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]

  • "agitated slowness" (2010)
  • "Ailleurs-Interieur" (2009)
  • "Behind the light" (2011)
  • "Cinq espaces du crépuscule" (2004)
  • "Cito" (2002)
  • "clin d'oreille d'Avignon" (2012)
  • "Das Bleierne Klavier" (1999)
  • "Départs" (1998)
  • "Der unsichtbare Hörturm" (1996)
  • "Dialog für zwei Instrumentalgruppen" (2007)
  • "Die Kirche als Klangskulptur" (1999)
  • "Die Suesse unserer traurigen Kindheit" (2005)
  • "Die zerschlagene Stimme" (1991)
  • "Distance liquide" (2007)
  • "Drei Traumgesichter" (1996)
  • "Durchdringung" (1987)
  • "Eikasia" (1999)
  • "Einst mit dir" (2007)
  • "entwurzelt" (2012)
  • "Epexergasia - Neun Bilder" (2000)…* "erinnerung" (1996)
  • "extrémités lointaines" (1998)
  • "Firmament-schlaflos" (2010)
  • "Flammenklang" (1996)
  • "Flying Flute" (1994)
  • "fragile connections" (2009)
  • "Freibrief für einen Traum" (1995)
  • "Glockenklangfeld" (1999)
  • "Hommage à Laszlo Moholy-Nagy" (1987–88)
  • "hommage à Schwitters" (2012)
  • "human-space-factory" (1999)
  • "Irrgärten" (2010)
  • "Klang der Stille" (2003)
  • "Klang - Farbe - Bewegung" (1988)
  • "Klanghochspannung" (1998)
  • "Klanglabyrinth" (1997)
  • "Klangwald - Lichtgestein" (1998)
  • "Klaviersammlung" (2011)
  • "La joie ivre" (2002)
  • "Les invisibles" (1996)
  • "Lissabon Projekt" (1998)
  • "memory-fragmentation" (2000)
  • "Migration pétrée" (2001)
  • "monochord" (2008)
  • "Nachts" (1994)
  • "NochDreiSekundenSchwarz" (1999)
  • "object-obstacle" (2004)
  • "Polyvision" (2009)
  • "pour B." (2007)
  • "résorption-coupure" (2000)
  • "rapprochement-éloignement" (1996)
  • "Rituale" (2004)
  • "Rojo" (2004)
  • "Salut du Mexique" (2006)
  • "Sein wirkliches Herz" (1990)
  • "Shore" (2007)
  • "Sieben Stufen" (1995)
  • "similis" (2004)
  • "Sound Scapes" (1993)
  • "SprachSchlag" (2000)
  • "TELL ME! ... a secret ..." (2007)
  • "The Metal Voice" (1991)
  • "Together" (2009)
  • "Trois structures" (2002)
  • "Über unsere Gräber" (1995)
  • "Übergänge" (1989)
  • "Unbekannte Galaxien" (1993)
  • "unreal memories" (2012)
  • "Verdichtung" (1997)
  • "Vibrations décomposées" (2002)
  • "Winternacht" (2006)
  • "Zellen-Linien" (2007)
  • "Zu Abend mein Herz" (1993)
  • "Zwei Räume" (2008)

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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