Josef (Seppo) Gründler Born 1956, lives in Graz. A sound and media artist, “tinkerer” of software and electronics. His main instruments are guitar, electronics and software.
Gründler is the co-organiser of the Styrian Improvisers Orchestra, holds a PhD in medicine and is visiting professor of sound design at Donau-University Krems.
He is member of the board of directors of the Institute for Media Archeology and of the Society for Dissemination and Distribution of New Music.
Teaches Sound- and Interaction Design and psychology of perception at the Institute of Design and Communikation/FH JOANEUM.
He was head of the master’s degree in Communication, Media, Sound and Interaction Design from 2007 to 2017 and has been working in the field of new media since 1982.
He has composed music for computer games, music for theatre, film, media and sound installations. He has presented his works at Ars Electronica, Wiener Festwochen, Steirischer Herbst, the Knitting Factory New York, Sonambiente Berlin, Transmediale Berlin, [City of Women Festival Ljubljana], Fine senca fine – Venice, Trentino, Budapest, Graz, and Biennale Venecia etc. He is the creator of various CDs. His current live acts include the Klammer&Gruendler Duo, Singing-Adorno with Robert Lepenik, solo concerts, and „the nomadic producers“ with Rupert Lehofer.