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Malte Steiner

Photo: Sergey Dushkin

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Malte Steiner (born 1970) is a German media artist, electronic musician and composer, currently living in Aalborg in Denmark. Steiner started creating electronic music and visual art around 1983, developing his own vision of the interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk, working with, and not limited to, film, theater, paintings, video games, interactive installations and sound. First exhibitions already in 1983. In 1986 Steiner took a course in electro-acoustic music in Lüneburg by H.W. Erdmann and gave his first live performances in the following years, e. g. in Germany, France and Belgium and started 1987 to release his music on cassette, later on vinyl, CD and online. 

Steiner was a co-founder of the Hörbar club for experimental music located in Hamburg (DE), which opened in 1991 and is still active today. In 1998 he started creating electronic art and installations and in 2003 additionally several netart projects including a collaborative visual networking environment, shown in the Java museum in Sofia, Bulgaria. Steiner has performed concerts, created exhibitions and workshops as well as done residencies worldwide. 

In 2011 Steiner moved to Berlin, where he opened his own non-public media lab block 4 to create and produce his own music projects. 

Besides diverse music projects Steiner is also involved in several open source projects and has done lectures, radio features and Pure Data workshops, e. g. for Access Space in Sheffield (UK) and Vivid in Birmingham (UK) as well as for the multimedia composition class of Georg Hajdu at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg and HfbK Hamburg (DE) and latest at the Piksel Festival 2016 in Bergen (NO). 

2018 he relocated to Denmark. Started 2019 to work on the art project The Big Crash, reflecting on the housing crisis, urban development and gentrification. Physical exhibitions of that project in Aarhus and Aalborg, Denmark and Bergen, Norway. The Virtual Reality version was included in several online exhibitions like Sound Campus, shown at Ars Electronica 2020, and the XR Music section of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2021.

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