Hans Tutschku

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Hans Tutschku (born 1966) is a German composer.

He has been a member of the Ensemble for Intuitive Music Weimar since 1982. He studied composition of electronic music at the Hochschule für Musik "Carl Maria von Weber", Dresden and since 1989 has participated in several concert cycles of Karlheinz Stockhausen to study the art of the sound direction. He further studied sonology and electroacoustic composition in 1991-92 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Holland).

In 1994 there followed a one year study residency at IRCAM in Paris. He taught during 1995-1996 as a guest professor of electroacoustic composition in Weimar. In 1996 he participated in composition workshops with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough. In 1997-2001 he taught electroacoustic composition at IRCAM in Paris and from 2001 to 2004 taught at the Conservatory of Montbéliard. In May 2003 he completed a doctorate (Ph.D.) with Professor Dr. Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham. During the spring term of 2003 he was the Edgar Varèse Guest Professor at the Technical University of Berlin.

Since September 2004 Hans Tutschku has held the position of Professor of Composition and Director of Electroacoustic Studios at Harvard University. During the last few years he has been invited to give master classes in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Singapore, Budapest, Darmstadt, Florence, Milano and Rome. He is the winner of many international composition competitions including: Bourges, CIMESP São Paulo, Hanns Eisler Prize, Prix Ars Electronica, Prix Noroit. 2005 he received the Weimar prize.

Discography[edit]

  • Migration - Arizona University Recordings, 2007
  • Moment – (empreintes DIGITALes, IMED 9947, 1999)
  • excitations – (empreintes DIGITALes, IMED 0050, 2000)
  • Prix Ars Electronica Linz - 1998
  • Ausbruch Aufbruch - DegeM-CD04 1998
  • Prix International Noroit - Léonce Petitot 1998
  • CIMESP São Paulo - 1995
  • Ausbruch der Klänge - live-recording of a concert of the Ensembles für Intuitive Musik Weimar in Mexico 1994

List of works[edit]

2014 - Issho ni - electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

2014 - interlaced 1 - for bass clarinet and electronics

2014 - Still Air 3 - for oboe, bass clarinet and electronics

2014 - Still Air 2 - for oboe and electronics

2014 - collaboration - interactive sound sculpture

2014 - THE OTHER SIDE - photo installation

2013 - Still Air 1 - for bass clarinet and electronics

2013 - under - for nine instruments and electronics

2012 - one minute for John Cage - for ensemble

2012 - unreal memories - sound installation for the Carpenter Center, Cambridge MA,

2012 - hommage à Schwitters - interactive sound sculpture

2012 - clin d'oreille d'Avignon - electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

2012 - entwurzelt - for six singers and electronics

2011 - Klaviersammlung - electroacoustic composition, 16 channels

2011 - Behind the light - for string quartet and live-electronics

2010 - Irrgärten - for two pianos and live-electronics

2010 - agitated slowness - electroacoustic composition, 24 channels

2010 - Firmament-schlaflos electroacoustic composition, 16 channels

2009 - fragile connections for violin, french horn and piano

2009 - Together music for a choreography by Larissa Douglas Koch

2009 - Ailleurs-Intérieur sound installation

2009 - Polyvision multimedia composition for dance, video projection and ensemble

2008 - Zwei Räume electroacoustic composition, 24 channels

2008 - Monochord electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

2007 - Einst mit dir - for soprano, violin, clarinet and live-electronics

2007 - Dialog für 2 Instrumentalgruppen - Improvisation concept for 2 ensembles

2007 - Zellen-Linien for piano and live-electronics

2007 - Shore for oboe and live-electronics

2007 - pour B electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

2007 - Distance liquide electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

2007 - TELL ME! ... a secret ... interactive sound and video installation - Carpenter Center, Cambridge

2006 - Winternacht for piano, percussion and live-electronics

2006 - Salut du Mexique electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

2005 - Die Süsse unserer traurigen Kindheit - music theatre on poems and letters by Georg Trakl, Staatsoper Stuttgart

2004 - Cinq espaces du crépuscule - for organ and live-electronics

2004 - Similis - electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

2004 - Rituale - electroacoustic composition, wave field synthesis

2004 - object-obstacle - electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

2004 - Rojo - electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

2004 - Der unsichtbare Hörturm (The invisible bell tower) - open air sound installation - Radcliffe quadrangle, Cambridge

2003 - Klang der Stille - sound installation, Russischer Ehrenfriedhof Weimar

2003 - Die Kirche als Klangskulptur - sound installation, Friedenskirche Jena

2003 - Stimmen-Zeichen - sound installation, Pragsattel Stuttgart

2002 - Trois structures for Baschet Resonators and live-electronics

2002 - Cito for French Horn, piano and live-electronics

2002 - La joie ivre electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

2002 - Vibrations décomposées electroacoustic composition, 4 channels

2001 - Migration pétrée electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

2001 - Der unsichtbare Hörturm (Le clocher invisible) - open air sound installation - on the tower of the castle Montbéliard

2000 - SprachSchlag for percussion and live-electronics

2000 - memory - fragmentation electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

2000 - Epexergasia - Neun Bilder electroacoustic composition, 4 channels

2000 - résorption - coupure electroacoustic composition, 4 channels

2000 - KlangSpirale sound installation - 16 channels

1999 - Das Bleierne Klavier for piano and live-electronics

1999 - Eikasia electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

1999 - human-space-factory electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

1999 - Klangschmelze sound installation in the ice cave Dachstein

1999 - Glockenklangfeld sound installation on the main place of Apolda

1999 - Die Kirche als Klangskulptur sound installation in 5 countries of Europe

1999 - NochDreiSekundenSchwarz video in collaboration with Kerstin Wagener, ZKM Karlsruhe

1999 - Klangwald_Lichtgestein - open-air multimedia composition - Ratssteinbruch Ilmenau

1998 - Départs - for soprano, percussion, 10 instruments and tape

1998 - Extrémités lointaines - electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

1998 - Lissabon Projekt - music for the ballet "Lissabon-Projekt", Theatre Basle

1998 - Klanghochspannung - sound installation - 12 channels

1997 - Verdichtung - for two choirs and tape

1997 - Klanglabyrinth - sound installation - 42 channels in a cave

1997 - Der unsichtbare Hörturm (The invisible bell tower) - open air sound installation - on the tower of the castle Weimar

1996 - rapprochement_éloignement - for mezzo soprano, flute, viola and harp

1996 - Drei Traumgesichter - for English horn and tape

1996 - ...erinnerung... - electroacoustic composition, 4 channels

1996 - Les Invisibles - electroacoustic composition, 8 channels

1996 - Der unsichtbare Hörturm (The invisible bell tower) - open air sound installation - on the tower of the University Jena

1996 - Klangbrücke - sound installation

1996 - Flammenklang - open air multimedia composition for ensemble, dancers, choir, tape and 16 fire-projectors

1996 - Geschenk am Fuß - multimedia composition for dance, projection of images and ensemble

1995 - Freibrief für einen Traum - for soprano, flute, cello, percussion and tape

1995 - Über unsere Gräber - for flute, percussion and tape

1995 - Sieben Stufen - electroacoustic composition, 4 channels

1995 - Hochland oder der Nachhall der Steine - music for the ballet "Hochland oder der Nachhall der Steine", Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar

1994 - Spiegelbilder - Improvisation concept for ensemble

1994 - Nachts - for bass clarinet, cello, percussion and tape

1994 - Flying Flute - electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

1994 - Sound Scapes - sound exhibition in 14 rooms (Schwarzer Bär - Weimar)

1993 - Zu Abend mein Herz - for trombone, percussion and tape

1993 - Unbekannte Galaxien - multimedia composition for a Planetarium

1993 - Ausbruch der Klänge - Improvisation concept for ensemble, espacio culturico Mexico City

1992 - The Metal Voice - for percussion and tape

1991 - Die zerschlagene Stimme - electroacoustic composition, 4 channels

1991 - music for the film "Brüder und Schwestern" by Pavel Schnabel

1991 - Imaginäre Räume 1 - multimedia composition for projection of images and ensemble

1990 - Sein wirkliches Herz electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

1990 - music for the play "Sonja und Leo Tolstoi" by Luise Rinser - Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar

1989 - Übergänge - electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

1989 - music for the play "Ein Stall voller Schweine" by Athol Fugard - Schicht-Theater Dresden

1989 - music for the film "Wind sei stark" by Jochen Kraußer

1989 - Klang_Farbe_Bewegung - multimedia composition for dance, projection of images and ensemble

1988 - Hommage à László Moholy-Nagy - electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

1988 - Vom Klang der Sterne - multimedia composition for the Planetarium Jena

1987 - Abstrakte Diaphonie - multimedia composition for projection of images and ensemble

1987 - Durchdringung - electroacoustic composition, 2 channels

Further reading[edit]

  • Paland, Ralph. 2006. „Tutschku, Hans“. Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. 2nd Edition. Biographical encyclopedia. Volume 16. Edited by Ludwig Finscher. Kassel, Stuttgart: Bärenreiter, Metzler. pp. 1153-1154.
  • _____. „Zwischen ‚Untergang’ und ‚Hoffnung’. Zur Musik und kompositorischen Poetik von Hans Tutschku“, Topographien der Kompositionsgeschichte seit 1950: Pousseur, Berio, Evangelisti, Kagel, Xenakis, Cage, Rihm, Smalley, Brümmer, Tutschku. Signale aus Köln. Beiträge zur Musik der Zeit, Volume 16. Edited by Tobias Hünermann and Christoph von Blumröder. Vienna 2011, pp. 266-292.

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