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Arnulf Herrmann

Arnulf Hermann
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Arnulf Herrmann (*1968 in Heidelberg) is a master of creating damaged and wavering textures: out-of-step rhythms, microtonal irritations, melodic deformations. In his music he often designs processes of change of previously introduced models that can be vividly traced. But laconic humour and grotesque sound worlds are also not alien to this music. He deals with a wide range of genres: his catalogue of works extends from solo pieces to chamber music, ensemble, dance, orchestra and opera. The use of new technologies documents his continuous search for ever new perspectives, tools and approaches with regard to his own work. Arnulf Herrmann has received numerous prizes and awards for his music, including a scholarship from the Villa Massimo in Rome in 2008 and one of the composer prizes from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation in 2010. From 2004 to 2014 he taught composition, instrumentation and analysis at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. In 2014 he was appointed to the professorship of composition at the HfM Saar in Saarbrücken. He lives in Berlin.