Prof Hans Tutschku

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Harvard University, USA


Born 1966 in Weimar. Member of the “Ensemble for intuitive music Weimar” since 1982. He studied composition of electronic music at the college of music Dresden and had since 1989 the opportunity to participate in several concert cycles of Karlheinz Stockhausen to learn the art of the sound direction. He further studied 1991/92 Sonology and electroacoustic composition at the royal conservatoire in the Hague (Holland).

1994 followed a one year’s study stay at IRCAM in Paris. He taught 1995/96 as a guest professor electroacoustic composition in Weimar. 1996 he participated in composition workshops with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough. 1997-2001 he taught electroacoustic composition at IRCAM in Paris and from 2001 to 2004 at the conservatory of Montbéliard.

In May 2003 he completed a doctorate (PhD) with Professor Dr. Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham. During the spring term 2003 he was the “Edgar Varèse Gast Professor” at the TU Berlin. Since September 2004 Hans Tutschku has been working as composition professor and director of the electroacoustic studios at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA).

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


Speculations 2: Supporting Materials



Tutschku, H. 2014. Issho ni [Musical Composition]

Tutschku, H. 2014. The surrounding area - the personal space: Some spatial concepts in my works. Informatique Musicale. Fall 2014. [French Language]

Tutschku, H. 2011. Klaviersammlung [Musical Composition]

Tutschku, H. n.d. On the interpretation of multi-channel electroacoustic works on loudspeaker-orchestras: some thoughts on the GRM-Acousmonium and BEAST. [Unpublished]