Christian Banasik was born in Siemianowice (Poland), has lived in Germany since 1974.
He studied composition and live-electronics with Guenther Becker and Dimitri Terzakis at the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Duesseldorf. He attended computer music seminars with Clarence Barlow at the Music Academy in Cologne. He studied at postgraduate level with Hans Zender (composition) and Hans-Dieter Resch (conducting) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt.
His instrumental and electronic pieces have been featured in concerts and radio programs throughout the whole world.
He has developed an algorithmic composition software (AFSTS 1) for the Atari ST computers from 1991-1993. From 1994-1997 he was chairman of the music department in the guild of artist Kuenstlergilde NRW. Banasik was the artistic director of the ensemble go ahead and organizer of multimedia events with new music, literature and fine arts as well as concerts of electroacoustic music and University symposia. In 2011 he was mentor and curator for the Interface Sound-Art Festival in Duesseldorf. He has received national and international music awards and scholarships.
Banasik is lecturer for Audio Visual Design (media composition / sound) at the University for Applied Sciences / Peter Behrens School of Arts, member of the Institute for Image and Media (HSD) and the artistic director of the Computer Music Studio of the Clara Schumann Music School in Duesseldorf.
Guest lecturer at the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media, 2013 guest lecturer at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2016/17.
Beside live electronics / computer music, chamber music and music theatre he has produced works for dance theatre, radio plays and film/media soundtracks.