Josef Gründler is 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 and teaches Sound- and Interaction Design at the Institute of Design and Communikation/FH JOANEUM. He 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 …Live acts include the Klammer&Gruendler Duo, the Urban Sound Band, solo concerts, 6To6decibel, and „the nomadic producers“.