He is a musician that is crossing real boundaries. If you haven't heard of
him, it's because he's crossed a boundary that matters. Downtown, NYC
Singer/performer, composer and stage-designer and has been working in several
fields of art: music, media-theatre/performance, radioplay and sound installation
since the early 90s. He studied visual arts with emphasis on stage design
at the Academy of Art and Design in Offenbach (D), and popular music/performance
at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg (D).
He has received numerous grants and scholarships, such as the studio grant
from the artists’ house Mousonturm (Frankfurt 1991–93), a DAAD
grant for art (Vienna 1994) as well as a grant for composition at the Schloss
Solitude Academy (Stuttgart 1995).
His collaborations together with Blixa Bargeld (singer of the famous German
band "Einstürzende Neubauten"), the "Electronic Music
Theater" (with Ehinger, Daemgen), Rüdiger Carl (pioneer of the
European free jazz movement), the Japanese artist On Kawara (Dokumenta11)
and the American artist Raymond Pettibon were invited to numerous international
festivals of contemporary music and media-art.
Oliver Augst was a curator and organiser of the "pol" festival
of new music in the Mousonturm artists’ house together with Rüdiger
Carl and Christoph Korn in Frankfurt (1999-2003).
He is a guest-lecturer in Aesthetics and Communication at the Academy of
Art and Design in Offenbach (HfG) and at the University of Applied Sciences
Since 2009 he is the curator of the "What Is Music?"-concert series
(>raum für kultur<, Dresdner Bank) and, together with Rüdiger
Carl, of the "Sommer Musik Städel"- concerts (Städel
Museums) in Frankfurt (D).
He is Artist in Residence 2009 AIR Antwerpen