was born in Graz in 1958, he studied classical guitar and jazz guitar at the University for music in Graz. Further studies: lute and electronic composition in The Hague (Netherlands).
Since 1986 Armin Pokorn has exclusively dedicated himself to computer supported composition, electric guitar and computer controlling MIDI guitar.
He has written countless works of commission for music ensembles,
dance drama, drama and soundtracks among others:
Elio Gervasi Dance Company, Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf,
Thalia Theater Hamburg, Kammerspiele Hamburg,
Theater in der Josefstadt, Schauspielhaus Graz, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, ORF, BBC,
Studio Percussion, Austrian Art Ensemble, Dominique Horwitz.
Concerts and TV appearances in:
Great Britain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, Norway,Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia,
Serbia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine,
Korea, India and USA.
Fred Anderson, Lester Bowie, Bill Brimfield, Albert Mangelsdorf, John Marshall, Elton Dean, Detlev Beier,
Hugh Hopper, Adelhard Roidinger, Andy Schreiber, Dieter Glawischnig, Ewald Oberleitner, John Preininger,
Tony Oxley, Luc Houtkamp, Reiner Winterschladen, Fredi Lang,
Mark Whitecage, Heinrich v. Kalnein,
Alex Deutsch, Lars Lindval, Joe Gallivan, Glen Moore, Günter Meinhart and Studio Percussion, Wolfgang Reisinger, Agnes Heginger.
Festival appearances (selection):
Art Rock Festival Frankfurt, Mediale Hamburg, Ars Electronica,
Four Roses Jazz Festival Rom, Austrian Sound Check New York, Biennale Zagreb,
Journees de la Percussion Paris, Izmir Jazzfestival, VNM, Metelkova Ljubliana, Jazzfestival Maur,Hamburg-Budapesten, Percussion Festival Seoul, Steirischer Herbst, Wiener Festwochen, La Strada.