Malte Steiner (born 1970) is a German media artist, electronic musician and composer, currently living in Aalborg in Denmark. Steiner started creating electronic music and visual art around 1983, developing his own vision of the interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk, working with, and not limited to, film, theater, paintings, video games, interactive installations and sound.
In 1986 Steiner took a course in electro-acoustic music in Lüneburg by H.W. Erdmann and gave his first live concert performances in the following years, e. g. in Germany, France and Belgium. Since 1987 his music was released on cassette, later on vinyl, CD and online. Steiner was a co-founder of the legendary Hörbar club for experimental music located in Hamburg (DE), which opened in 1991 and is still active today.
1998 he started creating electronic art and installations and in 2003 additionally several netart projects including a collaborative visual networking environment, shown in the Java museum in Sofia, Bulgaria. Steiner has performed concerts, created exhibitions and workshops as well as done residencies worldwide.
In 2011 Steiner moved to Berlin, where he opened his own non-public media lab block 4 to create and produce his own music projects as well as mastering and mixing for other artists. Steiner's musical projects are primarily the experimental electroacoustic Elektronengehirn
, the Industrial outfit Notstandskomitee
(with Matthias Schuster), Das Kombinat
, the live coding duo codepage
and the noiseproject TMS
(both with Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen
). Steiner is involved in several open source projects like his softwaresynthesizer 'Minicomputer', Alsa Modular Synthesizer and the OSC middleware 'contrOSC', and has done lectures, radio features and Pure Data workshops, e. g. for Access Space in Sheffield (UK) and Vivid in Birmingham (UK) as well as for the multimedia composition class of Georg Hajdu at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg and HfbK Hamburg (DE) and latest at the Piksel Festival 2016 in Bergen (NO).
2018 he relocated to Aalborg, Denmark.