Malte Giesen

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Malte Giesen studied composition / computer music at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart with Marco Stroppa and Oliver Schneller, followed by further studies at the CNSM Paris with Gérard Pesson, at the HfM Berlin with Hanspeter Kyburz and electroacoustic music with Wolfgang Heiniger.

He was a fellow of the GdF MH Stuttgart, Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation and of the Foundation of the HfM Berlin, Elsa-Neumann-scholarship Berlin. He has won the German Music Competition composition 2009, the masterclass orchestral composition of the RSO Stuttgart 2012, the competition New Scenes III of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 2015, the composition prize Carl von Ossietzky the city of Oldenburg 2016 and the Stuttgart composition prize 2017.

He is teaching contemporary improvisation at the University of Music Karlsruhe and electroacoustic music at the HfM "Hanns Eisler" Berlin.

His works are being performed in Germany and abroad, among others by the RSO Stuttgart, Sonar Quartet, Quatuor Diotima, Saxophone Quartet, Ensemble Ascolta, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Mosaik, l'instant donnée, Ensemble Kuraia, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ardey saxophone quartet, Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble, SUONO MOBILE globally at various festivals, including Donaueschingen Festival, Wien Modern, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, AchtBrücken Cologne, Ars Nova Rottweil, blurred edges Hamburg, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik and ECLAT Stuttgart.


Featured Pieces

for hyperreal piano and orchestra

16 E
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)

Tu m for ensemble (2014)
Septett (2013)
Instant composition (2011)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics

Upcycling study 2 (fast forward) (2012)
8th litany for Heliogabalus (2011)
$88 or the poetry of capitalism for ensemble, solo piano, solo viola, solo soprano (2015)
88 dollars for soprano, viola and piano (2013)
8th litany for Heliogabalus (2011)
Concerto for hyperreal piano and orchestra (2018)
Die Paradoxie der Sichtbarkeit for small ensemble and electronics (2016)
Die Paradoxie der Sichtbarkeit II for small ensemble and electronics (2016)
Divertimento (modifications des surfaces) (2014)
Easy listening studies for small ensemble and tape (2015)
Endlosdisk for four players and tape (2014)
Flatrate for large ensemble with voices and sampler (2012)
Flatrate_b for large ensemble and sampler (2015)
Four mouvements and an intermezzo on dichotomies and continua for guitar quartet (2018)
Instant composition (2011)
Lowest common denominator for ensemble, electronics and live video (2017)
Mit Verlaub (gehoben, eine möglicherweise Ärger erregende Aussage einleitend) for two alto saxophones and electronics (2013)
Screening marketing research for ensemble and audience (2013)
Septett (2013)
Stilisierung, mit explosions for contrabass clarinet, percussion, viola and live-electronics (2015)
Study (...) for string trio (2012)
Surrogat/Extension for ensemble and 2 pianists (2017)
Tako Tsubo a chamber opera (2017)
Trio (with remixed surface of Beethoven) for string trio and tape (2014)
Tu m for ensemble (2014)
Tu M for ensemble and electronics (2013)
Unicorn (2012)
Unisono 3: Singer-Songwriter for guitar duo (2015)
Upcycling study 2 (fast forward) (2012)