Hannes Buder’s solo guitar work is an exciting, evocative journey through undreamed of musical
worlds. Influenced by contemporary and classical music, rock and avantgarde jazz, the Berlin
based guitarist and composer experiments with the varied sound potential of the guitar to create
a music that ranges from ecstatic ferocity to fragile beauty. His style is unmistakable and his
compositions dazzle with sentiment and authenticity.
Buder studied music in Dresden and has released four solo albums. He performs in Europe and
the United States, both solo and with a variety of bands.
"… wonderfully balanced sound-art, versatile, lively and uncompromising in its musical
"... a musical firework, virtuous, rich in variety and profoundly emotional."
"His music is one of the most authentic I ever experienced."
"Sometimes his playing is very beautiful, sometimes the opposite, always very intriguing
and entertaining with a large spectrum of emotion in it from fun to hardcore serious."
(Gearóid Ua Laoghaire)
Hannes Buder (born 1978 in the former GDR) is a musician, improviser and composer in the field of experimental music. His works concentrate on issues of movement, authenticity, intuition, minimalism, density and slowness.
Buder's current projects include the bands "[ro]" with Hannes Lingens, "Shotgun Chamber Trio" with Lucia Martinez and Oleg Hollmann, "Heisenberg Quintet" with Anna Kaluza, Niko Meinhold, Stephan Bleier and Rui Faustino, and his solo project. Beyond that he has collaborated with Audrey Chen, Tony Buck, Audrey Lauro, Hilary Jeffery, Mike Majkowski, Matthias Bauer, Todd Capp, Steve Heather, Andrew Lafkas, the Berlin Improvisers Orchestra and many others. Hannes Buder's Solo recordings include "changes" (2000), "dunkelbunt" (2004), "openyoureyescloseyoureyes" (2006) and "changes II" (2015). He performed concerts in Europe, Australia and in the USA.
Buder has also composed, improvised and recorded music for different dance (Oxana Chi), theater (Jörg Mihan) and film projects (Barbara Lubich, Annick Gaudreault). He's been working temporarily as a teacher/workshop leader at different festivals, music schools and with prisoners in jail. He studied guitar at the Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory in Dresden and the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Weimar.