Jochen Fassbender


Jochen Fassbender
Jochen Fassbender

born in Cologne in 1957

studied liberal arts at the Fachhochschule für Kunst und Design (university for art and design) in Cologne

has been working as a sound artist since 1989

concerts, seminars as well as national and international exhibitions

since 2005, university lecturer at the Institut für Audiopädie in Witten/ Ruhr region – an institution with the goal of paving the way to more conscious listening.

various prizes from the city of Sindelfingen, the Geijsteren art association (Netherlands) and the Lemmerz foundation (Königswinter)


Even as a child I was always fascinated with experimenting with everything that made a sound. I was then able to base my career on my passion for sound. I explore the sound phenomena of different materials, shapes, resonances and the art of sound creation in my sound art. I see myself here as being confronted with an experimental field of infinitely diverse possibilities. From my understanding of the most diverse sound phenomena, I develop and build innovative musical instruments and sound objects from metal, stone, ceramics or wood, to rub, stroke, blow or hit with “unheard of”, often amazing sound properties. These are instruments that everyone can play on straight away.
In a world that is increasingly getting louder, the art of hearing can no longer be taken for granted. Today we have to consciously learn to listen. My interest lies in finding a way back to the joy of listening through lovely sounds and to communicate how easy it is to make music.


Jochen Fassbender
Eisenbahnstr. 6
51545 Waldbröl

Tel: 02291 / 808651
Fax: 02291 / 808675