Outsourcing composition

Kreider 2007

Johannes Kreidler’s 2009 conceptual performance piece Fremdarbeit (Outsourcing) was composed, as the title suggests, by means of hiring foreigners. Kreidler  payed a composer in China and a computer programmer in India to study his previous work and produce a chamber composition in his style.

This according to “Fremdarbeit: Kompositionsaktion für Ensemble, Sampler und Moderator–Ein Gespräch” by Carolin Naujocks (Positionen: Texte zur aktuellen Musik 93 [November 2012] pp. 26–29).

Above, the composer with the performance artist Leowee Polyester in 2007; below, a documentary about Fremdarbeit with English subtitles.

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