Ockert’s oeuvre includes instrumental and electronic music, jazz, multimedia, sound installations, and stage works. His music is noteworthy for its use of electric guitar, interactive electronics, improvisation, and a special focus on the compositional integration of spatial acoustics. Ockert’s works have been performed at international contemporary music festivals and venues such as Lucerne Festival, the International Computer Music Congress in New Orleans, the Munich Biennale for New Music Theater, the Synthèse Festival in Bourges, the Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, and the Karlsruhe Center of Art and Media (ZKM). Ockert won the first prize at the International Composing Competition for the Room of the “Gläserne Manufaktur” (Dresden) with his diaphaneity for large seven-group ensemble, the residence prize of the Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic Music, the “operare” prize from Berlin Contemporary Opera, and the Walter Fink Prize for Dance, Electronic Music, and Media from the Karlsruhe ZKM.
Check out Matthias Ockert’s Polytheistic Ensemble at http://www.polytheistic-ensemble.net/