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Max Schneider
künstl. Mitarbeiter für Audio

Max Schneider (*1974) studied photography and design in the academy for applied arts in Darmstadt while shifting his focus towards music and sound production, being a signed artist with independent music labels between 1995 and 2005. With his relocation to Berlin in 2004 new collaborations with audiovisual and performance based artists emerged and he continues to work frequently with and alongside renown artists by the likes of Candice Breitz and Bjørn Melhus. He has curated and participated in sound art exhibitions & festivals, worked in performance, theatre contexts and worked with art and cultural institutions. From 2006-2008 he studied Sound Studies at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, was an associate researcher with the Sound Studies Lab at the Humboldt University in Berlin and hosted multiple workshops and lectures. Since 2008 he is heading the Sound Art Lab at the Academy for fine Arts in Leipzig. 

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Max Schneider (*1974) studierte Fotografie und Design an der Fachhochschule in Darmstadt während er sich als Komponist, Produzent und Tontechniker für elektronische Independent Music Labels etablierte. Mit seinem Umzug nach Berlin in 2004 startete er neue Kooperationen und arbeitet bis heute mit audiovisuellen und performativen Künstler*innen wie z.B. Candice Breitz und Bjørn Melhus. Seitdem hat er Ausstellungen teilgenommen sowie als Kurator Festivals veranstaltet und kontinuierlich in Performance, Theather und kulturellen Kontexten mitgewirkt. Von 2006 - 2008 studierte er Sound Studies an der Universität der Künste in Berlin, war Mitglied im Sound Studies Lab an der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin und hat zahlreiche Workshops geleitet und Vorträge gegeben. Seit 2008 leitet er die Klangkunst Werkstatt der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig.

Selected Works


  • 1995 - 2005 independent electronic composer, producer, sound engineer & recording artist & musician (InfraCom! & Compost Records)

  • 2005 - 2017 sound recording, sound editing & sound mixing for the ongoing “... (a portrait of...)” series (multi channel audiovisual Installations) by Candice Breitz

  • 2007 - 2010 concept & performance series "YouTube Battle" (live audiovisual Performances) with Alex Fahl & Bjørn Melhus

  • 2010 creator, curation & production of “Klang im Namen des Raums” (Sound Art Group Exhibition) along Karl Marx Allee, Berlin with Im Namen des Raums

  • 2010 sound recording, sound design, sound editing, sound mixing & music composition & production for “Echoes” (multi award winning Documentary) by Ivalo Frank

  • 2011 - 2019 sound recording, sound design, sound editing & sound mixing for the ongoing series "Sounds from ... ” (experimental Short Films) with Lasse Lau

  • 2012 concept & production for “Dear John” (Interactive Sound Sculpture) by Alex Stefas & Max Schneider

  • 2013 concept, video & sound production for “V for Villain” (7/5 Channel audio/visual Installation commissioned by "Böse Musik", HKW Berlin) by Georg Spehr & Max Schneider

  • 2015 concept, audiovisual production, sound design & sound mixing for “Out on the Streets” (12ch audiovisual Installation, commissioned by German Pavilion, Venice Biennial) by Jasmina Metwaly & Philip Rizk

  • 2016 - 2018 composition, music production, sound design & sound mixing for “Lykkelænder” (multi award winning Hybrid Documentary) by Lasse Lau

  • 2017 - 2018 sound editing & sound design for “DreamAway” (Feature Film) by Johanna Domke and Marouan Omara 

  • Since 2018 sound recording & sound engineering for "Untraining the Ear - Listening Sessions" (Sound Performance Series) by SAVVY Contemporary

  • 2019 - 2020 sound editing & sound design & sound mixing for "World without Maps" (Essay Film) by Philip Rizk with Nadah El Shazly 
Lykkelænder by Lasse Lau (2018)