Thomas KÖNER

Nationality: german

Thomas Köner attended the music college in Dortmund and studied electronic music at the CEM-Studio in Arnhem. Until 1994 he worked for the film industry as editor and sound engineer.
He extended his concept of time and sound colour to images, resulting in video installations, photography and net art.

His point of departure was composition of sound in which aspects of a performance and visual language were gradually integrated.
At first in the collaboration with film artist Jürgen Reble and the live performance Alchemie (1992). Following this, he started to compose film soundtracks and music to accompany historic silent films for the Louvre Museum and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

2000 the Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media awarded him
the "New Media Prize".
2004 the Prix Ars Electronica awarded him the "Golden Nica", and he was awarded the "Produktionspreis WDR / Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis" (german sound art award).

His media installation "Suburbs Of The Void" received the Transmediale 2005 award in Berlin and was presented at La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro La Fenice as a live performance in the same year.
Köners video "Nuuk" received the Tiger Cub Award (best short film) during the International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2005.

The Rimbaud Museum commissioned Thomas Köner five permanent sound installations for five rooms of the "Maison Rimbaud" in Charleville-Mezières, France.

Several significant museums acquired his audiovisual works for their collection.

In 2008 he was a participant of the Media Art Biennal in Seoul.

In 2009 he received the MuVi Award (1.prize best german music video) Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

7 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

LA BARCA
2009 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 7' 00 / 41 €
distribution: Mini DV
PASAJEROS PEREGRINOS PILOTOS
2008 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 3' 30 / 41 €
distribution: Mini DV
PNEUMA MONOXYD
2007 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 10' 30 / 51 €
distribution: Mini DV
PÉRIPHÉRIQUE - (part 1: Harar / part 2: Beograd / part 3: Buenos Aires)
2005-2006 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 13' 00 / 51 €
distribution: Mini DV
NUUK
2004 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 6' 30 / 41 €
distribution: Mini DV
SUBURBS OF THE VOID
2004 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 13' 00 / 51 €
distribution: Mini DV
BANLIEUE DU VIDE
2003 / 35mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 12' 12 / 51 €
distribution: 35mm or Digital Betacam or Digital file on server or Mini DV