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Faculty

Thomas Hechenberger

Artistic Major(s): Composition and Music Theory, Guitar

Artistic and pedagogical education

  • Since 2002 Attendance of workshops for professional development (among others with Wolfgang Muthspiel)
  • 10/1998 - 06/2000 University of Vienna, Institute for Journalism and Communication Sciences, Währinger Strasse 29, 1090 Vienna, Research Assistant Department: Music Communication
  • 10/1995 - 06/2001 Vienna Conservatory (private conservatory with public rights) Stiegergasse 15-17, 1150 Vienna
  • Diploma studies in jazz guitar at the Vienna Conservatory with Christian Havel, graduated with distinction
  • 10/1994 - 06/2000 University of Wie, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna
  • Studies of journalism and communication science / musicology completed with distinction, diploma thesis: On the functionality of music and its reception

Teaching & Research

Teaching

  • Lecturer at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music & at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music since 2017.
  • 08/2017 - 07/2018 Dean of Studies BAM at the Jam Music Lab University
  • 09/2012 - 09/2016 Vienna Conservatory (private conservatory with public rights) Stiegergasse 15-17, 1150 Vienna
  • 09/2010 - 06/2012 Bundesgymnasium / Bundesrealgymnasium Ettenreichgasse Ettenreichgasse 41-43, 1100 Vienna, free subject guitar (group lessons)
  • 10/2003 - 06/2004 Volkshochschule Liesing, Liesinger Platz 3, 1230 Vienna, guitar private lessons
  • since 2002 private lessons

Research

  • University of Vienna: Diploma thesis "On the Functionality of Music and its Reception", Vienna 1999

Publications

Collaborations, Live

  • Rock/ Pop/ Austro: Josh., Christina Stürmer, Christian Kolonovits (with AutroPop meets classic and Morak) , Boris Bukowski, Ostbahn Kurti, Anik Kadinski, Andy Baum, Eric Papilaya, Adi Hirschal, Karin Kienberger
  • Alternative: Supertrash, Aromabar, soundtrack for silent movies at „Filmarchiv Autria”
  • Heavy Metal / Hard Rock / Prog Rock: Erwin Kiennasts „Name der Rose“, Heizer Monkeys (GB)
  • Soul/ Funk / RnB: Vanessa Haynes (GB), Hubert Tubbs (USA), Mat Bianco (USA), Horny Funk Brothers, Lana Gordon, Vienna Soul Society feat. Big John (USA), Celina Ann, Jackson Eleven feat. Eric Papilaya, Eddie Cole, Lynne Kieran, Soulicious, Leelah Sky, Lashes and Ties, Betty Semper, Tini Kainrath, Dorretta Carter, Maalo, Carl Avory (GB), Stella Jones, Peter Dukes / Mike Otis
  • Gospel: Favorhythm Gospel Singers feat. Angie Hinke,..
  • Elektro: Waldeck, Zeebee, Joy Malcolm (GB), Alpha Edison, Peter Sax
  • World: Coup de Bam feat. Cloud Tissa & Madita (Turkish influenced musi), Lilli Castello (Italian influenced music), Grooveheadz Orchestra (Balkan influenced music)
  • Swing, Jive, Rock an Roll, Blues: Billy Gibson (USA), 5 in Love, Freddie Bell (USA), Mat Schu, Andy Lee Lang, Hans Thessink, Big Jay Mac Neely (USA).
  • Jazz: Vienna Groove Unit, Harri Stojka, Clemens Salesny, Lars Hören/Ötzis Erben
  • Schlager: Brunner und Brunner, Semino Rossi, Wolfgang Lindner, Al Bano Carrisi, Claudia Jung, Tony Marshall
  • Musicals: Time Out (Stockerau with Marianne Mendt), Finix (Stockerau, Laibach, Ljubljana, Trento), Jesus Christ Superstar (Klagenfurt, Stadttheater), Fantomas (Wien, Rabenhof), Aida (Amstetten), Camp Rock (Wien, Stadthalle), Kiss me Kate (Gloriatheater Wien), Schlitzohren (Gloriatheater Wien), Santas Showtime (Gloriatheater Wien) with Gerald Pichowetz, Rock me Amadeus (Falco Musical, Germany)
  • Musicalshows: Uwe Kröger, Pia Douwes, Alexander Goebel, Kiddy Contest
  • Theatre productions: Struwwelpeter (Burgtheater Wien), Der Zauberer von Oz (Burgtheater Wien), Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind (Burgtheater Wien), Spatz und Engel (Burgtheater Wien, Gastspiele in Bozen und Meran (Italien), In 80 Tagen um die Welt (Burgtheater Wien), Einen Jux will er sich machen (Landestheater Niederösterreich, St. Pölten und Wiener Neustadt), Romeo und Julia (Wiener Lustspielhaus)

Studio

  • Rock / Pop: Josh., Karin Kienberger, Christian Kolonovits (Morak, AutsroPop meets classic), Anik Kadinski, Eosin Nova / Poets and Dreams, Plexis Solaire, Felix Bandit, 2ismo, Erwin Kiennast (Fatura), Pa Dave, Kiddy Contest (Erwin Kiennast), Heizer Monkeys
  • Soul / Funk / RnB: The Horny Funk Brothers feat. Hubert Tubbs, Falco (posthumously release together with Harri Stojka), Leelah Sky, Rounder Girls, Soulicious, Betty Semper, Maalo, Dave Reismann, Beckbeat, Celina Ann
  • Gospel: Favorhythm Gospel Singers feat. Carl Avory, Big John, Hansi Lang, Günter Mo Mokesch, Mat Schu
  • Elektro: Camo & Krooked, Waldeck, Zeebee, Peter Madsen, Alpha Edison, Sergio Flores, Peter Sax, JB Cooper (March 2022)
  • Jive / Swing / Rockn Roll / Blues: 5 in Love, The Rats are back
  • Jazz: Vienna Groove Unit, Lars Hören, Story of D. (Florian Reithner)
  • World: Grooveheadz Orchestra
  • Alternative: Supertrash, Erwin Kiennast (Universum)
  • Schlager: Ana Simona, Wolfgang Lindner
  • Advertisement: (Activia, Niemetz Schwedenbomben)
  • Album (Longplayer) as a guitarist: Vienna Groove Unit: Raw, The Horny Funk Brothers feat. Hubert Tubbs: A little soul, The Horny Funk Brothers feat. Hubert Tubbs: Little Big Beat (Studio Live Session), The Horny Funk Brothers feat. Hubert Tubbs: Funky is the way we roll, Josh.: Von Mädchen und Farben, Josh.: Teilzeitromantik, Waldeck: Atlantic Ballroom, Waldeck: Gran Paradiso, Waldeck: Grand Casino Hotel, Karin Kienberger: Wos is dei Liad, Leelah Sky: Second Life, Zeebee: Be my sailor, Eosin Nova: My dear swedish fairy, The Supertrash: Champions of the universe, Fatura feat. La Fee, Miriam Weichselbraun, Kiddy Contest Volume 20: Das Doppelalbum zum Jubiläum, The Rats are back: One night only, Johannes Sumpich: Wie im Kino, Story of D: Dreams of bursting bubbles, Pa Dave: Listen, 5 in Love: Swing what you got, Anik Kadinski: Playful, Anik Kadinski: Another Goodbye, Maalo: Soul Stories, Maalo: Funk Fellows, Maalo: No room for compromise, CDJ: Hungry for your love, Grooveheadz: Haide haide hai!, Favorhythm Gospel Singers feat. Hansi Lang, Mad Mat Schu, Günter Mo Mokesch,...: One step further, Beckbeat: Hashtag, Peter Sax: Feel alive, Memphis - Das Musical, Flashdance – Das Musical, Ghost
  • Single releases :Leelah Sky: One in a million, Had me at Hello, Peter Sax: Pool Party, Halloween Boo (The Night of Fright), One more time, In the zone, Yas Island, Christmas Everywhere, Welcome to W, Wet Deck Pool session, Bonito Nights, Heizer Monkeys: Monkeypalooza, Stones in the schoolyard, You Ahr not alone (feat. Christian Eigner), N.F.A, The Pineapple King of the ring (March 2022)
  • Work as an arranger for: Christian Kolonovits (band arrangements for AustroPop meets Classic), Josh., Waldeck (band, horns), HFB feat, Hubert Tubbs (rhythm group), Vienna Soul Society feat. John Whitfield (band, horns), Eosin Nova (sounddesign, band), Grooveheadz (band, sounddesign), 5 in Love (band), Lars Hören (band, horns), Lilli Castello, Alpha Edison, Ana Simona (band, sounddesign), Peter Sax, Heizer Monkeys (sounddesign, band), Vienna Groove Unit (sounddesign, band) , JB Cooper (sounddesign)
  • Work as a composer for: Waldeck, The Horny Funk Brothers feat. Hubert Tubbs, 5 in Love, Grooveheadz, Zeebee, Eosin Nova, Alpha Edison, Coup de Bam, Ana Simona, Big John and the Vienna Soul Society, Advertising spot for Niemetz Schwedenbomben, Camo and Krooked, Grooveheadz Orchestra, commissioned work for Lewitt Audio, Eosin Nova, Vienna Groove Unit, JB Cooper

Prices, awards, miscellaneous

  • Co-founder of the band / project Josh.: in the process: 2018 Austrian Amadeus Award: Song of the Year 2018 (Cordula Grün), 2021 Austrian Amadeus Award: Live Act of the Year 2021 Josh., 2022 Nomination for 5 Austrian Amadeus Awards