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Gottfried Düren


Born in Bonn, Gemany


University Entrance Diploma (Abitur)


First contact with electronic music

1973 – 1978

studies of landscape architecture, course of studies: landscape planning at FH Weihenstephan, Germany


Diploma thesis: „Audio-visual media in open public spaces“

1973 - 1978

Meeting and working on projects with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel, Iannis Xenakis, John Cage und Josef Anton Riedl


Performance of „HPSCHD“ by John Cage, Biennale di Venezia

1978 - 1987

co-founder and proprietor of LOFT, Munich, Germany

concerts, exhibitions, performances, films, ‘Munich Piano Summer’

1979 und 1981

Participation in the Performance Festival, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich


South America concert tour with Josef Anton Riedl on behalf of Goethe Institute


Participation in the exhibition „aktuell 83“, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

Since 1982

Repeated cooperation with Barbara Hammann, Beate Passow, Dieter Froese, Stephan Huber, Thomas Lehnerer

1982 - 1991

Extensive travel through India for the recording and producing of listening pieces and music shows with the author Peter Pannke, for the radio-stations SFB und WDR (for the programme ‘Metropolis’)


‚Hear India’ - a multi-channel sound installation with Peter Pannke, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

1987 – 2013

Proprietor of ‚sono Studiotechnik GmbH’

2009 - 2013

Sponsor and manager of „kunst@sono“- an exhibtion space for visual art

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