Thomas Köner

Born 1965 in Germany, Köner studied electronic music at the CEM-Studio in Arnhem, where he dedicated himself to intensive research on the phenomenon of sound color. As sound engineer and composer he worked with film artist Jürgen Reble and the live performance “Alchemie” (1992), created live electronic music to accompany old silent films for the Louvre Museum, and collaborated with installation artist Max Eastley on works for sound, sculpture and performance, including “List of Japanese Winds” commissioned by the Hayward Gallery, London. The Centre Georges Pompidou commissioned Köner for an installation with filmmaker Yann Beauvais. In 2000 the Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media awarded him the New Media Prize. More recently, with his duo Porter Ricks he became an acclaimed producer of progressive techno, resulting in remix commissions for Nine Inch Nails and a Claude Debussy remix for Universal Music.