Stefan Fraunberger is a composer, sound performer and artist with a special interest in transformation. His music engages in electro/acoustic dialogue with unconventional instruments such as dulcimers or decaying baroque church organs, reshaping the liminal conditions of culture and perception while inhabiting sonic ambiguities. Fraunberger has performed at festivals throughout the world and released on various labels. He is focusing on the recontextualisation of conventional musical architecture and the shaping of fluid sonic sculptures. His compositions and performances work their way through “nature’s very own modular patch” using otherworldly, bewildering vocabulary to result in a “sonic archeology” of possible tongues and embodied information. Based in Vienna, Fraunberger has lived and worked in Aleppo, Sana‘a, London, Tehran, Sibiu, Benares, Brussels and Istanbul. Working in the fields of performative sound art, vocal and instrumental composition he also does sound installations and translates/interprets pre-modern Arabic texts as well as creating soundtracks for movies and contemporary dance. He is a 2017 shape platform artist.