; Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna
stromlinien; KoFoMi 2010, Mittersill, Austria
RGB; das weisse haus, Vienna
enelten; Area 53, Vienna
textur #5 (premiere); SESC Avenida Paulista, São Paulo
mil águas; DMAE Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brasil
solo; Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig, Germany
textur #4 (premiere); Narodno pozoriste RS, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
textur #3 (premiere); Plano B, Rio de Janeiro
RGB; Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
solo; Lakeside Science & Technology Park, Klagenfurt, Austria
Reinstallation; O Lugar, São Paulo
Die Grüne Hölle; Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna
Reinstallation; Festival Musicacoustica, Beijing
Klangbojen; Festival Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschingen, Germany
Hyohaku-no-Hakobune; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Kobe Bienal, Kobe
shinkai; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Japan Society, New York City
I am sHitting in a room; Festival Interface, Berlin
Jukai; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. The David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Providence
solo; Musik aktuell 2007, Gutenbrunn, Austria
solo; Musik aktuell 2007, Tulln, AustriaHinaus:: In den, Wald.; Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo
Reinstallation; Werkzeug H, Vienna
textur #2; Magyar Muehely Galéria, Budapest
shinkai; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. ISE Foundation, New York City
Infinitation (São Paulo); In collaboration with Yumi Kori. SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo
Reinstallation; Festival Electric Eclectics, Meaford (Canada)
Die Grüne Hölle; Festival Sonambiente, Gallery of the Austrian Embassy, Berlin
Utakata; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Werkraum Warteck, Basel
Airport; Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Berlin
Jon's a.m. revisited; Group Exhibition Disposition, Galerie Lukas Feichtner, Vienna
RGB Klangturm; St. Poelten, Austria
textur #2; Nitrianska galéria, Nitra, Slovakia
textur #2 (premiere); Domu umení, Opava, Czech Republic
textur #1 (premiere); Festival 'Images and Music',Frankfurt
zhu shui; Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna
Infinitation (Seattle); In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle
Hinaus:: In den, Wald.; Diapason Gallery, New York
Defragmentation (ISCP); In collaboration with Yumi Kori. ISCP, New York City
Defragmentation (Krems); In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Donaufestival, Krems
Night Pulses; O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz
soundbagism; Denver International Airport, USA
Oelbilder; Festival Reservoir VIII. Grosser Wasserspeicher, Berlin
Three Whites; Sound Art Exhibition 'Rock's Role', Art in General, New York
RGBuSW; singuhr - hoergalerie in parochial, Berlin
Klangbojen; Musik aktuell 2003, Hanslteich, Gutenbrunn (Austria)
Klangbojen; Musik aktuell 2003, Donau-Altarm, Tulln (Austria)
zhu shui; MATA-Festival. Gallery ‘GAle GAtes et al.’ New York
Green Voice / Green Box; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Old Public Library, Musashino, Tokyo
enelten; Sound Off Festival. Galéria Umenia, Nové Zámky, Slowakia
I am sHitting in a room; Durian-Festival. Konzerthaus, Vienna
Made in Austria; Jewish Museum, Vienna
Machina temporis; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Franziskaner-Klosterruine, Berlin
Hinaus:: In den, Wald.; Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg (Austria)
RGB; Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna
zhu shui; Jazzatelier Ulrichsberg, Austria
bestimmung darmstadt; Museum Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
Defragmentation/red; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Kryptonale Festival, Berlin
Defragmentation/white; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Galerie Shigpro, Tokyo
Vienna traffic; Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde, Vienna
Dissociated Voices; Werkstadt Graz, Graz
Defragmentation/blue; In collaboration with Yumi Kori. Studio Five Beekman, New York
Dissociated Bodies; In collaboration with G.S. Sedlak. Die Halle, Salzburg
House for a blind man; In collaboration with M. Brünner. Univ. of Applied Arts, Vienna
Radio; In collaboration with J. Roach. Studio John Roach, New York City
bestimmung new york; Studio Five Beekman, New York City
NYC Subway; Jonathan Shorr Gallery, New York City


Collections / Permanent Presentations

textur #5; Video art / Audiovisual installation; Artothek (Art Collection of the Republic of Austria)
Hinaus:: In den, Wald.; Quadrophonic sound installation; Schauwerk, Trogen (Switzerland)
Airport; permanent multi-channel sound installation; Music Instruments Museum, Berlin

bestimmung darmstadt / Disscociated Voices; Collection of Werkstadt Graz, Graz


200+ live laptop performances by Gal in:
Banja Luka, Belgrade, Beijing, Belo Horizonte,
Berlin, Bern, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Cologne, Concord (NH, USA), Darmstadt, Dieburg,
Dortmund, Dubai, Eisenstadt, Florianopolis, Foshan, Frankfurt, Graz, Guangzhou, Hamburg,
Hammamet (TN), Hongkong, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Karlsruhe, Kyoto, Leipzig, Linz, Lisbon,
Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Lowell (MA, USA), Madrid, Meaford, Mendoza, Montevideo,
Montreal, Muenster, Munich, Nagoya, New York City, Osaka, Ottawa, Philadelphia,
Porto Alegre, Prague, Princeton, Pula, Quebec City, Reykjavík, Richmond, Rio de Janeiro, Rochester,
Salzburg, San Diego, San Francisco, San Juan (AR), São Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Sarajevo,
Seattle, Shanghai, Sofia, St. Poelten, Taipei, Timisoara, Tokyo, Toronto,
Troy, Tuzla (BiH), Valletta, Valparaiso, Vienna, Vina del Mar, Washington (DC), Weimar, Zagreb

Festivals & Conferences

Festival Punto de Encuentros, Madrid 2015
Festival EUROPA, Arena, Vienna 2015
Dias de Música Electroacústica (DME), Seia, Portugal 2015
Conference Immersive Sound, Zurich University of the Arts,
Zurich 2015
World New Music Days, Bratislava 2013
Festival KLANGSPUREN, Schwaz 2013
Audioart Festival, Pula 2013
Conference reART:theURBAN, Zurich 2012
Sound City Days, Kosice 2012

International Computer Music Conference 2012, Ljubljana 2012
Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts, Vienna 2012
Conference The Global Composition, Hochschule Darmstadt 2012
International Summer Courses for New Music; Darmstadt 2012

Festival Sláturtíð, Reykjavík 2011
oded Cultures, Vienna 2011
Liquid Music, Judenburg
Another Festival, Vienna 2010

Komponistenforum Mittersill, Mittersill 2010
Simultan Festival, Timisoara 2009
TKT FEST, Tuzla 2009
Interpenetrations, Graz 2008
Sonic Circuits, Washington (DC) 2008
FILE | Hypersonica, Sao Paulo 2008
Improfest | Virada Cultural, Sao Paulo 2008

Musica Livre, Florianopolis 2008
Festival with no fancy name, NYC 2007
Festival '2007: City Fables', Taipei 2007
Musicacoustica, Beijing 2007
Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschingen 2007
SonoAustria, Madrid 2007
IGNM Musikfest, Vienna 2007
Kobe Bienal,
Kobe 2007
Interface, Berlin 2007
das kleine field recordings festival, Berlin 2007
Nuova Consonanza, Rome 2006
SINAPSIS, Mendoza 2006
Festival internacional de Música electroacústica Ai-maako, Santiago de Chile 2006
Sound Travels, Toronto 2006
Electric Eclectics, Meaford (CA) 2006
Sonambiente, Berlin 2006
Stimme+ (ZKM), Karlsruhe 2006
shut up and listen!, Vienna 2006
San Francisco Tape Music Festival, San Francisco 2006
Images and Music, Frankfurt 2005
The New Austrian Sound of Music, Berlin 2005
Counterfit Festival, Rochester (NY) 2005
Mutek, Montreal 2005
Donaufestival, Krems 2005
Festival KIZHIZ. ORF-Klangtheater, Vienna 2004
Jeunesse Festival, Vienna 2004
Sound Field Festival, Chicago 2004
ImPulsTanz 04, Vienna 2004
New York Video Festival, New York 2004
Festival of International Radio Art, Berlin 2004
Inventionen, Berlin 2004
New Sound New York, New York City 2004
MATA Festival, New York 2003
x-tract-Festival, Berlin 2003
Sound Off-Festival, Nove Zamky 2002
Musashino Public Art Festival, Tokyo 2002
Durian-Festival, Vienna 2002
MaerzMusik, Berlin 2002
Cinema for the Ear - Festival for Spatial Sonic Art, Copenhagen 2001
Wien Modern, Vienna 2001
Phonomanie VI, Ulrichsberg 2000
Kryptonale VI, Berlin 2000
ICMC 2000, Berlin 2000
V:NM-Festival, Graz 2000
Festival Hoergaenge, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna 2000
szene bunte wähne - Dance Festival, Vienna 2000
ESCOM Conference, Uppsala University, Sweden 1997

Radio Features & Portraits

Austrian National Radio (OE1), March 2016
Freies Radio für Stuttgart, Germany, March 2016
WDR 3 open: Studio Elektronische Musik, Germany, June 2014
Czech Radio 3 - rAdioCUSTICA, Czech Republic, February 2014
Austrian National Radio - Kunstradio, June 2013
Atelier für Neue Musik, Radiofabrik, Salzburg, March 2012
Austrian National Radio (OE1), August 2011
hr2-kultur, Germany, May 2011

hr2-kultur, Germany, March 2010
Radio Student, Ljubljana, May 2009
Acik Radyo (94.9 FM), Istanbul, March 2009
Austrian National Radio (OE1), February 2009
Rádio Zero, Portugal, February 2009
RTP - Antena 2, Portugal, January 2009
DEGEM WebRadio @ ZKM, Germany, December 2008
Nordwestradio, Germany, December 2008
WZBC, Boston, USA, September 2008
WKCR, New York, USA, September 2008
OIDARADIO, Sao Paulo, May 2008
Radio Nacional de España, Spain, February 2008
Fu-Shin Broadcasting Station, Taipei, November 2007
Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin, March 2007
Rádio MEC FM, Rio de Janeiro, November 2006
WFMU, New York City, September 2006
Resonance FM, UK, August 2006

WZBC, Boston, August 2006
CKUT, Montreal, August 2006
CKLN, Toronto, August 2006
Resonance FM, UK, April 2006
DRS, Switzerland, February 2006
Austrian National Radio (OE1), January 2006
DRS, Switzerland, December 2005
VPRO, Netherlands, July 2005
RBB, Berlin, Germany, June 2005
KXLU, Los Angeles, May 2005
Austrian National Radio (OE1), February 2005
DRS, Switzerland, January 2005
KEXP, Seattle, January 2005
Radio Bremen, Germany, December 2004
WNUR, Chicago, USA, October 2004
RBB-Kulturradio, Berlin, July 2004
WFMU, New York, May 2004
WKCR, New York, April 2004
RBB-Kulturradio, Berlin, July 2004
Resonance FM, UK, September 2002
Sound Rules, SFB, Berlin, April 2002
Austrian National Radio (OE1), January 2002
Austrian National Radio (OE1), August 2001

Deutschlandfunk, August 2001
Austrian National Radio (OE1) - Kunstradio, October 2000
Austrian National Radio (OE1) - Kunstradio, April 2000
Sound Rules, SFB, Berlin, March 2000


Audio Publications

Main Publications

Zwischenbrücken. Book & DVD. edition sp ce | Gromoga Records, Austria 2015

same difference. CD. Gromoga Records, Austria 2010
relive. CD. Gromoga Records, Austria 2008
Installations. DVD. Gromoga Records, Austria 2007
Installations. CD. Gromoga Records, Austria 2005
going round in serpentines. CD. Charhizma, Austria 2005 (in collaboration with Kai Fagaschinski)
Installations. Book & audio CD. Kehrer Verlag, Germany 2005
Hinaus:: In den, Wald. CD. Klanggalerie, Austria 2004
relisten. CD. Intransitive Recordings, USA 2001
Defragmentation/blue. CD. Plate Lunch, Germany 2000
bestimmung new york CD. Durian Records, Austria 1999

Catalogues, CDRs, Compilation CDs, DVDs, Internet Releases

SUAL X, book and audio archive, edition sp ce, Österreich 2018 (forthcoming)
flut; To be published on B. Beslic-Gal's audio CD '17/2'. Austria, 2018 (
The Sea of Trees; Net Release 'Autumn Soundscapes Vol.2', Mandorla Records, Mexico, 2014
Void; Net Release 'Somewhere on the edge', Gruenrekorder, Germany, 2012
RGBuSW; Catalogue Book / DVD 'singuhr 1996-2006', Kehrer, Germany, 2010
Die Spitze des Eisbergs; CD 'Sudamerica Electronica 3', Sudamerica Electronica, Argentine, 2010
solo; DVD 'stadtklaenge | klangstaetten', Allgemeiner Konsumverein Braunschweig, Germany, 2009
57A; Book/CD 'Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Media.' Rizzoli, USA, 2007
hechre; CD 'henri chopin remixed', Extraplatte, Austria 2006
le gocce dell'uomo del campo; triMIX Compilation, Innova Recordings, USA 2006
Jon's a.m.; revisited Limited CDR edition, Gallery Lukas Feichtner, Austria 2006
Earshot; Published on B. Loibner's solo CD '_gestalt'. allquiet, Austria 2006
This is for real; CD '90 Sekunden Wirklichkeit', DEGEM / Cybele, Germany 2005
Night Pulses; Catalogue & CDR, O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Austria 2004
Hinaus:: In den, Wald.; DVD 'Text & Language'. Aspect, Magazine of New Media Art, USA 2004
Three Whites; CD 'Rock’s Role (After Ryoanji)', Art in General, USA 2004
In fusion; CD 'Intransitive Twenty-Three', Intransitive Recordings, USA 2004
c.s.a.g.; CD 'Danza De La Muerte', Klanggalerie, Austria 2003
enelten; CD 'Typewriting Aloud. Typos Allowed', Slovakia 2002
zhu shui; CD 'lowercase sound 2002', Bremsstrahlung, USA 2002
Tong-hua yie-shi; CD 'because tomorrow comes #4', Germany 2001
bestimmung darmstadt; CDR, Gromoga Records, Austria 2001
sprachklanggesetzt; CD 'klanggesetz', Initiative Minderheiten, Austria 2000
Dissociated Voices; Catalogue & CDR, Werkstadt Graz, Austria 2000
Art’s Birthday 2000; CD 'Beams and Waves', Sound Off Festival, Slovakia 2000


Artistic collaborations with Christian Aichinger, Margit Bruenner, Susana Gaudêncio, Yumi Kori, Dietmar Lenz, Mandy Morrison,
John Roach, P. Michael Schultes, Silwa Sedlak, Akemi Takeya, Emre Tuncer, Ludwig Wuest, et al.
Further music collaborations with Belma Beslic-Gal, Tung Chao-Ming, Kai Fagaschinski, Xenia Hu, France Jobin (i8u), Bernhard Loibnerand Jennifer Walshe.

Music for Dance, Film, Theatre

2017 Music for the dance performance 'Hotel Lautréamont – Os Bruscos Buracos do Silêncio', Sao Paulo (restaging)
2011 Music for the dance performance 'Hotel Lautréamont – Os Bruscos Buracos do Silêncio', Sao Paulo (restaging)
2010 Music for the dance performance 'Espectros de Shakespeare - Do outro Lado do Vento', Sao Paulo
2009 Music for the dance performance 'Hotel Lautréamont – Os Bruscos Buracos do Silêncio', Sao Paulo
2008 Music for the dance performance ''O Barulho Indiscreto da Chuva', Sao Paulo
2008 Music for the film 'La beauté crue' by Michel Beretti and Hervé Nisic, France
2003 Music for Akemi Takeya's dance performance 'ZZ', Vienna
2003 Music and sound design for the mixed-media performance 'Sur-Face-Berlin' by D. Lenz and F. Plassmann, Berlin
2000 Music for the dance theatre piece '...or send a fax' by Christian Aichinger, Vienna
1999 Music and sound design for the film 'Herren' by Emre Tuncer, Austria

Sound Design

2011 Radio Signations, Radio dérive, ORANGE 94.0, Vienna, Austria
2002 Sound design for the exhibition 'Persecuting grandfathers, interviewing grandsons?', Jewish Museum, Vienna
2001 Sound design for the exhibition „Wintertraum', Museum of Ethnology, Vienna
2001 Two TV Signations - Jahr der Sprachen, Austrian Broadcasting Company (ORF), Austria
2000 Sound design for the exhibition 'nichts tun', Museum of Ethnology, Vienna
1999 Sound design for the installation 'House for a blind man' by Margit Bruenner, Vienna
1992-1995 Sound design for various theatre productions by Ludwig Wuest, Vienna


2009- Ph.D-Studies, Dep. of Musicology, University Mozarteum, Salzburg
(subject: ‘Sound Installation Art’)

2010-2013 Interdisciplinary Doctoral College 'Art and the Public Sphere;, Paris Lodron University, Salzburg

1993-1997 University of Vienna (Musicology), Mag. phil.
(title of thesis: ‘The Microstructure of Walking Bass Lines’)

1990-1994 University of Music, Vienna (Sound Engineering)

1986- Private studies (music, art, piano, guitar, composition)

Teaching & Scientific Research

2011-12 Lecturer at Paris Lodron-University, Salzburg
2010-13 Scientific researcher, Paris Lodron University, Salzburg and University Mozarteum, Salzburg
2006-2007 Lecturer at the University of the Arts Berlin, Studio for Electroacoustic Music & Sound Art (Sound Installation Art)

Curatorial Work

2015- Founder and artistic director of edition sp ce, Vienna
2006- Founder and artistic director of 'shut up and listen!', Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art, Vienna
2006 Guest curator for 'Framework', Resonance FM, London
2006 Guest curator, The Itinerant Project - Electro-acoustic music from South America, Radio OE1, Austria
2006 'SUAL 2006', radia - network of independent radio stations, Radio ORANGE 94.0, Vienna, et al.


Further Professional Experience

2005- Artistic director of the non-profit art organization ‚sp ce’, Austria
1999- Head of ‘Gromoga’ - Platform for Advanced Music and Art Projects, Austria

2012 Symposium 'Who makes art? And why?', University of Salzburg (concept & realization, with N. Klement)
2012 Exhibition 'Klangkunst - A German Sound' (production), Galerie 5020, Salzburg
2011 Panel Discussion ‚Near West’ (concept & moderation), Festival 'shut up and listen!', Vienna
2010 Panel Member‚ Panel Discussion 'Cultural Bulimia', Galerie 5020, Salzburg
2007 Jury Member, Composition Contest ‘Hoer.Spiel’, St. Poelten, Austria
2006 Jury Member, Composition Contest ‘Franco Evangelisti’, Rome
2004 Jury Member, Composition Contest ‚Point de Repere 2005’, France/Argentine
2003 Panel Member‚ Symposion ‘Sound Studies’, University of the Arts, Berlin

Further activities concerning the conceptualization, production and presentation
of exhibitions, concerts, conferences, festivals, lectures, workshops, music competitions,
open calls, and radio programs.


2015 schoolscapes, Music Workshop for Children, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2014 BOOM!, Music Workshop for Children, St. Johann/Tirol, Austria
2014 BOOM!, Music Workshop for Children, Zell am See, Austria
2013 schoolscapes, Music Workshop for Children, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2013 BOOM!, Music Workshop for Children, Ried, Austria
2011 Soundscape - Soundwalk, Focus Area 'Wissenschaft und Kunst', University of Salzburg
2010 Beyond Categories, Sousse University - Higher Institute of Music, Tunisia
2009 Music and Intermedia, SESC SP, São Paulo
2009 Istanbul: The city and its dreams, Bilgi University, Istanbul
2008 Sound Installation Art, Bilgi University, Istanbul
2006 Proyecto Itinerante, Festival Sinapsis, Mendoza, Argentina
2006 Sound Installation Art, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo
2005 Klangwürste, Music Workshop for Children, Jeunesse/Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
2004 Klangwürste, Music Workshop for Children, Jeunesse-Festival, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna
2003 Trändi Händi, yo!, Music Workshop for Children, Art Project ‚TASTE 0-20’, Vienna
2002 Music and Language, Studio for Electroacoustic Music, University of the Arts, Berlin
2002 Liquid Music, Music Workshop for Children, ÖKS, Austria

Lectures and Presentations

Selected Lectures:

Zurich University of the Arts - Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, 2015
Vienna Poetry School, Vienna, 2013

Zurich University of the Arts - Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, 2013
Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, 2012
Academy of Music, Ljubljana, 2012
Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts, Vienna, 2012
Conference The Global Composition, Hochschule Darmstadt, 2012
International Summer Courses for New Music; Darmstadt, 2012
FAMU - Institute of Intermedia, Prague, 2012
Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús, Reykjavík, 2011
University of Malta, Mediterranean Institute, Malta, 2011
St.James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, 2011
Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna, 2010
Manouba University, Tunis, 2010
Komponistenforum Mittersill, Mittersill (AUT), 2010
essential existence gallery, Leipzig, 2010
Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT, Weimar, 2010
University of Applied Arts - Transmedia Art, Vienna, 2010
Facultatea de Arte, Timisoara, 2009
University of Art, Braunschweig, 2009
Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna, 2009
Red House, Sofia, 2009
Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, 2009
Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, 2009
Ibrasotope, São Paulo, 2009
Minueto Centro Musical, Belo Horizonte, 2009
Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt (AUT), 2008
George Mason University, VA (USA), 2008
Wesleyan University, CT (USA), 2008
Hampshire College, MA (USA), 2008
UNESP - Instituto de Artes, São Paulo, 2008
UDESC, Florianopolis, 2008
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2008
New York University, New York CIty, 2007
National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, 2007
National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, 2007
Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 2007
Digital Arts College, Shanghai University, 2007
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2007
Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, 2007
Forum Akustische Medien, St, Pölten, 2007
UNESP - Dep. de Música, São Paulo, 2007
Santa Marcelina University, São Paulo, 2007
University of the Arts, Berlin, 2007
Conservatorio di Musica "Santa Cecilia", Rom, 2006
Conservatorio de Música de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, 2006
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, 2006
Auditorio "Juan Victoria", San Juan (AR), 2006
Centro Cultural de España, Santiago de Chile, 2006
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Música, Rio de Janeiro, 2006
Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Música, São Paulo, 2006
University of Music, Vienna, 2006
Academy of Music, Electronic Studio, Basel, 2006
Technical University, Dep. of Architectural History, Vienna, 2004
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2004
Californian Institute of Arts - School of Music, Los Angeles, 2004
Academy of Music Hanns Eisler, Berlin, 2004
Elektronisches Studio, Technische Universität Berlin, 2003
Gallery ‘Trees are so special’, Tokyo, 2003
Chung Yuan Christian University, Dep. Of Architecture, Taiwan, 2002
National University of the Arts, Dep. of Music, Taipei, 2002
Nagoya City University, 2002
Studio MYU, Tokyo, 2002
Kunstverein Alte Schmiede, Vienna, 2002
Phonomanie-Festival, Ulrichsberg, Austria, 2000
ESCOM Conference, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1997



Updating the History of Sound Art: Additions, Clarifications, More Questions
In: Leonardo Music Journal, vol. 27, USA

Klangkunst (encyclopedia article)
In: Jörn Peter Hiekel/Christian Utz (ed.), Lexikon Neue Musik, Metzler,
Germany 2016

Zimoun im Klangraum Krems
In: Positionen. Texte zur aktuellen Musik, Germany 2015

Auditive Anverwandlungen
In: Positionen. Texte zur aktuellen Musik,
Germany 2014

Sollst stets die Stadt meiner Träume sein!
In: Positionen. Texte zur aktuellen Musik,
Germany 2013

OCCUPY? Is there anybody out there? Sound Interferences in Public Space.
In: Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts, Vienna 2012

Between escapism and hyperreality - composing with(in) urban soundscapes
In: The Global Composition. Conference on Sound, Media, and the Environment,
Darmstadt-Dieburg, Germany 2012

Klangraum Krems: Eine klangkünstlerische Bestandsaufnahme
In: Positionen. Texte zur aktuellen Musik, Germany, August 2011

TONSPUR_expanded: Der Lautsprecher
In: Positionen. Texte zur aktuellen Musik, Germany, May 2011

(Un)Wanted: Ear Lids. Sound Installations in Public Space
In: European November Conference 'Public space and the challenges of
urban transformation in Europe: Politics and culture', SKuOR, TU Wien, 2010

10 personal “Desert Island Records”
In: The Desert Island Project; Tuttle Edizioni, Camucia, Italy 2009

Architektur und Musik
In: Architektur transdisziplinär; IVA Verlag, Vienna 2008

Zur Verfransung der Künste: Adorno, Star Wars, Club Transmediale
In: Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, 04/2005, Germany 2005

18 Werkdarstellungen zu intermedialen Installationen 1999-2004
In: 'Bernhard Gál: Installations', Ingrid Beirer (Ed.), Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg 2005

belit – Komposition für Kammerensemble und Lichtprojektion
In: Festival Catalogue 'Inventionen 2004', Ingrid Beirer (Ed.), Berlin 2004

Sonic Awareness
In: Symposium 'Sound and Sensation', Universität der Künste, Berlin 2004

In: Positionen. Beiträge zur Neuen Musik, Heft 54, Germany 2003

Konzert - Klangkunst - Computer
Buch-Rezension: 'Konzert - Klangkunst - Computer', Veröffentlichungen des Institutes
für Neue Musik und Musikerziehung Darmstadt, Band 42, Schott, Mainz 2002.
In: Österreichische Musikzeitschrift, Vienna 2003

curiosity – detail – equipment – heritage – teenage heroes – political engagement – cross fertilization – humor
In: Carola Magazine 2002, Francesco Tenaglia (Ed.), Italy 2002

Analyzing Jazz Rhythms: The Microstructure Of Walking Bass Lines
ESCOM Conference, University of Uppsala, Sweden 1997

Analyse der Mikrostruktur von Walking Bass Lines
Musicological thesis, Institut für Musikwissenschaft, University of Vienna, Austria 1997



Markus Deisenberger
"Am Klang sein" - Interview with Bernhard Gal
music information center Austria, Vienna, April 2011

Tobias Fischer
Interview with Bernhard Gal, Muenster, July 2007

Christoph Metzger
In: "Sonoric Perspectives. Ostseebiennale der Klangkunst", 68 S., Pfau Verlag, Saarbrücken, 2006

Georg Weckwerth
Bernhard Gál (Compilation Soundkunst Österreich)
In: "spike art quarterly", Vienna, Autumn 2006

Jozef Cseres
Bernhard Gál - textur #6
In: 'Hermes' Ear', Kassak Centre for Intermedia Creativity, Slovakia, 2006

Etero Genio
Portrait Bernhard Gál
In: Sands-Zine, Italy, April 2006

Martin Supper
Bernhard Gál - bestimmung new york
In: 'heim@t: Karl-Hofer-Preis 2001 - interdisziplinärer Kunstpreis 2001', Universität der Künste, Berlin, January 2006

Barbara Barthelmes
KLANG, LICHT UND FARBE. Zur Morphographie von Raum im Werk Bernhard Gáls.
In: 'Bernhard Gál: Installations', Ingrid Beirer (Ed.), Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, June 2005

Stefan Fricke
Ortsbestimmungen. Stefan Fricke im Gespräch mit Bernhard Gál
In: 'Bernhard Gál: Installations', Ingrid Beirer (Ed.), Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, June 2005

Klemens Lendl
Auf Horchposten
hi!tech Magazin, 4/04, Österreich, December 2004

Roland Schöny
Night Pulses (introduction)
In: Catalogue 'Night Pulses', O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, September 2004

Will Montgomery
Lost in translation
The Wire, UK March 2004

Heidi Grundmann
Dissociated Voices (work description)
In: Catalogue 'Dissociated Voices', Werkstadt Graz, Graz, 2000

Xenia Hu
Of Sound and Time (work description)
In: Festival-Catalogue 'Hörgänge', Vienna, February 2000

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