Ulrich Krieger has lived and worked in Berlin since 1983. He is known for his work in contemporary composed and freely improvised music and as a composer of electronic music and chamber music. Recently he has concentrated on his old neglected passion: the frayed experimental edges of contemporary pop culture.
He has worked with Lou Reed, LaMonte Young, Phill Niblock, Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht, David First, Mario Bertoncini, John Duncan, Merzbow, DJ Olive, Christian Marclay, John White, Ensemble United Berlin, Ensemble Modern, Berlin Philharmonic, Seth Josel, Soldier String Quartet, and others. He has received many awards including fellowships for composers from the “Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg,” the Deutsche Studienzentrum Venedig e.V., the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the “Meet-the-Composer” Forum, New York, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik. He lived in New York for a long time and was “composer-in-residence” in Los Angeles, Rome, Venice and Bologna for several months respectively. He studied saxophone, composition and electronic music at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and the Manhattan School of Music in New York and taught himself to play the Didjeridu. His concerts have led him through Europe, America and Asia. Several CDs document his manifold musical activities. He became a member of the faculty of composition at the California Institute for the Arts in 2007.
Ulrich Krieger on Mode:
Luciano Berio: The Complete Sequenzas and Works for Solo Instruments (mode 161-163)
Gavin Bryars: The Marvellous Aphorisms of Gavin Bryars: The Early Years (mode 177)
John Cage: A Cage of Saxophones, Volume 1 (mode 104)
John Cage: A Cage of Saxophones, Volume 2 (mode 160)
John Cage: A Cage of Saxophones, Volumes 3 & 4 (mode 222/223)
Ulrich Krieger: [urban dreamings] (mode 282)