Hannes Dufek

Hannes Dufek (c) Igor Ripak
(c) Igor Ripak


Genre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Vienna, Austria
Contact: hannes_dufek@gmx.net
Website: www.hannesdufek.com/



Hannes Dufek, born in Vienna in 1984, started learning piano early in his life and received lessons in playing recorder and singing. Later, he also took guitar lessons and his first lessons in counterpoint and harmony. Early original musical activities include, in particular, piano and guitar improvisations. He also founded an alternative rock band and an electronica/improvisation duo. At the age of 17, he wrote down his first compositions. After finishing school, he took up philosophy studies, which he interrupted in 2005 in order to study music. In 2006, Dufek founded the Association “Platypus” in cooperation with Fernando Riederer and Christoph W. Breidler. The association’s first project, The Composers’ Marathon, which was presented to the public in May 2007 for the first time, got underway in 2006/2007. Hannes Dufek is busy with composing and concerts and he lives and works in Vienna. Continuous collaboration with various artists and keen interest in cross-media concepts and projects. In addition to the compositional work continuously organization, planning and implementation of his own as well as of Platypus-projects.


Crossways in Contemporary Music – Nature I

A trans- and interdisciplinary research journey – Chapter 1: Nature Nature is present in music in a variety of ways. Composers draw inspiration from it, use sounds of nature in their compositions, or make abstract … read more »

The Freedom Principle – A Portrait of HANNES DUFEK

He stands as one of the organizers behind the specialist ensemble for new music PLATYPUS, which gives him the opportunity to be in the background as a composer with reserve and humility. However, with his … read more »

A Platform for Young Composers: Platypus

Spreading the music of young composers, to love and appreciate it with all its (frequent) imperfections – this has been the resolution of the Platypus Association for contemporary music from the very beginning. Although most … read more »