Changing techno from within, Stefan Goldmann has created his uniquely own form of contemporary art music. Neither constrained by the limits of electronic club music functionality nor by those of academicism, his work topics range from micro details of production to macro concepts, exposing terminal points of entire genres, formal characteristics or technical formats. His investigation into remixing might serve as an example, including both, a remix that does not change the work's score at all while cutting up dozens of recordings (Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps), and one that replaces every sound bit until the original is no longer present except for a ghostly structural shadow (Fennesz: Remiksz).
Stefan Goldmann performs worldwide, including at the SXSW, Mutek, Time Warp and Club To Club festivals. He received major commissions from Berlin’s Radialsystem cultural centre, the Nationaltheater in Mannheim, BASF and Only Connect Festival in Oslo. At the LACMA museum in Los Angeles and Kyoto's Honen-In Temple he performed site-specific concert formats.
A special relationship has formed with Berlin's Berghain club, at which Stefan Goldmann has been DJing since 2006. He conceived the 'Elektroakustischer Salon' events and writes a column for the club's monthly flyer program. He also published the book 'Presets' and has taught electronic music theory and composition at universities in Germany and Switzerland. For 2020 he has been appointed curator of the Berlin Philharmonic's Strom Festival, where he will also perform a new AV set.
German electronic musician, researcher and writer
Macro Recordings, Cocoon Recordings, Perlon
Tacit Script (2019)