Hannes Seidl was born in Bremen, Germany in 1977.
Between 1998 and 2003 he studied composition at the Folkwang- Hochschule Essen with Nicolas A. Huber, Th. Neuhaus and in 2003/2004 with Beat Furrer in Graz. He received different scholarships for his work including from the Darmstadt Summer Courses, Akademie der Künste Berlin, and the DAAD. He has won prizes e.g at Impuls Graz (2004), Landesmusikrat Bremen (2006) and Best Experimental Film for “Film für übers Sofa” (together with Daniel Kötter) at the Bolzano Short Film Festival (2010).
Hannes Seidl has worked with ensembes such as Ensemble Modern, KNM Berlin, Ensemble Mosaik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Oriol, Thürmchen Ensemble, ensemble courage, ensemble Intégrales or the Neuen Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. His compositions have been performed internationally at the ultraschall festival berlin, ultima oslo, warshaw autumn and others. In 2009 the hr-symphony orchestra premiered his piece „FEST“ for large orchestra. His electronic music has been developed in electronic music studios including the IRCAM (Paris), ZKM (Karlsruhe), C.S.C (Padova), Akademie der Künste (Berlin) and IEM (Graz).
Since 2002 he founded the electronic duo dis.playce together with Maximilian Marcoll in which they are performing since. Together with Herbordt/Mohren he wrote the music theatre Von Mücken, Elefanten und der Macht in den Händen, premiered in 2008 at the Bonn Opera. Since 2008 he is has been working on different projects with video artist Daniel Kötter, including music theatre (Falsche Arbeit, 2008, Falsche Freizeit, 2010, Freizeitspektakel, 2010), installations (Galerie, 2010, Treppe, 2011) as well as the award-winning short film Film für übers Sofa in 2009. In August 2009 the Deutscher Musikrat has released the portrait-CD Musik für übers Sofa at the Label WERGO.
His collaborations with the film maker Daniel Kötter are shown at numerous international festivals. Between 2013 and 2016 they developped the trilogy Ökonomien des Handelns: KREDIT, RECHT, LIEBE.
Hannes Seidl lives in Frankfurt/Main.