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 (the Netherlands).

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, Prix Musica Nova, ZKM Giga-Hertz, CIME ICEM and Klang!. In 2005 he received the Weimar prize. In 2013 he held a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and in 2014 a Stipend from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.

List of works[edit]

2019 - Spannungsresonanzen, radio play, 8:30 min

2018 - dark matter – avalanche, 24-channel electroacoustic composition, 14:45 min

2018 - Linien Texturen, graphic score for 4 players + 8channel fixed media sounds, 16:00 min

2018 - percussion forest, for 16 computerized percussion mallets and 24 loudspeakers, 25:00 min

2018 - moments before the eruption, for seven instruments and electronics, 18:30 min

2017 - nighttime songs from afar, sound and light installation, 40:00 min

2017 - virtual bodies, for piano and live-electronics, 13:30 min

2016 - codification-memory, for soprano, percussion, nine instruments and live-electronics, 22:00 min

2016 - periods of existence, for ten instruments, 17:30 min

2016 - Remembering Japan – part 1, 16 channel electroacoustic composition, 9:48 min CD

2016 - voice-unrooted, for soprano and electronics, 16:00 min

2016 - Pneuma(tic) Bodies, improvisation with Jill Johnson (dance) and Hans Tutschku (live-electronics)

2015 - encounter, improvisation with Vijay Iyer (piano) and Hans Tutschku (live-electronics), 29:00 min

2015 - resonating lines, for violin, violoncello, piano, percussion and electronics, 15:00 min

2015 - pressure-divided, for violoncello and 8-channel live-electronics, 18:00 min

2015 - Shadow of bells, for piano and electronics, 23:00 min

2014 - Issho ni, 16-channel electroacoustic composition, 31:00 min CD

2014 - The other side, interactive sound sculptures and photo installation

2014 - Interlaced 1, for bass clarinet and electronics, 10:15 min

2014 - collaboration, interactive sound sculpture

2014 - Still Air 3, for oboe, bass clarinet and electronics, 11:30 min

2014 - Still Air 2, for oboe and electronics, 11:30 min

2013 - under, for flute, oboe, clarinet, two violins, viola, violoncello, percussion, piano and electronics, 14:40 min

2013 - Still Air 1, for bass clarinet and electronics, 11:30 min

2012 - hommage à Schwitters, interactive sound sculpture

2012 - unreal memories, outdoor sound installation for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

2012 - clin d’oreille d’Avignon, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 10:00 min

2012 - entwurzelt, for six singers and electronics, 16:00 min

2012 - one minute for John Cage, for ensemble (as part of the Party Pieces Project) , 1:00 min

2011 - behind the light, for string quartet and electronics, 15:00 min

2011 - Klaviersammlung, 16-channel electroacoustic composition, 9:58 min CD

2010 - Irrgärten, for two pianos and live-electronics, 24:00 min

2010 - agitated slowness, 24-channel electroacoustic composition, 33.00 min

2010 - Firmament-schlaflos, 16-channel electroacoustic composition, 20.25 min CD

2009 - fragile connections, for violin, french horn and piano

2009 - TERRA INFIRMA, music for a choreography by Larissa Douglas Koch

2009 - Ailleurs-Intérieur, sound installation in three parts

2009 - Klangwald-Lichtgestein, open-air multimedia composition with sound and light projection

2009 - Polyvision, for dance, video and ensemble, 40:00 min

2008 - Zwei Räume, 24-channel electroacoustic composition, 21:00 min CD

2008 - Monochord, 2-channel electroacoustic composition, 12:14 min

2007 - Einst mit dir, for soprano, clarinet, violin and live-electronics , 13:00 min

2007 - pour B., 2-channel electroacoustic composition, 5:00 min

2007 - Dialog für zwei Instrumentalgruppen

2007 - Shore, for oboe and live-electronics, 11:20 min

2007 - Tell Me! … a secret …, interactive sound and video installation

2007 - Distance liquide, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 13:00 min CD

2007 - Zellen-Linien, for piano and live-electronics, 19:00 min

2006 - Salut du Mexique, 2-channel electroacoustic composition, 2:37 min

2006 - Winternacht, for piano, percussion and live-electronics, 13:00 min CD

2005 - Die Süsse unserer traurigen Kindheit, Music theater, 80:00 min

2004 - Similis, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 13:55 min

2004 - Rituale, 32-channel electroacoustic composition for wave field synthesis (WFS), 15:06 min

2004 - object-obstacle, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 12:29 min CD

2004 - Cinq espaces du crépuscule, for organ and live-electronics, 20:00 min

2004 - Rojo, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 15.06 min CD

2002 - La joie ivre, 2-channel electroacoustic composition, 10:24 min CD

2002 - Trois structures, for Baschet Resonators and live-electronics

2002 - Vibrations décomposées, 4-channel electroacoustic composition, 5:30 min

2002 - Cito, for french horn, piano and live-electronics

2001 - memory-fragmentation, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 11:44 min

2001 - Migration pétrée, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 13:35 min CD

2000 - SprachSchlag, for percussion and live-electronics, 14:00 min

2000 - Epexergasia-Neun Bilder, 4-channel electroacoustic composition, 12:03 min CD

2000 - résorption-coupure, 4-channel electroacoustic composition, 14:27 min

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

1999 - human-space-factory, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 11:49 min CD

1999 - Die Kirche als Klangskulptur, 16-channel sound installation

1999 - Das Bleierne Klavier, for piano and live-electronics, 12:00 min CD

1999 - Eikasia, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 12:15 min CD

1998 - Départs, for soprano, percussion, 10 instruments and electronics, 17:30 min

1998 - Lissabon Project, music for the ballet "Lissabon-Projekt"

1998 - The breath, the air, the light, (Der Atem, die Luft, das Licht) film music for Marco Gastini

1998 - extrémités lointaines, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 16:24 min CD

1997 - Verdichtung, for two choirs and electronics, 13:00 min

1996 - rapprochement-éloignement, for mezzo soprano, flute, viola and harp, 10:30 min

1996 - …erinnerung…, 4-channel electroacoustic composition, 10:10 min CD

1996 - les invisibles, 8-channel electroacoustic composition, 12:30 min CD

1996 - Flammenklang Meiningen, 16 hot air balloon engines , dancers, choir, ensemble and electronics, 60:00 min

1996 - Der unsichtbare Hörturm, open air sound installation

1995 - Freibrief für einen Traum, for soprano, flute, cello, percussion and electronics, 12:30 min

1995 - Sieben Stufen, 4-channel electroacoustic composition, 13:00 min CD

1994 - Nachts, for violoncello, bass clarinet, percussion and electronics, 15:00 min

1992 - The Metal Voice, for percussion and tape, 11:30 min

1991 - Drei Traumgesichter, for english horn and electronics, 11:30 min

1991 - Die zerschlagene Stimme, 4-channel electroacoustic composition, 10:14 min CD

1989 - Übergänge, 2-channel electroacoustic composition, 8:50 min

1989 - Sein wirkliches Herz, 2-channel electroacoustic composition, 9:10 min

1987 - Hommage à Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 2-channel electroacoustic composition , 10:51 min

1987 - Durchdringung, 2-channel electroacoustic composition, 6:40 min

Discography[edit]

  • 9 Trajectoires, a CD box by Ina GRM 2018
  • Auf Abwegen, DegeM-CD15 2017
  • Firmament, empreintes DIGITALes 2015
  • Computer Music Journal Sound Anthology
  • 30 Jahre Inventionen
  • ICMC 2009
  • CIMESP, 14th international Electroacoustic Music Contest of Sao Paulo
  • Migration, Arizona University Recordings LLC, AUR CD 3134 2007
  • Für Kommende Zeiten, Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar plays Karlheinz Stockhausen
  • DVD – 50 Jahre TU Studio Berlin
  • Klangreise, Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar (EFIM) 2004
  • Computer Music Journal, Volume 27, 2003
  • 15.+16. Tage Dresdner Tage Zeitgenössischer Musik
  • Compendium International, IMEB Bourges 2000
  • Presence II, Productions électro Productions (PeP) 2000
  • MOMENT, empreintes DIGITALes 2000
  • eXcitations, empreintes DIGITALes 2000
  • Prix Ars Electronica Linz, 1998
  • Ausbruch Aufbruch, DegeM-CD04 1998
  • Prix International Noroit – Léonce Petitot, 1998
  • electroNIquE, CD for the opening of the electronic studios at the University Singapore
  • CIMESP Sao Paulo, 1995
  • Ausbruch der Klänge, Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar in Mexico City 1994
  • Stimmen…Klänge, DegeM-CD01 1994

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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