Hannes Buder

guitarist, cellist, composer


Hannes Buder (born 1978 in the former GDR) is a german guitarist, cellist and composer, whose work gaines from a disparate range of influences, including minimal music, 20th century classical music, jazz and avantgarde rock. After studying electric guitar in Dresden he relocated to Berlin, where he became involved with the experimental music scene. He played in numerous projects ranging from completely improvised music to completely composed music, and the transistion area in between. Besides that, Buder has always been a composer and music inventor himself, creating a large collection of solo compositions, first for electric guitar, and later for cello and voice, documented on his five solo albums. He also composed for smaller and larger ensembles, including four compositions for 25 piece orchestra.

Buder also frequently works with dancers, in larger companies or in duos. He composed, performed and recorded music and sound for film and theatre.

The musicians and composers that Buder collaborated with include Nicole Mitchell, Todd Capp, Andrew Lafkas, Helmut Öhring, Thomas Noll, Hannes Lingens, Luc Houtkamp, Audrey Chen, Tony Buck, Audrey Lauro, Hilary Jeffery, Mike Majkowski, Steve Heather, and many more.


"Sounds for a deeply vibrant impetuous post-classicism.“ (So What Musica, January 2022)

"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)


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


Rodrigues-Rodrigues-Okura-Buder - Your Dramatic Joy (Creative Sources, 2023)
Solo - Outside Words (Laaps Records 2021)
Panomorph - Panomorph (Full Body Massage 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)