Bernd Klug

Bernd Klug's Transmissions and Frequency Spectra of a Radio Station

Bernd Klug's Transmissions and Frequency Spectra of a Radio Station. Photographed by Alanna Medlock. (Oct 03, 2015)

Bernd Klug is an Austrian born, Brooklyn based sound artist and double bassist. In sound installations and solo concerts, his music encounters our everyday circumstances as found forms and questions our perceptions of sound and social space.

He has performed his solo double bass work (cupreous donkey and the CD ‘Cold Commodities’ Innova 902) at CTSwaM Fridman Gallery, Share Issue Project Room, Biegungen Ausland (Berlin), CoCART - Tarun (PL), CNMAT (Berkeley) and Radiokulturhaus and the Porgy and Bess in Vienna. He has shown installations in solo exhibitions at Harvestworks (NYC 2013), Art Now at Monmouth University (New Jersey 2014, ce.ins_0006) and soon at the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC (August-September 2015) as well as collaborations with Daniel Lercher at mo.ë (Vienna 2014) and Johanna Tiedtke at Galerie Freihausgasse (Villach, AT April 2015).

As an improviser and bassist, he has collaborated with Burkhard Stangl, Keiko Uenishi, Shelley Hirsch, Radu Malfatti, Franz Hautzinger, Butch Morris, Bernhard Lang, John Butcher, Gust Burns, Danielle Dahl, Mimu Merz, Daniel Lercher, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Laurie Amat, Brendan Landis, Lucio Menegon, Kjetil Hanssen, ctrl, OENCZkekvist and Ritornell. His most recent bands include the experimental techno noise band T-Shit (w/ Bernhard Hammer and Sixtus Preiss) and the dramatic chamber duo Rash (with Meaghan Burke, cello).

Bernd Klug is a Wave Farm Artist In Resident 2015 and was recently awarded the award for interdisciplinary arts 2015 from the Carinthian government, AT and the “New Austrian Sound of Music” prize for 2014-15. He was granted an educational scholarship at Harvestworks (NYC) in 2012-13, and received the BM:UKK Startstipendium (federal Austrian grant for artists) in 2011. He is currently pursuing an MFA at Bard College, NY in Music/Sound and holds a B.A. in bass performance (popular, contemporary, and classical music and music education) from the Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts.