Edition 2021 Hausmusik
KNM CONTEMPORARIES 2021
Sa, 2.10.2021 | 19–22 Uhr
teilelager – kulturraum – KNM’s Garage 51 – Garage Tanz
Ensemble KNM Berlin
soundinitiative – new music ensemble Paris
For a long night of concerts with musical interventions, the ensembles KNM and soundinitiative open up former halls, garages and cultural spaces of the GDR state party. Today, these spaces in Lichtenberg are part of a vivid arts and industrial yard of the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT | haubrok foundation, one of the most interesting cultural locations in East Berlin. Musicians from Berlin and Paris project a network of works from the international music scene onto this unique architecture. They invite you to short concerts and performances that can be experienced on a tour of the area.
The concert series Hausmusik is a collaboration between the ensembles KNM Berlin, soundinitiative and WESPOKE, which will be realised in Germany, France and Switzerland with different focuses.
Santiago Díez-Fischer »Borrando el día con sus manos« (2021, GP)
bass flute and saxophone with electronics
Francesco Filidei »Esercizio di pazzia I & II« (2012)
Vladimir Gorlinsky »Spatial Flashes« (2021, WP)
Improvisation scores for mixed ensemble (The listening window I-III)
Winnie Huang »Tick Tock iiiiii« (2021, GP)
Andy Ingamells / Maya Verlaak »Tape piece« (2012)
For six performers with masking tape, clear tape and gaffer tape
Julien Malaussena »Portrait étendu d'une plaque de métal flexible« (2021, WP)
for flute, violin and flexible metal sheet
Rebecca Saunders »Bite« (2016)
Martin Schüttler »I Need You Love« (2015)
for ensemble and live-electronics
Simon Steen-Andersen »Study for String Instrument #3« (2011)
for cello and video
soundinitiative – new music ensemble Paris
Shao Wei Chou, flute & performer | Joshua Hyde, sax & Performer and artistic direction | Winnie Huang, violin & performer | Louise Leverd, violoncello & performer| Benjamin Soistier, percussion & performer | Franco Venturini, keyboard & performer
Ensemble KNM Berlin
Rebecca Lenton, flute | Theo Nabicht, contrabass and bassclarinet | Peng-Hui Wang, basson | Noé Nillni, trumpet | Johannes Lauer, trombone | Juris Azers, percussion | Pavlos Antoniadis, keyboard | Theodor Flindell, violin | Kirstin Maria Pientka, viola | Cosima Gerhardt, violoncello | Jonathan Heilbron, doublebass | Andre Bartetzki, sound
teilelager – kulturraum – KNM’s Garage 51 – Garage Tanz
(Tram M8 Herzbergstr./Industriegebiet)
Music in the Making 2020
10. – 12. Dezember 2020, jeweils ab 19 Uhr
Präsentationen und Konzerte als Livestream
im KM28 Berlin
Zu den KNM CONTEMPORARIES – Music in the Making 2020 treffen musikalische »Influencer« auf die jüngste internationale Komponist*innengeneration. »Allein« – das Thema der zweiten Edition setzt künstlerische Selbstbehauptung, Selbstbezogenheit und gesellschaftlichen Individualismus in Beziehung zum Genre des Solowerks und fragt nach dessen Zukunft. Drei Tage lang bieten die KNM CONTEMPORARIES im Neuköllner KM28 eine Bühne für interkulturelles Komponieren, Hören und Diskutieren. Die diesjährige Ausgabe wird durch ein digitales Magazin begleitet, das mit Videos, medienkünstlerischen Formaten und Texten über die Komponist*innen und Werke informiert und zur Interaktion einlädt.
Do, 10. Dezember
Francisco C. Goldschmidt: ...y tal vez habré gritado… 2015
for amplified violin solo and resounding piano
Macarena Rosmanich: Zeichen 2020
for contrabass clarinet
Martin Schüttler: schöner leben 5 (»Nix verstehen ist besser als gar nichts.« – M.K.) 2007
for prepared viola with amplification and tape
Martin Schüttler: schöner leben 3 (»Girl You Know It’s True« – M.V.) 2009
for flute with neon light, amplification and tape
Fr, 11. Dezember
Anda Kryeziu: »T« 2017
for prepared contrabass clarinet and Tape
Füsun Köksal: voce immobile 2018
for bass clarinet
Anaïs-Nour Benlachhab: Éveil 2017
Sa, 12. Dezember
Catherine Lamb: Mirror 2006/7
Matti Heininen: study on apparitions V: poison 2020
per viola sola
Hunjoo Jung: refLEction refRAction difFRAction 2016/19
for bass clarinet & live electronics
Emre Dündar: La Llorona 2017
for flute solo
Ensemble KNM Berlin
Rebecca Lenton, Flöte | Horia Dumitrache, Bassklarinette | Theo Nabicht, Kontrabassklarinette | Michael Weilacher, Schlagzeug | Theodor Flindell, Violine | Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola | Jonathan Heilbron, Kontrabass | Andre Bartetzki, Klangregie
► KNM CONTEMPORARIES – The MAGAZINE
26. November + 3. Dezember, 20 - 22 Uhr
KNM's Garage 51 | Fahrbereitschaft
KNM CONTEMPORARIES 2020 ist ein Projekt des Ensemble KNM Berlin in Zusammenarbeit mit dem KM28. Gefördert durch die initiative neue musik berlin e.v.. Das Ensemble KNM Berlin wird unterstützt durch die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin.
Music in the Making 2019
18. - 21. März 2019
Uferstudios Berlin, Studio 1
Ensemble KNM Berlin
KNM campus ensemble
„KNM CONTEMPORARIES - Music in the Making“ versteht Musik als offenen, kommunikativen und sozialen Raum. Vier Tage lang stellen sich die eingeladenen KomponistInnen und die MusikerInnen des Ensemble KNM Berlin sowie des KNM campus ensemble in öffentlichen Proben, Präsentationsrunden und Konzerten dem Berliner Publikum. KNM CONTEMPORARIES rückt Musik der jüngsten, internationalen Komponistengeneration in den Berliner Fokus. Sie setzt diese in Beziehung zu den markanten und kontrovers diskutierten Positionen von Joanna Bailie, Martin Hiendl, Stefan Prins und James Saunders.
Die Uferstudios Berlin bieten den experimentellen Rahmen für ein pluralistisches Forum heutigen Komponierens, Hörens und Diskutierens.
mit Joanna Bailie (GBR)｜Martin Hiendl (DEU)｜Stefan Prins (BEL) | James Saunders (GBR)
sowie Matti Heininen (FIN)｜ Anda Kryeziu (KOS)｜ Nicolas Kuhn (DEU) ｜Raphaël Languillat (FRA)｜ Giulia Lorusso (ITA)｜ Macarena Rosmanich (CHL)｜ Catalina Rueda (COL) ｜Stellan Veloce (ITA)
Ensemble KNM Berlin & Gäste
Rebecca Lenton, Flöte ｜ Antje Thierbach, Oboe ｜ Horia Dumitrache, Klarinette ｜ Theo Nabicht, Bassklarinette ｜ Laurent Bruttin, Klarinette ｜ Alexandre Babel, Schlagzeug ｜ Michael Weilacher, Schlagzeug ｜ Prodomos Symeonidis, Klavier ｜ Seth Josel, E-Gitarre ｜ Theodor Flindell, Violine ｜ Lisa Werhahn, Violine ｜ Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola ｜ Miriam Askin-Götting, Viola ｜ Cosima Gerhardt, Violoncello ｜ Gabriella Strümpel, Violoncello ｜ John Eckhardt, Kontrabass ｜ Meinrad Kneer, Kontrabass ｜Andre Bartetzki, Klangregie
10:00 - 13:00 Öffentliche Proben
19:00 Präsentationen und Konzerte
Tagesticket: 12/7 EUR, Viertagesticket: 36/21 EUR
weitere Informationen und Kontakt: www.kammerensemble.de, 030/44359775
KNM CONTEMPORARIES ist ein Projekt des Ensemble KNM Berlin in Zusammenarbeit mit den Uferstudios Berlin. Gefördert vom Musikfonds e. V. mit Projektmitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. Das Ensemble KNM Berlin wird unterstützt durch die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin.
18. März - mit James Saunders ｜ Macarena Rosmanich ｜ Raphaël Languillat
für fünf Instrumente
Macarena Rosmanich (Präsentation)
Raphaël Languillat (Präsentation)
crucifixion (perugino) 2015
für Flöte, Klarinette, Schlagzeug, Klavier, Violine und Violoncello
James Saunders (Präsentation)
we tell each other what to do but always listen to you 2016
multiple pairs of players and one other player (2n+1 players)
19. März - mit Martin Hiendl ｜ Stellan Veloce ｜ Giulia Lorusso
Laure M. Hiendl
Alles beginnt immer jetzt 2018/19
Solo für Violoncello und ELektronik
Laure M. Hiendl (Präsentation)
Laure M. Hiendl
version für geige und kontrabass mit elektronik
In Accordo 2018
Stellan Veloce (Präsentation)
Giulia Lorusso (Präsentation)
Floating flows flooding 2017/18
für Bassklarinette, Viola, Violoncello, Klangstrukturen und Elektronik
20. März - mit Stefan Prins ｜ Matti Heininen ｜ Anda Kryeziu
Infiltrationen 3.0 2018
für Streichquartett, 2 FX-Spieler und Live-Elektronik
Stefan Prins (Präsentation)
Matti Heininen (Präsentation)
für Oboe, Klavier und Schlagzeug
Anda Kryeziu (Präsentation)
CO - 2018
für präpariertes Holzblasinstrument, E-Gitarre, Video und Zuspiel
21. März - mit Joanna Bailie ｜ Catalina Rueda ｜ Nicolas Kuhn
für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette und Klavier
Nicolas Kuhn (Präsentation)
Catalina Rueda (Präsentation)
für Altflöte, Englischhorn, Klarinette/Bassklarinette, Bassklarinette/Kontrabassklarinette, Violine, Viola und Violoncello
Joanna Bailie (Präsentation)
für Kammerensemble und Zuspielband
BIOGRAFIEN Edition 2021
soundinitiative – new music ensemble Paris
Founded in 2011, soundinitiative is an ensemble of nine musicians dedicated to the creation of concerts that are designed to set the performance space into resonance through the sounds and movements of the performers. The group performs brand new music, all the while inspired by theater, dance, visual and performance art, and art forms that delineate the space between composer and performer. soundinitiative develops a unique artistic form, designed to invite the audience to discover the hidden sides of their perceptions through multiple sound experiences. Through these experiences, everyone can create their own pathway through these new sounds, accompanied by the musicians of the ensemble.
soundinitiative has performed across Europe, North-America, Australia and Asia. The international ensemble has also brought their pedagogical workshops to schools, conservatories, social, and aged-care institutions in the Paris region (Val d’Oise and Essonne) and abroad (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore). The ensemble is currently associate artist in residence at the Enghien-les-Bains Arts Centre (2019 – 2023) and has been in residence at other institutions including Royaumont, IRCAM and Césaré (Reims). Since 2015, soundinitiative is generously supported by the Ile-de-France Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs.
Santiago Diez-Fischer studied in Argentina, Germany and France with Philippe Leroux and Rebecca Saunders. His music is based on the search for an organic sonority that combines the acoustic sounds of instruments and different objects, with a very personal way to use electronics: a «tactile» music that invites the listener to explore the sculpture of his music. He participated as composer in residences and festivals, for instance at IRCAM – Cursus, Akademie Schloss Solitude 2011, and Festival Borealis. He received several commissions and awards such as from Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Pro Helvetia, the French Embassy in Argentina or the Argentinian Mozarteum. Díez Fischer is professor of composition at the Conservatory of Pantin in Paris. For 5 years, he was assistant professor in the Composition Class at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2009 he has lived in France.
Francesco Filidei graduated from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory of Music in Florence and from the Paris Conservatoire national Supérieur de Musique et de Danse. As an organist and composer, he has been invited to participate in major contemporary music festivals internationally. After a commission from the Parisian research center IRCAM in 2005, he has received numerous awards including the 2009 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. He was also a fellow of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Filiei has taught composition at the Royaumont Foundation’s Voix Nouvelles program, the University of Iowa, the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky City (Russia), the Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Germany), and at numerous universities throughout Europe.
Vladimir Gorlinsky is a composer, improviser and author of spatial compositions and sound installations. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (Prof. Vladimir Tarnopolski), where nowadays he gives lessons and teaches improvisation. He attended master classes with Beat Furrer, Peter Ablinger, Brian Ferneyhough, Georges Aperghis and more. Gorlinsky’s works have been broadcasted and performed in Europe, Asia and Australia by numerous ensembles such as Klangforum Wien and ensemble recherche as well as the Russian National Orchestra. Vladimir is a laureate of several international competitions, such as the Alfred Schnittke International Composers' Competition (Moscow, 2002), impuls (Graz, Austria, 2011) and the competition ‘Open Space’ (Moscow, 2015). He is the creator of Dreamtory, an exploration of time that consists of hours-long performances of music, during which participants may fall asleep and wake up without ceasing to participate in the musical work.
Winnie Huang is a Chinese-Australian violinist, violist, composer and gestural performance artist currently based in Belgium. An active champion of new music, Winnie is a founding member and violinist of soundinitiative and co-founder of the performative duo LOOKOUT. She continually works with emerging and established composers and regularly performs with international ensembles at international festivals such as Ars Musica, Musikfest Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Warsaw Autumn and Donaueschinger Musiktage among others. Career highlights have included solo performances at the Berliner Philharmonie, KKL Lucerne, and the Elbphilharmonie, among many international ensemble tours in Europe, USA and Australia. An engaging educator, Winnie has consistently taught in Australia, France and Belgium and her interest in the performance of musical-gestural pieces is explored frequently through her own original compositions, collaborations with other composers, and in her doctoral artistic research.
Andy Ingamells’ work is rooted in traditional elements of music-making and Western classical concert conventions, but implemented in a different way. Traditional elements such as score-reading, performance and improvisation often do not give way to recognisably musical material. It is a musical practice that does not privilege the sounding result, but sees it as one amongst many different and equal possibilities. His work has been performed at many festivals and venues across Europe, such as at London Contemporary Music Festival, the Lapidarium of Kings in Copenhagen, the Walled City Music Festival in Derry, and the Orgelpark and Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, among others. Since 2018 he has performed in Private Hire – a duo with flautist Kathryn Williams. In 2019 he formed a collaborative partnership with composer Seán Clancy.
Julien Malaussena develops through his music, a categorization and a grammar of the different sound behaviors, called »articulated sound energy«. His attention is focused on both the direction (or absence of direction) and the degree of tension inherent in each sound entity, and through that, their capacity for articulation and connections. He was already played by numerous ensembles like Ensemble Nikel, Ensemble 2E2M and Court-Circuit, Xasax. His works have been performed in most of Europe as well as in Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Japan and in the USA.
British-born Rebecca Saunders is one of the leading international composers of her generation. In her compositions, Saunders explores the sculptural and spatial properties of organised sound, which is often created in close collaborative dialogue with a variety of musicians and artists. Her music is performed by renowned ensembles and soloists, including Ensemble Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, and numerous international orchestras. Rebecca Saunders has received numerous prizes, including the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2019, the Happy New Ears Prize 2015, the Mauricio Kagel Music Prize, as well as several Royal Philharmonic Society and BASCA British Composer Awards. Rebecca Saunders holds a professorship at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and teaches regularly at, amongst others, the Darmstadt Summer Courses. She is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Dresden and Munich.
Martin Schüttler is composer and performer. He studied composition and computer music with Nicolaus A. Huber and Ludger Brümmer and was a fellow at the ZKM Karlsruhe from 2001 to 2004. His work contains pieces for solo instruments, orchestra, choir and ensembles; tape music, sound installations, film music and media art. Most of his music is using electronics and/or new media. For his music he received several awards, including the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis of the Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2002. Between 2000 and 2004 he worked as a composer in residence at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. His music has been performed by famous musicians and ensembles, such as Ensemble Modern, Asamisimasa, Trio Catch, Musikfabrik, SWR Vokalensemble, Nadar Ensemble, Ictus and the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt. Since 2014 Schüttler is professor for composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart. He currently lives and works in Stuttgart and Berlin.
Maya Verlaak is a Belgian composer who is active as a performer, curator and teacher. She studied composition with a minor in sonology at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (NL). Maya Verlaak describes her compositional process as a scrutinising compositional position in which the creative process is guided by the specific context of each commission. This results in the development of different compositional techniques for each creative endeavour. She develops novel approaches for each situation, never taking anything for granted. Her compositions are written in such a way that the performers have insight into the compositional process. The works are intended to create space for critical thought; space for the individual audience members and performers to scrutinise the work. In 2019 she was awarded a PhD from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Birmingham City University, UK) funded by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. She has been a principal subject composition teacher at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam (NL) since 2018.
Simon Steen-Andersen studied composition with Karl Aage Rasmussen, Mathias Spahlinger, Gabriel Valverde and Bent Sorensen in Aarhus, Freiburg, Buenos Aires and Copenhagen 1998-2006. The Berlin-based composer, performer and installation artist works in the field between instrumental music, electronics, video and performance within settings ranging from symphony orchestra and chamber music (with and without multimedia) to stagings, solo performances and installations. The works from the last decade concentrate on integrating concrete elements in the music and emphasizing the physical and choreographic aspects of instrumental performance. Simon Steen-Andersen received numerous prizes and grants – latest the Mauricio Kagel Music Prize and the Siemens Composer's' Prize 2017, Nordic Council Music Prize and the SWR Orchestra Prize 2014, the Kunstpreis Musik from Akademie der Künste in Berlin 2013 and the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm Residency 2010. He is a member of the German Academy of the Arts 2016. Since 2008 Simon Steen-Andersen is a lecturer of composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, in 2013-2014 he was visiting professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and in 2014-16 he was lecturer at the Darmstadt Sommer Courses, in 2017 he was a guest professor at University of the Arts in Berlin.
Biografien Edition 2020
is a musician, composer and painter born in 1996 in France. Her exploration of sound is embodied through hybrid works linking different arts. Each invention is driven by a deep human commitment that is reflected in artistic form. Her work, like the artist, is influenced by the intersections of her multicultural identity, that encouraged her interest in traditional music and the integration of “oral" music. Firstly graduated in classical guitar and ballet at the Conservatoire de Montpellier, she continued her studies at the Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès and at the Conservatoire de Toulouse where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in composition and musicology. She also studied jazz in the band of the saxophonist Abdu Salim. Currently, she lives in Berlin where she continues her artistic and musical researches in Master studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. Her passion for trans-disciplinary creation led her to collaborate on many projects with artists, and being played at several festivals in Europe, such as at KONTAKTE ’19. Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik und Klangkunst, La BiME – Biennale des Musiques Exploratoires | Lyon 2020 and ByPass – Forum de la Création Musicale #6.
(PhD) is an Istanbul based composer, pianist, and improviser. Primarily engaged in concert music composing, Dündar composed solo, chamber, orchestral, vocal, and choral pieces. Additionally, he also delivered soundtracks and sound designs for many films as well as composing numerous music pieces for a wide range of channels such as theatre, installation, and radio with the international context. The composer creates works using the acoustic and electro-acoustic mediums and variably-transitively utilizes composition related multiple techniques together exclusive to several aesthetic concepts and tendencies. Dündar decides on how to apply composition related techniques to his pieces in accordance with the aesthetic-rhetoric context that he identifies with the creation. In such a sense, within the composer’s music, different tendencies varying from poly-stylism to serialism, hyper-modality to spectralism, etc., are taken advantage of through analysis specific to the composition. His works have been performed in internationally. Dündar is currently in Berlin as a fellow of the DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Program.
Francisco C. Goldschmidt
studied composition with Cirilo Vila and Aliocha Solovera at the University of Chile, as well as a Masters in the Theory and History of Art with the philosopher Dr. Sergio Rojas at the same University. He received a scholarship from the National Board of Chile for Culture and Art to study a Masters in Music and a Konzertexamen in Instrumental Composition under Johannes Schöllhorn at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. His music has been performed by various ensembles, such as the mdi ensemble (Italy), MAM. Manufaktur für aktuelle musik, Fukio Ensemble, hand werk, IEMA Ensemble, Spóldzielnia Muzyczna (Poland), United Instruments of Lucilin (Luxembourg), TimeArt Studio (Taiwan), Ensemble Exophonie Tokyo (Japan), Friends of Mata (New York) and more. Moreover, his orchestral works have been selected by the Chamber Orchestra of Chile, the SWR Symphonieorchester of Stuttgart, the Gürzenich Orchester of Cologne and more. Next to diverse awards (such as the RheinSilver Award 2014, Cologne's Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann-Scholarship 2016, Selection for independent projects granted by the Department of Culture of the City of Cologne 2017), he has received the residency at the artist village Schöppingen and the award at the »Forum junger Komponisten 2020« (Young Composers' Forum) of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts of Munich. F.C. Goldschmidt lives and works in Cologne since 2011 as both a freelance composer and the artistic director of the Kommas Ensemble.
is a Finnish composer. Born in Turku, Finland (b. 1984), Heininen began his composition studies at Turku Conservatory and Turku University, later completing a Master’s Degree at the Sibelius Academy (Prof. Tapio Nevanlinna and Veli-Matti Puumala). In 2011 he studied at the Musik-Akademie Basel under Georg Friedrich Haas, and in 2019 he completed a Konzertexamen at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (HMTMH) in Hannover (Prof. Ming Tsao). In addition, he has attended several international master classes (Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Mark Andre etc.). A finalist in the Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition 2016 and in Organum Society's Organ Music Competition 2013, Heininen is constantly working on commissions for various ensembles and festivals. In 2019 four new works by Heininen were premiered in Germany and Finland, including uoma (2018) for large ensemble, and a new orchestral work towards the extraordinary adventures of Baron Munchausen (2019) for FRSO and Gustavo Gimeno. Heininen's music has been performed by Trio Surplus, Uusinta, and hornist Christine Chapman among others. Besides composing Heininen has performed as a pianist and percussionist, and worked as a composition teacher and music producer. At the moment he is writing a new work for Ensemble Etendis.
is a German based composer of acoustic, electronic and electroacoustic concert music as well as intermedia installation art. In recent years, besides focusing on acoustic music, Jung has also been exploring multi-complex structural ways in which interactive visuals, live video, video mapping, lighting, lasers, sensors, actions and/or sculptural forms of objects can be used in a wide range of combination with acoustic, electroacoustic and electronic music in spatialization. His most recent works will be/have been performed by ensembles such as Talea (USA), Intercontemporain (France), Distractfold (UK), Curious chamber players (Sweden), Surplus (Germany), Divertimento (Italy), TIMF (South Korea), Talyer J. Borden from Mivos quartet (USA), among others. His music will be/have been premiered/commissioned in various festivals including TIME:SPANS (USA), KONTAKTE '19 – Biennale für Elektroakustische Musik und Klangkunst (Germany), IDEAS – Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (USA) and others. Jung studied at the New England Conservatory of Music (BM), was a postgraduate at the Kunstuniversität Graz (Austria) and a PhD student at the University of California, San Diego’s Department of Music to complete a master’s programme. Currently, he is pursuing Konzertexamen (Soloklasse) at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover (Germany).
was born in Bursa, Turkey, in 1973. She graduated from Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln where she had studied composition with Krzysztof Meyer, and theory with Johannes Schild. She received her PhD in composition from the University of Chicago and studied with Marta Ptaszyńska as well as Shulamit Ran. Her oeuvre ranges from solo to orchestral works, and her music has been performed by prominent artists and ensembles at many festivals throughout Europe and America, such as at Berliner Festspiele’s MaerzMusik, Warsaw Autumn, Le Centre Acanthes and Bilkent New Music Days. Recently awarded a Civitella Ranieri Music Fellowship (2017), Köksal is recipient of numerous international awards including the 6th International Henri Dutilleux Composition Competition and 3rd International German-Polish Composition Prize. As a composer she is an active writer on contemporary music. Her theory work engages with the interpretation of the gestural topographies in recent repertory, topic-theory, and pursues leading the analytical praxis towards the hermeneutical framework. Köksal was as lecturer at the University of Chicago and Bilkent University, and worked as Visiting Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition at the University of Pittsburgh and Middlebury College. Currently she works as Assistant Professor of Composition, and coordinator of composition studies at Yaşar University, İzmir.
(b. 1993) is a composer and interpreter from Kosovo. She studied at the Conservatoire of Music in Prishtina and later continued her studies at the University of the Arts Bern and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She completed her master’s degree in piano with Konstantin Lifschitz, in composition with Dieter Ammann. Later she continued her composition studies between Basel and Berlin with Caspar Johannes Walter, at the Berlin University of Arts with Daniel Ott and at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Wolfgang Heiniger in Electroacoustic Music (Composition). She is laureate of the 1st Prize of the Balkan Composers Competition 2019 and holder of stipends from Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin and Akademie Musiktheater Heute of Deutsche Bank Stiftung. Her works were performed by various ensembles, such as Ensemble Adapter, asamisimasa, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Oerknal, and presented the festivals, such as Münchener Biennale, Festival Rümlingen, Mostra Sonora Sueca (Spain), Impuls in Graz, Aufwind in Vienna; ZeitRäume Basel and DAM Festival in Prishtina. The genres of her interests are instrumental music, composition for ensemble with live electronics, interdisciplinary multimedial works, music theater and sound installations.
(b. 1982) is an active composer exploring the interaction of tone (rational intonation), summations of shapes and shadows, phenomenological expansions, the architectures of the liminal (states in between outside/inside), and the long introduction form. She grew up in Olympia, WA, U.S., studying piano, viola, and unattended composition. Later in Pune (India), Los Angeles, New York, and then around Europe, her composition (and artistic) mentors have included: James Tenney, Michael Pisaro, Mani Kaul, Éliane Radigue, Jürg Frey, Christian Wolff, Jyoti Thakar, Stephen ’Lucky’ Mosko, James Benning, David Behrman, Ellen Fullman, Peter Ablinger, Matana Roberts, Kraig Grady, Marina Rosenfeld, Miya Masaoka, and many others... She has helped initiate projects such as Singing By Numbers, Sacred Realism, and The Harmonic Space Orchestra, and is now recognized internationally for her work. She is currently based in Berlin.
(b. 1974) is composer and performer. He studied composition and computer music with Thomas Bruttger, Diego H. Feinstein, Nicolaus A. Huber and Ludger Brümmer. His work contains pieces for solo instruments, orchestra, choir and ensembles; tape music, sound installations, film music and media art. Most of his music is using electronics and/or new media. For his music he received several awards, including the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis of the Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2002. Between 2000 and 2004 he worked as a composer in residence at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. His music has been performed by famous musicians and ensembles, such as Ensemble Modern, Asamisimasa, Trio Catch, Musikfabrik, SWR Vokalensemble, Nadar Ensemble, Ictus and the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt. Since 2014 Schüttler is professor for composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart. He currently lives and works in Stuttgart and Berlin.
BIOGRAFIEN Edition 2019
Joanna Bailie was born in London in 1973 and now lives in Berlin. She studied composition with Richard Barrett, electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague (NL) and in 1999 won a fellowship to study at Columbia University. She completed her PhD at City, University of London in 2018. Her recent work includes chamber music and installation, and is characterized by the use of field recordings together with acoustic instruments. She is also interested in the interplay between the audio and visual as evidenced by her works for camera obscura which include the installation The place you can see and hear and the music-theatre piece Analogue.
Matti Heininen is a Finnish composer of contemporary music. He holds a master’s degree from the Sibelius Academy, and is currently completing Soloklasse studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (HMTMH) with Professor Ming Tsao. His former teachers include Veli-Matti Puumala and Georg Friedrich Haas.
In 2016 he was a finalist at the Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition and in 2017 he participated in the Summer Academy Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. His music has been performed by Trio Surplus, Uusinta, and hornist Christine Chapman among others. At the moment, he is composing solo works for bassoonist Antti Salovaara and organist Olli Pyylampi, and an orchestral work for the Finnish RSO.
Laure M. Hiendl
Laure M. Hiendl (born 1986) is a composer and performer living in Berlin and New York. Their work is situated between concert music, performance, music theater, installation and other interdisciplinary realms, employing instruments mainly in interaction with electronic means, exploring the performativity of the space-time-body relationship in music as a live act – as a shared space in time between bodies for an event that is inherently theatrical. Their works have been presented at festivals and institutions like Impuls Graz, Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Ultraschall Festival, The Kitchen and Akademie der Künste Berlin. Their opera installation PARADISE was premiered at musikprotokoll / steirischer herbst 2016. Hiendl studied composition with Beat Furrer at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt/Main, with Roger Reynolds at the University of California San Diego and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Columbia University in New York with George E. Lewis.
Anda Kryeziu (born 1993) – Composer and interpreter from Kosovo. She studied at the Conservatoire of Music in Prishtina and later continued her studies at the Bern University of the Arts and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She completed her master’s degree in piano with Konstantin Lifschitz, in composition with Dieter Ammann and later in Basel with Caspar Johannes Walter. The focus of her works emphasizes aspects of Politics, Existential Phenomena, Semiotics and intrinsic musical Perspectives. She inspects musical aspects in other media (while writing texts, directing videos, motion, and theatrical aspects) and merges them in her compositions. She is currently finishing her studies at Berlin University of the Arts in the class of Daniel Ott and in Electroacoustic Composition with Wolfgang Heiniger.
Nicolas Kuhn (born 1989) studied composition and conducting with Mark Andre and Manos Tsangaris in Dresden and José M. Sánchez-Verdú and Rüdiger Bohn in Düsseldorf. He has worked with interpreters like Ensemble Recherche, Dresdner Philharmonie or Mobile Beats Ensemble. Pieces by Nicolas Kuhn were played in Münchener Biennale, Lucerne Festival Academy, Tonlagen Dresden, Kontraklang Berlin and within the ‘next generation’ program of Donaueschinger Musiktage. As a conductor he is mainly interested in the juxtaposition of repertoire pieces and experimental music. He conducted orchestras like WDR Funkhausorchester and Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and had the possibility to assist Matthias Pintscher and Simon Rattle within the Lucerne Festival Academy 2018. Nicolas Kuhn has received various scholarships and awards, most recently the scholarship of ‘Künstlerhaus Villa Waldberta’ (City of Munich).
Raphaël Languillat’s works question the disappearance of memory, concentration and spirituality, as well as the acceleration of time and the digitalization of our global society. As a composer and visual artist – especially photographer –, he recently combines his pieces with visual elements like staging, lighting or video in order to create immersive experiences and blur the boundaries between visual arts and music.
Born in Rome in 1990, Giulia Lorusso studied piano and composition at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan and in Paris where she attended the Cursus IRCAM and completed a Master’s degree at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP). Lorusso received commissions by The Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte (Turin, Italy) in co-production with IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (Bludenz, Austria), Radio France and ProQuartet. Her music has been performed in Italy and abroad, such as at the Festival Milano Musica, Festival Manifeste-IRCAM, Tzlil Meudcan Festival (Tel Aviv), Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Tactus Young Composers’ Forum (Bruxelles) by ensembles such as Distractfold Ensemble, Quartetto Prometeo, Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Nikel, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestra and Ensemble Intercontemporain.
In his compositional work Prins seeks to critique received convention, to break the framework of the usual, and dispose of aesthetic axioms. He envisions a musical art form beyond the safe confines of the »scene«, wherein the connection to the larger cultural discourse has gotten lost. A central pre-condition for the making of a new music with a future is the role of the aware, critical observer, one who is prepared to exploit the technologies and mechanisms of the prefabricated media with a view to their possibilities for new music. – Stefan Prins lives up to this calling. (Michael Rebhahn, 2012)
Macarena Rosmanich wurde in Santiago de Chile geboren. Sie studierte Komposition an der Universität von Chile. 2016 absolvierte sie ein Exzellenz-Studium für Instrumentale Komposition an der Robert-Schumann-Musikhochschule Düsseldorf bei José María Sánchez-Verdú und an der Freiburger Musikhochschule bei Johannes Schöllhorn.
Ihre Werke wurden von mehreren Ensembles sowohl in Deutschland (Ensemble Musikfabrik und ensemble recherche), in Spanien (Vertixe Sonora Ensemble), in Chile (Compañía de Música Contemporánea), in Luxemburg (Ensemble Lucilin), als auch in Frankreich (Ensemble Multilatérale) aufgeführt. Derzeit interessiert sie in ihrer Musik vor allem das Arbeiten mit Text. Die hier zu Grunde liegende musikalische Arbeit hängt mit der Verkettung von Handlungen zusammen, die sich aus einem Text ergeben. Sie bezieht in ihrer Musik alle literarischen Aspekte gleichermaßen mit ein. Macarena Rosmanich lebt und arbeitet seit 2011 als Komponistin in Köln.
Was born in 1989 in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied composition with Manfred Stahnke and Gordon Kampe. Catalina Rueda´s music unites on the one hand the scent of music as a ritual, which colors and accompanies our loneliness, and on the other hand music as a science, where logical
structures search for beautiful possibilities of expression.
Catalina Rueda has had the opportunity to work with artists like Trio Catch, Ensemble KNM Berlin, Asian Art Ensemble, Lux Nova Duo, Mirror Strings and Kölner Vokalsolisten. She has participated in festivals like Darmstadt, International Summer academy Opus XXI and Acht Brücken music festival.
James Saunders is a composer with an interest in group behaviours and decision making. He performs in the duo Parkinson Saunders and runs the Open Scores Lab at Bath Spa University.
See www.james-saunders.com for more information.
Stellan Veloce is a Sardinian composer, performer and cellist living and working in Berlin. They compose pieces for acoustic instrumental ensembles focusing on timbre, repetition and density. They work as well on installations or performance art inspired pieces/situations. They are co-founder of the collective and online platform for intermedia scores Y-E-S.org. Veloce works or has worked with composer Neo Hülcker, dancer/choreographers Sheena McGrandles and Julian Weber, visual artist Kyle Bellucci Johanson and performance artist Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat among others. Occasionally they work as a touring band member or in the studio with musicians like Dear Reader, Kenichi, Kat Frankie and Raz Ohara among others. They performed or their work has been performed at London Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Signal Festival (IT), Neue Musik-Festival Rümmlingen (CH), Dark Music Days and Cycle Festival (IS), CTM Festival (DE), Sound Acts (GR), Inact Festival (FR), BAM! Festival Berlin (DE) and elsewhere. After completing a degree in cello performance, Veloce studied composition at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Elena Mendoza and Daniel Ott and at the California Institute of the Arts with Ulrich Krieger.
KNM CONTEMPORARIES 2021 – Hausmusik ist ein Projekt des Ensemble KNM Berlin, der soundinitiative – new music ensemble Paris und des Ensemble WE SPOKE Bienne. Gefördert durch die initiative neue musik berlin e.V. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Deutsch-Französisch-Schweizerischen Fonds für zeitgenössische Musik / Impuls neue Musik.