Frank Schulte

sound & media artist, curator


German sound creator Frank Schulte has played in various international ensembles for improvised and composed sound art. He has published numerous publications on sound carriers and in various radio and television programs. He works with performance artists, dancer, actors and lyricists. He also composes music for scenic plays, contemporary dance pieces and experiments with the application of new electronic sound generation techniques, multi -channel sound installations and network performances, creates sounds, tracks and atmospheres for film and television works. In cooperation with other artists he develops and presents conceptual expanded media projects.  Schulte combines his sound generating equipment into a musical household of electronic instruments. Out of the European musical tradition, sound installations, music for unknown films and in applications for New Dance Culture or musique concrète he has created noise stories, songlines and dreamscapes in a very specific personal language. He has conceptualised numerous intermedia events, such as SWITCHBOX and electronic lounge, in which his selection of sound arts, ambient music and improvised music, as well as elements from the electronic music scene are locked together in dense friction.

Since 1998 he also designs and realizes projects and expanded media installation works for public spaces.


creative collaborations with: David Moss, Jon Rose, David Shea, Yoshihide Otomo, Anna Homler, Thomas Heberer, Christian Marclay, Fred Frith, Phil Minton, Lauren Newton, Sainkho Namtchilak, Sussan Deyhim, Dirk Raulf and Andres Bosshard.


performs since 1986 in various clubs, festivals and concert halls throughout Europe, for example: International New Jazz Festival Moers, Jazz Festival Leipzig, Jazz Festival Berlin, Festival International des Musiques Actuelles Nancy, GRAME Festival Lyon, ISEA 94 Helsinki, music unlimited Wels,the Sonambiente Festival Berlin and the Musik Triennale Cologne. Performances and projects on the documenta 8 and 9 in Kassel and on the XLV biennale in Venice Italy, Opera Leipzig and Dresden, Berliner Ensembel, IRCAM Paris, Musik Triennale Köln 1997, toured by order of the German Goethe Institut in Uruguay, Argentinia, Chile, London and Rome as well as Japan and India


scenic works, contemporay dance and theatre productions, hörspiel  (examples)


2011 - NOUS - intermedia dance performance by Fabien Prioville with Paolo Fossa, Moo Kim,
 Naoko Tanaka, Frank Imsiepen and Marcus Keller

2009 - Hörspiel JAZZJANDL - with Lauren Newton - Editor: Bert Noglik produced for MDR Radio

- Jailbreak Mind - intermedia dance performance by Fabien Prioville with Uli Sigg (Video)

2008 - images volubiles - expanded media project with Yoshie Shibahara, Matthias Mainz and Egbert Mittelstädt
2000 - The Birds after Aristophanes – Theatre Play at Schauspiel St.Gallen – Editor: Isabella Mamatis
1998 - Capetown traveller with Abdullah Ibrahim and Ensemble accompanied by Lauren Newton and Timbre. Editor: Bert Noglik
1996 - Survival Songs with Sussan Deyhim, Sainkho Namchylak, Phil Minton, Conny Bauer, Gunther Hampel, David Moss, Yoshihide Otomo concepted by Bert Noglik & David Moss
- Les Sortileges scenic play at Marstall theatre, Munich by Christian Marclay with Kalle Laar und G.Zeitblom


F.S. composes music for theatre plays as the theatre houses of Bonn, Weimar, Essen, Düsseldorf and in collaboration with various free ensembles


exhibtions and works in public spaces

2021: continuum - sound installation at Altstadtkirche, Monheim am Rhein

CLOSE AWAY  expanded media Installationen, acoustic interventions, Kunstmuseum Solingen
2020: Klangraum Schlosspark - sound installation at Schlosspark Siegen


2015/ 2018

WÄRMEPOL - expanded media installation at Chisinau/Moldavia

Fortress Hill - expanded media installation in public space at Cetatuia in Cluj-Napoca/ Romania

Stadtklang//: Hörorte - expanded media - Forum for Art and Architecture, Essen 
sonic states  - KIT - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf -  Klangarchitekturen – Interaktionen & Zustände - Frank Schulte und Bojan Vuletic
Lightpromenade Lippstadt -  permanent light- and soundnstallation "the Mediator"
dreiklangreise - sound installation at the Cologne Rheinseilbahn
2005–2007                                                                                                                                                                klang raum garten – project presentation at the architecture festival plan, at Cologne Stadtgarten park


event organization, conception, planning, implementation of music presentations as for example the Minifestival, Düsseldorf, electric trick, thematic evening series and lounges as  Club Orchidee or Teatime and multi-discipline event series as. 4b, electronic lounge, Tonspur and aufbau WEST.


teaching activities
project seminars at the  Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (KHM) and the International School of Design, Cologne (KISD), lecture at the HfG Karlsruhe and UdK Berlin






Portfolio PDF for download purposes
Frank Schulte - portfolio english - prin
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 5.0 MB
sound in public spaces - PDF file
Examples of my sound work in public spaces
Frank Schulte - sound in public spaces.p
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