Brigitta Muntendorf

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Biography

In her works, German-Austrian composer Brigitta Muntendorf creates a sound cosmos of analogue-digital expression with her often large-format music, dance theatre or 3D-sound projects. Her most recent compositions include ARCHIPEL (Ruhrtriennale/Theater der Welt/Tanz im August, 2021), a project with dance company MOUVOIR and architect Sou Fujimoto, and MELENCOLIA (Bregenzer Festspiele, 2022), a transdigital music theatre for Ensemble Modern. In 2023, she presented ORBIT – A War Series at the Biennale di Venezia, a 3D-Audio space oratorium based on Nancy Spero’s War Series about the wars against the female body for AI Voice Clones and electronics.
Muntendorf is recipient of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Composers Prize and the German GEMA German Music Authors’ Prize. In 2023, the recording of her Trilogy for two pianos was awarded with the German Record Critics’ Award. Her works are presented at international music and art festivals such as Kyoto Experiment, ULTIMA Oslo, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Munich Biennial, Hollandfestival or Festival d'Automne Paris. Her current research happens in scientific-artistic collaborations with partners such as d&b audio and S+T+ARTS / Ars Electronica. Since 2018 she is professor for composition at the HfMT Cologne and director of the Institute for Contemporary Music.

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