Hannes Buder


Hannes Buder (born 1978 in the former GDR) is a musician, composer and improviser in the field of experimental music. His works concentrate on issues of movement, authenticity, intuition, minimalism, and slowness.

Buder's current projects include the bands 'Zug Zug' with Todd Capp and Andrew Lafkas, 'Gravity' with Hannes Lingens and Andrew Lafkas, the duo Nothingness with Sarah Jegelka, and his solo projects. Beyond that he has collaborated with Audrey Chen, Tony Buck, Audrey Lauro, Hilary Jeffery, Mike Majkowski, Steve Heather, Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble, 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, Judith Sanchez Ruìz), theater (Jörg Mihan, Johannes Maria Schmit) and film projects (Barbara Lubich, Annick Gaudreault). He's been giving workshops at festivals, music schools and with prisoners in jail. He studied guitar in Weimar and Dresden.


“… wonderfully balanced sound-art, versatile, lively and uncompromising in its musical character.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 26.5.2009)

"... a musical firework, virtuous, rich in variety and profoundly emotional." (Badische Zeitung, 30.01.2010)

"(...) His way of music is one of the most authentic I ever experienced. Listening to his interpretations, improvisations and compositions I learned a lot about Hannes. With his instrument he strikingly expresses a compelling emotional orbit." (Ronny Waleska, 2012)

"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, 2013)


Knitting Factory (New York, US), Soundout Festival (Canberra, AU), Aarhus Jazz Festival (Aarhus, DK), Jazsix Festival (Prague, CZ), Jazzfest Berlin, lab.or.a Festival (Berlin, D), Colbourne Ave (Sydney, AU), Le Murmure (Brussels, BE), Jazzwelten Festival (Dresden, D), Slot Art Festival (Lubiaz, PL), Boskovice Jazz Festival (Boskovice, CZ), Interpenetration Festival (Graz, AT)


Solo - Outside Words (Laaps Records 2021)
The Heisenberg Quintet - Live at Kühlspot (AUT Records 2019)
Gravity - Tree (woodenshiprecords 2017)
Zug Zug (self released 2017)
Luc Houtkamp & Hannes Buder - The Malta Sessions (POW 2016)
Solo - Changes II (umlautrecords 2015)
Florian Constantinides & Hannes Buder - Herbes Folles (woodenshiprecords 2015)
Shotgun Chamber Trio - themes and dances (metarecords 2014)
Hannes Lingens & Hannes Buder - [ro] (umlautrecords 2013)
Shotgun Chamber Trio - filmende (2013)
Hannes & Pook (2008)
Schulbus - soziophob? (2007)
Solo - openyoureyescloseyoureyes (2006)
Solo - Dunkelbunt (2004)
Wooden Voice - Ich hab die Nacht geträumet... (2001)
Solo - Changes (2000)

Film music:

„OVERcoming DICTatorships“ (2009, Barbara Lubich, Dresden)
„Sundays Off“ (2007, Amor Schumacher, Berlin)
"Streifen" und "Futility" (2007, Dave Lojek, Berlin/Brussels)
„Mon âme est un ange" and „L'homme-chapeau" (2006, Annick Gaudreault, Canada)