Peter Kutin works with sound across genres and at various intersections.
His pieces have been exhibited, commissioned, performed, screened or discussed at notable occasions and venues across the globe. His often site-specific projects combine aspects of installations, (kinetic) sculptures, live- as well as synthesised music and performance art. His interest in moving image expanded beyond music, having also developed and directed a series of experimental short films, multimedia-scenarios and performances. He received several awards, scholarships and residencies;
For the composition Desert Bloom, a cooperation with the german composer Christina Kubisch & Kutin’s long time collaborator Florian Kindlinger, the trio received the prestigious Karl-Szucka award in 2016. In 2019 he received the Prix Ars-Elctronica for his kinetic sound-sculpture Torso#1.
Kutin’s music and art has been described as ’undeniably effective’ (The Wire Magazine), and ’not only good but important’ (A closer listen).
He is a founding member of the label Ventil-Records, the concert series Velak-Gala (platform for experimental music), the RealDeal Festival and the ’sonic-laboratory‘ Westbahnstudios in Vienna.
Festival appearances (selection):
Luff Lausanne, 2daysArt TheHague, Mutek Montreal, Cafe Oto, Donaufestival, Darmstädter Musikferienkurse, Impulstanz, Heart-of-Noise, Sonic Acts Amsterdam, Transart Bozen, Elevate, SAT Montreal, Tsonami Chile, Wiener Festwochen, UH Fest Budapest, Sonoscopia Porto, IZLOG Zagreb, Control Club Bucharest, Destroy Vancouver, FNC Montreal, Konfrontationen, Unlimited Wels, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Audiorama Stockholm, IFF Hong-Kong, 25FPS Zagreb, Next-Festival Bratislava, Elevate-Festival, Open-Music Graz, Akademie der Künste Berlin, NEXT Festival Bratislava, Cave12, Sonica-Festival Ljubljana, UT Connewitz, Clement-Ferrand-Filmfestival, Sonic Acts Amsterdam, Ann Arbour Filmfestival, Edingbourgh Fimfestival, Kino Armata Pristina, Zeta Gallerie Tirana, … to name only a few.
(by Andra Nikolayi)
Some of his work is/was supported by SKE-Fonds, BMKOES and the City of Vienna.