Klaus Filip

computer music, programming, composition, media art. Klaus Filip is a performer/composer/programmer and is maybe the first viennese musician, who used the laptop on stage at around 1993. The main focus of his current work is sinewaves, whose subtle and adducent sounds are used in a wide dynamic range depending on the project; that could be a noisy set with Chulki Hong or playing at the odor detection threshold with Radu Malfatti.

Klaus Filip runs a software project called ppooll (formerly known as lloopp) that is a networking collection of a variety of modules. This freeware is widely used by improvising musicians all over the world. He also hosts a cultural center called Kleylehof13 in the countryside at the border to hungary. Kleylehof as an outlying ancient farm, today functions as a venue for artistical summits and reflections, offers space to work and plays an important role to cross-link the local people, artists or not.
collaborations with:
radu malfatti, kai fagaschinski, werner dafeldecker, dieb13, christof kurzmann,
boris hauf, christian fennesz, jason kahn, john butcher, sabine marte, gilles aubry, noid, mattin, red white, cynthia schwertsik, cordula bösze, silvia fässler, taku unami, oblaat, taku sugimoto, toshimaru nakamura, tim blechmann, ivan palacky, burkhard stangl, eddie prevost, john tilbury, ko ichikawa, nikos veliotis, axel dörner, masahiko okura, susanna gartmayer, jean-luc guionnet, seijiro murayama, katharina klement, philipp leitner, thomas strehl, u.a.
Projects:
ppooll (open source software project, since 1997)
reheat (annual multimedia festival 2007..2010)
photophon (optical sound installation together with noid)
tripple duo (advanced internet improvisation concept)
kleylehof (atelier & homebase)
2010 informelles radio
floating point (composition for Grenzwert 2.0 : Farben)
2008 rahmenbedingung (sonif ication of riding the bike w/dieb13, noid, kirisits)
Des kleinen Elektromusikers Gedächtnis (composition for IMA)
wish i would play in this movie again (tanztheaterproduktion mit DanielAschwanden & Daniel Zimmermann)
2006 transit (virtual multimedia sculpture)
2005 der ohrenzeuge (literal and musical marathon-event at kleylehof)
“sinus hoch 8” tonspur
2003 bigbaby (multimedia-art-project, with red white and cynthia schwertsik, since 1999)
chazz (music & chess)
website konfrontationen03 2002
Ton macht die Musik/ EISZEIT
website konfrontationen02 2001
“Terminverschiebung”: Computerinstallation Klangturm/St. Pölten
tito volimote (varazdin)
website konfrontationen01
2000 “open source”, räumliche Darstellung von lloopp im Rahmen der Ausstellung “sounds&files” im Wiener Künstlerhaus
zuerich schaubuden closing laptops (unlimited) 1998
Tito Material -Kurzfilm von Elke Groen (Diagonale Graz)
themeAttack “theatraler crossfade” im Wiener Schauspielhaus
1996 (ff) orchester 33 1/3 Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Steirischer Herbst, music unlimited wels, etc. 1995 (ff)
“zentrifuge” by maxx, (Wien, Graz, Kopenhagen, St.Petersburg)
1994 Festival für elektronische Musik Berlin / Tacheles
sigis bruder (duo with Sigi Ecker) 1993 “Tanz im Spinnennetz” (Peter Wagner, Christian Fennesz)
1992 drüben wo ihr herkommt (dokumentarfilm mit hannelore tiefenthaler)
Gastmahl von und mit Bertl Gstettner (Tanzhotel)
1991 ascihuh (hubert bergmann, katharina klement) aschaffenburg
1987 akustische Zeitung SUBVOICE
recordings:
~ sigis bruder “leftovers” (klaus filip / sigi ecker) trost 1994
~ orchester 33 1/3, plag dich nicht 1996
~ orchester 33 1/3 “maschine brennt”, charhizma 1999
~ “building excess” klaus filip / radu malfatti / mattin / dean roberts (grob records 651, cologne 2004 )
~ los glissandinos “stand clear” (creative sources, lisboa 06/2005)
~ toshimaru nakamura/klaus filip “aluk” (IMJ-526, japanimprov/tokyo 2006)
~ taus “the organ of corti” klaus filip / tim blechmann (l’innomable, ljubljana 2007)