André Menrath is a musician, piano teacher and engineering student in Graz.
When he was a teenager he started to learn guitar and piano autodidactically. In the same explorative way he discovered for himself the then still wondrous world of computers. Subsequently, he studied electrical and audio engineering, the interface between music and
technology, and later took up classical piano as a major as well. As a theater musician, he won the 2019 Marta Award for best music at the “Setkání/ Encouter” theater festival in Brno together with Paul Öllinger.
The technical-social challenges, which became even more visible in the course of the Corona pandemic, as well as the increasingly obvious effects of surveillance capitalism on society, prompted him to initiate the online services on graz.social including several fediverse platforms.