Ulrich Krieger (born 1962 in Freiburg) is well known as a saxophone player in contemporary composed and free improvised music
as well as a composer of chamber music and electronic music. His recent focus lies in the experimental fields and fringes of contemporary pop culture: somewhere in the limbo between noise and heavy metal, ambient and silence. He also arranged works by Merzbow
, Throbbing Gristle, Deicide, Terry Riley, Henry Cowell and others for chamber ensemble. He collaborates with Lou Reed, LaMonte Young, Phill Niblock
, Text of Light, Lee Ranaldo
, John Duncan
, Zbigniew Karkowski
, Thomas Köner
, DJ Olive
, Christian Marclay
, Kasper T. Toeplitz
, Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti, Mario Bertoncini, Michiko Hirayama, Miriam Marbe, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Ensemble Modern, Berliner Philharmoniker, Soldier String Quartet, zeitkratzer, just to name a few.
Krieger has received prizes, grants and residencies from: Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Villa Aurora Los Angeles, Deutsches Studienzentrum Venedig e.V., Akademie der Künste Berlin, “Meet-the-Composer” Forum New York, DAAD, Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, and many others.
Since 2007 he lives in Southern California, where he is associate professor for the composition faculty at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.