German composer-performer-sound artist, Schmidt-Sistermanns, will play his Soundperformance, Continents III Leaves of Grass for tape (text Walt Whitman), voice, monochord, natural materials and yellow ways. Johannes will also present Licht Traum, a ritual for grand piano, voice and tape.
2019 update: Born in Cologne in 1955, studied piano (Klaus Runze), rhythm (H. Leiser) and composition/new music theater (M. Kagel) between 1976 and 1984. He lived in Vanarasi in 1979 (studying North Indian singing at Banares Hindu University), obtained a PhD in musicology, lived in Paris from 1991-92 (where he met Luc Ferrari), in New York from 1995–96 (The Tao of Voice method with S. Cheng), in Japan in 2001, and in Australia. From 1997-2010 he was Vice-President of DEGEM (German Society for Electroacoustic Music). His work encompasses installative sound sculptures, audio plays and electroacoustic compositions for 2–8/43 loudspeakers (Sound Dome at ZKM, Karlsruhe) up to 2704 loudspeakers for wave field synthesis (TU Berlin), live satellite/Internet/ sound performance, graphic notation and instrumental compositions.