Born in 1956, Josef (Seppo) Gründler lives in Graz. As a sound and media artist, “tinkerer” of software and electronics, his main instruments are guitar, electronics and software. He is a visiting professor of sound design at the Danube University Krems, member of the board of directors of the Institute for Media Archeology and of the Society for Dissemination and Distribution of New Music. He teaches sound- and interaction design at the Institute of Design and Communication/FH JOANNEUM. He has been working in the field of new media since 1982. He has composed music for computer games, theatre, film, media and sound installations. He has presented his works at Ars Electronica, Wiener Festwochen, steirischer herbst, the Knitting Factory New York, Sonambiente Berlin, transmediale Berlin, City of Women Festival Ljubljana, etc. He is the creator of various CDs and his current live acts include the Klammer&Gruendler Duo, the Urban Sound Band and solo concerts.