Hans Tutschku

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Hans Tutschku was born in Weimar in 1966. Some of his first experiences with electronic music came with the “Ensemble for Intuitive Music Weimar” of which he has been a member since 1982. He studied electronic music composition at the Dresden College of Music and, starting in 1989, participated in several of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s concert cycles to learn the art of sound direction. He continued his studies in sonology and electroacoustic composition at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague (1991/92), followed by a year’s study at IRCAM in Paris (1994). In 1996 he participated in composition workshops with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough.

Hans Tutschku has taught electroacoustic composition as a guest professor in Weimar (1995/96); electroacoustic composition at IRCAM in Paris (1997–2001); and at the conservatory of Montbéliard (2001–2004). In May 2003 he completed a doctorate (PhD) with Professor Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, and during the spring term of 2003 was the “Edgard Varèse Guest Professor” at the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2004, he is the Fanny P. Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University, where he teaches composition and works as director of the electroacoustic studios.

Hans Tutschku is the winner of many international composition competitions, including: Bourges, CIMESP Sao Paulo, Hanns Eisler Prize, Prix Ars Electronica, Prix Noroit, and Prix Musica Nova. In 2005 he received the culture prize of the city of Weimar. He held a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for 2013, and a stipend from the Japan–U.S. Friendship Commission for 2014. In 2015 he received a commission from the Fromm Music Foundation.


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Discography:

Firmament – empreintes DIGITALes 2015
Computer Music Journal - Volume 36, 2012
30 years festival inventionen Berlin, DAAD, 2012
CIMESP 14th international Electroacoustic Music Contest of Sao Paulo
Musik in Deutschland 1950-2000 , Deutscher Musikrat
Migration - Arizona University Recordings LLC, AUR CD 3134 2007
"Für Kommende Zeiten" - Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar plays Karlheinz Stockhausen
DVD - 50 Years 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

Featured Pieces

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Moments before the eruption for seven instruments and electronics (2018)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


Voice unrooted for soprano and electronics (2016)
Pressure-divided for violoncello and electronics (2015)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Shadow of bells for piano and electronics (2014)

Instrument and Electronics


Moments before the eruption for seven instruments and electronics (2018)
Voice unrooted for soprano and electronics (2016)
Pressure-divided for violoncello and electronics (2015)
Shadow of bells for piano and electronics (2014)
Under for nine instruments and electronics (2013)
Still Air I for bass clarinet and electronics (2013)
Behind the Light for string quartet and electronics (2011)
Irrgärten for two pianos and live-electronics (2010)
Einst mit dir for soprano, clarinet, violin and live-electronics (2007)
Shore for oboe and live-electronics (2007)
Winternacht for piano, percussion and live-electronics (2006)
Zellen-Linien for piano and live-electronics (2006)
SprachSchlag for percussion and live-electronics (2000)
Drei Traumgesichter for english horn and electronics (1995)
Freibrief für einen Traum for soprano, flute, cello, percussion and electronics (1995)
Nachts or violoncello, bass clarinet, percussion and electronics (1994)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Under for nine instruments and electronics (2013)

Voices and Instruments


Entwurzelt for six singers and electronics (2012)
Behind the Light for string quartet and electronics (2011)
Drei Traumgesichter for english horn and electronics (1995)
Einst mit dir for soprano, clarinet, violin and live-electronics (2007)
Entwurzelt for six singers and electronics (2012)
Freibrief für einen Traum for soprano, flute, cello, percussion and electronics (1995)
Irrgärten for two pianos and live-electronics (2010)
Moments before the eruption for seven instruments and electronics (2018)
Nachts or violoncello, bass clarinet, percussion and electronics (1994)
Pressure-divided for violoncello and electronics (2015)
Shadow of bells for piano and electronics (2014)
Shore for oboe and live-electronics (2007)
SprachSchlag for percussion and live-electronics (2000)
Still Air I for bass clarinet and electronics (2013)
Under for nine instruments and electronics (2013)
Voice unrooted for soprano and electronics (2016)
Winternacht for piano, percussion and live-electronics (2006)
Zellen-Linien for piano and live-electronics (2006)