Gottfried Michael Koenig


After humanistic gymnasium, private music studies (piano, violin, organ) and first attempts at composition to study music in Braunschweig ( State School of Music, Department of Church Music ), Detmold (North West German Academy of Music, composition, piano, analysis, acoustics) and Cologne ( Academy of Music, Institute followed for musically - technical design ).

From 1954 to 1964 he was a staff member in the Studio for Electronic Music of NWDR (later WDR) in Cologne and worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen and many other domestic and foreign composers. In this period also teaching fall at the Musikhochschule Köln (electronic music, composition, analysis ) and the composition of electronic music ( sound figures I / II, essay, term 1) and instrumental works ( pieces for piano, woodwind quintet, string quartet ).

From 1964 to 1986 he was artistic director of the electronic music studio (later " Institute for Sonology ") of the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and gave countless lectures at home and abroad. He received a teaching position in the subject studied Sonology and programming languages ​​at the University of Bonn. - More Electronic ( Terminus 2, functions series, polychrome ) and instrumental compositions (exercise for piano, 3 ASKO Pieces, segments series, contribution, string quartet, string trio ) and the development of computer programs for compositional strategies ( Project 1 /2, SSP) followed.

Since 1991, he gave his collected writings in peacock -Verlag under the title out aesthetic practice in 6 volumes. In the winter semester 2002/2003 he was Visiting Professor for Algorithmic Composition at the TU Berlin. "Terminus II / Function Green " was recorded in the legendary list Wire The Wire 's " 100 Records That Set The World On Fire (While No One Was Listening ) ".


Gottfried Michael Koenig is an honorary member of the German Society for Electroacoustic Music